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Important information – April 2015

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Free footy tickets
aflThe St. Kilda Football Club is offering Monash students free footy tickets! To receive the tickets, go to the Club’s website and register. Make sure you enter ‘Monash University’ and your student ID number in the ‘Where did you hear about the Saints on the Street free tickets offer’ question. Once you have registered, you will receive emails with further instructions.

AFIS Live – Livelihood Workshops
AFISlogoThe Australian Federation of International Students (AFIS) presents free Live-Livelihood Workshops, aimed at ensuring international students live comfortably and smart in Australia. Live Workshops will help you transition into Australian lifestyle while Livelihood Workshops will provide you with the necessary skills to make the most out of Australia. For details on workshop topics, ‘Like’ their Facebook page.

When: Alternate Wednesdays, 18 March – 13 May, 4 – 5pm
Where: Study Melbourne Student Centre, 599 Little Bourke Street

CISAmbassadors
CISACouncil of International Students Australia (CISA) would like to invite you to join their team as CISAmbassadors. The CISAmbassador has a key role in representing international students from their institution and will sit on the CISA State Working Group to be actively involved in CISA advocacy mission. For more information, check out CISA website.

No tolerance for racism in Australianoracism
Monash University is committed to fostering an inclusive and respectful campus environment for everyone. There is no place for intolerance or racism in our community, on or off campus. Check out the Study Melbourne blog on the topic. For information about fostering an anti-racist campus culture at the University, see the Social Justice Unit’s website.

Clayton – April 2015

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

An update from MUISS
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The ‘International Student Welcome Event’ was MUISS’s first event of 2015. It was a great success with over 300 students attending! It was jointly organised by our lovely Services and Welfare Officer, Lynette (first photo, third from left), the Campus Community Division, City of Monash and the MPA. It was a beautiful setting that brought together international students from all over the globe, where they could meet new people, listen to informative presentations and win some prizes! You can see new friendships blossoming, laughter filling the room and a comfortable exchange of anecdotes about previous lives back home. Check out our Facebook page for photos!

One World Festival – save the date
OWF-2015Next on the MUISS calendar is One World Festival. Happening across a span of three days (14 – 16 April), the festival will definitely encourage you to plunge into a plethora of cultures and get a taste of mouth-watering street foods from all over the world! To stay up-to-date with the festival, join the event on Facebook. Highlights include:

  • ‘One Night Around The Globe’ party (14 April), allowing you to explore beyond your cultures over a few drinks and some appetising food
  • Exchange Fair‘ (15 April), with representatives from over 30 international partner universities, giving you an opportunity to find out about studying abroad
  • ‘Moonlight Cinema’ (16 April), where you get to experience an amazing foreign cinematic experience under the stars and moon

MUISS International Student Forum
The International Student Forum is an opportunity for new international students to express their obstacles integrating into Monash University. The two-hour forum will comprise of personal stories sharing session by second or third year students on their experiences during their first year, panel and group discussions, and dinner. Register your interest today.

Conversational English Programs – Let’s Chat
If you want to further develop your English language skills, join our Conversational English Programs. They are a fun, free way to meet other students and share a learning experience. There is no assessment, lectures, or books – just interactive programs delivered by specially trained students. Register via the website – click on the Let’s Chat tab and follow the instructions.

Global Citizens Workshops
muslimpanel1Come take part in a panel discussion “Does My Head Look Big in This? Muslim Student Life At Monash”. In this moderated panel discussion, Monash female Muslim students will talk about their life on campus, challenges and practices. Places are limited, so register online (click on ‘Workshop’ tab).

When: 15 April, 11am – 12.30pm
Where: R6 Lecture Theatre (Rotunda, 46 Exhibition Walk)

Career Connect opens in the Campus Centre
Career Connect recently opened in the Campus Centre. It’s now easier than ever to connect with a career expert and get information and feedback on job applications, cover letters and your resumé. They’ll also provide you with information on leadership programs and volunteering opportunities which will help develop your employability skills. Take advantage of their services including resources in Moodle and the Autumn Intensive Program on Friday 10 April – details available on their calendar of events.

Chinese Cultural Event
You are invited to a free Chinese Cultural Event which features cultural performances such as the Lion Dance, Chinese Drum Dance, Chinese Opera and Tai Chi, as well as activities for all ages (calligraphy, lantern making, and Story Time for children). There are also information stalls and free Chinese tea and food. No registration required.

When: Saturday 11 April, 12 – 4pm
Where: Clayton Community Centre, 9-15 Cooke Street, Clayton

Things to do in Melbourne
If you are looking for things to do in Melbourne, the following links might give you some ideas:


International Student Engagement

If you have any feedback about the newsletter or suggestions of items to be included, please email iss@monash.edu.