Summer intensive deep diving into Plato’s Republic
Beyond Ormond Borders
Beyond Ormond Borders exposes students to the complex problems facing our local, national and global community. These activities are student led and cover a range of initiatives, including environmental projects, mentoring at a local school, current affairs discussion and volunteering at various organisations.
World of Work/Career Advising
Ormond students are offered in-house training in work readiness skills. This program encompasses a wide range of activities, from workplace visits, mentoring dinners, guest speakers, internships opportunities, case competitions and individual career consulting with our full-time career advisor. We also help prepare students for post-graduate law and medical degree entrance requirements, and expand their knowledge of career pathways to give them opportunities to network with our generous, well-connected Ormond alumni community.
- Individual career counselling
- Workplace visits
- Case competitions
- Mentoring dinners
- Industry speakers
- Advice on graduate programs
- Work readiness skills
Associate Ormond College (AOC)
Designed and delivered in-house, our independent learning program is available exclusively for our students at no extra cost. The program is all about students gaining an extra toolkit of enterprise skills to complement their university studies and prepare them for the changing future of work. Learn more about Associate Ormond College
Music & Creative Arts at The Lodge
The Lodge opened in 2018 as a place for music and creative arts activities. Led by Musician in Residence, eminent pianist Stephen McIntyre and a staff/student committee, the Lodge provides spaces for music performance, practice rooms, design spaces and visual arts.
Academic Visitor Program
Ormond hosts many eminent scholars from both Australia and overseas. Where possible, students are invited to meet with visitors to discuss their ideas and gain insights into the world of academic research and careers.
Fridays @ 1
A weekly student-led group conversation about a topical social, political or ethical issue.
Fridays @ 1: a student-led robust conversation about topical political and social issues.
A weekly student-led group forum to discuss topical or historical scientific discoveries.
Weekly Science Symposium: a packed house to hear from Nobel Laureate, Peter Doherty
Federal Budget Week Tour
Every year, students have the opportunity to experience the behind-the-scenes of Australian policy-making and politics with our Budget Week tour. This is a unique perspective into the inner workings of one of the pinnacle moments in the parliamentary calendar.
Each year, an editorial committee of Ormond students produces Ormond Papers, a published journal which contains academic and creative work from Ormond students, staff and alumni.
Annual Garma trip
Travel and Cultural Experiences
We facilitate a range of cross-cultural experiences including the Garma Festival, an excursion to the Bawaka homeland, the summer school at the Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, and more.