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Tuesday, 04 Aug at 10:00 am - 6:45 pm




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Grad Orientation is GSA’s welcome for new students into Semester 2!

To welcome you to Semester 2, GSA is hosting 3 consecutive days of online events, performances and giveaways!

DAY 1 is geared towards Representation! Hear from Office Bearers and Community Organisations and get a better grasp of your rights and responsibilities as a student.

We’re facilitating Speed Friendings, Dolly Disco Bingo, and have artists playing for Lunch (Seb Szabo) and Dinner (Mr Guitar)!


10am – 11:45am: Representation Presentations

It’s always good to know where you can go for help before you need it. That’s why we have put together the ultimate Representation starter pack – in the form of live presentations! Join us to discover how GSA represents grad student intererests to the university and other stakeholders, where do go when you need advocacy through your studies, who to contact when you need legal, financial or tenancy advice, how to get workplace representation — and more! You can submit questions to events@gsa.unimelb.edu.au, or ask them on the day.

12pm – 12:45pm: Seb Szabo on Facebook live

2pm – 4pm: Office Bearers and Community Partners

3pm – 3.45pm and 5pm – 5:45pm: Speed Friending

We may be back into lockdown, but that doesn’t mean you can’t meet new friends! Online Speed Friending is back with a twist: every attendee gets a prize at the end! You’ll receive a free coffee voucher valid for the coming week, so you can get a pick-me-up the next time you’re making a necessary trip out of the house. That ought to help you zoom after you Zoom.


5:30pm – 6:30pm: Dolly Disco Bingo

Join Dolly’s Disco Bingo for an hour of interactive guessing games, individual activities, and of course, a good round of bingo! The stakes are low, you get to meet other grad students and best of all – everyone wins a prize just for attending! Although hosted in Zoom, there is no pressure to have your camera on. Some actvities will work better with your camera on, but we will also be making use of the chat function.

6pm – 6:45pm – Mr Guitar on Facebook live

PRIZES: A huge number of events will include guaranteed prizes for attending – such as coffee and food vouchers – so keep your eye out for what you can win just for joining in the fun!