During your studies at the University of Melbourne, you'll be asked to think, write and demonstrate your knowledge in new and challenging ways. You might even need to develop a whole new scientific or technical vocabulary.
If any of this sounds a little daunting, that's normal. Don't worry – you won't have to do it alone. The friendly team at Academic Skills can support you to gain these new skills and build effective study techniques. They offer a variety of workshops and individual tutorials that will help you succeed right through your degree.
To book an Individual Tutorial Appointment or attend a workshop, visit Stop 1 or call 13MELB.
Visit the Academic Skills website for further information:
Achieve my academic goals
What are your academic goals? From excellent grades to studying overseas, this website can help you give yourself the best possible chance to achieve them. You'll find a broad range of resources designed to help you:
- develop your study skills
- hone your communication skills
- deepen your research skills
- discover research, study and activity spaces
- extend your learning
- see an advisor and access support
Prepared to thrive at the University of Melbourne? The Academic Interactive Resources portal provides everything you need to know to “take off” in your course. It includes interactive exercises, writing tasks, online modules and handy advice to help you:
- develop graduate standard academic writing
- connect to the university community
- transition through the different phases of your course
- manage any international movement
- organise your study in a strategic way
- maintain a healthy study-life balance
These resources are especially helpful for new students, international students and students from non-English speaking backgrounds.
Your student card is automatically programmed to give you access to the University’s main libraries, some study spaces and computer labs:
- Baillieu library
- Brownless Biomedical library
- Eastern Resource Centre (ERC) library
- Architecture Building and Planning (ABP) library
- Giblin Eunson library
Graduate students are also automatically granted access to the Graduate Centre in the 1888 building. That includes after-hours access.
Except for the Postgraduate Lounge, you won’t need to swipe your card to access spaces during normal working hours – Monday to Friday, 7am to 7pm.
Depending on when you enrolled, your access will be activated from the end of week one, the end of week two or around a week after the census date.
What spaces in Engineering do I have access to?
As well as all of the above, postgraduate students have access to the following spaces Monday through to Sunday from 7am to 1am:
Access to the Postgraduate Lounge is via Grattan Street or the Engineering Courtyard
Access to the Postgraduate PC lab, room 102
Access to the study lounges, Design Studios 9 & 10 and 4 syndicate rooms
Booking study spaces
There are three bookable meeting rooms available in the masters by coursework student meeting rooms. They are G78, G79 and G80 in Old Engineering Nth, Ground Floor
G78 and G79 are located in the middle of the space next to each. G80 is specifically for teleconference meetings. You can find it towards the back of the space.
You can make a booking with your student Gmail account. Outside the door of each room there’s a tablet to advise you when the room is booked, vacant and what upcoming meetings are scheduled.
Please note the following conditions surrounding the use of these meeting rooms:
- Meeting Rooms are to be booked at all times (see booking instructions below).
- No walk-ins (if your booking is not displayed on the tablet you may be asked to vacate the room).
- Meeting rooms are not for individual or group study or discussions.
- Be mindful of your allocated time and do not run over your allocated time.
- Rooms are to be kept clean at all times and no furniture is to be removed from rooms.
For sake of fairness, we ask that you please respect and follow these conditions so that everyone can enjoy the rooms. Delegated MSE student clubs, student societies and staff will help you use the space during the first several months it’s open.
* The management may change conditions surrounding the use of these meeting rooms may change at any time, at their discretion.
- Sign into the student portal.
- Go to Gmail (click on new emails button).
- Once it loads, click on the Apps (3x3 squares) button up the top right and open the Calendar app.
- Click the “Create” button on the top left.
- Use the “Guests” and “Rooms” buttons on the side to invite guests to your meeting and to choose a room.
- Fill in the rest of the form and create the event.
- You should be able to see the booking appear on the tablet for the room booked.
Building access questions and answers
How do I get after-hours access to an Engineering space?
If you successfully enrolled prior to the first day of semester, access to Engineering spaces is programmed directly to your student card from the end of the first week of semester. If you enrolled after the first day of semester your card will be programmed by the end of week two.
How do I get access to a specific lab or room?
If you require specialty access (such as to the DnB lab, the Software Eng space and other research labs for capstone) your subject coordinator will arrange this to occur automatically after week three, so you don’t need to request access.
How do I get access to a specific lab or room in another Faculty?
If you need access to a specific lab or room that is in another Faculty, your lecturer will let you know. You can organise access through the other Faculty or department.
I am a graduate researcher and need access to a specific lab/room.
Contact your supervisor – they will be able to help you organise access.
Student ID cards
You will need to obtain a new card if you have changed your name, or if your card is:
Please refer to ASK unimelb to find out how.