Notices

Nominations open for Diversity & Inclusion award

22 Oct 2020

Know someone at Monash who has gone above and beyond to support diversity and inclusion?

Submit your nomination for the Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Awards for Diversity and Inclusion. All Monash students are eligible, and you are welcome to nominate yourself.

Your nomination should align with our diversity and inclusion priority areas including:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • People from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • People of diverse genders and sexualities
  • People with disability

In particular this year, we encourage nominations for those have promoted wellbeing and resilience in the face of COVID-19.

The award ceremony will be held online 10 December, with further in-person celebrations in 2021. Nominations close 10 November, so submit your nomination today!

Find out more


Open study spaces on Grand Final holiday

21 Oct 2020

This Friday 23 October, the University is closed for the Grand Final public holiday. We'll keep a few study spaces open for those who don't have a quiet place to study at home.

The following study spaces will be open for students to use:

  • 21 Sports Walk (Campbell Hall): 9am - midnight
  • Science Learning Lounge, 14 Rainforest Walk (Building 26): 9am - midnight


Apply for Global Discovery Program 2020

21 Oct 2020

Applications are about to close for our 2020 Global Discovery Program. This year, the program is a three-day virtual study tour, offering students exclusive access to Monash’s New York City-based alumni as they share their real-world insights and influential networks.

Be one of 20 students to participate in this virtual program and you’ll be in with a chance to go to New York City in 2021 and visit Monash’s prominent alumni in their workplaces and be inspired by their career pathways.

The program will run from Tuesday 8 to Thursday 10 December.

Applications close 25 October.

How to apply


2020 Green Steps applications open

15 Oct 2020

Are you passionate about sustainability? Apply to join 2020 Green Steps, an extra-curricular leadership program to enhance your degree.

The Monash Sustainable Development Institute’s Green Steps is an award-winning program that provides sustainability training to emerging student leaders.

The program includes:

  • Five days of virtual sustainability training in early December
  • 20 hours of work experience on a sustainability consultancy project in January and February
  • Access to a global network of over 1,300 sustainability leaders.

30 fully-funded places are available, and Monash students from all degrees and faculties are welcome to apply.

Applications close 16 November, so submit your application today!

Apply now


Monash arcade expo – tournament edition

09 Oct 2020

Australia’s biggest university gaming event returns on Friday 16 October, and this year it’s completely online. Watch Monash’s top esports players battle for prizes, and join the fun with casual games, music, chat channels and more.

Learn more


Education change survey

08 Oct 2020

We'd love to hear how you've adjusted to changes to your learning delivery. By completing this 15-minute survey, you'll help us understand your learning experience.

Participate now


How academic progress will run this review period

08 Oct 2020

Academic progress is the University’s way of checking in and helping you if you need additional support to successfully complete your degree. This process aims to identify students who are struggling with their academic progress sooner and provide tailored support to get them back on track.

We adjusted how we ran academic progress during the first review period of 2020. For the second review period of 2020, we’ll be returning to the process outlined in the Student Academic Progress Policy.

We’ll assess your academic progress using your original grades, even though your fail grades may not be recorded on your academic transcript or count towards your GPA/CGPA or WAM (see grading and results update).

We’ll assign at-risk students one of three levels:

  • Level one (advice) – if you have failed at least one unit (but haven’t met any unsatisfactory academic progress criteria).
  • Level two (monitoring) – if you met at least one unsatisfactory academic progress criteria (but haven’t in the previous review period).
  • Level three (intervention) – if you met one or more of the unsatisfactory progress criteria for a consecutive review period.

Find out more about academic progress


Changes to Clayton-Peninsula shuttle bus

02 Oct 2020

From Monday 5 October, the inter-campus shuttle bus between the Clayton and Peninsula campuses will run once a day in each direction, from Monday to Friday.

The new weekly Clayton-Penisula timetable is:

  • 8:10am - Clayton to Peninsula
  • 5pm - Peninsula to Clayton.

Other inter-campus shuttle services:

  • Peninsula-Frankston Station - normal weekday timetable operating
  • Clayton-Caulfield shuttle bus - not currently operating.

For complete timetables and more information, please visit the Monash transport website.

Find out more


Monash graduate study info series

01 Oct 2020

Don’t miss Monash’s graduate study info series held online 12-23 October. Join faculty-run interactive webinars from our ten study areas, chat to leading academics, and find out how to start your Monash graduate journey. Register today!

