Career Success Coaching Program

In this small group conversation, students are guided by an experienced Career Success Coach in a collaborative discussion on their career development journey. Topics covered will include: current industry trends which may impact career plans, building and demonstrating the skills that employers value, and what steps can be taken to achieve career goals. Link to register here.

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English Connect Online

This semester, English Connect classes will be moving entirely online!

English Connect Orientation Classes for students to experience the program is available now.

Academic English Consultations and other resources are available online through Moodle from March 23rd.

For more information, visit the English Connect website by following this link:

https://www.monash.edu/english-connect/english-connect-online

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Scapegoat Week 1 Edition

 

Welcome to 2020, fellow science students! We hope you’ve all had a great holiday and are recharged for the semester ahead. We understand that the changes to semester due to COVID-19 can be confusing, but we have plenty of resources available to help you through it. We also have some fantastic events coming up where you can get to know the science lounge and make some new friends!

Find out about all the events happening during WELCOME WEEK 16-20 March, including the biggest campus event in Monash University’s history: O-Fest: After Dark! Get tips on how to get around once you’re on campus, and the chance to get a head start on finding your tribe at Monash. Click here to find out more.

The SSLL will be organising a free pancake breakfast in Week 3 (23rd -27th March) to welcome all science students back to campus. We’ll be providing breakfast from 9:00am – 11:00am on Monday 23rd, Wednesday 25th and Friday 27th so come and join us in the SSLL at 14 Rainforest Walk. Be sure to bring your own mug to enjoy free tea and coffee!

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Have your say! Bachelor of Science Course Reviews

The Faculty of Science is currently conducting a course review on the Bachelor of Science and all its associated courses.

The forum will cover questions and discussion on course experience, core units and teaching as well as what you plan to do after your studies. It is your chance to give feedback on your experience in the Bachelor of Science so far. As this is an official review, there is no payment made for your time.

We are looking for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (this includes students enrolled in a Science double degree) from each School to participate in these forums.

School of Chemistry

Monday 17 February

10.00 – 11.30am – students who were in first year in 2019 and completed CHM1011/CHM1051 and CHM1022/CHM1052

12.30 – 2.00pm – students who are second or third year who have/are completing a Chemistry major/extended major

Register to attend the Chemistry student forum

 

School of Mathematics

Tuesday 18 February

9.30 – 11.00am – students who were in first year in 2019 and completed at least two of SCI1020, STA1010, MTH1020, MTH1030 or MTH1035, MAT1830

11.00am – 12.30pm – students who are second or third year who have/are completing a Mathematics major/extended major (any)

Register to attend the Mathematics student forum

Faculty of Information Technology

Tuesday 18 February

1.00 – 2.30pm – students who were in first year in 2019 and completed FIT1045 and FIT1008

2.30 – 4.00pm – students who are in second or third year who have/are completing a Computational science major/extended major

Register to attend the IT student forum

School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment

Wednesday 19 February

9.30 – 11.00am – students who were in first year in 2019 and completed either EAE1011 and EAE1022 or ATS1310 and EAE1022

11.00am – 12.30pm – students who are in second or third year who have/are completing a major/extended major in the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment

Register to attend the EAE student forum

School of Biomedical Sciences

Wednesday 19 February

2.30 – 4.00pm – students who are in second or third year who have/are completing a major/extended major within the School of Biomedical Sciences e.g. Physiology, Immunology, Microbiology etc.

Register to attend the Biomed student forum

School of Physics and Astronomy

Thursday 20 February

10.00 – 11.30am – students who were in first year in 2019 and completed a level one Physics sequence PHS1011 and PHS1022, PHS1031 and PHS1002 or PHS1001 and PHS1002

12.30 – 2.00pm – students who are in second or third year who have/are completing a Physics or Astrophysics major/extended major

Register to attend the Physics and Astronomy student forum

School of Biological Sciences

Friday 21 February

10.00 – 11.30am – students who were in first year in 2019 and completed either BIO1011 and BIO1022 or BIO1011 and BIO1042

12.30 – 2.00pm – students who are in second or third year who have/are completing a major within the School of Biological Sciences

Register to attend the Biological Sciences student forum

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Career Connect Ambassador Program: Apply Now!

Do you want to help your fellow students access essential job and employability services, while refining and enhancing your own skills to secure your dream role?

Career Connect’s Student Ambassador Program is an exciting new initiative offering students the chance to optimise their career development, professionalism and enhance their employability. By representing Career Connect in its activities and events across the University, participants will secure valuable training and networking opportunities highly regarded by employers and recruiters, as well as gain career knowledge, confidence and experience.

