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Contract Cheating & The Exploitation of Students - In response to the announcement by the Government of its intended legislation against contract cheating, UMSU reiterates our opposition to any services which exploit students for profit or promote academic unfairness. While UMSU welcomes strong action to curtail contract cheating mills, we also note that any legislative response does not abrogate the University’s obligation to […]
UMSU condemns Islamophobia in wake of Christchurch terror attack - Following the events of Friday in Christchurch, UMSU would like to reaffirm its commitment to opposing all forms of Islamophobia and white supremacy in the university community and society as a whole. UMSU stands with the Islamic community of the University of Melbourne in this time of grief. You are always welcome in our union, […]
Student Climate Strike - This Friday (March 15), university students and staff will be standing in solidarity with school students walking out of class for the School Strike 4 Climate. This historic action will see students and staff demand an end to new coal and gas projects, an end to the Adani Coal Mine, and 100% renewables by 2030. […]
Joint Statement: Change the culture, change the system – end sexual harassment at work - Together with 100 other organisations, we’ve made a joint submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission inquiry into sexual harassment calling for urgent reforms to end sexual harassment in the workplace. The University of Melbourne Student Union is proud to be part of a coalition of stakeholders in the legal, health, community, family violence and […]
January 26 – A Day of Mourning - This Saturday, many of you will be celebrating Australia Day. However, this Saturday is not a day of celebration. For most Indigenous Australians, January 26 is a day of mourning. It marks the beginning of more than 230 years of colonial violence, enslavement, and the dispossession of Aboriginal land. It marks the loss of culture, […]
Free pill-testing kits for students: UMSU’s harm reduction initiative - Today, the University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU) launched the first session of workshops for our Safer Partying Initiative, a program based around principles of holistic harm reduction in drug use. We’re excited to launch this program now, especially in the lead up to the summer festival season where we know drug related deaths are […]
Rally Against Sexual Violence at Universities - It has been twelve months since the release of the Change the Course report on campus sexual violence. Out of the 30,000 students who participated in the survey, it was found that overall, 51% of Australian students had experienced sexual harassment and 6.9% were sexually assaulted during 2015/16. These statistics were shocking, but not surprising […]
Notice of Appointment of Auditor - Dear members, UMSU is giving notice that it intends to end its current appointment of an independent financial auditor, and that it intends to appoint a new financial auditor in August. UMSU is an incorporated association, which means that every year, it must have its finances independently audited, and that audit must be presented at […]
Returning Officer – Expressions of Interest 2018 - The University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU) is seeking expressions of interest for the appointment of a Returning Officer for the conduct of its Annual Election, with polling to commence on Monday September 3 2018. A by-election is also required for a number of positions, and is to be held concurrently with the UMSU Annual […]
Vacancy – VCA Coordinator - Nicholas Lam has ceased their term as VCA Campus Coordinator effective from 10/04/2018, creating a casual vacancy. An unscheduled meeting of the VCA Committee has been called for 4pm, the 24th of May to consider filling the casual vacancy. The meeting will be held in the Dr. Philip Law Meeting Room, Elisabeth Murdoch Building, Southbank […]