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Shakespeare in Love

Tuesday, May 30th, 2023

Go and See MUST’s Production of Shakespeare in Love!

 June 1 – 3 at The Alexander Theatre

An absolute joy from beginning to end.” Daily Express

Makes you feel grateful to be alive.” Independent

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This fine production will feature a dedicated Auslan-interpreted performance, ensuring an inclusive and accessible experience for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

MUST is committed to promoting inclusivity and providing equitable access to the arts for all members of the community.

Their highly skilled Auslan interpreters will be present on Saturday the 3rd of June, for their matinee performance (1:30pm) of Shakespeare in Love.

Academy-Award Winning Drama

On screen, Shakespeare in Love won seven academy awards and stole our hearts.

Now, this tongue-in-cheek reimagining of William Shakespeare is also an enchanting, hilarious stage play, and a celebration of theatre itself.

Young Will has a bad case of writer’s block. The deadline for his new play is fast approaching and he’s in desperate need of inspiration.

He finds it in Viola, whose fiery passion for poetry and drama leaves her secretly longing to be an actor.

Under the veil of secrecy, Will and Viola’s passionate love affair becomes the basis of the very play he is writing – his masterpiece, Romeo and Juliet.

With opening night fast approaching, plots collide in a rollicking tale of romance, mistaken identity, petty scheming, dramatic irony, lusty innuendo, and tempestuous wordplay.

Shakespeare in Love is a stirring love story, and at its heart, a joyful, hilarious love letter to live theatre – with plenty of knowing winks to the present.

I will have poetry in my life. And adventure. And love. Love above all.

Monash Uni Student Theatre (MUST) continues to support students and create astonishing and powerful work that consistently punches way above its weight and acts as an incubator for some of our most important emerging theatre artists.” Australian Arts Review, 2022

In partnership with MPAC, MUST returns to the Alexander Theatre where they have staged some of their most memorable productions, such as –

Spring Awakening:

I was rendered speechless … pure ecstasy” ★★★★★ Theatrepeople

…and David Finnigan’s Kill Climate Deniers: “compelling and electric theatre that needs to be seen” Australian Arts Review

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Don’t Miss MUST’s Production of Shakespeare in Love!

  • Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard
  • Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall, Music by Paddy Cunneen
  • Directed by Yvonne Virsik, Set Design by Nathan Burmeister
  • Dates: 1 – 3 June 2023
  • Thurs & Fri 7.30pm

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  • Tickets: $25 Conc. $35 Full
  • Venue: The Alexander Theatre, 48 Exhibition Walk, Monash University, CLAYTON
  • Run time: approx. 2 hrs, 30 mins, including interval
  • Age Suitability: 13+
  • Content Notes: Adult Themes, Low Grade Violence, Sexual Assault

Enquiries via MUST 9905 8173 | musttheatre

MEDIA CONTACT: Lucianne Watts (e) (ph) 0481 435 429

*This production is proudly supported through collaboration with Monash University Performing Arts Centres and the Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor, Major Campuses and Student Engagement.

Monash Uni Student Theatre is a department of the Monash Student Association.

Sensory Science Exhibition

Friday, May 26th, 2023

Monash Sensory Science Exhibition on Autoimmunity – Friday June 30 2023

We Invite Members of the Blind, Low Vision and Diverse Needs Communities to the Monash Sensory Science Exhibition

Discover the science of autoimmunity from leading scientists through accessible multisensory, multi-modal artworks and exhibits, including displays by the Monash Assistive Technologies and Society.

From handcrafted immune cells made of clay, food, paper, fabrics to technologies and interactive displays exploring autoimmune processes, you will learn about the ways in which the body mistakenly attacks its own organs and tissues, resulting in autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis and celiac disease.

Prepare for an enhanced experience with interactive multi-sensory science books and captivating autoimmunity data sonification, where data is turned into a musical language.

This event is free and open to all, and they have now opened the Eventbrite registration for the exhibition on Friday June 30th.

Event Details

There will be a special keynote presentation by Professor Nicole La Gruta from Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, where she will delve into Autoimmunity, as well as the opportunity to participate in interactive breakout sessions designed to further explore specific autoimmune diseases.

Getting There

There are many ways to get to Monash University, including using public transport.

If you are planning to drive, please purchase a prepaid parking voucher for reserved parking on the day (S2 Underground car park, 20 Ancora Imparo Way).

A $12 parking fee will apply.

Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

  • When: Friday 30 June 2023
  • Time: 8.45pm to 2.00pm
  • Where: G54 Learning and Teaching Building, 19 Ancora Imparo Way, Monash University, Clayton VIC 3800.
  • Enquires:
  • To find out more about Monash Sensory Science Exhibition, visit our website.

