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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

University of Melbourne Young Leaders Program webinar

How would you like to spend a week at Australia’s leading university and gain insights into future careers and areas of study?

University of Melbourne

Visit the University of Melbourne!

The University of Melbourne’s Young Leaders Program North America Scholarships give you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend a week this July building your leadership skills and making friends with other high-achieving students from Australia and around the world.

The Young Leaders Program is a pre-college program for students aged 14 – 17 and be due to graduate from high school after 2019. You can choose any study area such as biomed, science and engineering, design, etc. and follow it for a week to discover what it’s really like! Applications close May 9, 2019. Apply now!

This will be an amazing opportunity for you to engage in interactive lectures and workshops, develop your leadership skills, and gain confidence. You’ll live on campus, have fun experiencing Melbourne, and make friends with student leaders from Australia and around the world!

To help answer any questions you may have about the program, the University of Melbourne is holding a webinar tonight!

Young Leaders Program Webinar

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Time: 8 – 9 p.m. Eastern (7 p.m. Central / 6 p.m. Mountain / 5 p.m. Pacific)
Register for this webinar!

Can’t attend at the scheduled time? Be sure to register and Melbourne will send you the recording after the session has concluded.

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Discover more about studying at the University of Melbourne! Send us an email at info@oztrekk.com or call us toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355—we’re here to help!

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Get a University of Melbourne Young Leaders Program Scholarship!

Do you want to discover future career and study directions and experience life at Australia’s top-ranked university?

University of Melbourne

Discover the University of Melbourne!

The University of Melbourne is ranked #1 in Australia and #32 in the world. It’s situated in one of the most liveable cities in the world that has been voted #3 globally for best university cities for students.

Worldstrides is excited to announce a new program with the University of Melbourne. UniMelb’s Young Leaders Program North America Scholarships give you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend a week this July building your leadership skills and making friends with other high-achieving students from Australia and around the world.

Many students describe the Young Leaders Program as transformative, inspiring and memorable. Here’s your chance to be a part of it!

Young Leaders Program North America Scholarships

What? Three scholarships are available, each valued at approximately AUD $1,990. These scholarships will cover tuition, room and board at the university’s residential Trinity College, plus airport transfers, local transport for excursions, and activity fees. Airfare and visas not included.

Who? The Young Leaders Program is a pre-college program for students aged 14 – 17 and be due to graduate from high school after 2019. You can choose any study area such as biomed, science and engineering, design, etc. and follow it for a week to discover what it’s really like!

When? Applications close May 9, 2019. Apply now! Students will be notified of the results of their applications after May 20, 2019.

Young Leaders Program Webinar

Join the University of Melbourne for a YLP webinar and get your questions answered!

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Time: 8 – 9 p.m. Eastern (7 p.m. Central / 6 p.m. Mountain / 5 p.m. Pacific)
Register now!

Can’t attend at the scheduled time? Be sure to register and Melbourne will send you the recording after the session has concluded.

Spend a week this July at Australia’s leading university and gain insights into future careers and areas of study. You’ll engage in interactive lectures and workshops with leading academics and industry experts. Develop your leadership skills and gain confidence. You’ll live on campus, have fun experiencing Melbourne and make friends with student leaders from Australia and around the world!

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Do you have questions about studying at the University of Melbourne? Send us an email at info@oztrekk.com or call us toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

OzTREKK Ambassadors: Being mentally prepared for your move to Australia

Welcome to the very first OzTREKK Ambassador blog!

At OzTREKK, we are proud to assist you throughout your entire journey—from your very first questions to predeparture to greeting you in Australia for our on-campus In-Australia Meet-ups.

Because we’ve been doing this since 2002, we know there can be bumps along the way. The key to traversing the bumps and hairpin turns is to have a positive attitude and to know you have a support system (and when to seek help if you need it!). In fact, all our Australian universities have international student support services available to help you with any issue, especially when you may feel overwhelmed and homesick.

University of Melbourne MD student

Follow Josh on Instagram!

