UNIverse Beyond Zoom

Starting Uni soon and unsure where to start?🤔 Come and meet current students at the UMSU Int’l Discord Lounge🥳, 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 Friday February 26th from 1-4pm AEDT (GMT+11) and you’ll be eligible to win a $10 giveaway voucher! 🎉
(The link to the event will be sent out via email closer to the event date).

Food Adventure

Tired of staying home and visiting the same restaurants? Come join us on a Food Adventure where you get to make new friends and satisfy your tastebuds by trying out the different types of delicious cuisines! 😋🍴

WHERE

There will be 2 routes available on the day 🚂:
📍 St. Kilda (vegetarian route)
📍 South Yarra (regular route)

WHEN

📅 27 February 2021 (Saturday)
🕙 10am – 4pm AEDT (GMT+11)
🔗 TBA
We are looking forward to meeting you guys there! 🤩✨

Amazing Melbourne

All aboard the O-week train! 🚞

If you’re new and part of the few in Melbourne, here’s your chance to get to know your cohort through some fun and games, as you make your way around Melbourne’s hotspots (don’t worry, not referring to the Covid ones😅)
Indulge your inner wanderlust 🌟 by signing up through the link below to be part of Amazing Melbourne:
Registration Link TBA
Spots are limited so book fast!
We kick-off on the 28th February 2021 at 10am and we can’t wait to meet all you UniMelb rookies there!

 

Destination Melbourne is an online student-run day of fun, activities, friends, and support to help you learn all about living in Melbourne, University life, and the Student Union.

 The program includes talks and panels on the services and support available from the University and the Student Union, as well as a variety of activities and games such as speed-friending and trivia. Students will be virtually introduced to the city, and a Gelato crawl and trip around Lygon Street is planned for the early semester.  

 Students are supported by a team of enthusiastic volunteer hosts, who are current University of Melbourne students with an extensive knowledge of the University, and are keen to pass on their experience to incoming undergraduate students. The program offers a great opportunity to build social networks, support your transition to university, and help you make the most of Melbourne and University life.  

If you’re a new student from an interstate, rural, indigenous, or international setting, or are low socio-economic status (SES), applications close Friday the 12th! Apply here

If you’d like to be a volunteer and help us run the day and welcome new students to Melbourne-life, Apply here

 

Learn more about the program here, and follow our Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date!

Destination Melbourne

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.

 

Get Certified!

With the holiday casual/part-time employment season creeping up, UMSU International is here to help you get prepared with the most in-demand certifications (at insanely low prices) to help you land the job you want!

 

The first of our series of events under the ‘Get Certified!’ banner is the Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) Certificate, which we offer at a 60% discount to regular prices (now only $25)!! Required for all jobs that deal with alcohol (including University events), the certification will offer you much higher employment chances at places like licensed restaurants, bars, bottle shops AND the University.

 

Run by one of Melbourne’s leading RSA training organisations, this 4-hour course provides you with the necessary skills to get an edge in the recovering job market (Restaurants are opening in 2-3 weeks!!). Get Certified! Now, and increase your chances of finding employment this holiday season!!

 

Sign up now at https://www.trybooking.com/BMENF while spots last! (MAX 50)

Get Trivial

Are you ready to test your knowledge 📔 and show off your trivia skills? Become the best and win prizes up to 100 dollars! 🎉

We are calling for all of you to come and join us in Get Trivial with UMSU International where you will encounter the most challenging and thought-provoking questions in a variety of categories : 

🎨Arts & Literature📖,  🎬Entertainment🎢, 🏔Geography🌋, 🏛General knowledge🌍 and a ❓Mystery❓ category. 

Take part in various trivia games as teams and use your brains and teamwork skills to win it all! 

 

Get Trivial with UMSU International will occur in the span of 3 days, sign up for one day for a chance to be crowned as the champion of the ultimate trivia night! 👑

 

Important note: 

Individual and group sign-ups are available! If you and your friend want to sign up as a team, please register for the same event day, and then send an email to boheng.d@union.unimelb.edu.au with your team name, team members’ names and student ID.

 

Dates: 8th – 10th of October 2020 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) 

Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm AEST 

Venue: Zoom (Link will be provided upon registering for the event) 

Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/122005803643/

 

Keep Calm and Trivia On! 🤩

 

https://umsu.unimelb.edu.au/events/amazing-race/

UMSU INTL’s Amazing Race: Lockdown Edition

Ready to go around the world and win amazing prizes? ✈️🏆
Come and join us in The Amazing Race (Lockdown Edition!) as we discover which top 2 teams will use their brains, brawn, and teamwork to check in at the final destination. Clues provided in each leg will lead the teams to the next destination or direct them to perform a task, either together or by a single member.
📆 Date: 12 September 2020 (Saturday)
🕖 Time: 5 – 7:30pm AST
Venue: Zoom (Link will be provided upon registering for the event)
Individual and group sign-ups are available!
Use this link to sign up for yourself or sign up for your team: http://bit.ly/umsu-intl-amazing-race
So pack your snacks, get set and GO! 🏃🏽‍♀️  

International students of UniMelb, it’s time to have your voice heard!

UMSU International’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) is just around the corner, where policies that concern the welfare of all international students in UniMelb will be discussed and voted on.

Date & time: Aug 31, 2020 at 4:30 PM

Registration link: https://unimelb.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_veLjLJClTPOcdrCbb9cLRg

Webinar ID
962 6562 1501
Webinar Passcode
072361

All international students are strongly encouraged to come, so mark your calendars and we’ll see you there!

UMSU INTL’s UNIverse Beyond Zoom

Join us on discord to explore the UNIverse beyond Zoom with UMSU International!
Date: 30th July 2020
Time: 2 PM – 4 PM
Discord link: https://discord.gg/TxKgQ6S
This event is aimed at incoming international students as well as anyone who is just down for a friendly chat. You will be given a chance to speak with our OBs (Office Bearers) and ISAs (International Student Ambassador) and get some advice on University experiences. This is a great way to interact with people from the same faculty to receive some faculty-specific advice, mingle around, and to learn more about university services available for you!
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet your fellow international student community!