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Thursday, 06 Aug at 10:00 am




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

DAY 3 is an ode to the engaged communities that the GSA helps to nurture and how you can boost your involvement here! We are hosting a Grad Group Showcase and a presentation of the Engaged and Healthy Communities that you can be involved with at the University of Melbourne!

Bilingual folk musician STAV will be performing covers and originals for us, as we host another speed friending for you to introduce yourself to your fellow students! We’ll be closing off our Grad Orientation with a dance party


10am – 12pm: Health, Wellbeing and Community Support

We know there can be other challenges to thriving at university, besides academic. Tune in to hear from the many support services available (free of charge) to University of Melbourne students.

You can submit any questions you have to events@gsa.unimelb.edu.au, or save them for on the day!

12pm – 12:45: STAV playing Facebook Live (bilingual folk musician)

2pm – 4pm: Grad Group Showcase

Univeristy is not all about what you learn, it’s also about who you meet! Meeting like-minded students in the community is a great way to stay connected and motivated, while also exploring a new passion or two! Did you know GSA has over 140 affiliated student clubs across different Faculties, and interests?

For our Grad Group Showcase you can meet:

– Melbourne Business School Student Association
– Forest Ecosystems Student Society
– Graduate Education Society
– Melbourne Information Systems Graduate Society
– Student of Landscape Architecture

or chat to our Grad Groups Coordinator about which ones to join given what you are studying and what you are interested in! Don’t be shy, we’re hear to get you connected!

4:30pm – 5:15pm – 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.

7pm – 8pm – GSA Grad Orientation Dance Party

Time to shake off ther week and get on your dancing shoes – or socks, or slippers? We won’t judge!

The one and only Silent Disco legend Guru Dudu is here for some non-stop entertainment!

He’s here to take you though choreographed sequences, provide room for free style dancing and options for other playful games depending on what YOU want to do! It’s guaranteed to be a blast and best of all – if you’re feeling nervous there is no pressure to have you camera on. Everyone who attends will recieve something special from GSA to help get you through these tough times.

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!