Campus Resources

Resources available to Graduate Research students at Southbank and Parkville.

Southbank

Facilities

Guides to the digital resources, facilities and workshops at the Southbank Campus are available on the VCA website.

Graduate study lounge

Elisabeth Murdoch Building

Access hours:

  • Weekdays: During semester, 8.45am to 5pm open access, 5pm-10.30pm after hours access; Outside semester, 8.45am-5pm only
  • Weekends: All Saturday, 9am to 5.30pm; All Sundays, 11am to 4.30pm
  • Public holidays and University shut down period: No access on University gazetted holidays including Australia Day, Queen's Birthday, Christmas Day and the Christmas Shut Down Period.

Protocols of the Study Lounge:

  1. All desks are hotdesks and cannot be reserved or commandeered by individual students.
  2. At the end of each day all items are to be removed from the desks and desks left in a clean state.
  3. Lockers are provided to store items during the day, these are not to be used to store items on a long term basis, please provide your own lock.
  4. We reserve the rights to remove locks.
  5. Any queries please contact the research office at vcamcm-research@unimelb.edu.au

Student room bookings

For student bookings, contact vcamcm-bookings@unimelb.edu.au. Requests sent from non-unimelb accounts will not be processed.

Southbank campus security

Southbank Campus security can be contacted by phone on 9035 9311. If you are on campus after 11pm at night, you should contact the University Security Service should the need arise on 8344 6666.

Security Phones are located around campus. Please make sure you identify your closest security phone during Orientation. Security phones can be used to call internal campus numbers, including Southbank Campus Security by dialing 59311 and University Security Service on 46666. To dial for emergency services on the security phones, you will need to dial an extra 0 as it is an external line.

Therefore, to dial for Police, Fire or Ambulance from a campus security phone, you would dial 0 000.

Building Access is via swipe card using your Student ID card. Card access will be activated once you are enrolled, the Research Office will advise you by email when your access is activated. You should carry your student ID card whenever you are on campus. After enrolment your student ID card will have access added to it; this can take a week, and your access will enable you to enter the faculty graduate facilities at both campuses and to the building(s) relevant to your course, such as the Art studios for Visual Art students.

Security Escort Service: If you ever feel unsafe getting around campus, security officers are available to escort you to your car, public transport, taxi pick-up points, colleges or other locations on or in the near vicinity of the Southbank or Parkville campus. This free 24 hour service is available to all students and staff from anywhere on campus. If you intend to work late at night and know you will require assistance, try to book in advance to avoid delays. If your escort is delayed for any reason, the Security Office will contact you.

To request a security escort, call +61 8344 4674 or 1800 246 066 (free call).

Parkville

Graduate student centre

Located at 23 Royal Parade, across the road from the Conservatorium Building.

Shared work spaces, lockable storage and common room facilities are available for use by all graduate students. Please make sure that you leave this space clean and tidy, as you would wish to find it.

Protocols of the student centre:

  1. All desks are hotdesks and cannot be reserved or commandeered by individual students.
  2. At the end of each day all items are to be removed from the desks and desks left in a clean state.
  3. Lockers are provided to store items during the day, these are not to be used to store items on a long term basis, please provide your own lock.
  4. We reserve the rights to remove locks.
  5. Any queries please contact the research office at vcamcm-research@unimelb.edu.au

Computer labs

Music technology laboratory is located in room 216 on the first floor of the Conservatorium building. Students enrolled in Computing for Musicians, Music Technology and all composition students have access via swipe-card.

Electronic studios 1, 2 and 3 are located on the ground floor of the Conservatorium building. Graduate Composition students who have significant studio tasks, as approved by the Convenor of Composition, have access via swipe-card.

There are additional computer labs available around campus, particularly in the library.

Student room bookings

There are a number of practice rooms available at Parkville:

  • 214 Berkeley Street - swipe card access to the Berkeley Street practice rooms is available 24/7.
  • Music Basement - available via sign-up sheets on each practice room door for pianists, the Basement is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. There is a 2 hour per room, per day policy in the Basement.
  • Southbank Practice Rooms - The practice facilities at the Southbank Campus are also available to all students in the Faculty.
  • 23 Royal Parade - You can also books rooms in the Graduate student centre at 23 Royal Parade, booking is by sign-up sheet at 23 Royal Parade.
  • Melba Hall can only be booked via James Hutchison.

For student bookings, contact vcamcm-bookings@unimelb.edu.au. Requests sent from non-unimelb accounts will not be processed.

Security

Parkville campus has security 24 hours a day. More information about Parkville Campus security can be found here.