Opportunities at MRS
Opportunities abound at MRS
Monash Residential Services prides itself on providing its residents with a home away from home through the strength of the care and support offered within our residential communities. The opportunity to engage in a variety of ways with our near 3,000 strong community is indeed a privilege and one that we hope to make a lasting impact with.
Each year, Monash Residential Services hosts four academic dinners in its Function Room at the Clayton Campus. The dinners feature multiple guest speakers who are invited to share their stories and insights on a themed topic for the evening. Each of our 14 Halls of Residence, including Peninsula, has the opportunity to invite ten of their residents and one staff member to share in the occasion.
Thus far in 2018, academic dinners have been held in March and April to celebrate International Women’s Day, and a special event to consider the ways in which we may make a positive impact in the world in a sustainable manner. The most recent academic dinner was another engaging evening as Monash’s own Dr Rob Brimblecombe and former AFL star and Bali bombing survivor Jason McCartney explored the ‘Commit to a Cause’ theme.
The dinners provide residents with a wonderful opportunity to come together as a broader community, network, share in fine food and consider the pressing issues of our time, stimulated by a range of guest speakers who are inspiring individuals and leaders within their chosen fields. More so, the evenings always conclude with a Q & A session that allows our residents an opportunity to actively engage with our speakers and to meet and speak with them personally afterwards. Such access is indeed a feature of our academic dinners that promise to satisfy the stomach and stimulate the mind.