Peninsula campus

Important information – May 2016

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

New students: Expect a call from the MonTRACK team in Weeks 10 or 11
Make sure your phone contact details are up to date on WES as we will be calling you with information and helpful hints on final assessments and exams. Our Student Success Advisors are also senior students and will be happy to have a chat with you and answer your questions. For more information, please click here

Did you arrive in Melbourne between 1 July 2015 and 30 March 2016?
The City of Melbourne provides a Welcome Desk service at Melbourne Airport for all newly arriving international students.  To further improve the program, we are seeking feedback from newly arrived international students about our service.

If you arrived at Melbourne Airport, between 1st July 2015 and 30 March 2016, please assist the City of Melbourne by responding to the linked survey.

Focus group
We are seeking 10 students for a focus group to learn more about your arrival at the airport. To be eligible you need to have arrived in Melbourne between 1st January and 30th March 2016. Participants will get refreshments and two Hoyts Cinema movie tickets.  Registration

When: Friday 13th. 12:00 noon
Where:  B220, Building B. Caulfield campus

Is this Your Final Semester?
The end of the semester will be here before you know it.  Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to plan ahead because there are many things to think about and important decisions to make.  You might be considering further study options in Australia.  You might wish to explore employment opportunities in Australia and apply for a post study working visa.  Perhaps you are preparing to pack your belongings, move out of your accommodation and prepare yourself emotionally to farewell some of your friends.

Whether you decide to return home overseas or stay in Australia, there is a lot of useful information  to assist you with your preparation.  You can also download a handy checklist to assist you with your plans.

New Carlton Location for The Couch
It is a safe and supportive space for international students in Melbourne to socialise and seek help when needed.  More information

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Counselling Services
Monash offers a range of counselling services that are free and confidential. No issue is too big ot too small.
- You can make an appointment to see a counsellor from 9am – 5pm weekdays. Drop-in or call 9905 3020
- Contact a counsellor by email. You will get a reply within three working days.
- After hours phone counselling. call  1300 STUDENT (1300 788 336)

Volunteers needed
We are seeking expression of interest from  students who will be in Singapore or Malaysia and would like to volunteer at the Monash Pre-departure briefing.
You would be required to meet and greet new students and parents, assist with the registration desk,  share your Monash journey from a student perspective, and  answer questions from students and parents. This is a great opportunity to help support incoming students. Selected volunteers will receive a certificate of appreciation.

Singapore: Wednesday 15th June 2016, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Malaysia: Saturday 18 June 2016, 1:00pm – 3:30pm

If you are available on the date listed above, please register your interest here. Please note, this is a volunteering opportunity and expenses will not be covered.

Counselling Services
Monash offers a range of counselling services that are free and confidential. No issue is too big or too small.

- Make an appointment to see a counsellor from 9-5 weekdays. Drop-in or call       9905 3020
- Contact a counsellor by email. You will get a reply within three working days
- After hours phone counselling. call  1300 STUDENT (1300 788 336)

CISA ConferenceCISA
CISA or the Council for International Students Australia is the leading peak body for international students in Australia. Their conference this year has the theme of “Breaking down barriers, facing the future together as one”.  It is a great opportunity to meet students from all around Australia, and share your experiences of studying in Australia, be inspired and see some of the Northern Territory. More details

When: 5 to 8th July
Where: Darwin

Monash Postgraduate Association Trips- (Postgraduate Students Only)

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Weekend 28-29 May, 2016
Nature-lovers will savour the walking tracks, wildlife, lookouts and waterfalls in the breathtaking rugged landscape of the Grampians.
$150 Monash postgrads / $200 partner/friend Register here


Central Australia
uluru27 to  30 September, 2016
$1000 Monash postgrad /$1,100 partners
Book and pay by end of June. Register here

Lord Mayor’s Student Welcome LMSW2016 – In Photos
Were you at the Lord Mayor’s Student Welcome event? Find yourself in our LMSW2016 Photo Album

Peninsula – May 2016

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Volunteering OpportunityAre you Rent Smart…what are your rights?
If you need to break your lease before the end of the contract date what do you?
• Check your contract
• Give the proper notice period in writing (the biggest mistakes students do… and they struggle to get their bond back )
• If it is a fixed term contract then you will be liable for paying the remainder of the lease unless you find someone to replace you

If you need further assistance ….
You can always go to the Off campus accommodation website for all your tenancy rights and responsibilities
Got a question? Search ask.monash for answers or to submit an enquiry.
Or simply go to Monash Connect

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