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Guide for first year Melbourne University Bachelor of Environments students Information about O-Week, Camp, getting started, and finding your way.

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  • SURVIVAL GUIDE 14ENVIRONMENTS

  • CONTEN

    TSUNIVERSITY BASICS 7

    DOS & DONTS 10 SUBJECT GUIDE 12

    MAJORS 18UNI ESSENTIALS 20

    IMPORTANT INFO 23

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  • First of all, Welcome to Melbourne Uni, the coolest University in Australia*, and the Bachelor of Environments, undoubtedly the best course with the most rocking student society in Australia!**

    This survival guide has been assembled by a group of second & third year students studying Environments. Weve survived first year, and are still here to tell the tale, so were passing our knowledge on to you. This guide is full of the stuff we wish we knew before we started. And since were student run, we can be honest & can provide you with realistic tips on making it through the year while smashing the subjects on offer! Youll learn pretty quickly that uni is about far more than just studying if one thing will undo you this year, it will be spending all of your time in & between lectures and tutes. Making friends hear and having a real social life on campus will keep you feeling good and will help you stay functional for the whole semester! Theres nothing better than being able to attend a tutorial with friends before heading to a BBQ run by a society like Envi.

    Envi is Melbourne Unis youngest, newest, and sexiest faculty society, and exists to keep B.Envs students and their fans entertained on & off campus, and to help support students academically and socially. Our number one aim is to have as much messy fun as possible whilst making great friends by running amazing events and ensuring that you have a great academic experience. Each year, we have a ball, a boatcruise, frequent BBQs, and a huge number of (often impromptu) on campus events! If you ever need to find us, we can be found in room 713 of 757 Swanston St if were not in, hit us up at envi@live.com.au or on facebook at www.facebook.com/envi.ess

    INTRO

    *This publication is not endorsed by UoM **Citation needed

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  • ENVIENVIRONMENTS STUDENT SOCIETY

    The B.Envs is unique, and so are you, so what better way to spend your degree than with the coolest cats on campus? We are here to make your university experience awesome. Envi works hard to run a heap of events and look after you throughout the year. We run a first year camp, at least two BBQs a semester (and usually more), Architectural Tours of licensed establishments, the Envi Ball, a boat cruise, Last Man Standing, Industry Night, and much more. On top of this, we offer a huge range of sweet members-only deals and discounts for printing, coffee, and more on and around campus. Not only this, but membership will score you cheap and tickets to all events throughout the entire year, and access to all of our free BBQs. Youll also receive a neat calico show bag full of free stuff!

    Membership is $4 for everyone. You can pick up your membership from our table during O-Week or at any of our events and BBQs throughout the year youll only score the show bag in O-Week though, and youll need a membership to be able to hire a locker! You should also join our Facebook group to receive updates and stay in the loop. You can also find us in room 713 of 757 Swanston St (look for the big logos!) We cant wait to see you on O-Week, and if youre lucky enough to get a spot, on camp!

    Love, Envi.

    ENVI Camp

    Industry Night

    ENVI Ball

    Boat Cruise

    PROSH Week

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  • ENVI EXECS

    Adam GalvinPresident

    Alex LeederSecretary

    Kobi BlandVice President

    Laurence RitchieTreasurer

    Diana GalimovaPublication

    Matt BeanlandSocial & Events

    David AdamsEducation

    WHO TO APPROACH

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  • FREE FOOD & DRINKS AT ALL OUR BBQS

    DISCOUNTED PRICES TO THE ENVI BALL, CRUISE AND ALL OTHER EVENTS

    AND MORE!

    ENVI MEMBERSHIP

    $4 WILL GET YOU

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  • Melbourne Uni uses a timetable system built into our online tool. Before semester starts, youll need to log in and select your classes - check your timetable & register as soon so you can to snag the best spots. If you dont like the sound of a 9am tute, be sure to get on as fast as possible; the good classes fill out fast! With a bit of skill and a lot of luck, its possible to squeeze first year into a three day week. Alternately, you can spread it right out to have gaps for coffee or for a meal from the pub. Remember to print a copy or make it your phone background.

