Game day instructions for Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Take a break from online study and have some fun in this online challenge that you can play from anywhere. This virtual scavenger hunt will allow all students to come together, have some fun and connect as a student group by completing a series of small fun challenges to earn points using whatever you have lying around!

Play for 20 minutes from noon on Tuesday 14th April or Friday 17th April – or both! 

UPDATE: The code word for Friday is ‘Ants’

Scan the QR code below to take part in the game!

We’ve dropped a reminder into your calendar which will be updated with the game instructions on the day (no head starts allowed!) so all you need to do is download the ‘Go Team’ app to your mobile or device from the Appstore or Google play and be ready to play!
Session champions will win a $250 Visa gift card #Letsdothis

Your game goes live at 12noon – be ready when it does.

The instructions are below, or you can watch this YouTube clip.

Step 1: Download the App ‘Go Team’ by Catalyst Global from the Appstore or Google play   

Step 2: Click the QR scanner icon in the top right corner from 12pm when your session goes live.

Step 3: Select ‘Download Game’. If you are having trouble downloading, you may need to delete some videos or photos on your device to create space.

Step 4: Select ‘Start’

Step 5: Enter your ‘Name’ (no emojis).

IMPORTANT: Remember this name if you are playing Friday’s game. It must be exactly the same to be in the running for the overall winner.

Step 6: Once all your icon challenges appear, you may need to use two fingers to zoom in or out depending on your device to see them all.

Step 7: Click on a Challenge Circle Icon and then the information icon to see a quick overview of the challenge. If you want to undertake the challenge click the launch button and follow the instructions to play.

Some things to note:

  • There are 10 different categories to choose from – these are the icons on the left.
  • The challenges requiring a Photo or Video are taken through the Go Remote App. For these challenges select ‘Take Photo’ or ‘Take Video’ and then you must scroll down and click ‘Submit’ to receive points.
  • If you have any questions, you can chat to the game administrator through the icon in the top left corner. Just Click the message function, the Monash Game, then ‘Controller’
  • Make sure you have your sound turned on on both your phone and in the App – through the settings icon.
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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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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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