While physical distancing is less than ideal, it’s what’s best for our community at the moment and we can still come together online to support one another and keep taking action together. There are plenty of ways that we can all stay connected and keep campaigning for solutions to our education issues – and we want to hear from you.

To help us shape our next steps, please take a few minutes to share your thoughts in our working together survey. We will read everyone’s feedback on how you want to connect with our community at this time, use it to inform our plans, and report back to you. There is so much creativity, wisdom and experience across our community, and we thank you for sharing yours with us.

Staying Connected Survey


At UMSU, we’re working hard behind the scenes to develop a variety of events and activities online in which you can continue to connect with each other and make friends within your student community from the comfort of your home. Find out more here.
Everyone knows that music soothes the soul, and there has never been a greater need for that than now! Check out online festivals like Isol-Aid or Drive in Gigs, and remember to support the industry through buying merchandise and music online. Also check out shenanigans planned for this year's Record Store Day.  Musicians need our support more than ever!
Use your downtime to get cultured with virtual tours:
Virtual tours of the world’s greatest museums and galleries, including the Uffizi, Musee D’Orsay and MoMA
The Social Distancing festival: Opera, theatre and music from main stage venues around the world!
ABC iView is the place to go for free online comedy. Get your giggle on with stand-up specials from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, or binge some old school 30Rock, all free through the platform.
Animal lover? Here are the Zoo live streams you need right now: Melbourne Zoo
The otter cam at Monterey Bay Aquarium
Lions, pandas and elephants at The Smithsonian
Apes, koalas and pola bears at San Diego Zoo
Not a gamer? Might be time to become one. Developers and platforms like Steam are giving away free and heavily discounted games:
Download 27 very old school classics at GOG
Unimelb love letters is 10/10 the best thing about going to Melbourne University. Touching, gross and pretty hilarious. Remember the Flyer boy saga? Join if you haven’t already.
Level up your skills in your free time: Free university courses
Learn new skills with Skillshare 
Keep it limber with Yoga with Adriene