Bushfire support at MGSE

I would like to pass on my thoughts to those affected by the recent bushfires in Victoria and Australia and reassure you all that support is available.

If you are a staff member and you need support, please contact Paula McAllister, Manager People & Culture (paula.mcallister@unimelb.edu.au). Paula can assist you with access to special leave arrangements as well as financial and wellbeing services provided by the University.

If you are a student and you need support, please contact Rosie Sjoelin, Team Leader, Student Experience (rosie.sjoelin@unimelb.edu.au). Rosie can assist you with a range of student support services such as special consideration (particularly if you are prevented from attending classes or completing assignments), counselling, housing services and financial aid.

The bushfires this season have been unprecedented and devastating, requiring a significant response from the community and emergency agencies. The impact is affecting many people on a number of levels.

I want to reassure you that MGSE will continue to support you during this time. Please do not hesitate to reach out and let us know how we can help.

Jim Watterston