The Health Hub centralises services common to current and prospective students across the schools of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.
The Student Experience team is the face of the Health Hub. We are here to help you with research pathways advising, transition into first year undergraduate degrees, pre-placement compliance and more! We work alongside the Faculty’s Admissions, Research Higher Degree and Experiential Learning teams to give you the most up-to-date information on all things MDHS!
Our Student Experience team is divided in two main areas:
Our Student Support Officers can help you with:
Research Pathways Advice
Nobody knows MDHS Honours and graduate research entry requirements better than the Health Hub. Talk to us about your research study plans early and we can help you stay on track to achieve your goals. Besides Biomedicine and Psychology Honours, we advise on the Master of Biomedical Science and major graduate research programs such as the Doctor of Philosophy and the Master of Philosophy.
Specialist Cohort Support
At the Health Hub, we support Chancellor’s Scholars students and have a dedicated Indigenous Student Support Officer on the team. We are well versed in graduate entry requirements for your cohorts and initiatives for current students.
Student Society Enrichment
One of the things we love to do is enrich student experience. We often do this by facilitating academic enrichment and social events run by your student societies. Study/life balance is important so get involved!
Student Life in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences consists of the Melbourne Peer Mentor Program and Academic Advising at Melbourne. These programs give you access to social and academic connections, to ease the transition to University life and provide guidance and support in your journey at the University of Melbourne.
Professor Jane Gunn, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences provides a welcome to the faculty.
Meet The Team
Alicia Freeman, Program Officer
Hello, my name is Alicia, my pronouns are she/her and I'm one of the Program Officers for MDHS Student Life. I started working at the University of Melbourne in 2017 and have been working in the Student Life space since March 2020. I'm super passionate the student experience! I love creating meaningful training and resources for our mentors and mentees and discussing how to get the most out of your university experience!
Talk to me about…
How you're tracking with uni, the range of services available to you, any ideas that you have for some resources to help make your uni life a bit smoother, what anime you're watching and what books you're reading!
Alice Campbell, Program Officer
Hi! I'm Alice, my pronouns are she/her and I'm a Program Officer in the MDHS Student Life Team. I started in this role in June 2021. I am most passionate about creating engaging events for students. These can range anywhere from a social event to an alumni networking event. I am always looking for new ideas and ways to involve students in the planning process of events, so I can hear firsthand about what events are of interest in our faculty and what activities will be most worthwhile and beneficial.
Talk to me about…
Events!! Any ideas you have about events you want to see happen in our faculty please get in touch. Or if you have attended an event recently that you really enjoyed I'd love to hear about it.
Maddison McHugh, Program Officer
Hi, my name is Maddison and my pronouns are she/her. I joined the University of Melbourne at the end of 2021 as a Program Officer in the MDHS Student Life team. I am passionate about ensuring you have the best university experience possible. I help make that happen by creating fun and meaningful online content and communication that supports you throughout your journey.
Talk to me about…
Student Life programs and what is going on within the faculty! I’d love to hear if there is anything you’d like to know more about, if you have any ideas for new content or if there is anything we can do to further support you during your studies.
Rachel Lim, Peer Mentor Leader
Hey everyone! My name is Rachel and I am currently in my first year of Medicine here at Unimelb. I’ve just taken on the role of peer mentor leader at the start of this year and have been loving it so far.
As an interstate student who was new to Melbourne back in my first year of biomed, I definitely empathised that the first step into university can seem daunting and challenging. Hence, I love that the program offers the chance to build a strong peer network and a safe space for us to share our experiences and discuss various concerns and challenges we might be facing.
I would definitely encourage anyone interested in becoming a peer mentor or peer leader to go for it as it’s a great way to support new students and form friendships across year levels, as well as be able to share about the amazing opportunities and events that might be happening around uni.
Patrick Tellefson, Peer Mentor Leader
I’m Patrick, one of the peer leaders, and I’m currently in my final year of the Bachelor of Biomedicine and Diploma of Languages. I was a mentor in 2020 and enjoyed being able to help new students in what can feel like a daunting time as they transition to Uni life.
As a peer leader, I’m not only able to work flexibly around my timetable, but I’m also part of a fun team that delivers exciting programs for my peers.
We are located on Level 1 of the Brownless Biomedical Library and available for drop in visits from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday. You can also contact us by phone or email if you are not on campus. We look forward to speaking with you soon!
Address: Level 1, Brownless Biomedical Library
Parkville Campus, Building 182
Phone: +61 3 8344 5807 (option 3)