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2020 UMSU Budget

Every year the University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU) passes its annual budget via Students’ Council.
Why should you care? 

23 April 2020
Farrago 2020 Edition 1 Cover
Proposed Changes to Special Consideration Scrapped

The University has elected not to pursue controversial changes to its special consideration policy that were proposed in September 2019.

Co-op to Close After Sale to Online Retailer

The Co-op bookstore will close its doors at the end of March after almost sixty years on The University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus. 

UMSU Updates

Students’ Council so far…
In the first Students’ Council meeting of the 2020 term, Students’ Council passed UMSU’s budget for this year.

International Students Bashed in the Melbourne CBD

CW: COVID-19, racism, physical and verbal assault Two international students were assaulted in a racially motivated attack in the Melbourne CBD on 15 April.  The incident occurred at approximately 5:30PM on Wednesday, when C and S* were walking down Elizabeth Street and saw two caucasian women shouting “coronavirus” and “get out of the country” to […]

17 April 2020
UMSU Condemns the University’s Handling of Alleged Sexual Assault Against PhD Student 

The University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU) has condemned the University’s actions following the revelation of a $700,000 payout to a former international PhD student and survivor of alleged sexual harassment and assault.  

14 April 2020
Students and staff critical of residential colleges’ response to coronavirus

Current and former students at the University of Melbourne’s residential colleges have expressed frustration and concern about their administrations’ handling of the COVID-19 outbreak.

1 April 2020
Australian Creatives Rally for Bushfire Relief

As donations towards the recovery effort for Australia’s unprecedented bushfire season nears $500 million dollars, the arts community has rallied around these fundraising efforts, with a wide range events, auctions and pledges organised around the country in the past months.

23 March 2020
Metro Tunnel ‘On Track’ For Success

Four of Melbourne’s busiest rail lines were replaced by buses for the majority of January, as construction of the Metro Tunnel continued. 

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