Enrichment activities

View all the exciting enrichment activities relating to the Graduate coursework program

  • Graduate Coursework Colloquium

    Date: Saturday 9 April, 2016

    The Graduate Coursework Colloquium is designed to showcase the work and interests of graduate students in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Melbourne School of Government. It brings students together from across the Faculty's 18 graduate programs for a day of collaboration and inspiration. It brings students together from across the Faculty's 18 graduate programs for a day of collaboration and inspiration. You'll also get to hear from featured Alumni speakers during the keynote panel discussion. The theme for the 2016 Colloquium is Create - Relate - Experience.

    The Colloquium takes place on Saturday 9 April. Find out more, stay up to date, view the program once published, and register to attend on the 2016 Coursework Colloquium blog.

  • Graduate Community Mentoring

    The Graduate Community Mentoring program is a chance for graduate students to drop in and chat to students in the know. Our trained mentors are able to help with everything from advice on completing your assessment on time to (opinions upon!) where the best coffee on campus is made. Mentors come from a range of graduate coursework programs in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Melbourne School of Government. Drop-in Graduate Community Mentoring is held in the Reading Room and Student Seminar Room (rooms 219 and 220) upstairs in Old Arts (Building 149).

    Drop-in mentoring sessions are currently scheduled for the following dates and times (there is no need to RSVP):

    • Wednesday 16 March 1 - 4pm
    • Wednesday 13 April, 2 - 4pm
    • Wednesday 4 May, 2 - 4pm
  • Graduate Ambassador Program

    The Faculty of Arts Graduate Ambassador Program is open to Masters by Coursework students who are interested in sharing their experiences and providing leadership to prospective and current students and representing the Faculty of Arts.

    The program is designed to assist the Faculty of Arts in promoting its programs and in building strong student and alumni communities. The Ambassadors will be a group of dedicated current students, with a passion for their program. Current graduate coursework students may apply to participate in one of two Graduate Ambassador Streams: External Relations or Current Students.

    Please note: Applications close at 11.59pm Sunday 19 June 2016.

    More information

    For more information and to view the selection criteria please download the position description. Please note, it is essential that applicants consult the position description to learn more about the selection criteria which they need to address in the application.

    Download the position description

    Apply online

  • Research Tools Speed Dating

    Do you ever feel like the right research tool is out there, but you haven't met yet? Are you just not sure where to start looking? Research Tools Speed Dating is an event that allows you to encounter a number of different research tools and to sign up for further training should you wish. Research Tools Speed Dating is brought to you collaboratively by the Faculty of Arts and ITS Research Platforms.

    The next Research Tools Speed Dating is scheduled to take place on Thursday 4 August 2016 from 1 - 3pm in Arts Hall, Old Arts (Building 149).

    Register now

  • Academic Skills Intensives

    Twice a year, Academic Skills run an intensive Saturday workshop for coursework students in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Melbourne School of Government. This intensive day-long program offers new students an introduction to academic expectations for graduate coursework students, and is also a study skills refresher for those part way through their studies. The program includes modules on study skills for graduate students, effective reading strategies, critical thinking, postgraduate writing and library research skills.

    Dates for Academic Skills intensives will be advertised throughout the year. To register for this and other Academic Skills events and workshops, please visit the Academic Skills Enrol in a workshop web page.

  • Diploma in Languages

    If you want to make language a feature of your study you can undertake a Diploma of Languages concurrently with your Masters degree. On completion of the Diploma you will have acquired a mastery of the oral, writing and reading skills and have gained a basic understanding of selected aspects of the culture and society associated with the language. For more information please see the Diploma in Languages web page.

  • Arts Graduate Academic Language Program

    The Arts Graduate Academic Language Program takes place over 8 weeks and is designed to develop your academic English and study skills, with a focus on advanced writing and speaking skills. It is of particular relevance to students for whom English is a second language. There is no cost associated with this program.Students enrolled in this program will develop their skills in:

    • time management
    • effective, critical reading
    • active listening and note-taking in lectures
    • writing for specific genres, including research essays, literature reviews, workplace texts and reflective writing
    • peer editing
    • building academic vocabulary
    • tutorial participation
    • group-work

    Expressions of interest for this competitive entry program have closed for Semester One, 2016. Expressions of interest for the Semester Two program will open in July 2016.

