Parkville Campus Orientation
Dean's Welcome 2022. Professor Arthur Christopoulos, Dean Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Hello, and congratulations on securing a place to study with us at Monash Parkville.
The past two years have been challenging for everybody, but they have been particularly difficult for those of you who are commencing university this year.
On behalf of the entire Faculty, I am delighted and excited to welcome you - a cohort of students who have shown such incredible tenacity and determination to get here.
Although we can never know exactly what the next few years will entail in terms of on-campus vs remote learning, I am certain that - whatever happens - you are joining an inclusive, welcoming community where people support each other to succeed under any circumstance.
With that in mind, I encourage you to please embrace the university experience.
Attend events and functions when we are able to have them.
Join a club or a study group.
Engage with student leadership opportunities.
Not only will you make friends, but you will build the professional networks that will serve you throughout your career.
You will also be helping yourself academically, because there is very compelling evidence that students who have strong connections with their peers are less likely to do poorly in exams.
You may also be aware that Monash is regarded as regularly being in the top two or three Institutions in the world for Pharmacy and Pharmacology.
We didn’t achieve this by focusing on a select few high performers…We did this by striving for excellence across the board.
By bringing everyone with us and providing the opportunities to ensure such a positive outcome.
I now look forward to you joining us on that journey, and to welcoming you in person.