Student stories

Our students choose Monash because they want to make a difference in their future careers and in society. Find out what they have to say about studying at the Peninsula campus.

Ben Heritage

Master of Teaching in Primary Education

After spending 20 years working as a Chartered Account in the automotive industry, mature age Master of Teaching student Ben Heritage decided it was time for a change. Ben is now studying full-time while raising a young family. Ben says he has no regrets about his decision to go back into full-time study as there is no age barrier to academic thought.

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Dorcas Yeung

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Hons)

Third year Occupational Therapy student, Dorcas Yeung chose her university degree based on interests in allied health and design. She says there are definitely aspects of the job that require creativity, and is currently completing her second clinical placement in her hometown of Hong Kong. Dorcas is also our new social media ambassador for Open Day and shares her five top tips that you need to know before attending Open Day.

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Max Han

Bachelor of Paramedicine

Max's interest in paramedicine began when he trained as a Combat Medic and Emergency Medical Technician in the Singapore Civil Defence Force. Max hopes to eventually conduct his own research into searching for novel ways to better the patient’s experience in the ambulance and alleviate their suffering through newfound psycho-therapeutic methods.

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Shihab Sharar Isa

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Shihab is completing the first year of his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree. Unsure about his future career, Shihab likes the fact the subjects he is studying as part of the BBA are broad and will give him the chance to consider different career options.

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Sachin Kulatilleke

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Since Sachin was in high school his goal was to come to Australia to study. Following a visit to the Peninsula Campus Open Day in 2017, Sachin hasn't looked back since. Now in his second year of the Bachelor of Business Administration Sachin is thoroughly enjoying university life.

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Arun Jojo

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Arun Jojo is the president of Peninsula campus' student union, MONSU, as well as a second year Bachelor of Business Administration student. Arun’s interest in business developed following a voluntary position he took after finishing high school and his future plans include building his own sustainable school for lesser privileged children. Arun says studying at Peninsula campus means that he is a 'face of the crowd, not a face in the crowd.'

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Andrea Tan

Bachelor of Nursing and Midwifery

Andrea Tan is a fourth-year Bachelor of Nursing and Midwifery student hailing from Malaysia. As part of her double degree course based at Peninsula campus, she's required to complete 10 "Follow Through" experiences, where she follows a woman through her antenatal, birth and postnatal journey. Building rapport with her patients is one of the key skills she is mastering as part of her course.

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Greta Fullagar

Master of Teaching in Primary Education

After having not studied in many years, mature age student Greta has returned to complete her Master of Teaching in Primary Education. Her decision to return to study was made after she volunteered helping migrant children learn English.

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Jade Hopgood

Bachelor of Nursing and Midwifery

Jade is a 4th year Nursing and Midwifery student and is part of the Monash at Peninsula (MAP) program. Being part of the MAP program means that Jade does all of her placements at Peninsula Health. She values the practical, hands-on approach that her lessons offer. "It's really nice being able to walk out of the University and walk straight into the hospital. It's really reassuring to know that the course that I'm studying has a job at the end of the day."

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Madeleine De Amicis

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Mady is a Bachelor of Business student in her 2nd year and is keen to pursue a career in Event Management. Her teachers and lecturers have been “really hands on and super supportive”. She loves how involved and accessible they are to students.

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Jess Sayon Grech

Bachelor of Nursing and Midwifery

Jess came to an Open Day at Monash Peninsula in 2013 and never looked back. She signed up for a Bachelor of Nursing and Midwifery. Now in her final year, Jess has found “the work placements instrumental” to her confidence as she embarks on her nursing career.

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Lucy Chen

Bachelor of Paramedicine

After a family health scare, Lucy decided to pursue a career in the Health sector. Leaving her home and family in Queensland, she is now studying to be an Emergency Paramedic at Monash University. She feels that she has ‘found a home away from home’ at Peninsula.

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Melindie Lane

Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood

Being a mature age student with a young family, flexibility is everything. Hear from Melindie who studied Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood at Monash Peninsula.

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