• All Systems Red (Murderbot Diaries #1) – Martha Wells 810 WEL
  • Ball Lightning – Cixin Liu 895.1 LIU
  • Senlin Ascends (The Books of Babel #1) – Josiah Bancroft 810 BAN
  • Snapshot – Brandon Sanderson 810 SAN
  • Early Riser – Jasper Fforde 820 FFO
  • The Way of Kings: Part 2 (Stormlight Archive #1.2) – Brandon Sanderson 810 SAN
  • The Descent of Monsters (Tensorate #3) – Jy Yang 899.28 YAN
  • Wonderblood – Julia Whicker 810 WHI
  • Buying Time – E.M. Brown 820 BRO
  • Before They Are Hanged (The First Law #2) – Joe Abercrombie 820 ABE
  • Time Was – Ian McDonald 820 MACD
  • Tell the Machine Goodnight – Katie Williams 810 WIL
  • Record of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers #3) – Becky Chambers 810 CHA
  • Iron Gold (Red Rising #4) – Pierce Brown 820 BRO
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick 810 DIC
  • And the Ocean Was Our Sky – Patrick Ness 810 NES
  • Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence – Michael Marshall Smith 820 SMI
  • How to change your mind: the new science of psychedelics by Michael Pollan 615.7883 POL
  • The power of hope or: how community, love & compassion can change our world  by Kon Karapanagiotidis 323.092 KAR
  • The essential fan guide to RuPaul’s Drag Race by John Davis 791.4572 DAV
  • Get up mum by Justin Heazlewood 616.8980092 HEA
  • Room to dream by David Lynch by 791.430233092 LYN
  • The incurable romantic: and other unsettling revelations by Frank Tallis 152.41 TAL
  • Small wrongs: How we really say sorry in love, life and law by Kate Rossmanith 152.44 TAL
  • Teacher: One woman’s struggle to keep the heart in teaching 371.10092 STR
  • Out of my head: On the Trail of Consciousness by Tim Parks 153 PAR
  • From the corner of the oval office: One woman’s true story of her accidental career in the Obama White House by Beck Dorey-Stein 651.3741092 DOR
  • Moment of truth : history and Australia’s future by Mark McKenna 994.0049915 MACK
  • Monash’s masterpiece : the battle of Le Hamel and the 93 minutes that changed the world by Peter FitzSimons 940.434 FIT
  • Notes on a nervous planet by Matt Haig 616.8522 HAI
  • Break-ups & breakthroughs : Turn an Ending Into a Beginning by Lisa Messenger 306.89 MES
  • Leather soul: A Half-back Flanker’s Rhythm and Blues by Bob Murphy 796.336092 MUR
  • My tiny indoor garden: Big Ideas for Small Spaces by Lia Leendertz 635.965 LEE
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson 158.1 MAN
  • Mental: Everything You Never Knew You Needed to Know about Mental Health by Dr Steve Ellen & Catherine Deveny 362.2 ELL
