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On August 9th, students all around Australia will be taking to the streets to demand climate action.

The oceans are rising, no more compromising!

The climate crisis is the defining political issue of our generation and an existential threat to humanity. Despite the overwhelming consensus in Australia that urgent action is needed, both major political parties are dragging their feet. The clearest example of this deadly status quo is the Adani coal mine, a bipartisan act of environmental vandalism that would benefit a handful of billionaires at the expense of ordinary people.

Students have been fighting back with strikes, protests, and occupations spreading across the world. But if we’re going to beat these fossil fuel companies and their mates in parliament, we’ll need to keep building this resistance. So join students across the country on August 9, and hit the streets to demand real action on the climate emergency.

We demand:
– Stop Adani
– No new coal or gas
– Sustainable jobs for a green economy
– 100% renewable energy

 

If you’re an environmentalist on campus, press going and invite your friends to this facebook event!

 

 

Week 10: Stress Less Week

Week Ten: MSTs and Assignments everywhere. 
Loads of stressful cramming sessions?  Don’t fear! UMSU is here! 

UMSU Welfare has put together a week of of relaxing, therapeutic and upbeat events to take your mind off the stressful last weeks of the semester.

Whether you’re a dog lover, a future yogi, a Bollywood star in waiting, a bouncing castle enthusiast, or just after a free feed, Stress Less Week has what you need and more to STRESS LESS.

 

Mental Resilience Workshop: Interpersonal Relationships

Introducing to you the brand new Mental Resilience Workshop organised by UMSU International! This workshop is a new initiative aiming at increasing students’ awareness on mental well-being, improving students’ mental health literacy, and assisting students in developing mental resilience. This year, the workshop focuses on understanding healthy/unhealthy relationships with family, friends, and partners. The session involves two parts: first, an introductory presentation, during which participants gain insight into respective topics; second, a practical component in which participants apply previously learned skills/knowledge to practice scenarios and activities.

Register and come along to our new interactive workshop and gain thoughtful insights into relationship boundaries.

Registration link: bit.ly/MRW2019

Workshop Topic: Relationships and Boundaries: Family, Friends, and Significant Others
Date & Time: Monday 13/05, 1:15 – 2:45 pm
Location: Arts West North Wing 361

Central Australia Trip 2019

Sun, 30 June 2019 – Wed, 10 July 2019
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A trip to Central Australia is a once-in-a-lifetime experience; it is a trip that we highly recommend to those who wish to make the most of their experience in Australia.

Central Australia Trip is an 11-day camping adventure where you will get to visit places such as Alice Springs, Kings Canyon, Uluru and Coober Pedy. It is the perfect opportunity to embrace the beautiful Australian Outback, enjoy the breathtaking scenery and simply make new friends!

Spots are limited. Register now and join us to embark on an exciting adventure to the heart of Australia!

[PRICING]
– Early bird special: AUD1,125 (Deadline: Wednesday, 17 April 2019)
– Group discount (when signing up in a group of 3 people): AUD1,125 (Deadline: Friday, 24 May 2019)
– Normal price: AUD1,225

[REGISTRATION]
To register, head to the UMSU Info Desk (Ground Floor, Union House). Registrations close on Friday, 24 May 2019.

[MORE INFORMATION]
For more information about the trip and the itinerary, kindly refer to this brochure or visit us at the International Students’ Lounge (2nd Floor, Union House) to grab a copy. Alternatively, contact:
– Krystal Ngooi – kar.ngooi@unimelb.edu.au
– James Notowidjojo – notowidjojoj@unimelb.edu.au

The Summit: Improvise, Adapt, Overcome

The conference aims at connecting students with the industry professionals for networking & professional development through a series of insightful presentations, a panel discussion, and a workshop. It also features an interactive discussion with a panel of leaders from various internal and external organizations. The segment will enable attendees to share the insights of their peers, addressing key challenges in creating a change to the community and relevant dilemmas

Why join this conference:

1. Equip yourself with the essential skills for career development, entrepreneurship, leadership, and other key enterprise skills to make a difference to our community.
2. Get inspired by real-life stories of industrial leaders in pursuit of meaningful work and purpose.
3. Gain an understanding and insights into the challenges faced by student leaders and overcoming them.
4. Have networking opportunities with industry professionals and student leaders.

Register here↙️
http://bit.ly/umsusummit2019

Dress Code: Business formal

 

 

UMSUINTL Night Market 2019: Out of this World

Thursday, 2 May 2019
6pm-10pm
University Plaza + North Court & The Lounge, Union House
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📅 SAVE THE DATE 📅
 
UMSU International proudly presents: Night Market 2019: Out of this World! 🚀
 
Here, you’ll get to:
😋 taste delicious FOOD from various cuisines, specially prepared by our clubs/societies
🎭 immerse yourselves in the exhilarating LIVE PERFORMANCES to take a break from studies
👻 have a spooky yet thrilling experience at our HAUNTED HOUSE
📸 snap those memorable moments at our PHOTO BOOTH
🎲 play carnival GAMES and win amazing PRIZES
🌌 be dazzled by our cosmic DECOR
🔭 observe the wonders of the deep sky at the STARGAZING session
… and enjoy many more exciting activities we’ve set up for you!
 
EVERYONE IS WELCOME to join this wonderful night and have an out-of-this-world experience! 🚀 Invite your friends and we cannot wait to see you there!

Thursday, 21 March 2019
12:30 pm- 2:30 pm
Lowe Theatre, Level 1 Redmond Barry Building

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Looking to stay in Australia after you’ve graduated? 🇦🇺 Our PR/Visa Workshop would be just what you’re looking for!
 
In this workshop, essential information such as the pathways and requirements for getting an Australian permanent residency will be covered. 📝 You’ll also have the opportunity to direct any queries you may have to a knowledgeable migration agent!
 
Register here by Friday, 15 March at 4:00 pm.

Join our SGM to elect our new Education Director + FREE Pizza!

You are invited to our Special General Meeting to elect our new Education Director on Friday, 22nd March at 1:30 PM.

All WCP members have the right to nominate themselves and vote for the position. This is also a great opportunity to meet our existing committee members and learn more about WCP’s plans for this semester.

Location: Union House Joe Napolitano B (on level 2)
Time: 1:30PM-2:30 PM, Friday 22nd March

Don’t forget to click ‘Going’ on our FB Event Page HERE.
*** Free pizza will be provided***

If you’d like to nominate yourself in advance or if you’re unable to make the SGM but would like to nominate yourself for the position, please send your nominations to the Returning Officer Mae Li ranyal@student.unimelb.edu.au.

If you have any other questions or would like a copy of the agenda for the SGM, description of the Education Director role or our Constitution, feel free to email admin@wcpunimelb.com.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

University Services Essentials

Thursday, 14 March 2019
12pm-2pm
Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, Parkville Campus
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Unaware of the services the University provides? Unsure of where to seek help when you need it?

In collaboration with UMSU Welfare, UMSU International is holding University Services Essentials in the hope of spreading the awareness about various services provided by the University.

Here, we will cover information about university services including Legal, Student Equity & Disability Support (SEDS), Health Services, Financial Aids and Counselling & Psychological Services (CAPS).

So, come along to your one-stop session to learn about the services available to you!

Sign up now!

 

UMSUINTL Meat & Greet BBQ

12pm-2pm
North Court
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UMSU International presents: Meat & Greet BBQ – free BBQ, drinks and MORE!!!

Grab free food while you meet new friends or catch up with old buddies. Also, know about what we do and what’s going on on campus from our friendly office bearers at the event.

Dates:
13th March,
3rd + 17th April,
8th + 22nd May