🌟The Indigenous department is collaborating with the POC and Queer departments to bring to you a fun-filled night at the Ida bar for BIPOC Queer students!🌟There will be a bar tab, food, fun party activities and some drag queen appearances – what more could you want?🤪
🌈When: 13 May
🌈Where: 5-8pm, Ida Bar
Theme is 50 shades of glitter get ready for alot of it!
Register here https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=757929&
UMSU PoC, Queer and Indigenous acknowledges that the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nations are the traditional custodians of the land upon which we will be holding these events. We pay our respect to their elders past, present, emerging and we extend that respect to all First Nations Peoples. We acknowledge that the land we are on was stolen and that sovereignty was never ceded. This always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land

Indigenous Nationals is a week-long multisport competition for Indigenous student-athletes. The annual event aims to bring together student-athletes from universities across Australia to compete in a variety of sports and ultimately crown one university team the champion of the games. We hope the Melbourne Uni team is victorious! Follow our progress as we head up to Newcastle and wish us luck

Nothing a like a bit of trivia!

Get your synapses ⚡️firing⚡️ at UMSU Indigenous’ trivia. If you’re an Indigenous student at UniMelb, come along to Ida Bar on Wednesday 12 May from 5-8pm and we’ll put you in a team. Make sure you book in because spots are limited! Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DGJPNXS

NOTE: This is an autonomous event – only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders students can register.

Click going on our Facebook event and get a free ticket here!

Is the University achieving its sustainability goals? How can the University create a sustainability strategy that centres students and amplifies BIPOC voices? Bring your ideas and questions to our panel event! 
In collaboration with UMSU People of Colour and UMSU Indigenous department, the Student Sustainability Forum is an opportunity for students, staff and community members alike to hear from those spearheading the University of Melbourne’s sustainability efforts, and to work with them in imagining a more sustainable future, where voices of colour are amplified and centred.
Light refreshments will be provided on the evening.
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Limited tickets are available. Register HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/151010601775
Any questions prior to the night can be submitted here: https://app.sli.do/event/ijh64yn6
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Location: Arts West – Room 353 (Interactive Cinema Space)
Date & Time: 6-7.30PM, Thursday 29 April
Speakers:
Clare Walker – Sustainability Associate Director
Sue Hopkins – Sustainability Manager
Raveena Grace – Sustainability Engagement Officer
Ben Neville, Finance – Business & Economics Sustainability Fellow
Callum Simpson – 2018 Environment Office Bearer
Rubina Smith – Facilitator
The Sustainability Forum will be held on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. The sovereignty of this land was never ceded and it remains Aboriginal land. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded.

 

 

Join us for the UMSU Indigenous Book Swap on Tuesday the 20th of April (Week 7)! The event will take place from 12:30-1:30pm in Deakin Court – just outside of Murrup Barak.
All you need to do is bring along as many books as you care to part with, and you’ll get an opportunity to exchange them with titles brought along by other students. Due to COVID restrictions, we need you to register if you’d like to attend this event. Register HERE.
Note, this is an autonomous event so only First Nations students currently enrolled at the University of Melbourne are eligible to participate.

In Week 5 you will get the opportunity to participate in a fun pottery class! Everyone will get their own pack of clay and tools on the day, so this should be a fun crafternoon. Note this is a limited capacity event so sign up as soon as possible to secure your place. Sign up for the event HERE.

Note, this is an autonomous event only open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

 

This online drop-in session is an opportunity for students who are keen to submit to Under Bunjil but aren’t sure what to send in. Come along to get some feedback about an idea or any written material you have already developed. You’ll get to go through your ideas with the Under Bunjil team one-on-one. A zoom link will be circulated closer to the date.

Note, this is an autonomous event only open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

 

Every Wednesday we’re keen to see all your Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander merch! Comment a photo on our post in the 2021 Murrup Barak Students Facebook page or tag us on Instagram (@umsuindigenous) and go in the draw to win a voucher to a Blak store every week! Stores include Gammin Threads, Clothing the Gap, Haus of Dizzy, The Minority Co. and more!

 

Join us at The Clyde Hotel for a deadly Blakout event! Come along and grab a feed, have a few drinks (it’s all FREE!) and get to know all the other mob studying at UniMelb. We’ll be catching up at the rooftop bar to be as COVID safe as possible. We hope to see you there!

Note, this is an autonomous event only open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

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.