June 2009
Campaigners push on in their fair fares fight for international and postgraduate students in Victoria. Photo: Gary Davies

Fair fares campaign gains momentum

STUDENTS from university campuses across Victoria are taking a united stand in their call for fair fares, with the formation of the Concession Card Coalition.

In Rutledge Lane, Indian students and police members find a common language for reconciliation. Photo: Aun Ngo

Indian students face-off Victoria Police in cricket friendly

INDIAN students took to the streets in a face-off with Victoria Police in Melbourne this afternoon, albeit for a very different cause – harmony through cricket.

Young chefs were feeling the heat at the inaugural International Students Cooking Cup in South Melbourne. Photo: Gregory Tan

Culinary schools not visa factories

CULINARY schools across Melbourne had a point to prove as young chefs from around the world battled it out at the inaugural International Students’ Cooking Cup.

On show. Curator of international fashion and textiles Roger Leong has recreated the culture and fashion of Jane Austen's time at the NGV. Photo: Aun Ngo

Fashion sense, and sensibility

SHE’S made a name for herself within literary circles, and invaded popular culture too, with movies like the Jane Austen Book Club. But fashion? NGV curator Roger Leong gives Meld a sneak peek inside Austen’s wardrobe.

Binthiya Gabriel believes the new helpline would provide much-needed support to students from India. Photo: Samantha Su

New helpline for Indian students

A NEW helpline has been launched to assist Indian international students as a response to the recent spate of attacks, the latest of which left a man in hospital after being attacked with a screwdriver at a party in Hadfield, in Melbourne’s north.

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Call for inquiry on student mistreatment

THE National Union of Students has called for a Federal Government inquiry to look into dodgy English-language providers, unscrupulous landlords and underhanded bosses.

Rock your socks off with the crew behind the Limelight Hour, SYN FM's latest new radio show that promises everything indie. Photo: Supplied

Indie music in the limelight

MEET Giulia Tan and Lionel Kho, the voices behind SYN FM’s new radio show, the Limelight Hour.

About

Meld Magazine was incorporated as an independent not-for-profit media outlet in September 2008 to reach out to international students in Melbourne, and provide students the opportunity to gain real work experience.

Many international students live in or around the city because of the proximity to their colleges and universities, and that was where we decided to focus our efforts first. Many of us live, work and study locally too. Our editorial team is made of both local and international students, and it has worked to our advantage in providing local content in every sense of the word.

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