Peninsula campus

September 2018

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

Dear students,

For many of you this is your final semester. We’ve ensured this edition of the International Newsletter is full of events and opportunities to kickstart your  career. Don’t forget to check out the Partners and Parents edition of the newsletter for help with supporting a family while studying.

Campus life

Final semester students
The end of semester will be here before you know it! Give yourself plenty of time to plan ahead. Check out this information online to assist you with your preparation.

Workshop – Are you ready for life after university?
If you’re returning home and getting ready for work, our Final Semester Information Sessions will ensure you’re prepared to take the next step with confidence. We’ll cover topics including:

  • Graduations and the documents you need
  • What you must do before returning home
  • How to stand out from the crowd and get the job with an effective CV, cover letter and interviewing skills

Register for the sessions today as places are limited. Refreshments will be provided.

Clayton session
Thursday September 20, 10:15am – 1:00pm
Banquet Room, Level 1, Campus Centre, Clayton campus

Caulfield session
Friday September 21, 11:30am – 2:30pm
Lecture Theatre H125, Building H, Caulfield campus

R U OK? Day
R U OK? Day is a national day of action and a reminder to regularly check in with family, friends and workmates to make sure they’re OK. Staying connected and having meaningful conversations is something we can all do.  Monash will be holding events at all campuses on the day.
When: Thursday September 13

Swim to support people with MS!
Sign up for Monash Sport’s MS 24 Hour Mega Swim with a team of up to 15 friends to compete for the title of Mega Swim Champions or just to have some fun to support people living with multiple sclerosis! This event is for people of all ages and abilities, plus there’s a discount available for Monash students, so don’t be afraid to join in!
When: Saturday October 6 – Sunday October 7
Where: Monash Aquatic and Recreation Centre, 626 Waverley Road, Glen Waverley

Your Journey to Monash podcast
Did you know Monash produces a podcast just for international students? Tune in for awesome advice from senior international students on everything from managing your budget to finding the best food in Melbourne. Email if there’s something you’d like the podcast to cover.

The Study Melbourne Student Centre is moving!
The Study Melbourne Student Centre will be moving to a new location at 17 Hardware Lane, Melbourne CBD from Monday September 17. Doors will be closed on Friday September 14 and Monday September 17 while we move in, but phone support will still be available to students. Normal activities will resume from Tuesday September 18.

WinterFest is over!
Thanks for joining us at all the awesome events at WinterFest, from the Silent Disco to the huge Winter Carnival. Fill out this survey to help us make WinterFest better for next year and go in the draw to win a $1,000 prize pack, including a North Face jacket valued at $400!

Kickstarting your career

Global Leaders’ Week
Monash is about to host its annual Global Leaders’ Week, where the university’s most senior international alumni return to Clayton campus to engage with current students. We have three global leaders visiting from Hong Kong and Indonesia, who will be delivering a free Alumni Advice in Asia workshop for Monash students who want to work in Asia. Make sure to register for the workshop and check out other inspiring Global Leaders’ Week events.
When: Thursday September 6, 2:45pm – 4:00pm
Where: Room 303, 19 Ancora Imparo Way, Clayton campus

Join us at International Career Workshops
Thinking about expanding your career horizons or returning home to work when you finish your degree? Delivered by Career Success Coaches, Career Connect’s international career workshops can help you consider your options in Mainland ChinaEuropethe Middle East and AfricaNorth America and more. Join us to learn about recruitment processes and graduate employment. For a full list of Career Connect workshops, head to Career Gateway.

Future Work, Future Leaders
Prepare for the future of work at Monash’s Future Work, Future Leaders Conference. Hear from Google, EY, Thankyou Group, Marita Cheng and others who can help you make sense of global megatrends like globalisation and AI. You’ll also go into the draw to win an iPad mini by joining our competition on the day! Places are limited so register now.
When: Thursday September 13
Where: Alexander Theatre, 48 Exhibition Walk, Clayton campus

Alumni Experience Conference
Monash’s Alumni Experience Conference will bring together current students, alumni, scholars and researchers to discuss ways of bridging the gap between university and employment. This free event will provide you with relevant professional development and the opportunity to contribute to an important discussion.
When: Wednesday September 26 – Thursday September 27
Where: Learning and Teaching Building, 19 Ancora Imparo Way, Clayton campus

Career fair for Malaysian and ASEAN students
Malaysian and ASEAN students living in Australia are encouraged to come along to the GRADUAN – MASCA Australia Career Fair. You’ll get the chance to engage with top employers from ASEAN member countries with a desire to recruit talent in Australia! Make sure to register.
When: Saturday September 29 – Sunday September 30
Where: Crown Conference Centre, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank

Staying safe on campus

Monash security buses
Security buses help students get around after dark. They run every 30 minutes from 5:30pm – 12:00am from Monday to Friday on our Clayton and Caulfield campuses. Clayton campus students can download the Clayton security bus route and use the live Clayton campus tracker to see exactly where the bus is when it’s running. Caulfield campus students can download their security bus route and check out the live Caulfield campus tracker.



Do you have an idea for how to improve connection at Monash?
Monash is home to students from all over the globe, but there are still gaps between local and international student engagement. All current Monash students are invited to design a campaign to improve cross-cultural connection at uni. The winning proposal will be awarded $5,000 and will see their idea implemented across all Monash Australian campuses. Competition entries close Friday September 14 so make sure you get your idea in quick!

Apply to join the International Newsletter focus group
We’re trying to improve the International Newsletter to make it better for you and other international students – but first, we need your help! The International Student Engagement team is currently taking expressions of interest from students just like you who want to take part in an International Newsletter focus group at Caulfield campus. It’s an awesome volunteering opportunity, plus there will be free food! If you are unable to take part in the focus group, but you still want to help out, don’t stress! Everyone who fills in the feedback form will go in the draw to win a $30 Coles-Myer gift card.


What’s on?

Things to do in Melbourne this month

  • Check out this handy article to find out more about the funky Melbourne laneways you’ve never heard of!
  • Celebrate the best of Melbourne fashion and discover leading designers, workshops, parties and free fashion experiences at Melbourne Fashion Week.
  • For a few weeks in September, Melbourne Fringe transforms our city into a platform for all kinds of art.
  • Come and celebrate at the Royal Melbourne Show, which has been running for 170 years and includes fuzzy animals, live music, crazy rides, crafty markets and more.

What’s on at Peninsula campus?

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

International Student Engagement & Support presence at the Peninsula Campus
Kylie Evans from the International Student Engagement office will be available on-campus to assist you with matters relating to settling into life in Melbourne and at Monash. She is available to provide welfare support three days per week (Tues, Wed and Fridays). Kylie will be located in Building U, in the University Health Services Office (located directly beneath the Upperdeck Cafe). You can contact her by email ( or telephone (9904 7187).

MONSU Breakfast Club
Come along to the MONSU Service Desk and help yourself to free continental breakfast every Tuesday morning.
When: Every Tuesday during semester, 8:00am – 10:00am
Where: MONSU Service Desk, Level 1, Building U, Peninsula campus

Want more free food… while you’re studying?
The MONSU Tucker Trolley will be rolling around library every Wednesday lunchtime to bring you nutritious food and help keep you focused.
When: Every Wednesday during semester, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Where: Peninsula Library, Building L

Peninsula Hot Springs trip
International Student Services and MONSU Peninsula are joining forces to bring you a trip to the stunning Peninsula Hot Springs. Relax in natural pools while you watch the sun set over the rolling hills of the Mornington Peninsula. Tickets include entry to the hot springs, transport to and from campus and a tasty dinner.
When: Thursday September 20, 5:00pm – 10:00pm

New evening Zumba class on Thursdays
Monash Sport has just started a new Zumba class on Thursday evenings. Zumba combines Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves for a fun fitness program everyone can enjoy. Plus it’s at the perfect time for a pre-dinner workout!
When: Thursdays, 6:30pm – 7:25pm
Where: Monash Sport, Building W, Peninsula campus