Meet OzTREKK student ambassador Josh Walt, a Melbourne MD student who has agreed to document his Australian journey—including some of the stuff other people may forget about—like how to adjust to life in Australia and how to make sure you have a support system in place.

Take it away, Josh!

The Overwhelming Beginning and The Importance of Coping Mechanisms for Mental Health

I would be lying to you if I said that moving across the world didn’t come with its challenges.

After landing, it took over two weeks to find a place in a location somewhat close to campus and another week to settle in comfortably. Maybe my roommate and I were some of the unlucky few, but on move-in day we were shocked to see the apartment that was “professionally cleaned” still had Oreos under the mattress, dark brown stains on them, gum between the couch cushions and multiple miscellaneous sticky and greasy substances all over the cutlery, plates and other furniture. Setting up our WiFi took two weeks longer than the company had guaranteed. It’s a good thing phone plans here provide you with 40GB of data a month!

Although, after going to the Victoria night market, the Royal Botanical Gardens, the storage units on Brighton Beach etc., it is safe to say it was all worth it!

First Day of Orientation

To add to the stress of moving across the world, the first thing that was said in orientation was that the MD program at The University of Melbourne was one of the hardest and most demanding courses offered. The school’s academic mentors, counselling and psychological services then followed this speech by stating more than 50% of the students who see them seek support for mental health issues. A larger portion of these students have never experienced mental health problems before. Leading to why I am reaching out to all you prospective students today…

The Most Successful Students

My point is not to scare anyone off, only to share that it was a difficult move. I want to emphasize the importance of coping mechanisms for mental health. Especially as an international student, you have the pressure of school and the added stress of moving across the world without a social network.

These counsellors went on to say the most successful students are the ones who make time for their music, sports, social life, travel etc., because it is so important for your mental health as a student in a challenging professional program. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways to manage stress that will help you succeed and attain your dream degree—the reason you headed to Australia in the first place!

I know it’s a long time away, but I know once I finish and get that medical degree all the stress and hard work will be worth it!

Excited for the next chapter!

Josh
@mddownunder

Friday, February 1st, 2019

University of Melbourne Veterinary Medicine Info Sessions

What’s it like to study veterinary medicine at the prestigious University of Melbourne?

Well, wonder no more because the Melbourne Veterinary School representatives will be visiting Canada! Everyone is welcome to attend! Join OzTREKK and the University of Melbourne discover more about your study options. Learn more about what happens after graduation and the accreditation process so you can practice in Canada!

University of Melbourne Veterinary Medicine

Don’t forget to RSVP for the upcoming Melbourne Vet Info Sessions!

Melbourne Veterinary Medicine

University of Toronto
Date: February 4, 2019
Time: 12 p.m.
RSVP here!

University of Guelph
Date: February 4, 2019
Time: 6 p.m.
RSVP here!

Western University
Date: February 5, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m.
RSVP here!

University of Saskatchewan
Date: February 6, 2019
Time: 5 p.m.
RSVP here!

University of Alberta
Date: February 7, 2019
Time: 5 p.m.
RSVP here!

University of British Columbia
Date: February 8, 2019
Time: 5 p.m.
RSVP here!

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Do you have questions about Melbourne Veterinary School and the upcoming information sessions? Please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Vet Schools Admissions Officer Meghan Strank at meghan@oztrekk.com.

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Australian universities viewed well on resumes

What’s the best university name in the world to put on your resume?

Australian universities

You could have an Australian university on your resume!

You may have guessed the likes of Harvard or MIT—and you’re right, but there are Australian universities ranked very highly on that list as well!

The Graduate Employability Rankings, based on the views of 42,000 employers, shows the universities most likely to impress graduate recruiters. Produced by the QS group that also publishes the annual World University Rankings, this table demonstrates that students are considering future job prospects as well as academic achievement. While many of the world’s top universities produce high-achieving graduates every year, employers frequently express concerns that academic institutions aren’t doing enough to prepare their students for the world of work.

