Events in June

EVENT OF THE MONTH It’s not quite winter yet and that means ice-cream is still in season! We’re hosting a special gelato making demonstration and tasting session for a select number of students – but be quick!  A former international student himself, Jesse Chua graduated Monash University and RMIT university and then opened his very…

Volunteer for Melbourne International Film Festival 2015

Volunteer applications for the Melbourne International Film Festival have opened. We spoke with Joel Allan, Volunteers Manager at the Melbourne International Film Festival, for some insider tips.  Can you tell me a bit about Melbourne International Film Festival? The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is one of the oldest film festivals in the world and…

Top five tips to manage stress

Keeping up with coursework is important, but so is looking after your health and wellbeing. Read on for the Study Melbourne Student Centre’s top five tips for staying sane through the academic year. Plan your time It helps to study a little bit every day to keep ideas fresh in your mind and identify areas…

Events in Victoria

Do you love jazz music? Would you like to meet students with similar interests? We’re giving away free passes to an incredible show at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival as our Study Melbourne meetup for May. EVENT OF THE MONTH Widely considered among the most ground breaking and influential saxophonists of his generation, Miguel Zenón…

How to choose an education agent

Education agents help with providing information about studying overseas and the process of organising your living and learning experience in Melbourne, Victoria. Using an education agent can help you save time and effort when applying for a course, but it’s important to understand the role of an agent and read the paperwork before you sign.…

Everything you need to know about working in Melbourne, Victoria

Like many international students, you may get a part time or casual job to help pay your living expenses while you study in Australia. International students can work up to 40 hours per fortnight while they are studying, and can work full time during their semester breaks.   Everyone who works in Australia has the…

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…

Student Spotlight: Meet Sophie from France!

Completing her undergraduate at Monash University and postgraduate at University of Melbourne, France’s Sophie Bigaignon shares her insights about life in Melbourne as a student and working for the Committee for Melbourne, the first organisation worldwide committed to making Melbourne the best place to live, work and do business. Why did you choose Melbourne? I studied in…

Study Melbourne’s Ultimate Day in Victoria

Study Melbourne recently held a Facebook competition to celebrate the end of the academic year, asking international students what their Ultimate Day in Victoria would look like. We had five major winners for this competition, but since many of the entrants wanted to experience the same things – visit the Grampians or the Great Ocean…