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MONASH UNIVERSITY PENINSULA CAMPUS THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE MONASH UNIVERSITY PENINSULA CAMPUS • Monash University is located on McMahons Rd, Frankston. Frankston Central is located about 5 kms from the Campus. Public transport is available, and there is a bike track for interested riders. Other smaller local shopping centres are located within a 10 to 15 minute walk from the accommodation and the beach is a mere 5 minute drive. • The Peninsula campus was originally a teachers college at Frankston. The college gained independence from the Education Department in 1973 and became known as the State College at Frankston. • Following initial talks with Caulfield Institute of Technology in the early 1980s, the college became the Frankston campus of the newly-formed Chisholm Institute of Technology in 1982. On 1 July 1990, both the Peninsula and Caulfield campuses of the Chisholm Institute amalgamated with Monash University. • Since that time, Monash University has developed the campus into a thriving institution with a range of courses being offered including courses from its historic roots with Early childhood and Primary Education being the main stay. • The original and historic building, Struan House, remains a feature at the campus and is currently occupied by the campus's Postgraduate Studies Centre and Business Lounge. MONASH UNIVERSITY PENINSULA CAMPUS • Monash University Peninsula campus facilitates the education of 3305 students and there are currently 2353 equivalent full-time student load (EFTSL) students at the campus. • The Academic Faculties at the Peninsula Campus are: – Business and Economics – Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice – Education – Health Science – Health Science/Social Work – Nursing and Midwifery – Occupational Therapy – Physiotherapy – Sport and Outdoor Recreation MONASH UNIVERSITY PENINSULA CAMPUS • At Monash University Peninsula Campus, a plethora of facilities and services are available to the student population including: – Accommodation – Hockey Pavillion and Pitch – Student Lounge – Upperdeck Café – Seahorse Tavern – Health Centre (including both counseling and medical services that are bulk billed) – Childcare – Women’s Room – Monash Sport (Including the tennis court and netball court for hire) – 24 hour computer lab – The MONSU BBQ area MONASH UNIVERSITY STUDENT UNION PENINSULA INC. • The Monash University Student Union (MONSU) Peninsula is a service based student organisation which provides a myriad of event and activities to enrich the student’s Monash Experience. • MONSU Peninsula is the student representative body that represents the interests of all students on the Peninsula campus of Monash University. We represent postgraduate and undergraduate students, local and international students, part- time and full-time students, school leaver and mature age students. MONASH UNIVERSITY STUDENT UNION PENINSULA INC. • Services provided by MONSU Peninsula include: – Service Desk – Activities – Clubs – Overseas Student Services (OSS) – Minority Group representation, including the Women’s, Postgraduate and Queer portfolios – Student Advocacy, including the Education, Community and Welfare portfolio and Student Affairs and Assistance MONASH UNIVERSITY STUDENT UNION PENINSULA INC. • Service Desk • The Service Desk provides the latest information on events on campus, bus and train timetables, campus maps and a whole range of other services (including the cheapest photocopying on campus!) including: – Bookings for student assistance – Binding – Faxing – Laminating – Locker hire – Lost and Found – Metcards – Overhead Transparencies – Overseas postage – Postcards – Photo ID – Phonecards – Photocopying – Student Diaries – Stamps and Express Post MONSU PENINSULA- Activities & Events MONSU Peninsula EVENTS CALENDAR SEMESTER ONE • Week 0- Orientation & HOST Scheme • Week 0- BEACH DAY • Week 1- O-Week • Week 4- Student Survival Week • Week 7- Mid Semester Party • Week 11/12- Stress less day • June 25- AXP 1. SEMESTER TWO • Week 1- Disorientation Week • Week 5 – Multi Cultural Week • Week 7- Sexual Awareness Week • Week 11/12- Stress less day • Nov 19- AXP 2 • National Campus Band Competition • Future DJ • Victorian ART Prize • ‘U’ Film Festival • Comedy Comp Through memberships in TREV & AACA, these competitions can be run at a campus level then at regional, state and national levels. It’s a perfect way for activities staff and student representatives to gain invaluable experience with students events with support from other activities staff. A Little Bit About… • Orientation & HOST Scheme- Held in week 0, MONSU conducts campus tours in conjunction with University Orientation program for all new Monash Peninsula students. Relying on student volunteers and a HOST Scheme student Coordinator, MONSU offers training, leadership opportunities, networking and a valuable service during week one. It’s a great way for current Monash students to pass on valuable information and experience to new Monash students which some faculty staff may not posses. Beach Day Held Friday February 22nd 2008, at Mordialloc foreshore, Beach Day is notorious for ‘fun in the sun’. 