Networking Night

14 Apr

Hi All,

Unfortunately Jeanette has been called away.We hope she can join us at a later date. Instead we have Ann Kilpatrick and Anna Morrison coming and speaking to us.

Anna Morrison studied a Bachelor of Arts at Melbourne uni and can relate and talk uniquely on our own experiences . In 2012 she was the Education Academic Officer at University of Melbourne Student Union. Anna now works as adviser in the communications team for Daniel Andrews (Victorian Leader on the Opposition) .

Ann studied at La Trobe University entering via an alternative pathway, studied a Bachelor of Arts; majoring in Maths (yes maths in an arts bachelor) and History. She went on to do her Diploma of Education and a Master of Mathematics and Maths Education here at the University of Melbourne. Ann went on to work in teaching for a few years and then moved to the Australian Stock Exchange before going back to teaching. Ann will talk about her mentors as well as her careers. Ann has also been involved with publishing companies and has made some contributions as editor, writer and presenter of books.

Food will be ready at 5.10 to be eaten so make sure you arrive promptly.Ann will speak at about 5.30 and then Anna will speak after.

I hope to see you tomorrow night!

Networking Night Two

14 Apr

When: 15 April at 17:10–19:10 Where: Joe Nap A and B, Second Floor of Union House
Hey All our Second Women’s Mentoring Networking night is coming up next week.

We still need to confirm a few things but so far we have Jeanette Hoorn the coordinator of the Gender Studies major, contact for Sexing the Canvas: 10 Works in the NGV and a well researched woman to tie nicely into Rad Sex and Consent week events as well. Professor Hoorn is an art historian and curator who was educated at The University of New South Wales where she graduated with honours in Australian History in 1978.
Professor Hoorn has published eight books and many articles in the fields of Eighteenth and Nineteenth British and French Academic painting; Gender and Orientalism; Darwinian theory in film and painting; Australian Pastoralisms; Australian Indigenous art; Gendering of Modernism in Australian art; Portraiture; Europe’s Civilising Mission in film.

Anna Morrison
-Former Education Academic Officer at UMSU


We are hopefully be having two speakers~! Will be confirmed soon.
This will be a DRY event (ie no alcohol) but there will be non-alcoholic drinks. There will be food. Afterwards I encourage everyone to go to Tsubu for Drinks for the Rad Sex and Consent week event. :) Stay up to date;


14 Apr

Hey All 
If you are attending NOWSA and are a student at the University of Melbourne please let us know so we can subsidise you!! Woo money!!

NOWSA hosts an annual conference for female identifying students to talk about the issues facing women today and share skills to do something about it.

NOWSA 2014:

Hosted by the ECU Women’s Community from Edith Cowan University in Western Australia.

Supported by: The ECU Student Guild
For more Info:

Please Register for NOWSA;

Notes: Send us (University of Melbourne Student Union)
Your registration costs. You may still have to pay part of the accommodation cost but the 100 dollars of rego we will pay for!

Secondly; make sure you choose their accommodation unless you are finding your own. We at UMSU and with umsu will be using the provided accommodation.

The register with us!

If you don’t register with us as well we won’t be able to give you the full amount of monies.

At the end of the registration form you will have to send us an email at with a screenshot of your receipt.

Becuase it’s rad sex and consent week we will close registrations with us at the end of the break.
If you have any questions or aren’t sure about something please email me at

Women in Higher Education-Discussion Group

21 Mar

This Monday 1-2.30pm in the Wom*n’s Room

How far have women really come in higher education? Women make up a greater portion of university students than men, and that gap continues to grow, but can expect $5000 less than their male counterparts upon graduating. The discussion group will be lead by Georgia Kennelly, Women’s Officer at the National Union of Students, and Bec Thompson, Queer Officer at the National Union of Students.

This is an autonomous women’s event as part of Education Week.
For more Education Week events:

Win A double pass to a comedy festival show!

21 Mar

Hi All we recently received the email below about a comedy festival show;
They have given us two double passes to give out so we are going to run a little competition! We are calling for submissions currently for the Rad Sex and Consent magazine. Write/ draw something for the Rad Sex and Consent Magazine and submit it to us at by next Friday 28th of March and you will be in the running to win one of the two double passes to see this show!

Written submissions can be no longer than 600 words.
Please note you must be over 18 to win the tickets.
You must identify as a wom*n to enter the competition.
For more info on Rad Sex and Consent week;

Date tickets can be used on
Thursday’s During MICF – 3rd, 10th and 17th April
Venue:The Butterfly Club

Good luck and happy creative creations!

Hi UMSU Womyns Department,

Hope this email finds you well! I’m writing to tell you about That Sexy Show – it’s Melbourne’s newest (and sexiest) comedy panel show, with two teams of comedians and sexperts exchanging hilarious banter about all things sex. The show is quite unique as it is distinctly queer-friendly, sex-positive, body-positive and feminist – and is probably the only panel show you will see where female guests often outnumber males guests!

You can find out more about us at, or


14 Mar

Hey All Just a quick post to let you know that Wom*n’s Action collective has changed time!!
It will not be at 12-1pm on Mondays so as not to conflict with the Disabilities Collective. 

Hope to see you this Monday!

Yummy Yummy Rad Sex

11 Feb

If you are planning on or think you might be interested in coming to Rad Sex and Consent week fill out this form so we make sure we can cater for everyone for the picnic and the party!!!
Thank you!!


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