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Title: Monash General Chat
Post by: Phy124 on November 21, 2011, 04:13:37 pm
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Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Nintendo6T4 on February 23, 2012, 12:34:47 am
Aww, I was thinking of starting a general chat thread for Monash, but I procrastinated.

My opening post would have been something like this (apologies to Russ):

"In the interests of equalling UniMelb, let's have a thread for discussion of our semester/subjects/university in general."
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on February 26, 2012, 08:59:36 pm
Anyone know where the cheapest food is at Monash (non-veg or veg - doesn't matter)? With or without MSA card too (I have one) :)

Everything I saw was so expensive when compared to UoM :(
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: aes_999 on February 26, 2012, 09:12:10 pm
Wholefoods is the best vegetarian option in Monash.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: TrueTears on February 26, 2012, 09:13:56 pm
Wholefoods is the best vegetarian option in Monash.
don't go there man lol just don't, that place is horrendous, they were caught selling shit that's been moldy and stale for 2 weeks+ lol
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: aes_999 on February 26, 2012, 09:15:02 pm
 :o. Didn't knew that. I ate stuff there, was fine.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on February 26, 2012, 09:15:23 pm
Wholefoods is the best vegetarian option in Monash.
don't go there man lol just don't, that place is horrendous, they were caught selling shit that's been moldy and stale for 2 weeks+ lol

Really? Urgggh. Thanks for the tip TT :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Russ on February 26, 2012, 09:31:46 pm
Aww, I was thinking of starting a general chat thread for Monash, but I procrastinated.

My opening post would have been something like this (apologies to Russ):

"In the interests of equalling UniMelb, let's have a thread for discussion of our semester/subjects/university in general."

No need to apologize, we're happy to let you try ;)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: paulsterio on February 26, 2012, 09:55:16 pm
where's the cheapest place to print a massive amount of stuff, like 200+ pages?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on February 26, 2012, 10:17:35 pm
Officeworks?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: paulsterio on February 26, 2012, 10:41:55 pm
Officeworks?

they're quite expensive :S

like i calculated it and it costs about $50-60 to print 1000 pages (500 sheets double side) - a friend of mine says you can print that in Malaysia for less than $10 :S
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Nintendo6T4 on February 26, 2012, 11:02:59 pm

Everything I saw was so expensive when compared to UoM :(

It's (what I think is called) the monopolisation, isn't it?

Let's have a protest, yeah? Like the one we did last year back at MHS...

:/

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Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: iamtom on February 27, 2012, 12:38:05 pm

Everything I saw was so expensive when compared to UoM :(

It's (what I think is called) the monopolisation, isn't it?

Let's have a protest, yeah? Like the one we did last year back at MHS...

:/

That was the dumbest protest ever. What was more stupid was that it worked.

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Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Devva[R] on February 27, 2012, 07:20:10 pm

Everything I saw was so expensive when compared to UoM :(

It's (what I think is called) the monopolisation, isn't it?

Let's have a protest, yeah? Like the one we did last year back at MHS...

:/

That was the dumbest protest ever. What was more stupid was that it worked.
What happened?

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Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on February 27, 2012, 07:26:57 pm
The canteen protest? lol, good stuff

Missed my first lecture due to a cancelled train.
Got lost a bit, until kazdawg saved me ^_^



Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on February 27, 2012, 07:51:49 pm
Missed my first lecture due to a cancelled train.
Got lost a bit, until kazdawg saved me ^_^


I missed the first 15mins and also got lost :(
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on February 27, 2012, 08:10:53 pm
Today I was at uni for 8.5 hrs and well, still didn't start uni........ Got there at 8:30 am, first "lab" was at 10, but I had to go do a few things before that. The lab was on according to the weekly view and Allocate (was expecting an intro or OH&S session), a lot of second years showed up to it along with our bunch of first years, and no lecture/demonstrator turned up. So the three hour lab (well not really a lab but still) was cancelled. That meant a 6 hr break untill a lecture in the afternoon at 4pm. So we went and played pool, tried to pass the time. We show up to the lecture (which again by weekly view and allocate was on) and again a lot of the second years shopwed up (it is a second level sub) and after waiting for 20-30 mins, well all left as no lecturer turned up again. So effectively I took 4 hours of transport today to waste 8ish hours and do nothing..........

