Uni life can be complicated at first, so this site will help make it a little easier to navigate your first semester at Monash. The weeks listed here represent the twelve teaching weeks of semester. Just start scrolling to browse topics to see important deadlines to help you manage your studies each week.
Programs to help your studies
Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)
To help you with some of the more difficult first-year units, Peer Assisted Study Sessions are study groups led by students who've already done well in these units.
Sessions usually run from weeks 3 to 12. Places fill up fast, so check the list on the PASS website to see if you're taking any of the units covered in this program.
Conversational English programs
If you're keen to improve your conversational English, join a class led by trained students. Meet and talk with new friends while improving your English. There are no exams or formal assessments and classes are free, running from weeks 3 to 11.
Get in early as classes fill quickly.
Mindfulness for Academic Success
Learn how to use mindfulness to help manage stress and improve your study. The program has five free one-hour classes with Monash counsellors trained in mindfulness techniques. These techniques are designed to reduce stress and anxiety, improve focus and stop procrastination.
Register your place through the booking system.
Research and learning skills
The Library offers programs and online resources that cover searching for and using library resources, effective reading and note-taking, and getting started with assignments.
- Research and Learning Online is the gateway to the Library's online learning materials
Drop-in sessions with a learning skills adviser or librarian are available at library research and learning points from week two to Swot Vac (just before exams).
- For programs, drop-ins and library classes, login to my.monash