Alexandra Alvaro

University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU) President, Yan Zhuang, has challenged the accuracy of The Australian’s reporting of the ‘How Privilege Manifests in Tutorials’ workshops that UMSU ran as part of the University of Melbourne’s Diversity Week. The article, ‘Uni holds workshops on ‘male privilege’’, claimed UMSU had used the workshop to develop a report […]

13 July 2017
Access Denied
Alexandra Alvaro

The University of Melbourne Student Union’s (UMSU)Education (Academic) Department is lobbying the University for a fairer lecture recording policy.

7 June 2017
Safer Sport
Alexandra Alvaro

CONTENT WARNING: references to sexual assault. The University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU) is taking action to work with Melbourne University Sport (MU Sport) to make sure grievance procedures for sexual assault are more visible.

15 May 2017
Testing 1,2,3
Alexandra Alvaro

Student representatives are no closer to implementing planned drug harm reduction policies as they face strong resistance from the University.

NUS-capades: VCESS, Banks and the 2017 UMSU Budget
Alexandra Alvaro

A motion to increase the University of Melbourne’s Student Union’s (UMSU’s) funding to the National Union of Students (NUS) has failed during today’s glacially paced, three-hour-long Students’ Council meeting.

7 December 2016
Letter to the Editor: Filming at NATCON
Baya Ou Yang

This letter is in response to the Farrago Editorial: Transparency and Accountability in Student Organisations As someone who has actually attended the National Union of Students’ National Conference, I know that it’s a lot more than just the “political push and pull” most people outside of the organisation like to dismiss it as. NatCon is a place […]

7 December 2015
EDITORIAL: Transparency and Accountability in Student Organisations
Caleb Triscari

You are accountable to the students who fund you, let them see why they should.

4 December 2015
Clash over funding for student services and amenities
Caleb Triscari

Student unions and legislators have clashed over proposed changes to the funding of student services, clubs and societies, with a proposed motion defeated. The Senate considered a private member’s motion from Independent Senator John Madigan which would abolish the Student Services and Amenities Fee. The motion was supported by Senators Deo Wang (PUP), Bob Day […]

27 November 2015
Student Reps Return to Uni Councils
Caleb Triscari

The governing body of the University of Melbourne will see a shift in structure following legislative changes introduced by the Andrews Government. The amendment to the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 will see elected student representatives once again granted voting rights on university councils. The university council is responsible for the appointment of the vice-chancellor and […]

27 October 2015
Fossil Free Rally at Uni

Protestors gathered to South Lawn yesterday to rally against the University’s divestment in fossil fuels in a National Day of Action alongside 15 other universities. Students, staff, alumni and members from Fossil Free MU, UMSU’s Environment Department, and gathered at midday in preparations to march to the Raymond Priestly building. Rally groups in support of divestment argued that a […]

23 April 2015