How to make the most out of your SWOTVAC

Lindsay Wong and Min Jin Oh are Unimelb Adventures contributors. It’s that time of year again – SWOTVAC. You’ve been waiting the whole semester for this one week, free from lectures and tutorials, to study for exams and finish all of your research essays and assignments. However, even though a week sounds like a long time, it will fly by. Before you know it, SWOTVAC … Continue reading How to make the most out of your SWOTVAC

Hack your daily commute: Podcasts that make science fun (I promise!)

Charlotte Crawford-Shires is a Unimelb Adventures contributor. She is studying Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne. You can follow her on Instagram @charlotte.c.s Are you looking for ways to upgrade your daily commute? Are you tired of pretending that you listen to podcasts like the rest of your friends and colleagues, but don’t know where to start? Do you think science is (at … Continue reading Hack your daily commute: Podcasts that make science fun (I promise!)

Early end to May: Brexit for the rest of us

Nitul Deshpande is a Unimelb Adventures contributor. He is currently pursuing his Masters of Applied Economics at the University of Melbourne. You can follow him on Instagram @nituldeshpande BREXIT! Everyone knows about it, everyone knows how it will affect the EU and the UK and how it’s affected Theresa May (bye, Felicia), but do you know how it will affect you? You must be thinking ‘ohh, … Continue reading Early end to May: Brexit for the rest of us

A newbie’s guide to the Rowdy for when you need a break from studying

Saurabh Kumar Jain is a Unimelb Adventures contributor. He is currently pursuing his postgraduate studies in computer science at the University of Melbourne. You can follow him on instagram @iamsaurabhkumarjain With assessments building, SWOTVAC coming up and exams looming, you might need to take a breather from studying. So head to the Rowdy! The Rowden White Library is not your usual university library where you … Continue reading A newbie’s guide to the Rowdy for when you need a break from studying

Southbank Campus: Best Eats – An Insider’s Guide to the Area

Jessica Gilham is a Unimelb Adventures contributor. She is currently studying music at Victorian College of the Arts (Melbourne Uni’s Southbank campus). You can follow her on Instagram @__otaku_and_proud__ Whether you’re a Fine-Arts/Music student, or whether you’re just a curious Parkvillion (I’m making it a thing, shhhh), I’m here to give you the low-down on the best places to eat around Southbank campus! With the … Continue reading Southbank Campus: Best Eats – An Insider’s Guide to the Area

The end of Thrones

Bec of the House Meier, the First of Her Name Bec Meier is a Unimelb Adventures contributor. You can check out her blog howtolife and follow her on Twitter @latenighthell This post is spoiler-free but contains references to season eight. Though, if you haven’t finished season eight, you probably should not be using the internet if you’re trying to avoid Game of Thrones. In case … Continue reading The end of Thrones

The direction of the 2019 election

The Australian federal election is this Saturday and while we could talk about all the hot topics in this election, we’re not really that kind of publication. We prefer to keep things light-hearted and not sweat the small stuff like the housing bubble, wage stagnation, the climate change emergency, the problematic two-party system, the refugees currently imprisoned in detention facilities on Nauru and how Tim … Continue reading The direction of the 2019 election

Finding the balance

Liang Xue is currently studying Bachelor of Arts (criminology and psychology) at the University of Melbourne. She is also a contributor for Unimelb Adventures. You can follow her on Instagram @liang.xuee Responsibilities, commitments, to dos, – whatever you choose to call it. We all have them, whether we want them or not. Family, friends, university, work to extra-curricular commitments: everyone’s life is constantly moving. In … Continue reading Finding the balance

Uni coffee and recommendations

Bec Meier is a Unimelb Adventures contributor. You can check more of her work on https://howtolife01.wordpress.com/ It goes without saying that a student without caffeine is like a phone without charge; we need it to function. More than that, as uni students we very easily fall into the ‘broke and tired’ category. It’s the trope we all embrace, if somewhat reluctantly. It’s for this reason … Continue reading Uni coffee and recommendations

Speak of the Devil – Getting through Language Assessments

Worried about your first language assessment? Trying desperately, for the millionth time in your uni career, to find a way out of doing an oral presentation? Getting to the end of your degree and realising that you’re not confident using the language you’ve been studying? No matter your level, with first major assessments coming up, Unimelb Adventures has some great recommendations for the aspiring multilingual … Continue reading Speak of the Devil – Getting through Language Assessments

Club Highlight: The Language Exchange Club

Annyeonghaseyo and hello! I know how intimidating and time-consuming it can be to learn a new language, but fret not, for the Language Exchange Club (or LEC) is here for all your language needs! For just $5 a year, they provide weekly classes on languages such as Korean, German and Spanish, to name a few, and you can go to as many classes as you … Continue reading Club Highlight: The Language Exchange Club

Our first year at the University of Melbourne

A biomedicine student’s perspective It all started on Tuesday 26 February when I and around 300 other nervous first year biomedicine students scurried into the Kathleen Fitzpatrick Theatre for our 9:15am welcome lecture during o-week. I should add that it took me three laps of campus to finally find it, with the Lost On Campus app being my saviour. Surprisingly, I wasn’t as nervous as … Continue reading Our first year at the University of Melbourne

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

A-YO we’re recruiting!

Looking for something new to do in 2019? Keen to build some connections and join a growing community of writers and creatives on campus? Look no further! The Unimelb Adventures team is recruiting for 2019, and we can’t wait to have you on board. We are currently recruiting for the following positions: Assistant editor Subeditor Writer/Contributor Social Media Manager Social Media team Video Manager Video … Continue reading A-YO we’re recruiting!