  • Black Klansman : Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime by Ron Stallworth 322.420973 STA
  • Broadsheet Melbourne food by Tim Grey 647.959451 GRE
  • No friend but the mountains by by Behrouz Boochani 325.210994 BOO
  • Best foot forward by Adam Hills 791.45092 HIL
  • Eggshell skull by Bri Lee 340.092 LEE
  • God is good for you: A defence of Christianity in troubled times by Greg Sheridan 239 SHE
  • An Odyssey:  A Father, a Son, and an Epic by  Daniel Mendelsohn 306.874 MEN
  • Gorgeous girl: A Mother’s Memoir of Madness & Murder by Mary K. Pershall 364.1523092 PER
  • Egomaniac (Tight Spaces novels) – Vi Keeland 810 KEE
  • The Other Lady Vanishes – Amanda Quick 810 QUI
  • The Secret Wife – Paul Gill 810 PAU
  • The Kiss Quotient (The Kiss Quotient #1) – Helen Hoang 810 HOA
  • Dirty Exes (Liars Inc #1) – Rachel Van Dyken 810 VAN
  • Wicked and the Wallflower (Bareknuckle Bastards #1) – Sarah MacLean 810 MACL
  • Shacking Up (Shacking Up #1) – Helena Hunting 810 HUN
  • The Start of Something Good (Stay #1) – Jennifer Probst 810 PRO
  • The Sometimes Sisters – Carolyn Brown 810 BRO
  • Blackfish City – Sam J. Miller 810 MIL
  • A Hero Born – Jin Yong 895.1 YON
  • Only Human (The Themis Files #3) – Sylvain Neuvel 810 NEU
  • Waking Gods (The Themis Files #2) – Sylvain Neuvel 810 NEU
  • Everything Belongs to the Future – Laurie Penny 810 PEN
  • Perfect Shadow (Night Angel Trilogy novella) – Brent Weeks 810 WEE
  • The Well of Ascension (Mistborn #2) – Brandon Sanderson 810 SAN
  • The Body Library – Jeff Noon 820 NOO
  • Spinning Silver – Naomi Novik 810 NOV
  • The Book of M – Peng Shepherd 810 SHE
  • The Fortress – S.A. Jones A820 JON
  • Summerland – Hannu Rajaniemi 894.5413 RAJ
  • The Wandering Earth – Cixin Liu 895.1 LIU
  • The Book of the Night – Rhoda Lerman 810 LER
  • LIFEL1K3 – Jay Kristoff A820 KRI
  • The Water Cure – Sophie Mackintosh 820 MACK
  • A Court of Frost and Starlight (Court of Thorns and Roses 3.1) – Sarah J. Maas 810 MAA
  • 84K – Claire North 810 NOR
  • A Superior Spectre – Angela Meyer A820 MEY
  • Whisper (Whisper #1) – Lynette Noni A820 NON
  • The Surface Breaks – Louise O’Neill 820 ONE
  • Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (Rise of the Empress #1) – Julie C. Dao 810 DAO
  • Golden Son (Red Rising #2) – Pierce Brown 810 BRO
  • Perfected (Perfected #1) – Kate Jarvik Birch 810 BIR
  • Tarnished (Perfected #2) – Kate Jarvik Birch 810 BIR
  • Obscura – Joe Hart 810 HAR

