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Science Orientation Semester-2 2017

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Science Orientation Semester-2 2017

  1. 1. FACULTY OF SCIENCE 2017 ORIENTATION SEMESTER 2 WELCOME TO THE FACULTY OF SCIENCE
  2. 2. 2  Opportunity to meet students and staff  Learn about the Science Precinct  Learn about your new educational environment: Teaching methods What we expect of you What you can expect from us MOODLE Help and support networks SCIENCE ORIENTATION
  3. 3. 3 Managing Your Studies Webpage http://www.monash.edu/science/current-students/manage-your-science-studies
  4. 4. 4 Teaching methods Depending on the unit, your contact hours may consist of any of the following:  Lectures  Laboratory Classes  Tutorials  Computer labs  Workshops  Field Trips  Online Tools
  5. 5. GETTING STARTED – THE UNIT GUIDE  The first thing you should do is download your Unit Guides from MOODLE. Assessment requirements Booklists Course materials Lecturer’s Details What type of classes? Special consideration.  This document should have everything you need to get started and succeed.
  6. 6. 6 Textbooks  Check unit guides, and if necessary check with your unit coordinators  Borrow from library  Online books  Bookshop  Monash Market Place
  7. 7. 7 Lectures, Laboratory Classes, Tutorials, Computer labs and Workshops  All start at 5 minutes past the hour, and finish 5 minutes before the hour.  E.g. A 1pm lecture starts at 1:05pm, finishes at 1:55pm  Most lectures, tutorials and laboratory sessions will require you to bring things along so come prepared. E.g. Lecture notes (printed OR via your device) Lab manual Safety glasses / lab coat / covered shoes Assessment “hurdles”, such as safety quizzes.
  8. 8. 8 Workload – How much study should I be doing? Each unit … 6 + 6 = 12hrs Full time load = 4 units g 48 hrs/wk!
  9. 9. 9 Success! = Time Management & Organization.  Attend!  Hand things in on time: 10% per day penalty for late reports Sick? Apply for special consideration – see Moodle  Use our: computing facilities library  Set aside time to revise  Study as a group and by yourself
  10. 10. 10 Examples of how every mark counts! MINIQUIZZ Prac 1 Prac2 POSTER PRAC EXAM THEORY FINAL MQ1 MQ2 MQ3 MQ4 MQ5 MQ6 MQ7 {7%} {6.5%} {6.5%} {20%} {25%} {35%} {%} 30 10 25 20 16 28 27.87 74.47 58.3 57.5 41.56 59.86 52 22 14 16 13 18 25.2 50.47 70.0 65.0 49.36 51.59 51 12 25 11 17 31.01 90.8 87.50 30.0 51.70 50.84 50 18 16.6 15.01 6.7 15.00 77.5 46.90 57.41 50 28 14 19 16 23 24 29.73 72.93 48.3 80.0 33.75 49.38 50 14 10 7 19 25.14 50.8 62.50 62.5 27.53 60.41 50 18 9 12 12 23.07 35.14 50.0 65.00 55.0 28.52 55.63 48 22 9.82 70.0 42.88 64.17 48 14 8 20 20.02 52.50 65.0 33.70 58.67 47 16 22 18 10 20 16 47.80 64.2 60.0 42.50 41.95 45 17 11 16 22.10 26.7 72.50 52.5 25.96 56.09 45 16 10 12 15 14 24.13 43.42 62.50 70.0 27.85 49.64 45 8 18 25 15 11.73 38.21 72.5 29.97 43.61 40 16 12 18 13 16 29.2 47.85 55.0 30.49 50.21 40
  11. 11. 11 Feedback – it’s important!
  12. 12. 12 PASS (BIO1022 & CHM1022 only) PASS = Peer Assisted Study Scheme 2nd / 3rd year students as mentors Voluntary – Sign up via Allocate. Free! Good alternative to private tutoring. Great support network Ask questions you’re too shy/embarrassed to ask your lecturer!
  13. 13. GET READY! 1. Log into MOODLE and look around.  Access Moodle via my.monash  Check out the MONASH 101 module 2. Read your Unit Guides 3. Identify your Unit Coordinator 4. Lock down your timetable & class locations (Allocate+) 5. Get your textbooks/lab coats/safety glasses etc. 6. Try to meet a few people this week. Great to have a support network.
  14. 14. 14  Administrative Services  ID cards, fees, graduations, exams,  scholarships, parking, transport concession,  official letters and transcripts.  International Student Support  Visa advice, eCOE and residency changes.  Financial Assistance  Loans and Advice.  Accommodation Services  On and Off Campus Accommodation. Monash Connect – in the Campus Centre
  15. 15. 15 Monash Connect – in the Campus Centre Have a question?  Search ask.monash for frequently asked questions 24/7 or submit an enquiry.  Access this through your my.monash portal: https://my.monash.edu.au/askmonash/  Call on +61 3 9902 6011 (9am - 5pm Mon to Fri)  Visit Monash Connect on your campus
  16. 16. 16 SCIENCE STUDENT SERVICES – 19 Rainforest Walk  Enrolment and re-enrolment  Course advice & unit selection  Credit for previous learning  Admissions (direct/transfers)  Intermission  Special Consideration and deferred final assessment applications  Advice or referral regarding Allocate+ issues  Study abroad and complementary study  Academic progress advice
  17. 17. SCIENCE STUDENT SERVICES Monday 9am - 4pm Tuesday 11am - 4pm Wednesday 9am - 4pm Thursday 9am - 4pm Friday 9am - 4pm Location: 19 Rainforest Walk (cnr of Rainforest Walk and College Walk)  Email Enquiries: https://my.monash.edu.au/askmonash/  Phone: +61 3 9902 6011  Students in double degrees will also need to seek course advice from their other faculty.
