UMSU International Extends Nomination Deadline for Election

UMSU International has extended the deadline for nominations for its annual general election to increase competition after multiple positions were uncontested or under-contested.

19 April 2018
Staff Industry Action Looms As NTEU Negotiations Stall

Staff at the University of Melbourne have begun the process of commencing industrial action, due to slow-moving negotiations regarding conditions of work with the University.

17 April 2018
Students Take a Radical Look at Education

It aims to educate University of Melbourne students about radical ideas, and prompt them to think about their degrees in new ways. It hopes to challenge the growing corporatisation of Australian universities and universities around the world, and to create a critical dialogue about the capitalist systems that make this happen and how they affect students something which is not covered in general curriculums.

13 April 2018
Open Letter: The Government Has Blocked All Student Media From Accessing The Budget Lock-Up

That’s why we are signing this open letter: after a year of sustained attempts to change higher education policy, we at least deserve the respect to be able to examine the government’s policy suggestions.

11 April 2018
Fishermans Bend: A Fishy Deal or an OTP with BAE?

On 19 February, a memorandum of understanding was signed by the University of Melbourne and defence manufacturing company BAE Systems Australia to conditionally collaborate in Fishermans Bend. The agreement has raised questions over whether the University should be investing in the defence industry. If BAE Systems is selected to supply the Australian Army with AMV35 […]

10 April 2018
Burnley Students Critical of Proposed Library Cuts

The University library is planning on cutting working hours for Burnley library staff, drawing backlash from the Burnley Student Association (BSA).

8 April 2018
Sustainable Investment Framework Reveals Fossil Fuel Divestment Not on University Agenda

The University of Melbourne released its Sustainable Investment Framework (SIF) on 28 March, outlining the University’s approach to sustainability in its investment portfolios and processes. The SIF established that the University will not be be adopting a ‘strict exclusion approach’ from investing in the fossil fuel industry, citing concerns around ‘financial strength’.

5 April 2018
“What Kind of ‘Diversity’?”: Mixed Feelings Over Respect and Diversity Week Merger

The University of Melbourne’s decision to combine Respect Week and Diversity Week this year has garnered mixed reactions from students.

1 April 2018
Students Rally for Refugee Rights

On 25 March, thousands of people attended a Palm Sunday rally at the State Library to demonstrate support for refugees and to call on the federal government to close down detention centres.

29 March 2018
Students Protest $2.2 Billion Cuts to Higher Education

A contingent of over 30 University of Melbourne students joined forces with fellow Victorian students at the State Library of Victoria to protest the Coalition government’s $2.2 billion cuts to higher education on Wednesday, 21 March.

23 March 2018
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