Have a feeling since it was a the same subject that the lecturer/demonstrator called in sick Read below. So on my first day of uni, I didn't do anything............
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on February 27, 2012, 08:20:03 pm
^^Wow, welcome to Monash then? :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on February 27, 2012, 08:22:30 pm
...and now I have the reason. Lecturer posted on moodle just before 6 pm that they got a different timetable than we (students) got, somehow.......
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: WonderBunny on February 27, 2012, 08:23:03 pm
It was my first day today too. Everything was fine, except I saw a dead mouse in the campus centre. I am no longer surprised by all the food poisoning stories. 
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: TrueTears on February 27, 2012, 08:25:04 pm
It was my first day today too. Everything was fine, except I saw a dead mouse in the campus centre. I am no longer surprised by all the food poisoning stories. 
the mouse did not poison the food, the food poisoned the mouse.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Nintendo6T4 on February 28, 2012, 04:11:36 pm
I was wondering...am I still allowed to join any clubs, now that Clubs Day has passed?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: TrueTears on February 28, 2012, 04:27:17 pm
yeah you can join clubs at anytime of the year, just find the club u're interested in and join
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Phy124 on February 28, 2012, 04:29:44 pm
I was wondering...am I still allowed to join any clubs, now that Clubs Day has passed?
Yeah, you should be able to, unless they have a limited amount of positions within the club.

Go and find the people from the club or head over wheree ver they are usually based and you should be able to sign up ;)

Never mind, beaten by TT.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on February 28, 2012, 05:17:00 pm
The MSA card actually gets you bugger all food discounts (except at maccas).

Its more useful for buying things from Sir Johns (bar) or tickets for monash events (oktoberfest, club events) or getting discounts off club membership.

As a vegetarian i can say the food at monash sucks. Meeting point might be tempting but i was talking to the microbiology (the study of things like bacteria, viruses and parasites) PhD's and they swabbed a lot of places around campus. You wouldn't want to know the variety of stuff they found at meeting point. The old asian lady who hands out the food is really stingey too...try get someone else to hand it out if you buy from there.

I bought vegetarian noodles from the place facing the menzies, the one with "a moment of trust" spray painted on the window. Had bits of meat everywhere though..

Try eat at some of the places not in the campus center (they exist, check your diary).

I was wondering...am I still allowed to join any clubs, now that Clubs Day has passed?

If its a sport club (taekwondo, soccer, ect) just show up. Especially if its a martial art club you have your first couple lessons free as a trial.

If its another kind of club (religious, faculty, ect) just show up at one of their weekly meetings or something and there'll tend to be someone who is part of the management of the club there and you should be able to get signed up.

I know for the anime and video games club (member of neither) you can just show up to their weekly stuff and sign up there.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Devva[R] on February 28, 2012, 07:55:40 pm
Who knows where Building 11, Room H5 is? Next lecture is there and have no idea where it is.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on February 28, 2012, 07:58:31 pm
Who knows where Building 11, Room H5 is? Next lecture is there and have no idea where it is.

Map says Menzies. Somewhere in there
If you check the lecture theatre index, Humanities H1-H10 are in Menzies, D3 of map
(Amirite?)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: aes_999 on February 28, 2012, 08:01:08 pm
Ye, somewhere on Menzies building. Reckon u come to Menzies a bit early, and ask people over there nicely for directions.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: jasoN- on February 28, 2012, 08:18:40 pm
its at the bottom floor (don't go inside the building) u'll see signs sticking out saying H1-H10 (or whatever), can't miss it
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Devva[R] on February 28, 2012, 08:22:51 pm
Sweet, thanks. I'll be arriving 5 minutes before the lecture, so I don't have time climbing stairs trying to find it.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: JinXi on February 28, 2012, 09:00:07 pm
Lost my ID card and went to get a new one today... got confused for a JAFFY by the student services, security office AND the librarian.... and had to pay $35 bucks -.- FMLFMLFML
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Furbob on February 28, 2012, 09:32:01 pm
- b^3 is everywhere
- ate half of Paulsterio's lunch
- creepy 40+ year old woman answering everything in my Japanese lecture/tute  >:(
- had my first lecture today....


....will be attending all ETC1000 lectures. (feat burbs)

(http://img848.imageshack.us/img848/7529/50minsin.jpg)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: paulsterio on February 28, 2012, 11:20:16 pm
- ate half of Paulsterio's lunch

lmfao, thanks furbob, you helped me finish my lunch :D
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: TrueTears on February 28, 2012, 11:36:05 pm
i expect furbob's lecture notes to be pieces of art at the end of the semester.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: nacho on February 28, 2012, 11:38:31 pm
I missed my first MTH1020 lecture does anyone know where I can obtain any handouts given out?

Btw guys Law library is probs the best library to sleep at. Swear Monash should have a bed club and an area with all these beds for all it's sleep deprived students .

