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Student IT can help you access the wireless network on campus; access computers and printing, link you to study tools and book study spaces. Student IT also have helpdesk staff located on the ground floor of the Baillieu Library with staff who can assist you. If you can't make it to the library in person, you can live chat with the IT support team online during helpdesk hours.
Online courses and workshops
Research platform services
Provides access to researchers, expertise and education to research communities, and access to discipline specific tools and training.
23 Research Things
This online learning programme for university staff and graduate researchers, showcases a range of digital tools that can support your research activity; from data and reference management tools, statistical analysis software and text mining to visualising your data and managing the impact of your research.
The Research Bazaar
Virtual research community promoting next generation digital research skills. Connects your with research tools, workshops, expertise and communities.
The University’s LibGuides provide useful information about research in specific disciplines as well as more general guides to particular aspects of research and suggestions for useful tools.
Check your student email account regularly – at least weekly. This is how the University will correspond with you.
Check students.unimelb regularly for information about what's happening on campus and links to useful resources.
Use my.unimelb as your central tool for updating your personal details, managing your enrolment, getting results, accessing announcements and much more.
GSA graduate researcher network
The Graduate Researcher Network is a SSAF-funded program designed to help graduate researchers succeed in their candidature while building new friendships and connections across disciplines.
Graduate school bulletins
Your graduate school will also have a regular bulletin or way of communicating important news. Talk to your supervisors and check with your school about how to subscribe.
Shortly after you start, you will be subscribed to the University’s Opportunities for Graduate Researchers magazine. This will alert you to research funding and professional development opportunities available on this international database.
Student Union newsletter
Keep up to date with the Student Union. Subscribe in the footer of their website.
Social media directory
Browse the University's social media directory to connect with more clubs, services and student groups.
The thesis whisperer
Blog with contributors from around the world, dedicated to providing graduate researchers with helpful advice and information about theses.
Blog designed to inform University of Melbourne researchers about news, resources and services from the University Library.
Find out about applying for new scholarships, as well as how to meet requirements if you're a current recipient.
Graduate school scholarships
Your graduate school may also provide travel scholarships and support to attend conferences and undertake fieldwork. Talk to your supervisor or graduate school administrator for more information.
Student Services and Amenities Fee
The University of Melbourne charges a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) which is used to fund student services and amenities. SSAF fees for graduate researchers are based on overall load for the calendar year.
Eligible students may defer the payment of their SSAF fee by applying for SA-HELP assistance.
Helps you collect and curate research material, improving organisation and citation.
Evidence of enrolment for graduate researchers
Currently enrolled graduate research students can request an Evidence of Enrolment letter, an official academic statement outlining the course(s) you are enrolled in at the University of Melbourne. The evidence of enrolment statement is provided on request and is free of charge for graduate research students.
As a student, you have access to a range of support services available to you, including medical care, counselling, legal counsel and much more.