“Prior to the pandemic, I always hesitated to do online courses as I very much like the classroom style and interactive way of learning. However, studying online this semester has significantly shifted my perspective as I was able to really embrace the flexibility and accessibility of online learning."
Saskia Barker Hussar
Bachelor of Arts
"I am really enjoying my Linguistics unit! We have been embracing some beautiful new interpretations and meditations on the nature of language standards across the world. I feel enriched by the online discussions over Zoom and connecting with my fellow cohort this way."
“Online learning is amazing. We are supported with Moodle, Monash's online library and many other platforms to study online when we are not on campus. Monash students have so many online communities and clubs to stay connected. For example, my wonderful lecturers are going to build a media studies club to discuss and research media topics next semester!"
“My lecturers have been very proactive by checking on our progress and mental health. Their guidance through emails and personal Zoom chats has definitely helped me. I especially appreciate Dr Emily van der Nagel’s constant assurance that we are not alone and that we are all going through this tough time together."
“My biggest highlight this semester was hearing from a vast array of guest speakers that I wouldn't have had the opportunity or privilege to hear in person. The biggest one that comes to mind is through my 'Victims, Justice and the Law' elective, where we got to hear from Professor Ken Pease, a British forensic psychologist and criminologist."
“I have made so many new friends online. The breakout rooms on Zoom and Facebook chats allow me to brainstorm and discuss ideas with my classmates, which I am super grateful for."
Master of Journalism
International student - India
“My favourite class this semester was 'Introduction to Journalism Practice'. We learnt not only how to be a professional journalist but also how to evolve as one. Our lecturer, Matt Mitchell, was absolutely amazing. He made the unit incredibly easy to do. I was sad when we hit our last session for this semester. I wanted it to keep going."
Master of Interpreting and Translation Studies
International student - Italy
“My favourite class this semester is 'Theory and Practice of Interpreting' as it gives students theoretical as well as practical background needed to become an interpreter. I also appreciate the work and support of the Unit Coordinator, Dr Marc Orlando, who constantly makes sure we are keeping safe and healthy, especially during these times."
"I am really enjoying my 'Data Analytics in Communications' unit with Dr Verity Trott. I have had the best experience because she has been so encouraging and motivating throughout. Her energy is extremely contagious and all of our online tutorials have been excellent."
Bachelor of Arts
International student - Singapore
“One benefit of online learning is greater control over my schedule as I have no travel or interesting diversions to take up time. Planning work and relaxation balance becomes easier and setting up the perfect studying ambience as well. I for one enjoy a good view when I am working so I position myself in front of a window to take in the expanse of the Victorian sky.”
“Although adapting to online study has been a challenge, I have been able to plan each of my commitments every day, with ample fun time in between. I have kept my studying inside one room away from my bedroom - this allows me to keep my uni and work stuff in one spot and lets my brain relax as soon as I step out. It’s really helped me keep my motivation up."
“My favourite class is 'Understanding the Media' as we learn about the progression of media and how much it's affected the world as a whole. My professor Dr Robbie Fordyce is another reason I like this subject as his teaching method is dynamic and encouraging. Even though I'm overseas at the moment, I've felt completely supported and thoroughly engaged with Monash Arts."