Btw true tears I got Barry burgess for afc :D.
I asked him if he remembered you but he said "no why?"
Then I said "because he said u we're awesome" And he's like "I remember him now"
Lol!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: TrueTears on February 29, 2012, 12:08:04 am
LOL he's getting a bit old i guess :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on February 29, 2012, 09:09:21 am
met Water yesterday

he is very very tall for an Asian o.O
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Russ on February 29, 2012, 09:22:16 am
Nina, you think that about everyone you meet
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on February 29, 2012, 09:29:01 am
fuck you
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: domislong on February 29, 2012, 10:04:34 am
I missed my first MTH1020 lecture does anyone know where I can obtain any handouts given out?

There were no handouts, she spent half the lecture summarising the unit and the other half on Methods revision. Make sure you get the reader this week, she'll also upload the completed lecture notes at the end of each week.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: nacho on February 29, 2012, 10:28:31 am
I missed my first MTH1020 lecture does anyone know where I can obtain any handouts given out?

There were no handouts, she spent half the lecture summarising the unit and the other half on Methods revision. Make sure you get the reader this week, she'll also upload the completed lecture notes at the end of each week.
Oh great,
what exactly is 'the reader' ?
Will that lecture be uploaded? Was it really helpful, god it was so packed. I got in at 9:40, saw how packed it was and just left haha. hope they aren't all like that :(

met Water yesterday

he is very very tall for an Asian o.O
true
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Nintendo6T4 on February 29, 2012, 01:43:09 pm
I missed my first MTH1020 lecture does anyone know where I can obtain any handouts given out?

There were no handouts, she spent half the lecture summarising the unit and the other half on Methods revision. Make sure you get the reader this week, she'll also upload the completed lecture notes at the end of each week.
Oh great,
what exactly is 'the reader' ?
Will that lecture be uploaded? Was it really helpful, god it was so packed. I got in at 9:40, saw how packed it was and just left haha. hope they aren't all like that :(

I know, right? It's what discourages me from attending lectures...
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ShortBlackChick on February 29, 2012, 03:08:03 pm
JAFFY= Yr 7 again.

We're the noobs walking around with the Student Diary with timetable written on the timetable page and open to the campus map page.

Disafear wtf was that map that you had?

Am I the only person that silently rages at people who dont move to end of the rows and leave gaps so no one can sit there if they come late?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on February 29, 2012, 03:17:10 pm
Disafear wtf was that map that you had?

A nice map provided by my faculty

I bought my first textbook, second hand Calculus textbook, looks beautiful ;) I could do many things to it.
No matter what you say, MyNameIsBob, Dr Pimbblet is epic. Clickers are great fun. Astronomy is more interesting than I thought it was

EDIT: JMSS kids! Just when I thought I was rid of high-school kids forever..............
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: nacho on February 29, 2012, 04:32:14 pm
FUCKING MONASH APP ATE MY CREDIT
WHY WAS IT NOT CONNECTED TO WIFI FFS MONASH U GARBAGE FAGGOT

my 8am tute was cancelled so i woke up at 6am for no reason
stupid fucking monash ffs
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: SenriAkane on February 29, 2012, 05:12:36 pm
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Yeah Dr Pimbblet is great
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: iroflmfao on February 29, 2012, 06:46:03 pm
FUCKING MONASH APP ATE MY CREDIT
WHY WAS IT NOT CONNECTED TO WIFI FFS MONASH U GARBAGE FAGGOT

my 8am tute was cancelled so i woke up at 6am for no reason
stupid fucking monash ffs

UGh i have to wake up at 6 am to just make it on time to attend the 9 am lectures..
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ShortBlackChick on February 29, 2012, 07:05:25 pm
People can go on facebook on their laptops in lectures, but on my phone it takes ages to load WTF whyyyyyy

EDIT: I need to make statuses about how I photobombed the lame couple that were taking pictures of themselves with hearts made out of their hands-thingys with their sikkunt macbook in a lecture
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: zhenzhenzhen on February 29, 2012, 07:10:08 pm
connect ur phone to eduroam
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ShortBlackChick on February 29, 2012, 07:15:19 pm
I did!! And I even get the wi-fi signal thing telling me i've got strong connection sometimes, and yet it takes ages to load!

EDIT: OK wait, I've just got a shit phone then. Nevermind.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on February 29, 2012, 07:15:32 pm
connect ur phone to eduroam

Is it true that "they" can see what's on your laptop/phone/ipad if you connect to "Monash-Connect" (or whatever the other one is called)?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: iamtom on February 29, 2012, 07:24:38 pm
connect ur phone to eduroam

Is it true that "they" can see what's on your laptop/phone/ipad if you connect to "Monash-Connect" (or whatever the other one is called)?

They can see your outgoing connections and incoming requests. They cannot see your 14gb of saved porn on your harddrive.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on February 29, 2012, 07:25:28 pm
connect ur phone to eduroam

Is it true that "they" can see what's on your laptop/phone/ipad if you connect to "Monash-Connect" (or whatever the other one is called)?
Yes this is completely true. Monash IT spy on you by looking at your computer every time you connect to their network. DO NOT CONNECT TO THEIR NETWORK.

