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Monash International Student Experience Day

About the event

Come along to our International Student Experience Day and get a taste of what it's like to study at Monash.

The day includes a series of interactive faculty-run workshops that explore different subject areas. You'll also attend a VCE EAL masterclass to help you succeed in your final years of school. Plus, you'll get the chance to hear from our current international students about their Monash experience.

This event is for international Year 11 and 12 VCE and IB students.

Event details

Date: Thursday 16 April
Time: 9am - 3pm
Location: Banquet Room, Level 1, Campus Centre, Clayton campus

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9.00 - 9.45am Registration, morning tea and faculty expo
9.45 - 10.30am General presentation and student panel
10.45 - 11.55am Workshop 1
12.10 - 1.20pm Workshop 2
1.35 - 2.10pm Lunch
2.15 - 3.00pm Achieving a Top EAL Score masterclass

Please note: You'll need to register for this event individually in order to select your faculty workshops. We don't accept group bookings. Ensure you register early to secure your preferred workshops, as they will no longer be available once full.

What's on

Faculty expo

Check in, grab a bite to eat for morning tea and join us at the faculty expo. Speak one-on-one with representatives from all study areas and get your questions answered about our courses and entry requirements. You'll also have the opportunity to speak to representatives from Monash Residential Services, International Student Services, English Connect and the International Student Association.

Presentation and student panel

Hear from some of our friendly current students. They're looking forward to sharing their personal journeys and experiences with you, so you can get a taste of what university life will be like as an international student at Monash.


Select from a variety of faculty workshops and information sessions. These expert-run workshops will be fun and interactive, showcasing some of our amazing facilties. You'll come away with strategies and skills to help you achieve top marks in your study area. Please be mindful that some workshops have a set capacity, which you won't be able to select if it becomes full. You'll need to select another workshop that has availability. There are limited options for changing once you have made your selections.

Workshop descriptions

Faculty Workshop titleDescription
Art, Design and Architecture The Future of Work - Jobs and Careers that Inspire Employers are seeking applicants with creative capabilities to meet the future needs of a changing world. In this two-part hands-on workshop, you'll get a sneak-peak into the creative and communication tools that our students develop in first-year. Through a fun creative process, you'll develop your idea into a prototype. It's a taste of how exciting university can be and shows how you can prepare for an awesome creative career.

*This session will run across both workshops, so you will not be able to select another faculty workshop.

Arts Criminology: How do buildings and natural environments impact crime risk? In this practical workshop, you'll learn how the design features of buildings such as a house, school, shopping mall or hospital, as well as the natural environment surrounding those buildings, impact upon crime risk, and how these features can be changed to reduce that level of risk. You'll be introduced to the main ideas of crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) and will then practice this knowledge by conducting a digital CPTED audit of several public spaces in Melbourne. Using Google Maps Street View, you'll establish the level of saftey of these locations and identify potention crime-related desing issues.

Please bring your mobile phone to this session.

Business and Economics What makes Monash Business School Unique – From a Student Perspective? Uncover what a business degree involves at Monash Business School and where it could lead you in the future. You'll hear from Recruitment Coordinator, James Collins and a diverse student panel who will discuss their experiences at Monash. You'll have the chance to engage with our panel and ask any questions about what student life is like in the Business faculty.

The session will provide an overview of the various undergraduate course offerings available and will cover topics such as what makes Monash Business School different, employability, scholarships, internships, study tours and more!

Education So you want to teach the next generation? This interactive session provides you with an understanding of what it means to be a 'teacher' with the help of current education students. Challenge yourself to develop an engaging lesson for your peers and provide constructive feedback using technologies that are being introduced within classrooms around the world.
Engineering Creating tomorrow's engineers, today! In this workshop, you'll experience a combination of civil engineering (spaghetti tower challenge) and programming using the Lego Mindstorm EV3s - programmable robot cars. You'll work in small groups to complete a variety of tasks, which become increasingly difficult. Have lots of fun, get a taste of what engineering is all about, and practice valuable skills that engineers use every day, such as problem solving, communication, creative thinking and teamwork.
Information Technology Help the plight of Bangladeshi farmers with innovative solutions Are you interested in developing an innovative IT solution to a pressing global issue? In this workshop, you'll apply human-centred design and ICT to address various challenges facing women farmers in a developing country – all while under the guidance of talented tutors. This is your chance to expose yourself to the potential of technology, gain critical insights into the industry and get a feel of how rewarding a career in IT can be.
Law Run your own court case in Monash Law's state-of-the-art Moot Court! We're the only Law School in Australia to guarantee clinical legal experience – but what is it? Join Monash Law and find out first-hand what it is like to run your own case, judge, or even be the defendant or witness in a mock court trial based on a real court case.
Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Practise your clinical skills in our fully equipped nursing lab! The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash is one of the largest schools for the education of doctors, nurses and midwives in Australia.

Find out why our students chose to study with us and take part in some activities in our fully equipped nursing lab. Set up like a real hospital, our clinical learning environment includes simulation mannequins, which are programmed to make noises and exhibit particular symptoms. Practise some of the important clinical skills that our nursing students learn before starting placement.

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Functional groups and chirality In this engaging workshop, you'll apply your understanding of different functional groups and chirality to the context of medicines.

You'll learn about the role functional groups play in drug delivery and medicine activity and apply inter-molecular bonding concepts to the interactions between medicines and protein binding sites. It will also involve witnessing how the chirality of a medicine molecule affects its ability to bind to receptors in the body.

Science Analysis of Blood Plasma via UV-Vis Spectrophotometry This interactive and hands-on workshop will be in two parts. The first part is a demonstration involving elephants' toothpaste. This will include an experiment introducing the concepts of thermodynamics and kinetics. There will also be an exothermic reaction to observe.

The second part will use UV-Visible Spectrophotometry to determine if an individual has overdosed on salicylate compound, a natural chemical found in plants as a preservative to protect themselves against disease, bacteria fungi and insects. The activity will show you how to use the spectrophotometer to prepare a standard curve and determine the concentration of salicylate in the blood sample provided.

This workshop will be in the first year chemistry lab. All attendees will be required to come wearing fully enclosed shoes. Lab coats and safety glasses will be provided.

Exam PreparationPreparing for your examsIn this workshop, you'll be introduced to the exam environment. We'll explore the challenges you'll face and provide you with advice and tips on how you can prepare for and conquer your exams.

Contact us

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