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UMSU Escapades: A Union House Adventure

22 February-21 March 2021

Running all through SummerFest and beyond, all day (and night) long!

Craving some on-campus encounters? 🙋🏾‍♀️ UMSU’s got just the thing to pull you out of your seat and into the scene. Get back on campus (virtually) and explore the iconic Union House in an UMSU-original online adventure game. 👾🤖

UMSU has teamed up with local escape room masters Ukiyo to produce two online adventures just for you.

 

START YOUR ADVENTURE HERE 👉 UMSU Escapades

 

UMSU Escapades can be played solo but you’ll need a friend to play The Crumbling Prince.

Looking for new friends to adventure with? Check out UMSU’s full SummerFest Events calendar including a stack of speed friending events,  SummerFest Online and Online Clubs Expo to learn about LOADS of ways to meet your new mates!

 

Save your codes! Students who complete both adventures can enter our prize draw and be in the running to win one of these awesome prizes:

🌟  4-player in-person Ukiyo game passes for The Crumbling Prince Episode 1

🌟  FREE skydive for you and your friend with Skydiving Melbourne

🌟   Ida Bar vouchers

🌟  Beats Solo Wireless Headphones

🌟  All Game Passes for Ballers Clubhouse

 

 

 

 

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 government-recommended measures. BEFORE YOU COME TO CAMPUS, please read more about important COVID-safe return to campus guidelines on our website here.

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.

 

Looking to stay in Australia after graduation? Or do you have some queries about obtaining Permanent Resident visa?🤔

Join us on our online Info+Q&A session by registering at–> https://bit.ly/zoomprvisa

Date: 15th May (Friday)
Time: 6:00pm-7:45pm
Venue: Zoom

This Event is part of UMSU International’s Stay Home, Stay Connected Month: https://www.facebook.com/events/829890054087527/

With iso-cooking and iso-baking being the new norm, UMSU International is proud to present: 🍳 Stay Home, Stay Fed 🥧 !!

We are excited to share with you some of our recipes so you‘ll never be bored or left hungry at home. Our dishes are easy to make with accessible ingredients, and gram story worthy too! 😉

In collaboration with CAKE Club, we will be posting 2 cooking and 2 baking  tutorials to our Facebook event per week. Click Interested or Going to stay updated.

Students who share their meals/desserts on this event page, using our recipes will be entered into a lucky draw! There will be a prize given to baking and another for cooking each week. Only Unimelb students are eligible for the lucky draw, but all students are welcome to share their dishes!

This event is part of UMSU International’s Stay Home, Stay Connected Month.

Now is a great time to develop your career goals and an action plan. Thus, UMSU International and careers & employability team are now delivering our support and services online.

Want to discover how to find out the latest job trends and future predictions to be informed for networking, job applications and interviews? Attend this practical workshop and learn how to research your future career using labour market websites, industry reports, employer lists, and company reviews.

Register Here to receive the Zoom Link👇🏻

Mastering LinkedIn (May 14, 2.15-3.15pm)

Writing a professional resume (May 18, 2.15-3.15pm)

Australian business culture – Discussion (May 19, 2-3pm)

Researching industries for job search (May 20, 10-11am)

Writing a standout cover letter (May 22, 1.15-2.15pm)

Preparing for interviews (May 27, 10-11am)

Identifying and promoting your skills (May 28, 1.15-2.15pm)

Mastering LinkedIn (May 29, 1.15-2.15pm)

Sustainable Beeswax Wrap Online Resource

Arts Programs has put together a free downloadable online resource. This resource provides step-by-step instructions for how to produce your own sustainable beeswax wrap at home. The beeswax wrap is a sustainable alternative to plastic cling-wrap.

Sustainable Beeswax Wrap Online Resource

For other upcoming resources and workshops, please visit: https://umsu.unimelb.edu.au/studentlife/gallery/creative-workshops/

UMSU Activities presents: Trivia ft. Zoom

Join the event here!

Just because campus is closed, doesn’t mean you can escape your friends at UMSU Activities! In lieu of St Paddy’s Day Trivia, we are creating an enormous ONLINE Zoom trivia, bringing together the sharpest UniMelb minds (wherever they may be).

So, why sit idly at home when you can join your peers for an evening of fun, facts and friends? Just log onto Zoom when the clock strikes 8pm and get ready to write! Snacks, beers and PJs are highly recommended. 🍻👭🙌🏽

NOTE: As we are all aware, the economic damage of COVID-19 on small businesses is particularly significant. To show our solidarity and support, all prizes will be bought from local businesses, giving you the chance to strengthen our community.

NOTE #2: Zoom Pro can only accomodate 100 people, so we will be operating on a first come first served basis. Log on quickly to avoid missing out!

UMSU Activities acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land on which our University stands. We acknowledge that the land was stolen, sovereignty was never ceded and that no apology can give the land back.

Overseas Christian Fellowship
Where we welcome our Leaders for the year as they step up to serve! A day of planning and preparation for the year ahead!

A CHANCE TO MEET YOUR EDPUB OFFICERS AND MAYBE CHAT ABOUT POLITICS

You’ve just turned 18!

It’s now legal for you to do so many things!

You can drink now, you can buy lottery tickets, maybe you’re even on your red P’s.

But the biggest blessing of all is that you turned 18 BEFORE the federal election 2019 and you get the chance to have as much of a legal vote as your kooky uncle.

THERE IS A TWIST TO THIS. You have to be enrolled.

To help you along, we’re offering a free bev for anyone that can show us their enrolment on Thursday, 18th of April (aka the last day to be enrolled for the federal election).

It’s a no brainer – get enrolled now!

www.aec.gov.au/enrol‎