✍️ BOLD NEW WORLD STORYTELLING COMPETITION 🎨
Are you an international student who loves to create? Study Melbourne has partnered with Melbourne Writers Festival for the Bold New World storytelling competition, which celebrates the diverse international student experiences and perspectives in Victoria.
To enter, you're asked to write a story or create a visual work that represents your version of life in Melbourne after Covid-19. Entries open 14 August.
More info and prizes:
More on the Melbourne Writers Festival: https://mwf.com.au
One of the most interesting parts of visiting or studying in a new country is experiencing a different culture, which often comes with different customs and etiquette.
If you’re wondering what Aussie etiquette typically entails, check out this article from Insider Guides which covers everything from walking/driving on the left and tipping, right through to business and social interactions.
You may have heard about the recent changes the Australian government has made regarding student visas.
Meld Magazine – a news website especially for international students – breaks down these changes in their recent article: https://www.meldmagazine.com.au/2020/07/everything-you-need-to-know-abo…
To subscribe to Meld Magazine’s eNewsletter, visit: https://meldmagazine.us2.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=71fbfe517df4b69dda…
💻 VISA UPDATES WEBINAR 💻
Join Insider Guides for a conversation with Matthew Noble, Director of Student and Graduate Visas Section at the Department of Home Affairs. They’ll discuss the recent changes were made to student visa arrangements, affecting international students in Australia.
Topics will include:
- Working rights of international students
- Fee waivers
- OSHC extensions
- Application processing times
- Post-study work visas
When: 10:30 to 11:30am, Wednesday 5 August
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/visa-updates-for-international-students…6 likes
🍽️ FREE FOOD FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN NEED 🍽️
If you’re an international student facing hardship, check out this list of restaurants who can assist with free meals.
Taking care of your mental health is imperative during these challenging times. If you’re an international student seeking confidential support, particularly regarding mental health, it’s important to know what is available to you.
Check out our quick guide on support resources you can access to help you improve your wellbeing: https://community.holmesglen.edu.au/group/25/topic/support-services-qui…
Are you an international student currently working or considering working as a food delivery driver or bike rider? 🚴
Study Melbourne invites you to participate in a FREE online training webinar to help you navigate the industry, understand road laws, learn about your rights and responsibilities and much more.
📆 11:00am, 28 July and 13 August
The annual Melbourne International Student Conference aims to bring together international students to learn, exchange ideas and collaborate to support personal and professional development.
The third session of this conference, ‘What advice do recruiters and entrepreneurs have for international students?’ is tomorrow at 11am and will see a panel of speakers delve into what organisations are looking for in new graduates.
💻 WELCOME DINNER PROJECT 🍽️
No plans tomorrow night? Check out the Welcome Dinner Project! It connects international students, migrants and others who have recently arrived in Victoria with locals, to share a meal.
Tomorrow evening from 6.30 to 8pm, you have the chance to join in on a virtual welcome dinner from the comfort of your own home. This free event is a great chance to connect with a diverse range of people and share your culture and experiences.
Bookings essential: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/virtual-welcome-dinner-thursday-23rd-ju…