This page has critical information about the COVID-19 crisis and the University’s responses as this situation evolves.
National Coronavirus Hotline: 1800 020 080
Victorian Coronavirus Hotline: 1800 675 398
For general advice about COVID-19 including how to protect yourself and others, symptoms, and when to get tested, visit the Australian Government’s Department of Health.General advice
Factsheets for university students and staff
Factsheets for university staff and students are regularly updated on the Department of Education, Skills and Employment.Factsheets
International Student Emergency Relief Fund
The Victorian Government has announced a $45 million International Student Emergency Relief Fund for international students facing financial hardship.
If you are an international student in Victoria experiencing financial hardship, you may be eligible for support. For information about how to apply for support as a University of Divinity student, contact Mr Craig Boyd.
For more information about where to find information, practical help and confidential support available at Study Melbourne, visit www.studymelbourne.vic.gov.au/coronavirus www.studymelbourne.vic.gov.au
University of Divinity fully funds six-month extension for all HDR students
The University announces the following measures to support HDR students:
- An extraordinary extension of 6 months for all HDR students enrolled as at 1 April 2020, regardless of award, stage of candidature or of whether the student is part-time or full-time.
- A Research Fee Scholarship of 6 months for all HDR students who receive the extraordinary extension, to cover HDR student tuition fees for the period 1 July to 31 December 2020.
Students will need to register with the Dean of the School of Graduate Research to access the extension and to have their completion date updated.More information about the extension
Please read an important statement from the Vice-Chancellor on the University’s response to Coronavirus. The university will be moving to online delivery as much as possible for the remainder of first semester. In addition, first semester will be extended by two weeks.Statement from the Vice-Chancellor
Library Services and COVID-19
Library Hub staff and librarians working at libraries associated with the University are committed to providing continued access to library services and resources as the global coronavirus (COVID-19) situation evolves.
The University continues to provide access to a huge number of online library resources via the Library Hub and library staff are still available to assist.
A LibGuide has been created as a central place to update the University community about any library-related developments, including access arrangements at the libraries associated with the University of Divinity, and tips for accessing library resources remotely.COVID-19 LibGuide
Library Research Services for Academic Staff and HDR students
Library premises associated with the University are now closed to public access, although some libraries are able to support mediated loans (“Request & Collect”) or extended loan renewals.
On 16 April 2020 the University announced special research services available to support academic staff and higher degree by research (HDR) students. Services include:
- virtual document delivery service
- e-consultancy service to navigate electronic resources and assist with access to print collections
- A grant to the SGR for the purchase of e-books and digital resources required by HDR students
- A grant for the provision of document delivery and interlibrary loans services for resources held in library collections in Australia or overseas
Community Response: Reflection and Meditation
In a time of great disruption and uncertainty, members of the University community are responding to the COVID-19 crisis by penning reflections and meditations.