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WINTERFEST 2019: FRESHERS’ LAUNCHPAD

Homesickness? Culture Shock? Not sure how to budget your expenses? Never fear, Freshers’ Launchpad is here!

Wondering what is Freshers’ Launchpad all about? This event is aimed primarily at the new international students who are new to the University and the city of Melbourne. We will be providing them with a chance to interact with UMSU International’s Office Bearers (OBs) and International Student Ambassadors (ISAs) and get peer-to-peer advice on university and university services. These could include forging new friendships, faculty-specific advice and the services available to students provided by the University.

Don’t miss out this opportunity to mingle and socialise with the international student community!

Details of the Event:

Date: Thursday, 1 August 2019

Time: 5pm – 7pm

Location: Mary Cooke room A & B and the International student lounge

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Notes:

Snacks and light refreshments will be provided.

More Questions?

Contact UMSU International via Facebook Messenger and/or Instagram. Alternatively, you can email xiajing.o@union.unimelb.edu.au

Kamusta! The Melbourne University Filipino Student’s Association (MUFSA) will be holding its very first event for the semester! This event will be a movie night and the first of many! While this is a MUFSA event, non-members of the club are more than welcome to come by and attend!
For people who are not members but want to sign up, this is your chance to do so in the event! Admissions is $5 each and if you can’t sign up then you’ll be able to do so in our other wonderful events lined up for the rest of the semester!
All drinks and food are taken care of by your lovely MUFSA committee! And no need to pay for this event – don’t worry, we’ve got you covered 😉
See you then!
– MUFSA Committee

Auslan Class Level 1

Wednesday 26 July, 3-5pm
Training Rooms, Level 3, Union House
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Auslan is Australian Sign Language, and it’s great for heaps and heaps of reasons. Its main purpose is being able to have sick chats with your mates who are deaf or hearing impaired.

Come along for a free workshop of Auslan Level 1!

Panel: Ableism and Accessibility in Higher Education

Wednesday 26 July, 5-6pm
Training Rooms, Level 3, Union House
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Do you think learning at University is truly accessible to all people? How can we adapt tertiary education to make it more inclusive?

Join us for a panel discussion as we explore these issues with disability activists and representatives from the School of Education and the Medical Faculty.

Snow Adventure

Sunday 23 July – 7am-6pm
Lake Mountain Alpine

Winter has come to town, but there is no snow around. Fret not! Get yourself hyped for winter and experience the snowy side of Melbourne at Lake Mountain Alpine. What’s winter without snowman competition, tobogganing and snowball fight? So pack your bags, and let’s break the ice! Registrations are limited to 50 SPOTS; come and find us at Carnival Day to SIGN UP!

NOTES
+ There is a $30 registration fee, payable when during sign-ups at Carnival Day.
+ Participants are advised to dress warmly as the temperature is expected to be below 5 degrees celsius.
+ Light lunch, snacks and water will be provided; it is encouraged for participants to bring their own food.
+ Participants need to wear appropriate shoes, e.g. no open-toe footwear, sandals or heels.
+ Bring gloves, beanie and all things warm!

HOW TO SIGN UP?
Visit UMSU International’s booth at CARNIVAL DAY! (Look for the blue hand)

Aussie Adventure

Saturday 22 July – 10am-2.15pm
Parkville and Melbourne CBD
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Want to know more about Australia? UMSU International is here to introduce you to Aussie culture! Immerse yourself in a day full of FUN activities — Join us for a round of AFL (Australian Football), engage with indigenous culture and sightsee some of Melbourne’s most iconic lanes! Make new friends during our various FUN activities and games.

NOTES
+ Participants need to bring their own topped up Myki card.
+ BBQ lunch will be provided, with kangaroo meat as an option.

HOW TO SIGN UP?
Visit UMSU International’s booth at CARNIVAL DAY on Wednesday 19 July! (Look for the blue hand)

SIGN UP at Carnival Day as there are only 60 SPOTS!
*** THIS IS A FREE EVENT ***

Women of Colour Collective

Tuesday, 25 July – 12-2pm
Women’s Room, Level 1, Union House

Q: What is a collective?
A: Basically whatever you want it to be!

Come hang out with your soon-to-be best friends, eat a yummy lunch and chat about whatever you want – politics, feminism, race politics or anything else that you’re passionate about.

Women’s Collective

Wednesday, 26 July – 12-1pm
Women’s Room, Level 1, Union House

The Women’s department exists to advocate for women students on campus. We work to make the university a safe place for women, facilitate feminist activism, run campaigns, and, of course, host fabulous events like the Women’s Collective!

Come along and get a taste of this regular event, meet some radical awesome people and get collective!