Explore the resources available to support your health and wellbeing, as well as your research goals at the University of Melbourne
A safe and inclusive environment
Whatever stage you are at in your research career, we want you to feel safe and supported during your time here.
This is why we do not tolerate any form of sexual assault or harassment in our community. We have clear codes of conduct to ensure campuses are safe areas for students, staff and visitors, including a stand-alone Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Policy.
Before you start at the University, we encourage you to complete an online training module called ‘Consent Matters’. We can assure you that if you are affected by sexual assault or harassment while a member of our community, we will support you and provide access to safe and confidential support services.
Creating a respectful community
Listen to Professor Duncan Maskell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne, discuss the importance of respect, as well as the University's position on sexual assault and sexual harassment, and services available to students and staff.
To learn how we’re working to create a safe, inclusive and respectful community, see Respect at the University.
Our support services
Learning and development
We offer training and resources to help you reach your potential as a researcher, including:
- academic and professional skills development
- financial support for you to attend conferences related to your research
- advice on how to conduct your research responsibly.
You will have access to:
- Research Computing Services – this network of IT infrastructure and expertise helps you to store, manage and analyse large data sets.
- tailored resources and services from our network of libraries. Our research librarians can assist you throughout the research life cycle. From finding information to measuring impact.
For detailed information on our research facilities, see facilities and resources.
Support beyond your research
Whether you need to see a doctor or find a house, we can provide you with support across the following areas:
- Health and welfare – including access to medical doctors, counselling services, discounted dental and eye-care services
- Careers and employability – including advice on jobs and internships
- Extra support – including services to help you with finances, legal advice and childcare.
For a detailed listing of the support services available, see our student services directory.
Access support for all stages of your research, and information on everything from ethics and integrity to research reporting and data management.
Support for Indigenous researchers
We support Indigenous graduate researchers at the University. Get help with your application and finances, find a PhD supervisor, and meet other students.
Our Student IT team can assist you with connecting to University of Melbourne networks, accessing email and setting up applications.