Academic Staff Orientation

All new academic staff are strongly encouraged to attend the University of Melbourne's Academic Staff Orientation. The interactive program provides valuable information and advice on making a successful start to an academic career in a research-led University.

The Academic Staff Orientation is held twice each year, typically in February and July. The next Academic Staff Orientation will be held on Friday 6th February 2015, 8:45am - 2:30pm.

Enquiries -
Michelle van Kampen
Professional Development Coordinator

T: +61 3 9035 4673


Registration for the 2015 February ASO is now open. Registration is via THEMIS.

Register (THEMIS)



Theatre 1, 207 Bouverie St, The University of Melbourne, Parkville campus.


8.45am - 9


9am – 9.20

Richard James

Welcome and introduction to the University
Professor Richard James
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Director, Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education

9.20 – 10am


Thriving at the University of Melbourne
Advice from a panel of experienced staff
Chair: A/Prof. Sophie Arkoudis, Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education

10.00 – 11am

Learning and teaching at the University of Melbourne
A/Prof. Sophie Arkoudis

11 - 11.30am

Morning tea

11.30 - 12pm

David Cookson

Support for researchers
Dr David Cookson, Melbourne Research

12 – 1pm


Academic Career Development
Academic panel session
Chair: Angela Grant - Learning and Development, University Services


Catered lunch at University House @ the Woodward

ASO Links and Resources

Infomation from the July 2014 Academic Staff Orientation can be found on our links and resources page.