Murdoch Ready update: December 2020
At Murdoch, we've always focussed on delivering the best student experience possible, and we're proud of our five-star rating for student experience and student support in the 2021 Good Universities Guide.
As part of our commitment in this area, and the challenging school year students faced, we developed 'Murdoch Ready' packages to support Year 12's to make a smooth transition to uni and provide you with a helping hand in your first year.
Unfortunately, government reforms in education mean we can no longer offer these packages to you in 2021. We were looking forward to providing you with a package of your choice to get your first year of university off to a great start.
We're here to help and answer any questions you may have about uni and we're looking forward to welcoming you to campus and supporting you as you settle in next year.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Why did Murdoch introduce ‘Murdoch Ready’ packs for Year 12s?
Given 2020 has been an especially challenging year for school leavers, Murdoch Ready was envisioned as a way to give you a little bit more support as you transition to University.
We wanted to provide you with some assistance through creating three different Murdoch Ready packages that you could choose from to best support your uni journey and lifestyle.
How have changes to government legislation impacted Murdoch Ready?
Changes to Federal Government education legislation that l come into effect from 1 January 2021 mean that we can no longer provide Murdoch Ready packages as we had originally planned.
Our Murdoch Ready Packages were offered in good faith prior to the Federal Government’s higher education reforms being introduced and passed in Parliament.
We are disappointed the changes mean we can’t continue to offer the Murdoch Ready Package as intended for our future students.
What support does Murdoch provide to Year 12s transitioning to university next year?
Murdoch University has received five stars for student support in this year’s Good Universities Guide. We pride ourselves on supporting our students through a number of initiatives. Year 12s will be supported through:
- Online and On Campus Orientation (This includes UniEdge workshops which are designed especially for new students in their first semester of study to support you as you transition to uni.)
- My Murdoch Advice (We have locations on campus where you can drop by and speak to a Student Success Advisor and ask any questions you have)
- PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions facilitated by trained senior students who have excelled in their units)
- Peer Academic Coaches (PACs are successful students who offer free and individualised 20-minute drop-in or online consultations for all Murdoch students to assist with your studies).
- Buddy Program (starting at a university can be confusing, so our Buddy Program is designed to help ease the transition to uni life and provide a safe and comfortable environment for you to ask questions).
- The Guild (The Guild’s Clubs and Societies help new students to make connections and adapt to campus life.)
- Wellbeing Support (Murdoch provides a range of wellbeing support for new students transitioning to university. This includes Access and Inclusion, Counselling, and an on campus Medical Centre.)
For more information on all support services and those mentioned above, visit our support services page.
What scholarships or other financial support is available to me?
Murdoch offers a wide range of scholarships that can help offset your university costs including fees. Scholarships can be offered for a number of reasons, including academic merit, location, personal or financial hardship, and more. For more information on scholarships and financial support please visit our scholarship page.
Who can I talk to if I have questions?
If you have more questions, there are a number of ways you can get in touch.