Enrichment activities

View all the exciting activities relating to the Graduate research programs.

  • ArtsWrite

    ArtsWrite is a weekend-long writing intensive for confirmed or soon-to-confirm PhD and Masters by Research graduate researchers, facilitated by expert academic consultants and currently run twice annually.

    At ArtsWrite, you’ll make concrete progress towards a specific writing project, as well as learn about tools and strategies that will help you approach writing like a pro long into the future.

    Accepted participants will be supported to plan an academic writing project before the event; be introduced to tips and tricks for writing efficiently and well; enjoy the camaraderie of graduate research colleagues working towards similar goals; and have access to experienced writing mentors with humanities and social science backgrounds, throughout the program.

    Applications are advertised and invited via our current student news and events page twice a year, and also promoted via email newsletters and posters. Check your email regularly and check in at the following link to make sure you don’t miss out.

  • ArtsEdit

    ArtsEdit is a two-day event for PhD and Masters by Research graduate researhers, designed as a companion piece to ArtsWrite. A full day of workshops – consisting of a Structuring and Editing Masterclass followed by a Motivational Time and Project Management Seminar – is followed by a day of one-on-one, thirty-minute consultations with senior academic tutors.

    At ArtsEdit, participants will be supported to plan editing goals on a specific project during the day and become motivated and equipped with practical knowledge to help you develop a full first draft.

    Applications are advertised and invited via our current student news and events page twice a year, and also promoted via email newsletters and posters. To make sure you don’t miss out please check your email regularly and visit the Faculty of Arts Students News and events web page.

  • ArtsComplete

    ArtsComplete is a new initiative being designed to follow on from ArtsWrite and ArtsEdit, rounding out the suite of academically-oriented enrichment activities run in-house to support graduate researchers throughout their candidature. ArtsComplete will run for the first time in 2020 and be advertised via email, posters, and on the Faculty of Arts Students News and events web page.

    We envision ArtsComplete as an intensively run event that will support late-stage candidates in the final push towards completion. The event will incorporate academic and wellness coaches to assist you in developing the skills to wrap up your major piece of research. We'll go through graduate examination guidelines, how to prepare to present your thesis, how to work on final formatting using style guides, preparing for and interpreting examiner feedback, and tips on starting to think about what comes next.

    Have an idea for what you'd like ArtsComplete to include or cover? We'd love to hear your suggestions. Send them through to us at arts-studentprograms@unimelb.edu.au.

  • Graduate Student Association (GSA) led events

    The University-wide Graduate Student Association facilitates a range of activities and networks to support graduate researchers throughout their candidature.

    These include Shut Up and Write events, a regular series of structured social writing sessions, designed to overcome research student isolation while helping you beat procrastination, as well as Thesis Bootcamp, a rigorous three-day writing weekend, with a different program of focused activities each day. Check out the current schedule on the GSA Study Skills web page.

    The GSA also run the Graduate Researcher Network, an SSAF-funded program designed to help graduate researchers succeed in their candidature while building new friendships and connections across disciplines. To learn more please visit the Graduate researcher network web page.

    A full list of current representative, academic, and social opportunities can be discovered on the GSA website.

  • Academic Skills opportunities

    The University-wide Graduate Student Association facilitates a range of activities and networks to support graduate researchers throughout their candidature.

    These include Shut Up and Write events, a regular series of structured social writing sessions, designed to overcome research student isolation while helping you beat procrastination, as well as Thesis Bootcamp, a rigorous three-day writing weekend, with a different program of focused activities each day. Check out the current schedule on the GSA Study Skills web page.

    The GSA also run the Graduate Researcher Network, an SSAF-funded program designed to help graduate researchers succeed in their candidature while building new friendships and connections across disciplines. To learn more please visit the Graduate researcher network web page.

    A full list of current representative, academic, and social opportunities can be discovered on the GSA website.

  • Conversations

    The Faculty of Arts Conversations series facilitates vibrant discussion between Faculty alumni and current students. Questions from students are gathered beforehand, previewed to presenters, and posed on the day by a student facilitator. This format allows for a relevant and engaging Q&A session.

    All current Arts students are invited to attend these events, and both doctoral and coursework graduates participate as alumni speakers. In 2019 Conversations featured PhD alumni now working at The Wheeler Centre, Our Watch, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, and in freelance journalism.

    Conversations events are held up to six times each year, often during Employability Week. They are advertised by email, poster, and on the Faculty of Arts Student News and events web page.

    Are you a Faculty of Arts graduate interested in participating as an alumni speaker at a Conversations event? We'd love to hear from you.