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What the heck is NatCon anyway?

NatCon is the national conference of the National Union of Students (NUS). This year, the conference is being held at Deakin University’s Geelong campus from 11 to 14 December. The NUS is the organisation that represents the interests of university students in Australia on a national level. Affiliation to the NUS is often a contentious […]

8 December 2017
Dean of Arts to Take Over as University Provost

In another big shake-up for the University of Melbourne leadership team, Mark Considine will replace Margaret Sheil as the University’s provost in February 2018. The decision comes after the University announced last month that Cambridge’s Duncan Maskell will succeed Glyn Davis as the University’s vice-chancellor in October next year. In September, Sheil announced that she […]

30 November 2017
UMSU Passes Motion Condemning the Guardian’s ‘Bird of the Year’ Survey

The University of Melbourne Student Union’s (UMSU) Students’ Council passed a motion to condemn Guardian Australia for its failure to provide a preferential voting system in their ‘bird of the year’ survey. The survey, launched by Guardian Australia on Monday, allows users to vote for one of 51 native Australian birds. Currently, the poll is […]

24 November 2017
New Vice-Chancellor Announced

Duncan Maskell has taken out the top job after a long search for the University of Melbourne’s new vice-chancellor

26 October 2017
Bendi-go Away

The University of Melbourne is currently resisting the proposal for a new regional medical school in Bendigo, to be jointly run by La Trobe University and Charles Sturt University.

16 October 2017
Free Speech

Tensions have flared once again in the ongoing enterprise bargaining process between the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) and the University of Melbourne Administration.

FOI(LED) Again

End Rape on Campus (EROC) ambassador Nina Funnell has revealed the details of a rejected Freedom of Information (FOI) request she conducted on the University of Melbourne late last year.

The ‘Respectful Debate’

The University of Melbourne’s Academic Board has issued a statement in support of marriage equality in Australia, after earlier emails from University staff encouraged a ‘respectful debate’ within the academic environment.

Culture Shock

How international students navigate their new identities.

Reno Grumble

As many as 50 University College (UC) residents at the University of Melbourne are being forced to live in alternative accommodation due to allegedly delayed renovations to the college. The students are currently living in UniLodge – which they say is a 20 minute walk from College Crescent. They must travel back and forth to […]

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