In the rankings survey, employers were asked where they recruit their most “competent, innovative and effective” graduates. The rankings also take into account employment statistics for former students, where graduates in top jobs studied and the range of partnerships between universities and employers.

The Aussie unis listed below are part of a wider trend which sees Australian universities perform particularly well for graduate employability.

Canadian and Australian universities in the top 100 for employability

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Think you might like to learn more about your study options? Come to one of our Study in Australia Fairs! OzTREKK and our Australian university partners are on tour across Canada, Sept. 17–28. Find out where we’ll be next by checking out our Events page!

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Melbourne veterinary school announces redevelopment plans

New Melbourne Veterinary School students beginning in 2019 will be pleased to hear of the upcoming redevelopment plans for the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science and the Faculty of Science—that means brand new, purpose-built facilities!

New development in Werribee

Melbourne veterinary school announces redevelopment plans

An artist’s drawing of the new Learning and Teaching Building (Image: University of Melbourne)

The University of Melbourne has recently announced that it will be redeveloping its Werribee campus to create a state-of-the-art facility for clients, students, staff and wider community. The planned new five-storey learning and teaching building will improve the delivery of the university’s world-class veterinary education, and will house cutting-edge equipment and purpose-built spaces, including sitting areas open to the public and a new café.

Part of the redevelopment also includes the upgrade to the U-Vet Animal Hospital, which provides world-class treatments for pets as well as the best possible hands-on clinical experience for veterinary students.

Along with new landscaped gardens with improved pedestrian access and an upgraded parking area, there will also be a new emergency section with separate waiting areas for different species and additional consultation rooms.

Throughout the construction, U-Vet will continue to operate 24-hours and provide the same high-quality medical care for animals. Learning, teaching and research activities will also continue. Any changes will be clearly signed and alternative parking will be provided.

The Werribee Redevelopment has been designed in consultation with veterinarians with expertise in animal behaviour. The project aligns with the aspirations of the University of Melbourne and the Victorian Planning Authority and Wyndham City Council.

Western Edge Biosciences project

In tandem with the Werribee project, the Western Edge Biosciences Stage 1 project will, for the first time, bring together the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Science, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, and the Faculty of Science into one cohesive precinct.

Melbourne veterinary school announces redevelopment plans

Artist impression of the new U-Vet Hospital
(Image: University of Melbourne)

This world-class building will provide an active and flexible learning environment that has been designed specifically to suit the biosciences. Housing purpose-built wet and dry teaching labs, and various formal and informal learning spaces, the building allows for several classes to run simultaneously within the same area.

The corner of Tin Alley and Royal Parade will be revitalised by the new precinct for future bio scientists, vets and doctors. The precinct has been architecturally designed to reflect the theme of biosciences throughout.

With a rich façade and a welcoming natured-based design, the design aims to blend the interior and exterior spaces. The impressive landscape design references the university’s historical System Garden, which will be visible from the informal areas inside.

The WEBS Parkville program has been undertaken in close collaboration with the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science and the Faculty of Science, including user groups with representatives from each faculty.

Both projects are expected to be completed and ready for teaching in Semester 1, 2019.

Are you interested in studying veterinary medicine at the University of Melbourne?

The University of Melbourne’s four-year, graduate-entry Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree offers veterinary students the best possible preparation for twenty-first-century careers in a rapidly changing and increasingly global workforce. Students can expect to learn the latest theory and practice, with plenty of practical hands-on experience, taught by a team of leading veterinarians.

Program: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: Late February/early March
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: Candidates are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.

Entry Requirements

Eligible Melbourne DVM applicants must

  • have completed an undergraduate science degree (minimum three-year degree); and
  • have completed prerequisite subjects including at least one semester of study in each of cell biology or general biology, and biochemistry.
  • submit a personal statement (i.e., description of their interest in veterinary science and related experiences with animals).

Acceptable undergraduate science degrees at Canadian universities include science degrees with majors in agriculture, animal science, biochemistry, biomedicine, physiology or zoology.

