The College offers academic support through small groups and individual tutorials for about 200 subjects. Students are strongly encouraged to attend these tutorials, take responsibility for their own learning needs, and seek help when they need it.
Tutorials, consults & supervisions
The College provides small-group tutorials, on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, that support specific University subjects for about 100 subjects, with a further 80 or so subjects supported through individual supervisions or skills consults. Students are encouraged to form peer study groups, or to work with a librarian to research for assignments. Any student is welcome to make an appointment to speak to the Head of Academic Programs for course advice, for academic skills, or to plan for postgraduate study, study abroad, or their career.
To provide tutorials for all subjects being studied by resident students, in some instances Trinity combines tutorial teaching with other colleges of the University of Melbourne.
The tutorial timetables of other University of Melbourne colleges are displayed alongside the Trinity tutorial timetable outside the Dining Hall in the Bishops' building. Information about intercollegiate tutorials is also available from the Head of Academic Programs.
In line with Trinity's commitment to developing students personally and socially as well as educationally, the College conducts extracurricular tutorials each semester on topics as varied as:
- instrumental music performance, including piano, guitar
- human rights
- beginners Chinese
- web applications
- LSAT (for Law) and GAMSAT (for Medicine) applications
Trinity hires a large number of outstanding tutors, who are usually undertaking post-graduate study at the University of Melbourne. Some teach in the University and at other Colleges, or are active practitioners of their chosen professions. Starting in the third week of each semester, tutors give weekly tutorials, individual supervisions or skills consults in their areas of expertise.