1. Wonderful student welfare
I hear that somewhere on campus, there exists a mystical place where students who hail from far-flung regions of the world (ahem, international students) can get a loan of up to AUD$5,000, interest free. This is, of course, if you need the money urgently / encounter unforeseen circumstances that prevent you from being able to pay for your course fees; and is not applicable for occasions where you bombed way more than you should've at Crown playing Roulette.
Still, it's a great initiative.
Friendly Aussie barbeque, free beer and live music - need I say more?
Headlining acts like The Temper Trap and San Cisco have graced the humble stage of North Court, with students casually milling around like it's no big deal, because Unimelb is so flippin' awesome that it is to be expected.
Also, you're free to go for seconds, if you'd like, because God knows you need one more beer to get you through lecture day.
Walking through the Old Quad always makes me feel like an extra on the set of a Harry Potter movie - dim, enchanting walkways that lead to the vastness that is South Lawn never fail to amaze me. Here, the weight of the great men and women who have walked these hallowed halls echo through my mind - Prime Ministers, Nobel Prize winners and the like. Having said that, I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for a Dumbledore sighting :-)
It feels great to be back, Unimelb <3
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