Round 4 Grant Recipients 2018

Project                                 ProjectCoordinator Project DescriptionAmount Funded
1. Build Industry Group Yingwen Wang,  Student Built Industry Group (BIG) is a student-run organisation based in the University of Melbourne which connects students with industry through practice-based learning, network development and multi-disciplinary engagement. Grant to be spent on: publicity materials, photographer hiring, award gifts and catering for major events such as Design Competition, Development Evening, Architecture Showcase Evening etc. $9,229.02
2. Student Bush Dance Jacinta Way,Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences Student Bush Dance is a social event that aims to provide students within the Bachelor of Agriculture from both Dookie and Parkville campuses the opportunity to engage and socialise as a cohort. Grant to be spent on: security staff and bar staff hiring, band for 3 hours, photo booth hiring, buckling bull hiring, catering, decorations and breathalyser hiring. $6,953.75
3. University of Melbourne Team Ski Jackets for Intervarsity Competition Isaiah Finn, Student University of Melbourne Team Ski Jackets for Intervarsity Competition is a project that aims to produce and lend out 40 Team Ski Jackets to competitors from both Melbourne University Snowboard Team (MUST) and Melbourne University Ski Club (MUSKI) at all Vic State Inter-Varsity snow competitions. Grant to be spent on: Ski Jackets and embroidery. $10,000.00
4. MMI – Innovation for Social Impact Bilal Ibrahim, Student Melbourne Microfinance Initiative is a student led organization that bridges the gap in connecting students to social enterprises. Grant to be spent on major events including: Crepes for Change, Impact Investing Workshop, Access to Consulting ATK, Access to Law with Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Emerging Market Hackathon, Alumni Mentoring Program and Impact Review. $7,721.00
5. Melbourne University Biomedicine Students' Orchestra Elizabeth Peiwei Hu, Student The Melbourne University Biomedicine Student’s Orchestra (MUBSO) is an UMSU-affiliated music club for students. Grant to be spent on: concert venue hire, rehearsal venue hire, rehearsal refreshments, instrument hire, printing expenses, concert refreshments, concert gifts as well as their club banner. $5,880.00
6. Victorian Netball League License Application Lindy Murphy, Student Melbourne University Lightning currently holds a license but it required to submit an application for the 2019 – 2023 license period in order to participate in the states Premier competition, the Victorian Netball League.Grant to be spent on: administration fee (200 hours x $40/hour), mobile phone and internet allowance, catering for workshops x 5, printing and photocopying, submission design, artwork & photographs, and contribution gifts. $5,000.00
7. Crawford Oval Permit Emily Chowne, Student The Melbourne University Quidditch Club is a student-run club associated with Melbourne University Sport. The club is required to purchase a permit for the soccer area near Crawford Oval for training after receiving a provisional permit from the council. Grant to be spent on: permit to hold training session at Crawford Oval. $1,500.00
8. UMMSS Orchestra Isabelle Wong, Student, Rural Clinical School The University of Melbourne Medical Students’ Society (UMMSS) is an UMSU-affiliated music club for students. Grant to be spent on: concert venue hire, conductor fees, rehearsal space hire, double bass hire, percussion hire as well as the rehearsal catering. $5,700.00
9. Developing your Career in Food and Fibre Ros Gall, Direcotor, Dookie Campus This project will provide a series of three workshops and one field day designed to help students who are currently undertaking the Bachelor of Agriculture at Dookie campus to develop leadership, networking and personal development skills as well as an awareness of career opportunities in rural and regional areas. Grant to be spent on: buses needed for the field day, facilitators’ wages, refreshments and a networking dinner of the consecutive workshops. $9,400.00
10. Overcoming the issues associated with a large and diverse graduate student cohort Anne Moran, Faculty of Science The aim of the project is to improve BioSciences graduate cohort experience by funding a series of social events where the graduate students are able to interact with their peers, build their community, peer support and social networks. Grant to be spent mainly on the food for monthly event. $9,600.00
