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Yes vote wins - We did it! Together, we’ve achieved this amazing landmark moment. This moment belongs to everyone – to everyone who organised campaigns, who phone-banked and door-knocked and ran stalls, everyone who had a difficult conversation with a friend or family member, everyone who voted for a fairer and more equal society. Importantly, this moment is for […]
NUS National Conference Equity Grants - The NUS National Conference will be held on 11-15 December 2017. National Conference is the annual conference of the National Union of Students where students discuss policy and set the NUS’ direction for the next year. Students who attend the conference will have the chance to partake in policy debate and meet like-minded students from […]
Cadmus? Not on my campus! - What is Cadmus? In the University’s words: “Cadmus is an online web authoring environment (similar to Google Docs) that aims to address the problem of contract cheating by providing an authenticated, online authoring environment for individual written assessment. This environment includes: keystroke biometrics; multi-factor geolocation authentication; and the capture of unique data that is analysed […]
UMSU Stands For Marriage Equality - UMSU supports the right of every Australian to choose who they marry, regardless of their or their partner’s gender. We stand in support and solidarity with the queer community in this troubling political climate. Recently, the Federal Government has authorised a postal survey asking Australians on the electoral roll for their opinion as to whether […]
UMSU’s response to the AHRC report - In the wake of the release of today’s Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) survey results, many things are clear – one of them is that the Australian student community deserves an apology. To any student, past or present, who has experienced sexual harassment or sexual assault on our campus – we are sorry. To any […]
Support & Solidarity - Tomorrow the Australian Human Rights Commission will release its much-anticipated report into sexual assault on university campuses. This will be a challenging time for many who have been affected by sexual violence and we will need to have some very difficult conversations. Our hope, however, is that these conversations are the next step in changing […]
UMSU Stands in Solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders - *Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers should be aware that the following statement contains the name of someone who has passed away and may be quite distressing.* UMSU stands in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people today. It was less than a year ago that Elijah Doughty, a 14 year old Aboriginal boy […]
UMSU Fully Supports Cultural Diversity on Campus - Early Monday morning, it was brought to our attention that racist posters targeting Chinese international students had been put up around the University of Melbourne Parkville campus. The posters stated in Mandarin, “Attention, entry into the campus of Chinese students should be strictly prohibited. If violated, you can be deported from the country” and included […]
Expressions of Interest Sought – Returning Officer - 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 4.  A by-election is also required for a number of positions, and is to be held concurrently with the UMSU Annual Election. […]
UMSU Stands by Respect Week Workshop - Early Friday morning, The Australian published an article about an UMSU workshop called ‘How Privilege Manifests in Tutorials’ (HPMIT). The article contained a number of inaccuracies and misrepresentations, so I’d like to take a moment to clarify the purpose of these workshops and the context around them. These workshops ran as part of The University […]