Last day for access to lectures and payment of fees for the first semester (except for the Conservatory and all years of the Dental Course except the first). Last day for taking exams for medical diplomas, for М.D.Sс., and for forensic medicine, from September 8.
HISTORY oF THE UNIVERSITY
The women students formed a `Princess Ida Club' in 1888, and, like the Union, were given apartments in the earlier professors' dwellings
Since the beginning of the present century the progress of the University has been remarkably rapid. During the first ten years
By 1920 this was over two thousand, and the authorities were at their wits' end to provide the necessary teaching accommodation. Another
Temporary buildings were hastily purchased and removed ta the
HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY 13 University grounds, and strong protests were made to the government about the inadequacy of the existing arrangements. Since 1930, the university's growth has been rapid, with few interruptions from the severe economic depression of 1932-1933 and today.
The result was the addition of the Art, Anatomy and Agriculture blocks, while new buildings have recently been erected for the departments of Geology, М etallurgy and Botany.
That in brief is the story of the University, a story of small beginnings, slow early development, and a sudden leap into maturity
The University of to-day is one to which all its members—from the
THE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNIVERSITY
THE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNIVERSITY 15 University affairs. There are forty members, and these are elected by
Subject to the authority of the Council and the Professorial Board, the control of each major division of University teaching is in the hands
The Union is an organization of students, graduates and members of the staff, which seeks through its activities and its headquarters (for
Through the Union it is hoped that the University, which has an established reputation for its excellent professional and technical training,
The full Constitution of the Melbourne University Union can be found in the University Calendar.)
The Union was founded in 18 84, but owing to the lack of suitable buildings it failed to achieve the prominence in University life anticipated
The `temporary' accommodation remained for 15 years, and the Union continued to be hampered by the lack of a suitable and attractive
THE UNION 17 building and equipment, and the new Union House was opened during Commencement Week, 1938. About £24,000 of that sum has yet to be raised, and is on loan to the University Council Union.
PERMANENT OFFICERS OF THE UNION The Warden
The Catering Manageress
THE UNION HOUSE
THE EWING ART GALLERY
ROWDEN WHITE LIBRARY
THE UNION THEATRE
CATERING DEPARTMENT 21 Societies which make na charge for admittance, unless such use entails
The Theatre Guild Standing Committee for 1941
Mr. Desmond Connor, Theatre Manager
Mr. Keith Macartney, Dramatic Adviser
The Union offers to its members a number of first-class meal and refreshment services in the Cafeteria, Buffet, Dining Room, and
The catering department is not run for profit. The charges are fixed to cover operating expenses and no more
Cafeteria (Ground Floor)
Buffet (First Floor)
Dining Room (Ground Floor—next to Cafeteria)
The Private Dining Suite (First Floor)
Tobacco and Cigarettes
Each of the dining rooms can be booked for parties, dinners, lunches, dances or dinners. Requests, including full details of the service required, must be submitted to the Catering Manager or Union Secretary well in advance.
The music room at the east end of the main hall on the first floor contains a piano and electric gramophone. Each of the four Melbourne dailies can be read by members in the newspaper room on the first floor near the stairs leading to the buffet. Back-up files are kept in the Men's Locker Room and can be obtained by members upon request from the Locker Room Manager.
Of the three in the Center block, the small room is exclusively reserved for use by female members. Facilities for playing table tennis are available to members in the east wing of Union House on the first floor. Members expecting 'Telephone Messages' should see the "Telephone Messages" notice board in the Union Theater Foyer.
For full-time women who are outside the College, members of the Association are made available for storage of books, hats, coats, and other property to which they wish to have access at the University.
DONATIONS TO THE UNION DURING
THE STUDENT BODY
STUDENTS' REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL
35th STUDENTS' REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL 1941
Members of S.R.C
The Committee of Melbourne University Women is the women's representative body, dealing with all matters directly related to the women students. It is responsible for welcoming Women Freshers, the Women's Ball, Stunt Night, the women's sports, and any other functions that may occur.
COMMITTEE OF MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY WOMEN 1941
STUDENT PU В LICA Т IONS
Lastly, there are the College magazines
Melbourne University Magazine'
In it, literary contributions in prose and verse, articles and sketches by students, graduates and employees are published. It is distributed free of charge to all members of the Union; subscription for non-members is 2/-. It maintains a high standard of legal criticism and has attracted positive attention from members of the profession, both in Victoria and overseas.