11. Australian Sheep & Wool Show Field Trip Jacinta Way, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences Provide agriculture students with the opportunity to attend a specific industry event - the Australian Sheep & Wool show. Grant to be spent on: 3 staff members, Bus, entry tickets for students and staff members, catering and refreshments re return trip. $2,697.00
12. Victorian Inter-varsity Games Competition Daniel Ng, Student The Victorian Inter-Varsity Games is a competition involving several universities including the University of Melbourne, Monash, Swinburne, RMIT and the University of Tasmania. It brings students from each tertiary institute to socialise and compete in Table Tennis and Badminton. Grant to be spent on: entrance fee, court and tables hire, prizes, lanyard making and lunch. $500.00
13. DPM Collective Evan Whittington, Student The DPM COLLECTIVE is a student-led association of VCA students and staff, united by a common interest in contemporary drawing and print-based practices. Grant to be spent on: gallery and exhibition visits, masterclasses and artist talks, tools and materials for master classes as well as print studio and workshop visits. $4,800.00
14. Application for Halfway Dinner Grant Antoinette Wichmann, Student Halfway dinner is an annual event targeted at second year veterinary students by the Veterinary Student Society Victoria (VSSV) to celebrate the achievement of completing half of the very challenging DVM course, along with offering students’ opportunities to make industry connections, gain career advice and concrete staff-student relationships. Grant to be spent on: venue hire and catering as well as photography. $8,000.00
15. ASEAN Games Australia (AGA) Yee Hean Chuah, Student As the largest sporting event involving the ASEAN community in Australia, ASEAN Games Australia (AGA) 2018 aims to advocate a healthy, active lifestyle as well as foster a stronger bond amongst the ASEAN community in Australia. Grant to be spent on: venue hire x2, operations and logistics including cash prizes, equipment and merchandise, marketing (printing), catering, and miscellaneous such as first aid, referees, opening ceremony and insurance. $9,500.00
16. Melbourne University Engineering Music Society Raphael Canty, Student The Engineering Music Society (EMS) is the largest music group outside of the MCM at the University with the aim of supporting students wishing to continue playing and performing music even if they are not studying it at University. Grant to be spent on: repair of instruments, purchase of new assets including music folders, new instruments and conductors’ stands. $3,522.52
17. AIESEC Melbourne: Global Mindset Case Competition Victoria Mak, Student This funding will support AIESEC Melbourne’s inaugural Global Mindset Case Competition designed to build the leadership, interpersonal and professional skills of those involved. Grant to be spent on: publicity materials, catering, exchange fees and venue hire. $6,350.00
18. Medley Hall Outdoor Space Refurbishment Stella Morgan, Student Medley Hall is a college located outside of the college crescent and is home to 70 students, from rural and regional areas in Australia, as well as a great deal of international students. Grant to be spent on: outdoor space refurbishment such as plants, outdoor chairs etc. with the aim of improving the wellbeing of the students who live there. $4,311.00
19. Hatchery Harry Zhang, Student Hatchery is an entrepreneurship initiative run by the Computing and Information Systems Students Association (CISSA), aiming to give students access to co-working spaces, mentors and a structured semester-long start-up competition. Grant to be spent on: food, merchandise (T-shirts), catering at the final pitch night, photography coverage and prizes. $5,000.00
20. FIFA World Cup Screening Hosted by MUSC Sean Michael, Student Melbourne University Shakespeare Company (MUSC) have devised the idea of having FIFA World Cup screenings on campus lecture theatres of Australia games as well as other significant games that we feel would generate interest and engagement from students at the university. Grant to be spent on: security & transport, event Venue hire, payment for an event coordinator, event activation (i.e. coffee cart, snacks, etc.), cleaning and promotional items. $11,000.00
21. Australian Play Project Dominic Nathan Weintraub, Student This project will bring in three artists who have developed and created a unique pedagogical and dramaturgical formula for generating live performance over a 10 weeks period to allow them to explore and develop their own craft. Grantt to be spent on: Artist fee of $100 per hour for practical lectures and workshops as well as food and drink (10 weeks x $75 per week). $3,000.00
