🌟 Peer Support Network 🌟

We know uni can be overwhelming and the need for social support is ever-growing, so here we are presenting you the Peer Support Network 2.0! Come along at our Peer Support Sessions, bond with your peers and peer leaders, and enjoy this crazy ride of zoom university together 🥰

The network will run throughout Semester 2 with weekly themes that ensure you get maximum support! So hop on the ride and we’ll meet you there!

👉 Wednesdays from 11th Aug, [6-7pm] Online via Zoom:

https://unimelb.zoom.us/j/81583572373?pwd=Nlc0SFdacEsxbk9rQ1pDQnAxTnppZz09

👉Fridays from 13th August, [6-7pm] Online via Zoom:

https://unimelb.zoom.us/j/82100925128?pwd=cDQxcUF0S3ErQU1HcGdkZzM5d2sydz09

👉 Register your interest here:

👉 Find out more: umsu.unimelb.edu.au/events/peer-support-network/

Amazing Race

Are you ready to go around the world 🌎 ✈️ in 2 hours? Come and join us in The Amazing Race 2.0 (WinterFest Edition).  Play games with your friends😎 and solve a series of puzzles🧐. Clues provided in each leg lead the teams to the next destination or direct them to perform a task, either together or by a single member.

Let’s see which top 3 teams will use their brains🧐, brawn💪, and teamwork🤝 to check-in at the final destination🏁🥳, big prizes awaits you 🎁

 

Pack your snacks🍫, get set, and GO!

 

Date: 28th of July 2021 (Wednesday)

Time: 17:00 – 19:30 AEST

Venue: Zoom (Links will be received upon submitting registration)

 

👉👉👉  Sign Up Here  👈👈👈

https://forms.gle/nQMUTkgL7CtCEi8R7

Mini Carnival

At this stage due to Melbourne’s snap lockdown no in-person events will be taking place on campus. However, please watch this space for updates based on public health advice.
UMSU International is hosting a 🎡 Mini Carnival! 🎡
 
Keen to meet new people and explore the campus? 🎪 Come along on Mon 26 July during WinterFest for a day of fun games, awesome activities and delicious food!🎪
 
Speak to UMSU International at the booths and hear about all the epic events and activities they host throughout the year!
 
Whether you’re a fresh first year, a second year who missed out on an in-person WinterFest last year or a 7th year – come along and meet new people!🤩
 
🌟When: Monday 26th July
🌟Time: 9am – 4.30pm
🌟Where: Concrete Lawn
 
https://www.trybooking.com/BSOWX

UNIverse beyond Zoom

Starting Uni soon and unsure where to start? 🤔 Come and meet current students at the UMSU Int’l Discord Lounge (online) where you’ll be able to ask your 🔥burning questions🔥 regarding Uni life, get study tips 💡 (gotta get that H1 😉), meet peers of similar interests & fields of study 📚, AND stand a chance to win a $10 gift voucher just by attending the event! 🥳 (20 lucky winners will be selected randomly)

Transitioning to online studies can be frustrating (we’ve been there 😔). That’s why we’re here to help alleviate your worries by giving you the information and confidence you need to kick-start your Uni experience! 💪🤩

We’ll be holding the meet-up entirely ONLINE 💻. Hop-on to our official UMSU Int’l Discord Lounge on Saturday 24 July from 2:00-5:00pm AEDT (GMT+11) and you’ll be eligible to win a $10 giveaway voucher! 🥳🎉

 

Register to attend HERE.

 

Food Adventure

At this stage due to Melbourne’s snap lockdown no in-person events will be taking place on campus. However, please watch this space for updates based on public health advice.

🚨Attention all foodies! 🚨The event we’ve all been waiting for…UMSU International’s Food Adventure! 😋 

 

Come on a culinary tour around the city of Melbourne and experience a taste-bud explosion! 🤩 Melbourne is known for having some of the best food in the world with every cuisine you can imagine – so we guarantee you’ll be trying something special and new!🍔🌮🍝🍱 

 

Make friends, explore the city and pig-out on some yummy food! Vegan and non-vegan routes available.

 

🍫When: Saturday 24 July 

🍫Time: 10:00am-4:00pm

🍫For more information and how to register visit: https://www.trybooking.com/BSRIR 

SWOTSNACC (Cancelled)

With the dreaded 😒 SWOTVAC 😖 soon approaching the International department wants to help you survive and stay engaged with…
🥤SWOTSNACC!🥤

Study among your peers in private study rooms with a plethora of snacks and beveraginos at your fingertips! ✨

When: 31 May – 2 Jun 2021, 9:30am-4:30pm 🌟

Location: PAR-Arts West North Wing-161, PAR-Arts West North Wing-261, PAR-Arts West North Wing-263

 

Learn more and register at https://www.trybooking.com/BRLCC

C.H.E.F

Nothing but noodles during exam time??

Worry not! UMSU International is here to cook for you! Across 4 days we will be giving away 60-100 freshly cooked, delicious portions of four of your favourite dishes on campus. All dishes are made with healthy, delicious, accessible ingredients. Come along and try them for yourself!

When: 18, 21, 25 and 28 May (1pm – 2pm)

Where: Concrete Lawn

Keep an eye out for recipes of these delicious (and easy) dishes to recreate at home over the next two weeks!! Register here for your free food pickup!: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chef-food-giveaway-tickets-154640222067

UMSU INTL: Mini Carnival

🌟UMSU International brings to you our very own 🎪 Mini Carnival! 🎪

🎡Head down to North Court with your pals for a series of six carnival games! You’ll be able to win tokens, get free refreshments🥤and win prizes at the UMSU International Booth 🤩

And don’t worry, you won’t find any overpriced tickets or greedy carnies in our carnival because everything will be FREE!!! 😝😝

🌈When: Thursday, 13 May
🌈Time: 12-2pm and 2-4pm
🌈Where: North Court
🌈Price: Free!
Secure your spot through this link: https://www.trybooking.com/BQRXN

Peer Support Network

Have you been feeling anxious over the looming weight of exams? In need of someone to talk to? UMSU International’s Peer Support Network is here for you!
The Peer Support Network connects you with experienced students that can help you navigate university services, provide you with study tips and many more!
Come and join us on:
Tuesdays 6-7 pm (https://unimelb.zoom.us/j/81140246152…)
STRIKE WITH ENVIRO! 
WHEN: 12PM, Friday May 21st
WHERE: South Lawn
Click ‘going’ to our event here!
School Strike 4 Climate (SS4C) has called a #ClimateStrike for May 21. Melbourne Uni staff and students will turn out in force to join the rally in the city. Workers and students are mobilising to demand that the Morrison Government #FundOurFutureNotGas:
1. Resource Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led solutions that guarantee land rights and care for country.
2. Fund the creation of jobs that fast track solutions to the climate crisis and help communities recover.
3. Fund Projects that transition our economy and communities to 100% renewable energy by 2030, through expanded public ownership.
Speakers list: TBA
We acknowledge that we are based on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations. We reaffirm that no vision of environmental justice is complete without First Nations justice. We pay our respect to their elders past and present. This land was, is and always will be, Aboriginal land. Sovereignty was never ceded.

The Climate Emergency has accelerated under the pandemic, with floods and bushfires ravaging the east coast. Despite this, Scott Morrison and the Liberals plan to pour billions into new gas projects around the country, trampling over unceded Aboriginal land and locking in decades of disastrous carbon emissions.
We cannot rely on this government and the market to implement a fair and just transition to renewables. Two major renewables projects (the Port Augusta solar thermal plant in SA and the Portland wind turbine factory in Victoria) have fallen through because the government refused to fund them when private investors pulled out.
We need to stop the Climate Emergency with a Climate Powered Recovery. That means forcing the government to directly invest in building 100% renewable energy by 2030, with planned shutdowns of existing fossil fuel plants. If we are to make this target in time, public investment in a mass rollout is the only way.
Our new renewable energy system must be publicly owned and operated by unionised labour, to preserve jobs, conditions and cost of living. We must guarantee that no worker loses out as a result of this transition. We cannot have a repeat of the rushed transition at Hazelwood, which left hundreds of coal plant workers jobless and with no alternative work.
We must tax the rich to pay for the transition. Mining billionaire Gina Rinehart, Australia’s richest person, doubled her wealth to $29 billion under the pandemic. Scott Morrison has just committed $90 billion to a new fleet of attack submarines. This money should be poured into renewables, public transit and sustainability research.
First Nations voices and rights must be at the forefront of the just transition. There should be no new developments without permission from Traditional Owners, so that travesties like the destruction of Wiradjuri artefacts by solar company METKA EGN are not repeated. The Government must commit to funding Indigenous land management programmes. We stand with the Indigenous resistance to new fossil projects at Narrabri, Beetaloo and elsewhere.
Help us spread this climate strike across our campus so we can give the school strikers a massive show of support on May 21. Get involved with the Enviro Collective and invite your friends, classmates, club mates, housemates, students, tutors and lecturers to strike on the day.