During your degree, we encourage you to participate in as many experiences as possible that will expand your academic achievements, develop your personal and professional skills, and provide chances for you to apply your knowledge and extend your learning beyond the classroom.
In the job market today, employers value graduates who are well-rounded, flexible, multi-skilled and knowledgeable. They seek graduates who have transferrable skills to complement their excellent academic results, and who can contribute to their goals in varied ways.
While you are studying with us, why not take advantage of the many opportunities available for you to get involved with programs that will extend your learning opportunities, connect you to communities, and enhance your employability? Some options are listed below.
In2science - peer mentoring in schools
Are you passionate about science and maths?
In2science places university science, technology, engineering and maths students as volunteer mentors in year 8 and 9 classes at low socioeconomic schools. Mentors work as role models to encourage high school students to relate science and maths to their real lives and interests.
As a mentor you will develop your communication skills, enhance your resume, get a taste for the science/maths classroom and encourage the next generation of science students!
For more information, please email In2Science.
Our Science Ambassadors are current students in the Faculty of Science from across many different disciplines; they volunteer their time to help with a range of future student, alumni and current student activities.
Some examples of activities that our ambassadors have participated in are:
- Volunteered at Open Day and Faculty of Science science information sessions
- Talked to potential students about the Faculty
- Participated in activities for current students
- Been profiled for publications such as the Faculty website, online newsletters and print publications.
Science Student Ambassadors receive training and opportunities for development in public speaking, leadership and communication skills. It's also a great way to meet other enthusiastic science students!
Faculty of Science students who have completed a minimum of one Semester of study are eligible to apply, and recruitment for Ambassadors occurs in October every year.
Science Delivery is a hands-on opportunity to share your passion for science with high school students across Victoria.
You will be trained to present exciting shows, interactive workshops and share your science story to encourage school students to continue their science journey.
From 2022, Melbourne Plus will recognise your involvement in a range of activities that build your skills in areas such as leadership, community engagement, sustainability and innovation. Melbourne Plus is designed around completing capability-growing activities and being recognised for your development with a digital credential that can be seen by your networks.
More volunteering and leadership opportunities
- Equity and student engagement initiatives - the University's number one place for helping students find community and University-based experiences
- Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) - a scheme designed to give undergraduate students an early opportunity to experience real life in a research laboratory and gain insight into careers in biomedical research
- MULT20012 Community Volunteering for Change - This subject gives students the opportunity to broaden their academic experience by getting involved in community volunteering projects and work placements. This subject is available as breadth for BSc students