    HINT: When you make friends at O-Week camp or on the Architectural Tour, hit them up and try shuffle your classes for some good company!

    1. TIMETABLESBASIC UNI BIZZO

    2. BREADTHBreadths can bring you a welcome break from Environments subjects and give you a chance to study something you enjoy. Some majors, however, have prerequisite breadth subjects (eg. Engineers need maths) so check your major. If your intended major doesnt have any prerequisites for breadth then go nuts! Do something that sounds interesting, plus its a great chance to choose something a bit easier to balance your load.

    HINT: Plan ahead when choosing your breadths. You need to meet the required number of 2nd/3rd year subjects by the end of your degree which usuallyhave prerequisites. Personal favourites this year included:1. Creative Projects - Digital Arts is much like a VCE Art subject.2. Food For A Healthier Planet which complements Governing

    Environments somewhat and discusses food security.3. African Drumming is marked primarily on attendance!4. Australia in the Wine World; a perfect way of knocking off a subject

    in a week, but take care not to let it get away from you, youre there to taste wine!

    3. PLAGIARISMDont do it.The Melbourne Unis system is an all seeing eye and you will not beat it under any circumstances. You can get thrown out of your subject, or if its severe and repeated, the course. Scoring a H1 for an essay that you actually wrote will feel you feeling warm and fuzzy inside anyway. Its well worth it!

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  • 4. PRINTINGOn 7th floor 757, youll find the print room. Its a great place for printing anything from an A4 sheet to a massive architectural draft. Heres a quick guide:1. Jump on any computer in 757, open your chosen document and hit

    File>Print. First, choose your printer. There are a few and each has a different purpose (B&W, colour, different paper sizes etc). Use the guide in the print room in youre not sure which printer to use. As first years, youll probably just stick to the Toshibas. Avoid the Plotters, its highly unlikely youll need them. Then customise the print options (make sure the paper size is correct etc.) and hit print.

    2. Outside the print room youll find a module with a touch screen. Insert your Unicard and add printing credit to your card by inserting coins (or debit).

    3. In the Print room, there will be a computer with a list of all queued print jobs on the screen. Select yours. Then insert your student card into the reader and click print. Your card will be debited the print cost. There are usually experts on-hand in the room if you need help.

    Alternately, we reccomend using Scotts Print World, located diagonally opposite 757 Swanston.

    You may have noticed nifty Unicard scanners on many of the doors around uni. Some buildings can be accessed 24 hours a day. However, you do need to request access. If you think itll be worth your while, head into the Environments Student Centre and ask them to hook you up with 24hr access to Archi. Youll be able to swipe your student card & do some late-night studying in Archi.

    HINT: If youre studying Virtual or Designing environments, youll have a few late nights building your final models!

    6. 24 HOUR ACCESS

    5. UMSU (STUDENT UNION)UMSU is the body which provides some of the most useful non-course related services. These range from advocacy to student loans to club funding (Yay! Thats us!). Theyre based in the aptly named Union House with an array of food outlets, the Grad shop and where youll also find the Members Lounge, a great chill space with couches, plasma TV & microwaves, and the Rowden White Library, a great recreational library. Union house also hugs North Court, the location of Tuesday BBQs & live music. UMSU also provides advocacy services if youre ever in a pickle, so dont be afraid to speak to someone who works with or for them!

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  • 7. LIBRARIESIts always a good idea to take a trip to one of the libraries across campus for assignment research. They have a large range of books on pretty much every subject and theyre easy to borrow. The Baillieu is the main library on campus. There is also the Architecture library, located in the ERC, next to the Frank Tate. Many of the books youll need can be found here. The University of Melbourne website has a Library section and using Discovery you can track down your journal/textbook/article etc, find which library has it and go borrow it. Items from the Libraries have a borrowing time ranging from one night to several weeks. Its usually easier to search for books in the online catalogue before you arrive, just so you know where to start looking. If youre lucky, your text might even be avaliable online. You may also visit the State Library, it has a massive range of books, but you cant borrow them, which sounds average but it means nobody else can nab the book you want.

