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Free Art Workshops

Friday, September 29th, 2023

Free Visual Art Workshops for Young Deaf and Disabled Artists

Arts Access Victoria are holding free workshops for young Deaf and Disabled artists.

They are being led by an established Deaf and Disabled artist and have an online alternative.

These workshops were co-designed by Deaf and Disabled artists and have access at their core.

  • Who: Young Deaf and Disabled people aged 18 – 25. (If you’re a little over 25 that won’t be a problem!)
  • What: a series of free workshops that have an online version.
  • Where: Signal, The channel and online.
  • When: In person Saturday October 7, 14 and 21 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm & Online Wednesday October 11 (11:30am – 1:30pm), 18 and 25 from 6pm – 8pm.

There is an air-dry clay workshop with Pey Chi; an Illustration/drawing workshop with Chelle Destefano; and an Ableton workshop with Geryon.

  • Price: Free!
  • Access: Auslan interpretation, live captioning, wheelchair access, accessible bathroom, gender neutral bathroom, accessible public transport, support animals welcome and support workers

Click here for more information and go to the Arts Access website.

  • Arts Access Victoria
  • Office: 222 Bank St, South Melbourne Victoria 3205
  • Reception phone: 03 9699 8299
  • artsaccess.com.au

End of Semester Workshops

Friday, September 15th, 2023

End of Semester Workshops from Student Academic Success

Get Ready for Your Final Assessments with These Fantastic Free Workshops!

Make sure you are prepared for your end-of-semester assessments by attending one of the online workshops from Student Academic Success.

Prepare your brain’s pathways for revision success

  • How do you make the most of the “empty” weeks leading up to the exams and study smarter, rather than harder?
  • Train your brain to make the most of the weeks leading up to the exams so that your revision is flexible, purposeful and active.

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Beat Procrastination! Conquer time!

  • Learn how to crush procrastination and create an efficient and effective study and revision schedule.
  • Unpack some of the reasons for falling into procrastination and learn effective time management tools like the Pomodoro time management technique.

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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.

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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.

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Need something a little more personalised?

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VR Research Study

Wednesday, September 13th, 2023

Try Out VR for Research Study

  • Do you identify has having a disability?
  • Would you like to try out VR (Virtual Reality)?

You can try VR at home for two weeks with a new study being conducted about the immediate and long-term issues, challenges, and opportunities for disabled users in VR, and how VR developers and platforms can ensure an inclusive and equitable digital future.

Researchers from the University of Sydney are seeking people with a disability who have no (or limited) experience with Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality technologies to use VR and/or AR and report back on their experience.

You will be provided a VR device for two weeks to try at home.

  • Please contact Research Fellow Kate Clark if you would like to participate in this study at: kate.clark@sydney.edu.au.

A detailed participant information statement will be emailed to you upon your inquiry.

  • This study has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) of The University of Sydney [2023/352]

Improving MazeMaps

Tuesday, September 5th, 2023

MazeMaps Improvement – Have Your Say!

Staff at Monash Esolutions are interested in receiving feedback from students and staff with vision impairment regarding our digital map provider, MazeMaps, with a view to improving the accessibility of Monash’s digital maps.

  • You are invited to participate in a focus group to have your say about MazeMap improvements that would help you and your situation.

The objective of this focus group is to gather insights, suggestions, and ideas from visually impaired students and staff to improve the University’s mapping and navigation system (maps.monash).

We believe that your firsthand experiences and perspectives will help us create a more accessible and efficient navigation solution.

As part of this focus group, we will be providing:

  • An overview of our current blind navigation system, with an open discussion where you will be encouraged to share your experiences and challenges with the existing system, as well as systems that have worked well for you
  • Identify areas for improvement and potential solutions.
  • Provide feedback on proposed improvements.

Next Steps and Follow-up

Participant Criteria: We are looking for students who are actively using or have experience with navigation systems for the visually impaired. Your insights are highly valuable to us, regardless of your level of familiarity with our specific system.

  • RSVP: Please contact dishan.sambathkumar@monash.edu by COB Sept 22nd to participate.

Sessions will be organised both in person and via Zoom based on availability.

Neurodiversity Superpowers

Monday, September 4th, 2023

Event for Neurodiverse Staff and Students

Join us for a social event tailored for neurodiverse staff and students!

Engage in a thought-provoking workshop tailored to help develop your neurodiverse superpowers, followed by a chance to connect with like-minded peers and discover your own community on campus. Hyperfocus is optional.

