Architecture and Building Association
The Architecture and Building Association (ABA) aims to provide students with a professional networking platform and learning opportunities through the events and programs it facilitates. Whether you’re a first year student that’s simply interested in the building industry or a graduate within the university looking to improve career prospects and create a professional network, this club offers something for everyone!
Built Industry Group (BIG)
Built Industry Group (BIG) connects students with industry. We achieve this through practice-based learning, networking development and multi-disciplinary engagement. BIG is a student-run, non-profit organisation based in The University of Melbourne.
Construction Students Association (CSA)
The Construction Students Association (CSA) is a platform for students undertaking a construction related degree to connect with one another and industry. We support the professional development of all our members by offering interaction and networking opportunities via a range of social and professional engagement events throughout the year.
Design and Environments Student Society (DESS)
DESS is the student club for Bachelor of Design students. The club plans to organise a number of events for its members including regular BBQs, an annual ball, a boat cruise and fun nights out, as well as invaluable educational support and resources such as our annual industry night.
Melbourne University Planning Student Society (MUPSS)
The MUPSS aims to provide students interested in urban planning: a social organisation, a connection with industry and representation within the faculty.
Student Organised Network for Architecture (SONA)
The Student Organised Network for Architecture (SONA) is the official student body of the Australian Institute of Architects. We represent architecture students from across Australia, organising national, state and local events that provide opportunities for students to collaborate with each other as well as architects.
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 email@example.com.
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 Hire using the student club booking form: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/venuehire/clubs/clubforms.
Please note that dedicated Event Support is required for after hours bookings for Student clubs, where any of the following conditions are met:
- The event finishes after 9:30pm Monday - Friday or after 5pm on Saturday or Sunday;
- The booking is for a venue with a capacity of 100 or more;
- Ancillary services (tables, event support) have been requested.
- There are external people coming to the event;
- The event has been publicly advertised.
- There will be alcohol served
*After hours bookings are any bookings on a Saturday or Sunday, or that finishes later than 6:15pm on a weekday.
How do I order trestle tables, chairs and/or waste bins for my event?
Any student clubs wishing to book trestle tables, chairs and/or waste bins for their event should do so using the following online form: https://unimelb.support/
Once you have successfully added the items to your shopping cart that you wish to order, select the Melbourne School of Design from the Department drop-down menu.
Please enter the following Themis code: 01-7020-34-000000-GEN-86-01
You will then need to enter the delivery time, collection time and any notes regarding the delivery location.
You will then need to enter the club email address and delivery address to finalise the order.
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.
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.
How can we advertise an upcoming club event?
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.
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.”
UMSU Resources and Training
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.