Register Today

Final Assessment Workshops

Monday, May 8th, 2023

Get Ready for Your Final Assessments with Student Academic Success Workshops

Make sure you are prepared for your end-of-semester assessments by attending one of the SAS online workshops.

Prepare your brain’s pathways for revision success

Train your brain to make the most of the weeks leading up to the exams and study smarter, rather than harder, so that your revision is flexible, purposeful and active.


Beat Procrastination! Conquer time!

Learn how to crush procrastination and create an efficient and effective study and revision schedule.


Effective strategies for sitting a timed assessment

Discover how to anticipate what will be on your exams, how to respond effectively to different question types, and how to manage your time during timed assessments.


Meeting your personal study challenges

Find out all about common challenges faced during the final assessment period, and how to develop tailored strategies for succeeding in your studies.


Need something a little more personalised?

Enrol in our self-paced Moodle site

For access to more resources and workshop materials self-enrol in our Moodle site, Perform at your peak in final assessments.

Get personalised support

Book in with one of our learning advisers for a one-on-one consultation over Zoom to receive personalised language and learning support.


Wings for Life

Friday, April 28th, 2023

Wings for Life World Run Event

Monash Sport is hosting a global run event on Sunday 7th May 2023 – the Wings for Life World Run Event.

The Wings for Life World Run is a truly unique and global race for both runners and wheelchair participants.

Instead of a finish line, competitors race side by side to keep ahead of the Virtual Catcher Car.

Now in its ninth year, on May 7, 2023 Wings for Life World Run participants in Australia can also run together in Melbourne.

  • Meet up with your friends, download the Wings for Life World Run App and join all the other people running until the Virtual Catcher Car catches you, of course!
  • The race starts at exactly 2023-05-07 21:00:00.
  • The Virtual Catcher Car takes off 30 minutes after the start at 14 km/h and steadily increases its speed until the last athletes have been caught.
  • 100% of all donations and the entry fees go directly into spinal cord research projects.

See the website for further event details.

The event supports spinal cord research and 100% of entry fees go to spinal cord research.

This is a global event that commences at the same time across the world and the event details are listed below:

  • Date: Sunday 7 May
  • Start time: 9.00pm
  • Location: Monash Sport Tan Track, 42 Scenic blvd, Monash University Clayton Campus
  • Expected event finish time: Runners will complete the race at various times, the latest is expected to be approximately 1.00am * The finish time of the event is dependent on how long it takes for the virtual “catcher car” to overtake the last participant.

There will be the following event elements for participants and spectators to enjoy:

  • DJ & MC near Monash Sport main building.
  • Food Truck (coffee & toasties)
  • Sponsor stalls (e.g. Red Bull)

Last-Minute Mentoring

Thursday, April 6th, 2023

Last-minute Professional Mentoring Opportunities Available in Victoria!

AND are excited to share with you that they have a few last-minute mentoring opportunities who those located in Victoria this Autumn!

If you are interested in connecting with a professional mentor right away, apply for PACE Mentoring Autumn 2023 now.

  • Submit an application by Friday, 14th April 2023!

Are you looking for career guidance, building disability confidence and employability skills? Don’t miss the chance – apply now and start building your network and prepare for an exciting career path ahead!

What is PACE Mentoring Program?

When you sign up for AND’s PACE Mentoring program, they’ll connect you with a mentor from one of their member organisations who has advice and wisdom to share.

They’ll find the right mentor for you, based on your location, the industry you’re looking to work in, your goals and other factors.

The 4-months program is a great opportunity to:

  • Build confidence
  • Develop employability skills
  • Practice interview skills
  • Network with other professionals
  • Visiting worksites
  • Learn some top tips to get a head start on your career
  • Experience professional and personal development

Anyone 18 years old or over with any type of disability, mental health condition or chronic illness is eligible for the PACE Mentoring Program.

Find out more about disability types here.

Find out more about the PACE Mentoring Program on our website here.

Apply here for the one-on-one mentorship

Participating Organisations

Mentors from the following organisations will be participating in PACE Autumn 2023:

  • ANZ Bank
  • AGL
  • Arup
  • Australian Federal Police
  • Australian Financial Security Authority
  • Australian Public Service Commission
  • Aware Super
  • Bendigo and Adelaide Bank
  • BNP Paribas
  • Coles
  • Dentons
  • Geoscience Australia
  • Hanes Australasia
  • HCF
  • Infosys
  • IP Australia
  • Laing O’Rourke
  • Landcom
  • McMillan Shakespeare Group
  • MEGT (Australia) Ltd
  • National Australia Bank
  • NBN Co.
  • Parliament of Victoria
  • Pfizer Australia
  • QBE
  • Rabobank Australia
  • RMIT University
  • Sparke Helmore
  • Victorian Government
  • University of Sydney


This round, mentors are participating in: Adelaide, Bendigo, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.

