All-nighters: why you might actually be torturing yourself

Every time you don’t get enough sleep, you put your body through a decline in health and wellbeing. “I didn’t really think sleep was necessary,” my friend Sophie told me before our Biology exam, “if I could do better in this subject by studying more.” And although she did smash her exams with flying colours, … Continue reading All-nighters: why you might actually be torturing yourself

Finding Value in Volunteering

Volunteering experience can play a key role in our personal and professional lives. We’ve each had opportunities that have helped us in various ways in our respective journeys, and volunteering can be a way to continue the cycle of support for others. James Lynch is a leader in interview skill coaching and the recruitment industry, … Continue reading Finding Value in Volunteering

12 thoughts you have while applying for internships*

*as told through GIFs When your grades are still low, and you have no relevant experience, but you still have to be optimistic When you need to make yourself look like a decent applicant  When you stalk other people's LinkedIn profiles for "inspiration" only to realise that they all have their lives together When you … Continue reading 12 thoughts you have while applying for internships*

4 things I learned about love, life and the cosmos in my first semester

Solidarity between uni students is in the fact that none of us truly keep it together from beginning to end. If you’re managing, email me asap and be my life counsellor please and thank you—I can pay you in homemade dumplings that none of my friends would believe to be fit for consumption—but if you … Continue reading 4 things I learned about love, life and the cosmos in my first semester

We tested a bunch of study spaces to find the most scientifically optimal one

Abstract Owing to the positive reception garnered by our first venture into the world of scientific studies (Adventures, Unimelb 2018), it was decided that further scientific tests on the conundrums faced by the University of Melbourne student community were indeed necessary. This second instalment aims to continue demystifying student life by empirically ranking several popular … Continue reading We tested a bunch of study spaces to find the most scientifically optimal one

Three steps to not murdering your group-mates

Well, it’s time for the dreaded group assignment. Chances are, you fall into one of two categories: Been there, done that, got your resting bitch face ready A group assignment virgin who still believes that human beings are inherently decent (ahhh such naivety) Either way, it’s very likely that at some point you’re going to … Continue reading Three steps to not murdering your group-mates

What to wear to uni according to a first year vs. a fifth year

Ezri (The First Year): For many of us, university is the first time that we get to pick out our own outfits each day in place of drab school uniforms. Between 8am lectures and working frantically for an assignment due tomorrow, outfits might be the last thing on our minds. But fashion is a great … Continue reading What to wear to uni according to a first year vs. a fifth year

Why Pop the College Bubble When You Can Gently Let It Open?

2016 was weird. We all know that. It was occasionally sunlit, but mostly full of political and social storms. At its close, it was infamous for the deaths of so many legends across all forms of media. Now, I invite you to visit 2016’s tombstone. Next to Harambe’s. Okay, I’ll stop. As well as being … Continue reading Why Pop the College Bubble When You Can Gently Let It Open?

Best coffee on campus? We did a fully legitimate scientific test to find out

Abstract For decades, the student community at the University of Melbourne has faced a deeply concerning issue; namely, that of sourcing the best possible coffee on campus. A unique drink in both its caffeine-providing qualities, its enormously polarising nature, as well as its cultural significance in our city, coffee has frequently been a subject of … Continue reading Best coffee on campus? We did a fully legitimate scientific test to find out

Your complete guide to free food at the University of Melbourne

1. Through a club The easiest way to get free food at uni is through clubs and societies. The mistake that most students make when it comes to clubs and societies is joining the clubs and groups they’re actually interested in. This, of course, is a rookie error and should be avoided at all costs. … Continue reading Your complete guide to free food at the University of Melbourne

Students camp outside Co-op for 13 days to purchase subject readers

Thursday week 2 of first semester – University of Melbourne students have now been lining up for 13 days outside the new Grattan Street Co-op, Unimelb Adventures reports. Although there is no official release date for 2018 subject readers, rumours suggest that they are due to slip into the loading bay by the Easter break. … Continue reading Students camp outside Co-op for 13 days to purchase subject readers

Immigrating into first year: a field guide for international students

Moving away for uni is a common experience. You look for an apartment, maybe bunk in with a friend, start cooking and cleaning for yourself and learn much too late that not turning on the vents above your stove WILL set off the fire alarm in small apartments. New school, new city, no more parental … Continue reading Immigrating into first year: a field guide for international students

58 tips for surviving first year

We asked a bunch of people hanging around uni what their tips were for new students and here’s what they said. (Please note, Unimelb Adventures is not responsible for anything that may happen to you as a result of following these tips) Call family members/friends back at times when you know they won't have their … Continue reading 58 tips for surviving first year