All campuses

June 2018

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

Dear students,

In this edition of the International Newsletter, we share some awesome tips to help you ace your exams and stay happy and healthy at the same time!

Understanding your exam rights
It’s important to understand your rights and responsibilities so you can avoid extra stress during your exams. The MSA has put together a handy flyer so you can get to know your exam rights. You can also contact the MSA, MONSU or the MPA for free assistance.

Staying healthy during exams
Doing well on your exams is great, but staying happy and healthy is much more important. Monash Sport’s blog has five tips to help you keep your health and wellbeing in check, even if you’re stressing about exams.

Unauthorised material and cheating
Monash has useful information about what constitutes cheating and what disciplinary action may be taken if students are caught cheating.

Campus life

Monash Foodies
Check out the Monash Foodies Instagram for updates on awesome deals on offer and tips on where to find the tastiest food on campus. You can even vote on whether you’d like to see a barber, a bubble tea shop or a clothing and record store on Clayton campus!

Inside Monash
Thinking about changing your course or starting another degree? Register for Inside Monash seminars, the best way you can start researching your course. Seminars for Nursing and Midwifery, Psychology and Business are being held in June.

Staying safe on campus

24/7 safety escorts
If you ever feel unsafe getting around campus, security offers are available to escort you to your car, public transports, taxi pick-up points or other locations on or in the near vicinity of the campus. This free 24 hour service is available to all students from anywhere on campus. If you intend to study late at night and know you will need assistance, try to book in advance to avoid delays.

Scam alert for international students
Victoria Police have warned international students to watch out for scammers pretending to be officials from the Chinese Government or Chinese Police asking for large sums of money and calling students directly on their mobile phones or through WeChat and Whatsapp. We recommend you visit the Australian Government ScamWatch website for tips to protect yourself and if you’re suspicious, check the latest scam news and alerts. Scamwatch has information in a range of languages.

Information for parents and partners
Check out the Parents and Partners section of the newsletter for information about opportunities and events for you and your family.

———————————————————————————————————

Opportunities

Welcome new international students to Monash!
International students are invited to apply to become a Welcome Ambassador for orientation week in Semester 2 (Monday July 16 – Friday July 20). Welcome Ambassadors will help to answer questions from new international students about life in Melbourne and at Monash at the Welcome Lounge on the Clayton and Caulfield campus. If you’re interested in becoming a Welcome ambassador please fill in this expression of interest form. Email ISS@monash.edu for further information.

Become an ASK Me Ambassador
Apply to become an ASK Me Ambassador for an awesome leadership and training opportunity, and to make new friends on campus. You’ll help new students feel engaged and supported while at Monash, enhance their wellbeing and encourage them to engage with student services. You’ll also receive a free t-shirt and hoodie, a Certificate III in active volunteering and access to training sessions! MSA and Team Monash are looking for ASK Me volunteers for Caulfield campus in particular.

Be the International Student of the Year!
The Victorian International Education Awards 2018 are now open with heaps of awards available for international students in different fields. Recipients of these Awards will be recognised as advocates for the Victorian Government’s Study Melbourne initiative and help promote Victoria as a leading international student destination. They will also receive a scholarship up to $10,000 to contribute to their study at an educational institution in Victoria! Applications are now open and close at midnight on Sunday June 17. Visit the Study Melbourne website to apply.

Express your interest in Be You-Be Scene
The Australian Federation of International Students (AFIS) and the International Education Association (ISANA) are working together on a new project, Be You-Be Scene (Stories at the Heart of Change), which will give international students a platform to identify and talk about their experiences. Students will be part of creative workshops, focus groups and outreach consultation workshops, and will eventually develop scenes to be performed on stage. Express your interest by filling in this form.

Public Speaking for Your Career
Learn how to project confidence, use effective body language and create a clear and compelling message that will engage an audience. There will also be a peer panel session with students from various industries who will share tips on how they got job offers. Places are limited so register online.
When: Friday 15 June, 2pm -4pm
Where: Study Melbourne Student Centre (599 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne)

Volunteer:Melbourne International Film Festival
Do you love movies and enjoy interacting with a diverse range of people in a fast paced working environment? Applications are now open for you to become a Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) volunteer. You will undertake tasks that directly contribute to the efficient and successful delivery of the festival including queue control, ticket scanning and cinema ushering. Applications close midnight on Sunday 24 June so apply online.

———————————————————————————————————

What’s On

Join the MSA mid-year Host Scheme camp
MSA Host Scheme camps are one of the best ways to meet new people and make new friends. Purchase tickets for this semester’s camp to enjoy relaxing at a beautiful lake, a trivia night, a slumber party themed party night and heaps of fun activities including quidditch, circus arts and dancing!
When: Friday July 27 – Sunday July 29
Where: PGL Campaspe Downs Adventure Camp (transport to and from the campsite is included in the ticket price)

Experience Australian Footy
The Melbourne Football Club is hosting a Student Match Day Experience! This includes the chance to find out more about Australian footy, learn the skills and then watch Melbourne Football Club play at Australia’s biggest sporting stadium – the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Attendees will receive a special thank you gift and free ticket from Melbourne for taking part. Places are limited so make sure you register online quick!
When: Sunday 1 July, 10.45am arrival for 11.15am start
Where: Goschs Paddock — Corner of Punt Rd and Olympic Blvd, Richmond

Things to do in Melbourne this month

What’s On at Peninsula Campus

Friday, June 1st, 2018

Keep fit during the exam period and holidays
Monash Sport holds fitness classes at a number of times each week to help you relax, refresh and keep fit, even while you’re studying for exams.
Where: Monash Sport, Building W, Peninsula campus

Can’t find a space in the library?
Is the library too full? Do you need a discussion room for your group project? Contact the MONSU service desk on hello@monsupeninsula.org.au or call on 03 9904 4217 to book a MONSU study space anytime between 9am – 3pm from Monday – Thursday.

MONSU Peninsula update
MONSU Peninsula is excited to announce due to increased student numbers on our campus and additional funding, our service desk will be open on Fridays in semester 2. We offer a range of services, including printing, faxing, posting and dry cleaning.