***VCE Summer School is a two-week summer program aimed at combating educational disadvantage in Victoria. Apply by August 6th to make a difference in the lives of VCE students today: https://forms.gle/WfRosrafoyJSJt3c8***
Ask questions (or just say hi!) at our online Q&A/Trivia event next Thursday July 29th at 5:30pm: https://fb.me/e/2mjz1TSdx.
Zoom link: https://unimelb.zoom.us/j/81606256854?pwd=U1MyS09FZElUTGk2QzZpSkZraEZzdz09
Come along to our lockdown trivia extravaganza to meet some VCESS friends old and new, and ask us some questions about the 2022 tutor applications! When the questions are done, it’ll be your turn to answer questions about general knowledge topics, in the format popularly known as Trivia❓ See you there!
Logistics: Students from any course and any year level are welcome to attend and to volunteer for the program. This event will be held online and there will be no ticketing. The Zoom link to the event is bolded above. In summer 2022, VCESS will run from January 10th to 21st. Read more about what’s involved here: https://umsu.unimelb.edu.au/getinvolved/summerschool/volunteer/.
A note from UMSU about events during the COVID-19 pandemic:

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.

UMSU INTL’s UNIverse Beyond Zoom

Join us on discord to explore the UNIverse beyond Zoom with UMSU International!
Date: 30th July 2020
Time: 2 PM – 4 PM
Discord link: https://discord.gg/TxKgQ6S
This event is aimed at incoming international students as well as anyone who is just down for a friendly chat. You will be given a chance to speak with our OBs (Office Bearers) and ISAs (International Student Ambassador) and get some advice on University experiences. This is a great way to interact with people from the same faculty to receive some faculty-specific advice, mingle around, and to learn more about university services available for you!
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet your fellow international student community!

Kicking off Semester 2 with some possibly spicy, possibly sassy, and definitely tasty drinks, MUCS is proud to be hosting an informal Cocktail Night to get the creativity (and livers) going!

As we will not be able to supply ingredients for your cocktail needs, everyone is encouraged to DIY and showcase your skills, as we have a gander with our choir pals and reminisce about what it was like being able to rehearse.

For the competitive friends, we’ll also be hosting a cocktail competition on the night with the theme: Vocal Parts! Justify how your cocktail best represents your vocal part and you could win one (1) mystery prize.

Everyone is welcome to come along, possibly meet some new friends and enjoy some chats, tales and ‘tails!

For more details, join the group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2397119405/

Come and join the Womenʻs department for an online games night! This is a great opportunity to meet new friends as we enter into the new semester.

Registration is free, just click on the link here: https://www.trybooking.com/BKMJU

We’ll send you the details to join once you’ve registered!

Join the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/314962113025546/

This event is autonomous and is open to women identifying and non-binary students.

The Women’s Department acknowledges that the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nations are the traditional custodians of the land upon which we will be holding this event. We acknowledge that this land was stolen and sovereignty has never been ceded. Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.

UMSU Disabilities are hosting a movie night for ❄️WinterFest❄️!

Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution is an award winning doco that follows isolated teens with disabilities discovering liberation and inclusion at a free wheeling 1970s summer camp. This meeting ignites their passion for activism, and they set out to campaign with disability rights movement.

Join the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/361504928170513/

29 July, 6-8pm.
Run Time: 108 mins
Link: TBC.

Semester 2 is starting, so that means another semester of UMSU Disabilities and UMSU Queer!

We’ll be hosting a fun chill trivia night to test your knowledge on pop culture, science, history, and general ignorance, all with a queer and disabilities twist!

There’s also prizes up for grabs- feeling a bit stressed out from COVID season? No problem- winners will receive a choice of vouchers from Aesop, Iscreamnails and Adore Beauty.

30 July, 5:30-7:30 pm.

Register for FREE tickets at: trybooking.com/BKLQX

Join the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/3585118094848807/

See you there!

The Queer and Disabilities Departments are situated on the unceded and sovereign land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay are respects to elders past, present and emerging, as well as to any other aboriginal lands that participants may be residing on.
Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.

Have any burning questions about uni that you need answers to? Online orientation leave you needing more information? Uni 101 aims to answer all these questions and more! Need to know about Advocacy? Collectives you want to join? Need help with a Myki fine, or just want some opinions about coffee on campus? This session has you covered!


Click the link to register for this session!

Submit a question!

Submit questions for Uni 101: What are you walking into?


UMSU Education acknowledges that this event takes place on stolen land. We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation and pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging. We also acknowledge this land was stolen and sovereignty was never ceded.



Online, live and free for WinterFest Online!

WinterFest Online, your ultimate O-Week festival is 👏back👏 at the University of Melbourne. This year we’re bringing the 🎤 🌟 MAIN STAGE 🌟 🎤 and our banging line up direct to your lounge room, live from the UMSU Activities Facebook page!

Join the Facebook event


Maddy Jane 5:15 – 6:00pm
Steph Tisdell 4:50 – 5:10pm
Barefoot Bowls Club 4:05 – 4:45pm


Barefoot Bowls Club burst onto the scene with their raw alt-pop. This home grown three piece know how to charm a crowd with a relatable Indie Anthem – with lyrics covering everything from Tinder fails, dread of HECS debt, and that low-key shame of passing out before the night even begins (Passing Out On The Packenham Line). Prepare to be bowled over.


Steph Tisdell is one of the brightest stars in Australian comedy. She’s a proud indigenous woman who’s had a meteoric rise – from winning the 2014 Deadly Funny National Grand Final to selling out her award-winning comedy gigs, appearing on TV shows like Hughesy We Have a Problem and The Project, co-hosting on Triple J, and even snagging her first feature film role in 2019’s “Love You Like That”. This comedy powerhouse’s has been likened to Hannah Gadsby for her authentic, vulnerable and hilarious comedic style.


Maddy Jane is an indie singer-songwriter from the small island town of Bruny Island, Tasmania. Catchy and truthful, Maddy’s unique brand of indie pop/rock has taken off, getting plenty of airplay on Triple J. She’s sold out headline shows, and played huge arena supports for the likes of Harry Styles and Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

This free event is open to young and old, new and returning UniMelb students. Join us for giveaways, live music, workshops and events. Make friends, network and find your tribe through UMSU’s student departments, clubs and societies or through one of the many social events on offer!

WinterFest is a fantastic way to make new connections and have some fun while learning about the variety of services and opportunities available to you through UMSU.

Turn your food waste into delicious leafy decor!

A fun, engaging and educational workshop on growing plants at home from food waste. Topics covered will include growing basics, growing from seeds and scraps in the kitchen and managing food waste, and will include time for questions and discussions

❄️ WinterFest Workshops ❄️

30 July, 7:00 pm | Free with RSVP


Although we can no longer meet in person, the Bike Collective will be running an online workshop on bicycle maintenance and care during Winterfest. Tune in at 1pm on the 28th of July to learn about the areas of your bicycle that require the most attention, how to fix them (or where to best get help) and how you can look after your bike to save a trip to the mechanics in the first place. Whether you’ve been a lifelong cyclist, or someone who just got into the hobby during quarantine, there will be something here for everyone!

❄️ WinterFest Workshops ❄️

28 July, 1pm | Free with RSVP: https://www.trybooking.com/BKJLX