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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……

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).…

Study Melbourne’s best picks for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is coming to Melbourne, bringing world-class acts including stand-up comedy, cabaret, theatre, street performance, film, television, radio and visual arts. Running from 29 March to 23 April, the Comedy Festival is Australia’s largest ticketed cultural event and one of the top three largest comedy festivals in the world. Read on…

Meet Pinni Wu, 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 Gaelle Marie, 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…

Catch up with Yan Ho, designer from VAMFF 2016

Study Melbourne’s international student fashion show at the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, A Stitch in Time, A Place of Mine, is just around the corner. As we prepare for this year’s show, we caught up with one of our international student designers from last year’s show ‘Four Seasons in One Night’. Yan Ho from Malaysia completed…