Graduate research students September 2018

Dear students,

In this edition of the International Newsletter we’ve included heaps of events and opportunities to help you kickstart your future career. Don’t forget to check out the Partners and Parents edition of the newsletter for help with supporting a family while studying.

Campus life

R U OK? Day

R U OK? Day is a national day of action and a reminder to regularly check in with family, friends and workmates to make sure they’re OK. Staying connected and having meaningful conversations is something we can all do. Monash will be holding events at all campuses on the day.
When: Thursday September 13

Support for postgrads at AMREP
The MPA’s advocate Sunshine will be stationed at Clinic Room 3 (G10) at the Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct on the third Tuesday of every Month from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Sunshine can help you with any issues or questions related to your postgraduate studies at Monash!

A guide to research data management
Do you often find yourself frantically searching for files you downloaded weeks ago, or have you ever lost them all together? Situations like this can be very stressful, especially as your deadlines get closer. Fortunately, you can easily avoid them by putting together a data management plan. Check out the Library blog to access Monash’s brand new guide to research data management.

The Study Melbourne Student Centre is moving!
The Study Melbourne Student Centre will be moving to a new location at 17 Hardware Lane, Melbourne CBD from Monday September 17. Doors will be closed on Friday September 14 and Monday September while we move in, but phone support will still be available to students. Normal activities will resume from Tuesday September 18.

Progressing your career

Global Leaders’ Week
Monash is about to host its annual Global Leaders’ Week, where the university’s most senior international alumni return to Clayton campus to engage with current students. We have three global leaders visiting from Hong Kong and Indonesia, who will be delivering a free Alumni Advice in Asia workshop for Monash students who want to work in Asia. Make sure to register for the workshop and check out other inspiring Global Leaders’ Week events.
When: Thursday September 6, 2:45pm – 4:00pm
Where: Room 303, 19 Ancora Imparo Way, Clayton campus

Join us at International Career Workshops
Thinking about expanding your career horizons or returning home to work when you finish your degree? Delivered by Career Success Coaches, Career Connect’s international career workshops can help you consider your options in Mainland China, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, North America and more. Join us to learn about recruitment processes and graduate employment. For a full list of Career Connect workshops, head to Career Gateway.

Future Work, Future Leaders
Prepare for the future of work at Monash’s Future Work, Future Leaders Conference. Hear from Google, EY, Thankyou Group, Marita Cheng and others who can help you make sense of global megatrends like globalisation and AI. You’ll also go into the draw to win an iPad mini by joining our competition on the day! Places are limited so register now.
When: Thursday September 13
Where: Alexander Theatre, 48 Exhibition Walk, Clayton campus

Alumni Experience Conference
Monash’s Alumni Experience Conference will bring together current students, alumni, scholars and researchers to discuss ways of bridging the gap between university and employment. This free event will provide you with relevant professional development and the opportunity to contribute to an important discussion.
When: Wednesday September 26 – Thursday September 27
Where: Learning and Teaching Building, 19 Ancora Imparo Way, Clayton campus

Career fair for Malaysian and ASEAN students
Malaysian and ASEAN students living in Australia are encouraged to come along to the GRADUAN – MASCA Australia Career Fair. You’ll get the chance to engage with top employers with a desire to recruit talent in Australia and ASEAN member countries! Make sure to register.
When: Saturday September 29 – Sunday September 30
Where: Crown Conference Centre, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank

Staying safe on campus

Monash security buses
Security buses help students get around after dark. They run every 30 minutes from 5:30pm – 12:00am from Monday to Friday on our Clayton and Caulfield campuses. Clayton campus students can download the Clayton security bus route and use the live Clayton campus tracker to see exactly where the bus is when it’s running. Caulfield campus students can download their security bus route and check out the live Caulfield campus tracker.



Do you have an idea for how to improve connection at Monash?
Monash is home to students from all over the globe, but there are still gaps between local and international student engagement. All current Monash students are invited to design a campaign to improve cross-cultural connection at uni. The winning proposal will be awarded $5,000 and will see their idea implemented across all Monash Australian campuses. Competition entries close Friday September 14 so make sure you get your idea in quick!

Apply to join the International Newsletter focus group
We’re trying to improve the International Newsletter to make it better for you and other international students – but first, we need your help! The International Student Engagement team is currently taking expressions of interest from students just like you who want to take part in an International Newsletter focus group at Caulfield campus. Please fill in this form if you’d like to get involved or just want to share your thoughts now.


What’s on?

MPA Free Lunch
The MPA is running free lunches at Clayton, Caulfield and Peninsula campuses every month. Sign up for lunch at your campus to get your hands on delicious, free food from all around the world.

Phillip Island Day Trip
Now that Melbourne is starting to warm up, it’s the perfect time to spend the day on stunning Phillip Island and witness the famous Penguin Parade with the MPA. Make sure to buy tickets before they run out!
When: Sunday September 9, 10:00am – 8:00pm

Clayton Wine and Nibbles Evening
Do you study at Clayton? Do you love wine and cheese? If you answered yes to both questions, then you should definitely come along to a social evening for Clayton postgrads the MPA is running in September. You can find more information on the MPA social calendar page.
When: Friday September 21, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Where: MPA Postgraduate Lounge, Campus Centre, Clayton campus

Central Australia trip
If you love adventure travel and want to see more of the outback, then the MPA’s trip to Central Australia is just what you need! And the best part? The whole trip is subsidised just for Monash postgraduates. Grab tickets before they run out!
When: Tuesday September 25 – Friday September 28

Things to do in Melbourne this month

  • Check out this handy article to find out more about the funky Melbourne laneways you’ve never heard of!
  • Celebrate the best of Melbourne fashion and discover leading designers, workshops, parties and free fashion experiences at Melbourne Fashion Week.
  • For a few weeks in September, Melbourne Fringe transforms our city into a platform for all kinds of art.
  • Come and celebrate at the Royal Melbourne Show, which has been running for 170 years and includes fuzzy animals, live music, crazy rides, crafty markets and more.

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