Are you queer? Are you angry? Same here! We meet every week (4pm) to discuss ongoing campaigns for queer rights on campus, alternating in person and online. This event is autonomous, but we often run campaign organizing meetings and working bees where allies are more than welcome to attend, so follow our Facebook page (below) to stay up to date.
Online (even weeks): https://unimelb.zoom.us/j/88664634256?pwd=dzlaYnFndEkvQTdlbSswTmYxWVdNdz09
In Person (odd weeks): Training Room 1, Union House Level 3.
For the best info, find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/UMSU-Queer-Political-Action-Collective-197750701059526
It’s Trans Day of Visibility! We’re closing off our action-packed day with a celebration at the Ida Bar from 4-6pm. All TIGD folk and allies welcome!
As per covid regulations we require that you register for the event here: https://www.trybooking.com/BQEJE
See you there!
It’s Trans Day of Visibility! We’re celebrating with a day full of events, starting with a special edition of Queer Lunch at the Southbank Campus!
Due to covid regulations we require that you register for the event here: https://www.trybooking.com/BQEKI
If you haven’t been to Southbank before, take any 1, 5, 6, 16, 3/3a, 64, 67 or 72 tram in the city direction from Stop 1: University of Melbourne and get off at Stop 14: Arts Precinct/St. Kilda Rd.
Can’t wait to see everyone there!
Without being on campus, it can be hard to make university friends!
Although, goodness knows, tutors try to get chats going in break out rooms, and lecturers drum up excitement around Canvas discussion boards, it can be hard to move past academic content and onto the fun stuff so you can really find your people!
The UMSU Host Program has got you! This year, Speed Friending is BACK (just this time on Zoom). A fail-safe way to quickly make friends and you don’t even need to leave your house!
Held within the loving embrace of some of UMSU’s autonomous departments (meaning departments run by and for students who identify as part of the community the Department represents) and their Arts and Media counterparts, this Zoom event will allow you to meet like-minded, friend-seeking students.
This is a great way to engage with UMSU and your university peers from wherever you are in the world! Whether this is your 1st year or your 4th, come along, find some pals! You never know who is out there waiting for you to meet them.
Come make some friends…FAST !
Thanks for coming to 2021 Speed Friending with The Host Program!
Monday 1st March, 6pm – General Speed Friending
Tuesday 2nd March, 6pm – Speed Friending with the Women’s Department*
Wednesday 3rd March, 6pm – Speed Friending with the Creative Arts and Media Departments
Monday 8th March, 6pm- Speed Friending with the People of Colour Department*
Tuesday 9th March, 6pm – Speed Friending with the Queer Department*
Wednesday 10th March, 6pm – General Speed Friending
To figure out which event might be right for you, have a read below and click on the link to book into their Speed Friending session!
The Women’s Department represents all women, non-binary, trans and gender-diverse students at the University of Melbourne. We run chill weekly collectives where you can socialise with other Gals and Enby Pals, educational events during our Feminist Fridays, as well as activist campaigns like Safety on Campus that combats sexual assault and harassment.
Creative Arts and Media Departments:
You love art? We do too! Creative Arts and Media are here to help all students from all backgrounds and skill-sets find their arty fam and make art at uni. From arty parties to our student magazine Farrago, we have lots on offer so come along and find your people!
People of Colour Department*:
We advocate for and support students of colour, whether by organizing welfare initiatives and social events or fighting for better representation on campus. There is definitely a space for you, you can express yourself and host an anti-racism workshop or submit a piece in Myriad. Pssst we have GREAT food.
Queer Department* :
The Queer Department is a safe place for all students who identify as LGBTQIA+ or are questioning. We hold events for all of you lovely queers to meet and get to know each other, and form a community at Unimelb. We also handle advocacy and grievances for queer issues at uni.
General Speed Friending:
Hosted by the UMSU Host Program (the people that make your campus tours happen) this Speed Friending sesh is open to anyone so long as you’re a student! We can’t wait to meet you!
The UMSU Host Program and their UMSU Departmental collaborators acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where we live, work, and learn, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging as well as to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.
Beat that face, glue that lace and make them faint! We’re combining with the UMSU Creative Arts Department to bring you a Drag Workshop!
We’re so excited to be supporting a local drag artist and getting you confident with a make-up brush.
Happening Thursday 29th April at 4pm.
Bring your knitting, your drawing, your writing, anything you like! The queers are going to hang out online while we do our own creative works; it’s going to be a super chill, super fun, social (or silent, it’s up to you!), queer time. And on Midsumma week we can all make our very own pride stuff!
Running Tuesdays 4pm on Weeks 4, 7, and 10.
Join via this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86914756014…
Meeting ID: 869 1475 6014