Where in the world were the team? A recap of o-week and week one

The first week of classes have finally concluded at UniMelb. Libraries and classrooms are once again filled with the noise of methodical clacking of students furiously trying to keep up with their lecturers or tutors and places like South Lawn are bustling with free food and activities once more. At unimelb adventures, we recruited new members of the team for the year and we got … Continue reading Where in the world were the team? A recap of o-week and week one

The Good Person Recipe

In 2015, I met Antonia Yip Siew Pin during Orientation Week. We were both international students with a great interest in performing arts, and it was only natural that we became friends. Three years later, I met Antonia again, but this time I am the audience, while she’s the performer. At this year’s Melbourne Fringe Festival, Antonia, alongside her colleague Nores Cerfeda, will perform their … Continue reading The Good Person Recipe

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, (and I’m very proud of her for that), sleeping so … 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, and Kumari Fernando is the general manager of DOXA’s developmental … 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 realise you need to step up your game and get … 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 feel like you aren’t, read on. After all, as we … 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 study spaces and investigating what makes a study space ‘work’. … 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 find yourself with a rather strong urge to strangle some … 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 way to express yourself – a  rocking t-shirt that says … 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 a generally havoc-filled year on a global scale, 2016 was … Continue reading Why Pop the College Bubble When You Can Gently Let It Open?

The Other Co-op

You are drinking a flat white. You are always drinking a flat white. You squeeze your keep cup tightly. It is almost empty. You wander the halls of Union House, searching for another flat white. You don’t remember the last time you weren’t drinking a flat white. Someone from the Socialist Alternative hands you a flyer. You have never been sure as to whether the Socialist … Continue reading The Other Co-op

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 debate. While existing literature points to some tentative conclusions in … 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. In order to decide which clubs, to join simply ask … 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. However, the Co-op line has been steadily growing since last … 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 supervision, fresh start. Starting uni as an international student is … Continue reading Immigrating into first year: a field guide for international students