How to Vote for Student Elections Painlessly

Disclaimer: UniMelb Adventures prides itself from being a non-affiliated, apolitical publication and this article serves to inform the student population about general elections. This article was written originally for Farrago Magazine and has been abridged. So its Week 7 and you have an assignment due on Friday. You’re rather tired and you just want to go to that regrettable 9am tute you got into because … Continue reading How to Vote for Student Elections Painlessly

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

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

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

What if I Didn’t Make Friends in O-Week?

We all have that dream. You show up to your host tour on your first day of uni and become best friends with the other person who’s also late. You find solace in the person sitting next to you in your Power tutorial. You meet the coolest person who you immediately click with on that o-camp. The dream of meeting your next best friend as … Continue reading What if I Didn’t Make Friends in O-Week?

Cassie’s top tips for getting thrifty around campus

Cassie is a third-year Commerce student, majoring in Economics and Finance. She spends several hours a day listening to true crime and/or politics podcasts, and is addicted to long distance running.   If you’ve been living the lavish university life, your bank account may be hurting after a few too many indulgences. So if you’re looking for some tips to cut back your spending, or … Continue reading Cassie’s top tips for getting thrifty around campus

Getting involved at university and padding your resumé

  Aidan is an Italian Honours student at the University of Melbourne and one of our sub-editors at Unimelb Adventures. When he’s not studying (ie. struggling to write his thesis) in the Bailieu library, you’ll find him taking photographs around Melbourne or attempting to learn another foreign language.   “So….. What are your plans for after university?”.   Whilst it’s tempting to try and avoid … Continue reading Getting involved at university and padding your resumé

Swotvac Tips

Cassie is a third-year Commerce student, majoring in Economics and Finance. She is addicted to podcasts and long distance running. It’s almost swotvac. It’s the time of year when you realise you didn’t understand 75% of the content this semester, you stopped doing your tutorial work in week 3, and you never actually went back and watched those 12 lectures you skipped. Don’t worry, we’ve … Continue reading Swotvac Tips

The Pros and Cons of Taking an Intensive

Nicole is one of the staff writers for Unimelb Adventures. She is in third year, doing a Bachelor of Music, specialising in Performance and majoring in Piano. She loves keeping herself fit by swimming and going out on adventure walks! Throughout my undergraduate studies so far, I have loved taking the opportunity to do either summer or winter intensive courses for subjects that I need … Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Taking an Intensive