    8. DISCOVERYDiscovery is the University of Melbournes most useful library research tool; the easiest way to (literally) discover the perfect article for almost any assignment or essay. Using this platform, youre able to search the engine catalogue of articles, journals and books in all UoM libraries. Discovery will always leave you in one of the following two situations: 1. Thousand upon thousands of results (yay, this is good!) 2. Almost no results that are relevant to what you need.

    Situation 1 can be dealt with by using the Subject and Sub-Categories to refine the search to the articles directly relevant to these areas of interest. Topics and key words from contentions are good places for search entries.

    Situation 2 is best handled by trying different search terms. You can also try a different search engine like Google Scholar through your University email. Or you can find relevant texts at the State Library.

    HINT: Australian Government websites make excellent for finding data revelant to your assignments. Always start with:The ABS: www.abs.gov.auThe DSE: www.dse.vic.gov.au

    LandVic: www.landvic.gov.auVicUrban: www.vicurban.com

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  • DO choose a broad range of subjects. Have an open mind and try something new!

    DO come to every Envi event!

    DO take some risks and have fun first year. Your marks in first year dont count towards your major or masters!

    DO start saving up for printing costs. And ALWAYS print stuff early; printing at the last minute will leave you up the creek if

    the printers jam.

    DO make the most of free BBQs on campus. Never turn down free food and/or beer!

    DO speak to the person on the computer next to you. Chances are youll be doing the same subject.

    DO join every club and society that interests you!

    DO be yourself! No one cares if you were cool in high school. Uni is a whole different ball game.

    DO be prepared for group assignments! Some subjects use a system called PRAZE that allows you to rate your group

    mates, and they rate you too!

    DO get used to Melbournes marking system. The highest score is H1, followed by H2A, H2B, H3 and P. Random, we know...

    dos and donts

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  • DONT do Virtual and Designing in the same semester (suicide)!

    DONT freak out if you havent decided your major! Wait till the end of first year before you decide. Get a taste of everything.

    DONT tell people youre studying Environments. This will avoid the awkwardness of people assuming youre a tree-hugging

    hippie. Just say your major!

    DONT compare yourself to other students. Everyone has different experiences!

    DONT brag about your ATAR score. Nobody cares. ATAR scores have little to do with performance at university.

    DONT skip tutorials! If youre feeling lazy, skip the lecture instead! They are usually recorded and uploaded on the LMS

    anyway.

    DONT leave assignments (especially design projects) to the last minute! Its just torture if you do.

    DONT worry, everyone wanted to do Architecture at the beginning of first year. Lots of them change their mind.

    DONT forget your Student Portal (MyUniMelb) and check your university emails daily!

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  • Two 1 hour lectures per week One 2 hour tutorial per weekUrban Environments is separated into four parts; the history of cities, urban geography and resource management, social aspects of cities and how cities are planned. If you hate reading you will probably not enjoy this subject. The lectures on historical aspects of cities are not just an introduction to the subject, but are also examined. Thought the final lectures on the city planning can be dry, the subject on the whole can be very interesting and quite rewarding. The urban journal involves spending a lot of time in the city & suburbs, taking photos,

    One 2 hour lecture per week One 2 hour tutorial per weekReshaping Environments is taught by an interdisciplinary team of environmental engineers, biologists, designers, landscape sociologists and environmental psychologists. This results in a blending of science and humanities. The content is diverse and includes topics such as sustainability, systems (e.g. the hydrological system), scale and ethics. The subject can be defined broadly as the study of sustainability within the framework of human-nature relationships. You will enjoy this subject if you are passionate about environmental and ethical issues. Some may find the continuous tutorial debate around definitions of terms tiresome, though these debates can often change your perspectives on complex issues such as whaling. The assessment is part-group and part-individual, consisting of a group site visit and write-up as well as an individual analysis. This is supplemented by a short weekly journal where you reflect on the weeks lecture and reading content. If you liked Reshaping Environments, the Geographies, Politics and Cultures major will suit you.

