Melbourne Ideas

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.

Led by a team of students and staff, Melbourne Ideas 2018 saw students contribute and discuss ideas via a collaborative online platform. Selected students received intensive professional coaching to develop their project proposals. These ideas were presented in a boardroom pitch session to an internal panel of senior University staff, with shortlisted ideas presented in a final pitch session to an internal judging panel, comprising senior University leaders, industry partners, current students and alumni.

Winners Karina Reyes, Tia Lowenthal, Tin Long Jonathan Wong and Ratanak Pisey Hong proposed Subject Co-Review, a web and mobile supported platform which will be connected to the University’s subject experience survey. Students will be given the option to provide reviews and advice about subjects they have completed, allowing future students to make more informed decisions when selecting subjects.

Academic Services are facilitating the Melbourne Ideas program again in 2019. Building on lessons learned from 2018, the program will strengthen the University's innovative capabilities and embed student co-creation in the decision making process for the design and delivery of student services and facilities.

Banner image: Tia Lowenthal, Bachelor of Science (Computing and Software Systems), Karina Reyes, Bachelor of Science (Computing and Software Systems), Ratanak Pisey Hong, Bachelor of Science (Pharmacology/Physiology) and Tin Long Jonathan Wong, Bachelor of Arts (Politics and International Studies).