Selection into the program will be primarily based on academic achievement. Selection will be based on results (grades) obtained in your final year undergraduate science subjects as well as your second last year (penultimate) undergraduate science subjects, weighted 75:25 toward the final year subjects. Applicants with a 75% average and above should apply.

Apply to Melbourne Veterinary School!

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Do you have questions about applying to Melbourne Veterinary School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Vet Schools Admissions Officer Meghan Strank at meghan@oztrekk.com.

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Unlimited options: What would you like to study in Australia?

OzTREKK Blog: by Admissions Officer Heather Brown

As the admissions officer for undergraduate and postgraduate programs here at OzTREKK, I have learned about some awesome program options available to students!

Did you know that there are genetic counselling degrees available? Are you passionate about underwater archaeology? Have you always wanted to learn more about marine biology and study it in an awesome climate? These are all great choices for students to consider and our Australian university partners are always looking for Canadians to apply. Also, studying these programs in Oz may give you a competitive edge with unique placement opportunities that are not available here in Canada.

Whether you want to apply to unique or typical programs, studying an undergrad or postgrad program would be exciting if you have the opportunity to live in and travel Australia! Here are some of my favourites!

Unlimited options: What would you like to study in Australia?

Study environmental sciences at an Australian university!

Master of Integrated Water Management

The Master of Integrated Water Management at the University of Queensland is one of the few courses in the world that takes a truly transdisciplinary, integrated approach to water management in both developed and developing country contexts. What makes this degree so interesting is that it is co-badged and co-delivered by leading industry practitioners and lecturers from International WaterCentre’s founding member universitiesUniversity of Queensland, Monash University, Griffith University, and the University of Western Australia—all OzTREKK Australian university partners, btw.

The Master of Integrated Water Management creates water leaders by drawing on international teaching and research from many fields to provide a whole-of-water-cycle approach. Students get the skills to consider the impacts of decisions systemically across environment, politics, law, science, culture, engineering, economics, health and society.

Oh yeah, and they have scholarships for this.

Program: Master of Integrated Water Management
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Duration: 2 years
Next available intake: February 2019

Apply to the UQ Master of Integrated Water Management!

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Master of Genetic Counselling

The University of Melbourne’s 2-year Master of Genetic Counselling is designed to build and increase skills and breadth in clinical practice and research, utilising the expertise of tutors who are clinicians, genetic counsellors, scientists, people with a disability and community members. The program teaches counselling skills, research skills and clinical genetics knowledge in small interactive student groups.

Program: Master of Genetic Counselling
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Duration: 1.5 years
Semester intake: February
Application deadline: November 29, 2017

Apply to the University of Melbourne Master of Genetic Counselling degree!

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Master of Science in Marine Biology and Ecology

James Cook University is the leading education and research institution for marine biology in the Tropics. JCU’s location allows students and research staff ready access to a wide variety of tropical marine systems including coral reefs, tropical estuaries, mangrove habitats and seagrass beds. Links between research and teaching programs ensure that students are at the cutting edge of marine research.

Program: Master of Science (Marine Biology and Ecology)
Location: Townsville, Queensland
Duration: 1.5 years
Semester intakes: February and July
Application deadline: Candidates are encouraged to apply a minimum of three months prior to the program start date.

Apply to the Master of Science at James Cook University!

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If you are interested in applying to an undergraduate or postgraduate degree that’s beyond the “ordinary,” email me at heather@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355—I’m here to help!

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

What is genetic counselling?

Internationally, genetic counselling is taught within a 2-year clinical master degree. In Canada, only five universities offer a Master of Science in genetic counselling with very few places for each, and entry can be extremely competitive. It’s no wonder students with a passion for understanding genetics are looking elsewhere to continue their studies.

What is genetic counselling?

Study genetic counselling at the University of Melbourne

What is genetic counselling?

The practice of genetic counselling combines the expertise of genetic disease mechanisms with a sensitive appreciation of the psychological burdens and complex social and ethical issues associated with genetic disorders. Genetic counsellors work in a multidisciplinary team with clinical geneticists, nurses, social workers, dietitians, communicating complex genetic information to individuals and families to facilitate decision making.