Register now


Share your vision for a sustainable Monash

30 Sep 2020

Have ideas to make Monash more sustainable? You can help Monash achieve our goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2030.

The NetZero Initiative is hosting a virtual City Scan workshop on Wednesday 14 October from 4pm to 5:30pm. You’ll provide the student perspective on how Monash is performing so far as a sustainable university, and share ideas for improvement going forward.

Register now


Download the Monash bSafe app

28 Sep 2020

Monash University’s new bSafe app will help you stay safe this semester. BSafe connects you with a range of support, including:

  • emergency and security services
  • counselling
  • information and resources
  • how to report a concern.

The app is free and available to all Monash students and staff. Download bSafe today!

Download the app


Join the energy industry PhD scholarships session

22 Sep 2020

Interested in an energy industry PhD scholarship? The Monash Energy Institute invites you to register for a panel discussion at 5pm on Thursday 24 September. Learn more about our transforming energy sector and how pursuing industry PhDs can fast-track your career in energy.

The panel will include:

  • Lakshan Bernard (Inaugural Zema Energy Studies Scholar)
  • Prof Paul Webley (Director, Woodside Monash Energy Partnership)
  • Dr Sarah Goodwin (Lecturer with the Monash Immersive Analytics Lab)

We are facing energy challenges requiring greater collaboration and innovation. Don't miss this event!

Register now


Get feedback on your academic language skills

18 Sep 2020

Want language feedback on an assignment or resume? Want to take your academic English to the next level?

English Connect offers free academic English consultations via Zoom. Register for an online English consultation today.

Book a consultation now


Monash Well Workshops

15 Sep 2020

Join wellness experts for our latest Monash Well workshops designed to keep you well while studying from home!

From tips for managing anxiety to ensuring peak performance at work, these workshops will give you the tools to make wellness part of your everyday life.

Workshops run every Tuesday, check the Monash Campus Events Facebook page for details.

Check out the event


Mentor a first-year student in 2021

15 Sep 2020

Become a peer mentor to support first-year students in your faculty. You'll help them make the most of their time at Monash. You'll also get to develop your employability skills, network with other students, and have priority access to professional development opportunities.

Applications close Wednesday 7 October.

Find out more


Grand Final Friday now on 23 October

10 Sep 2020

Victoria’s public holiday for the AFL’s Grand Final Friday will now take place on 23 October (originally 25 September). The University will be closed on this day.

Check principal dates


Help others and boost your CV

03 Sep 2020

Local and International students are invited to apply to become an International Student Ambassador! If your application is successful, you'll have access to many opportunities to build your skills and shape the university experience for international students.

Apply now


Preventing sexual violence globally

28 Aug 2020

As a Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) partner, Monash University is committed to the prevention of sexual violence within our community and beyond.

View our commitment


Help improve online services for students and get a gift voucher!

19 Aug 2020

We have several projects underway to improve our online student services - but we need your help!

We are seeking students to participate in our user research. You'll be asked a series of questions through a video call, which will take around 15 to 30 minutes.

Participants will receive a digital gift voucher after the session.

Register your interest


New students: complete your compulsory modules

10 Aug 2020

Respect at Monash and Academic Integrity are compulsory learning modules for students new to Monash. The deadline to complete these modules is 30 September.

They only take 20-30 minutes to complete, so log in and get it done now!

If you have questions about the modules, contact Monash Connect for assistance.

Complete the modules


If you need to come to campus

07 Aug 2020

Students may have some questions regarding the University issuing permits for travel to campus and childcare.

There is currently no State Government direction nor requirement for students to be issued with or carry permits in order to travel to University to undertake approved on campus activities. However, to ensure students feel confident when travelling to Monash during the stage four restrictions, we have implemented new processes.

Find out more


Get the latest Sonder safety app

07 Aug 2020

International and Monash Residential Services students can download the Sonder safety app, a multilingual, 24/7 safety service. Features include:

  • Swipe for 24/7 support
  • Check on me, for peace of mind
  • Peer support program
  • Safety notices for nearby public safety issues.

If you already have the app, make sure you update it. The latest update includes:

  • A new notifications centre
  • The ability to favourite your most visited places
  • A ‘get urgent help’ button.

