Culture Shock

How international students navigate their new identities.

16 October 2017
Lodging Complaints

Although the 2018 QS benchmark places Melbourne as the fifth best city globally for international students to study, it appears that there are some students and advocacy groups who would disagree.

22 September 2017
Racist Posters Target Chinese Students

Numerous racist posters were found around the University this morning threatening Chinese students with deportation if they enter campus buildings.

24 July 2017

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is becoming increasingly frustrated with the exclusion of international postgraduate students from iUSE concession Mykis.

13 July 2017
Full House

A new student accommodation facility will be built by the University of Melbourne in partnership with student housing operator UniLodge, a company whose housing facilties students have described as overpriced and unsanitary.

7 July 2017
College Dropout

At the University of Melbourne, 7.5 per cent of all first-year students leave their courses.

4 October 2016
Failure to Protect

International students are increasingly voicing concerns regarding underpayment.

22 April 2016
String of Robberies Target International Students at Parkville Campus

“I was so terrified, as if I were dreaming.” Mary, an international graduate student in Melbourne University was robbed of her iPhone on Grattan Street at 9.10pm on Tuesday night. “My last lecture ended at 9pm,” she said. She was frightened to walk home alone that she checked time on her phone and held it tightly. […]

11 March 2016
Chainlink Ceiling

Funding barriers at The University of Melbourne are preventing refugees and asylum seekers from pursuing an education. A recent report by the Refugee Council of Australia has found asylum seekers and refugees are blocked out of the education system due to funding restrictions. It paints a damning picture of tertiary institutions’ funding allocations. This is particularly […]

20 February 2016
Something Like Lonely

Being a foreigner, especially one without the local language, is hard.

19 August 2015
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