Monash Global Opportunities Fair


Monash Global Opportunities Fair held on Wednesday 11th April from 11am – 3pm, is the perfect event for you!

The Global Opportunities Fair is Monash University’s flagship event for the promotion of learning abroad, which showcases an exciting range of opportunities at 170+ partner universities.

Students who attend the Fair will explore the breadth of options available to them, from faculty-led short term programs to semester-length exchange programs.

Students will also receive advice about financial support and have a chance to ask questions to our partner institutions and Faculty exchange coordinators. 

Current exchange students here at Monash and those who have studied at one of our partner institutions as part of their degree will also be volunteering at the event in order to facilitate invaluable peer-to-peer advising.

When: Wednesday 11th April 2018, 11:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Main Dining Hall and Airport Lounge, Campus Centre, Clayton Campus

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Final Year Feels


Final year feels

by Christina Nelson

It is completely normal to feel a host of emotions whilst going through your final year. You might find yourself in a self-induced deadline crisis, whilst trying to maintain a semblance of normality so that your lab partner thinks ‘how on earth are they managing’ (even though a few minutes before class you were having a mini-meltdown in the bathroom). The thought of leaving university, and what comes next, starts to dawn on you.

I mean who wouldn’t miss those student discounts, longer summer breaks, skipping those early morning lectures to grab brunch with your mates (or just sleep-in), or having a good excuse for being unemployed?

And let’s be honest ….

This is what you feel like when someone asks you what you are doing next year:

So, enjoy your final year with your friends, and remember that final year is not forever. The study will end!

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Top 3 Tips To Thrive During The Semester


1. Get to know the lecturers, tutors and library staff

The BEST way to enjoy your units is to interact with your lecturers and tutors. Go up to them after a lecture and introduce yourself. If they are busy, send them a quick email organizing a quick catch up. You will be pleasantly surprised at what you discover about your educators.

If there are any questions you have content-wise, utilize the Moodle Forum page for your unit and post your queries there. Other students can comment and answer, if they don’t your lecturers will.

Utilize the librarians! They have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to sourcing information for your assignments and improving your academic and communication skills. The Hargrave Andrew Library (HAL) have 10-15 minute drop-in sessions that run during the weekdays as follows:

  • Librarian
    • Monday to Friday 11am to 3pm
    • Tuesday and Thursday 4pm to 7pm
  • Learning Skills Adviser
    • Monday, Wednesday and Friday 12 to 2pm
    • Tuesday and Thursday 4pm to 7pm

2. Where to find Yummy Coffee and Food

Most of you would be well accustomed to your usual routes and spaces around the campus based on your timetables. If you’d like a change in scenery and tastes, check out our various eateries available on our Clayton Campus here! Surviving the long hours of study makes it easier with a yummy snack and a drink of choice.

Some personal off-campus affordable favorites of mine include Ping’s Dumpling Kitchen, The Proud Peacock (in the process of being reopened due to a fire) and Chatime!

3. Where to Study

Depending on how you study and if you are studying with a group, HAL, the Science Student Learning Lounge and Matherson have rooms you can book. If you are registered with the Disability Support Services, our libraries contain assistive equipment.

  • Everest Braille embosser and Duxbury Braille translation software at the Matheson Library
  • Kurzweil book readers at Law Library
  • Book magnifiers (CCTVs) at Caulfield, Matheson and Peninsula libraries
  • Lightweight book trolleys at Caulfield, Matheson, and Peninsula libraries.

Rest rooms are also available at HAL, Matherson & the Law library.

Other cool spaces to study in include the Green Chemical Futures, tables on the ground floor of the Maths & EAE Sciences building, TAPAS, PACE.


P.s Socializing and wearing comfy clothes also play a great part in your success at university! Find the courage to say hi to the person next to you, I know I have made some of my best friends here 🙂 

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Honours in Science at Monash

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Honours will give you a competitive advantage in your career. Most importantly, Honours will give you the first big chance to ‘stretch your legs’ on your very own project. It will also give you an excellent preparation for a higher degree by research (research master’s, or the PhD) to further consolidate your communication and research skills, hone your project management and problem-solving ability, and make you stand out from the crowd as a future leader in your field.

As an honours student you will work one-on-one with an academic on a research project. Academics are excited about their research and take great pride in mentoring the next generation of scientists.

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From Trash To Diamonds

Rahad R., Chemistry Honours student

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a rubbish collector. It seemed like a cool job at that age, driving those magnificent trucks with their mechanical arms that can pick up anything. I remember my neighbours teasing me about it all the time.


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