The workshop will focus on the following themes:
  • Resilience
  • Innovative thinking
  • Hyperfocus
  • Unique skills
  • Pillars of support

Event details:

  • Date: Thursday 7 September
  • Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Venue: Long Room, Monash Club

Register here!

  • If you have any questions, please reach out to the EDI team at edi@monash.edu

Exams and Travel

Thursday, August 10th, 2023

Start Planning Your Exams and Holidays Early!

Final assessments may feel far away (30 October–17 November for semester two), but we’re sharing the dates with you now in case you’re starting your holiday planning early.

  • If you’re enrolled in an on-campus unit, you need to remain available for on-campus exams for the whole exam period, so make sure you book any travel or other major plans for after 17 November.
  • It’s important because if you have an on-campus final assessment, you must sit it on campus as scheduled, unless you’re experiencing exceptional circumstances.
  • For more information on final assessment dates click here!

WISE Employment Scholarship

Monday, July 31st, 2023

WISE Employment Sponsors Full-Tuition Scholarship for Masters Level Study for Students with Disabilities

WISE Employment is committed to empowering individuals with disabilities, illnesses, injuries, and other disadvantages to thrive in their careers.

Their primary goal is to assist people in developing their capabilities to secure meaningful employment and lead fulfilling lives independently.

In line with this vision, WISE (who also provide the award-winning GradWISE program for Monash – and other – students) are thrilled to announce the launch of a new full-tuition scholarship, specially curated to support a person with a disability in pursuing masters level study at a Melbourne Business School.

  • Applications for this scholarship are now open and will close on the 14th of August. https://wiseemployment.com.au/2023/07/05/supporting-future-leaders-with-new-scholarship/

Future Leaders Scholarship

Friday, July 28th, 2023

Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship Opportunity for New Postgraduate Students

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN: 2024 Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship

Up to 17 scholarships valued to $120,000 each are available for individuals from all backgrounds who are planning to start postgraduate coursework or PhD studies in 2024.

The Westpac Future Leaders Scholarships offer a bespoke 9-month leadership program designed to foster leadership potential and offers opportunities to gain global experience, including overseas travel opportunities, and life-long access to the W100 Scholars Network.

  • Applications close 5:00pm AEST 6 September.
  • Find out more here.
  • Please note that the application may take time to put together so if you are interested, please consider starting early. Eligibility requirements apply.

2023 Disability Scholarship Program

Friday, July 28th, 2023

2023 Disability Scholarship Program Applications are Now Open

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS) is pleased to announce applications are open for the 2023 Disability Scholarship Program.

What is the Disability Scholarship Program?

Three annual scholarships are awarded to Victorian students with disability studying at the diploma, advanced diploma, undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Scholarships are paid over two years for full-time study, and pro-rata payments are available for recipients in part-time study. One scholarship is valued at $40,000 and two scholarships are valued at $10,000 each.

Scholarships are Offered in the Following Justice and Community Safety Related Fields of Study:

  • Civil and criminal law
  • Criminology and crime prevention
  • Paralegal work
  • Psychology
  • Social work
  • Emergency management
  • Other justice and community safety-related fields

How to Apply

  • The online Application Form can be found on the DJCS DSP website.
  • Before submitting your application, please ensure you gather all supporting evidence.
  • Applications and all supporting evidence must be submitted before the closing date.
  • Reasonable adjustments will be provided throughout the application process upon request.

The closing date for completed applications is 5.00pm Friday 8 September 2023. Late applications cannot be accepted.

More Information

If you require any of the documents in an alternative format or have any questions about the Disability Scholarship Program, please email the Inclusion and Intersectionality branch:

  • Inclusion and Intersectionality Team
  • Department of Justice and Community Safety | 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC
  • E: inclusion&intersectionality@justice.vic.gov.au

Social Anxiety Program Semester 2

Wednesday, July 26th, 2023

Do You Experience Social Anxiety?

  • Do you experience significant fear or anxiety about social situations?
  • Do you worry about being judged or showing signs of anxiety in social situations?
  • Do you avoid social situations?

If so, you may benefit from participating in our Social Anxiety Group Program.

The program is an exciting opportunity for Monash students to learn ways to address their social anxiety and fully engage in life.

The program involves:

  • Seven 2-hour weekly group sessions at Monash University Health Service, Clayton campus from Wednesday 9 August 2023 at 11am-1pm or 2-4pm, facilitated by a clinical psychologist
  • Written education materials and tasks between group sessions
  • Contact: Dr Sophia Gozzi, Clinical Psychologist, sophia.gozzi@monash.edu