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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Snacks and light refreshments will be provided.

More Questions?

Contact UMSU International via Facebook Messenger and/or Instagram. Alternatively, you can email

Winterfest 2019: Food Adventure

Honestly, every new student just wants to know one thing: the best places to get some scrumptious food. And where better to explore Melbourne’s range of culinary options than UMSU International’s Food Adventure! If you want a chance to make some new friends, check out a suburb that you might not have been to or just want some good and FREE food (because we’re all broke uni students), sign up right away!

Details of the event: 

Date: Friday, 26th July 2019
Time: 10:00am – 3:30pm
Meet-up Point: Old Arts Theatre C
Location: Brunswick & Fitzroy
Deposit: $5 (refunded on the event day itself)

How to Sign Up? 

– Location: North Court, UMSU International booth
– Date: Wed, 24th July 2019
– Time: 11am – 2pm
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More Questions?

Contact UMSU International via Facebook Messenger and/or Instagram. Alternatively, you can email

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

A home away from home, Overseas Christian Fellowship seeks to be a place for international students to discover and know Jesus while establishing lasting relationships. We gather weekly for worship, fellowship and Bible study.

Join us for FREE DINNER on the 20th of February (Friday) at 6pm at Yasuko Hiroaka Myer Room (Bldg 158). It’ll be a time of meeting old and new friends, fellowship and praising God. Hope to see you there!


For more information, you can check out the Facebook event here or find us at @muocf on Instagram 😀

We will have snacks (Iranian oriented), live music performance by Mr. Parham Kebria , and Iranian/Persian Trivia.

Time: 4 August, 6-8 PM.

Venue: Arts Hall, Old Arts


Melbourne University Geomatics Society

We will be having a start of semester BBQ, lots of food, drinks and fun times

When: Week 2, 3rd August Thursday 12pm – 2pm

Where: Old Metallurgy Courtyard, Building North of Old Eng

Who: anyone, don’t have to being doing geomatics to come along, come be a member for free

What: we will also play some fun engineering related games

Tell your friends!!!

Montaigne + Bevs/BBQ

Tuesday 1 August, 1-2pm
North Court, Union House
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Week 2 is already looking good – how about a free gig from Montaigne ?!

You’ll know Montaigne already from her illustrious repetoire of hit songs, like “Because I Love You”, “I Am Not An End” and her feature on the Hilltop Hoods track “1955”. Find out more at

Of course, we’ll be dishing up hot and delicious BBQ snacks, plus some soupy options alongside the traditional selection of bevs.

Sound and lights by AVMelbourne

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Bevs & BBQ with Maddy Jane

Tuesday 25 July, 1-2pm
North Court, Union House
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Hear ye – you’re invited to the very first Band Bevs & BBQ gig of semester 2!

Join us in North Court for a special performance from the amazingly talented Maddy Jane. If you saw Luca Brasi or Tash Sultana or their recent tours, you’ll already know Maddy. To catch up on her tunes, visit here:

You’ll also be able to take the edge off the winter chill with a free beer/cider as well as a selection of tasty lunchables from the BBQ or soup pots.

Sound and lights by AVMelbourne

Licensed event | +18 ID required


Monday 24 July, 11.30am-2.30pm
North Court, Union House

Join us for a very special free lunch with our friends from OzHarvest!

We’ll start with a delectable meal, served by prominent local chefs including Matt Wilkinson (Pope Joan, Mr Wilkinson).

Then, an acknowledgement of country before a hearty panel discussion on designing a campus free of food waste, creating future food systems and potential careers in relevant sectors. We’ll be joined by panellists including Dutch sustainability expert Joost Bakker, members of the OzHarvest team, the Fair Food Challenge and student reps from UMSU!


Bike Co-op Breakfast

Tuesday 25 July – 10am-2pm
John Smythe Basement (near Tsubu!)
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Flat tyre? Empty stomach? We can help you fix that! The UMSU Bike Co Op helps students out with friendly advice, tips and maintenance.

Every Tuesday morning this semester we will be having a wonderful bike mechanic in to help you learn to fix your own bicycle, along with tools, some parts, and our enthusiastic Melbourne Uni Bike Co-op volunteers! In addition to all that, we’ll be offering free tea, coffee and breakfast, courtesy of the Melbourne Uni Environment Collective.

Join us for this WinterFest session to see what all the fuss is about!

Get in touch with if you would like to get more involved – we are always looking for more volunteers!