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We want every student to feel welcome and supported at Monash right from the start. That’s why we’re matching every first-year student with a peer mentor from the Faculty of Science to ease their transition to university life and help them build friendships.
Mentoring will take place across the semester with four main sessions:
Welcome and connect
You and our University
You and your study success
You and your assessments
Beyond this, mentors will check in and offer support at various times. Throughout the program, there will be social events and professional development opportunities for both mentors and mentees to attend.
Information for mentors
Become a peer mentor and help guide new students from your faculty as they transition to university and settle into Monash.
As a mentor, you’ll share your knowledge and answer questions about adjusting to life at Monash, while gaining important employability skills and opportunities to participate in career development events. You’ll also be able to network with other like-minded student leaders in the program and make a positive impact on others.
We’re seeking mentors who:
Have a desire to help new students get started and succeed at Monash;
Are willing to talk about their own university experience;
Display strong interpersonal and communication skills; and
Have the ability to work with a variety of people from different backgrounds.
If you are passionate about science and aspire to make a difference in the world, the Science Future Leaders Program is for you!
The Science Future Leaders Program has been developed to identify and cultivate the science leaders of the future.
Activities undertaken during the year-long program will assist you in developing a range of skills relevant to leadership in your studies and career. Activities include a residential, a series of leadership seminars and workshops, and the opportunity to practice leadership within the university, your chosen profession, and/or wider community.
The Monash Science Society, or the MSS as it is better known, is one of the largest faculty based clubs at Monash University.The Society has seats on many different committees within the faculty and also in the wider Monash community. The Society will always provide a voice for its members, letting your opinion be voiced to the whole university.
The Biological Society is a student run organisation that provides a relaxed, friendly environment in which students can deepen their appreciation of the biological sciences. We give students the opportunity to participate in conservation projects around Victoria. We provide a friendly environment for students to meet like-minded people at university. We run numerous social events including BBQ's, movie nights and our annual cocktail night at the end of the year! You don't need to be a biology student, just have an interest in all things living!
The Society for Physics, Astro and Maths (or SPAM as it is better known), is a student-run club providing events for Monash students with an interest in physics, astrophysics, astronomy, mathematics, and related areas. Join SPAM here.
The Monash Advanced Science & Science Scholar Society is a club for students enrolled in BScAdv(Hons), BScAdv(Reseach), BScAdv(Global Challenges) and BSc(ScSchProg) at the Clayton campus of Monash University.
Do you ever catch yourself dancing to the tune of a phenol resonance drawing? Or perhaps you describe colours in terms of nanometres, instead of trivial terms like "red" or "blue"? Or maybe you prefer to cook with beakers and hot plates instead of pots and stoves?
If this sounds like you, then we are the club for you! With events to help connect you to other chemistry students and actual chemists, we strive to help every chemistry student find inner peace and purpose in life.
M.A.G.E.S. is the departmental club of the School of Earth, Atmosphere & Environment at Monash University in Clayton, Melbourne. The club aims to bring together undergraduate students, postgraduates and staff by acting as the hub of social activity for the school.
M.A.G.E.S. organises social activities, including club nights, BBQ's, excursions (e.g., Melbourne Museum), field trips, sports events and seasonal activities.
Interested in what explains your behaviour? Have a passion for mental health and professional networking?
Then SNAPS is the society for you! SNAPS is short for the Students’ Neuroscience and Psychology Society, and we aim to address and cater to all the needs and desires for psychology students, neuroscience students, and anyone with a keen interest in mental health promotion.
GLEAM is a student group for Queer+ identifying science, technology, engineering and maths students at Monash University.
We offer opportunities for younger Queer+ students to create nurturing connections within the wider Queer+ community at Monash. We emphasise lasting friendships between students across year levels and industry connections with companies who are LGBTI+ friendly.
The Science Precinct is home to many study and chill-out spaces. Check out the map below for locations (if you are looking for a campus map online, go here).
These study spaces are intended for Science Students only, and several of them require swipe card access.
The new Science Student Learning Lounge is an informal space dedicated for use only by students enrolled in Science and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As a Science student you have access to writeable surfaces, large computer monitors for doing group assignments, bookable meeting rooms, comfortable furniture, as well as kitchen facilities to heat your lunch or make a cup of tea.