National Sorry Day & A Sea of Hearts for Reconciliation Week
Students and staff raise awareness for National Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week with creative displays of paper flowers and a sea of hearts to acknowledge that “reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all” and remember to Be Brave Make Change.
Well, the results are in and we are beyond THRILLED to announce that Monash Residential Services achieved a Gold Award for the 2021 Green Impact Program! We would like to congratulate the MRS staff and the entire residential community for this amazing achievement.
Residents dressed to impress at the glamourous MRS Residents’ Committee Ball on Thursday 7 April, 2022. Flapper dresses, feathers, a gold photobooth and hats were just some of the roaring 20’s items that could be spotted on the night.
Monash Residential Services provides various Student Leadership opportunities to residents. The various committees met in March and have all started planning engaging and educational activities to deliver throughout 2022.
In February, the Monash Residential Services (MRS) Orientation program was delivered to its full capacity with new residents welcomed into the 2022 community with a jam-packed central activity program!
Free Leadership Training @ Monash Residential Services - Supporting learning, supporting leading and enhancing the community
At Monash Residential Services (MRS), student leaders are given the opportunity to lead their community and receive formal recognition of skills developed in leadership roles. MRS provides more than just a room. We offer care, support and enrichment to students living on-campus. Our teams of volunteer student leaders, in the roles of Resident Advisors (RAs) and Hall Society executives, form the backbone of our community. We prize learning and continuous improvement within our teams in order to best support the residents at Monash.
9 September 2021
It can be hard to tell if someone you know is struggling while you aren’t seeing them face-to-face, so asking R U OK? is more important than ever. At Monash Residential Services (MRS) we are passionate about supporting the mental wellbeing of our students and staff living on campus.
September 9 marked the second year R U OK? day that ran remotely. Our student leaders and support staff organised digital events and engagement activities to highlight the day and reach out to residents with the goal of fostering a culture where we're not afraid to ask "Are you okay?"
31 August 2021
Specifically tailored for MRS residents, the MRS Career Development Program provides students with the unique opportunity to gain fantastic career development knowledge and skills, from a wide range of offerings and self-paced learning.
The program has been designed so that MRS students can work through three separate modules at their own pace, and learn skills that are relevant to their careers both during and after their studies.
22 May 2021
14 April 2021
15 March 2021
The 2021 Semester 1 Orientation was a welcome return to face-to-face events and initiatives. Our student leaders and RSTO engaged new residents in their transition to life-on-campus, ensuring they were able to settle into their new homes.
25 November 2020
16 September 2020
An important message that encourages the conversation of R U Ok? to continue beyond the question. It really is a conversation that could change a life and rather imperative given the various challenges that many have faced in 2020.
In order to ensure our students were kept engaged during the COVID-19 restrictions, we utilised new and innovative channels to deliver virtual training sessions, games and online activities using a secure platform.
We also embarked on the new norm of hosting all meetings online.
24 February 2020
For semester one 2020, MRS developed the ‘Where We Belong’ welcome program aimed at ensuring the support of new residents in their transition to life on campus, and providing opportunities for residents to meet their peers and the staff available to support them.
30 August 2019
Speakers Meghan Wright & Meabh Friel
On Friday 30 August 150 MRS residents came together for the RNA Dinner, hosted by the committee, and engaged in conversation around how they could make changes that ensured gender equality.
21 August 2019
The Monash Residential Services and Non-Residential Colleges 3rd annual College Games was held on the 21 August with 900 students participating from 21 halls, highlighting the positive contribution group fitness and teamwork play in building active cohorts at Monash.
12 August 2019
Monash Residential Services warmly welcomed more than 450 new residents, from over 43 countries, to our diverse and inclusive community for Semester Two. Throughout July, our Residential Support Teams delivered a wide range of programs to ensure that our new students quickly felt at home and were presented with plenty of opportunities to make new friends.
25 July 2019
RETURNRⓇ bowls have officially launched at MRS!
20 May 2019
Monash Residential Services (MRS) hosts a number of Academic Dinners throughout the year that give their residents the opportunity to contribute to conversations on current, real-world, issues.
10 May 2019
“I live in a share house in the student village with eight others but we are able to enjoy the facilities in Gillies Hall such as the common room, the music room, the games room and the study room."
2 May 2019
2 March 2019
9 May 2018
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12 May 2017
25 March 2017
14 March 2017
14 March 2017
9 February 2017
9 February 2017
9 September 2016
Teams from across MRS gathered in the Function room to see who would claim the title and bragging rights of the 8 ball pool championship.
6 July 2016
Together with the Yulendji Indigenous Engagement Unit, MRS facilitated a panel discussion for staff on the topic: Thriving at University – engaging Indigenous students in campus life.
16 May 2016
An exceptional panel of leaders from research, journalism and business presented at the second Academic and Leadership Dinner for 2016.
1 March 2016
This year saw one of the largest Orientation programs in MRS’ history, in no small part due to the four new Halls of Residence that are now a part of the Clayton Residential Community.
28 June 2016
Monash University’s Clayton campus has been awarded three major architecture awards by the Australian Institute of Architects including the best urban design award for the second year running.
3 December 2015
A new state-of-the-art student living precinct spanning four residential buildings has been officially opened at Monash University by her Excellency, the Hon Linda Dessau AM, Governor of Victoria.
23 November 2015
Through Gandel Philanthropy, the Gandel family has committed A$1 million to the establishment of a transformational scholarship fund to support high-achieving students from disadvantaged backgrounds to study a degree of their choice at Monash University.