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There is no tolerance for racism in Australia

Melbourne, Victoria welcomes everyone!  There is no place in our community for racism or intolerance, on or off campus. In fact, it is against the law in Victoria to vilify someone because of their race or religion.  Any inappropriate behaviour should be reported to Victoria Police or the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission. Recently…

The A – Z of Victoria’s Coasts

If you haven’t worked it out already, Australia is an island. A really big one. The largest on earth in fact and with its size comes a seemingly endless coastline; famous for its surf, fishing, marine parks and of course… its sharks. Over 80% of Australians live close to the coast and a huge part…

Interested in volunteering? Here’s a list of all the ways you can get involved

Whether it’s in an industry you want to work in professionally or just something you are interested in doing on the side, volunteering is a great way to meet new people, develop skills and learn outside the classroom. Even if it’s one night a week during semester or for a fortnight during study holidays, volunteering…

Student Spotlight: Meet Deakin University PhD candidate Mina from Iran

A local in Melbourne for two years, Mina travelled from Iran to do her PhD at Deakin University after being awarded an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship. We spoke to Mina about her studies, favourite places and tips for getting ready for a life in Melbourne, Victoria. Tell us about your studies I’m doing a PhD…

Student Insights: Do Buy the Entertainment book

We are RMIT Newintstudents and we are students from RMIT. We love food, shopping and talking about issues that affects students in Melbourne. We are also happy to help new international students such as yourselves. RMIT Newintstudents, Meld Magazine, RSPCA and others are selling the Entertainment book this year for $65. There are thousands of offers up…

Meet Red Hong Yi: University of Melbourne Alumni turned Internationally Renowned Artist!

Many know her as the artist who ‘loves to paint, but not with a paintbrush’. One of MTV’s Instagrammers Changing the Way We See the World, Red Hong Yi is returning to Melbourne as keynote speaker for the Melbourne International Student Conference on September 27 and 28. Growing up in Malaysia, studying in Melbourne, working in Shanghai and now traveling all over…