Working from Home and Staff Wellbeing

Working from Home

Digital Taskforce Update

The Digital Taskforce has created an Access and Inclusion Hub to provide advice and resources for staff seeking to make their subject as inclusive and accessible as possible. As part of the MGSE Virtual Campus Support Canvas site, this hub provides practical advice and strategies on how to include learners with a diverse range of needs. To help you get started, Catherine and Matt have made a short video guiding you on a 'virtual tour' of the different sections within this resource. If you have any questions please contact Catherine or Matt.

Staying Green While Working from Home

Understanding what sustainability is, how it relates to the University and how individuals can get involved, can help people feel empowered to take action and potentially change their behaviours for the better. To support this understanding, the Sustainability Team have developed two short, informative online quizzes that provide a basic introduction to sustainability and waste concepts, and demonstrate how the University is supporting sustainability action:

The University of Melbourne Sustainability Quiz. By completing this quiz, you can claim a sustainable bottle.

The Waster Quiz.

Health and Safety advice

If you need the latest information about how to keep your work environment safe at home, visit the Health and Safety website for more tips.

Working from home or remotely

The University has created a Working from home or remotely page which has everything you need from IT advice to how to claim home office working expenses.

Temporary working from home self-assessment checklist

A new Health and Safety checklist has been published for staff who are temporarily working from home due to current arrangements. The checklist is titled Temporary working from home self-assessment checklist .

If staff have already completed a working from home checklist they are not required to complete the new checklist. Please visit the Health and Safety/Ergonomics website for more information.

Completed checklists can be sent to the MGSE OHS Coordinator at James Vassilopoulos and your supervisor.

Staff wellbeing

COVID 19: How we are tackling the global challenges

The University of Melbourne has combined COVID-19 related research stories and opinion pieces in a new site - COVID-19: How we are tackling the global challenges.

The site includes more than 115 COVID-19 stories, videos and podcasts already published on Pursuit, The Conversation, Newsroom and faculty websites and will keep growing.

Testing at the University of Melbourne

The Victorian Government has recently broadened the testing criteria and is encouraging everyone with mild symptoms to be tested. This broadening of the criteria will provide more information to DHHS to help track the spread of the virus. This information will also inform the timing of any potential easing of restrictions.

Free testing is now available to all staff and students who wish to be tested at the University of Melbourne Health Service.  Taking a COVID-19 test is completely voluntary and it is up to individuals to decide whether they wish to access the free testing.

More information regarding the updated testing criteria from DHHS is available.

Voting now open - The University of Melbourne top 100 playlist

In a recently shared all-staff video you will have heard the Vice-Chancellor discuss the benefits and pleasure of music, and he suggested the idea of a Unimelb top 100. Vote for the song or album that inspires you or enriches your life.

University House home delivered meals - new menu

University House has a new menu of heat-and-serve and cook-it-yourself meal options for home delivery. The menu includes pre-cooked soups, a range of pasta, curries and casseroles, and steak, chicken and fish options to cook-at-home. Meals are vacuum-packed and come with re-heating/cooking instructions.

University House has also prepared a food hamper to restock the pantry, filled with basic staples. Additional items can be ordered with the hampers. There is free delivery with safe distancing practices.

For more information about the home delivered meals, visit the University House website or contact John Macaulay via email or call 0408416839.