welfare

UMSU Issues Recommendations to UniMelb Respect Taskforce

The University of Melbourne Student Union’s (UMSU) women’s department has issued 12 recommendations addressing the prevention of sexual assault and sexual harassment on campus.

21 May 2018
Fake Doctors’ Certificates

Several students have recently been expelled due to the provision of fake doctors’ certificates, according to the University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU) advocacy and legal department.

University ID Cards Creating Distress and Costs for Gender-Diverse Students

The University of Melbourne’s administrative system requires a student’s name to be changed legally before it can be changed on their ID card, placing a financial burden on gender diverse students.

26 April 2018
Counselling and Psychological Services To Make Big Changes This Year

The University of Melbourne’s Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is making changes this year in order to accommodate increasing demand.

24 April 2018
Unsafe Community

Lucy Williams and Nurul Juhria Binte Kamal look at the University training sessions which left some student leaders “shocked and confused”

18 April 2018
“Affordable” Accommodation

While the addition of new student accommodation is certainly welcome, it appears that high prices will remain a significant hurdle for many students hoping to access the privileges of University lodging.

19 March 2018
Not Special Enough

Special consideration is an important university service, but some students are becoming concerned by the inconsistencies with which staff apply its provisions. Vast differences in how staff approach a student’s needs are raising questions around the extent to which staff seek out information and support made available by the Student Equity and Disability Support (SEDS) […]

14 February 2018
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.

16 October 2017
Students Stand in Solidarity with Victims of Sexual Assault

University of Melbourne students lit candles and wrote chalk messages in support of those affected by sexual assault and harassment, last night on Union Lawn.

2 August 2017
University Fails to Support Victims of Sexual Assault

The University is sitting below the national average with regard to having accessible support services for victims of sexual assault.

1 August 2017
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