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The Weekender: January 13 – 15

KICK off the start of the Australian Open and Midsumma, head to to Melbourne Uni for some outdoor entertainment or bask in Lego goodness with Brickvention. Find out what you can get up to this weekend!

Work right: Your questions about working in Australia answered

DO I have work rights in Australia? Should I fight for my rights? Will I face deportation if I speak out? Gabrielle Marchetti, Principal Lawyer at legal centre JobWatch, answers common questions international students might have once they decide to work here.

We’re recruiting! Volunteer roles open in editorial, events and grant writing

ARE you interested in applying for work experience in the areas of editorial, events and marketing, grant writing and more? We want you!

CPA Australia Industry Talk and Tour offers students chance to network and pick up useful employability tips and tricks

THIS September, Meld Community is partnering with CPA Australia to offer students seeking a career in accounting, business and finance the opportunity to learn how to be proactive in their professional development as a student, tour the CPA Australia office and network with staff.

Leadership opportunity for international students to take part in Victorian Government peer-to-peer support program

WANT to make a difference to the community and develop leadership and workplace skills at the same time? Up to 30 international student ambassadors are being sought to lead a peer-to-peer support program to improve awareness of students’ rights at work.

Australia’s national Census compulsory for all international students

INTERNATIONAL students will be required by law to participate in Australia’s upcoming Census on August 9. Find out why the Census is important to you and future students.

Emerging Writers Festival presents Writing & Publishing Industry Talk

THIS August, Meld Magazine is pleased to be working with Emerging Writers Festival to offer students in writing, media and publishing a chance to go behind the scenes of The Wheeler Centre and learn all about the publishing industry.

Tell your story: ‘My Melbourne’ storytelling competition for international students

HAVE your story told and win big in Study Melbourne and Melbourne Writers Festival’s ‘My Melbourne’ storytelling competition. Find out how you can have your experiences in Victoria published and celebrated!

Applications for Tertiary Scholarship Fund now open

IF you’re serious about academia and giving back to your local community, you may be eligible to receive a cash scholarship thanks to the Tertiary Scholarship Fund. Find out how you can enter.

Interested in going on an IKEA industry talk and tour?

THIS July and August, Meld is pleased to be working with IKEA to offer students the opportunity to go behind the scenes and learn how the Swedish furniture juggernaut run their business and marketing operations.

FTW: Win an $100 Officeworks gift voucher and try the 3D Printing Experience Centre!

WANT to get your hands on a 3D printed model of yourself or something of your own creation at the Officeworks’ 3D Printing Experience Centre at QV? We’re giving you the chance to win a $100 dollar Officeworks gift voucher to try your hand at 3D printing!

Want to know how to get the most out of your home? Ask an IKEA expert!

WANT to know how best to improve your living spaces at home? We got current and former students to ask an IKEA expert for advice on how to make theĀ mostĀ out of their rooms….


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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