Fair Dinkum Bigger and Better than Ever

By Matthew Dodwell

On Wednesday 7 March, Trinity College Foundation Studies (TCFS) hosted their biannual Fair Dinkum Clubs and Activities expo, its largest to date.

Fair Dinkum showcases all the extra-curricular activities that Trinity College offers to its Foundation Studies students through its Trinity Lifeskills Clubs (TLC) program. This year saw more clubs than ever before, and even a couple of external organisations interested in reaching out to Trinity students.
Meld Magazine, a Melbourne-based publication, which is known for telling and sharing the stories of international students in Melbourne, ran a stall to promote itself to our students. Likewise, the Australian Federation of International Students (AFIS), sent along a few of its members (who are also current TCFS students). These organisations are both strong advocates for international students, and work tirelessly to make them feel at home here in Melbourne.
This semester, the TLC program will run a record-breaking thirty-four clubs for the TCFS students. The program aims to help students make new friends, learn essential life skills, and stay fit and healthy. There are a multitude of clubs of all different types: sports clubs, arts and craft clubs, musical clubs, there is something for everyone!
“As a new student here in Melbourne, I was able to meet up and socialise with different people from other cultures and nationalities,” says Kalyana Vania (TCFS 2017-18).  “AFIS would try to help and provide many opportunities and experiences, be it through the many events and workshops [they] held, or even volunteering positions which are held annually every year.”
Close to one thousand students came along to Fair Dinkum to discover all the fantastic clubs available to Trinity College. Many of them stayed to enjoy a free lunch and listen to some musical performances from their teachers, fellow students and the Trinity Choir.
It’s safe to say that Fair Dinkum was a great success.

To view photos from Fair Dinkum click here.
The current clubs available at Trinity College will run until the end of semester 1 in June. Any student interested in joining a club should contact Student Services: studentexperience@trinity.unimelb.edu.au
13 Mar 2018
Category: Foundation Studies