Source: I work for monash IT and regularly snoop through people's computers.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: zhenzhenzhen on February 29, 2012, 07:43:03 pm
it's probably not a good idea to visit porn sites or download illegal music/videos etc. anywhere public - especially when it can be traced to you.

though you can't torrent so won't be a problem i suppose.

But yeah, even the most basic of routers will be able to see your incoming/outgoing connections, though not any personal/encrypted info, so don't worry about logging into facebook etc.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Devva[R] on February 29, 2012, 08:38:30 pm
Sitting through the most boring Introductory Programming Lecture with David Green, I see the two people in front of me on their laptops, competing against each other, trying to max out Monash's internetion connection. That's how boring the lecture was.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: nacho on February 29, 2012, 08:44:57 pm
Btw do we get usage limits at Monash? I was trying to diehards one ebook from the library or something and it said something about going towards my usage so then I cancelled
It turned my computer off and went home
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: iamtom on February 29, 2012, 08:48:35 pm
Sitting through the most boring Introductory Programming Lecture with David Green, I see the two people in front of me on their laptops, competing against each other, trying to max out Monash's internetion connection. That's how boring the lecture was.
Doesn't help it was EXACTLY THE FUCKING SAME AS MONDAYS DOES IT.
It's going to be a looooooooooooooooooong semester.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on February 29, 2012, 09:00:19 pm
Sitting through the most boring Introductory Programming Lecture with David Green, I see the two people in front of me on their laptops, competing against each other, trying to max out Monash's internetion connection. That's how boring the lecture was.
Doesn't help it was EXACTLY THE FUCKING SAME AS MONDAYS DOES IT.
It's going to be a looooooooooooooooooong semester.

Are you talking about FIT1002? You dont even have to go to the lectures for that subject and you can pass the class.

Anyone doing FIT1029 know if tutorials are compulsory?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: iamtom on February 29, 2012, 09:01:31 pm
Yeah, I wasn't going to go to any more 1002 lectures.

Tutorials for FIT1029 aren't compulsory - I was told today by my tutor. However, I would recommend going. It doesn't look like it will be a very straight-forward subject.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Nintendo6T4 on February 29, 2012, 09:14:16 pm
Sitting through the most boring Introductory Programming Lecture with David Green, I see the two people in front of me on their laptops, competing against each other, trying to max out Monash's internetion connection. That's how boring the lecture was.
Doesn't help it was EXACTLY THE FUCKING SAME AS MONDAYS DOES IT.
It's going to be a looooooooooooooooooong semester.


Just skip the lectures. Then again, I'm not really in any position to talk—I haven't been to any IT lectures as of yet.

What MyNameIsBob said.

Anyway, the only Introductory Programming lectures you should attend are the ones that have tests (yes, FIT1002 happens to be one of those units where tests are held in-lecture).
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: iamtom on February 29, 2012, 09:17:20 pm
I'll probably go because I'll be at campus anyway, but dear gods is it dry at the moment.

Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on February 29, 2012, 09:28:14 pm
Yeah, I wasn't going to go to any more 1002 lectures.

Tutorials for FIT1029 aren't compulsory - I was told today by my tutor. However, I would recommend going. It doesn't look like it will be a very straight-forward subject.
Are you in the morning or afternoon tute? I'm in the afternoon one and was just so CBF today.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Devva[R] on February 29, 2012, 09:31:31 pm
I was hoping it would pick up today, from the terrible one on Monday but it sucked. The way David rambles on, I doubt anyone who hasn't already done programming before would understand what he's on about.

I think I'll just skip the lectures from on now. Is the dates of the inlecture tests in the unit guide? I'd hate for them to be random.

Also, anyone in tomorrow's 11am tute for FIT1029?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: iamtom on February 29, 2012, 09:35:33 pm
Yeah, I wasn't going to go to any more 1002 lectures.

Tutorials for FIT1029 aren't compulsory - I was told today by my tutor. However, I would recommend going. It doesn't look like it will be a very straight-forward subject.
Are you in the morning or afternoon tute? I'm in the afternoon one and was just so CBF today.
Mine was this afternoon, 26/153.

Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Devva[R] on February 29, 2012, 10:07:33 pm
Anyone wanna trade their Wednesday 2pm FIT1002 lab for my Thursday 9am one? :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on February 29, 2012, 10:27:28 pm
Yeah, I wasn't going to go to any more 1002 lectures.

