AUSTRALIA’s drinking culture can be a little intimidating for foreigners unaccustomed to it. Faridah Wu explores how Australia views drinking as a way to encourage social interactivity, the potential health problems that can arise from binge-drinking and offers tips to international students who don’t want to drink or drink too much.
FINDING accommodation would probably be top of the to-do list for students new to Melbourne, and one best to get out of the way before the semester begins. Faridah Wu takes you through the things you’ll need to consider when house hunting.
YOUR time in Melbourne must eventually come to an end, and it can be a difficult reality to accept. In ways many past and graduating international students can truly identify with, Faridah Wu offers a poignant reflection of her time in Melbourne and what it means to return to the “old life” as a markedly changed version of your former self.
THE inaugural Melbourne International Student Conference was a weekend of inspiration, learning, personal and professional development, networking and encouraging entrepreneurship to plug gaps in the community for the 100 delegates in attendance. Faridah Wu brings you the highlights.
The largest ASEAN-based sporting event in 2014 saw Malaysia emerge triumphant over most of the other ASEAN countries. Faridah Wu wraps up the three day sports tournament.
RESPONDING to students safety concerns, Monash University and Victoria Police move quickly to address the issue of Islamophobia at an information session being held this Wednesday at the university’s Clayton campus. Faridah Wu reports.
IT was a slew of familiar faces at the Badminton game at this year’s ASEAN Games Australia. With countries like Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia all walking away with medals on the day, Faridah Wu brings you up to speed with all the action.
VISA application can be incredibly tricky and many international students are confused by the process. Come along to the University of Melbourne’s Visa Options Workshop hosted by UMSU International this Thursday to have your questions answered. Faridah Wu has more.
PLAYERS scored points not just for skills but also for creativity and wit at the Ultimate Frisbee game last Saturday. Faridah Wu brings you highlights from the field at the 2014 ASEAN Games.
IT was a tense men’s basketball final as Malaysian team The Russians clinched the title in a narrow victory over the Philippines team Northwest Melbourne. Fari Wu reports.
Indonesian women’s basketball team Merah Putih wrestled fierce competition to emerge victorious at this year’s ASEAN Games Australia. Faridah Wu reports.
SUNSCREEN is always associated with hot sunny days on the beach or playing sport. But did you know that the sun rays during winter are just as deadly? Faridah Wu checks out why you should be careful of sunburn even in winter.