• 12 July 2019, 10:00am
  • 18 July 2019, 10:00am
City Flinders, Footscray Park
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The Very Useful Information Sessions are free sessions designed to help international students:

  • meet other students
  • look for a job
  • learn about Australian life and culture
  • learn about health services and health insurance in Australia
  • have a great experience at VU and in Melbourne.

You can come along to as many sessions as you'd like. Register online:

Session details

10am: Adjusting to a new culture

This workshop explores challenges that international students face and provides information about Australian culture and lifestyle. Learn how to improve your cross-cultural communication skills, make friends and improve your confidence. 

12pm: Lunch 

A great opportunity to meet and talk with other students. Lunch is provided for students who attend the sessions immediately before or after lunch.

12.45pm: Happy and healthy (and what to do if you get sick)

This workshop will help you with:

  • where you can go if you get sick
  • when, how and how much to pay the doctor
  • contacts at VU that can help you and provide more information
  • tips on healthy eating, exercise and general wellbeing
  • what to do in an emergency
  • how to access health advice when you need it.

1.45pm: How to look for a part-time job in Australia and know your work rights

This workshop will cover:

  • job application processes
  • resume writing
  • how to look for a job in Australia
  • work rights and working conditions
  • free services provided by VU Learning Hubs.



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