Academic Advising

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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. Meetings will be scheduled for you, taking your timetable into account. All details can be found via the my.uniLife app.

  • How do I know who my academic adviser is?

    You will receive a notification about your academic adviser via my.uniLife, which will include information about their field of expertise and their role at the University.

  • 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, you can email msd-studentlife@unimelb.edu.au or submit an enquiry through my.uniLife.

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