Survey management, Confidentiality and Terms and Conditions

Survey management

The survey has been developed to be part of the University’s systematic evaluation program, managed by Business Intelligence and Reporting (BIR) in consultation with the Chancellery (Research). BIR is responsible for operational aspects of the survey and for reporting of results. The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Graduate and International Research) and Deans and Associate Deans (Research Training) of administering faculties are responsible jointly for following up results and initiating discussion within schools and departments on action at local levels to respond to feedback and to improve students’ experience.


We hope you will give us a frank assessment of your research experience. Your answers are confidential and you will not be identified in any reporting. We are aware that small student numbers in some units mean that we must be sensitive to the ways data can be reported so that particular identities cannot be deduced or guessed at. Accordingly, the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Graduate and International Research) and BIR will ensure that confidentiality of information is maintained. You are asked at the end of the survey for your permission for your comments on supervision and resources to be reported to senior officers in your faculty. If you choose not to give your permission, your comments will not be distributed outside of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Graduate and International Research) and BIR. Comments on University service providers will be forwarded to the relevant manager to follow up on your suggestions and ideas.

Terms and conditions

Prizes offered!

Graduate researchers who complete the Melbourne Research Experience Survey by 6 August 2017 will be automatically entered into a draw to win one $500 or one of five $100 pre-paid Visa gift cards.

Method of entry

Entry is open to all respondents of the Melbourne Research Experience Survey. All entrants must complete the survey online.

All respondents who submit a completed survey during the ‘entry period’ will be entered into the Prize Draw unless they notify the University of Melbourne that they do not wish to participate by providing such notice with their student number to By completing the survey and not notifying the University of Melbourne that you do not wish to participate in the Prize Draw, you are deemed to accept these terms and conditions of the Prize Draw.

Duration of entry period

The entry period for inclusion in the Prize Draw is from 12:01am AEST Monday 17 July until 11:59pm AEST Sunday 6 August, 2017.

Details of prizes and prize values

The first entry drawn in the Prize Draw will receive a $500 pre-paid Visa gift card. The next five entries drawn will each win a $100 pre-paid Visa gift card. The total value of the prize pool is AUD $1,000.

Date, time and place of draw

The Prize Draw will be conducted at 11:00 am on Tuesday 8 August, 2017. All draws will be conducted at The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria. Winners will be identified through a random computer generated draw.

Publication of winner names

Winners will be notified by telephone or email. The names of winners will be published to all MRES respondents on Tuesday 8 August, 2017.

Unclaimed prize draw

If any prizes are unclaimed by 12 noon AEST Monday 30 October, 2017, an unclaimed prize draw will take place at 11:00 am on Tuesday 31 October, 2017 at the above address. The winners will be notified by telephone or email.

Please note

All decisions of the University of Melbourne in relation to the conduct of the Prize Draw are binding and conclusive and no correspondence will be entered into.

Your Personal Information as defined by the Information Privacy Act 2000 (Vic) may be collected and used and disclosed by the University of Melbourne for university and Prize Draw purposes and other incidental and associated functions and activities. By entering the Prize Draw you consent to the University of Melbourne using and disclosing any part of your personal information as set out above.

The University of Melbourne and its employees will not be liable for any claim, loss, damage, injury, cost and expense suffered, sustained or incurred (including but not limited to indirect or consequential) as a result of, arising out of, or in any way connected with the Prize Draw or your entry (or winning and use of the prize if the prize winner) and you agree to indemnify and release the University of Melbourne or it employees from all such claims made or sustained as a result of entering this Prize Draw.

The University of Melbourne reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Prize Draw including extending closing time of the Prize Draw or varying the time of the draw.

If for any reason this Prize Draw is not capable of running as planned because of infection by tampering, unauthorised intervention or any other causes beyond the control the University of Melbourne which may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Prize Draw or otherwise, the University of Melbourne reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Prize Draw subject to any applicable legislation. The University of Melbourne also reserves the right to disqualify any individual who the University of Melbourne has reason to believe has breached any of these conditions, or engaged in any unlawful or other improper misconduct calculated to jeopardise the fair and proper conduct of the Prize Draw.