Daphane is out on research! (12 Feb – 15 Feb)

Just so you don’t freak out and wonder why I haven’t posted anything in the coming days…it’s not because I’ve run out of ideas to blog about! And it’s not because I don’t love you anymore! I will be out volunteering on French Island to assist with the research of the endangered marsupial, Eastern Barred Bandicoot! They’re a strange little critter, check out their pointy … Continue reading Daphane is out on research! (12 Feb – 15 Feb)

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 https://www.facebook.com/UnimelbAdventures 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?”

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

Courtesy of http://www.cheezburger.com/

Gooooood afternoon!

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!

Courtesy of http://whatthepupisup.com/page/8/
Courtesy of http://whatthepupisup.com/page/8/

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”