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Did you know that Stop 1 offers a range of events, workshops and drop-in sessions? Find out what’s on at Stop 1 to help you get the most out of your University experience.

Session registration

Unless otherwise specified, all sessions can be booked through the Stop 1 booking system.

Register for a session


Drop in sessions: You can drop in any time during the specified hours.
Just turn up: No registration required, so turn up at the specified start time to join the session.

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Achieve your academic goals

  • Gain feedback on aspects of your academic writing
  • Please make sure you bring along a hard copy of your work
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate coursework students

If you are a graduate research student please book an appointment.

Monday–Friday
12pm–4pm
Ground floor, Stop 1 (Parkville)
Drop in


Careers and employability skills

Do you have any questions about your career? Come along to this session for a group discussion or individual chat about your career.

How to prepare for this session: Review of relevant online content via careers.unimelb.edu.au

Wednesday 16 August
3pm–4pm
Kwong Lee Dow Building, Room 417
Wednesday 23 August
11am–12pm
100 Leicester Street, Room 107

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

Mondays
9am–5pm
Ground floor, Stop 1 (Parkville)
Drop in
Wednesdays
9am–6pm
Ground floor, Stop 1 (Parkville)
Drop in

Resume and cover letters – quick 15-minute review.

Please come prepared by reviewing online tools and resources.

Fridays
10am–5pm
Ground floor, Stop 1 (Parkville)
Drop in

Exploring career resilience, tips on practicing career resilience techniques, developing an audit of your career strengths and weaknesses, and creating an action plan.

How to prepare for this session: Review of relevant online content via careers.unimelb.edu.au

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Friday 25 August
11am–12pm
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 110

Learn how your experiences and skills can enhance your global employability and understand the benefits of developing cultural awareness and working in a diverse global workplace.

Thursday 17 August
11am–12pm
Alan Gilbert Building, Level 1-121 (Theatre 3)

Practice and improve your interview skills, including practical application of interview techniques, questions, structured responses, crafting your key message and pre-interview researching tips. You will practice interviewing techniques with peers and have the opportunity for feedback.

How to prepare for this session: Review online content via careers.unimelb.edu.au

Wednesday 23 August
3pm–4pm
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 111

Learn the fundamentals of writing a resume and cover letter, including document structure, reading job advertisements and identifying skills.

How to prepare for this session: Review online content via careers.unimelb.edu.au

Thursday 24 August
10am–11am
Alan Gilbert Building, Level 1-121 (Theatre 3)

Learn how to develop a great profile and use LinkedIn effectively. This session will focus on key features of a professional profile, writing achievement statement and highlighting your key skills.

How to prepare for this session: Review of relevant online content via careers.unimelb.edu.au

Tuesday 22 August
2pm–3pm
757 Swanston St-109 (Stop 1 Multipurpose Room)

Develop skills to assess your own cover letter and resume through a peer review process by giving and receiving feedback. Have your job application documents reviewed by peers. Find out what is working and what needs further work to enhance your resume and cover letter.

What to bring: Your resume (if applicable), Current job advertisement, Laptop or pen and paper.

Pre-requisites: Introduction to Resumes and Cover Letters; review of relevant online content via careers.unimelb.edu.au

Thursday 24 August
3pm–4pm
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 110

Learn how to search and apply for internships and work placements. This session focuses on search tips, application process and making direct approaches.

How to prepare for this session: Review online content via careers.unimelb.edu.au

Thursday 17 August
3pm–4pm
Alan Gilbert Building, Level 1-121 (Theatre 3)
Monday 21 August
3pm–4pm
Alan Gilbert Building, Level 1-121 (Theatre 3)

Learn the common principles around professional workplace culture and etiquette. General information will be provided in relation to common workplace culture and etiquette to build rapport with colleagues and settle into a new workplace environment.

How to prepare for this session: Review online content via careers.unimelb.edu.au

Monday 21 August
11am–12pm
Babel Building, G03 (Lower Theatre)


English for Academic Purposes (EAP) workshops

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. You will need to meet certain expectations and talk about appropriate subjects, which may vary from one culture to another. This workshop 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!

Suitable for: students with English as a second language

Monday 21 August
12pm–1.30pm
Alice Hoy Building, Room 333

All of us think critically every day. However, in Australia, the academic expectations of critical thinking may be different from those in your culture. 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.

Suitable for: students with English as a second language

Tuesday 15 August
1pm–2.30pm
Alice Hoy Building, Room 333

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.

Students who are non-native speakers of English

Wednesday 23 August
12pm–1pm
Frank Tate Building, Level 1 -123 (Spatial Laboratory)

The rhythm and melody of your speech at the sentence level convey a lot of information. Among other things, 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.

