Education Action Collective

This is a political activist collective where we can all discuss political changes affecting students. This can range from Unimelb doing something that harms students, right up to the actions of our Federal Government or political events overseas. If you want to get involved in activism and help out with Ed Pub’s campaigns (as well as make new friends!!), Education Action Collective is perfect for you. 

Our collectives run every week on Thursdays 1-2pm AEST. They alternate between online and in person, but may change depending on COVID. See details below for dates and locations.

In person:

5 August (Training Room 1, Union House), 19 August (Graham Cornish B, Union House), 2 September (Graham Cornish B), 16 September (Training Room 1), 30 September (Graham Cornish B), 14 October (Graham Cornish B).

Online (via zoom):

29 July, 12 August, 26 August, 9 September, 23 September, 7 October, 21 October.

Zoom details:

Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://unimelb.zoom.us/j/87630522950?pwd=YVNiNUg2dS9BTlRZeHAzQXBTSGNkUT09

    Password: 617652

Education Action Collective

This is a political activist collective where we can all discuss political changes affecting students. This can range from Unimelb doing something that harms students, right up to the actions of our Federal Government or political events overseas. If you want to get involved in activism and help out with Ed Pub’s campaigns (as well as make new friends!!), Education Action Collective is perfect for you.

Thursday 20 May – Graham Cornish B (Level 2 Union House)

Thursday 27 May 1pm – Defend Our Education Rally (South Lawn) and online action via Zoom. Zoom link below.

ZOOM DETAILS:

Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://unimelb.zoom.us/j/87630522950?pwd=YVNiNUg2dS9BTlRZeHAzQXBTSGNkUT09
Password: 617652

Rural, Regional and Interstate (RRI) Students Collective

If you’re a student from a rural or regional area or from interstate, we’d love to see you here!! The collective is the only exclusive space for rural, regional and interstate students in UMSU, so it’s the perfect space to make new friends and discuss your experiences in coming to Unimelb as a rural, regional or interstate student.

Our collective runs Tuesday every week in semester 2-3pm AEST, alternating between online and in person (pending COVID restrictions). See details below for dates and locations.

In person:

3 August (Training Room 2, Union House), 17 August (Graham Cornish A, Union House), 31 August (Graham Cornish A), 14 September (Training Room 2), 28 September (Graham Cornish A), 12 October (Graham Cornish A).

Online (via Zoom):

27 July, 10 August, 24 August, 7 September, 5 October, 19 October.

Zoom details:

Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://unimelb.zoom.us/j/86091912960?pwd=SlFza3J1azVYcUVCbTExeDM1cmhOQT09

    Password: 449274

Rural, Regional and Interstate (RRI) Students Collective

If you’re a student from a rural or regional area or from interstate, we’d love to see you here!! The collective is the only exclusive space for rural, regional and interstate students in UMSU, so it’s the perfect space to make new friends and discuss your experiences in coming to Unimelb as a rural, regional or interstate student.

Zoom link:

Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://unimelb.zoom.us/j/86091912960?pwd=SlFza3J1azVYcUVCbTExeDM1cmhOQT09

    Password: 449274

Education Action Collective

This is a political activist collective where we can all discuss political changes affecting students. This can range from Unimelb doing something that harms students, right up to the actions of our Federal Government or political events overseas. If you want to get involved in activism and help out with Ed Pub’s campaigns (as well as make new friends!!), Education Action Collective is perfect for you.

Zoom link: Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://unimelb.zoom.us/j/87630522950?pwd=YVNiNUg2dS9BTlRZeHAzQXBTSGNkUT09

    Password: 617652

SummerFest Online: 23 & 25 February from 11am to 2pm

Meet your student representatives and learn more about your UMSU departments!

It would be kind of weird if the student union wasn’t actually run by students, right? There are a bunch of student representatives who work around the clock to ensure the activities and opportunities available to you are as fun and relevant as possible. Basically every area of uni life (and life in general) is covered by one of these departments. Hosted on Hopin (more info below) you can cruise around the virtual booths to chat with your student reps, learn more about UMSU’s departments or discover the perfect Club for you to find your new uni pals!

