Archive for October, 2016

Important Notices – October 2016

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

2017 re-enrolment
Re-enrolment for 2017 begins on 10 October. Re-enrol via the Web Enrolment System (WES) before the 30 November. Failure to re-enrol before the deadline may result in a fine. (Read more)

Special Consideration for exams
If you’re unable to complete an assessment or exam, for reasons out of your control,  don’t panic – you can apply for another chance through Special Consideration. Contact a  Student Rights Officer on campus for advice when applying.

Advice and tips from the Library
Exams are just around the corner! Sign up to a Exam prep class run by the library at your campus. The Library blog has a lot of tips and tricks for assignment success – follow the Library on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up with the latest posts and all things Library.

Security Tips – Leave it and Lose it!
No matter how organised you are, it’s easy to get a bit distracted so don’t forget to keep an eye on your belongings especially when you are studying at the library. Check out “Leave it and lose it” and other videos on the Monash Security website.

Daylight Savings
Don’t forget to turn your clock forward one hour. Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on 2 October than the day before. There will be more light in the evening.



Congratulations to the winner of the ‘Top Melbourne Day Trips’ competition – Ivan Ladores.
The top 5 destination day trips for International students are:
1. Shrine of Remembrance
2. National Gallery of Victoria
3. State Library of Victoria
4. Hosier Lane and Union Lane (to view the street art)
5. Queen Victoria Market

cameraBetter Teaching, Better Learning Photography Competition
Do you know how to take a fantastic photo? Can you capture the essence of learning and teaching in a single image? There are $3000 of prizes available to be won from Monash University Office of Learning and Teaching. Entries should be emailed to by 5pm, Sunday 23 October 2016. Terms and Conditions apply.


Upcoming Events

Community Safety MonthCommunity Safety Month
Every October, the City of Monash holds a Community Safety Month to remind us that we all have a role to play in keeping our community safe. There are lots of fun, interesting and practical safety events, workshops and community get-togethers for Monash residents to participate. For information about the activities on offer, visit the City of Monash website.

IELTS, Visa and immigration workshops
Want to stay and work in Australia after graduating but don’t know where to start? Confused about which visa is the most suitable for you? Australian Federation of International Students (AFIS) is running a workshop that will focus on IELTS and Visa and Immigration. Register now to attend.
When: Wednesday 19 October, 4pm -6pm
Where:Multicultural Hub (Orange Room), 506 Elizabeth street, Melbourne

Cultural festivals in Melbourne
Here is a list of cultural festivals you can join while taking time off from your studies:
Taiwan Festival: Saturday 10 October, 10am – 5pm, Federation Square
Malaysia Street Festival: Sunday 9 October, 9am – 4pm, Queen Victoria Market
Global Village Multicultural Festival: Friday 21 – 23 October, 10am – 10pm, Docklands Harbour Esplanade & Promenade
Carlton Italian Fiesta: Sunday 23 October, 11am, Piazza Italia, Lygon Street
Dandenong Festival of Lights: Friday 26 August – 16 October, 6pm – 10pm, Dandenong Showgrounds (Greaves Reserve)


VolunteerCity of Melbourne – International Student Volunteer Program
The City of Melbourne is running a volunteer program in 2017 for international students who have a passion for Melbourne, excellent customer service skills and who would like to get to know more about the City of Melbourne. The program will run for 6 months and each volunteer will be required to attend one 4 hour shift a week. Recruitment and training information will be provided. For more information, please email by Friday 21 October. Include your name, educational institute, phone contact details and your preferred session date.

Session 1 – Tuesday 25 October, 2-3pm or
Session 2 – Wednesday 26 October, 5-6pm

Where: Melbourne Town Hall, 100 Swanston street, Melbourne 3000 (Media Presentation Suite)

Monash Peninsula Campus

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

OktoberfestMONSU Peninsula Annual Oktoberfest BBQ
Prepare your stomachs for the german feast of your life! Come and celebrate Oktoberfest in Aussie BBQ style and enjoy some traditional german food including bratwursts, sauerkraut, pretzels and schorle.
When: 6 October, 11am – 2pm
Where: Hockey Pitch BBQ

International Student Engagement
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