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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 […]
UMSU Supports Unimelb Strike Action - The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) yesterday announced that their members, the staff at the University of Melbourne, will be going on strike next Wednesday May 9 from 9am-1pm. The NTEU has decided to stop work and strike as a result of stalled negotiations on the Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA), which details the pay, hours of […]
UMSU stands with the NTEU on Unimelb ballot - What’s going on with University staff? The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU), the union for all staff at the University, is currently holding a ballot asking its members on our campus whether to go on strike. At the moment, all staff are covered by an “enterprise bargaining agreement”, or EBA – a big document that […]
Bury The Bill - UMSU Stands with CAPA and NUS in Bury the Bill Campaign The National Union of Students (NUS) and the Council of Postgraduate Students (CAPA) recently launched their Bury the Bill campaign to fight proposed changes to student loan legislation. The Bury the Bill campaign encourages students, graduates and future students to contact their Senators and […]
National Day of Action – Protest Against Education Cuts - Making your place at university contingent on whether you can pay thousands of dollars in university fees upfront is inaccessible and unfair. That is why UMSU is standing against the $2.2 billion cuts that the Government has made to higher education funding. This will disproportionately affect the accessibility of university for students from disadvantaged backgrounds […]
Graduate Student Association Governance Changes - The Graduate Student Association (GSA) has announced its intention to make a number of significant changes to its governance arrangements. These changes are reflected in a new Constitution and graduate students are being asked to approve this change at a Special General Meeting on Thursday, March 22. Broadly speaking the changes proposed have the following […]
Justice for Refugees – Palm Sunday Rally - UMSU welcomes you along to this year’s ‘Palm Sunday: Justice for Refugees Rally’. Annually, on Palm Sunday, people from a range of different groups throughout society gather together and participate in the Walk for Justice for Refugees to show support and solidarity to those who have been mistreated by our government, and demand change in […]
The Red Zone Report - UMSU stands for the safety of students in colleges, on campus and at events. As a university community, it is critical that we take steps to address issues of hazing, sexual assault and safety within residential halls. These issues have been put into the spotlight by the Red Zone Report, published by End Rape on […]
Change The Date - UMSU stands with the Indigenous community in calling for the change of the date of Australia Day. The history of dispossession and oppression of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, which the date 26th of January represents, means that rather than a day of celebration, our national holiday has become a day of mourning for […]