To apply, students must;

  • be currently enrolled in a Monash University course;
  • have completed at least one semester of study
  • be available for the duration of the program;
  • not be graduating before the conclusion of the program in October 2020; and
  • commit to volunteering 25 hours over the course of the year.

Applications are now open and close on Sunday 8 December. Places are strictly limited, so for more information and to apply, go to Career Gateway now.

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Bachelor of Science Course Review

The Faculty of Science is currently conducting a course review on the Bachelor of Science and all its associated courses.
A component of this review is a report which draws upon outcomes from a number of course review tasks including an evaluation of key stakeholder perceptions, in this case, current students. We are looking for four groups of students to participate in the forum:
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2020 Science Student Ambassador applications – Now Open

Science Student Ambassadors play a key role in the promotion of the Faculty of Science programs and activities to both future and current students.  They represent the Faculty at a variety of events including Open Day, information evenings, science precinct tours and school visits.  They also represent the faculty through social media contribution and marketing activities.

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Cancer Research Honours Program 2020 Project 3

Project 3: Are we measuring the right ‘KPIs’ in lung cancer care?

Lung cancer is the biggest cause of cancer deaths in Australia and despite improvements in diagnosis and treatment, 5-year survival remains very low (around 16%). The Victorian Lung Cancer Registry (VLCR) is a clinical quality registry established in 2011 to benchmark and report on quality of care for Victorians diagnosed with lung cancer, with the aim of identifying variation, improving care and optimising patient outcomes. A number of quality indicators (analogous to KPIs) have formed the basis for the data items collected by the registry and the benchmarked reports that go back to participating hospitals. However, the landscape of lung cancer care is rapidly evolving, and it is time to reassess the value of the 23 indicators that were selected in 2011, and ensure that we are still measuring the right aspects of care to achieve the aims of the registry. This project will involve a strong component of literature review and would suit a candidate with excellent understanding of the Australian healthcare system as well as a strong interest in oncology.

Please contact Margaret Brand to apply for this honours project.

Phone 03 (9903 0206) Email:  margaret.brand@monash.edu

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Cancer Research Honours Program 2020 Project 2

Project 2: Exploring the real-world impact of new diagnostic and therapeutic developments in lung cancer

We have entered an exciting new era in cancer therapies, where individualised therapies for specific tumour gene changes and therapies that mobilise the patient’s immune system against a tumour are becoming commonplace. In lung cancer, tyrosine kinase inhibitors (for certain EGFR gene mutations and ALK gene translocations) and PD-L1 inhibitors (immunotherapy agents such as nivolumab, pembrolizumab) are making a huge impact on survival and quality of life for some patients. The Victorian Lung Cancer Registry (VLCR) at Monash University is a clinical quality registry that has been collecting diagnosis, treatment and survival data (and some quality of life data) on a large proportion of Victorians with lung cancer since 2011 and has amassed thousands of patient records. In recent years, VLCR has included data on the molecular testing results of lung cancers (for EGFR, ALK and PD-L1) and the use of targeted therapies and immunotherapies. An opportunity exists to enhance and analyse the existing data, and explore the impact of molecular testing and targeted therapies on survival from lung cancer.

Applicants please note: Although this proposal relates to molecular pathology and immunotherapies, this is NOT laboratory research or clinical trial work – we are a health services research team focused on observing and measuring quality of care in different cancer streams, and linking these with patient outcomes.

Please contact Margaret Brand to apply for this honours project.

Phone 03 (9903 0206) Email:  margaret.brand@monash.edu

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Cancer Research Honours Program 2020 Project 1

Project 1: Does the Multidisciplinary Meeting improve quality and value of care for lung cancer patients?

The quality of care provided to patients is described by an array of outcomes including value in healthcare i.e., patient-centred outcomes achieved per healthcare dollar spent which can define quality and unify performance improvement goals with health outcomes of importance to patients across the entire cycle of care. These include, (1) health status achieved, (2) process of recovery, and (3) sustainability of health. The multidisciplinary care team in lung cancer is likely to beneficially impact measures of value for lung cancer patients and this needs to be established. A research project is proposed to evaluate the outcomes of patients treated for lung cancer at the Alfred Hospital and to assess value in those who have and have not been evaluated in the context of a multidisciplinary care team.

Please contact Margaret Brand to apply for this honours project.

Phone 03 (9903 0206) Email:  margaret.brand@monash.edu

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