Enrich Your Studies

Going to university is more than just attending lectures and completing assignments. Explore all the opportunities available to you as a University of Melbourne Biomedicine student and make the most of your academic experience.

Our renewed approach to student life focuses on a series of key commitments to our undergraduate students. This means you will:

  • Be assisted and guided through your transition to university, especially in your first semester
  • Develop a connection and sense of belonging with your peers and the wider University community
  • Have access to a network of advisors and mentors for personalised advice to ensure you make the most of your study and engagement opportunities
  • Have a transformative experience intellectually as well as personally, through excellent and challenging teaching and learning
  • Become active in responding to the needs of the local and global community through volunteering, service and social entrepreneurship
  • Be recognised for your individual and group achievements over the course of your degree.
  • New initiatives are already underway, which we will continue to develop and implement throughout 2020-21 to support these commitments.

Clubs and Societies

Clubs can be an integral part of your student experience and a great way to meet like- minded people. There are more than 200 to choose from, so you’re guaranteed to find one that interests you. The Biomedicine Students’ Society is one of the most active on campus. You can get involved in academic and social activities designed to complement your studies and help you form friendships across all year levels. Take advantage of senior student mentorship, attend free BBQs and film screenings, join an academic study group or make unforgettable memories at the annual Biomed Camp.

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Undergraduate research opportunities program (UROP)

UROP is a casual employment scheme designed to give you an early opportunity to experience life in a research laboratory and get an insight into careers in biomedical research. You’ll undertake a project in a biomedical research laboratory alongside other research staff and students in the team, supervised by a research scientist in a mentoring role.

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Leadership and networking

Employers love to see leadership experience on your resume – and we love to help you get it! Lead a student group, direct a play, mentor a younger student or take a leadership role in the Biomedicine Students’ Society.

Rural volunteering program

If you receive the Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship, you’ll have the chance to participate in the Rural Volunteering Program. You’ll travel with a fellow student to a small rural or regional town where you’ll take part in a range of volunteering activities and community projects.

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Global opportunities

Study abroad and exchange helps you explore the world, expand your cultural horizons and experience biomedicine in an international context among students and academics from around the world. The University has partnerships with some of the top universities in the world, enabling you to contribute overseas as well as in Australia.

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