  • Speech-Making Training

    Run twice a year, this program introduces you to the fundamentals of stylistic, persuasive, powerful speechwriting and public speaking delivery. Facilitated by speechmaking author and expert Dennis Glover. Attend this program to augment your presentation skills and learn the art of sophisticated argument formation.

    This program will be offered next in May 2016. Further details and the registration form will be available here from April 2016.

  • Job Search Intensives

    Four times a year, the Melbourne Career Centre collaborates with the Faculty of Arts in order to deliver two-day job search intensives for students nearing the end of their degrees.

    The program covers:

    • Job seeking strategies, including how to use the hidden job market
    • Networking for information, contacts and opportunities
    • Preparing job applications including resumes, cover letters and selection criteria documents
    • 'Creating an online presence' using LinkedIn and other online platforms
    • Preparing for interviews, including a practice session
    • As numbers are limited, please book only if you are committed to attending
  • Wellness Day

    Student Wellness Week takes place across campus in August each year. As part of Wellness Week, the Faculty of Arts turns Arts Hall, Old Arts into a wellness space for one day. Come along and relax on a beanbag; participate in guided meditation, yoga, or dancing; and learn about wellness resources available across The University of Melbourne.

    Further details and the registration form will be available here from July 2016.

  • Internships Q&A

    Students in audience

    Please note: The next Internships Q&A will be held in November 2017. More information and the registration form will be available here from October 2017.

    Maybe you want to know how to find an internship - how to reach out to potential hosts - how to make the most of your placement - or what to do after you've finished. The Internships Q&A is your chance to pose your questions to a panel of experienced students and expert staff. Students submit question(s) online when registering to attend and a student facilitator poses collected questions (in anonymous format!) to the panel.

    2016 Internships Q&A

    1 December 2016
    Forum Theatre, Arts West (Building 148)

    THE 2016 PANEL

    Soumya Rao graduated from the Master of Publishing and Communications in 2011. Before studying at The University of Melbourne, she enjoyed a brilliant career beginning at Google. Her studies gave her the opportunity to intern at Lonely Planet and gain real world learning. After graduating, she worked at a tech B2B startup, quickly learning the difference between the tech giant with every resource and the startup with almost no resources. With her interest in human connection with brands online and love for in-bound marketing Connect Labs was created. Now one year old, her business is based in Southbank and is one of 5 HubSpot Gold Partners in the APAC region.

    Alana Seal has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Monash University and in 2015 she completed her Master of Arts and Cultural Management at The University of Melbourne. During her Masters, Alana gained professional experience in the art sector through her internship with Nite Art. In her role as Arts Administrator Alana’s responsibilities included managing the daily operations, developing communications material, assisting with the volunteer program and preparing reports on the 2015 Nite Art. Since graduating Alana has been the gallery assistant at Karen Woodbury Gallery: an esteemed commercial gallery based in Melbourne.

    Halim Nuswantoro is an Australian Awards scholar completing a Master of Public Administration (Enhanced) in the Melbourne School of Government. He completed an internship with the Department of Premier and Cabinet in the Aboriginal Affairs Policy Office, Self-determination and Engagement Office. His internship role involved undertaking in-depth research upon the treaty process with Aboriginal communities in different range of international jurisdictions. He is now working for the Minister of Finance, Republic of Indonesia, and has also been the Ministry of Finance Institutional Transformation's ambassador since 2015.

    Dr Lea Campbell runs internships for the School of Social and Political Sciences, including the prestigious Parliamentary Internship. Always involved in research, partnership and policy work, her passion lies in addressing educational inequities and getting students to understand their skill development in relation to the changing labour market. She coordinates The University of Melbourne's Work Integrated Learning (WIL) community of practice and is enthusiastic about partnerships and curriculum. She has a teaching and learning grant to explore blended learning options for WIL.

  • End of year celebration

    As the year draws to a close the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Melbourne School of Government throw a community event to celebrate and reflect upon the achievements of the year.

    This event is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 25 October 2016 from 4 - 5pm in Arts Hall, Old Arts (Building 149). Further details and the registration form will be available here from September 2016.