22. Semester 2 Sports Competition Rika Eringa, Student The sports competition is a fun and inclusive weekly event from weeks 3 to 8 in Semester 2 for all engineering and engineering pathway students to promote their physical and mental health and satisfaction with university experience. Grant to be spent on: court hire, drink bottles as merchandise, catering for final event, prizes, new netballs and netball bibs. $2,000.00
23. SPASIM Games Nights Natalia Andrea Salazar Quiroz, Student The student association at the Doherty institute (SPASIM) will offer, once a month, a night for students and staff at the institute to play different games. The project intends to improve the wellbeing of the students and staff and generate social inclusion and unity between them. Grant to be spent on: games acquisition, decorations and catering services. $3,850.00
24. Water Safety Program (WSP) Craig Bamford, MU Sport The Water Safety Program will continue to provide international students and other equity groups with a specialised aquatic education program to teach the skills necessary to act safely around water. Grant to be spent on: swim instructor, additional lifeguard supervision aquatics, swim program leader, safety rash vest, goggles, swim cap, beach visit, educational seminar, AUSTSWIM teaches courses for adults and marketing. $250,000.00
25. Biomedical and Health Sciences PhD Program Sally Tape, PhD Program Project Coordinator The Biomedical and Health Sciences PhD Program supports and nurtures the next generation of biomedical and health science research leaders. The program aims to ensure opportunities for career diversity and encourage innovation for Graduate Research Students in the Faculty of Medicine Dentistry & Health Sciences. Grant to be spent on: PhD Program Advocacy Officer as well as catering for Graduate Group Functions and Workshops. $56,000.00
26. Business Skills for Creative Arts Dove Rengger-Thorpe, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music Business Skills for Creative Arts is a series of workshops designed to enhance the ability of students in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music to thrive in the business world, assist in building entrepreneurial skills, and support students to gain a detailed understanding of aspects of the creative arts which do not fit within the confines of the curriculum. Grant to be spent on: administrative facilitation of workshops, workshop presenters, catering at workshops, venue hire, cleaning, audio visual hire, workshop materials and security. $30,000.00
27. Spreading Fire Creative Company Initiatives Tyson Holloway-Clarke, Student UMSU’s Spreading Fire Creative Company Initiatives aims to provide indigenous students and staff the opportunity to engage with Indigenous culture with a specific focus on performing and visual art. Grant to be spent on: facilitator fees, space fees, materials and other associated arts fees. $45,000.00
28. Kendall Hall Bathroom Refurbishment Stacey Wardrop, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences This project will deliver a much-needed upgrade of three communal bathrooms in the Kendall Hall of Residence at the Werribee campus which opened in 1967. Grant to be spent on: renovation of 3 communal bathrooms. $195,000.00
29. Active Campus Program (ACP) Larissa Payne, MU Sport The Active Campus Program was launched by MU Sport in 2017 to engage with international student cohorts and students studying at non-Parkville campuses, providing sport, fitness and recreational opportunities. Grant to be spent on: staff member, casual sport officers, sporting equipment, social sport entry fees, fitness subsidies, introduction to fitness classes, sporting club engagement, regional site visits, intervarsity travel subsidies and marketing. $224,798.00
30. Elite Athlete Program: International Travel Grants Scheme Brendan Parnell, MU Sport MU Sport manages a Sports Scholarship and Elite Athlete Program that supports over 350 student-athletes via the combination of educational opportunities, support during their sporting careers and a sense of affinity with peers from shared experiences of representing the University. Grant to be spent on: student athlete-international travel grants. $55,000.00
