Diary dates

Events will no longer be published in the University's Staff News newsletter. The University's Events Calendar promotes a range of virtual public events from lectures and seminars to exhibitions and performances. Staff with an '@unimelb' email address can submit an event to the Events Calendar once your account has been established. If you are a new user,  you can request access via this form.

University end-of-year closure
The University will close from COB Wednesday 23 December 2020 and re-open on Monday 4 January 2021.

ARC Grant Camp series

The ARC Grant Camp series offers ARC applicants the opportunity to work on the background section of their application in a supportive environment. Each session provides concentrated time to draft a small part of your application and ask questions about specific parts of the application. The aim is not to produce polished prose, but to get words on paper that can be discussed with a mentor. It is designed to get people started on each section of the application in a timely manner.

For dates, times and the Zoom link to join each session, visit the MERI Updates section.

Visit Research Events

MGSE Staff End-of-Year Celebration Webinar

Date: Thursday 17 December
Time: 2.30pm - 3.30pm

MGSE will be hosting an End-of-Year celebration webinar on Thursday 17 December at 2.30pm. A calendar invitation has been sent to all staff from the Office of the Dean with the Zoom link provided.

MGSE End of Year Student Celebration

Date: Friday 18 December
Time: 5.30pm


MGSE is hosting an End of Year Celebration webinar for students who are set to finish their courses this year. We're looking for an Academic to host this session. Academics are also welcome to attend.

MU sport school holiday program returns in January

Dates: Monday 11 - Friday 22 January

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Melbourne University's sport's school holiday program will resume for the January school holidays. Running between 11-22 January, we have a range of activities to keep kids busy during the holidays. With spaces strictly limited due to COVID-19 requirements, sign up today to secure a place in the program.

Sustainable and Inclusive Internationalization Virtual Conference

Date: Wednesday 20 - Friday 22 January 2021


International mobility in HE will be discussed and critical reflection encouraged to collectively build a future vision - join scholars, practitioners, policymakers, sustainability experts to discuss.

MGSE's Setting the Scene 2021

Date: Wednesday 3 February 2021
Time: 10am

Registrations are now open for this event, more details to come in the new year.


Virtual Cuppa - online teaching and learning help sessions

Date: Monday - Thursday
Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm AEST


The Virtual Cuppa is your space to share online teaching and learning challenges, find practical solutions, and simplify your working life through partnership and collaboration. The Virtual Cuppa is hosted by Dr Allison Creed, learning designer and organisational coach, with co-host Dr Maxx Schmitz from the Faculty of Arts, Arts Teaching Innovation team.

Join the for a live Q and A with colleagues and industry experts to find solutions to your daily online teaching and learning design challenges. Watch this sample

Recorded live, the Virtual Cuppa engages with the higher education community and industry experts, including special guests in interactive and hands-on teaching and learning design for online and blended delivery. Topics include creating presence when teaching online, innovative language teaching and learning online, career and employability, working remotely and wellbeing, student transition, peer to peer teaching, group/team work, online assessment transformation, and co-creation (design and delivery).

Seventeenth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge & Society

Date: Thursday 8 - Friday 9 April 2021

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In April 2021 the seventeenth International Conference is brought together by a shared interest in the complex relationships between technology, knowledge and society. The conference theme will focus on Considering Viral Technologies: Pandemic-Driven Opportunities and Challenges.