Tutorials for FIT1029 aren't compulsory - I was told today by my tutor. However, I would recommend going. It doesn't look like it will be a very straight-forward subject.
Are you in the morning or afternoon tute? I'm in the afternoon one and was just so CBF today.
Mine was this afternoon, 26/153.


ahh okay I'm 26/134

Anyone wanna trade their Wednesday 2pm FIT1002 lab for my Thursday 9am one? :)
Nope because I have nothing on thursdays and can take it off :D
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Nintendo6T4 on February 29, 2012, 11:37:54 pm
A question:

If I wanted to drop Computer Science and just do straight Science from second semester onwards, would it be a problem dropping FIT1002 (before March 31) and doing CHM1011 instead? I figured programming really isn't my thing...
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: taiga on March 01, 2012, 12:25:14 am
I would drop everything except for Maths and Stats if you're going to transfer out.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: zhenzhenzhen on March 01, 2012, 09:03:33 am
+1. also go to 1029 tutorials or you will probably fail the subject.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Nintendo6T4 on March 01, 2012, 10:42:37 am
Whoops, bad expression on my part! I'm doing Science/Computer Science—not single CS as I was implying.

Anyway, the units I'm doing are:

BIO1011: Biology I
MTH1020: Analysis of Change
FIT1029: Algorithmic problem solving
FIT1002: Computer programming

I can drop a unit, but will that affect my chances at transferring? Three units might not be enough for an average to be calculated...

Also, if I try to add a unit like CHM1011 or PHS1011, will it be rejected due to the constraints of my current course?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: tony3272 on March 01, 2012, 02:34:17 pm
Btw do we get usage limits at Monash? I was trying to diehards one ebook from the library or something and it said something about going towards my usage so then I cancelled
It turned my computer off and went home U

Im not sure about you, but im living on campus and there's been no limits to their 10mb/s internet connection so far :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Devva[R] on March 01, 2012, 08:05:45 pm
I figured programming really isn't my thing...
If you're basing that on the lectures, I find David to be terrible at explaining things. Theres a lot of resources on programming online that explains things 100 times better.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: paulsterio on March 01, 2012, 08:15:34 pm
If I wanted to drop Computer Science and just do straight Science from second semester onwards, would it be a problem dropping FIT1002 (before March 31) and doing CHM1011 instead? I figured programming really isn't my thing...

As someone who's done a fair amount of programming in the past, I think programming is kinda like learning a new language and going into an area which is completely new. At first, you'll find it hard and challenging because it doesn't make sense, but once you start to understand code (read code other people wrote and understand what it does), you'll find that it becomes much more enjoyable and you'll find that you'll start picking up more and learning far more quickly.

I'd suggest just pulling through with it for the semester and seeing if you like it :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Nintendo6T4 on March 01, 2012, 08:23:02 pm
If I wanted to drop Computer Science and just do straight Science from second semester onwards, would it be a problem dropping FIT1002 (before March 31) and doing CHM1011 instead? I figured programming really isn't my thing...

As someone who's done a fair amount of programming in the past, I think programming is kinda like learning a new language and going into an area which is completely new. At first, you'll find it hard and challenging because it doesn't make sense, but once you start to understand code (read code other people wrote and understand what it does), you'll find that it becomes much more enjoyable and you'll find that you'll start picking up more and learning far more quickly.

I'd suggest just pulling through with it for the semester and seeing if you like it :)

Probably. Maybe it'll get a bit better as I adjust to uni...but even so, I prefer Chemistry. What was I thinking; I should've picked single Science from the start :\

Also, I'm planning on transferring to Biotechnology after first year (can't do that mid-year). Which units should I pick up or drop, and how much catching up will I have to do if I'm successful in transferring?

My Semester 2 units are...

FIT1008: Introduction to computer science
FIT1004: Data management
MTH1030: Techniques for modelling
BIO1022: Biology II
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: iamtom on March 01, 2012, 09:22:50 pm
If I wanted to drop Computer Science and just do straight Science from second semester onwards, would it be a problem dropping FIT1002 (before March 31) and doing CHM1011 instead? I figured programming really isn't my thing...

As someone who's done a fair amount of programming in the past, I think programming is kinda like learning a new language and going into an area which is completely new. At first, you'll find it hard and challenging because it doesn't make sense, but once you start to understand code (read code other people wrote and understand what it does), you'll find that it becomes much more enjoyable and you'll find that you'll start picking up more and learning far more quickly.

I'd suggest just pulling through with it for the semester and seeing if you like it :)

Not entirely true, it depends on the programming language. Java sucks, and that's what we're learning.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: paulsterio on March 01, 2012, 10:50:59 pm
Not entirely true, it depends on the programming language. Java sucks, and that's what we're learning.

