Diwali Dhamaka Festival

✨ Celebrate Diwali with us ✨

You’re invited to a special night to commemorate and celebrate Diwali! Brought to you by UMSU International, UMSU People of Colour, and the clubs IGSS, IFS and Bollywood Club. We are coming together to make a special moment for all Indian UniMelb Students. Expect giveaways and good times!

We can’t wait to see you there!

Thursday 4 November
7.30 PM


Keen to get inspired and flex your photography skills? Join the Culturography photo competition! Submit images inspired by the theme ‘culture’, showcase your creativity and go into the running to win some amazing prizes! Get snapping, then fill in the form below to submit your entry. Good luck! 


Entries open from 16 October – 6 November

Enter here: https://communications23.typeform.com/to/Yr4vrdiB


16/10 – 6/11 Entry submission

10/11 – 24/11 Voting Period

29/11 Result Announcement


Vegan food competition

✨Do you share a passion for cooking and the environment? ✨

Then look no further! Put your cooking hats on because UMSU International and UMSU Environment presents to you our Vegan Food Contest! 😍

The rules are simple – film yourself making the recipe, tell us about your cultural history with the vegan dish and send it to us on our form linked in the bio 👀 This video will then be posted on our @umsu_veganrecipes where we it will be judged by our amazing panel of judges and voted on by our students!

The timeline for the video submission is 25th October 2021 to 19th November 2021 and each week we will have five winners who will win $50 worth of vouchers based on our five categories and then another five winners at the end of all the four weeks! 🎉🎉

Our categories would be Cultural Significance, Accessibility, Presentation, Students Choice and Innovation. 💖

Interested? Then what are you waiting for? Get your submissions in! 🏃‍♀️

Send them in HERE! 👀

[Image Description: Three people stand on top of globe outlined with multi-coloured buildings on a light blue background. The buildings are famous landmarks around the world. Within the globe with bold white letters “Vegan Food Contest” is written with the dates as “25 Oct – 19 Nov” outlined below. The light blue background has green, yellow, and purple balloons respectively and clouds as well. The UMSU Environment and UMSU International logo is in the top left-hand corner and the UMSU environmental link is mentioned on the bottom-right & the white SSAF logo in the top-right.

Yours Truly, Anonymous 

In times like these we all need a little support… 💌

Yours Truly, Anonymous is an online initiative brought to you by UMSU International designed to make you ~ feel the love ~

Write a general letter of motivation to another student to help them through the SWOTVAC grind. Every student who sends one will also receive one. All pairing is random and you can choose to stay anonymous or share your contact details (so you could potentially become study buddies during the exam period)!

PLUS, there are prizes are on offer for the top three best letters 🤩

Sign up between 18-24 October HERE: https://communications23.typeform.com/to/W5ZIOLbU

Mental Health & Wellbeing Quiz

Want to learn more about mental health and explore wellbeing services around you?

Participate in the Mental Health & Wellbeing Quiz 👉💖👈 brought to you by UMSU International and get to win a $50 Coles voucher 😍😍!

Simply click on the link, complete all of the questions and provide your student email. Prizes 🏆 (and the enjoyment of learning 🧠) await! 

Take the quiz here: https://forms.office.com/r/W8HNDefg5m 


Mental Health Week: Self-Care Challenge

Have been feeling the need to engage in self-care activities but not sure how to start? Don’t you worry, because UMSU International is here to give you ALL YOU NEED to start taking care of yourself in light of Mental Health Week! 💫  

Participate in our 3-day challenge by posting an Instagram story (or post) showing us your take on self-care activities and get a chance to win prizes up to $50!🤩💫  

Register here: https://forms.gle/E3ouHmkUozgi6jh9A


🇦🇺 PR/Visa Workshop 🇦🇺

Missed the last one? We got you!

This workshop is for international students looking to learn about obtaining Australian visas, including Permanent Residency. Come along, ask questions and get all the info you’ll need to know!

When: Saturday 9 October, 4pm-6pm

Where: Online

Register: https://www.trybooking.com/BULLV


OSHC Info Session🔈
Trying to make the most out of your health insurance as an international student can be tough!
But don’t worry, UMSU International are here to help 🙌
Join our info session to:
🚨Gain insight on health insurance and the benefits of international student OSHC
🚨Hear from our speaker on how to claim benefits of OSHC.
🚨Get involved in panel discussions and hear real-life experiences from students using their OSHC!
Event Details:
🗓 Date: 4th October 2021 (Monday)
⏰ Time: 6PM to 7PM AEST

🖥 Venue: Zoom (Link to be emailed once you sign up!) Sign up using the link below:

Murder Mystery 

🕵️‍♂️UMSU International is hosting a Murder Mystery!🕵️‍♂️

Get your detective hats on and start sleuthing for this online event is a murder story puzzle! ✨ Come along and follow a series of clues to guess who the real murderer is.🧐

There will be prizes to be won for the top three teams who win this challenge!🤩

💥When: 26 September, 4-6pm.
💥Where: Online
💥Sign up: https://www.trybooking.com/BUCAT

Careers & Employability Workshop 🌟

UMSU Intl presents:

The CAREERS & EMPLOYABILITY workshop – Four steps to presenting yourself professionally online!

Join us from 4:00-5:00PM AEST on 16 September with University of Melbourne’s Careers and Employability. We will be discussing:

💼 LinkedIn – learn how to utilise this platform to present yourself professionally and build your professional network

💼 Networking – gain tips for making connections and building relationships in the online space

💼 Professional pitching – understand how to develop a great pitch and adapt it for different interactions (online and in-person)

💼 Video interviews – understand how to present yourself well in a video interview

🌟 Sign up now at: 🌟