The University of Melbourne’s 2-year Master of Genetic Counselling is designed to build and increase skills and breadth in clinical practice and research, utilising the expertise of tutors who are clinicians, genetic counsellors, scientists, people with a disability and community members.

The degree will fulfill the requirements for certification and employment as a genetic counsellor in Australia and reciprocity with training overseas. The program teaches counselling skills, research skills and clinical genetics knowledge in small interactive student groups. Problem Based Learning is one mode of teaching in the genetics tutorials.

Past graduates are employed throughout the world, including in Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand. It is expected that graduates of the Melbourne Master of Genetic Counselling will be eligible to register to practice as genetic counsellors in the UK and Canada, further increasing employment opportunities.

Program: Master of Genetic Counselling
Duration: 2 years
Next available intake: February 2019

Apply to the University of Melbourne Master of Genetic Counselling degree!

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Find out more about studying genetic counselling and other health sciences degree at the University of Melbourne. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Health Sciences Admissions Officer Heather Brown at heather@oztrekk.com for more information.

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

What is it like to study at the University of Melbourne? Find out Oct. 3

Navigating university study options online can be a complicated task with so many options available. To help, the University of Melbourne has just announced it will be holding an online virtual fair tomorrow, Oct. 3, for international students.

Wondering what it's like to study at the University of Melbourne?

Don’t miss the Melbourne Virtual Fair Oct. 3

During the virtual fair, you can chat with staff from the university’s faculties and graduate schools to explore your study options and find out what makes Melbourne consistently ranked one of the top 35 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016–2017).

University of Melbourne Virtual Fair

October 3, 2017 @ 6 p.m. EDT (3 p.m. PDT) – Register now.

Register your interest and log on to the Virtual Fair on Oct. 3 to find out more about the University of Melbourne experience!

The Virtual Fair is just like attending an expo on your computer! Registered participants will be able to

  • get information about the university, their courses and admission requirements;
  • get information about Melbourne—the world’s most liveable city—as well as accommodation options, and student support;
  • chat online with University of Melbourne staff and current international students to really get an understanding of what it’s like to study in Melbourne; and
  • see and hear video presentations from leading academics and current international students.

This is a great opportunity to find out more about Melbourne’s popular schools:

Find out about the university’s admissions process, scholarships and accommodation options. Chat with current students to find out what being a Melbourne student is like or just the lifestyle in Melbourne—ranked the world’s most livable city (The Economist 2017)!

Regardless of where you are in the world, you can always connect with the University of Melbourne from your desktop, laptop, tablet or even your phone.

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Do you have questions regarding the University of Melbourne Virtual Fair for International Students? Please contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1 866-698-7355. Find out more about the University of Melbourne and about how you can study in Australia!

Friday, September 1st, 2017

University of Melbourne joins FutureLearn

The University of Melbourne has joined FutureLearn, a platform offering free online courses from top universities and specialist organisations.

The University of Melbourne joins FutureLearn

Study at the University of Melbourne—online!

Announcing the new partnership, Professor Gregor Kennedy, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) at the University of Melbourne, said “We are excited to be joining FutureLearn. We believe our partnership with MOOC platform FutureLearn will provide opportunities for a new group of learners to experience our high-quality educational offerings.”

The establishment of the new partnership will expand the reach of the university’s open online learning programs, which have enjoyed considerable success since the Melbourne began its partnership with Coursera five years ago.

Mark Lester, Director of Partnership Development at FutureLearn, warmly welcomed the University of Melbourne.

“We are delighted to bring to our global community of learners the opportunity to study together on courses from a world-leading university such as the University of Melbourne,’’ he said.

The University of Melbourne will continue its relationship with Coursera, and its partnership with FutureLearn will diversify the university’s open learning platforms, allowing it to continue to offer exemplary online education worldwide.

Thinking of studying at the University of Melbourne? Melbourne offers some of the most popular degrees for Canadian students!

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Would you like more information about studying at the University of Melbourne? Contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355. We’re here to help!