TSS Application Form

Tenured Study Spaces (TSSs) are available in the Graduate Centre for currently enrolled University of Melbourne graduate students. Priority is given to students who are in the final stages of their course, for example, in the last 6-12 months for PhD students or the last 3-6 months for Masters and Graduate Diploma students.

Each TSS has 24-hour access, a desk, computer, lockable cupboards, book shelves, and internal telephone. They are allocated to successful applicants for 6 months only. Students can apply for an extension of up to 3 months for Masters students and 6 months for PhD students. Students are eligible to apply for one extension only. Tenured Study Spaces are available only once per degree.

Masters and Graduate Diploma students who are completing their study more than 6 months from the date of application may be requested to re-apply at a later time. PhD students who are completing their study more than 12 months from the date of application may be requested to re-apply at a later time. Special circumstances are considered on an individual basis.

All applications are considered monthly by the GSA Services Team.

The 2017 deadlines for receipt of Tenured Study Space applications are as follows:
Jan 26, Feb 23, Mar 23, Apr 20, May 18, Jun 22, Jul 20, Aug 17, Sep 21, Oct 19, Nov 16. Late applications will be considered in the following month.

Applicant notification dates from:
Feb 06, Mar 06, Apr 03, May 01, May 29, Jul 03, Jul 31, Aug 28, Oct 02, Oct 30, Nov 27.

If you have any questions, please contact:
TSS Administrator
Graduate Student Association
Tel: (03) 8344 8657
Email: tss@gsa.unimelb.edu.au

(Unit number, street name, suburb)

Please use your University of Melbourne email address (@student.unimelb.edu.au).

Please upload a copy of your current Statement of Enrolment (see Supporting Documentation below).

This room contains a single work-station and one computer where only one person can work in the room at any given time. The work-station is shared between two graduates on a mutually agreed time-share basis. Once allocated a time-share room, occupants are encouraged to regularly discuss and agree on the sharing arrangements.

ROOM SHARE: (only a few available)
This room is shared by 2 or 4 graduates, each person being allocated an individual work area and a computer. More than one person can and is expected to work in the room at any time. A small number of TSS are available on a room share basis.

Please note that while your preferences are taken into account and we will endeavour to meet your needs, we are not able to guarantee that you will be offered your choice of computer, room type or sharing preferences. These preferences are not the primary grounds on which your application is granted or declined.

(Maximum 6 months)

Note: You cannot apply for a TSS more than one month in advance.

Please upload (below) a statement which supports your application. Please clearly state why you need a Tenured Study Space. This statement allows the Services Team to assess and compare applicants' particular needs. You might include the following details:

- Why having a TSS is important to the completion of your degree or diploma;

- Any particular needs which you wish the Services Team to take into account when considering your application, for example cultural/religious requirements, physical conditions; and any information that could affect which TSS you are assigned, particularly anything that may affect your capacity to vacate the building in an emergency (All TSS are located on the 1st floor of the Graduate Centre).

- If you are applying under the special needs of Section 2.1 of the TSS Allocation Policy you should include supporting documentation of your disability or ongoing medical condition with your application. The University's Disability Liaison Unit can provide advice and a supporting letter (8344-7068)

Click here to download the declaration form: www.gsa.unimelb.edu.au/media/1537/tss-declaration-form-2017.pdf

Please fill in, sign and have your Supervisor (or associated staff member) sign the form, then scan and attached the form below in the uploads section (PDF only).

The following forms MUST be uploaded prior to lodging this application. If the required paperwork is not submitted, your application will NOT be considered.

1. A scanned copy of your current STATEMENT OF ENROLMENT
(this can be printed at Stop 1 or downloaded from your student portal following these directions: 'My Study Plan' --> 'Current Enrolment' --> 'Email my Statement of Enrolment')

2. Your SUPPORTING STATEMENT (written by you stating your reasons for needing a TSS, Word format)

3. Signed and scanned copy of your SIGNED DECLARATION (signatures by you AND your Supervisor/Head of Department supporting your application)

4. Any supporting medical documentation (only if required)

You may upload a maximum of 5 files.

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