31. UMSU International Night Market Aviya Bavati, UMSU International Night Market is UMSU International’s annual event and probably the largest student run and led event in Australia, which aims to bring about cross-cultural exchange through food, games and performances to approximately 9000 audiences. Grant to be spent on: decoration, student performances, external performances, miscellaneous food stall equipment, food premises registration, food stall competition prizes, chef hire, carnival games and prizes, haunted house decoration, luck draw prizes, photo booth, marquees, Bain Maries, hot water urns, BBQ hotplates, catering floor mats, stoves, heat resistant mats, tables, marquee weights, flooring, safety edging, deep fryers, forklift hire, reflective bollards, hired infrastructure labour, stage hire and set-up, sound system for haunted house, venue lighting, Facebook advertising, printing of publicity materials, security hire, cleaning hire, fire safety officers, St John’s First Aiders, catering drinks, parking permits, videographer and volunteer appreciation dinner. $15,000.00
32. MUSC Semester 2 Production Luke Macaronas, Student Melbourne University Shakespeare Company (MUSC) is bringing together students, University academics and industry professionals to create a free, student-written, immersive theatre experience to be performed in October. Grant to be spent on: employ mentors and guest artists to run workshops with students throughout the devising process, as well as paying for the production costs of the performance. $14,512.60
33. Autism Inclusion at the UoM Susan M Hayward, Arts This project will develop resources and seed activities and student services to assist students on the Autism Spectrum (AS), a lifelong neuro-developmental condition affecting all aspects of a person’s life, to successfully engage with the University; in both the curriculum and the cultural life of the university. Grant to be spent on: staff salaries, equipment, study booths, catering and venue hire, student consultation groups, training, external expenses as well as clubs' development and support. $75,000.00
34. Employability and workplace skills for STEMM PhD candidates Tony Wirth, Engineering This project will seed a sustainable program that aims to enhance over 400 STEMM PhD candidates’ employability and workplace skills. Grant to be spent on: staff wages, catering for 10 events, training materials production costs, company visit, flights and accommodation. $100,000.00
35. Veterinary Student Recreational Space Antoinette Wichmann, Student The veterinary student body proposes to create a space in 780 Elizabeth Building supplying more facilities such as bean bags, couches to recreate activities that would enhance the study/life balance of Vet students. Grant to be spent on: new facilities such as table tennis table, 8 bean bags, 12 large cushions, magazine subscriptions, 4 large couches etc. $2,500
36. DigiCom 2018 Tyne Daile Sumnerm, Arts DigiCom 2018 is a two-day interactive event that will equip Research Higher Degree students at the University of Melbourne with world-class digital research communication skills. Grant to be spent on: venue and equipment hire, catering, expert speaker travel, marketing, prizes, speaker gifts, staff wages, photographer, film production and contingency. $30,140
37. SC@M Skills Workshops Laura Gransbury, Student SC@M Skills Workshops offer fun, hands-on, socially enriching activities for Masters of Arts students at University of Melbourne to develop practical hand skills. Grant to be spent on: payment for two workshop instructors, materials and catering for lunch. $44,370
38. 2018- 2019 Wellbeing Arts Graduate Program Bon Mott, Student The Wellbeing Arts Program (WBA), run by the Wellbeing Arts Graduate Student Group, is an accessible one-year curatorial program of up to 20 exhibitions and workshops with a focus on inclusiveness, equality and diversity. Grant to be spent on: financial planning, booking and acquittal, performance art workshops, music and sound masters class, travel expenses, gallery hire, workshops, curation and film documentation etc. $50,000
39. New Student Precinct: Activation and Evaluation Program Alex Kennedy, Chancellery The New Student Precinct (NSP) Project, led by Major Project's in Chancellery, is the University's most significant investment in student experience infrastructure in over 70 years. Grant to be spent on: student evaluation and engagement officer, next wave mentoring and graduate pathways program, student engagement infrastructure, co-creations communications and student-led conference on activations engagement and evaluation outcomes. $249,789