Well Java is kinda the de facto language these days, like it's either you're a Java expert or you're a .NET expert and Java has a much wider user base at the moment compared to .NET.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: iamtom on March 01, 2012, 11:35:22 pm
Yes, and while that is true, that does not make Java any better.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: zhenzhenzhen on March 01, 2012, 11:49:09 pm
having dabbled in everything from asm to prolog, i find java as a very structured and easy to understand, forgiving language. why do you say it sucks?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: domislong on March 02, 2012, 12:09:32 am
FIT1008: Introduction to computer science
FIT1004: Data management
MTH1030: Techniques for modelling
BIO1022: Biology II

If you're transferring to Science, you can still undertake a minor in Computational Science which comprises the following:

FIT1002
FIT1029
FIT1008
FIT2004/2014/3139

This will give you a real taste of programming without committing. There's not much difference between a comp. sci degree and a compSci major within science. I think you'll find programming gets a bit more fun when you get to OO basics, recursion, data structures etc.

You might be in a bit of a bind because all of the units you're doing are prereqs and you won't be able to overload this semester... maybe you could replace one of your CS units with chemistry and overload next semester. FIT1002, 1029, 1008 and 2004 are offered in either semester one or two.

You best speak to an advisor at the science office.

Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Furbob on March 02, 2012, 07:01:45 pm
- saw TT wandering around Menzies today on the phone
- saw Thushan reppin the lanka shirt
- everyone crash the AFC1000 tute on Friday 30th March to see Furbob and taiga's presentation on Sustainability Reporting - where my friend and I will be responsible for the actual research and content and dev will be responsible for eye contact and body language~!

be there or be dodecahedron.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on March 02, 2012, 07:05:04 pm
Saw Paul with a train of three curry girls. They weren't even frowning
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: JinXi on March 05, 2012, 09:40:55 pm
Was I the only one staring at the lecturer with a blank face and open mouth during the physics lecture today (PHS2011)??? I swear Scott was speaking in a different language... completely lost track of the topic 5 minutes into the lecture...
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: taiga on March 05, 2012, 09:42:54 pm
Phy124 is a mad dog
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: xZero on March 06, 2012, 06:30:56 pm
Anyone doing mae1041? Heard the lectures aren't recorded so I was wondering if its worth showing up to them.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Water on March 06, 2012, 07:12:32 pm
Saw nacho and kazdawg today.. Pretty sure they wanted free MSA hash browns. I was stoned.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on March 06, 2012, 07:15:23 pm
Anyone doing mae1041? Heard the lectures aren't recorded so I was wondering if its worth showing up to them.
I'm doing MAE1041 and no they are not recorded (I think I remember him telling us on the first day), so far it hasn't been too much, just a bit history ad background stuff. Although we did start our 'introduction' to Fluid Mechanics section today, although by looking at the lecture notes we may actually be beginning to start something. Have a look at the lecture notes for week 4-6 to see what I mean. Hope that helps.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Devva[R] on March 06, 2012, 07:25:40 pm
Quick question, can I change and swap units around until 9th March without financial or academic penalty?
I wanna change ENG1061 for MTH1020 but I might end up with clashes and full classes so I might change back. Just wanna make sure before I start messing with my unit enrolments.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Cappuccinos on March 06, 2012, 07:30:53 pm
How many times can you transfer within a year?

I'm in the same boat as NintendoT64, I've decided that Arts is probably not the right thing for me and I probably should've chosen straight science over this.

Science/Commerce was my first preference and my intial plan was to do Arts/Science for the whole year, try super hard and then transfer at the end of year into Science/Commerce

But now I was wondering if I could drop arts mid year, do science by itself for Semester 2 and then transfer again to Science/Commerce at the end Semester 2?  Is this option even allowed? :/
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on March 08, 2012, 05:40:22 pm
How many times can you transfer within a year?

I'm in the same boat as NintendoT64, I've decided that Arts is probably not the right thing for me and I probably should've chosen straight science over this.

Science/Commerce was my first preference and my intial plan was to do Arts/Science for the whole year, try super hard and then transfer at the end of year into Science/Commerce

But now I was wondering if I could drop arts mid year, do science by itself for Semester 2 and then transfer again to Science/Commerce at the end Semester 2?  Is this option even allowed? :/

You can transfer into science midyear if you do well enough. You could probably even transfer into science/commerce midyear (ask the science faculty office, near building 20/first year chem labs).

