Introducing….Unimelb Adventures’ Facebook page!

Yes – I have finally jumped on the bandwagon and created a facebook page for my blog! Be sure to head to and ‘like’ it! It will only take 2 seconds, and I will keep you guys updated if new posts are up, upcoming events, the whole lot!

In other news – I spent the whole of last night fiddling with my blog’s theme (this may explain why my blog kept on changing every 2 seconds yesterday) Continue reading Introducing….Unimelb Adventures’ Facebook page!

Happy Chinese New Year!

To those who are curious about my cultural background – I was born in Singapore, and moved to Australia with the family 10 years ago. So, celebrating CNY is in my blood!

Like any other cultural celebration, food is the heart of the festives! Sticking to tradition, the whole family gathered together last night for a ‘steamboat’ dinner. And this morning, me and my family headed off into the city for some Yum Cha! Delicious! Continue reading Happy Chinese New Year!

First Year Camps. Should I? Or should I not?



Uni camps are THE BEST and THE EASIEST way to meet new friends. I don’t think I have ever met anyone who returned back from o’camp who said that they didn’t have a good time!

There are lots of camps on offer from a number of clubs and societies around the university. Some of them have already started advertising and offering spots to students back at AAD (academic advice day), and some will be advertising them during o-week. So keep your eyes open! Continue reading First Year Camps. Should I? Or should I not?

Job hunting: Where do I start looking?

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Being a typical poor uni student, I’m always on the look out for new job opportunities! And I presume that there will be some of you out there who are looking for some jobs to support yourself through uni – so today I will be sharing a couple of awesome job related sites with you! Continue reading Job hunting: Where do I start looking?

Where can I find the key dates for uni? (2013 Academic Calendar)

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Have you noticed my new widgets on the right side of the screen!? One of them is the ‘Upcoming Events’ – and I’ve had some positive feedback about it (thanks!). But did you know that you can access a full academic calendar online? In fact – you can access the 2013, 2014 AND 2015 calendars!! Continue reading Where can I find the key dates for uni? (2013 Academic Calendar)

My VCE to university transition experience

Typical Jaffies taking pictures in front of welcome banner...oh wait, that's me in that picture. Oops!
Typical Jaffies taking pictures in front of welcome banner…oh wait, that’s me in that picture. Oops!

For those who haven’t met me, there is something you should know. I absolutely LOVED uni in my first year, and still love it to this very day! I must say, that I’ve been pretty lucky to have had such an awesome transition into uni! In fact – lucky enough to get into Melbourne Uni in the first place!

I remember nervously waiting for my ATAR score to be released, Continue reading My VCE to university transition experience

Looking to make some easy cash and contribute to research? Keep reading!

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DID YOU KNOW, that you can partake in psychology experiments at the university and get reimbursed for your participation?!

A LOT of students are unaware of this, and I just thought I’d make a quick post to spread the word!  Continue reading Looking to make some easy cash and contribute to research? Keep reading!

Destination Melbourne 2013


I just came back from hosting Destination Melbourne, and where oh where do I even begin with it!

The transition from high school to university can be quite a daunting experience, especially if you are new to the area and have not met anyone from uni yet! This is where Destination Melbourne comes in. DM falls under the initiative of the Transition and Orientation team at the university and is a 2 day residential program for first year students. Continue reading Destination Melbourne 2013

‘Before calling 13 MELB’ checklist

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As it is the busiest time of the year, the waiting times to get help through to 13 MELB has jumped through the roof! So I have put together a little checklist for you to go through before jumping on the phones for help!

HAVE YOU… Continue reading ‘Before calling 13 MELB’ checklist

Welcome to Unimelb Adventures!


My name is Daphane and I am the person behind this blog! 

Just to quickly introduce myself – I’m going into my second year of a Bachelor of Science, and I’m absolutely loving my studies here at Melbourne Uni! I’m planning to major in Zoology, and hopefully do my Master of Teaching after completing my undergrad. I am also a staff member at the university, so if you have any questions, feel free to drop a comment!

After many months of deliberation, I have finally decided to put fingers to keyboard and start a blog with all things uni! Such as – university news, events, parties, subject reviews, best place on campus for coffees etc. This blog is targeted, but of course not limited to, new Melbourne University students to give you all a sense of what university is like.

And just as a disclaimer and to set the record straight – I am not paid nor endorsed by the university to produce this blog. This is MY blog about the university, and the information on this blog is published to the best of my knowledge. I will not be responsible for anything if my advice is incorrect.

So hopefully you enjoy this blog! There will be plenty of posts to come, so stay tuned!