Enrich Your Studies

Enhance your university experience by learning more about student societies and clubs, academic skills and studying abroad.

  • Student societies and clubs

    Student societies are a way to find and follow any extra curricula interests, and a great place to make new friends. Studies have shown that students involved in clubs and societies perform better academically than those who are not. The University has over 300 clubs and societies, in which students can experience and participate in areas including sport, politics, the arts and even food.

    Student societies run social activities, career networks, tutorials, and many other activities and programs to assist in your overall student experience. Membership of a student society is usually based on enrolment in a course or subject, but there are also societies that are open to any University of Melbourne student.

    Check out the list of clubs and societies on the Student Union website.
    Check out all the Melbourne University Sport clubs on their website.

    For Bachelor or Biomedicine students - connect with the Biomedicine Student Society by liking Biomed Bear on Facebook.

    Diversity and participation is key to the learning experience. You should consider developing your extra-curricular activities by joining or even starting a club.

  • Academic Skills

    Studying at university requires you to think, write and demonstrate your knowledge in new and challenging ways. You are required to complete more independent learning, and you will need new skills to manage your study, personal and work commitments. English might be your second language, or you might have to learn new scientific or technical vocabulary.

    The Academic Skills team is here to assist students to develop these new skills. There is support available through workshops and individual tutorials that will help you succeed in your degree.

    You can make an appointment to see an Academic Skills Adviser through the Student Advising System, or view the various services provided by Academic Skills.


    The Academic Interactive Resources portal (AIRport) provides everything you need to know to "take off" in your course! Interactive exercises, writing tasks and specific subject help are all available.

  • Study Abroad and Exchange - Global Mobility

    As part of your studies at the University of Melbourne, we encourage you to undertake part of your degree overseas. By taking part in an exchange or study abroad program you can immerse yourself in a different social, cultural and intellectual milieu, with the chance to add an international perspective to your studies.

    There are a number of ways you can do this. You may study overseas either as an 'exchange' student or a 'study abroad' student. With an approved study plan, either program can provide you with credit or fulfil academic requirements. There is also a wide variety of funding available to assist you with your plans for overseas study.

    The University grants over 1000 Melbourne Global Scholars Awards per year. The scholarships, with a value of up to $2500 are awarded to eligible students to support their participation in Study Abroad or Exchange programs in their second or third year of undergraduate study.

    To find out more, including opportunities available to current students, please visit Melbourne Global Mobility

    Exchange application due dates

    Semester 1, 2017: Applications are due Sunday 29 May 2016

  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

    What is UROP?

    The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) is a casual employment scheme designed to give undergraduate students an early opportunity to experience life in a research laboratory and gain insight into careers in biomedical research.

    Students undertake a project within the research program of a biomedical research laboratory. They are supervised by a research scientist in a mentoring role and work alongside other research staff and students in the team.  A wide variety of projects are available in a broad range of organisations. Students successful in obtaining entry to UROP are matched to projects complementary to their studies, so they can practise the knowledge and skills obtained in undergraduate science-based courses.  However, UROP is not a formal part of undergraduate coursework and entry to the scheme is highly competitive.

    The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program is administered across Victorian institutions by Biomedical Research Victoria, from where more information is available, including application instructions: http://biomedvic.org.au/urop/