  18. 18. 18 Other sources of assistance  Student Life & Support Services http://www.monash.edu.au/students/support  Counselling & Mental Health  Mindfulness and other support programs  Campus Health Service  Disability Support Services  Library & Learning Skills http://monash.edu/library/skills/resources/index.html  Employment and Career Development http://www.monash.edu.au/careers/
  19. 19. 19 Disability Services Support your success. If you have a disability, medical or mental health condition that may impact on your study contact us to register. All students deserve equal access to learning. monash.edu/disability
  20. 20. 20 Disability Services - Afternoon Drop-In Sessions in ‘O’ Week
  21. 21. MONASH LIBRARY Science Librarians: Madeleine Bruwer Biological Sciences Nhan Le, Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy Jennifer Kain Earth, Atmosphere & Environment Learning Skill Advisers: Tami Castillo and Barbara Yazbeck Hargrave-Andrew Library
  22. 22. 22 www.monash.edu.au/careers/
  23. 23. CAREER CONNECT
  24. 24. 24 How can Career Connect help you to succeed? www.monash.edu/career-connect Career Connect – Your Career Service • Career Program Coordinators (All students) • Career Success Coaches (Final Year Students Only) • Feedback and advice on job applications, cover letters and resumes • Jobs for Students program to apply for a range of casual jobs within the University • Student leadership opportunities • Volunteering opportunities
  25. 25. 25 How can Career Connect help you to succeed? Drop ins and Appointments (10 minute drop ins & 20 minute appointments) Clayton Campus Campus Centre, Ground Floor, 21 Chancellors Walk (opposite Monash Connect) Caulfield Campus Building B, Ground Floor (03) 9905 3151 careerconnect@monash.edu www.monash.edu/careers
  26. 26. 26 Monash Career Gateway – job vacancies for Monash students 26 careergateway.monash.edu.au
  27. 27. Leap into Leadership Online
  28. 28. 28 Leap into Leadership Online (LiLO) Leap into Leadership Online is a suite of free modules to develop your employability and leadership skills at your own pace.
  29. 29. Monday 7 August 5.30 – 9.00pm Clayton campus www.monash.edu/students/leadership/summit Student Leadership Summit 2017
  30. 30. https://www.monash.edu/volunteer Volunteering at Monash
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  32. 32. 32 Special events Working in Australia (International students) Caulfield (18 July) and Clayton (19 July) Working in Australia is a short, intensive program particularly useful for international students. Develop your awareness of Australian workplace culture and learn how to find and apply for work in Australia. Book in via Career Gateway. Employment Essentials (All students) Clayton (18 July) and Caulfield (20 July) Employment Essentials is a short, intensive program that covers the basics of applying for jobs and how to impress employers. Students from any Monash campus can take part. Book in via Career Gateway.
  33. 33. 33 Career Events & Programs (Science) Science Industry Placement Programs Gain industry experience by undertaking one of our placement/internship programs. http://www.monash.edu/science/current-students/industry-placements-and-career-support Science Industry Week Clayton (21st – 29th August) Science Industry Week provides students with an opportunity to hear from employers, industry and graduates about a diverse range pf careers in science. 2017 Event – https://www.monash.edu/career-connect/jobs/events/science-week
  34. 34. ENGLISH CONNECT
  35. 35. 35 WHAT IS ENGLISH CONNECT? Free programs developing your: 1. public speaking 2. academic writing 3. grammar 4. social conversation 5. your confidence  Peer to peer  For all students
  36. 36. 36 ● Exciting lively sessions run by student-facilitators ● A fun way to learn and connect ● Communicate effectively: small talk, voicing opinion, politeness, social, academic and workplace communication strategies ● Make friends and get to know people ● Register and attend 1 hour each week, weeks 2-11 ● All campuses – timetable online from 3 July 2017 Registration 3-20 July: Www.monash.edu/english-connect Missed registration? Email: english.connect@monash.edu 36 Let’s Chat – learn to communicate confidently
  37. 37. Peer Support – academic writing • One on one academic English grammar support • 20 minute sessions • No need to book • Help with grammar in your written or spoken work • Providing resources for further language development Peninsula: Library, Research and Learning Point, co-located with library staff, check for times online • Clayton: 10am-3pm Monday- Friday, Matheson and Hargrave Libraries, Research and Learning Points, co-located with library staff • Caulfield: 10am-3pm, Monday- Thursday, Library, Research and Learning Points, co-located with library staff 37 www.monash.edu/english-connect
  38. 38. 38 Workshops and Online Resources POLISH UP YOUR GRAMMAR grammar workshops, 2 hours, 8 different modules, register online SPEAKING WITH CONFIDENCE pronunciation and public speaking workshops, four independent modules, register online Online resources: English Connect Moodle Who can access these programs? All Monash students, domestic and international:  Undergraduate  Masters by coursework  Masters by research  PhD candidates  Visiting scholars and post-docs  Exchange students  Monash College students  PhD candidates partners 3 8 www.monash.edu/english-connect
