Graduate research – November 2017

Your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
Did you know that any medical treatment received while outside of Australia, whether or not in connection with a course of study, is not covered by your OSHC? If you are travelling to a foreign country for study or holidays, you should consider purchasing travel insurance.

Car Sharing
Don’t have a car but still want to get out on the road over the holiday period? Car sharing is a great service for those who only need a car occasionally without the hassles and costs of ownership.  Find out more on how it works here.

Fancy a Free 10 Minute Massage?
MPA is offering a free 10 minute massage session during the exam period in the MPA lounge.

Clayton Campus – Wednesday 8 November
Caulfield Campus – Thursday 9 November, 12-2pm



Learn to swim classes
Check Monash Sport’s Learn to Swim website for details of the up-coming holiday intensive swim program in January.

Our Water Women program caters for women aged 16 years and older who want to feel more confident in the water or progress your stroke technique. Friendly female lifeguards and teachers are available. Check out when these sessions are held on the Learn to Swim dates.

Where: Doug Ellis Swimming Pool, Monash Sport, Clayton

Welcome Dinner Project
Want to be invited into a local Australian household for a dinner celebration? Check out the Welcome Dinner Project where people from a  diverse range of countries connect around the dinner table – just like having a big family dinner! Find out more.


What’s On

Orientation for new research students
Whether you have studied in Melbourne before or just arrived, find out about the services and programs available to international research students to help you adjust to life on campus and become part of the local community. There are only 2 more workshops left this year! It’s never too late to find out about student support networks, visa regulations, work rights, adjusting to Australian culture and learning how to use your overseas student health cover. The next workshop is on Wednesday 8 November at Clayton campus. The last workshop for the year will be on 5 December. Register online .

Events in Melbourne
There are a lot of great things to do in Melbourne. Here are just a few.

People with Cameras – 12 November
Polish Festival – 12 November
Taste of Melbourne – 30 November – 3 December
Salamfest – 24-26 November
Melbourne Music Week: 17- 25 November
Christmas Glistens at QVM – 13 November – 24 December
Guild Christmas Market – 25 November – 24 December
German Christkindlmarkt – 30 November
The Big Design Market –  1 – 3 December
African Music and Cultural Festival – 9 December

MPA Events
Join other graduate students at these MPA events:
– Yarra Valley Winery Tour – Saturday 18 November
– Learn to Surf at Torquay – Saturday 18 November
– Hello Summer Chill n Grill Party – 19 November
– Clayton HDR Social Evening – Wednesday 6 December
– Caulfield HDR Social Evening – Thursday 14 December


Tips for International Students

Career help after you finish your course
Whether you are returning home or considering your work options in Australia, you are still able to access all services through Career Connect for up to 12 months after your course completion. Come and have a chat with a Careers Education Consultant at Career Connect about all things related to your career. For details about what’s on offer and opening hours, visit the Career Connect website.

University end-of-year close down period
Please note that the University will close at 5pm on Thursday 21 December 2017 for the Christmas/New Year period. The University will reopen at 9am on Tuesday 2 January 2017. During this time, you may contact the following services if required:

Monash Security
After hours counselling service – 1300 350 359
The Study Melbourne Student Centre

As this is the last newsletter for the year, we wish you a safe and happy summer.

International Student Engagement
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