Student experience

Coming to Melbourne isn’t just about what degree you’re studying – it’s a whole new way of life!

Located right on the doorstep of Melbourne’s CBD, the University of Melbourne is a great place to learn. It’s close to transport, fantastic cafes, shopping, arts and sports venues and accommodation. Everything is accessible.

There’s always something happening on campus – you might stumble across a group of jugglers practising on South Lawn, breakdancers in the Union Building, a free barbecue or a rock band. Theatre, exhibitions, trivia nights, comedy, film and a huge range of public lectures also add to the campus experience.

As a student at Melbourne you won’t just undertake structured learning, you’ll develop new skills, interests and friendships along the way.

Student experience

Join a club

The University of Melbourne has over 200 affiliated clubs and societies. Clubs are a great way to meet new friends, explore new interests and develop new skills. Our students form clubs and societies not just because they love their course, but also because they love chocolate, four-wheel-driving or juggling.

Clubs range from cultural, religious and political to musical and recreational. Here are just a few:

  • Book Club
  • Chinese Debating Group
  • Chocolate Lovers’ Society
  • Chess Club
  • Engineering Music Society
  • Film Society
  • Food Interest Group (FIG)
  • French Club
  • Women in Science and Engineering

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Take up a sport

Our sporting facilities are among the best in Melbourne. The Beaurepaire Centre includes a 25-metre six-lane heated indoor lap pool, a large strength and fitness gym, and it overlooks the athletic track and sports field. There are four dedicated group fitness studios, six squash courts and massage and physio services.

Whether you’re a serious student-athlete or simply want to learn a new outdoor adventure skill, our sporting clubs deliver fun, friendship and fitness across many sports:

  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Karate
  • Mountaineering
  • Snowboarding
  • Table tennis
  • Waterskiing and wakeboarding

Sport at Melbourne

Travel the world

Our students have researched at Europe’s oldest university in Bologna, studied French in Quebec, developed their knowledge of physics in Japan, learned about management in the fashion industry in Milan, and developed their community skills in Chile – all while enrolled in a University of Melbourne degree.

Through our study abroad and exchange program you can study at some of the world’s most prestigious institutions. You’ll get a competitive edge when you enter the workplace, as employers are always looking for international experience, and best of all, have an amazing experience.

Melbourne Global Mobility

Get involved in leadership and volunteering

Leadership and volunteering activities are a key part of the Melbourne Experience. There are lots of opportunities to get involved, develop new skills and knowledge, and form friendships with your fellow students. Volunteering will also enhances your resume as employers value students who have a range of experiences.

Office of Student Equity