Contributors include Bench and Bar members, faculty members, and graduates. However, it has always been the policy of the editorial committee to promote student research and student contributions are published where possible. It describes the activities of the club and its members and contains general and technical articles.
It can be obtained free of charge by any member of the Union upon request from the Engineering School.
STUDENT FESTIVALS Freshers' Welcomes
STUDENT FESTIVALS 29 expression of the university's literary talent and aims to cover the sphere which `Farrago' leaves untouched. It is distributed free of charge to all members of the Union; subscription for non-members is 2/-. hires the editors and the business manager. Many of the articles contain commentary not available elsewhere on subjects in the law course, and students should purchase the previous issues if available.
It contains the Council's annual report and a brief summary of the activities of each sports club in inter-varsity and local sport. The Drama Festival, sponsored by the N.U.A.U., will be held at the Union Theatre. see p. 31); the plays will be staged by the Dramatic Clubs of at least two universities. The Women's Association of Victoria is holding a dinner and in Union House the Alumni Section of the Union is hosting a special lunch before the Degree Conference on Saturday.
The last event of the week is the official garden party after the Conferring ceremony.
First Term Shows
Films in Union House
THE NATIONAL UNION OF AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
It is only through such an organization that students can play their real part in the present national crisis and the task of reconstruction ahead. The National Union exists to serve students; the extent of its service depends on your cooperation and support.
UNIVERSAL MILITARY TRAINING
MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY RIFLES (M.U.R.)
WOMEN OF THE UNIVERSITY PATRIOTIC FUND
CAREERS FUR GRADUATES
Arts graduates mainly find work in the teaching profession; a few join the ranks of the Commonwealth Public Service each year; and very occasionally men and women are engrossed in journalism and broadcasting. If a student intends to take up teaching as a career, special care must be taken in choosing a subject. If we remember that one of the main purposes of a college education is to produce a man or woman who will become a leader of society at a later date—a man or woman who will have a trained and orderly mind and who will have achieved broad cultural view, we must admit that the most desirable situation would be one in which every student could take an art course before proceeding to one of the professional courses.
It is sincerely hoped that in the future city businessmen will realize the value of the educated mind (which is the result of any university course, whether specifically vocational or not) and that they will be willing to take men, and women, into their businesses . at the age of 21 or 22 years, knowing that their value in the business world will soon exceed that of the boys and girls aged 1 б and 1 7 years who have not had the advantage of a higher education . However, there is a very strong and steady demand for female graduates capable of performing secretarial duties. This of course involves proficiency in typing and shorthand, and it is vitally important to emphasize the importance of these extra achievements if female graduates expect to obtain gainful positions after completing their course.
Those female graduates who expect to be employed as secretaries should consider taking typing and shorthand studies early in the course.
36 THE MELBOURNE UN ІVERSI Т Y UNION HANDBOOK
THE CLUBS AND SOCIETIES
Every member of the Union has the right to attend the meeting of any affiliated General or Faculty society, but voting at elections and on any
All students are welcome at the meetings of the Special societies, but the conditions of full membership are defined by the constitution
C class or Special societies have no affiliation with, nor obtain any financial aid from the Union. In the following pages are published in
The Committee of Clubs and Øieties
Special Club and Society Facilities
The Union House has ample accommodation for every type of public, society and committee meeting. The available rooms, with the approximate seating capacity, are: The Union Theater (500), the Men's Lounge, First Floor, Center Block (80 nights only), North and South ``Club and Society'' rooms, First Floor, East Wing ( 60 each), Council Chamber, Ground Floor, East Wing (30). Representatives of clubs and societies and other groups of members wishing to book accommodation for meetings should apply to the Union Office, where they can make reservations in the Union Diary of these rooms for the time and date required.
SPECIAL WARTIME REGULATIONS
AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY (Unaffiliated)
CAR CLUB (A Class General)
CHESS CLUB (A Class—General)
CHORAL SOCIETY (A Class—General)
CLUBBUS VARIETY (A Class—General)
COMMERCE SOCIETY (B Class—Faculty)
CONSERVATIVE CLUB (C Class Special )
DEBATING SOCIETY (A Class—General)
DENTAL STUDENTS' SOCIETY (B Class Faculty)
DRAMATIC CLUB (A Class—General)
ENGINEERING STUDENTS' CLUB (B Class Faculty)
EVANGELICAL UNION (E.U.)
