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Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic

Our Student Life at MelbPoly (SLAM) team run the fun stuff on campus: things like movie nights, bake sales, careers expos, spring markets, and more. They also run competitions and share giveaways.

Melbourne Polytechnic employs the SLAM team to enrich the student experience. They have a presence on and off campus, and we're here for you, the student, so make the most of it. SLAM events are free and open to everyone. Come along and meet our close-knit communities, make friends and get involved in campus culture. SLAM also support and encourage students to build their skills and run their own events, fundraisers and competitions, so if you have an idea, please get in touch to see how we can help.

What's coming up?

Check the Thrive App to see the latest news and upcoming events. You can also follow SLAM on Facebook and Instagram, where you’ll find events info as well as heaps of giveaways and special offers.

If you have a question or want to say "hi", email us on or call 9269 1321.

Want to become a PolyVoly?

If you’re looking to gain some work experience while studying, consider volunteering with SLAM and become a PolyVoly. You can help out organise events and fundraisers or contribute content to social media. 

As a Poly Voly you can connect with students from different campuses and backgrounds and enjoy a sense of achievement by giving back to the institute and the community.

Being a Melbourne Polytechnic Poly Voly is a rewarding job with many benefits. You can: 

  • Meet new people and make friends
  • Develop your skills in leadership, team work, events and more
  • Gain valuable transferable skills that can boost your employment opportunities
  • Get involved with national charities and give back to your community

When you sign up as a Poly Voly, you will receive an email when volunteering opportunities arise both within and outside the institute.