What’s happening at The University of Melbourne? News and updates from Parkville

COURSE INFORMATION DAYS IN DECEMBER – ON CAMPUS & ONLINE

After you’ve got your ATAR, come to Course Information Day on Wednesday 14 December 2016 at the Parkville campus to find out what you can study at The University of Melbourne in 2017.

  • Talk to our friendly staff about your study options in 2017.
  • Course information sessions will give you all the details about our undergraduate course and pathways to graduate study at Melbourne. You can also find out more about scholarships and our special entry schemes like Access Melbourne.
  • Tour our beautiful Parkville campus, located right on the fringe of Melbourne’s CBD, and take a look at our residential colleges.

Located in a rural area or interstate, or just can’t make it to the Parkville campus? Not a problem!

The Online Course Information Day on Thursday 15 December 2016 gives you the chance to learn more about your options, even if you can’t come and meet us in person. Log in and chat with our friendly staff, and get personalised advice about the undergraduate courses, pathways to graduate study, scholarships and special entry schemes that are relevant to you.

To learn more and register, visit the Change of Preference website: www.cop.unimelb.edu.au.

THE EMPTY BOWL – EMPTY CALORIES NO MORE

A biofortified rice high in iron and zinc is set to combat hidden hunger in developing countries.
Billions of people depend on rice as a staple food, but a shortage of key nutrients in the grain puts them at risk of malnutrition. Researchers at the University of Melbourne are now on the cusp of making a real difference.

Find out more about this amazing research here!

STORIES FROM OUR STUDENTS – IN THE FIELD: MADAGASCAR

Many researchers are bursting with field stories; tales of arduous travel to far-off places, of courageous food choices, of staring at the stars listening to the sound of the jungle. And, of course, of juggling kilo upon kilo of rocks in their backpacks.

For Catherine Wheller, a final-year PhD student in the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne, these field stories include ancient rocks, perilous roads and a newborn Malagasy girl named ‘Wheller’.

Learn more about Catherine’s research adventures in Africa here.

EUREKA! SUCCESS IN MATHS & STATS

The Eureka Prize is one of the most prestigious science awards in Australia. Every year, the best scientists and research are nominated for pushing boundaries and making breakthroughs across science and medicine.

Associate Professor James McCaw, from the School of Mathematics and Statistics, was part of a University of Melbourne team that won a Eureka Prize for their work on malaria.

Read more here!

VIDEO – EXPLORE THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

If you’re an enthusiastic science student keen to study a degree featuring more than forty different major areas of study across the health sciences, physical sciences, environmental sciences, engineering and IT, then take a moment to check out the new Bachelor of Science video here!

Don’t forget that among the many exciting opportunities offered through the Bachelor of Science program, students can now undertake a Science and Technology Internship Subject which will provide real experience working in a science or technology related workplace.

The internship will help students to identify and articulate their knowledge and skills and apply them to relevant contexts and work-settings, produce original work in an appropriate format which demonstrates analytical, research and problem-solving skills, understand the value of industry and professional networks and their importance to lifelong learning and career progression and develop greater confidence in their ability to contribute to a science-related workplace, awareness of the strengths they offer to a future employer as well as areas to further develop beyond their degree.