    URBAN ENVIRONMENTS*

    RESHAPING ENVIRONMENTS*

    SUBJECTGUIDE

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  • NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS*

    sketching & analysing features which they prescribe. The essay involves a bit of research and analysis of your local area. For both assignments & the exam you will need to incorporate some information from the readings/lectures so make sure you keep up to date. The exam tests you on each of the 4 topics and the questions are given to you beforehand, so you can plan/rote-learn your answers for a perfect response. If you like this subject the Urban Planning & Design major will suit you.

    Two 1 hour lectures per week One 2 hour tutorial/lab per weekNatural Environments is taught by a group of lecturers from various disciplines. The content includes geology, landscape processes, climate, hydrology and ecology. You may like this subject if you have an interest in natural systems and how the earth has formed, from large-scale to small-scale processes. The assessment consists of group assignments based on a site visit involving analysis of the landscape & its ecology. There is an individual report on these at the end of semester. If you find this subject interesting, you will most likely gel with the Environmental Science, Landscape Management and Environmental Systems majors.

    * - COMPULSORY SUBJECT

    ELECTIVES

    MAPPING ENVIRONMENTS Two 1 hour lectures per week One 3 hour practical per weekMapping Environments is taught by Cliff Ogelby, an experienced and entertaining lecturer in the area of geomatics. The subject introduces you to the content in the Geomatics major, covering the use of GPS, 3D modelling, aerial imagery and surveying. This content will be mostly new to you, though you will like it if you are interested in technology and how spatial data can be collected and applied. The assessment is mainly group projects based around a series of topics and involves field work and write-ups. There is a short online multiple-choice test at the end of semester, completed in class. The three hour labs leave you plenty of time to complete assignments, or not, and the tutors are always available to help you with the programs and any other problem. If Mapping Environments was your type of subject, consider pursuing the Geomatics major.

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  • VISUALISING ENVIRONMENTS

    DESIGNING ENVIRONMENTS One 1 hour lecture per week One 3 hour tutorial per weekAt first glance, designing is a subject that may leave you scratching your head. The key to design is that the more work you put in, the more youll enjoy the class and chances are, youll get a better mark. If you remain versatile, intuitive and enthusiastic in your thinking, this will be an extremely fulfilling class. The flexible structure of the projects push you to think outside the box. Remember to ask lots of questions, engage as much as possible with your classmates. Good and bad design really depends on your tutor, so find out what they like/dislike and try to incorporate those things into your design. Effectively, your tutor is your client. This subject is a prerequisite for the Architecture, as well as Landscape Architecture majors!

    Two 1 hours lectures per week One 1 hour tutorial per weekOwned Environments is a relatively new subject whcih was introduced in 2013 & saw a reasonably small uptake. It covers topics such as the legal, economic and social systems that affect individual property. It is taught with strong reference to property rights and land tenure systems in Australia. There are assignments based on property rights and the relationship between law, rights and economic value, as well as a 3 hour exam. The subject would be useful for Property, Construction, and Urban Design & Planning majors.

    OWNED ENVIRONMENTS

    One 1 hour lecture per week One 2 hour studio per weekVisualising Environments is a new first-year subject which used to be offered to second years, which bares strong parallels to VCE unit 3/4 Visual Communications. The subject is run over a ten week period, and is divided into three modules. In each module, you are provided with the choice of three electives, including drawing, painting, model making, and 3-D modeling be sure to choose your modules wisely, and be cautious of the timetabling requirements, which may vary every three weeks. Classwork is assessed weekly by your tutor, and you are also required to submit your modules at the end of each three week period although the major assessment is the end of semester folio, stay on top of the work for better marks and a stress free final two weeks!

