Diversity Week celebrates our commitment to creating an inclusive and connected university community that embraces our diversity on campus.
About Diversity Week
In light of the emerging COVID-19 situation and continuing policy statements from the State and Federal Government, the University is adopting a series of changes to reduce rates of infection in the community. The health and wellbeing of our community is of paramount importance. Therefore, all University events have been postponed or cancelled from midnight, Tuesday 17 March. This includes Diversity Week which will be postponed. We will continue to follow expert and health advice and look forward to rescheduling this important event. We will be in touch once a new date has been confirmed. Thank you for your understanding as we endeavour to keep our community members safe during this uncertain time. More information.
Diversity Week has the 2020 theme: Curiosity. Conversation. Community.
Proudly presented by the Faculty of Arts, the week invites all students to embrace and celebrate our curiosity, our conversations and our community. Diversity Week will have an exciting program of opportunities, performances, workshops and social events.
Come along to celebrate our curiosity, our conversations and our community!
Faculty of Arts Global Leaders Program
Are you an international student looking for professionals leadership opportunities. Would you like to share knowledge and experiences about your home country?
The Global Leaders Program brings together domestic and international students to develop authentic and enduring connections between international students and students travelling overseas on University of Melbourne Overseas Subjects (UMOS). The Global Leaders Program will draw on the experiences and expertise of international students to support their peers before, during and after travel to the international students’ home country.
All international students can apply to become a Global Leader through the online application form below. Applicants will also be invited to attend a brief interview with the program coordinator. Selected Global Leaders will then be matched to peers enrolled into an overseas program and provided with professional development and leadership opportunities.
Exchange Enabling Scholarships
This funding is provided to students in the Faculty who might not be able to consider an overseas experience because of financial constraints or those who could benefit from additional financial support to enhance their experience. Students who meet the eligibility criteria and undertaking an approved university of Melbourne overseas exchange, Study abroad or overseas intensive program will be considered.
Applications open in April 2020
Do you have any feedback, comments about Diversity Week 2020? Do you have any suggestions on what you might like to see delivered in the Faculty of Arts for future Diversity Programs? Please drop us and email and let us know!
Wellbeing and support services
Safer Community Program
The Safer Community Program is here to help.
If you, or someone you know, have experienced discrimination, bullying, sexual harassment, sexually assault, or other concerning, threatening or violent behaviours, the Safer Community Program provides support, referrals and information to assist you.
University security officers staff the Security Control Room and patrol the campus 24 hours a day. They are available to escort University staff and students to their car, closest public transport/taxi pickup point, college or other locations on or in the near vicinity of the central campus. If you can, pre-book this service or give us a call on +61 3 8344 4674 or 1800 246 066.
Trained Security Officers patrol the Parkville campus 24 hours a day and are responsible for the safety of the University community and the security of its property. Report any incidents or suspicious activity immediately.
- General enquiries: +61 3 8344 4674
- In an emergency: +61 3 8344 6666 or 1800 246 066
Blue emergency telephones
Blue emergency telephones around the campus give you direct intercom access to Security and are monitored by video surveillance. To activate, just press the Emergency button.
Stop 1: connecting students and services
With our staff working side-by-side, you'll be able to access the right service when you need it - online, on the phone and in person.
Counselling and psychological services
Counselling and Psychological Services provides professional counselling, workshops, and consultancy services for students and staff. Counsellors are experienced psychologists and social workers, offering a confidential, responsive and respectful service, regardless of your cultural background, beliefs or lifestyle. The Counselling and psychological services website contains details of our range of services and online resources, all aimed at maximising your full academic and/or working potential.
Student equity and disability support
Student Equity and Disability support works with students, academic and professional staff and relevant members of the broader community to recommend and implement reasonable adjustments in accordance with the University’s policies and relevant State and Federal Government legislation.
Student housing, financial aid, and student support
Student welfare is at the centre of all of our services. We understand that housing, finances and wellbeing are closely connected to your success as a student and we're here to help you achieve your best.
The University of Melbourne Health Service provides health care for both local and international students, staff and their dependents.
Chaplains are representatives of different faith groups in the wider community, who are placed in the University by their respective faith group with the approval of the Vice-Chancellor. Chaplaincy is one way that religious groups connect with and serve the University community.
Occupational Health and Safety
Health and Safety information and resources for staff, students and contractors of the University of Melbourne.
University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU)
The Student Union is a diverse and exciting place committed to supporting all students, and to providing quality experiences on campus that create a community for students, staff and visitors.
Students automatically have access to all Union services, including:
- a community of other like-minded students
- art, culture and fun
- support services to provide help when you need it
- representation on the issues that affect you
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Graduate Student Association (GSA)
The University of Melbourne Graduate Student Association Inc. (GSA) is the student representative body for postgraduates at the University of Melbourne. The GSA supports graduate students and speaks up within the University and in the wider community to help graduate students and improve postgraduate education, research and welfare.