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

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

Get involved in Unimelb Adventures!

Want to join in the coolest* student-run blog on campus? Unimelb Adventures is once again on the hunt for people to join our family! Whether you can write, edit, do video stuff or just like what we do and want to get involved, we’d love to hear from you! Click on the headings below to see more about the positions we have available. We’re accepting … Continue reading Get involved in Unimelb Adventures!