Might be a bit hard to do much in science in Semester 2... things like BIO1022 in semester 2 require BIO1011 from semester 1, so, it might be a bit hard.. Just pop in and ask them though, probably the best option. Failing that you can email them (http://sci.monash.edu/contact/undergrad.html).
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: xZero on March 08, 2012, 06:09:04 pm
Anyone doing mae1041? Heard the lectures aren't recorded so I was wondering if its worth showing up to them.
I'm doing MAE1041 and no they are not recorded (I think I remember him telling us on the first day), so far it hasn't been too much, just a bit history ad background stuff. Although we did start our 'introduction' to Fluid Mechanics section today, although by looking at the lecture notes we may actually be beginning to start something. Have a look at the lecture notes for week 4-6 to see what I mean. Hope that helps.
saw lecture 1 to 3, it was only 16 pages long so I thought I missed something
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: vitaminC on March 08, 2012, 10:51:58 pm
which do you think is the best library for chilling/sleeping? Will be useful in my 2 hour gaps
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Phy124 on March 08, 2012, 11:07:28 pm
which do you think is the best library for chilling/sleeping? Will be useful in my 2 hour gaps
The right hand side (if looking at front entrance) of level 2 in HAL seems to be the general area for chilling, chatting etc.

For sleeping, you might be looking for something quieter so I'm not sure about that.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: zool3 on March 08, 2012, 11:26:38 pm
matherson upstairs is like dead quiet
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: shinny on March 08, 2012, 11:28:49 pm
which do you think is the best library for chilling/sleeping? Will be useful in my 2 hour gaps

Downstairs in the HAL (yes, it exists - turn left as you enter and you'll see some stairs) is pretty good. There's used to be couches where you can just lie down flat and sleep.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: nacho on March 09, 2012, 12:14:14 am
which do you think is the best library for chilling/sleeping? Will be useful in my 2 hour gaps
law library, quiet area = best for sleeping
its a little intense though
people grease u off if you breathe to loud haha
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Nintendo6T4 on March 09, 2012, 12:30:09 am
which do you think is the best library for chilling/sleeping? Will be useful in my 2 hour gaps
law library, quiet area = best for sleeping
its a little intense though
people grease u off if you breathe to loud haha

Oh...the law library? I went in there the other day and ran off because I was so scared.

Surprisingly, the recreational John Medley Library is extremely quiet—though it's probably not so good for sleeping (unless you don't mind sleeping upright).
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on March 09, 2012, 12:33:33 am
Law library level 3 (where the computers are) has some of those nice leather couches. I've seen a few people asleep on those.

Level 2 (with the one solitary computer) also has a couple of couches IIRC
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: nacho on March 09, 2012, 12:35:36 am
which do you think is the best library for chilling/sleeping? Will be useful in my 2 hour gaps
law library, quiet area = best for sleeping
its a little intense though
people grease u off if you breathe to loud haha

Oh...the law library? I went in there the other day and ran off because I was so scared.

Surprisingly, the recreational John Medley Library is extremely quiet—though it's probably not so good for sleeping (unless you don't mind sleeping upright).
yeah
its way too cold in there though, they need to turn that air con down.

law library is so classy though, all they need is a fire place and some englishman with pipes
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: taiga on March 09, 2012, 01:22:42 am
Surely john medley on the beanbag couches?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: lynt.br on March 09, 2012, 07:22:15 am
i once fell asleep in john medley and when i woke up it had closed. never been there since.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Nintendo6T4 on March 09, 2012, 11:48:17 am
i once fell asleep in john medley and when i woke up it had closed. never been there since.

I take it that you were locked in there? Talk about unlawful imprisonment! Isn't it the responsibility of the librarians in charge to ask people to leave before closing everything down for the night?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on March 09, 2012, 04:26:42 pm
The top floors of the matheson are absolutely dead dead quiet.....
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on March 09, 2012, 05:03:01 pm
Yes, I also need a place to sleep. Had my first 8am maths support class today. Could. Not. Keep. Eyes. Open. In. Astro.
Whats the...uh...safest place to sleep?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on March 09, 2012, 05:08:06 pm
read up ^
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on March 09, 2012, 05:13:47 pm
Yea, but safest. Not quietest. I could sleep in noise
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: lynt.br on March 09, 2012, 05:14:59 pm
i once fell asleep in john medley and when i woke up it had closed. never been there since.

I take it that you were locked in there? Talk about unlawful imprisonment! Isn't it the responsibility of the librarians in charge to ask people to leave before closing everything down for the night?

I was on a beanbag in the far corner behind the bookshelves so I don't think they saw me haha. I woke up and everyone had left (including staff) but I could still get out from the inside which was good lol. They close really early - like 4pm or something :(
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on March 09, 2012, 05:47:00 pm
Top floor of the metheson is probably the safest...dont really need to worry about being safe though haha, not all that dodgy at monash. That place is seriously deserted plus the books on the top level are weird...turns out they have a demonology section.

