Academic Advising at Melbourne

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Academic Advising provides the opportunity for Bachelor of Design students to meet, share ideas, and discuss their goals with an experienced academic.

Picture: Dr James Thompson, Lecturer in Teaching and Learning, and Lead of Built Environments Learning and Teaching (BEL+T)
Dr James Thompson, Lecturer in Teaching and Learning

“From my experience, not every student feels comfortable speaking to their teachers about how they’re managing their university experience. It can feel like teachers are too busy to bother…building a relationship with an adviser can be incredibly valuable... In my role as an advisor, I alternate between offering group and individual meetings. Both modes offer students and myself opportunities to support and empathise one another, fostering a healthy and caring academic community.”

Dr James Thompson, Lecturer in Teaching and Learning, and Lead of Built Environments Learning and Teaching (BEL+T)

How does it work?

As you enter your second semester of the Bachelor of Design (B-Des) you are matched with an experienced academic adviser. There will be an initial meeting with your adviser and a group of your fellow B-Des peers. After this, you will have a one-on-one meeting for the next three semesters. Meeting and adviser details can be found here.

  • How do I know who my academic adviser is?

    You will receive a notification about your academic adviser via email and it will appear in the portal. You can also view information on your adviser's field of expertise and their role at the University there.

  • Where can I find additional info and FAQs?

    Please visit the Academic Advising at Melbourne website for additional information.

  • Questions?

    If you have any questions about Academic Advising at Melbourne, please submit an enquiry under the 'Academic Advising' category here.

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