Feature Films

  • Unsane   –  810 SOD
  • Deadpool 2  –  810 LEI
  • Life of the Party   –  810 FAL
  • Truth or Dare  –  810 WAD
  • The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society  –  820 NEW
  • Avengers: Infinity War  –  810 RUS
  • The Death of Superman  –  810 LIU
  • Crooked House  –  820 CHR
  • The People Under the Stairs  –  810 CRA
  • The Other Side of Hope  –  894.541 KAU
  • The Death of Stalin  –  820 IAN
  • Breath  –  A820 BAK
  • I Feel Pretty  –  810 KOH
  • David Attenborough’s Tasmania  –  919.46 ATT
  • Jane  –  599.885 MOR
  • Have You Seen the Listers?  –   751.73092 MAR
  • Gringo   –  A820 EDG
  • 7 Days in Entebbe  –  869 PAD
  • BPM (Beats Per Minute)  –  840 CAM
  • Rodin  –  840 DOI
  • Marrowbone   –  850 SAN
  • In the Fade  –  830 ATK
  • Hurricane Heist  –  810 COH
  • American Pastoral  –   810 MACG
  • The Absent One  –  839.81 NOR
  • The Strangers   –  810 BER
  • The Strangers : Prey at Night  –  810 ROB

 

TV Shows

  • The City & The City  –  820 CIT
  • Garage Sale Mystery  –  810 GAR
  • My Hero Academia S1  –  895.6 MYH
  • Poldark S4  –   820 POL
  • Rick & Morty S3  –  810 RIC
  • The Magicians S1-3  –  810 MAG
  • Trauma  –   820 MACG
  • The Good Wife S7   –   810 GOO
  • Black Panther Vol.5 Avengers of the new world part 2 by Ta-Nehisi Coates CO BLA
  • Captain Marvel Vol.3  Alis Volat Propriis by  Kelly Sue DeConnick CO CAP
  • The Mighty Thor Vol.3 The Asgard/Shi’ar War by Jason Aaron CO THO
  • Princess Jellyfish Vol.3 by Akiko Higashimura CO PRI
  • Batman Detective Comics Vol.2 The victim Syndicate by James Tynion IV CO BAT
  • Jughead Vol.3 by Ryan North CO ARC
  • Case Closed Vol 1&3 by Gosho Aoyama CO CAS
  • Harley Quinn Vol 4. Surprise Surprise by by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti CO HAR
  • White Sand Vol. 1 by Brandon Sanderson CO WHI
  • Bingo love by by Genevieve FT and Tee Franklin CO FRA
  • I am a hero by Kengo Hanazawa CO IAM
  • Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 8 my best friend’s squirrel by Ryan North CO UNB
  • Runaways Vol. 1: Find Your Way Home by Rainbow Rowell CO RUN
  • The unbelievable Gwenpool Vol.5 Lost in the plot by Christopher Hastings CO UNB
  • Batman Vol.4 the war of jokes and riddles by Tom King CO BAT
  • Captain Marvel Vol.1  higher, further, faster, more by Kelly Sue DeConnick CO CAP
  • Rick and Morty Vol 5 & 6 by Dan Harmon CO RIC
  • Giant spider and me. a post-apocalyptic tale by Kikori Morino CO GIA
  • Snotgirl Vol.2 California Screaming by Bryan Lee O’Malley CO SNO

It has been twelve months since the release of the Change the Course report on campus sexual violence. Out of the 30,000 students who participated in the survey, it was found that overall, 51% of Australian students had experienced sexual harassment and 6.9% were sexually assaulted during 2015/16. These statistics were shocking, but not surprising to students. This shock was meant to be met with action.

Despite recommendations made in the report, university responses have widely differed with some failing to take any substantial action over this time. Actions taken by some campuses and their student unions to communicate this issue and introduce changes to policy and services should be commended. However, when we compare the actions of some universities in Australia, we can see our University lacking in progress.

UMSU and University management have a common goal of preventing sexual violence, as well as fostering a safe environment for students in and out of the classroom. UMSU, as the student organisation on campus, has changed its internal policies and practices to reflect this goal. While approaches to tackling this issue may differ, the University and student representative organisations must be working in collaboration. The entire campus community benefits when there is real collaboration between students and management, and when student voices are heard and acted upon.

We do not mean to minimise the steps the University of Melbourne has already taken to tackle this issue, however, we believe that our University could have done more over the last year. We would like to see the University introducing significant systemic and cultural changes – from offering better student support services, to changing campus and classroom culture. These changes need to be introduced on every level, from students to teachers and staff, and up to administrative management. This needs to be done now.

UMSU calls upon the University to take further leadership on this issue and enact the following steps in sexual violence prevention at the University of Melbourne:

  • Further education on consent, healthy relationships, and bystander awareness beyond digital modules, with education on the issue being bought into the curriculum
  • An accessible, anonymous reporting portal that deals with cases in a transparent fashion
  • That the collection of all data pertaining to sexual violence be in a centralised location, with such data being released every 2 years.
  • Further oversight into the colleges and their dealings with cases of sexual violence
  • An investigation into college culture and hazing at all colleges, whether university owned or not.
  • A specialised unit within student services to deal with cases of sexual assault and harassment
  • A standalone sexual assault and harassment policy, with its drafting and implementation being undertaken in consultation with student and staff representatives.
  • Further funding to counselling and psychological services.
  • Adequate information for international students regarding Australian law, rights, and university culture.

The survey results have provided Australian universities with the knowledge to tackle the issue of sexual violence on campus. While recognising that sexual harassment and assault are not issues specific to the university setting, universities have the power to lead the change. The University of Melbourne prides itself on shaping the great leaders of tomorrow. Those future leaders are calling for change. We want to be heard. We want to be believed. We want a safer community – not only on campus, but in the wider community.  Universities need to be taking this opportunity to connect with their communities to create a safe, inclusive campus for all. We believe our university can do it.

Desiree Cai
UMSU President

Please join us at the Rally Against Sexual Violence, August 1 at 2pm on South Lawn. Click here for more information.

