The support you need to stay close from afar.
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 University community, or attend an online workshop to get the support you need.
If you are not sure where to start and wish to speak with someone, contact Stop 1.
Take care of yourself
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.
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.
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.
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 the University.
Engage with your University community
First Peoples' voices
Check out student stories, find out more about our support programs and explore how we maintain connection to community and Country.
Melbourne Peer Mentor Program
The Melbourne Peer Mentor Program aims to make your transition to university life easier and more enjoyable by connecting you with a peer mentor and a group of first-year peers, providing you with a network for advice and support.
Get involved with clubs, attend events, and make new university friends with UMSU, the University’s student union.
Become familiar with Australian culture, navigating University life and connect with your new student community.
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.
Learning online resources
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.
Start mapping your future
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.
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.
Melbourne Employability Accelerator
Set yourself up for global career success by participating in a digital experience designed to support your career journey.
Get IT help
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.
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.