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Eight tips for a safe journey from Melbourne Airport to your new home

Arriving in Melbourne to begin your studies is an exciting time. You’re sure to be full of questions about your new neighbourhood, your studies, and your new life in Victoria. But the first question you have to answer when you arrive at the airport is “How do I travel safely to my new home?” Here…

Kangan Institute and Cricket Victoria unite students through sport

A sports pitch will hold a mirage of surprises – final sirens, almost goals, close calls, echoed countdowns, underdog wins and big little misses. A crowd of strangers, gathered together for the love of the game. It’s a simple sentiment shared by Cricket Victoria and their recent sporting program – a student version of the…

A Stitch in Time, A Place of Mine and a blog post about it all.

On Wednesday 15 March, the largest open air market in the Southern Hemisphere – the Queen Victoria Market – was transformed into a pop-up runway show, A Stitch in Time, A Place of Mine. Hundreds of guests filled the corridors, coming to see the vibrant collections of four emerging international student designers. It sounded like……

Deakin University students use VR to improve the interview experience

Over the summer of 2016-17, three students from the Deakin University Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET) Virtual Reality (VR) Laboratory partnered with Deakin University’s Graduate Employment Division and SEW Eurodrive to develop a new VR tool designed to provide access and equity to an authentic job interview experience. This was part of…

Swinburne University students solve real world problems with digital

Over the summer of 2016-17, a group of students studying at Swinburne University participated in the SummerTech LIVE pilot. Each tackled real-life projects, including a monitoring platform for an Electronic Business Messaging Exchange System, developed by LayerSecurity. Study Melbourne spoke with some of the students who participated. Different points of view Sebastian Slezak was one of…

Bengaluru Comedy Festival Showcase

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival has been gracing the city’s stages and smiles for thirty one years. But despite the festival’s firm roots in the comedy scene, it never ceases to surprise audiences with an array of people, stories and perspectives from around the world that are yet to be heard. One of the newest…

Victoria’s thriving start-up culture

LaunchVic is a company supporting entrepreneurs to develop and grow businesses in Victoria. In January 2017, LaunchVic announced funding for a Melbourne-based organisation called Outcome.Life, which is focused on assisting internationals transitioning from study into the professional workforce in Victoria. Study Melbourne spoke with LaunchVic CEO Dr Kate Cornick to hear more about the project.…

Meet Sajmi Shrestha, international student fashion designer

The Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) is officially underway, seeing the city turn into a kaleidoscope of design, colour and collaboration. With the collection of cultures, people and places forming the fabric that is Victoria, it only seemed right that VAMFF celebrate the voices that have crossed seas, hopped on planes and walked a…

Meet Ruvini Jayasekara, international student fashion designer

The Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) is officially underway, seeing the city turn into a kaleidoscope of design, colour and collaboration. With the collection of cultures, people and places forming the fabric that is Victoria, it only seemed right that VAMFF celebrate the voices that have crossed seas, hopped on planes and walked a…

The sound of Victoria

It’s hard to sum up Victoria in words, so we asked students from SAE Institute Australia to do it with sound. The end product was an immersive soundscape to be used as part of our upcoming fashion show A Stitch in Time, A Place of Mine at this year’s Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF).…