International Film Festival

Love watching movies, but too broke to afford expensive movie tickets? Then, this is the right event for you! Snacks are provided so you can enjoy the movie without feeling hungry!

UMSU International proudly presents it’s first ever International Film Festival featuring a variety of movies from all over the globe – from Japanese movies like Your Name (Kimi no Nawa) to the classic crowd favourite rom-coms such as Mamma Mia to Chinese films like The Mermaid (美人鱼), let us all celebrate diversity through films!

Where & When?

Date: 11-12th March

Time: 6.15pm – 10.30pm

Location: CLICK HERE

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This event is absolutely FREE OF CHARGE, so mark your calendars and grab a friend to go with you!

It’s time for our first dog-patting session in the library for 2020!
Come and hang out with our therapy dog friends – it’s completely free but you need to book a time-slot.
12:30pm til 2pm in the Rowdy 🙂

Harpist Megan Reeve has performed with Kanye, Carreras, The Bolshoi, The Whitlams and The Wiggles!

Traditional, folk and contemporary tunes from 2:30-3:30pm in the library.

Free, all welcome!

Navigating the Social Minefield: How to Beat Loneliness in University Life

With Dr. Michelle Lim. Dr Lim is a senior lecturer, clinical psychologist, and the head of the Social Health & Wellbeing (Shaw) Laboratory and is the chief scientific advisor for the Australian Coalition To End Loneliness.

Free talk, all welcome!

It’s on again – our once a year book sale!
Wed 28th August, 10am-4pm, North Court.
Books, magazines, dvds for sale – EVERYTHING IS $2!
All welcome, you don’t have to be a student/staff member to come and find some ex-library treasures!

“You see what we done here. By pledging our friendship. We made history.”

Cosy up this WinterFest for a screening of Matthew Warchus’ warming and rousing 2014 film ‘Pride’. On Thursday 25 July, in your favourite, my favourite, everybody’s favourite Rowdy Library. Kicks off at 4pm and there will be SNACKS.

It’s Summer 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power, and the National Union of Mineworkers are on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But the only problem is the Union seems too embarrassed to receive their support.

NOTE: this event is autonomous (for LGBTQIA+ students only thanx!)

Details of the event: 

Date: Friday, 26th July 2019
Time: 10:00am – 3:30pm
Meet-up Point: Old Arts Theatre C

Location: Rowden White Library

Watch the trailer here.

The UMSU Queer Department acknowledges that this event is taking place on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present, and future and acknowledge that this land was stolen and sovereignty was never ceded.

Peter Singer talk plus Q&A at the Rowdy!

Wed 1st May, 2:30-3:30pm

A professor of bioethics, with a background in philosophy. Working mostly in practical ethis, and best known for Animal Liberation and for his writings about global poverty.

Free, all welcome, no need to book.

Creative Literature and Writing Society

Have you been itching to share a story, perform your prose or proclaim your passion for poetry?
Come on down to the Rowdy for a CLAWS (Not Quite) Dead Poet’s Society Session, where we’ll gather to present our finished work, our work in progress… or just read something you fancy from our zine!
Bring along your friends for a fabulous time – sign-ups for readings on the day!