There will also be virtual mentoring options for regional students and jobseekers.

How do I apply?

Submit an online application form here by midnight 14th April 2023 (Friday).

Applied for a Previous Round of PACE Mentoring?

There is no limitation on how many times you can apply or participate in the program if you still meet the criteria, and we can copy your previous application over if you reach out to us at

Applications for Policy Futures 2024 Extended

Wednesday, April 5th, 2023

Applications for Policy Futures Graduate Program 2024 extended!

We wanted to let you know that the Policy Futures Graduate Program application closing date has been extended to Tuesday 11 April 2023.

  • This program is open to graduates from all degrees and disciplines who have graduated or will graduate between 1 January 2022 and 1 February 2024. 

Further detailed information can be found on the website, Policy Futures graduate program | Employment and jobs | Queensland Government (

*If you would like more information about the program please contact the team via email at

Complete Online survey by 7 April 2023

Monday, April 3rd, 2023

Last Chance to Complete an Online Survey for the Review of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport

You have until 11.59pm AEST, 7 April 2023 to complete a short online survey to have your say as part of the review.

Further information about the Review is available at

2024 DFAT Graduate Program

Monday, April 3rd, 2023

Applications for the 2024 Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) Graduate Program are Open!

About DFAT

  • DFAT works with international partners and other countries to tackle global challenges, increase trade and investment opportunities, protect international rules, keep our region stable and help Australians overseas.
  • DFAT manages Australia’s international presence – a network of over 120 embassies, high commissions, consulates-general and representative offices across five continents – and we have over 6,000 staff located in Australia and overseas.
  • DFAT’s 12 month graduate program offers participants the opportunity to learn new skills, be part of experienced and motivated teams, and do meaningful work that promotes and protects Australia’s international interests.

Each they select a mix of graduates from all different types of degrees and their program has two streams:

  • PolicyPolicy graduates work in areas including: public diplomacy, international trade negotiations, investment and economic analysis, humanitarian assistance, development and aid program management, international security etc.
  • Corporate Corporate graduates specialise in roles such as: human resources, finance, legal, communications, data, digital and STEM.
  • Austrade is also offering a Trade and Investment stream

The aim is to build a workforce that represents the community we serve.

Therefore, they have advertised Affirmative Measures (Disability) positions and offer reasonable adjustments under the Recruitability Scheme to support applicants living with disability to participate in the assessment process.

Successful candidates who are offered positions with the department will continue to receive this support in the workplace and they have a number of Disability inclusion strategies as well as the DFAT Disability Network to connect with others and advocate to the department on disability issues.

You Are Encouraged to Apply for the 2024 DFAT and Austrade Graduate Program

Diversity and Inclusion at DFAT

2024 DFAT and Austrade Graduate Program – Affirmative Measures (Disability)

2024 DFAT and Austrade Graduate Program

International Student Careers Summit

Friday, March 31st, 2023

International Student Careers Summit Kicks Off Next Week!

This program is designed to help international students make their mark in the employment market.

From Monday 3 April to Thursday 6 April Career Connect will bring together a series of workshops and online keynotes to maximise our students’ competitive employability and prepare them for the transition into the workforce.

Students can register via UniHub here:

Surfing in the Dark Launch

Thursday, March 30th, 2023

Inclusive Bookshelves Championed at Vision Australia’s Children’s Book Launch

Vison Australia has launched the first book in a series championing underrepresented role models with blindness and low vision has been launched at the Melbourne Museum last week.

Surfing in the Dark, a fully integrated braille and illustrated children’s book, chronicles the story of Matt Formston, a pro blind surfer who ignored naysayers to tackles waves bigger than a five-storey building.

“The world has told me and my family you can’t, you shouldn’t, because you have a disability it’s not an option for you,” Matt said.

“But my life experience has been that I can.”

The highlight of the day designed to start a bigger conversation about diversity and inclusion in the books we read was when 11-year-old Ethan Bradley got to interview his role model Matt Formston.

Ethan has vision loss himself and stole the show by asking some tough questions to the fearless surfer, who said it was the best interview he had all year.

The book is the first of three to be released this year from Vision Australia’s ground breaking Big Visions book series.

A series written and published with the ambition to highlight positive role models and inspire inclusivity and acceptance in all Australians.