READ ON THROUGH THIS PAGE TO LEARN ABOUT:

  • Some of the super-fun things you’ll see in the booths, on stages, in conversations and workshops at SummerFest Online
  • Details on how to join the SummerFest Online event in Hopin (hint – get setup in advance!)
  • Tips on how to make your SummerFest Online experience flow without those annoying glitches that technology likes to throw at us.
  • Important info about the hows and whys we’re hosting SummerFest Online in 2021

 

Here’s some of the awesome stuff you can expect:

23 Feb

STAGE

🌟 11.00-11:15am: Head to the stage for the Welcome to Country with Aunty Di Kerr

🌟 11:30-11:55am: Stars from Union House Theatre  playreading an excerpt from the 2019 UHT production ‘The Lonely Crowd’

🌟 12:30–1:00pm:  Interview with Clea, the Students with Disabilities Representative on Students’ Council

🎸 1.00pm: Australian punk rockers Yours Truly performing an exclusive acoustic set just for YOU

 

SESSIONS

🌟 11:30am–12pm: Cook simple meals on a student budget in Cultural Cooking with UMSU’s POC and International departments.

🌟  12.00-1:00pm: Cook Vietnamese spring rolls with UMSU’s Enviro and Welfare departments

 

EXPO BOOTHS

🌟 11:00am-12:45pm: Pre recorded Q & A with artists about their experience with Arts Programs

🌟 11.15am – 2pm: Chat and Zine-make with Media! Join your Media reps as they make zines, and tell you all about their department.

🌟 11:20-2:00pm: Get to know your Queer department at their booth and play Queer Game Stream

🌟 11:20am-2:00pm: ‘Where Art Thou’! Join your Creative Arts student reps in their live crafty corner for some sweet serARTonin!

🌟 11:30am-12:00pm: Chat with UMSU’s Disability department about what they’ve got planned for this semester.

🌟  11:30am-2:00pm: UMSU Education Public Affairs present: Get to know the department, get involved and ask questions!!

🌟 12:30–1:30pm: Learn about dismantling racism at the People of Colour Active Anti-Racism workshop. *This workshop is non-autonomous, and non-POC people are encouraged to attend.

🌟 12:45-1:00pm: Let’s Talk Tech – Join the UHT team to chat through processes for designing for the stage.

🌟 1:00-1:30pm: Q&A with Brigit and Lindsay the Disability Officers.

🌟 1:00-1:45pm: Intro to Feminist Collectives: live workshop with the Women’s department

🌟 1:00-1:45pm: Welfare Kahoot trivia competition – getting to know the Welfare Department (with prizes!)

 

25 Feb

STAGE

🌟 11.00-11:15am: Head to the stage for the Welcome to Country with Uncle Dave Wandin

🌟 11:30-11:55am: Stars from Union House Theatre playreading an excerpt from the 2019 UHT production ‘The Lonely Crowd’

🌟 12:30–1:00pm:  Interview with Clea, the Students with Disabilities Representative on Students’ Council

🎸 1.00pm: Australian punk rockers Yours Truly performing an exclusive acoustic set just for YOU

 

SESSIONS

🌟12:00-12:30pm: Queer x Disabilities Panel

🌟1:30-2:00pm: Media x Women’s Workshop/Live Discussion on Representation of Women/Non-Binary People of Colour in the Arts.

 

EXPO BOOTHS

🌟 11:15am-1:00pm: Pre recorded Q & A with artists about their experience with Arts Programs

🌟 11:15am-2:00pm: Get to know your Queer department at their booth and play Queer Game Stream

🌟 11:15am-2:00pm: ‘Where Art Thou’ – Join your Creative Arts student representatives in their live crafty corner and get some of that sweet, sweet serARTonin!

🌟 11.15am – 1pm: Chat and Zine-make with Media! Join your Media reps as they make zines, and tell you all about their department.

🌟 11:30am-12pm: Find out about the Disabilities department and their upcoming events

🌟 11:30am-12pm: Welfare Kahoot trivia competition – UMSU and University hacks (with prizes!)

🌟 12:00-1:00pm: Enviro Tree-via, a fun kahoot quiz with the Enviro department

🌟 12:30-2:00pm: Kahoot with UMSU EdPub with questions relating to activism, UniMelb, Australian politics and more.

🌟12:45-1:00pm: Let’s Talk Performance – Come chat with UHT team about performance opportunities available to you.

🌟1:00-1:30pm: Q&A with Lindsay and Brigit the Disability officers for 2021.

 

How to join the SummerFest Online Hopin event.

(STEP 1) Open the event link:

  • Event link for SummerFest Online – 23 February is here
  • Event link for SummerFest Online – 25 February is here 

(STEP 2) Create a login using your UniMelb student email address, and ensure you read the Code of Conduct for participating in the event.

