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

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

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

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

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?

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 phone and leave a voice message. That way you can … Continue reading 58 tips for surviving first year

The best places to chill out at uni

It’s important to take a break during the business of SWOTVAC and exams, so the team have prepared a list of our favourite places to chill out at Unimelb! The lawn next to the Sidney Myer Asia Centre The water here is so calming, and there are two cafes close by (Cafe Resource attached to the ERC and Shanti Bagwan Cafe in the Alice Hoy … Continue reading The best places to chill out at uni

Three Ways to Save Money on Coffee in Week 12

Coffee is our fuel for Week 12 survival. I always feel a bit guilty spending the $4 on coffee when I could be spending it on flashcards to memorise definitions for upcoming exams. The caffeine usually washes away that guilt, though. However, if one spends $3.50 a day for the five days of Week 12, it’s the same as, like, two months of Netflix. And that’s if … Continue reading Three Ways to Save Money on Coffee in Week 12

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