  39. 39. 39 All programs are FREE! But spaces for Let’s Chat and workshops are limited. For more info and to contact us www.monash.edu/english-connect English.connect@monash.edu 3 English Connect
  40. 40. 41 Need a map? Get the App!  The Monash University App is your guide to campus maps, timetables and much more  Easy to access information directly from your smartphone or other mobile device
  41. 41. 42  It is one of your primary information and communication resources.  You can use the portal to:  Access your student email account, Google calendar and the booking system  View important dates  Get notices about actions you need to take and details of upcoming events in the student lifecycle  See your class timetable and units  Link to services such as WES and Moodle  Access Library resources and see details of the items you have on loan.  Search the Monash web and staff directory  And much more… The my.monash portal
  42. 42. 43 For more information about your timetable please visit: https://www.monash.edu/timetables/ Your Timetable – Allocate+
  43. 43. 44 Timetabling issues? See: https://www.monash.edu/timetables/fix-problems Your Timetable – Allocate+
  44. 44. 45  4 August– Last day to add or change Semester 2 on-campus units.  21 August – Last day to discontinue units without ‘withdrawn’ on academic record.  31 August – CENSUS DATE - Last day to discontinue Semester 2 units without incurring fees.  25 September – Last day to discontinue Semester 2 units with 'Withdrawn' showing on your academic record. Semester 2 units discontinued after this date will show as a ‘fail‘.  Melbourne Cup Day – Tuesday 7 November is NOT a University Holiday.  Mid semester break is from Monday 25 September - Friday 29 September.  Semester 2 examination timetables can be accessed via WES from 18 September.  At the end of semester you will have a “SWOT VAC” period of one week and then exams are scheduled over three weeks from 30 October to 17 November. Important Dates
  45. 45. SPECIAL CONSIDERATION  You can make a request for special consideration if you are unable to meet assessment deadlines due to issues such as ill health, family emergencies etc.  During-semester: complete an in-semester special consideration form and submit, together with supporting documentation (e.g. original or certified hardcopy medical certificate) to your Unit coordinator(s) within 48 hours (note this is an online process for some Schools and Departments)  Final Exam/Final Assessment tasks Complete a deferred final assessment special consideration form and submit, together with supporting documentation online. http://www.monash.edu.au/exams/special-consideration.html
  46. 46. 47 Elite athlete support program  This structured program operates on all Australian Campuses and assists you to undertake university while continuing to train and participate in sport at an elite level.  The program can assist you in many ways including:  helping you balance your academic, sporting, personal and social commitments  giving you access to training facilities  developing your leadership and life skills  Supporting you with access to a network of helpful contacts  Special consideration  http://www.monash.edu/teammonash/talented-student- support/elite-scheme
  47. 47. 48 Unpaid Fees : If you do not pay your fees (e.g.: Student Amenities and Services Fee (SSAF), Unit fees (if not deferring to HECS- HELP/SA-HELP), Library fines and so on, you will lose access to:  The ‘my.monash’ portal  Moodle  The library catalogue and databases  The web via the Monash system Even after you’ve paid these, there may be a delay of up to 4 working days to restore your access…
  48. 48. 49 EMERGENCY PROCEDURES Evacuation  Alert tone (Beep, Beep) - Prepare to evacuate  Evacuate tone (Whooping) - Evacuate the building  Leave via nearest safe exit (as directed by wardens)  Walk - Do not run  Do not use a lift Emergency Contact Ext. 333 Security From a mobile: 9905 3333
  49. 49. 50 Science Student Groups MASS3 (BSc Adv. Research, Global Challenges & BSc Science Scholar’s) Society of Chemistry Students
  50. 50. 51 Student Learning Lounge and Science Social Spaces
  51. 51. SUBSCRIBE AT: http://thescapegoat.com.au Student Newsletter – Published by Students
  52. 52. 54 What IS Moodle? Moodle is the platform where you connect with each unit you are enrolled in. Unit Guides Lecture / Tutorial / Lab Materials Contact Information Discussion Forums Gradebook Submit assignments and complete online quizzes (not all units)
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  54. 54. 56 MOODLE DEMONSTRATION http://moodle.vle.monash.edu/my/
  55. 55. 57 What Happens Now … Tour of Science Precinct - A tour led by fellow students - Also a great opportunity to talk to a student about their Monash experience and ask questions Wominjeka Monash - Welcome to Clayton Campus - Includes free lunch and social activities

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