A new Guaranteed Access Melbourne program at the University of Melbourne will give certainty to students from rural or isolated areas and in disadvantaged socio-economic circumstances who apply to enter the University of Melbourne in 2010 and meet the published criteria.
The University of Melbourne has again produced Victorian and Australian National Rhodes Scholars, who will be off to Oxford University in 2010 to embark on postgraduate programs which they hope will lead to opportunities for careers in public service.
Six outstanding students from the University of Melbourne have been awarded with international scholarships under the Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Endeavour Awards, the most of any Australian institution.
The University of Sydney has challenged the University of Melbourne’s crown at this year’s Head of the Yarra in a university showdown at the nation’s rowing classic being held this year on Saturday 28 November.
Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.