FINE ØTS SOCIETY (A Class—Genera!)
FRENCH CLUB (A Class—General)
42 UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE UNION HANDBOOK Other club activities are reading circles, outdoor excursions and the production of French plays. The club has earned for itself in recent years the reputation of being the most original university society.
GERMAN READING CIRCLE (Der Deutsche Leseverein)
HISTORICAL SOCIETY (A Class G eneral )
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS SOCIETY (I.R.S.)
CLUBS AND SOCIETIES 43 book rental is on Friday at 1:15 p.m.; but you can arrange to borrow any committee member at another time.
LABOUR CLUB (C Class Special )
LAW STUDENTS' SOCIETY (B Class—Faculty)
LITERATURE CLUB (A Class—General)
MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY (A Class—General)
MEDICAL STUDENTS' SOCIETY (M.S.S.)
MINING AND METALLURGICAL STUDENTS' SOCIETY (B Class Faculty)
NEWMAN SOCIETY OF VICTORIA (N.Ѕ.У.)
Debates are typically held on Wednesday evenings, at three-week intervals; The lectures take place every two weeks, on Fridays, at 1.20 pm. Every effort is made to interest freshmen in the association's activities, and they are given special representation on the committee.
PHILUSІPHICAL SQCIETY (A Class—General)
PHYSICS CLUB (B Class—Faculty)
RHYTHM CLUB (A Class—General)
AUSTRALIAN STUDENT CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT (S.C.M.)
UNIVERSITY CAMP FOR ASSOCIATED GRAMMAR SCHØLS
UNIVERSITY CAMP FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS (C Class Special )
THE sPO кт S UNION 49
THE SPORTS UNION History
One of the factors of its success has been the compulsory Sports Fee, which has enabled it to equip the clubs and contribute liberally to the
Members of the Teaching Staff, single-subject students and past students may be elected to membership on payment of an annual sub-
The Sports Union Council
Wearing of Colours
The Sports Uniоn Year Book
THE RECREATION GROUNDS COMMITTEE
SPORTS CLUB PROSPECTUSES
Is affiliated with the Victorian Amateur Swimming Association, training on Monday and Friday afternoons, at the City Baths, until November 1, and then at the Olympic Pool; members compete in the V.A.S.A.
UNIVERSITY INFORMATION AND SERVICES
MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY PRESS AND BOOK ROOM
Most of the books recommended for study or reference are available for use in the library. Students can borrow from the library; but prescribed textbooks and books in regular and constant use are night to borrow except in special circumstances. The library rules are displayed prominently in the library and are also distributed in folder form.
INDEX 57 Special dinners, luncheons, and sup-
Lecture notes are issued from Melbourne University Press at a charge of 20/- per set per year (including postage), except where a lower price is indicated. Some of these notes are printed complete and come in loose-leaf covers to accommodate any extra sheets that may be added. Other sets of notes are typed, duplicated and forwarded to students every 14 days or as they become available during the academic year.
Lecture notes are only issued to Melbourne students with the approval of the lecturer concerned, except for courses and 13. Payment must be made directly to Melbourne University Press and not to the account of the University; money orders and money orders should be made payable to Melbourne University Post O,ce. Use of these lecture notes is restricted to students taking the course to which they relate at the University of Melbourne.
MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY PRESS Book ROOM AND POs Т OFFICE
THE UNIVERSITY 0F MELBOURNE
FACULTY HANDBOOKS 1, Arts, Journalism and Social
Education and Physical Educa-
Agriculture and Veterinary
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
PUBLIC EXAЛ lINATION PAPERS
School Leaving Examination Papers
Since 1934 these have been issued in sections, price 6d. per section per
L.—Animal Biology, Botany, Do-
M.—Agricultural Science, Chem-
Britxsh History, Commercial Practice, Commercial Principles,
German, Hebrew, Greek,
Intermediate Intermediate Examination Papers for
Agricultural Science, Chemistry,
T.—Animal Biology, Botany, Do-
Algebra, Arithmetic, Geometry
- British History and Civics, Commercial Principles and Prac-
- German, Greek, Hebrew,
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