Monash Scholars Year 11 Knowledge Summit

About the event

Date: Friday 8 July, 2022
Time: 9am - 4pm
Location: Clayton campus

The Knowledge Summit is the premier event in the Year 11 Monash Scholars calendar each year - and in 2022 the Summit theme is ‘Geopolitical Security & Global Conflict’, as chosen by you!

The event will be informative, relevant and fun, and aims to get you thinking about how the theme relates to our areas of study and your potential future careers.

On the day, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • explore the theme through an interdisciplinary approach
  • engage with teaching and research champions from across the university
  • meet other Scholars and work in teams during workshop activities/challenges
  • hear from current Monash students about their experiences and ask any questions you have
  • and lastly, explore Clayton Campus during the Amazing Race.


9.00am  Registration & Check-In
9.30am Welcome
9.45am Keynote Speaker and Q&A - Associate Professor Of International Relations, Katrina Lee-Koo; School of Social Sciences
10.35am Faculty Workshop 1
11.35am Amazing Race around Campus
1pm Lunch break
1.35pm Faculty Workshop 2
2.35pm Faculty Workshop 3
3.35pm Current Monash Student Panel and Q&A
4pm Event Wrap-Up

Faculty Workshop Selections

You can select your preferred workshop for each faculty workshop slot upon registration.
See the workshop descriptions below to decide which interests you most in each timeslot.
Please make sure you select carefully as you'll be unable to change your preferences once the form is submitted.

Important Information


We're closely following Victorian and federal government advice to ensure our events are COVID safe. We'll continue to keep you updated should government announcements change event plans. You can also check our COVID-19 fact sheet for the latest updates before you come to our campuses or locations.

General health and safety:

- Please ensure you wear closed-toe shoes to participate in the campus exploration activity.
- Lunch will be provided, however, if you have more than one dietary requirement or your requirements aren't included on the registration form, we advise you to bring your own food to this event.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this event, please contact us at

How does it work?

The Monash Scholars Program provides selected high achieving students from Years 10 - 12 with an exclusive opportunity to engage with Monash University.

Students apply for and are admitted into the program mid-way through their Year 10.  Applications open in late April/early May each year.

Scholars are expected to commit around 20 hours a year to the program; this will mostly involve attending on-campus events after school hours and during the holidays.

Scholars who successfully gain a place at Monash University after completing Year 12 will continue to receive benefits including leadership and ambassador opportunities.

What are the benefits?

Across Years 10-12, Scholars are invited to a series of events that collectively achieve:

Enhanced learning

Scholars will have access to a range of activities  and events that will support their success at high school and enable them to discover what it’s really like to be a university student.

Exploring career ambitions

The program showcases Monash’s many course options across our 10 faculties and the broad range of career paths these courses can lead to. There is also opportunity to explore the changing nature of work, and develop key workplace skills such as networking and team building.

Defining personal aspirations

A Monash education aims to equip students for life, and not just the classroom. The Scholars Program reflects this ethos by giving students extra-curricular skills.

Building networks

The Monash Scholars program brings high achieving students together. Like-minded participants gain the opportunity to build their social networks, to sustain them through their final years of school and into university.

Hear from our scholars


BridgetteNossal High School
2013-2015 Monash Scholars cohort
Currently in 5th year Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts

“I was a part of the inaugural Monash Scholars’ cohort and graduated in 2015. The best part of the program was the people. It was incredible to have an opportunity to meet with like minded and inspiring students from across the state whilst I was still in high school – it also meant that on the first day, there were plenty of familiar faces on campus! Highlights of the program for me were the many interactive seminars run by the Monash Scholars’ team covering areas such as leadership and networking. Being part of the Monash Scholars’ program whilst in high school gave me confidence when starting at Monash – I already knew the campus, had made friends and knew what to expect from my classes, making the transition seamless. Facilitated by the amazing Monash Scholars’ team, I also had the opportunity to connect with lecturers in my interest areas and professional staff at the university, broadening my horizons and inspiring my future study before I even finished school”.


ConnorJohn Paul College
2015-2017 Monash Scholars cohort
Currently in 3rd year Bachelor of Education (Honours)/Bachelor of Science

"I was part of the Scholars’ cohort that started in 2015. I think the most valuable thing about the program was preparing me for university and being able to know my way around campus before uni started. It can be very daunting starting first year uni and not knowing anyone. I still hang out with some of my friends from the program now. I chose Monash as it was one of the only unis that offered astronomy as part of a science degree and allowed me to do a double degree in education. At the time I thought I wanted to study at Monash so I applied for the Scholars’ program because I thought it would help me decide if Monash was a good fit for me”.


Killester College
2013-2015 Monash Scholars cohort
Currently in 5th year Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of CommerceRosa

“I was part of the inaugural Monash Scholars’ cohort in 2013. The best thing I got out of the program was being able to meet people from different schools and attending the workshops. My favourite workshop was the Monash Scholars’ Knowledge Summit where I got to participate in team building activities and develop problem-solving skills. There was a mixture of games and presentations, it was such a memorable event! Some of the friends I made in Monash Scholars ended up studying a similar course to me at Monash, so it was less daunting to attend my first week at university. I also found that attending the Monash Scholars’ events helped me to become familiar with Monash’s campuses so I already knew my way around when uni started”.

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