Parents and families
Get the information you need to help your child choose subjects, find the right university course and apply. We offer events and resources for families of all future students, from primary school upwards.
Events for Parents
Parent Information Series
Preparing and applying for university can be a huge step for most students and parents often play a key role by providing their guidance and advice. Our Parent Information evenings aim to provide you with the right tools and information to confidently support your child’s journey into tertiary education.
A wide range of popular topics such as managing exam stress, WISE (women in STEM) and career myth busting will be presented by academics sharing their expertise in these fields. Parents with children in Year 10, 11 and 12 are strongly encouraged to attend.
Sessions begin at 6:00pm at our Perth campus. Light supper and refreshments will be served.
Supporting your girls' development in STEM
Join Murdoch University’s Education researcher, Dr. Amanda Woods-McConney in an interactive two-way communication approach to learn about how to support ‘your girl’ in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics studies.
For parents with:
Year 7 - 12 girls
Book now Via Eventbrite
Career Myth busting
This session will identify typical stereotypes in the Arts and Business, and aims to dispel the notion that there are few jobs or opportunities available while pursuing a career in these areas.
For parents with:
Year 10 - 12 students
VenuePerth campus (Kim Beazley Lecture Theatre)
Book now Via Eventbrite
Career and Information Evenings
These events will tell you and your student everything they need to know about studying at Murdoch. Attend a Career or Information Evening to learn more about the courses we offer in their area of interest and see how these will set them up for a range of career paths. We also offer a range of general information evenings to talk you through the process of applying to Murdoch through TISC, directly, via our other admission pathways which assess eligibility using criteria such as a creative portfolio or evidence of work and life experience.
Come along to our annual Open Day to explore where your student's thinking can take them. Choose from hundreds of activities to find out more about studying at Murdoch. Get advice from our friendly students and staff, attend course talks, take tours, watch performances, and soak up the campus atmosphere with free entertainment.
Campus tours and appointments
Take a tour of campus, or get advice on careers and our admission process by booking a one-on-one appointment with a future students' specialist.
Email us or phone 1300 687 3624 to make an appointment.
Please include the following information in your request:
- Your citizenship status
- Your preferred dates and times of appointment
- Your telephone number and email address
- A brief overview of your previous studies and interest areas
Events for Students
After school programs for primary school students
If your child is 10 or over, they can take part in our after school programs in physics, chemistry and maths. Run three days a week, these classes are designed to engage and extend students with an interest in science and maths.
Email us to learn more about our after school program.
Murdoch Horizons Year 12 Summer School
Register for our bespoke three-week program for the opportunity to experience university life and develop knowledge and skills relevant to your year 12 studies and beyond. It runs from 4 January to the 25th January 2019 and is open to all students undertaking ATAR studies in 2019.
Events and resources for future students
We offer other events and resources for future students, including our A Day in the Life series where students can experience a taste of everything Murdoch has to offer over the course of the day.
Discover our resources to help you and your student navigate the university admissions process and find the right course.
Register for updates
One of the best ways to stay up to date with upcoming events and new resources is to sign up for our future student email alerts.
Tips to help you support students
Studying, exams, applications – finishing school and starting university can be a stressful time for students and your family. We have put together this list of ways you can support your child and help to reduce stress at home.
Make health and wellbeing a priority
When studying for exams or starting university, it is easy for students to forget to take care of themselves. Eating regular, healthy meals, taking breaks and exercising are important for both physical and mental health and help keep stress levels down.
Communicate and spend time together
Make time to connect with your child as often as possible. Spending time together on activities or projects you both enjoy can give your student space to bring up any problems or stresses they are facing, as well as discuss their hopes and dreams for the future.
Get set up for study success
Time and space to study are important for students in their last years of high school and at university. Make sure your child has a study place that is their own, with no interruptions. Be mindful of how family activities and noise in the house might affect your student’s ability to study.
Getting into Murdoch
We have all the resources to help your student get into the course they want at Murdoch.
Decide what to study
There are a range of factors to take into account when deciding what to study, including your child’s ATAR, what area of study they are interested in and how they plan to study.
Learn about admission pathways
There is more than one pathway to study at Murdoch. Find out what admission pathways are available to your child and what they will need to apply and what other options they have if they do not meet the standard requirements.
Apply to Murdoch
The way your child applies to study an undergraduate course at Murdoch will depend on what time of year they apply, which course they are applying for and other factors.
Accept an offer
Once your student has applied to Murdoch, you will want to know what to expect when they receive an offer (and what to do if they don’t).
Fees and scholarships
Find out what you need to know about the fees and costs of university study as well as any financial assistance and scholarships your student may be eligible for.
Once your student has accepted an offer to study at Murdoch, everything moves pretty quickly. We have put together some handy information to help your student settle in to Murdoch and find the people, services and support they need.
If you are an international student looking to study in Australia at our university visit our section for international students and explore your options, understand how to apply, and discover what courses we offer.
Teachers and career counsellors
Get the information you need to help your students in the process of choosing subjects, finding the right university course and applying to Murdoch.