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Higher Degree by Research – April 2014

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

One World Festival
Celebrate Monash’s cultural diversity at the One World Festival at Clayton campus. Across the three days you will be able to:

  • Attend the Exchange and Experience Expo
  • Sample free food – Spanish, Argentine, Italian, Thai, and Chinese cuisines
  • Watch cultural performances and demonstrations
  • Participate in a range of activities including the Colour Dash

When: Monday 7 – Wednesday 9 April, 11am – 4pm
Where: Lemon Scented Lawns, Clayton campus (north side of Building 10)

The festival also happens at the Peninsula campus:
One world week 2014

Immigration information sessions
If you are interested in staying in Australia after you have completed your course, you should attend one of the following information sessions where an officer from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) will explain visa and migration options. Register your attendance at one of the following sessions:

Caulfield campus: Tuesday 15 April, 3 – 4pm
Clayton campus: Wednesday 16 April, 11.30am – 12.30pm
Parkville campus: Thursday 29 April, 3 – 4pm

Shops on campus
Monash is undertaking a review of the current retail services at Clayton campus (food, beverage, entertainment, financial, health) and would like to know your thoughts. Register to be part of a group discussion and share your ideas. Free pizza provided. You will also be given a free coffee and muffin voucher at the end of the discussion.

Hump Day at the Sound Shellsoundshell-a
Free BBQ, free music! Performances from local Monash talent including bands, DJs, theatrical performance, dance and more. A great way to meet new people and make friends between classes!

When: Wednesdays, 12 – 2pm
Where: Stage (Lemon Scented Lawns)
Interested to perform at the Sound Shell?

Orientation for new Research students
If you are new to Monash, we have organised essential information sessions that covers what you need to know as an international research student. This includes student visa and work rights, your overseas student health cover (OSHC), and programs available for you to make friends and become a part of the local community. Register online for this month’s session at Caulfield campus.

AFIS International Student Information Day
A day with all the information and entertainment you need as an international student in Victoria. Pre-register now to be in the draw for great prizes – an iPad Mini, iPod Nano, iPod shuffles, movie tickets and more! For updates, visit the Facebook event page. Highlights include:

  • Presentation and workshop on career planning, job-hunting, résumés, and volunteering
  • Updates to general skilled migration visas
  • Social networking opportunities
  • Exhibitions, free lunch, music and performances

When: Saturday 5 April, 10am – 6pm
Where: Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne (opposite Queen Victoria Market)

Beware of job scams
There is a scam targeting international students via online job-seeking websites. After submitting a résumé, students are asked to attend an interview and sign a contract for expensive career consultancy and unpaid internship. The consultancy services are often unsatisfactory, and the internship involves working for free to recruit more students for this scam. There is also a cancellation fee of up to $2,000. If you or your friends are victims or have doubts about employment contracts, contact Danny Ong on 9905 9527 or email for confidential advice. (Read more about employment contracts and work rights)

Monash Sport offer
Monash Sport is giving you four weeks of FREE gym membership if you purchase an eligible membership between 27 March and 11 April. Visit their website to find out more.

School holiday programs
MUSHP1Camp Australia runs a School Holiday Program at the Clayton campus. To book, visit the Childcare website. Alternatively, the City of Monash also runs a range of activities during the school holidays and throughout the year at their public libraries – details are available on their website.

AFL free open training session and clinic
Enjoyed the footy on the weekend? Well, here’s your chance to watch the St. Kilda Football Club train live, and participate in a football clinic with the players! Get an autograph and have a kick of the footy yourself! Register by 8pm, Sunday 6 April.

When: Tuesday 8 April, 9am – 12pm (bus departs Clayton campus 8.30am)
Where: Linen House Centre, 151 East Road, Seaford VIC 3198

Daylight saving ends
Victoria’s period of daylight saving will end on Sunday 6 April. Remember to turn your clocks backward one hour on that day at 3am to 2am.

University shut down period – Easter break and Anzac Day
The University will be closed for the Easter break on Friday 18 April and will re-open on Wednesday 23 April. The University will close again on Friday 25 April for Anzac Day.

Looking for things to do in Melbourne during the Easter break?
The following link might give you some ideas. There are also lots of comedy shows that come with a ‘family-friendly’ tag so even the youngest of comedy lovers can get involved:

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Higher Degree by Research – March 2014

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Dear students,

Join us at the beach
Enjoy an exciting day at the beach, make new friends and learn how to stay safe in and around the water.  Activities can be done in  shallow water  for people who are not confident in water or cannot swim.


When: Saturday 15 March, 12.15 – 4.30pm
Where: Edithvale Beach  - a bayside beach in Melbourne
You can meet on campus and travel to Edithvale with staff and students.  For More information
Cost: $15 (Register online )  Registration closing soon.

New to Monash: Orientation available
If you are new to Monash, we have organised essential information sessions that covers what you need to know as an international research student. This includes student visa and work rights, your overseas student health cover (OSHC), and programs available for you to make friends and become a part of the local community. To register
Clayton: March 13th and 18th
Caulfield: March 19th

Monash City Council Welcomes Students and their Families
Meet other international students, learn about the City of Monash and other local services and have some fun. Event includes free door prizes, free halal and vegetarian BBQ, refreshments, entertainment.

When: Saturday 29 March 2014     12pm – 3pm
layton Community Centre, 9-15 Cooke Street, Clayton

Help with accommodation
Monash Residential Services informs and guides students about their housing options and tenancy rights and responsibilities.

Firstly, visit our website for information and links to fact sheets in various languages that may provide the answer to your problems. If you can’t find the answer on our website, contact Monash Residential Services through Monash Connect or ask.Monash  and they will assist you.

Change of address
As part of your student visa conditions, you MUST update your address if you have recently moved to a new accommodation. Please do so via the Web Enrolment System (WES) or contact Monash Connect at your campus. You must also include emergency contact details.


Monash Post Graduate Association trips
The MPA is offering a great range of trips this year including trips to the Grampians, Phillip Island, Yarra Valley and the Peninsula Hot Springs. More information.

Monash University 2014 Careers Festival
It is open to students from all campuses, year levels and disciplines. Bring your Monash ID Card

When: Thursday 20 March
Where: Main Dining Room, Campus Centre (Building 10) Level 1, Clayton Campus

Come and meet over 80 employers to find out about graduate, part-time, casual, vacation and internship roles for you. This is your chance to make an impression with employers and find out about careers in a variety of industries, to see what’s right for you.

There are two sessions at the Careers Festival. Come to the one relevant to your faculty.
- 10am – 12:30pm – for Arts, Business & Economics, Law and Education students
- 2:30 – 5pm – for Art, Design & Architecture, Engineering, IT and Science students

Bookings essential – Book here

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