UMSU stands with survivors – if you need help, find support at the following organisations and services:

  • UMSU Advocacy Service: 8344 6546
  • UMSU Legal Service: 0468 720 668
  • CASA (Centre Against Sexual Assault): 1800 806 292
  • Beyond Blue (anxiety and depression support): 1300 224 636
  • LifeLine (crisis support and suicide prevention): 131 114

 

Feature Films

  • Ready Player One   –  810 SPI
  • Early Man  –  820 PAR
  • Pacific Rim: Uprising  –  810 DEK
  • Love, Simon  –  810 BER
  • Singularity  –  810 KOU
  • Mary and the Witch’s Flower  –  895.6 YON
  • Sherlock Gnomes   –  810 STE
  • A Quiet Place  –  810 KRA
  • Isle of Dogs  –  810 AND
  • Rampage  –  810 PEY
  • Damascus Cover  –  810 BER
  • Paradox   –  895.1 WAI
  • Sami Blood  –  839.7 KER
  • Howard’s End  –  820 IVO
  • The Endless  –  810 MOO
  • I Kill Giants  –  839.81 WAL
  • Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure  –  895.6 MII
  • A Wrinkle In Time  –  810 DUV
  • Cosi   –  A820 JOF
  • Blue Exorcist: The Movie  –  895.6 BLU

TV Shows

  • The Story of Us (with Morgan Freeman)  –  138 FRE
  • Underground S1  –  810 UND
  • Garage Sale Mystery: Collection 2  –   810 GAR
  • Suits S7 Part 2  –   810 SUI
  • New Girl S6  –  810 NEW
  • Futurama S8  –  810 FUT
  • The Simpsons S1-5  –  810 SIM
  • Top of the Lake: China Girl  –  NZ820 CAM
  • Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga V1-2   –  895.6 BLU
  • David Attenborough: Empire of the Ants   –   595.795 ATT
  • The Good Fight S1  –  810 GOO
  • Save Me  –  820 SAV
  • Iron Fist S1   –  810 IRO
  • Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Part 2  –  895.6 FUL
  • Tin Star S1   –  810 TIN
  • Transit – Rachel Cusk 810 CUS
  • Kudos – Rachel Cusk 810 CUS
  • Bear Town – Fredrik Backman 839.7 BAC
  • The Female Persuasion – Meg Wolitzer 810 WOL
  • A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising – Raymond A. Villareal 810 VIL
  • Motherhood – Sheila Heti 810 HET
  • A Shout in the Ruins – Kevin Powers 810 POW
  • The Great Believers -Rebecca Makkai 810 MAK
  • The Parentations – Kate Mayfield 810 MAY
  • The Book Shop – Penelope Fitzgerald 820 FIT
  • When Life Gives You Lululemons – Lauren Weisberger 810 WEI
  • Things Bright and Beautiful – Anbara Salam 820 SAL
  • The Heart is a Burial Ground – Tamara Colchester 820 COL
  • The Perfume Burned His Eyes – Michael Imperioli 810 IMP
  • Census – Jesse Ball 810 BAL
  • Calypso – David Sedaris 810.8 SED
  • Warlight – Michael Ondaatje 810 OND
  • Summer – Karl Ove Knausgaard 839.82 KNA
  • The Outsider – Albert Camus 840 CAM
  • Spring – Karl Ove Knausgaard 839.82 KNA
  • Boy Swallows Universe – Trent Dalton A820 DAL
  • Bohemia Beach – A820 ETT
  • Border Districts – Gerald Murnane A820 MUR
  • The Last Garden – Eva Hornung A820 HOR
  • Storyland – Catherine McKinnon A820 MACK
  • Not that bad: dispatches from rape culture by Roxane Gay (ed.) 364.153 GAY
  • I’ll be gone in the dark by Michelle McNamara 364.152320979409047 MACN
  • A modern way to cook: Over 150 quick, smart and flavour-packed recipes for every day by Anna Jones 641.5 JON
  • The house of Islam: A global history by Ed Husain 297 HUS
  • Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe 305.89915 PAS
  • The recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath by Leslie Jamison 362.29 JAM
  • Mr Wilkinson’s simply dressed salads by Matt Wilkinson 641.83 WIL
  • Follow this thread: A Maze Book to Get Lost In by Henry Eliot 793.738
  • Am I doing this right? Life lessons from the Encyclopedia Bri-Tanya by Tanya Hennessy A820.7 HEN
  • Out of the forest by Gregory Smith 994.4092 SMI
  • Cringeworthy: A Theory of Awkwardness by Melissa Dahl 152.4
  • Granta: 141 Canada by Sigrid Rausing(ed) 808 GRA
  • Welcome to country: A Travel Guide to Indigenous Australia by Marcia Langton 919.40472 LAN