The idea for Humans of UniMelb popped into my head on a vacation back home in India. Going to university can be overwhelming and its hard to have your voice be heard in a big place like The University of Melbourne. Inspired by the format of the famous Humans of New York, Humans of UniMelb encourages both domestic and international students to share their personal stories.
At its very nascent stage, I submitted Humans of UniMelb as one of the ideas on Melbourne Ideas. Working with peer Samantha Hargreaves, we pitched ‘Sounds of Melbourne‘, an idea integrating both our initial submissions. Out of more than a hundred shortlisted ideas, ours was chosen as one of the final 5. Here’s a glimpse into our pitch night: