Archive for September, 2013

I CAN Monash Network Gatherings

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Join Monash students James Ong and Chris Varney, both of whom have Autism Spectrum Disorder, for a free lunch where you can learn about the vision for ‘I CAN Monash’ – a network of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder who support each other to achieve personal goals.

I CAN Monash is a community of students who share a good laugh about the Autism Spectrum and the interests, talents, quirks and coping strategies that come with it. We exist to ensure that students and staff together create an enabling environment for you to get the most out of uni life!

These upcoming gatherings will provide a way for you to meet like-minded others and just hang out with a cool bunch of people!


Thursday 19 September & Thursday 10 October
12pm – 1pm
Building 6 (Faculty of Education)
Level 1, Room TLS110
Clayton campus

Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Livewire is live!

Monday, September 9th, 2013

logo_new is a new safe online place for young people aged 10 to 20 years old, living with a serious illness, chronic health condition or disability, and their siblings.

Livewire creates a point of social connection, allowing members to find a balance in their lives despite disruptions such as time in hospital or time away from school.

The fully-moderated chat room provides members with the opportunity to connect and share experiences with other young people with similar conditions, from all over Australia! In the chat room, these adolescents encounter an opportunity for friendship, fun and connections. They also have heaps of chat guests who visit us for chat events, too!

Livewire also provides awesome articles and videos; the groups discussion pages; the opportunity to blog; and the ever popular Livewire Music Player, featuring all the latest hits, as well as the classics! Our regular competitions also give members the opportunity to score themselves some epic prizes.

DLU Friday Round Up!

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Good morning and happy Friday every one!

Here’s what’s happening in the world of disability this week!


Travel to the Galaxy  by yeohghstudio

Stepping into… Paid internship opportunities this Summer!

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Stepping into… is a paid internship program specifically designed for students with disability, who want to gain paid, hands-on work experience in an industry that is relevant to their degree and chosen field of study. The internships are offered by participating employers who are members of the Australian Network on Disability.

The internship will take place in the summer of 2013/2014 during university end of year break.
Internships are available at: Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.
Disciplines include: IT, ICT, Computer Science, Law, Communications, Business Admin, Human Resources, Policy and Finance.

Participating organisations include:

  • Westpac
  • Stockland
  • Australia Post
  • Dept of Prime Minister & Cabinet
  • Lend Lease
  • Dept of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
  • Dept of Resources, Energy and Tourism
  • NSW Dept of Attorney General and Justice
  • Federal Court of Australia
  • Australian Trade Commission (Austrade)

APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW and CLOSE on Monday, September 30, by 5pm AEST


You will be required to attend a briefing session to be considered for an internship, as part of the selection process and determining your suitability. Please refer to the details on the website.

To find out about the opportunities and how to apply, visit Australian Network on Disability’s website.

  • Look under “Apply for Summer 2013/14”
  • You can find out more about “Stepping into…” under “Information for Students”
  • You can download application form under webpage

Recognising Leadership amongst Women with Disabilities

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Women With Disabilities Victoria are calling for nominations for the Inaugural Brenda Gabe Leadership Award

Do you know a woman with a disability or a group of women with disabilities who have inspired you, or provided and enhanced opportunities for women with disabilities to participate in a safer and more inclusive community in some way?

The Brenda Gabe Achievement Award recognises and rewards women with disabilities who have made a significant contribution to improving the status of women with disabilities in Victoria. The winner of the Award receives $2000 toward a capacity building project or professional development.


Nominees for this award must be female, have a disability and be a resident of Victoria.

Careers Access Through Diversity

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Engage with employers and services that actively support diversity in the workplace

The 2013 event has been designed to focus on students:

  • From an Indigenous background
  • With a disability
  • From within the LGBTI community

Students will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about inclusive employment initiatives
  • Identify and market one’s unique skills and strengths
  • Network with employers, other students, and University and community support services

VENUE: ANZ Docklands, 833 Collins Street, Docklands

FREE event. Registration essential at TryBooking

Employer Involvement:

ANZ, Accenture, Arup, Department of Human Services, IBM, PwC, Telstra, Teach for Australia, Woolworths

A joint Victorian NAGCAS Universities initiative

Coordinated in 2013 by Careers & Employment at the University of Melbourne

Proudly sponsored by ANZ

R U OK? Day – Next Thursday!

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

The annual R U OK? Day is again this year on NEXT THURSDAY, September 12th. Monash will be hosting a range of activities to promoting open and supportive conversations to let those who are feeling vulnerable that there are people out there that they can talk to.

Events (including an all-campus cake competition!) will be run at Berwick, Caulfield and Clayton – you can check out the calender here.

Make sure you check out the R U OK? Day website as well, where you’ll find a bunch of vital information about how you can contribute to someone else’s well-being, just by asking “are you ok?”.