500 MONSU Students from Peninsula and Caulfield are transported to the foreshore for a action packed day of beach activities, ‘get to know you’ games, swimming, free lunches, DJ, giveaways and most importantly getting to know fellow students helping to form friendships that last throughout their time at Monash. Beach Day goes out with a bang! With an after party held in Melbourne’s CBD with great DJ’s and summery drink specials to . enjoy MONSU’S O-Week Held in Week 1, MONSU kicks off the week filled with- • bbq’s, • free stuff, • stalls, sponsors giveaways, • entertainment, • music, • clubs stalls and info • finally a ‘super Thursday party’. O-Week aims to welcome new and returning Monash students in 2008, creating new friendships and experiences they will not forget. Student Survival • Student Survival Week is aimed at those students who may have found the transition into University more difficult than usual. MONSU promote services that may be of use to these students such as- – Health Wellbeing and Development services – Centre link – Student Assistance/ Student Rights – Cultural Clubs – Many more…… DISORIETNATION • Dis O-Week, in week one, semester two is made up of a program with information sessions, tours and events designed to help the students to get to know Monash in general and the Peninsula campus specifically. We have organised activities to get new and current students acquainted with the fun side of uni. Multi Cultural Week • OSS are responsible for MWeek in week 5. MWeek offers a unified way for students to celebrate their unique cultural backgrounds. The week will include dance and music performances and free food. The week is capped off with a massive party. SEXUAL AWARENESS WEEK • Sex it up Week is a week of celebration of sexuality and human relationships. The aim of this week is to help students with issues to do with sex, sexual relationships, sexuality, relationships, romance and choices. There will also be plenty of activities, information sessions and the Big Sex-it-Up Party on Thursday held in week 7. Other Events • Mid Semester Party held in semester one week 7, to enure the social needs of students are being met. • AXP- After Exam Party’s are held in the last week of the exam period to ensure students celebrate with one another to help relax and unwind after the stressful time of exams. MONSU & MONASH • Open Day in August allows MONSU to hold a bbq and offer a festive like environment, with entertainment and music for all Open Day visitors & staff. Run purely by MONSU Representatives, it’s a great opportunity for visitors to see the other side of university life.. 2008 Activities Reps & Staff • Victoria Harn- Activities Chair firstname.lastname@example.org • Krista- Ann Renshaw email@example.com Rachel Cusworth- Events Manager firstname.lastname@example.org CLUBS AND SOCIETIES Active Clubs: • Alive Campus Christian Fellowship (10) • Campus Christian Movement (9) • Society of Occupational Therapy (60) • Paramedics Society (110) • Graduate Diploma of Education Society (80) • Physiotherapy Society (130) • WILDFIRE Rural Health Student Society (?) CLUBS AND SOCIETIES Non- Active Clubs: • Nurses Society • Network Computing • Residents Society CLUBS AND SOCIETIES Some Examples of 2007 Club Activities and Events • Formal Ball (SOOT & Physiotherapy) • Weekly meetings (CCM and Alive CCF) • Trivia Night (SOOT + Paramedics) • Parma Pajama Party (SOOT) • Grad Dip Ed had 2 breakfasts,1 morning tea, 2 dinners and an end of year cocktail party. OTHERS: Career information sessions, guest speakers on various topics 2007 MONASH UNIVERSITY STUDENT UNION PENINSULA INC. • Overseas Student Services (OSS) – The OSS is an elected student body operating as an arm of the Student Union. Basically, they exist to serve and represent all international students studying at Peninsula. – The OSS supports and facilitates cultural exchange between international students and local students through fun and informational activities. – Ultimately, the