At 12PM this Friday (May 21) on South Lawn, join our UMSU departments, students and staff to strike for the climate! 


Click ‘GOING’ on our event to stay up to date on all organising efforts: https://fb.me/e/EodnNaS5 . Sign our petition here: bit.ly/may21petition 🌏🌱


School Strike 4 Climate (SS4C) has called a #ClimateStrike for May 21. Melbourne Uni staff and students will turn out in force to join the rally in the city. Workers and students are mobilising to demand that the Morrison Government #FundOurFutureNotGas:

1. Resource Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led solutions that guarantee land rights and care for country.
2. Fund the creation of jobs that fast track solutions to the climate crisis and help communities recover.
3. Fund Projects that transition our economy and communities to 100% renewable energy by 2030, through expanded public ownership.

Speakers list:
Dylan McConnell – Energy Scientist, NTEU & Workers 4 Climate Action Member
Srishti Chatterjee (they/them) – UMSU Women’s Officer
Callum Simpson (he/him) – Education Officer, Postgraduate Environment Network (PEN)
Brittney Henderson (she/them) – Indigenous Representative on Students’ Council
Help us spread this climate strike across our campus so we can give the school strikers a massive show of support on May 21. Get involved with the Enviro Collective and invite your friends, classmates, club mates, housemates, students, tutors and lecturers to strike on the day.

This Climate Strike is held by the UMSU Environments Department, with support from the wonderful folks from the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU), and our lovely friends from the Media, People of Colour, Women’s, Education Public and Academic, Activities, Queer, Clubs & Societies, and Welfare departments. ❤️
We acknowledge that we are based on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations. We reaffirm that no vision of environmental justice is complete without First Nations justice. We pay our respect to their elders past and present. This land was, is and always will be, Aboriginal land. Sovereignty was never ceded.

WHAT: Students and Staff Climate Strike Contingent 
WHEN: 12PM, May 21st
WHERE: South Lawn

Recommended? Yes
Available as Breadth? Yes

Fantastic subject. It is AMAZING to learn about the program, Max/MSP. Really great fun, you get to use incredible computers at VCA and basically get to do whatever you want as a project.

It may seem a little vague in the handbook, but basically you’re creating ‘art’ which people interact with- using a computer keyboard, webcam, voice, etc. Based on these things you can do a whole lot- one project was to flap like a bird and soar through the sky, and have really calm music, another was to have a make a music device out of the webcam. Lots of fun!

The assessment is pretty easy too; you get out what you put in!
Roger Alsop is a great person too!

Recommended? Yes
Available as Breadth? Yes

If what you’re looking for is a Jazz class or learning about improvisation techniques, this subject is not for you. This subject focuses on “sounding” rather than playing your instrument/voice, and your relationship with sound, space and other musicians in both a sound, and physical sense.

The teacher, Ren, is a great guy who doesn’t have a plan for the semester- he sees where the semester takes the class.

This is an extremely chill class, really cool and eye opening, and you do feel a lot more relaxed after a class. Oh you also freak a lot of people out in the class performance at the end of semester, which is fun.

Assessment-wise, it’s terrible. You are given no guidelines on how to write the “Improvisation Review” but I’m sure if you asked it would be fine!

Recommended? Yes
Available as Breadth? Yes

This subject is great! No matter which faculty you come from, this subject gives you basic knowledge on how government and law in Australia works, which is important knowledge for everyone. The case studies are interesting, and often instigate engaging debates in class. Best of all, all the assessments are multiple-choice based. Definitely one of the best subjects I have had so far

Recommended? Yes
Available as Breadth? Yes

This subject is immensely helpful in developing the ability to critically engage. Although it naturally focuses on law, the ability to identify and question your own presumptions is invaluable to an Undergraduate student. It was at times confronting with some of the subject matter. But that was handled well by the teaching staff with support and warnings. Refreshingly, the lecturers and tutors are engaging. Definitely not saying that it is easy, but if you put in the effort, you will be rewarded.