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Important Notices – March 2018

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

Dear students,

Welcome back to Monash. We hope you had a great break and are ready to start the year ahead!

Join the Monash Global Walk/Run on your campus!
Get your walking shoes on and take part in this event that aims to raise awareness of preventing violence against women and the White Ribbon Foundation. There are heaps of prizes to be won and you can either choose to walk or run this event. Everyone who finishes the walk/run will enjoy a delicious healthy lunch at the finish line.  Register online at your campus.
When: Thursday 22 March, 12.15 -1.30pm

Water Wise
Water Wise is an “Introduction to Swimming” program aimed at increasing water safety awareness and swimming ability of Monash students. This program is fun, free and is held at the Doug Ellis Swimming Pool on Clayton campus. The next program intake is April 9, 2018. For more information, visit the Water Wise website.

Workplace Talk
This 3 session module focuses on the communication skills you need to thrive in the professional workplace.
Session 1: Language to use in interviews
Session 2: Communicating with your colleagues
Session 3: Networking
Learn strategies for communicating at your best in interviews, talking to colleagues and your boss as well as how to network effectively and with success! Register online.

International Students with families
Monash welcomes international students with partners and children.  You are invited to an information event to assist families through the  adjustment to a new environment. Topics include overseas health insurance, English language support, community services, child care, accommodation and social opportunities. The first half of the session will be information and networking and the second half will be BBQ at the Lemon Scented Lawn. Children are welcome. Register you attendance now.

When: Thursday 22nd March,  – 4 – 6pm
Where: Graduate Seminar Room 2, Campbell Hall, 21 Sports Walk, Clayton campus

Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity and Inclusion aim to create an inclusive environment at the university for all students and staff. With a focus on Cultural inclusion, Anti-Racism, LGBTIQ inclusion and Equal Opportunity, we run events and programs, provide training opportunities and develop resources to raise awareness and educate our community.

Queer 101 training sessions are available during O-Week across Clayton, Caulfield, Peninsula and Parkville campuses. These workshops  cover the basics of the LGBTIQ acronym, common terminology and some of the key issues faced by LGBTIQ communities. Register online.

The heat is on at SummerFest
SummerFest is a celebration of campus life across all Monash campuses! Enjoy the spread of over 30+ SummerFest activities and download the program details online.
When: 6 March to 10 April

Highlights include:

  • BBQ Bash – 22 March
  • Cinema series – 9, 14, 20, 27, 28 March and 10 April

Study Melbourne’s International Student Welcome Dance Party
Join Study Melbourne and help us make a Guinness World Record for most nationalities at a dance party! No dance skills are required – this is a fun afternoon filled with music, free food, games and prizes. Register online.
When: Friday 23 February, 3-5pm
Where: Testing Grounds, 1-23 City Road Southbank

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Victoria’s period of daylight saving will end on Sunday 1 April. Remember to turn your clocks backward one hour on that day at 3am to 2am.

Peninsula Campus

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

What are the Non Residential Colleges?
The Non-Residential Colleges help to enhance your university experience by providing a sense of community for students who live off campus. There are seven colleges to choose from across Caulfield, Clayton and Peninsula.

As a member, you’ll be able to hangout with a small group of students and have the support of a college advisor. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in events within your colleges and in the extended NRC community. Apply online now or find out more on the website.

Cultural Diversity Week and March Festivals
In March we celebrate Cultural Diversity week (17 -25 March). This is Victoria’s largest multicultural celebration that features an exciting program of festivals and events across Melbourne. This year, the theme is “Proud to belong” Find out more about these cultural events near you or check out some of Melbourne’s other events in March below:
Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix – 22-25 March
Community Cultural Fair – 18 March
One Beat One Love – 25 March
Indian Festival at Queen Victoria Market – 24 -25 March
Victoria’s Multicultural Festival – 24 March
Melbourne International Coffee Expo – 24 March
Melbourne International Comedy Festival – 28 March – 22 April

International Student Engagement
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