Students who are non-native speakers of English

Wednesday 30 August
12pm–1pm
Frank Tate Building, Level 1 -123 (Spatial Laboratory)

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.

Students who are non-native speakers of English

Wednesday 6 September
12pm–1pm
Frank Tate Building, Level 1 -123 (Spatial Laboratory)

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.

Students who are non-native speakers of English

Wednesday 13 September
12pm–1pm
Frank Tate Building, Level 1 -123 (Spatial Laboratory)

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.

Students who are non-native speakers of English

Wednesday 20 September
12pm–1pm
Frank Tate Building, Level 1 -123 (Spatial Laboratory)

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 to use 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.

Suitable for: students with English as a second language

Tuesday 22 August
2pm–3.30pm
Doug McDonell Building, Room 503 (Steve Howard Theatre)


Study overseas

Explore opportunities to have an international study experience in Asia.

Wednesday 23 August
10am–11am
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 111
Wednesday 30 August
1pm–2pm
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 111
Wednesday 6 September
10am–11am
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 111
Wednesday 13 September
10am–11am
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 111
Wednesday 20 September
12pm–1pm
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 111
Wednesday 27 September
11am–12pm
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 111

Explore opportunities to have an international study experience in Europe & UK

Wednesday 23 August
12pm–1pm
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 111
Wednesday 30 August
3pm–4pm
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 111
Wednesday 6 September
12pm–1pm
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 109
Wednesday 13 September
12pm–1pm
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 111
Wednesday 20 September
2pm–3pm
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 111
Wednesday 27 September
1pm–2pm
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 110

Need help with your international study application? Bring your own device and questions for a 30 minute small group workshop.

Friday 18 August
12pm–1pm
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 109
Friday 25 August
12pm–1pm
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 109
Wednesday 30 August
10am–11am
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 111
Monday 4 September
3pm–4pm
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 111
Friday 15 September
9am–10am
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 111
Wednesday 20 September
9am–10am
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 111
Monday 25 September
1pm–2pm
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 111

Explore opportunities to have an international study experience in North & South America

Wednesday 23 August
11am–12pm
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 111
Wednesday 30 August
2pm–3pm
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 111
Wednesday 6 September
11am–12pm
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 111
Wednesday 13 September
11am–12pm
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 111
Wednesday 20 September
1pm–2pm
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 111
Wednesday 27 September
12pm–1pm
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 110

10 minute consultation

Get help with:

  • Destination options
  • Eligibility requirements
  • Application process
  • Finance

Tuesdays
9am–6pm
Ground floor, Stop 1 (Parkville)
Drop in
Thursdays
10am–5pm
Ground floor, Stop 1 (Parkville)
Drop in

Explore the different ways to have an international study experience during your degree. Find out why, how and what. This session is compulsory if you want to participate in exchange.

Friday 18 August
11am–12pm
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 109
Wednesday 23 August
4pm–5pm
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 111
Monday 28 August
3pm–4pm
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 111
Friday 8 September
1pm–2pm
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 111
Wednesday 13 September
5pm–6pm
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 111
Monday 18 September
2pm–3pm
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 111


Wellbeing

Learn to express yourself more clearly and confidently.

Tuesday 5 September
1pm–2pm
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 109

Learn skills and strategies to reduce everyday worry and anxiety.

Tuesday 26 September
9.30am–4.30pm
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 109

This workshop helps you to feel more confident and connected in social situations.

Tuesday 15 August
1pm–2pm
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 109

Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment with an attitude of openness, curiosity, and acceptance.

Come along to a "drop-in" mindfulness session to find out more about it and try some guided mindfulness exercises.

Wednesdays
26 July–29 November
1.15pm–2pm
Dulcie Hollyock Room, Baillieu Library

Train your attention, build concentration, remain calm and focused under pressure.

Tuesday 29 August
1pm–2pm
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 109

Explore ways to stay on track and get things done.

Tuesday 22 August
1pm–2pm
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 109

For those questioning their sexuality; a space for discussion, fun, ideas and support

Wednesday 23 August
4pm–6pm
Level 1 Seminar Room, 138 Cardigan Street

Build resilience, manage stresses and live a happier more meaningful life.

Thursday 14 September
1pm–2pm
Level 1, Stop 1 (Parkville), Room 109

How to survive and thrive at Uni with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Tuesday 5 September
1pm–2pm
Dulcie Hollyock Room, Baillieu Library


Sessions are subject to change.

Stop 1 opening hours

Our contact hours change throughout the year to better meet your needs. Check our current hours and contact channels.


Need further advice?

If you would like an individual appointment, book a Stop 1 adviser.