The provider, Sonder Australia, is a nationwide network of trusted and trained professionals who provide safety and security services, day or night. If you’d like to know more about Sonder Australia, contact the 24/7 Sonder Customer Support Line on 1800 877 233 or email customerservice@sondersafe.com.

Get the Sonder app


Mentor VCE students

05 Aug 2020

Become an Access Monash mentor and help VCE students make important decisions about their future! You'll be paired with Year 11 and 12 students from our partner schools in a one-to-one mentoring relationship, to support them in achieving their goals.

While making a difference in someone's life, you'll benefit by:

  • Being considered for the Monash Mentor scholarship ($4,000 per year)
  • Joining a community of high-achieving Monash student leaders
  • Developing your employability, leadership and communication skills
  • Expanding your network
  • Gaining mentor experience to add to your resume and be recorded in your graduation statement.

Apply to be an Access Monash mentor now!


How far is 5km from your home?

05 Aug 2020

Victoria is under Stage 4 restrictions to control the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Under the restrictions, if you leave your home for a permitted reason (such as to buy essentials or exercise) you need to stay within a 5km radius of your home.

Other acceptable reasons for leaving your home are to seek medical attention, visit your partner, and escape family violence.

The Victorian Government has created an online tool to help you map a 5km radius of your home. Simply enter your address to see how far you can travel.

Use the 5km radius tool


Find your unit information

03 Aug 2020

We’ve made some changes to make it easier to find information about your units. Unit guides will no longer be produced for units commencing after 31 July 2020.

The key sources of unit information are:

  • The Monash University Handbook, which now includes the teaching approach, the teaching activities you can expect, learning resources for the unit, and additional assessment information
  • Moodle, which includes information about the unit delivery including content outlines, topic schedules, unit resources, lecture presentations, tutorial notes, unit activities, forums, and assessable tasks and their due dates
  • Your Class Timetable.

Although new unit guides are no longer being produced, you can still view past unit guides online.


Face masks required on campus

22 Jul 2020

In line with the latest government advice, all students are required to wear their own face mask or covering on campus from 11.59pm Wednesday, 22 July. There are some exceptions – such as for medical reasons.

The fine for not wearing a face covering is $200.

Find out more


Introducing PayU parking

16 Jul 2020

We are introducing a new, flexible parking arrangement for students.

Parking will continue to be free in blue permit areas across all of our Australian campuses. However, from 3 August you’ll need to register your parking sessions through the CellOPark app, as part of new pay-as-you-use (PAYU) parking arrangements on campus. This will ensure only staff and students are accessing the free parking.

The introduction of PAYU parking will offer better value and give you the flexibility to drive on the days that suit you. It will also support the staged transition back to university as COVID-19 restrictions are eased. Annual and half-annual blue parking permits will no longer be available. We’ll continue to review these arrangements and keep you informed of any changes.

Find out more


Scams targeting students

10 Jul 2020

Students studying in Australia can sometimes be targeted by scams. There have been recent reports of students contacted by phone by scammers posing as authorities, police investigation teams or employees of DHL international shipping. The scammers are accusing students of being involved in fraudulent activities and demanding large sums of money be transferred into a particular bank account. Sometimes, they demand the students’ address, passport number and banking details.

These scams happen in every country around the world and target many groups of people. Be careful!

Don’t be tricked into giving scammers your personal details or money. The best way to protect yourself is to:

  • Be aware of calls from someone threatening you with arrest or deportation in relation to fake passports
  • Never give your personal, credit card or online account details over the phone unless you’re talking to a trusted source
  • Contact your bank or financial institution immediately if you think you’ve given your details to a scammer
  • Always consider the possibility that uninvited contact from people or businesses might be a scam
  • Be aware that scammers can contact you by phone, email, fax, mail, in person or on social networking sites.

If you've been approached by someone you consider suspicious, please contact the Police on 000. You can also report the scam to Monash's Safer Community Unit at safercommunity@monash.edu.


Academic integrity - do the module

10 Jul 2020

Have you ever doubted yourself when referencing an author, paraphrasing a tricky area of your assessment writing?

Have you ever looked at your research notes and wondered which part is your contribution and which ideas come directly from someone else?

Many university students can be unsure about these things, which are all part of academic integrity.

Don't get caught unaware.

Do the Academic Integrity module


Book a vaccination

08 Jul 2020

Monash University Health services are open. We are providing flu, Gardasil and childhood vaccinations for students and their families. Contact your university health service or book a telehealth appointment with a GP to discuss your vaccination requirements. After the telehealth consultation, you will be given a vaccination appointment to see the nurse on campus. If you have any questions regarding vaccination email nurse.help@monash.edu

Find out more


Graduate student survey

12 Jun 2020

Graduate research and coursework students are invited to complete the MGA's new survey and be in the running to win one of 13 prizes. Survey closes Monday 22 June.

MGA survey


Stay safe wherever you go

04 Jun 2020

If you’re out and about, including on campus or in the wider community, remember to follow the latest health advice.

This includes:

  • maintaining 1.5 metres distance between yourself and other people
  • staying home if you feel unwell
  • getting tested for COVID-19 if you have any of the symptoms, even if they are mild

It’s everyone’s responsibility to protect the health and safety of our community.

View our health advice for when you’re back on campus, and the extra measures we’ve put in place to ensure your safety.

Latest health advice


Update to Zoom 5.0 required

29 May 2020

From Saturday 30 May, you’ll need to have Zoom 5.0 installed on your device to access meetings.

Some of your devices may update automatically, others may prompt you to update when you join your next meeting.

If you need help, contact the eSolutions Service Desk.

Follow the instructions to update to Zoom 5.0


Acceptable Online Conduct module

28 May 2020

Now more than ever, it’s important to know how to keep our online learning environments safe, inclusive and productive.

Monash has an active and diverse online community, which also includes University-affiliated clubs and societies, and social media. We’ve developed a new Acceptable Online Conduct training module that outlines the University’s requirements around student conduct and behaviour when learning and engaging online.

The eSafety Commissioner has also released a toolkit for universities which includes resources for students about staying safe online. If you or someone you know experiences unacceptable behaviour, you can contact our Safer Community Unit for advice, support or to make a report.

Complete the module now


Emergency procedures update

28 May 2020

We’ve updated our emergency procedures. Find out what to do in emergency situations - including evacuations, biohazards, bomb threats, injuries, and fires.

It’s a good idea to bookmark the emergency booklet in your browser and add it to the home screen of your mobile phone.

View emergency procedures


Academic Progress in the first review period for 2020

25 May 2020

Our academic progress process will work a little differently for the first review in 2020.

If you receive a fail grade for a unit or an interim grade during our first review period (7 December 2019 to 27 July 2020), you’ll receive an academic progress check-in email.

We’ll just reach out to make sure you aren’t falling behind and offer you tailored resources to help. We won’t assign any risk levels or record any unsatisfactory criteria you may have met during the review period. Our focus will be on making sure you get the support you need.

After reviewing your progress, your faculty may set enrolment conditions or invite you to an Academic Progress Committee hearing (in exceptional circumstances only) if they have any concerns.

This adjusted process replaces any previous updates you may have received about our Academic Progress process for the first review period.

Find out more


Protect yourself from scams

25 May 2020

Don't get caught by scams! There have been reports of scammers using COVID-19 to take advantage of people across Australia. Keep yourself safe with these tips:

Be cautious about who's contacting you

  • Be alert to phone calls from people claiming to represent the authorities regarding visas, bank transfers, or documents - never share your information and always seek trusted advice
  • Delete any suspicious emails or social media messages and be aware that scammers can also call or SMS you
  • If it sounds too good to refuse, it’s probably a scam
  • Never send or give money to someone you don’t know or trust
  • Check if agencies are genuine by contacting them independently.

Protect yourself online

  • Where available, turn on multi-factor authentication for additional security (for non-Monash accounts)
  • Ensure you have anti-virus software and it's up to date
  • Avoid using unsecured, public Wi-Fi networks
  • Never share passwords online.

If you've been approached by someone you consider suspicious, please contact the Police on 000. You can also report the scam to Monash's Safer Community Unit at safercommunity@monash.edu.

Check for COVID-19 scams


Improve our online services

25 May 2020

We want your feedback to help improve our online services for students. It will take 15-30 minutes over video call. People selected to participate will be rewarded!

Register for user research


Health services available via telehealth phone or online consultations

17 Apr 2020

Monash University Health Services have transitioned their health and counselling services to telehealth (phone or video consultations), offering accessible, affordable and confidential health and counselling services to all Monash students, staff and their families.

Telehealth consultations will now be the only available option for you to select. Should you require a face-to-face appointment, your GP will arrange this following your initial telehealth consultation. A key advantage of telehealth consultations is you can make an appointment with any GP or counsellor from any campus clinic.

While the way we deliver our consultations may have changed, our team of qualified health care professionals are here to continue to support your health and counselling needs. The health, safety and wellbeing of our entire Monash community continues to be our top priority. Our team of qualified health care professionals are here to continue to support you during this very uncertain and disruptive time.

Book a telehealth appointment


Access student learning systems remotely

26 Mar 2020

If you're having trouble accessing the various student learning systems and tools you need for your online studies, you'll find all the information you need on eSol's webpage. 

Each system is listed separately with instructions on how to access it including Moodle, MoVE, Zoom, Monash VPN and more.

If you’re still having problems accessing these platforms or tools after following the instructions, email servicedesk@monash.edu or call +61 3 9903 2777.

Find out how to access student learning systems


Stay safe online and avoid the risks

25 Mar 2020

How much information are you sharing online? Now that you're studying online, it's a timely reminder to check you're protecting your personal information and practising cyber safety.

Find out more about how to avoid risks and protect yourself online including:

  • Safe web browsing
  • Choosing safe sites to download information
  • Ensuring your social media accounts and private and secure
  • Checking your anti-virus software is up to date
  • Managing your passwords

Cyber safety is more important than you think!

Check out these cyber safety topics and tips


Leap into Leadership Online - new module

18 Mar 2020

Monash’s premier leadership and employability learning platform, Leap into Leadership Online (LiLO) has added Foundations of Leadership to its suite of modules.

The new module is a must for students keen to develop their leadership and employability skills. It covers:

  • definitions of leadership
  • the importance of developing leadership
  • how leadership increases confidence and employability
  • leadership improvement strategies
  • creating a personal leadership development plan.

Foundations of Leadership can be accessed at any point of your LiLO progress, and be completed in your own time and at your own pace.

Start the module


Updated social media policy and procedure

10 Mar 2020

We’ve updated our social media policy and procedure.

The new policy and procedure applies to students as well as staff and reflects our commitment to protecting and promoting freedom of speech and academic freedom.

It encourages students to take care when using social media in the course of their studies, as well as in a personal capacity (where you’re identifiable as a Monash student).

Both students and staff are personally responsible for all content published or shared on social media, so it’s important that you understand our expectations.

This new policy and procedure are designed to help you do just that (we highly recommend you read it!).

Check out the updated policy and procedure


Get started with Moodle!

24 Feb 2020

Moodle is Monash’s online space for learning and teaching, designed to help you:

  • access all your course and unit information
  • interact with your peers
  • communicate with teaching staff
  • view your calendar and timeline for the semester
  • take online quizzes, participate in forums and submit assignments

Want to learn more about Moodle? Watch our short introduction video.

Watch our Moodle introduction video


MoVE now available in my.monash

22 Jul 2019

Noticed a new tile? MoVE is now available to all students through my.monash.

Use MoVE to access a range of applications on your own device, anywhere, anytime – for free! This means you don’t need to visit on-campus labs to complete your coursework and assessments.

Some courses require you to access specialised software through MoVE, so check Moodle or your unit guides.

For help, refer to the MoVE User Guide.

Check what’s available in MoVE


Volunteer to make a real difference - thousands of opportunities!

10 Jan 2019

As a Monash student, you can access thousands of volunteer roles online. Help out on campus. Join a project in a suburb near where you live. Or become an ambassador for an issue you care about. Whatever you choose, you’ll be valued and respected as a volunteer.

The skills you learn while working to help others will last a lifetime. You’ll practice teamwork, project management, leadership and empathy. And volunteering can improve your chances of finding paid work. But most importantly, you’ll make a real, lasting change in your community.

Go to Volunteering at Monash and get started


Get your resume right - check out our tips and ask us for feedback

10 Jan 2019

A potential employer’s first impression of you often comes from your resume (also called a CV for curriculum vitae). Your resume offers a snapshot of your qualifications and qualities – and it could determine whether or not you get an interview.

We can help you create a clear, concise and neatly organised resume. One that’s tailored to the job you’re applying for. Get your resume right and doors will open.

Find out how to write your resume and get our feedback


Are you rent smart?

24 Oct 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.


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!


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+