Congratulations and welcome! You've received an offer to study with us, and you're probably wondering what the next steps are. Here we'll try to answer all your questions about the exciting journey you'll soon be embarking on.
Ana Leitão, Doctor of Philosophy (Science)
"What I love about research in science is that you are constantly learning something new, just by being curious and posing questions to answer hypotheses, discussing with your peers or even just reading your colleagues’ work."
Your Orientation activities
Graduate Welcome with student Q&A Panel
Thursday 30 July, 10am - 11:30am
To give you the best possible start to your degree, we highly recommend that you come and hear from Associate Dean of Graduate Programs - Andy Martin at the Faculty of Science Graduate Welcome. Learn about what to expect as a graduate student within the Faculty of Science and hear from current graduate students about their experiences!
Course Orientation sessions
Happening throughout the week
Every graduate course has its own individual orientation session, make sure to check out yours to get all the specific information or training necessary for your degree.
Date and time
Tue 28 July, 9am - 4pm
Graduate Environmental Programs
Tue 28 July - 1pm - 2:30pm
Ecosystems & Forest Sciences Programs
Thu 30 July, 4pm - 5pm
Wed 29 July, 3pm - 4:30pm
Thu 30 July, 12pm - 1pm
Thu 30 July, 12:15pm - 3:15pm
Thu 30 July, 11:45 - 12:45pm
Thu 30 July, 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Wed 29 July, 1pm - 2:30pm
Thu 16 July, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Thu 30 July, 11:45 - 12:45pm
Mon 27 July, 2pm - 3pm
Fri 31 July, 2pm - 2:30pm
University services and opportunities
Get to know what is available to you and where to go for help!
Thu 30 July
Academic Skills: Transitioning to graduate studies
Spend the hour hearing from the Academic Skills team's teachers and learn about the fantastic resources their team has to offer.
Mindfulness with Counselling and Psychological Services
Join together in a brief guided mindfulness exercise and learn more about the free health and wellbeing services available to you at university.
Introduction to Library Services with Q&A
Hear about important information designed for science graduate students who are new to research at UniMelb from your librarians working in the Science and Engineering library team.
Getting an Internship
Come along to this information session to find out more about how to get academic credit for completing an internship.
Thu 31 July
Learn about how GSA can represent you, the Grad group, their social engagement, as well as the academic and transition to work support they offer!
Research Projects in Graduate Science
If you're studying the Master of Science in any discipline, then you'll be required to complete a research project as part of your degree. Make sure to attend this information session to hear about how it's structured, the assessment involved and important enrolment details.
Make sure you're ready to start
Accepting your offer
Here’s a handy checklist to work through, to make sure you’ve taken care of administrative tasks including getting your student card, accessing your student email, and accessing the LMS.
Planning your course
To explore your subject options and understand the course structure, find your course in the University of Melbourne Handbook. The Handbook is the University’s official source of course and subject information.
Semester 2 Orientation: 27 – 31 July
Semester 2, 2020: 3 August – 1 November
Important note: Some of our courses start on dates other than those above. Please check your letter of offer for your course’s start.
Want to get to know your campus better? Download the app ‘GooseChase’ search for Science Faculty – Virtual Tour and complete some fun missions!
Further information for your studies
If you have any questions about your offer or enrolment, or anything about student services, contact Stop 1 team for support. You can also check out FAQs on ask.unimelb to see if your question has already been answered.
For help with health, welfare, careers, IT support and more, the Student Services Directory will connect you with the right person. Remember that the university offers free psychology services for all students, which you can access at any time.
Check out the Academic Skills workshops and arrange individual tutorials where they will provide resources to help you succeed in your studies. They can help with skills like essay writing, preparing for exams or oral presentations, or even just managing time better.
Need some help in developing your English language skills? Take the Diagnostic English Language Assessment (DELA) when commencing studies and assess your strengths and weaknesses in reading, writing and listening. For further support apply to be a part of the Graduate Science Academic English Tutorial; a free face-to-face program for graduate students to develop their language skills among fellow science students.
Important pages for you
The Learning Management System (LMS) provides a secure environment for online teaching and learning, with access to subject materials, schedules, lecture notes and recordings, and tutorial questions. You will also access assessment information through the LMS.
My.unimelb is used to access the University Library and the LMS, as well as to manage enrolment, view your results, check announcements and book advisor appointments.
- Clubs and societies
You may be eligible for scholarships and not even know. Check out the Find the Right Scholarship search and see!
Stay in touch
You’ll receive the monthly GradSc_News e-newsletter, which will keep you up to date with opportunities and important news for graduate science students. The Science Student News Facebook is full of information about upcoming events, current news, and job and scholarship listings.