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March

GSA’s ongoing response to COVID-19

GSA is continuing to follow the advice of both the University of Melbourne and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

Wednesday 25 Mar, 2020

10:00 am

July

Graduate Student Association Coffee Support Semester Break Week Two

Need a pick-me-up cuppa? We're here to help. Every week we will be releasing free coffee vouchers to grad students. The only catch - you need to use the voucher the week you register! As we can't be on campus to support you through semester break, we have partnered with cafes on campus, in the CBD, and in inner suburbs to keep you caffeinated, on us! Claim your vouchers through the ticket link to view the cafes and redeem your…

Monday 13 Jul, 2020

6:00 am

Free Yoga Class with Graduate Yoga Society

Feeling sore and stressed? The Graduate Yoga Society (GYS) is here to help! Join us for a 30 minute yoga session, suitable for beginners and those with a little more experience. All grad students are welcome. Instructor Bhakti has been practicing yoga and meditation since 2004. She has been facilitating a number of yoga and meditation events both at Mantra Lounge, and University of Melbourne with student yoga clubs. Make sure you have space to stretch out, a yoga mat…

Tuesday 14 Jul, 2020

12:00 pm

GradChat – Mental Health Support

  We spoke to Erica Frydenberg to discuss the added challenges families are faced with during COVID-19, effective strategies to help build coping skills and resilience, and discuss the mental health support available for grad students and their families. Associate Professor Erica Frydenberg (honorary fellow in Melbourne Graduate School of Education) is passionate about helping people live a more fulfilled, satisfying life, and developing ways to succeed in a number of environments by focusing on building up coping skills. This is…

Tuesday 14 Jul, 2020

3:00 pm

Online Speed Friending

Feeling isolated this semester break? Understandable. Guess what: you can still make friends! They’re just e-friends… for now. GSA will host this event in Zoom (though there is no pressure to have your camera on). We'll send you to breakout rooms to chat for 3 minutes a time, before being rotated on. Not sure what to talk about? We'll have some fun prompts ready for you! Register to receive the attendee link.

Wednesday 15 Jul, 2020

1:00 pm

GradChat – Job Market Insights

Wondering what the current job market looks like during COVID-19? Feeling uncertain about what this means for you and your studies? We hear you, and we understand these overarching concerns. We'll be speaking to a small panel of job recruiters about the current market, including some job search tips as well as advice around video interviewing. Erin Devlin and Mary Savova from people2people Recruitment Victoria will be our guests as we discuss these issues as they concern you. There will…

Wednesday 15 Jul, 2020

3:00 pm

Shut Up And Write

Maintain your focus with your research, shut up and write! Shut Up & Write sessions are part of a worldwide movement. They are regular, structured social writing sessions, designed to overcome research student isolation while helping you beat procrastination. Graduate students can use these sessions to write well and write together, providing moral support and motivations. We're encouraging students to use the Pomodoro technique to target your research and study in more considered ways. So join us for a exercise…

Thursday 16 Jul, 2020

3:00 pm

Feel Good Friday – HEJDUK

Kick back and relax with live music streamed directly you! HEJDUK is joining the virtual stage this week, bringing us his own folky and ambient flavour. HEJDUK strives to create an intimate connection with his audience through honest story telling allowing the music to be more than just entertainment, but an opportunity to engage in self reflection and the deep thoughts of life. Join the discussion tab of the Facebook event on Friday to see him in action!  

Friday 17 Jul, 2020

3:00 pm

GSA Online Speed Friending

Feeling isolated this semester break? Understandable. Guess what: you can still make friends! They’re just e-friends… for now. GSA will host this event in Zoom (though there is no pressure to have your camera on). We'll send you to breakout rooms to chat for 3 minutes a time, before being rotated on. Not sure what to talk about? We'll have some fun prompts ready for you! Register to receive the attendee link.

Wednesday 29 Jul, 2020

1:30 pm

GSA Lunchtime Trivia

Think you're an absolute trivia buff? Time to put that to the test! Join us for a mid-break trivia session where teams of three will compete for prizes, and more importantly, TRIVIA GLORY! Register as an individual to placed in a team OR register as a team of three.

Thursday 30 Jul, 2020

1:00 pm

Feel Good Friday – Wurli (late edition)

Kick back and relax with live music streamed directly to you! We have a special late edition of Feel Good Friday with Wurli, promising to get your weekend off to a great start! Pru (a Visual Arts grad student at VCA) fronts Wurli. A Melbourne based trio, making relateable, soulful and funky bops, while drawing influence from hip-hop and pop music. Hit RSVP and tune into Facebook the event at 5:15pm on the day!

Friday 31 Jul, 2020

5:00 pm