MEMBERS IN UNIVERSITY
We have members across several universities in Victoria
They are beginning to build their sense of peer support, voice and visibility, particularly at both Monash and Victoria universities in 2020, where we have strong relationships with key staff and are collaborating to increase understanding of
our full members' situations and challenges.
Our aim is to leverage relationships and research to increase the level of understanding and holistic support our universities offer. In order to honour the gift of scholarships, we and other asylum seeker students need to be able to survive.
We are happy to have lived experience of being students of asylum seeker background in a range of universities. We know about the practices that enable us to - or constrain us from - embrace our opportunities and sustain our ability to study.
WE STUDY AT:
ROYAL MELBOURNE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
BECOMING A HOPE MEMBER
Only full members can vote for the board, and at General Meetings. To be a full member, a person must:
have lived experience of seeking asylum,
be on a BVE/BVA/TPV or SHEV visa
be a secondary or tertiary student or have completed a secondary or tertiary course in Australia.
Partner members are not allowed to vote, or to speak publicly in general meetings, unless they hold a position on the board. They need to:
have an interest and some experience in cross-cultural organisations
knowledge of asylum-seeker policy and barriers to education and employment.
apply and be accepted for partner membership by the board.
ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP: CONTRIBUTING TO COMMUNITY
All members need to make a contribution, whether financially, or by giving time or resources. Contributions can be changed each year, in response to members' situations.
The membership contribution needs to be selected on the application form, then an invoice will be sent.
Member contributions - whether financial or in-kind - are necessary to maintaining Active Membership.
Visit us: please contact us and make a time to meet with one of our membership officers.
Join us for a meal: please come to the next Members Dinner to get know us and decide if you want to commit to being an active member.
If you are still keen to become a HOPE member, we would be really happy for you to join us. Please download and complete the Membership form, and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org