The Student Support Team wants to help you succeed in your studies. The University has several services to help you with your studies and many of these are located at Stop 1, the home of student services. However, if you are not sure how to proceed or just want some general advice please come and meet with us. We can chat about how your studies are progressing and if there is anything you need assistance with, we can help you identify which support services might benefit you and help with organising appointments.
Get in touch with the Health Hub via the webform below or visit the Health Hub counter on Level 1 of the Brownless Biomedical Library.
At a basic level we encourage everyone to engage with the support available at Stop 1 and:
- Attend all lectures in person for the best learning experience
- Take advantage of all resources available in the LMS
- Meet with subject coordinators for clarification on any confusing content
- Engage with your student societies and any study groups they coordinate
- Talk to someone if you start to fall behind
- Be aware of the census dates for all enrolled subjects
- Maintain a healthy balance of study and life
The University has several services designed to support student wellbeing as well as policies and procedures to support students whose wellbeing is impacted by short-term and/or long-term circumstances.
Ask questions about your study plan, enrolling and/or withdrawing from subjects, getting a requisite waiver, taking a leave of absence, reducing your study load and more..
If circumstances have affected your ability to complete an assessment task on time, you may be eligible for an assignment extension.
- Extensions information: http://ask.unimelb.edu.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/5667
- Extensions Policy: https://policy.unimelb.edu.au/MPF1326#section-4.37
- SPECIAL CONSIDERATION
Special Consideration is for circumstances that significantly impact your studies. There are different types of Special Consideration for short term and ongoing circumstances. Registering for ongoing assistance may be recommended if you have a disability, are an elite athlete, suffer a chronic health condition, hold carer responsibilities etc.
- Special consideration information: http://students.unimelb.edu.au/admin/special
- SEDS Information (ongoing circumstances): http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/students
- Special consideration policy: https://policy.unimelb.edu.au/MPF1326#section-4.310
- STUDY SKILLS
Academic Skills have several online resources to help students develop effective study, communication and research skills. You can also attend seminars or make one-on-one appointments with their advisors for further assistance.
- HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Your physical and mental health plays a strong role in your academic success. Located at 138 Cardigan Street in Carlton are a range of health services including GPs and counsellors. Students with a current Medicare card are bulk-billed. International students are required to bring cards/information relating to their medical insurance.
- SAFER COMMUNITIES
Everyone has a right to feel safe on campus. If you experience or witness any behaviour of concern, the Safer Community Program wants to hear from you.
- Safer Community Program: http://safercommunity.unimelb.edu.au/
- CAREERS SERVICE
If you are not sure what careers are available to you when you graduate, having a careers consultation can give you a goal to work towards. Other services include an on-campus job program, advice on writing job applications, interview preparation and more.
- Plan My Future: http://students.unimelb.edu.au/future
- KEEPING A BALANCE
Getting involved in university life is a great way to balance out your studies, meet new people and maintain your mental health! Between the selection of student clubs and societies you could join, the sporting clubs, theatre, public lectures, galleries, concerts and more, there is sure to be something for you!
- Get involved: http://students.unimelb.edu.au/involved
- MDHS affiliated clubs and societies: http://mdhs.unimelb.edu.au/study/current-students/student-enrichment#clubs-and-societies