University Health Promotion Program - Section contents

The University of Melbourne recognises the importance of promoting and supporting health and wellbeing among its students.

Health Promotion is “the process of enabling people to increase control over the determinants of health and thereby improve their health” (WHO, 1986). Health Promotion activities generally focus on promoting health and preventing the onset of ill health.

In 2018, the University of Melbourne will launch the Health Promotion Program to promote and support the health and wellbeing among students.

For more information on the University of Melbourne Health Promotion Program, please contact Rebecca Meldrum, Health Promotion Coordinator.

We want to hear from you

Complete the Health Promotion Survey

To help us develop a Health Promotion Program that meets the needs of students, we are conducting a survey to learn about your health-related behaviours and experiences.

Please note, the survey includes some questions about:

  • Sexuality
  • Sexual behaviour
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Mental health

For questions of a sensitive nature, you will have the option to select “prefer not to answer” or skip the section altogether. Participation in the survey is completely voluntary and will take approximately 25 minutes. If at any time you wish to opt out of the survey, simply exit.

The survey will close on Friday 10 November 2017.


All data will be anonymous and de-identified. Only key University of Melbourne project staff will have access to the raw data. The de-identified data will be made available for future research purposes at the University of Melbourne and will be made available to third parties, such as Bupa and University of Melbourne student associations.

Complete the survey and go in the draw to win one of 20 prizes!

  • 1 x $300 Reid Cycles voucher
  • 1 x Garmin Vivosmart activity tracker
  • 1 x $100 Student Flights voucher
  • 1 x 3-month Melbourne University Sports gym membership
  • 10 x $20 Co-Op Bookshop vouchers
  • 5 x $20 Coles Myer gift cards
  • 1 x Cinema Nova double pass

Complete the survey

Need further support?

If the survey brings up any feelings of distress or concern, you can exit immediately. If you need further support, please speak with a GP or mental health practitioner. The University of Melbourne also provides a free*health service and counselling service.

* Health service is free for students with Medicare card or international students with a Bupa or Allianz Global OSHC member card. The counselling service is free for any student.

Health Promotion Survey 2017

The information on this form is being collected by Academic Services, the University of Melbourne. You can contact the Project Coordinator on (03) 9035 3045.

The information you provide will be entered into a prize draw for the ‘My Health Matters’ survey. The information will be used by authorised staff for the purpose for which it was collected, and will be protected against unauthorised access and use.

If you do not provide all the information requested on this form, it may not be possible to include your submission in the prize draw.

You may access any personal information you have provided for this prize draw by contacting (03) 9035 3045. The University of Melbourne is committed to protecting personal information provided by you in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic). All information collected by the University is governed by the University’s Privacy Policy. For further information about how the University deals with personal information, please refer to the University’s Privacy Policy or contact the University’s Privacy Officer at .

  1. Information on how to enter and other details contained within promotional advertisements for this Competition form part of the conditions of entry.
  2. By entering the Competition, entrants agree to abide by these Terms and Conditions.
  3. The Terms and Conditions of this Competition are governed by the laws of the State of Victoria.
  4. The Competition is being run by the Health Promotion Program of the University of Melbourne, Grattan Street, Parkville, Vic, 3010.
  5. The My Health Matters Student Survey Competition commences at 7am Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) on Thursday 5th October 2017.
  6. The closing time for entering the Competition is 11pm AWST on Friday 10th November 2017.
  7. Entry to the Competition is limited to one per person.
  8. To enter the Competition, the entrant must:
    1. complete and submit the online “My Health Matters” Student Survey by clicking on the link in the advertisement/email
    2. submit the survey before the closing time.
  9. Entry to the Competition is free. Entrants will be responsible for all costs associated with entering the Competition, which may include costs associated with accessing the internet.
  10. Entrants may only enter the Competition once.
  11. There will be twenty (20) prizes. The prizes will be:
    1. 1 x $300 Reid Cycles voucher
    2. 1 x Garmin Vivosmart activity tracker, valued at $199
    3. 1 x $100 Student Flights voucher
    4. 1 x 3-month Melbourne University Sports gym membership, valued at $348.00
    5. 10 x $20 Co-Op Bookshop vouchers
    6. 5 x $20 Coles Myer gift cards
    7. 1 x Cinema Nova double pass, valued at $39.00
  12. There will be one (1) draw at 9am Australian Eastern Standard Time on Friday 24th November 2017 at Parkville, University of Melbourne. The draw will be by random number generator from all eligible entries received with the first twenty (20) drawn being the prize winners.
  13. The prize winners will be contacted within seven (7) days of the draw by the University of Melbourne email address supplied by the entrant on the event registration form or via their phone number.
  14. If the prize winner does not respond to claim the prize within twenty-one (21) days of the draw, a re-draw will be conducted within thirty (30) days of the original draw date with the same method. Redraws will continue in the same manner until all prizes have been claimed by prize winners.
  15. The prize may be collected in person by the prize winner or emailed in the case of a digital gift voucher.
  16. If a prize winner who has been contacted and been made aware of their prize winning, and has agreed to collect the prize or for which collection is the only method for receiving the prize, does not collect the prize within twenty-one (21) days of this contact, a re-draw will be conducted within thirty (30) days of the original draw date, in the same location, and with the same method.
  17. The prize winner, or if under the age of 18 years their parent or legal guardian, may be required to provide evidence of their identity (such as their UoM student ID number) when receiving the prize.
  18. The prize winner will be responsible for all costs associated with collecting and using the prize.
  19. By entering the Competition the entrant agrees that they are over the age of 18 years, of if under the age of 18 years, have their parent’s or legal guardian’s consent to enter the Competition.
  20. The prize is not redeemable for cash or an alternative prize.
  21. The prize is not transferrable.
  22. Entry into the Competition signifies acceptance of all conditions. Entrants are required to abide by the Terms and Conditions as presented.
  23. The University's decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  24. Personal information provided by an entrant to the University for the purpose of entering the Competition will be collected, used and disclosed in accordance with the University’s Privacy Statement. A copy of the privacy statement is available at

Health and wellbeing services on campus

Juggling study, work and a social life can be challenging. Your physical and mental wellbeing is important during this time to stay happy and motivated. Make sure you are aware of the support services on offer at the University:

Health Promotion Useful Links: