Want to use your degree to change the world?

20 Aug 2018

Applications are now open for the award-winning Green Steps program run by Monash Sustainable Development Institute. Green Steps offers innovative and practical sustainability training and consultancy projects for ambitious emerging leaders at Monash University.

As part of the program, students will gain the skills and knowledge to transform attitudes and drive change for a more just, sustainable and resilient world. The program includes:

  • 4.5 days of interactive training: Develop skills in systems change, leadership, communication and behaviour change
  • Consultancy experience: Work on a sustainability consultancy project
  • Global networks: Join a global network of over 1200 change agents

How to apply

  1. First join the Take One Step challenge and make a personal committment to live more sustainably.
  2. Then apply for Green Steps – include your resume and a 60- to 90-second video presenting three actions that you’d take to implement your ‘step’ or pledge across the University.

Monash Sustainable Development Institute offers 25 places free of charge to students across all faculties and disciplines.

Applications close at midnight on Monday 3 September.

Apply now

Learning and Teaching Building and S2 car park closed – Sunday 19 August

15 Aug 2018

The LTB and S2 car park will be closed on Sunday 19 August due to mandatory annual high voltage maintenance works. There will be no electrical power or lighting to these areas during this period.

The bus interchange traffic lights (located between the bus interchange and the LTB) will also be turned off for the day, with security in place to assist with pedestrian access to the bus interchange.
Buses will still be running as per the normal timetable.

Study areas available on the day include the Matheson Library from 10am-5pm and the 24/7 study lab.
These works have been scheduled over the weekend in order to minimise disruption. We thank you for your understanding during this period.

We’re recruiting SDG Coordinators

10 Aug 2018

Do you have an interest and desire to make your university and wider community more sustainable? As part of its Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Students Program, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Youth (SDSN Youth) is recruiting students to become SDG Coordinators.

  • Open to students aged between 18-30
  • Applications close Thursday 16 August

As an SDG Coordinator, you’ll transform your university into a hub for SDG action. You’ll mobilise motivated students, plan awareness campaigns, organise events and create action spaces. You’ll also be part of a global network of students committed to making the Sustainable Development Goals a reality. Please visit SDSN Youth’s recruitment page for more information.

Apply now

Take the Change the Course survey

10 Aug 2018

Help us improve awareness of our services

We’re working with our students to create an environment that is safe, respectful and caring. Right now we want to know more about how you use and understand the services that are designed to keep you safe.

With a zero tolerance approach to sexual violence we're looking at the effectiveness of University policies and responses to sexual assault and sexual harassment. This survey will help us understand what you know and how we're doing.

Please respond before 21 August. Independent firm Worklogic will administer and gather survey information in an aggregrated manner. No one will be identified in the reporting.

Take the Change the Course survey

Free online skill development

10 Aug 2018

Leap into Leadership Online has been revamped! Check out our brand new location in Moodle, and prepare yourself to stand out from the crowd.

These 12 modules introduce you to the skills that can improve your employability. From goal setting to time management, high-performing teams to event and project management, there’s plenty to choose from, and each module you complete will earn you a certificate.

More than 4,000 Monash students have used Leap into Leadership Online to develop their skills and stand out from the crowd. So, what are you waiting for?

Get started now!

Register for the Social Innovation Summit

02 Aug 2018

The inaugural Social Innovation Summit is taking place at Clayton campus on Saturday 11 August.

It’s an opportunity to learn about sustainable development and social business, and a great starting point for those looking to apply for Monash Sustainable Development Institute’s flagship social business competition Leave No One Behind.

The Summit will provide an introduction to key concepts, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and social business, and will also begin matchmaking teams.

On the day there will be presentations by industry experts, as well as some hands-on teamwork to spark new ideas and build your skills. Come with your passion and ideas – and leave with new friends, collaborators and practical tools to get started.

There is no cost for participating in the Summit. Eligible students and alumni are required to pay a $10 deposit to register for this event, which will be refunded when they turn up on the day.

Register here

#CaptureMonash - Photography Competition

30 Jul 2018

Calling all Monash photographers. Now is your time to shine! We’re looking for the best photos showcasing life at Monash.

Enter the #CaptureMonash photography competition to share your beautiful images that capture something special about the character and personality of Monash life.

The way the light hits a building, a secret study nook, a garden hang-out spot, study abroad experiences, your favourite place to us your favourite things about Monash.

You could win a HP Sprocket or an Apple MacBook Pro!

The competition is open to students from all of our campuses. For more information on how to enter and to view the T&C's:


Need help lodging your tax return?

30 Jul 2018

It’s tax time.

If you’d like help lodging your tax return, make an appointment with one of our ATO-trained and accredited student volunteers. They’ll help you complete your tax return online using myTax.

Appointments are free and available on Caulfield and Clayton campus.

Visit Tax help for more information and to book and appointment.

Did you know that you can now print directly from your smartphone or tablet?

30 Jul 2018

We recently released a great new feature across our Monash managed printer fleet. It's called Mobility Print.

To learn how to use this feature follow the full instructions on the how to print for students webpage.

Or watch these how to print videos:
IOS 9.2+
Android 4.4+
Chrome OS 43+

Join the Run for Refugees this Sunday

30 Jul 2018

75 students, staff and alumni are running to raise money this weekend at Run Melbourne.

We're aiming to raise $30,000 to support a student’s education at Monash through the Asylum Seekers Scholarship Fund.

There’s no government support available for families on temporary visas, waiting to have their refugee status processed. Without a scholarship or other major support, students of these families can miss out on further education, their lives put on hold for years at a time.

You can help! Support a runner or team taking part this Sunday, or join them at this amazing community event.

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Have you thought about your future career?

30 Jul 2018

Let Career Connect help you start planning!

Our Career Conversations and Workshops will give you:

  • Advice on how to plan your career journey.
  • Industry insights that will help you create a career plan with impact.
  • Resources, tips and tricks to help you build the employability skills you’ll need.

Browse and book in for a session via Career Gateway today.

For more info, head to our Career Success Coaching page.

Prepare for your Career with Workplace Talk

30 Jul 2018

Prepare for finding a job with English Connect's Workplace Talk.

Improve your professional communication – one of the top rated employability skills across all industries!

  • Interview language
  • Communicating with colleagues
  • Networking

Attend 100% of Workplace Talk to be invited to a an exclusive career networking event with business specialists.

Secure your place - workshops book out FAST.

Register now

SwapMe requests close this week

30 Jul 2018

If you’ve submitted a request to swap classes through the SwapMe app, we’re finalising all available swaps on Friday 3 August.

We’ll let you know if we find a match. If you haven’t had a message from the SwapMe app by 5pm, Monday 6 August advising of a successful swap, the timetable you see in Allocate+ will be your final schedule for this semester.

If you still have an issue with your timetable:

  • Check with the unit coordinator whether lecture recordings will be available online. If so, you can access them through Moodle.
  • Talk to your faculty about other options, including choosing live streaming options.

Register now

Grammar and Speaking Workshop Registrations Open!

30 Jul 2018

Registrations are OPEN for English Connect's Speaking and Grammar Workshops!

We have:

  • Grammar to improve your technical writing.
  • Public speaking to succeed at presentations.
  • Group work and discussion workshops to perform your best in tutorials.
  • Friendly and knowledgeable facilitators.

Speak and write with confidence.

Register now

Let's Chat Registrations Open NOW

30 Jul 2018

Make friends, improve your conversational English and learn about Australia and Monash from our friendly peer facilitators.

Classes run Mondays to Thursdays in the afternoons and after registration you can select your class in Allocate+.

Secure your place as classes book up FAST!

Register today

Need to swap classes?

13 Jul 2018

If you don't have the classes you want, or would like to make a swap, go to SwapMe now.

  • Login using your student ID
  • Your timetabled classes will show classes that are available to swap (your full timetable will be viewable in Allocate+.)
  • Only valid swap options should be visible. Click on a class to see options for swapping
  • First in first served! The requests are timestamped. The team at Scheduling Services will review all requests.

If we find a swap you'll be notified before the timetable adjustment period ends on Friday 3 August

The app will work hard to find a match with other students, but there’s no guarantee. Check with your unit coordinator for other options while you’re waiting to hear.


IMPORTANT: Impacts to bus services

12 Jul 2018

Industrial action will again impact bus services operated by CDC Victoria on Friday 13 July.

To manage this disruption:

  • the 601 bus between Clayton campus and Huntingdale train station will run its full service through an alternative operator.
  • the 630 and 900 bus services will operate on a Sunday timetable.

All other bus routes to our campuses will run as usual.

Check with Public Transport Victoria for more information.

Are you rent smart? Breaking your lease

12 Jul 2018

If you need to break your lease before the end of the contract date, what do you do?

  • Check your contract.
  • Give the proper notice period in writing.
  • If it is a fixed term contract, you will be liable to pay the remainder of the lease unless you find someone to replace you.
  • Notice to vacate, what it means.

Visit the off-campus accommodation or Rent-Smart websites for more help with rights and responsibilities and living off campus.