The University seeks to enrich the student experience through engagement, deepening professional preparation and developing students for lives of leadership and active citizenship.
Melbourne Ideas challenges students to create innovative ideas to improve five aspects of student life: employability, campus access, language support, starting at the University, and campus life.
Melbourne Entrepreneurial Centre
The Melbourne Entrepreneurial Centre is your gateway for discovering the entrepreneurship opportunities available at the University of Melbourne. From degrees, to accelerator programs and public events, get ready to startup!
The Street Finance program is designed to improve the financial literacy levels of high school students in Melbourne by teaching them about valuable financial knowledge, attitudes and behaviours.
Public Interest Law Initiative
The Public Interest Law Initiative provides clinical opportunities for Melbourne Law School students to work with the community law partners and learn the trade by working with real clients to solve concrete legal problems.
Teaching with Cultural Collections
The University’s cultural collections are playing an ever-increasing role in today’s teaching and learning environment as new facilities and programs open up new opportunities.
Excellence in Engagement – Teaching award recipients:
This award recognises innovative curriculum that demonstrates significant positive impact through the development of leadership and active citizenship capabilities in participating students and; the impact of students’ work or the course itself on the community beyond higher education.
The Hobson’s Bay Community Fund Project Team
Seeded from a three-year collaborative partnership between the University’s Department of Social Work, the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences’ (MDHS) Engagement Unit and the Hobsons Bay Community Fund (HBCF), the Inclusion Project Partnership aims to help young people overcome barriers to participation in sports and recreation and has established a model for community-based placement for the University’s Master of Social Work students.
Sean Pinder, Paul Kofman and Deborah Jones
The development of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) has revolutionised the way in which universities can reach students and communities around the world. Faculty of Business and Economics staff Professor Paul Kofman and Associate Professor Sean Pinder in collaboration with Deborah Jones from Learning Environments services, have successfully utilised the new platform to attract over 130,000 students from mainly developing countries to enrol in their course, Essentials of Corporate Finance Specialisation, earning them the Excellence in Engagement – Teaching Award.
Launched in 2013 and led by Walkley-award winning journalist Simon Mann, The Citizen is an independent and innovative teaching platform that publishes research and writing from Master of Journalism students while creating co-publishing opportunities within the industry.