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  • STRUCTURAL ENVIRONMENTS One 3 hour lecture per week One 2 hour practical per weekSlip in those pocket protectors and pack some masking tape for your glasses because here it is, the one, the only, Structural Environments! Hosted by the Departments of Architecture, Building and Planning and Infrastructure Engineering the subject features three hours of lectures and one two hour studio session a week. Structural Environments is well structured, the lectures on materials providing relief from the occasionally dry engineering sessions. There are other pre-requisite subjects required (Calc 1 OR Calc 2 OR Intro to Maths look at this one if you didnt do Methods 3&4). Structural is a pre-requisite for a number of Majors such as Construction, Civil (Engineering) Systems, etc.

    One 1 hour lecture per week (running only week 1-6) One 3 hour workshop per weekConstructing environments covers different things which are considered when designing a built form; from materials to structural systems. This subject will guide you through construction basics which should help you if you undertake the Engineering or Architecture majors. There is a lot of content to cover, but dont be phased by it - its all pretty intuitive and simple in the end. The assessments for the subject involve: a weekly journal, weekly quizzes and 2 other simple reports. This subject is a prerequisite for architecture & engineering.

    CONSTRUCTING ENVIRONMENTS

    PRODUCTIVE ENVIRONMENTS One 2 hour lecture per week One 1 hour practical per weekProductive Environments is taught by a series of lecturers, led by Michael Tuarnz. It has content on bio-fuels, renewable energy, the nitrogen cycle and vegetarianism. The environmentally conscious are likely to find the subject interesting and relevant to issues affecting the planet. The assessment is laid back, consisting of online quizzes, an essay and a straightforward exam. The subject began in 2013, but will change in 2014 as the study design in perfected. Productive Environments leads to the Urban Planning and Design major as its content can inform future planning of cities and settlements, as well as the Geographies, Politics and Cultures major.

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  • One 3 hour lecture per week One 1 hour tutorial per weekGoverning Environments is taught by Dr. Brian Davidson, an energetic and charismatic beer-loving economics professor. The subject content discusses the application of microeconomics and government policy to urban, agricultural and environmental issues. You are likely to enjoy this subject if you have an interest in politics, economics, or the environment. However, it is important to take note of the biases and assumptions that Dr. Davidson makes, and to think critically of what is presented to you particularly as some content will be presented in a satirical or exaggerated manner (prepare for the slippery slope!). As a result, tutorials often involve intense discussion and debate, which we recommend getting involved in. Dr. Davidson does not record his lectures (sometimes for good reason) though he provides extensive notes before each test. The assessment consists of a group of closed-book tests in class and an exam. If you enjoy this subject you may be suited to the Environments, Geographies, Politics and Cultures major or the Landscape Management major.

    GOVERNING ENVIRONMENTS

    time machine campJOIN US ON

    ENVIS O-WEEK CAMP

    and kickstart your academic year at UoM with new friends!

    CAMP DATES28th Feb - 2nd March

    Some of the many fun camp activities include:ABC PARTYBOAT RACESGIANT SLIPNSLIDEFLYING FOXGIANT SWINGetc

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  • CALCULUS 1 Three 1 hour lectures per week One 1 hour tutorial per weekThis subject is the equivalent of VCE specialist mathematics condensed into one semester. It can be a challenging breadth, but manageable if you put in the hours! For those wanting to take on Engineering as a major, this is a compulsory breadth. The best way to stay on top of the subject is to finish the weekly assignments, so you can keep upto date in the lectures. Its important to get all the notes from the lectures, because teaching yourself is a pain. Lecture times are flexible, and you wont need to go to all the lectures in your stream!

    Three 1 hours lectures per week One 1 hour tutorial per weekIf you emerged victorious from Calc1 or did VCE Specialist, then youve made it to Calc2. This relies on a lot of assumed knowledge from your previous experience with mathematics. Calculus 2 will reintroduce you to mathematical functions such as hyperbolics, sine and cosine, as well as some planar questions with regard to partial derivatives. Youll learn to model simple electronic circuits, spring oscillations and the like, manipulate second order partial differential equations, all at the same time as having fun with your uni life. There are 4 mini assessments, a mid-semester exam and an end of year exam. Remember, the final exam is worth around 80% of your final mark!

