Make the most of being a student while studying online
The University welcomes you to engage in an inclusive study environment regardless of your location. No matter where you are, you can still make the most of being a student while studying at home. Here are some resources and programs you can access online to stay engaged with your studies and your experience.
Access academic support
Did you know you can navigate to high-quality resources to build your study and research skills within the LMS? Use the Study skills menu to find Academic Skills modules, library guides, Student IT, and one-on-one study and learning support.
Our libraries provide access to a vast array of materials online to support your learning and research. Library Guides and online chat are available to help with your searching. Citing and referencing guidance is available via Re:cite.
Diagnostic English Language Assessment
Complete the Diagnostic English Language Assessment (DELA) to receive a custom plan on how to enhance your English language skills.
Academic Skills offer an extensive range of modules, quick reads and how-to videos to support your skills development. Check out these top picks to optimise how you learn, collaborate and connect online.
Build your career and employability skills
Online careers and employability studio
Chat to our career advisers and student peer leaders for help with crafting your resume, preparing for interviews, or finding an internship, part-time or graduate opportunity.
Ask Alumni is an informal mentoring program that helps current students to connect with alumni. Sign up at any time and have informative conversations on a range of topics.
Offered exclusively for University of Melbourne students, the Employment Fundamentals online series was created to complement your undergraduate degree and to provide you with additional skills to set you apart from other graduates.
Virtual careers workshops
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.
Find health and wellbeing support
Managing stress and anxiety
This tipsheet covers understanding common reactions in yourself and others during the COVID-19 pandemic, what you can do to look after yourself and manage feelings of stress, anxiety, or distress associated with COVID-19, and helpful resources and support.
MU Sport - staying active from home
MU Sport has compiled a number of different resources and fitness opportunities for the University community to stay healthy and active in the comfort of your own home.
CAPS virtual appointments and workshops
The University of Melbourne Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides free, confidential, short-term professional counselling to currently enrolled students and staff. You can also access free workshops on a range of personal development, mental health and wellbeing issues each semester.
Health Service telehealth appointments
The Health Service now offers telehealth consultations as well as in-person appointments.
Staying connected online
First Peoples' voices
Check out student stories, find out more about our support programs and explore how we maintain connection to community and Country.
The Social Breakouts
Form connections with other University students in a no strings attached zoom hangout called Social Breakouts. It's a quick way to get your social fix while in isolation and an opportunity to meet other students from across campus.
Get involved with clubs, attend events, and make new university friends with UMSU, the University’s student union.
The Graduate Student Association runs regular events to connect you with other graduate students.
Get IT help
Good practices and appropriate behaviours on the virtual campus
To help you feel safe when spending time on our virtual campus, we’ve created a guide explaining what practices and behaviours are expected of you and your peers while online.
Steps to get your IT sorted for studying online
The University has a wide range of digital tools and services to help you study remotely. The Student IT team is here to help with IT support to get you setup and connected, ready for online study.
StudentIT live chat
Student IT is a team of passionate UniMelb students that can help with a range of IT needs. Ask us about installing software, managing your digital Uni life, or setting up our VPN.
Build your digital capabilities with software tutorials for Microsoft Office 365 and Adobe CC.