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
Alain Nguyen is a second year student who spends too much time at Uni and has called it home. When he’s not at Uni, he’s a wannabe photographer and is still trying to get his Ps. So you’re sitting down having a coffee and you have a five hour gap until your next lecture. You wonder to yourself, ‘How do I kill time without studying?’ … Continue reading How to Get Involved at Uni
Josh is a fourth year Bachelor of Arts student majoring in Politics and Literature whose idea of a perfect night involves The Sims, a cup of tea, and One Direction blaring from his speakers. With so many clubs on campus, it can be intimidating trying to find the right one for you. I remember attending Clubs Days during my first O’Week and being overwhelmed with … Continue reading Your Guide to Finding the Perfect Club
From the 11th to the 22nd of January, editor Travis and sub-editor Bella volunteered on-campus for the VCE Summer School. They’ve done their research, and are now here to tell you all about it! What is VCESS? As the name suggests, VCESS is a VCE summer school that caters to students from underrepresented schools or who have suffered some form of adversity during their schooling. … Continue reading Explainer: What is VCESS?
With the beloved HJC surrendering their lease at the end of Semester 1, the bar space on Level 1 of Union House is now being used by the Student Union as a communal student lounge, and is looking to be turned into a student-controlled bar/café from February 2016. Since September 1, the space has been open for use as a student lounge between 9am and 4.30pm, … Continue reading A New Student Bar?
Disclaimer: Unimelb Adventures is not affiliated with UMSU, however a number of the blogging team are involved in the upcoming elections. We have tried to be as impartial where possible in our presentation of the elections, but understand that the views expressed in this article are that of the author’s. From September 5-9 you’ll notice that you won’t be able to walk between lectures without … Continue reading It’s election time again!
As a first year, I’ve discovered that while the freedom associated with being a uni student is awesome, it can be a bit daunting suddenly finding yourself in an environment with no set schedule. It also takes a lot of courage to strike up a conversation with a totally new person. If you’re feeling the same way, I’ve found being involved in clubs and activities … Continue reading So U Want to Get Involved? (U-Week 2015)
We’ve found ourselves in an interesting time at the University.
The University is undergoing some major changes and Union House is one of them. But before I dive into Union House business, here’s some background info.
Dealing with grief is difficult at the best of times but the added pressures of university can make life even more overwhelming.
As someone currently in this situation, I’d like to talk about some of the university’s services to help other students who may be unsure where to turn to.
As an O-Week host this year, I encountered some confusion from my group when I explained the concept of the student union’s Wom*n’s Department to them.
Personally, I only worked up the courage to visit the Wom*n’s Room on my last day of second year.
I’m so glad that I did though, as I now know that it’s a great opportunity and resource for women on campus, and it’s something that I’d like to share with other women at the University of Melbourne.
If you’re new to Unimelb, UMSU’s Tuesday Band and BBQ is literally one of the single best things the University of Melbourne has to offer.
Organised by the Student Union, or UMSU Activities to be more specific, the Tuesday BBQ is a weekly event where live bands perform and sausages are eaten entirely for free.