    CALCULUS 2

    Three 1 hours lectures per week One 1 hour tutorial per week One 1 hour computer lab per weekThis subject is also compulsory for Engineering and Geomatics majors! Prior to commencing this subject, ensure that you are familiar with matrices, because this subject revolves around their use and manipulation. If you havent heard of them before, then you should took them up. This maths is quite abstract compared to some of the maths you may have encountered in Calc1 and 2, so expect to learn new terms and theories, many of which may overlap. The first few weeks of term are quite relaxed; however, dont be fooled! The maths gets progressively more challenging and tricky throughout the term.

    LINEAR ALGEBRA

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  • MAJOR PREREQISITES BREADTHArchitecture Constructing,

    Designing,Visualising/Virtual*

    Restrictive of Architecture, Building, Planning and Art History subjects

    Environmental Geographies, Politics and Cultures

    None Restrictive of environmental science and most arts subjects

    All Environments majors have subject requirements which must be completed in order to complete your degree. Albeit flexible in first year, it is important that you complete the prerequisites sometimes, this can be vague in the handbook, so we have compiled a list. In some cases, you may not need to do the subjects listed below to complete the major, but will need to do them in order to be able to undertake courses which are a part of the major. Subjects which are recommended are often useful, but not necessary, particularly if you have taken interest in your field of study before beginning at university. For example, Visualising Environments will provide you with basic design skills for design studios in later years, but you may find that you are being taught things which you already know if you studied Vis-Com, Art, or Studio on a VCE level. Other subjects are required for professional accreditation, and will need to be undertaken at some point over the length of your degree in able for you to practice although breadth is an excellent part of the UoM experience, it is important that you check that you have completed all of your prerequisites before enrolling in African Drum and Dance! Lastly, remember that its not the end of the world if you change your mind half way through the year, or at the end of first year- you will usually be able to undertake prerequisites in second year without extending the length of your degree.

    majors

    ** - RECOMMENDED ^ - FOR PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

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  • ** - RECOMMENDED ^ - FOR PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

    MAJOR PREREQISITES BREADTHEnvironmental Science A mathematics, statistics

    or quantitative methods subject (some are not too hard), Chemistry 1 & 2 are required to satisfy the elective component

    Restrictive of all natural and biological sciences, engineering and mathematics subjects

    Property Constructing OR Governing, Introductory Microeconomics ^, Introductory Macroeconomics ^

    Restrictive of business and economics subjects

    Environmental Systems (Environmental Engineering)

    Structural, Mathematics, same as Civil Systems

    Restrictive of engineering, natural and earth science subjects

    Geomatics Governing*, Mapping*, Calculus 1, Calculus 2, Linear Algebra

    Restrictive of engineering subjects

    Landscape Architecture Visualising*, Mapping* Restrictive of natural science subjects

    Landscape Management

    None, Principles of Business Law*

    Restrictive of natural and biological science subjects

    Urban Design & Planning Designing, Governing* Restrictive of architecture, building and planning subjects

    Construction Structural (requires Mathematical Methods 3 & 4), Governing*, Introductory Macroeconomics^, Principles of Business Law^, Accounting Reports and Analysis^

    Restrictive of engineering, business and economics subjects

    Civil Systems (Civil Engineering)

    Structural,Calculus 1 (Specialist Maths students skip this), Calculus 2, Linear Algebra

    Restrictive of engineering, natural and earth science subjects

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  • 1. A decent sized bag - dont try and cram everything in a tiny

    handbag! (Backpacks are pretty good; they dont kill your back).

    2. Lecture pad one of the 5 subject ones are great and keeps

    everything together.

    3. Small pencil case for a few pens. Bring pencils and eraser to Virtual

    and Designing Environments.

    4. Money you will be sucked in by cafes and caffeine cravings.

    5. If you are a keen coffee-drinker and do plan on buying it a few times

    a week, its worth investing in those plastic re-usable coffee mugs.

    6. Valid myki and Tertiary Student concession card ticket inspectors

    arent a myth, so always carry your concession card and ticket/myki;

    this saves you biting your nails the entire trip.

