Enrichment activities

View all the exciting activities relating to the Graduate research program

  • ArtsWrite

    The average PhD thesis is 75 - 100,000 words long. But vague deadlines and vast amounts of research can mean that you're not writing enough. ArtsWrite Weekend is here to help. Past participants in this acclaimed writing program have produced up to 20,000 words of content in one intensive weekend.

    At ArtsWrite, students make concrete progress towards a specific writing project, while learning about tools and strategies to bolster their writing far into the future. You'll be challenged to sit down, focus, and write, in a collegial and cohort-building environment. Submit your expression of interest to be considered for the next ArtsWrite weekend event.

    The next ArtsWrite weekend will be held from 9 - 11 September 2016.

    Application deadline: 9am Monday 15 August 2016.

    Apply now

  • 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 Wednesday 10 August 2016 from 1 - 3pm in Arts Hall, Old Arts (Building 149).

    Register now

  • Narrative-based Careers Coaching

    What skills from your research-based study can you translate into real-world work? Find out by registering to participate in a day-long, Personalised Career Development Intensive, led exclusively for Faculty of Arts Research Students by expert professional development advisor Richard Comerford.

    At the completion of the program participants will be able to confidently articulate their critical employment values, skills and attributes; explore career pathways and career options through the taking of action; understand and use seven critical behaviours in developing a career support network; create compelling career narratives for use in internships, resumes, the workplace and interviews; and authentically attend and use narrative story telling within job interviews.

    Online registration will be available here when this event is next scheduled to take place.

  • Thesis Writers' Circle

    The Arts Graduate Research Thesis Writers' Circle provides a supportive environment for graduate research students to improve their academic writing through giving and receiving regular, constructive peer-feedback in a workshop setting.

    By participating in this free program, research higher degree students have the opportunity to develop reading and text analysis skills; increase their understanding of effective ways to organise written text within a thesis; practice writing and editing strategies to improve the clarity of their written expression; increase their confidence as an academic writer and develop their awareness of specific writing techniques and resources; and develop peer-networks and collegial relationships.

    The Thesis Writers' Circle will meet for six 2-hour workshops in Semester 2, 2016. More information and an Expression of Interest form will be available here from August 2016.

  • Graduate Research Interdisciplinary Community

    The Faculty of Arts supports the Graduate Research Interdisciplinary Community, an open, student-driven group that brings together Graduate Researchers from across schools and fields of study to collaborate and converse.

    This group is for any graduate Arts student who has difficulty specifying what their research is about, works across a number of schools and/or disciplines, prefers to focus on a particular problem rather than on a prescribed discipline, or is just eager to broaden their outlook and become a more well-rounded researcher. Find out more and join in on meetings by visiting the Graduate Research Interdisciplinary Community Facebook page.

    The Faculty of Arts supports a number of related, interdisciplinary-focused seminars throughout the year. More information about and registration forms for these events will be listed on this page as available.

  • 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 (Building 149) 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.

    For more information, visit the Student Wellness Week Website:

    Student Wellness Week

  • 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.