Arty Party 2021

Start the year with a bang and come along to Arty Party!

The online soiree brought to you by the UMSU Creative Arts & Southbank Departments and supported by Union House Theatre..

Our theme is Cyberpunk. Prizes for best costume and makeup. Guest artist performance. Open mic sesh. Good times galore!

All students from any and all faculties are welcome!

Bust out that bustier and get expressive! See you there!

WHEN: Thursday 4 March 2021 at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM AEST

WHERE: Zoom

TICKETS: This event is free but you must register in order to get the zoom link to join.

Book your ticket here: http://bit.ly/ArtyParty21

For updates, hit ‘Going’ or ‘Interested’ on the Facebook event

Arty Party Open Mic EOI

Show off your arty skills and feel all the love from your student artist community!
Whether you are an actor, musician, comedian, artist or anything in between, THIS IS FOR YOU!

Sign-up to perform here

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations as the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live, work, and learn. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present, and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.

Are you studying at Southbank? Are you queer or questioning? The Queer x Southbank Collective is happening right on your doorstep!

Come and socialise, meet other artsy queers, get support when you need it, and snacks!

Running on Zoom (for now), every second Tuesday 1-2pm.

Via this Zoom link: https://unimelb.zoom.us/j/89563703331… Password: 191862

 

Enviro presents: Radical Reading Group 🧐📚

Where all bookworms, activists, climate enthusiasts and keen learning beans unite! 

Every two weeks, we will be discussing about a different environment-related topic, accompanied by some optional readings. We will be covering interesting (and sometimes controversial) topics surrounding environmental justice, animal rights, UniMelb’s history of activism, philosophy and politics, and many more.

Come along to share your thoughts and knowledge, listen to the thoughts of others, and to learn!

We’d love your suggestions on what topic or reading we should feature. If you have a cool idea, or would like to facilitate a reading group – send us a message.

The reading group will be hosted on Zoom, 1-2PM every second Thursday of the semester unless otherwise announced.


We acknowledge that this event will be hosted on stolen Wurundjeri land and that sovereignty was never ceded. The Enviro  department pays its respects to elders past, present and emerging.

The Future of a Diverse Arts Campus

Mmoloki (Milo) Hartill-Batsietswe stands next to a blue wall and kicks toward the camera lense smiling

Music Theatre student and influencer Mmoloki (Milo) Hartill-Batsietswe

Join VCA Musical Theatre students Mmoloki (Milo) Hartill-Batsietswe and Sherry Watson in conversation about their experiences as women from diverse backgrounds at the Southbank Campus. This engaging online discussion is a brilliant start to UMSU Southbank’s Town Hall Talks as it explores what students can do to make effective change while training and after graduation. Guests will have the opportunity to ask questions and contribute to a fruitful discussion.
Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/bErsfVUSm

Environment Collective

Have a love for plants? Us too. Want to take action for climate justice? Us too!

So come have a chat with us about it! Enviro Collective is a great place to meet fellow plant lovers and activists alike who want to share their passion for the environment.

Bring along your lunch and let’s talk about the environment, how to make positive impact, social issues and get involved in our campaigns. There’s free food, wholesome friends and good chats, so come and join our Enviro community!

Click ‘going’ on the Facebook event to make sure you’re updated on all the info!

Event link: here

Collectives will be at 12PM on Tuesdays on Zoom. 


We would like to acknowledge that this event will be taking place on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri Peoples of the Kulin Nation. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be Aboriginal Land.

 

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.

 

Climate Action Collective (Southbank campus)

Climate Action Collective is a fortnightly meeting that brings together students of Southbank to discuss the importance of climate action and ways which students can come together and take action.

New members are always welcome and all are encouraged to attend – now more than ever we need all to come together to take action on climate change.

We acknowledge that this collective takes place on the land of the Boonwurrung Peoples of the Kulin Nation. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be Aboriginal Land.

12-2pm. On every second Thursday in Semester 1, starting 12 March.

UniMelb Southbank

UMSU Space, Level 2, The Hub Building (863), Southbank

Life at Southbank can get pretty stressful. It is perfectly normal for the long days and tough assessments to take their toll. University is about more than that though, it’s about making friends and knowing that there is a community that has your back.

Union Social is a fortnightly social event for students of Southbank campus who want a space to be social, blow off some steam, and grab some free food. The event is hosted at the UMSU Space on Level 2 of The Hub Building (863), above the Library. During Semester 1, Union Social will be hosted on Thursdays during odd weeks from 5.30-8pm. Dates for Semester 1 are:

  • March 5th 2020, 5.30-8pm (week 1)
  • March 19th 2020, 5.30-8pm (week 3)
  • April 2nd 2020, 5.30-8pm (week 5)
  • April 23rd 2020, 5.30-8pm (week 7)
  • May 7th 2020, 5.30-8pm (week 9)
  • May 21st 2020, 5.30-8pm (week 11)

Bring yourself and you can expect some free pizza (vegan and gluten free options available) and some board games facilitated by Melbourne based play-making collective, PlayReactive

This event is a wheelchair accessible event.