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Develop your English language skills and learn about Australian culture while making friends with other students through fun, peer-led activities.

Melbourne Talks is a free peer-to-peer program hosted by the Student Peer Leader Network and is open to all University of Melbourne students. The program is designed to support you with:

  • developing your English language communication skills
  • integrating into Australian culture and academic life
  • networking with and meeting other students.

The program runs for 1 hour per week for six weeks. You must be able to attend every week to take part in the program.

If you're accepted into the program, each week you'll participate in activities created to:

  • build confidence, community, networks and friendships
  • develop English language skills and cultural awareness.

How to register

Apply to join the Melbourne Talks Graduate Research program by 21 October. Sessions will run every Wednesday 12-1pm from 31 October to 5 December.

Applications coursework and research students have closed for Semester 2, 2018. Please check back in February for information about Semester 1, 2019.


If you have any questions about Melbourne Talks, email:

Student Peer Leader Network

Melbourne Talks is To keep up to date on peer-to-peer support and activity, join the Student Peer Leader Network Facebook group.

The Student Peer Leader Network is funded by the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).