    7. iPod - Makes long commutes seem that little bit shorter and more

    enjoyable.

    8. Diary or Calendar Apps to keep track of all assignment due dates

    (and parties). UMSU also offer free diaries with membership - these

    are leather bound, and are great value at $20.

    9. Course Readers - for subjects like Urban Environments & Reshaping

    Environments you will be asked to purchase a reader; this is one of

    the few purchases that is non-negotiable, hence you should always

    rock up to every tutorial with one, whether youve read it or not.

    HINT: There are also some basic skills & information which youll need to function at Parkville which well cover over the next few pages. The goldern rule of Week One is: Dont forget a map! They can be difficult to locate around campus and youll (really) be lost without one. See our map of everything important at the back of the guide!

    UNIVERSITY MUST-HAVESWHAT TO BRING

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  • LOCKER SALES

    20142014* HIRE: $20 for

    ENVI MEMBERS

    * - 2014 UoM Academic YearPostgrad Rates Available

    LOCKER SALES HELDIN THE 757 FOYERWEEKS 1 AND 2

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  • Prosh Week is usually held in Semester 2 and it is probably the craziest, most hilarious, most embarrassing & downright the most ridiculous week you will ever experience in your university life! Teams of 5 to 40 or so people compete in a series of events attempting to please the almighty judges, gathering points & fighting for Prosh glory. However, these events are nothing like youd ever expect to see at university, let alone in the middle of the day. These extend beyond your simple pub games & boat races (although that is a part of it too). You could be racing around uni in a billy kart, getting lubed up for jelly wrestling., be asked to build anything from a slide down the stairs of South Lawn, to a giant angry birds game. You may find yourself walking around uni for a week dressed up

    like a mummy, or a ninja, or a Spartan, or a pirate, or just about anything you could think of. The opportunities are endless!

    Last year saw a major comeback for team Envi. With a dedicated team of 5 or 6 members, we managed to place 3rd against teams close to 20 people strong. Through sheer determination and a willingness to enter every single event despite our numbers and an unhealthy lack of sleep, we stepped out of our place as the hopeless small team who just insisted on trying an emerging as a major threat in the competition! To find out more about what team Envi is planning for 2014, more about Prosh itself & how you can get involved come talk to one of our committee members; theyll point you in the right direction!

    PROSH!

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  • EVERYTHING IMPORTANTEnvi.s Everything ImportantHeres a map of essentials so you dont find yourself lost on campus.

    1) 757 Swanston Street is the home of ABP & Environments. Youll find the workshop and Fablab on level 1 and the student lounge, print room and Envi office on level 7.

    2) ERC houses the Architecture Library on level 2 - enter on level 3.

    3) Frank Tate has a computer lab upstairs with all the design programs pre-loaded as well as some nice study spaces downstairs.

    4) Sydney Myer Asia Centre boasts the Carrillo Gantner Lecture Theatre with its sexy red seats. Keep an eye on the SMAC lawns as this is the usual location for Envi. BBQs and fun times.

    5) Our brand new Architecture building is due for completion at the end of 2014. At the moment though, it just causes an annoying detour through campus.

    6) Baldwin Spencer is the ABP and Environments student centre so come here if you have any problems or questions about the course. This is also the location of the assignment drop box and has some nice couches if you need to nap after spending all night on the assignment you just submitted.

    7) Union House is the centre of your uni social life. Attend the Tuesday BBQs in North Court for free beers, bands and food or relax in the Rowdy. For the full run down check out page 9.

    8) South Lawn is a great place to chill out in the sun with your friends between classes. Many clubs set up stalls and BBQs here year round with great activities often available.

    9) The Baillieu Library is the unis main library. It's best to use the online directory Discovery or you may get lost.

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    Tip: Sometimes Yarra Trams thinks its a good idea to terminate the Swanston Street trams at Queensberry Street when you are already late to a 9am tutorial. When this does happen, it can often be easier to just walk the rest of the way to campus if its a really busy morning.

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