If you are a lover of free food and good times, then guess what, you are going to love hearing this! The best possible collaboration ever is happening on Wednesday the 12th of May at 12pm, where the exciting UMSU Mentoring Network is teaming up with the notorious UniMelb Love Letter Society to create the best BBQ that UMSU has ever experienced!
Come to North Court and enjoy the good times that we have to offer! DID WE SAY THAT THIS EVENT IS ALSO FREE?
At this BBQ, all dietary requirements will be met, including vegan, vegetarian halal and gluten free.
We will also be serving water, soft drinks and alcohol too! If you want alcohol, please make sure you bring your ID!
We can’t wait to see you all there!!!!
Rego link here: https://www.trybooking.com/BRGHR

Come and check out a selection of club each day. And enjoy the spectacle of club committees facing off – dance, bubble tean and trivia – which club will come out the winner?

 

If you are a lover of free food (pizza and all), drinks and PRIZES!!! Then you would love to hear about this! 

The Mentoring Network is proud to present to you our official launch event for the year! Bring your friends and your appetite as we serve to you not just food, but fun and excitement that will brighten up your day! This FACE-2-FACE picnic is a great opportunity to relax, enjoy the good vibes and make new friends!

This event is open to all students of UniMelb! Whether you are a mature aged or fresh out of high school and embracing the Jaffy life, domestic or international, post grad or undergrad. Ultimately, the more the merrier! So bring yourselves, your friends and your enthusiasm to this awesome event! 😁

At this fantastic event, there will be FREE food and pizza for all (gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options provided) and drinks! There will be some fantastic games and PRIZES to be WON!!!! Picnic blankets, napkins, serviettes and hand sanitiser will be provided! 

So, come curl up on a picnic blanket and enjoy snacks, a cheeky slice of pizza, games, music, great company and giveaway prizes! Hope to see you superstars there!!!
Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/4iVa22wuy
It’s for Diversity Week, let’s create something beautiful together! Join us on the Concrete Lawn. We’ll bring the chalk, you’ll bring your lovely selves, and together we’ll flood the space with a big, blossoming garden of rainbow chalk handprints to celebrate diversity!  🌸 🏵️
💠 Fri 26th March, 2-4pm | Concrete Lawn.

 

 

Drawing Plants with Andrew Seward Online Zoom workshop

Join artist Andrew Seward as he teaches helpful tips and tricks for drawing plants from home. You’ll just need some drawing implements — coloured or led pencils and pens will do — and a plant! All skill levels are welcome, no prior experience required.

4 sessions available:

March 9, 12.30 – 2pm.

March 16, 12.30 – 2pm

March 23, 12.30 – 2pm

March 30, 12.30 – 2pm

 

REGISTER here.

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/