Graduate research services

Learn how to communicate your research effectively and confidently navigate the complex demands of your graduate research degree.

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Graduate researchers must be able to evaluate and synthesise literature and data, analyse critically within and across changing disciplinary environments, and communicate their research orally and in writing to a variety of audiences.

No matter which stage of your research you’re in, Academic Skills offers a variety of free services to help you develop these skills.

What we offer

Services and Programs

  • Workshops

    Academic Skills offers a range of workshops to help you develop your academic writing, communication and language skills. All of our workshops are listed on the RDU events portal – check out what’s on and enrol.

    Enrol in a workshop

  • Individual appointments

    Get personalised advice on developing your writing, language and communication skills during an individual appointment with an Academic Skills Adviser. Book online through the Stop1 booking system.

    Book an appointment

  • Melbourne Talks

    A free program for international students new to the University of Melbourne delivered by the Student Peer Leader Network in partnership with Academic Skills. For information, check out the information page.

    Explore the program

Online resources

  • The Thesis Writers' Community and Quick Tips

    Complete an interactive learning module in the Thesis Writers' Community or access our Quick Tip web pages.

    Explore online resources

Other ways you can develop your skills

  • The Researcher Development Unit (RDU)

    The starting point for all University of Melbourne graduate researchers at any stage of their candidature to find professional development offerings and resources tailored to their needs.

    Get started by exploring the RDU

  • Researcher@Library

    Where graduate researchers can expand their information and digital literacy skills throughout their postgraduate degree.

    Build your research skills with Researcher@Library

  • The Graduate Research Hub

    Where graduate researchers can access a range of information, resources and support offered at the University of Melbourne to assist with achieving their academic goals.

    Explore the Graduate Research Hub

  • The Graduate Student Association (GSA)

    An independent student association representing all enrolled graduate students at the University of Melbourne, providing representation, events, training and support.

    Connect with the GSA