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Stop 1 is here to provide you with a range of support services throughout your university degree, from help with enrolment, administration and wellbeing to advice on building your skills and experiences.

Stop 1 (Parkville) services updates

  • Extended hours
    Stop 1 (Parkville), phones, and chat will be open for longer hours from Monday 19 February – Friday 9 March to better support your needs. Check out our hours.
  • Stop 1 (Parkville) open on Saturday 24 February
    Stop 1 (Parkville) will be open from 10am until 3pm this Saturday 24 February. You can talk to us about admin, course planning or enrolment, or drop in for your First Year at Melbourne appointment (no bookings required).

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Workshops and sessions at Stop 1

Get the most out of your university experience and attend one of our workshops. Find out about studying overseas, academic skill-building, careers and employability, and much more.

Where specified, you will need to register for the workshop or session. (Registration options )

Upcoming workshops and sessions

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Get help with identifying resources, workshops, events and job opportunities to help support your career development.

Wednesdays
9am–6pm
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville)
Fridays
10am–5pm
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville)

Promoting your Skills for Employment

Learn to identity the skills you have developed through study and experiences both on and off campus in order to craft your professional identity and market yourself in the competitive world of work.

How to prepare for this session

Tuesday 27 February
12pm–1.30pm
Old Arts-124 (Theatre C)
Wednesdays 28 February
3.30pm–5pm
Chemistry-371 (Senior Theatre)

Resumes and Cover Letters

Learn the principles of writing and tailoring an effective resume and cover letter.

How to prepare for this session

Thursday 1 March
8am–9.30am
The Spot-1022 (Level 1 Theatre)

Strategies for Employment and other Opportunities

Get tips for sourcing opportunities such as internships, volunteering, casual and part-time work and graduate roles.

How to prepare for this session

Thursday 22 February
3pm–4.30pm
Chemistry-371 (Senior Theatre)
Tuesday 27 February
10am–11.30am
FBE-205 (Theatre 3)

Chit Chat: strategies for engaging in small talk

Making small talk is more than just getting to know someone new. It is an expected part of social behaviour, but making small talk isn't always easy. Speakers must meet certain expectations and must talk about appropriate subjects which may vary from one culture to another. These activities will give you a chance to practice what to say when you're face to face with someone new and want to get the conversation started.

For students who are non-native speakers of English

Thursday 29 March
12pm–1.30pm
Room 109, Level 1, 757 Swanston St

Critical thinking in an Australian context

All of us think critically every day. However, in Australia the academic expectations of critical thinking may be different in your home country. This session builds on the critical thinking skills you already have. We will clarify the thinking skills you are expected to use in your studies, especially when reading and writing. In particular we will look at critical reading and how you can use the ideas from your readings in your writing.

For students who are non-native speakers of English

Monday 26 March
12.30pm–2pm
Room 109 and 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston St

Grammar Essentials: compound/complex sentences

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Academic Writing often involves weaving together complex and difficult ideas. This can test your skills of sentence construction. Come and gain confidence with compound and complex sentences through explanations, exercises and opportunities for questions.

For students who are non-native speakers of English

Monday 12 March
11am–12.30pm
Room 110 and 111, Level 1, 757 Swanston St

Grammar Essentials: verb tense

Need to brush up on your verb tenses? What about verb use in Academic writing? The rules for tense use are different in speaking and formal writing in a number of ways. You will have opportunities for discussion and practice.

For students who are non-native speakers of English

Monday 5 March
11am–12.30pm
Room 110 and 111, Level 1, 757 Swanston St

Improve your English in 10 minutes a day - session 1

Everyone can find 10 minutes in their day to do something special. Why not use it to improve your English? Across 2 sessions ( 06 & 13 March) we will provide you with reading, writing, listening and speaking activities you can complete in around 10 mins per day. Make these activities a daily habit to improve your English over an extended period.

For students who are non-native speakers of English

Tuesday 6 March
12.30pm–2pm
Room 225, Level 2, Alice Hoy Building

Improve your English in 10 minutes a day - session 2

Everyone can find 10 minutes in their day to do something special. Why not use it to improve your English? Across 2 sessions ( 06 & 13 March) we will provide you with reading, writing, listening and speaking activities you can complete in around 10 mins per day. Make these activities a daily habit to improve your English over an extended period.

For students who are non-native speakers of English

Tuesday 13 March
12.30pm–2pm
Room 225, Level 2, Alice Hoy Building

Speaking Clearly 1: stress patterns in words and sentences

Learn how to produce the right stress patterns in words like politics, politician and political. Discover patterns of stress placement to make learning stress patterns easier, then practice your new skills in the workshop.

For students who are non-native speakers of English

Wednesdays 7 March
12pm–1pm
Room 109, Level 1, 757 Swanston St

Speaking Clearly 2: stress and intonation

The rhythm and melody of your speech at the sentence level convey a lot of information. They tell your listeners important information like what you want to emphasise, and whose turn it is to talk; essential for presenting teaching and everyday communication. There will be lots of practice exercises in class.

For students who are non-native speakers of English

Wednesdays 14 March
12pm–1pm
Room 109, Level 1, 757 Swanston St

Speaking Clearly 3: word endings and pronunciation

Do you find it hard to pronounce sounds at the ends of words? Is it hard for you to pronounce plurals and past tenses, or to make words like bat and bad sound different? Listeners can be confused if the sounds at the ends of words are missing or unclear. Learn how to hear and say word endings; lots of opportunities are provided for practice.

For students who are non-native speakers of English

Wednesdays 21 March
12pm–1pm
Room 109, Level 1, 757 Swanston St

Speaking Clearly 4: difficult consonants

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. English, like all languages, has a few consonant sounds that are difficult for learners and can make your speech unclear. Learn to make new sounds, and investigate strategies to use them in everyday speaking. Come and find out about those sounds that give you trouble, as well as a range of strategies to practice.

For students who are non-native speakers of English

Wednesdays 28 March
12pm–1pm
Room 109, Level 1, 757 Swanston St

Speaking Clearly 5: vowels

Do you confuse some vowels that sound similar, as in fit and feet or pull and pool? Come and learn to hear all the English vowel sounds, some helpful tools to write down vowels accurately, and some rules for vowel spelling. Practice producing accurate vowels in simple speaking activities.

For students who are non-native speakers of English

Wednesdays 11 April
12pm–1pm
Room 109, Level 1, 757 Swanston St

Vocabulary building strategies

A large English vocabulary is essential for success at university, but you need to know more than just a large number of words. This workshop will explore ways to enrich and apply your vocabulary as you study and in everyday life. Learn strategies for recognising, understanding and remembering new and difficult words so you can apply them to your academic speaking and writing.

For students who are non-native speakers of English

Monday 9 April
1pm–2pm
Room 109 and 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston St

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