(STEP 3) Click ‘UMSU SummerFest Online’

(STEP 4) Click ‘Enter event’

(STEP 5) Access the different sections via the toolbar on the left:

Stage: Check out the fantastic line up of entertainment. Featured content will be presented like the Welcome to Country, UMSU President’s address, and more

Sessions:  A selection of live sessions with your student representatives which occur at scheduled times throughout the event.

Expo: Browse the various Clubs and Departments or use the search function to look for something specific.  Click on one of the virtual booths to join that space.

Networking:  Meet other students and your student representatives. Click on the Ready button for a minute or two of brief chat with another student chosen at random. After the chat, if you both agree, you’ll have the option to exchange contact details so you can stay connected with the person you have just talked to.  

 

Tips for the best event experience:

  • Use Chrome or Firefox as your internet browser
  • Use your desktop or laptop rather than phone
  • Close your other apps and internet tabs if you’re experiencing lag
  • Refresh your page if you get stuck

Keep an eye on the UMSU SummerFest page and follow UMSU on on Facebook and Instagram to stay across important updates, free events you don’t want to miss, and the occasional spicy meme.

 

 

Got more questions? Check out the SummerFest Hopin FAQs here and READ THE VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW:

Based on public health advice and the University of Melbourne’s  implementation of social distancing measures, UMSU continues to host the majority of our events online.

For the limited number of in person events, happening on campus, we continue to undertake continues government-recommended measures for all of our in-person events. If you’re coming to campus, make sure you carefully read the unimelb guidelines so you know your responsibilities to help us keep our campuses safe for everyone. Don’t come to campus if you are unwell.  Find out more about coming to campus on the UniMelb coming to campus page. Make sure you complete the online health declaration before coming as we may need proof of completion to enter UMSU events and spaces.

We also understand that this is a difficult and stressful time for everyone and we encourage you to check in on each other, help each other out where possible, and to continue to monitor and comply with public health advice. Additional information is available on the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services and Australian Government Department of Health websites.

We urge everyone to continue to follow the advice of government health authorities with regard to maintaining good hygiene practices. Additional information is available on the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services and Australian Government Department of Health websites.

 

Despite being progressive spaces – activist spaces can be exclusionary to women and non-binary people. This workshop is a collaboration between the Education Public and Women’s Departments and will look at the history of women and non-binary people in activism. This workshop will also be followed up by a Feminist Action Collective, which will look at upskilling women and non-binary people in activism.

When: 30th of September 4 PM
Where: Zoom
Register here: https://www.trybooking.com/BKYRP

Please note that transphobia, racism, ableism, classism, fatphobia and misogyny are not acceptable in this space, as well as any other form of discrimination not listed.

We acknowledge that this event is held on stolen lands, and that sovereignty for this land was never ceded. We’d like to pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We’d also like acknowledge that sexism has disproportionately affected Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and non-binary people, and that they should always be at the forefront of our feminist activism.

Education Action Collective is the weekly social and organising body for the UMSU Education Department, aimed at fighting for student rights on our campus and beyond! We will be talking about student organising, attacks on higher education from uni administrators and governments and what we can do to stand up for our rights! Join the MOST EXCITING activist collective on campus, meet heaps of awesome like-minded people and get involved in your student union!
Thursdays, 1-2pm.
Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://unimelb.zoom.us/j/94548588214?pwd=a05JUjVUNmFQM1hZcWFhVlp0NnNNQT09
Password: 716962
*The Education department would like to acknowledge that this event is taking place on the stolen lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We acknowledge their custodianship over the land and reiterate that this land was stolen and never ceded.
Image Description: A large crowd of people holding signs and flags coloured dark purple in a block. Foregrounded is a group of people in a lighter purple also holding flags and signs. Reminiscent of rallies, protests, and revolution. They are on a pastel background of green fading to blue. Text read “Education Action Collective” with the words stacked on top of one another in yellow brick type formations. In the top left corner is a purple “U” with “UMSU” written in white letters on the side of the purple “U”. Below that is a small purple circle with “Education” written inside in white letters. On the top right hand side is a white badge with the words “Brought to you by the SSAF” written in black lettering.

Have any burning questions about uni that you need answers to? Online orientation leave you needing more information? Uni 101 aims to answer all these questions and more! Need to know about Advocacy? Collectives you want to join? Need help with a Myki fine, or just want some opinions about coffee on campus? This session has you covered!

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UMSU Education acknowledges that this event takes place on stolen land. We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation and pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging. We also acknowledge this land was stolen and sovereignty was never ceded.