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SHOCKING: Lecture Attendance Low

A Lecture Attendance Report conducted in 2017 has revealed that a large proportion of undergraduate Arts (69 per cent) and Science (63 per cent) students are not attending their lectures.

19 October 2018
Women and the Culture of Philosophy

A report commissioned in 2008 by the Committee of Senior Academics Addressing the Status of Women in the Philosophy Profession examines an often neglected problem: the underrepresentation of women in philosophy.

19 October 2018
Student Poverty Levels High

Recent data from Universities Australia, the peak body for Australian tertiary institutions, revealed that one in seven students is regularly unable to afford food and other essentials, with Indigenous students and regional students experiencing the greatest hardship. An Indigenous student reported that financial strain while completing their studies was so extreme that they “don’t eat much anymore”.

19 October 2018
From a Passion, to a Club

I wanted to do everything, but it certainly didn’t help that there are over 200 clubs. Even so, I couldn’t find one that I was totally enthusiastic about. For those who aren’t satisfied with the current selection, don’t worry. Not only can you join a club, you can also create a new club!

19 October 2018
Accepting the Uncertainty

My PhD confidence crisis crept up on me so slowly that I barely noticed it. There was no tectonic shift—I love you PhD, I love you not—nor was there any acrimonious fracture of my supervisory relationships or mounting distain for my topic. But when the words of Dr Seuss’s Oh The Places You’ll Go! started resonating with me and perfectly described my PhD trajectory, I knew it was time to take a breath.

19 October 2018
Academics and Students Show Solidarity With Refugees

Hundreds of academics and students joined the national protest at the University of Melbourne to call for the end of offshore detention and the inhumane treatments and offshore detention of refugees on Manus Island and Nauru.

18 October 2018
Renewed Constitution and Governance for UMSU in 2019

The University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU) is currently reviewing plans to overhaul its governance and constitution. The plans are projected to be finalised by the end of the year, with the overhaul set for semester one, 2019.

15 October 2018
Campus News Briefing: Goodbye Glyn, Tribunal, Dancing

Welcome to your latest campus news briefing.

4 October 2018
Fringe Festival: Freya McGrath Dances For 24 Hours

“I’ve discovered and created a great deal of who I am, and what I care about, on the dance floor,” Freya McGrath says.

23 September 2018
UMSU Electoral Tribunal Rejects More!’s Appeal

On Friday, the University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU) electoral tribunal rejected More!’s appeal for a re-election for the general secretariat and women’s office. The appeal made allegations against the returning officers over defective conduct of the election.

17 September 2018
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