Maintaining positive wellbeing is imperative to successful and rewarding studies. Both the University and the Law School have a number of services designed to support and assist student wellbeing, as well as policies and procedures to help manage conditions and circumstances affecting wellbeing.
The Assistant Dean (Teaching and Learning), Judith Marychurch, has academic responsibility for wellbeing issues within the Law School and chairs the Student Equality and Wellbeing Committee. Judith works closely with the Student Academic Adjustment and Wellbeing Officer and other members of staff, and the student body in relation to both individual and collective wellbeing issues. This academic leadership role identifies areas for development at a policy or curriculum level and provides an escalation point for complex wellbeing matters.
The Student Academic Adjustment and Wellbeing Officer provides a triaging service to assist students who require additional support for their studies and assessment. This service helps students by identifying challenges, providing additional study and assessment support within Melbourne Law School policy guidelines, and referring students to a range of University Services.
- Special consideration (unexpected circumstances) – JD and MLM
- Special consideration (ongoing support), including (but not limited) to:
- Students with chronic physical and/or mental health issues
- Elite athletes
- Defence reservists/ emergency volunteers
- Student Equity and Disability Support
- Alternative examinations
- Legal Academic Skills Centre
- Financial Aid (Stop 1), including housing and Centrelink assistance
- MLS Careers service
- Counselling and Psychological Services
- Health Service
- Safer Community Program
Student Academic Adjustment and Wellbeing Officer
MLS Academic Support Office (Level 6)
If you have any relevant documentation (medical certificates, health reports, death certificates, etc) please bring these with you.
Course planning and wellbeing
If you need assistance with course planning and advice, please contact Stop 1 or, for complex matters, the Assistant Dean – Teaching & Learning, email@example.com. Many inquiries can be addressed via email and when they can’t students can make an appointment (please indicate days and times you are available). For further information on seeking course planning assistance, see:
For any comments, suggestions or queries in relation to wellbeing within the Law School, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Procedures and Guidelines
The University has designed a number of procedures to support student wellbeing, and to intervene when you are affected by circumstances outside your control.
- University Services
The University of Melbourne provides a comprehensive range of services designed to support student wellbeing.
- Services Outside the University
In addition to the support that the Law School and the University offer, there are a range of community support services and local organisations designed to facilitate the continual and healthy management of ongoing wellbeing.
- Mindfulness Resources
Mindfulness is a stress-reduction technique designed to help improve focus, awareness and attention.
Emergency and Crisis Response
If you witness an emergency in or around campus, please call Security at +61 3 8344 6666 or (freecall) 1800 246 066. If you believe the crisis is life-threatening, please call 000 immediately and then call Security to advise them of the ongoing emergency. If you, a family member, friend or fellow student is facing a mental health emergency or crisis, please refer to Counselling and Psychological Services.