OSS operates to address the educational, social, welfare, cultural and leisure as well as entertainment needs of international students. Monash Sport Kris McCarthy Friday 23 rd November Monash Sport Peninsula www.sport.monash.edu.au Discover Victoria – Day Trips • Great Ocean Road • Grampians • Tulip Festival • Healesville Sanctuary • Penguin parade • Wilson’s Prom • Winery tour Adventure Activities •Learn to surf •Horse riding •White water rafting •Caving •Rock Climbing Ski Trips – Monash University Alpine Lodge •Day Trips •Weekend Snow tours •Monash Lodge •Mt Buller – Great skiing, snowboarding, snow play Discover Australia Tours •Sydney 4 day tour •$365 Monash Students •Thursday 6 September •Sydney Harbour, The Rocks, Blue Mountains, more…. •STA travel for more info •Details and bookings out soon on Monash Sport website Healesville Sanctuary •Animals and plants of south east Australia •Get close and cuddly with Australia’s animals – koala, kangaroo, platypus, wombats, emus •Amazing Birds of Prey Exhibition •Only $75 •Bookings Monash Sport website or Service Desk Great Ocean Road Weekend •12 Apostles •Surfing •Surf museum and clothing outlet •Coastal townships – Apollo Bay, Lorne, Torquay •National Park •Bookings Monash Sport website or Service Desk •Be quick! Sports Clubs •Wide Range of Clubs •Social •Instructional •Competitive •Friends •Mid week, weekends, day, night •www.sport.monash.edu Campus Sport •Soccer •Cricket •Badminton •Netball (mixed) •Basketball •Table Tennis •www.sport.monash.edu Fitness Centre •Cardio Equipment •Weights •Personal training •Group Fitness •Fun •Challenging Venues •Hockey •Tennis •Soccer •Netball •Basketball •Table Tennis •Badminton Jubilee Park Swimming Pool •2 heated indoor pools •Spa, sauna •Lessons •Swimming club •Membership available through Monash Sport Australian University Games • Gold Coast 2007 • 480 Monash Students • 28 Different Sports • Monash beat Melb Uni • Monash to Host 2008 Events – TeamMONASHTM •Community Fitness Events •Portsea Swim Classic •Malay Mail Big Walk (Kuala Lumpar) •Mothers Day Classic fun run/walk •Walk The Talk Fun Run (Johannesburg) •Australian University Games (Gold Coast) •Melbourne Marathon •Around The Bay bike ride •Singapore Marathon •Volunteers Fun, Fitness, Friends www.sport.monash.edu MONASH PENINSULA RESIDENTS • Monash University Peninsula campus, as aforementioned is positioned on the edge on Metropolitan Melbourne and thus has the capability of providing a range of on-campus and off-campus accommodation facilities. • 109 Peninsula students call the following home: – Student village (5 x 6 bedroom houses) – Lardner Road (1 x 6 bedroom house and 1 x 3 bedroom house) – Bloom Street (12 x 4 bedroom units) – Samada Street (2 x 1 bedroom units and 10 x 2 bedroom units) Monash Residential Services at Peninsula campus ensures that residents are provided with support and a range of activities including cross campus sport, resident dinners held at the Upperdeck café and extended hours for use of the Student Lounge TOP 10 WISH LIST 1. The permission to advertise for potential tenants to occupy the food and beverage facilities at U Building 2. Ensuring that all faculties adhere to week 13 policy, and should this policy not be adhered to, that students are dually notified 3. More seating at BBQ facilities 4. More doctors and counsellors available at the Health Centre 5. More bike storage/lock up areas on campus 6. The quality of lecturers i.e. language barriers 7. Shuttle bus available to Frankston station i.e. extension of current route (This is of particular interest to the residential students) 8. Library opening hours particularly around exam times (for example, more appropriate for university student study habits). 9. Shade cloth provided for BBQ and seating areas 10. Healthier options available in the vending machines THE PENINSULA CAMPUS EXPERIENCE • Monash University Peninsula Campus offers a unique experience to its students, given the size relative to other campuses, composite of faculties and courses offered, and the demands placed on students in relation to the completion of their respective degrees, for example, placement requirements. • There are better opportunities for stronger rapport to be built between staff and students at the Peninsula campus, due to the size of Peninsula. • The Peninsula student experience is not comparable to that of Clayton and Caulfield, and therefore decisions must be made on an individual campus basis. However this by no means discounts the value of the Peninsula experience to its’ students.
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