All Faculty of Science students who complete their degree automatically obtain alumni status, and immediately gain access to numerous valuable tools as listed below. A full catalogue can be found at the University's Alumni and friends site.
Career development and support
Also, look out for details of alumni careers events throughout the year.
Improve your health and wellbeing
Alumni receive discounts on a range of services to help you stay fit and healthy, including the University EyeCare Clinic, the Melbourne Dental Clinic, the University Audiology Clinic and Melbourne University Sport.
Access to online journals and library services
As a graduate, you can subscribe to a range of popular online databases that cover a wide range of topics. Whether you're after further study, researching a job, or simply curious, our online journals provide a wealth of information. For more information, visit Library eJournals.
Alumni and Friends website
Use Alumni and friends to stay connected to the University of Melbourne and your fellow alumni. Keep your contact details relevant, maintain your personal profile and RSVP to alumni events.
You might also be interested in:
- Using our venue hire service, or
- Obtaining replacement copies of your academic statements such as testamurs and transcripts.
For further information about alumni benefits, please visit the Alumni and Friends page
The Faculty's alumni events supplement the wide range of public engagement events.
You will have access to various events and activities throughout the year.
Please visit the Faculty alumni events page for more details
Alumni reunions offer the chance to renew friendships, share memories, reconnect with your University and to celebrate success.
Share your inspirational stories, catch up with friends and staff, and hear more about the latest Faculty of Science projects in your community and beyond.
Reunions provide you with a unique chance to network with fellow alumni who've shared similar experiences, and they help you to maintain those long-lasting bonds formed during your time at the University of Melbourne.
Organising your own reunion
The Faculty organises periodic key cohort reunions, but we can also provide assistance with your own reunion.
Please contact Karl Brown, Faculty of Science Alumni Relations Manager, or call +61 3 8344 9366 to find out more.
Science Chancellor's Scholars Mentoring Program
Would you like to use your skills and experience to help a student get a head-start in their career?
The Science Chancellor's Mentoring Program matches high-achieving undergraduate students with mentors from our alumni community. Mentoring provides these students with tailored professional development opportunities while studying and ensures that tomorrow’s leaders are given the very best start in life.
The students within this mentoring program are third-year Bachelor of Science students, across a range of Science majors.
We welcome alumni mentors from across the University who are in established careers with a wealth of professional experience, who can provide guidance on professional development, industry insights and open the door to networking opportunities to help the Chancellor’s Scholars to achieve their career aspirations. Your personal experience of career success is invaluable to our students.
The mentoring program will run in semester two, between July and October, and is flexible to fit your situation. Students are encouraged to take the lead in initiating plans for meetings, and we recommend that mentors and mentees have at least three face to face meetings throughout the program, but each pair may agree on mentoring plans which suit their needs and availability.
Mentors are given the opportunity to specify a range of preferences including personal attributes and study areas. As a mentor you will also have the opportunity to network with staff and students, and you will also receive training and program support.
Fantastic opportunity to gain access to the inner workings of a field. Invaluable experience for all students.Ariel Simon (Bachelor of Science)
The 2016 program is now underway. If you are interested in becoming a mentor in the future, please contact us.
Volunteers play a crucial role in the education we provide to our students. Not only can you pass on specific knowledge to current students, but you can also promote a career in science to prospective students too.
You can support our educational activities in many ways - offering employment opportunities, volunteering your time as a speaker, and participating on committees or advisory boards are just a few examples.
If you're interested in these opportunities and feel that you would like to contribute your skills or expertise in any way, please contact Karl Brown, Alumni Relations Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or call +61 3 8344 9366
Internships, work placements and industry projects provide students with the opportunity to integrate the academic knowledge and skills they have developed in their program with genuine workplace experience. In addition to developing employability skills and attributes, students improve their knowledge of how science and technology is applied in different organisations, experience a workplace culture first-hand and explore potential career pathways.
Placements vary in length and can be offered locally or internationally. Opportunities are available for students in:
If you would like to host a student in your organisation or discuss a potential student industry project partnership please contact Fiona Simpson, Careers and Industry Consultant, email@example.com or call +61 3 9035 9522
You can also give back to the Faculty by making a gift to the Campaign for the University of Melbourne, supporting our fundraising priorities.
Philanthropic gifts enable us to continue our tradition of teaching and research excellence by funding scholarships for students and supporting the world-class work of our researchers.
We are happy to discuss with you, in complete confidentiality, how your gift can have the greatest impact; and to explore strategic, tax efficient ways to provide gifts to Science. Find out more about how to support Science at the University of Melbourne