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 School's Wellbeing Working Group. Judith works closely with the Graduate Services Coordinator (Wellbeing) and other members of staff and the student body in relation to both individual and collective wellbeing issues in order to coordinate appropriate responses and identify areas for development at a policy or curriculum review level. If you have any comments, suggestions or queries in relation to wellbeing within the Law School, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Graduate Services Coordinator (Wellbeing) is available for appointments to discuss long term special consideration and academic adjustments (via the Online Booking System) and is located in the MLS Student Enrichment Centre (Mezzanine) of the Law School. The coordinator can be contacted via email at email@example.com. Professor Ian Malkin, JD Course Director, is also available for appointments to discuss academic concerns or worries, or for specialist course advice.
If you are having problems with your studies or experiencing personal difficulties and would like to talk to someone, the University offers a counselling service, free of charge for students.
- 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.