Clubs and Societies


How do I book a room on campus?

Any student clubs wishing to book a meeting room (max 15 people) in the MSD Buidling for official club business should write to Facilities at abp-facilities@unimelb.edu.au.

Any student clubs affiliated with the Student Union, the Union House Theatre or the Graduate Student Association wishing to book a teaching space (studio, lecture theatre etc.) can submit their request directly to Venue Management.


What OHS issues do clubs need to take into account when planning an event?

According to University policy, any events need to have a designated event manager.  The event manager ensures that if there are any issues, they are able to action these ASAP.  Where alcohol is available it is particularly important that this is managed and overseen by someone responsible.  Whoever takes on the role of event manager, will need to ensure that the event complies with university procedure in relation to OHS issues i.e. No alcohol can be served at any student run event without the server holding a RSA certificate.  Another common OHS issue with student events is the clean-up which needs to be managed. For large evening events, cleaners can be booked in for a cost around $300 for the night.

When planning events, student clubs will need to submit both the Alcohol Management and Safety Checklist and a Risk Assessment Form with copies of RSAs to MSD Student Programs Team at least 2 weeks prior to the event.

Student clubs needing any guidance with OHS procedures, identifying hazards, calculating risk scores, or determining suitable risk controls, please contact Facilities.


How do I seek funding from the Faculty for an event?

Please submit a completed Funding Application form with attached quotes from suppliers (i.e. caterers) to the MSD Student Programs Team at least three weeks prior to the event.  Please be aware that not all funding requests will be granted, and in some cases the Faculty may only agree to fund part of the costs of an event.

Funding Application Form


Our funding request has been approved, how do we get reimbursed?

Please follow the instructions provided in the Checklist and the Invoice Example provided below.

If your club has never received reimbursement from the Faculty before by bank transfer, you will need to fill out the two forms below.  These forms will only need to be completed once (unless the club changes its bank details).

If you have any questions, please contact the MSD Student Programs Team.

MSD Facebook Page

Please write to the Media and Communications Officer if you would like to promote a club event on the MSD Facebook page.  Please note that there may be instances in which requests for promotion of certain events may be declined.

Student Newsletters (B-ENVS, B-DES & MSD)

You can submit a newsletter item via the form at Student Communication and Newsletters.

Notices in my.unimelb

You can submit a notice by clicking the 'Create a new notice' button within the Notices tab in my.unimelb.

For step by step instructions and content guidelines, please refer to the user guide within the Notices tab. All notices are checked by the Student Information Team to ensure they meet the terms and conditions and style guide requirements prior to publication.

Posters

Clubs may wish to advertise events using posters.  Please send any printing requests via email to the MSD Student Programs Team at least 5 working days in advance for large print jobs (50+ copies), 3 working days in advance for small print jobs (<50 copies).

Please be aware that large print jobs will need to be outsourced to an external printer such as Quick Copy. The costs of these print jobs will come out of the Faculty club budget.

When submitting your printing request, please specify the following:

  • Paper Size: (A4, A3 etc.)
  • Number of copies
  • Colour/Black & White
  • Date printing needed

Important:  Any posters/publications will need to planned well in advance of the date you plan on distributing them to allow time for editing, feedback and provide quotes for printing costs.  Any advertising materials for events where alcohol will be served, need to comply with the following statement from the University's Alcohol Management and Safety Checklist & Event Risk Assessment and Authorisation Form and a copy of the event advertising material will need to be submitted with the completed checklist.

“Advertising material for the event will not emphasise the availability of alcohol or encourage the excessive consumption of alcohol in any way. The advertising material will include equal reference to availability of non-alcoholic drinks.”

The Student Union has a wealth of information, including downloadable resources and a list of training opportunities that club members can register for, such as Responsible Service of Alcohol and Safe Food Handling on their website.

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