The Science Peer Mentoring Program is a six-week program aimed at creating a fun and supportive network between supervisory mentors, peer mentors and first year students (mentees).
As a mentor, you play a vital part in helping new students make a smooth transition from high school to university life. You will meet with your mentee weekly and organise fun activities to help your mentee settle in, make friends and have a fun and successful first year. As a mentor, you receive training and support from your own supervisory mentor.
After being a mentor, you can apply to be a supervisory mentor to take on a greater leadership role and to develop project and event management skills. You will be a role model to fellow science students.
What you can get out of the program:
A chance to develop your interpersonal and communication skills as you guide and assist new students
Opportunities to develop your leadership skills and talents
Satisfaction of helping others
Boost your CV through the experience and new skills gained
Lifelong friendships with fellow students.
What we expect from you:
Attend the group training session in semester 2
Attend group training sessions held the week before O-week, semester 1
Weekly correspondence with first year students studying science for the first 6 weeks of semester 1
Active assistance given to mentees as they start their university life
Report progress of mentees to supervisory mentors.
Mentor and supervisory mentor applications are currently open!
Applications close Sunday 16 October 2016, 11:59pm.
If you are having trouble accessing the application form, please ensure that you are signed in using your Monash student email account. If you are signed in using a personal Gmail account you may need to sign into your Monash student email account using a private browser.
If you are passionate about science and aspire to make a difference in the world, the Science Future Leaders Program is for you!
The Science Future Leaders Program has been developed to identify and cultivate the science leaders of the future.
Activities undertaken during the year-long program will assist you in developing a range of skills relevant to leadership in your studies and career. Activities include a residential, a series of leadership seminars and workshops, and the opportunity to practice leadership within the university, your chosen profession, and/or wider community.
Applications for this program are now closed. Apply in September 2016 for the 2017 program.
The Monash Science Society, or the MSS as it is better known, is one of the largest faculty based clubs at Monash University.The Society has seats on many different committees within the faculty and also in the wider Monash community. The Society will always provide a voice for its members, letting your opinion be voiced to the whole university.
The Biological Society is a student run organisation that provides a relaxed, friendly environment in which students can deepen their appreciation of the biological sciences. We give students the opportunity to participate in conservation projects around Victoria. We provide a friendly environment for students to meet like-minded people at university. We run numerous social events including BBQ's, movie nights and our annual cocktail night at the end of the year! You don't need to be a biology student, just have an interest in all things living!
The Monash Advanced Science & Science Scholar Society is a club for students enrolled in BScAdv(Hons), BScAdv(Reseach), BScAdv(Global Challenges) and BSc(ScSchProg) at the Clayton campus of Monash University.
The Science Precinct is home to many study and chill-out spaces. Check out the map below for locations (if you are looking for a campus map online, go here).
These study spaces are intended for Science Students only, and several of them require swipe card access.
The new Science Student Learning Lounge is an informal space dedicated for use only by students enrolled in Science and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As a Science student you have access to writeable surfaces, large computer monitors for doing group assignments, bookable meeting rooms, comfortable furniture, as well as kitchen facilities to heat your lunch or make a cup of tea.