You might be able to sleep at medely...
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Nintendo6T4 on March 09, 2012, 06:40:18 pm
Yes, I also need a place to sleep. Had my first 8am maths support class today. Could. Not. Keep. Eyes. Open. In. Astro.
Whats the...uh...safest place to sleep?

What terrifies me is that there are 8am labs.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on March 09, 2012, 06:46:28 pm
I had a 8am to 6pm day last week (in Week 1!) with one 2hr break in between (3hrs + 2hr break + 5hrs) :(
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ShortBlackChick on March 09, 2012, 08:38:48 pm
John Medley is the bomb. I know someone that works there and she lets us do whatever there, so it might not that quiet anymore ahahaha

I had my first tute for my Natural Hazards and Human Vulnerabilty unit. Turns out I know my tutor and she is somehow related to me and has been to my house! I am so set for this subject LOL
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on March 17, 2012, 12:06:54 pm
Is it just me or is MOODLE down?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: shinny on March 17, 2012, 12:10:55 pm
Is it just me or is MOODLE down?

Moodle is always down until proven otherwise. But actually in this case mine works at the moment. The Med one is separate to the others though I think?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Cappuccinos on March 17, 2012, 12:11:37 pm
Is it just me or is MOODLE down?

Umm the site loads, but it keeps telling me I need to login, but when I use my authcate details they're 'invalid' ?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on March 17, 2012, 12:13:17 pm
Is it just me or is MOODLE down?

Umm the site loads, but it keeps telling me I need to login, but when I use my authcate details they're 'invalid' ?

Yep, same here. Got my password 'wrong' now I'm locked out for some time
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: paulsterio on March 17, 2012, 02:42:39 pm
Same here, and I'm Med! :(
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Furbob on March 17, 2012, 07:15:58 pm
PHEW. I was flipping out about the Moodle thing thinking that something was wrong with my account...

....wouldn't mind getting my week's work for Japanese now.... :(
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on March 18, 2012, 04:58:15 pm
There isn't a 24/7 library at Monash, is there? :(
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: paulsterio on March 18, 2012, 06:54:06 pm
There isn't a 24/7 library at Monash, is there? :(

Lmao, no, although Matheson closes at 12am
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: iamtom on March 18, 2012, 07:48:04 pm
There isn't a 24/7 library at Monash, is there? :(
There doesn't seem to be one, I'm pretty sure that there are comp labs open 24/7... no idea if you need to be a FIT student to get in though.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: taiga on March 18, 2012, 07:51:01 pm
There are 24 hour rooms/labs in the IT and Engineering Faculty.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: nacho on March 18, 2012, 10:41:04 pm
people are all like 'omg moodle isnt working, i cant get onto moodle'

makes me feel lazy seeing u all so keen
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on March 18, 2012, 10:45:44 pm
There are 24 hour rooms/labs in the IT and Engineering Faculty.

lies, they kick you out by 1am
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on March 19, 2012, 06:18:10 pm
Caufield has a 24 hour Comp lab
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: zhenzhenzhen on March 20, 2012, 05:10:18 pm
building 19 labs are 24hours for IT students, need to reg online.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Nintendo6T4 on March 22, 2012, 10:37:43 pm
Honestly, reading the latest Lot's Wife made me feel a bit down.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: aes_999 on March 22, 2012, 11:05:34 pm
Orly? Haven't got the newest one yet. Is MSA still dissing Monash Uni? If they are, I'm going to say poor form on MSA, not trying to properly solve their issues with the uni.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: zhenzhenzhen on March 22, 2012, 11:15:15 pm
you gotta wonder who voted for these clowns
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: taiga on March 23, 2012, 12:16:23 am
There are 24 hour rooms/labs in the IT and Engineering Faculty.

lies, they kick you out by 1am

They kick arts students like you out by 1 :P

If you register online for access and don't get caught sleeping it's fine
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Furbob on March 29, 2012, 09:59:49 pm
(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/9114/swagpoints.jpg)

always swagged up for group presentations - taiga

**AFC1000 presentation tomorrow - this will be in the opening slide
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: lynt.br on March 30, 2012, 06:06:37 pm
Orly? Haven't got the newest one yet. Is MSA still dissing Monash Uni? If they are, I'm going to say poor form on MSA, not trying to properly solve their issues with the uni.

they claim that they did try to negotiate with the uni but negotiations fell through. The ads were supposedly a last resort.

you gotta wonder who voted for these clowns
I know a lot of people who work at the MSA and they do put in a lot of work to try and make the uni better while juggling other commitments. I think it's a bit rude to call them 'clowns' unless you have some valid criticisms.

If what the MSA says is true then I can understand why they are angry. It makes sense that student services should be run by a student elected body where we can decide what services we pay for, rather than getting hit with a flat rate fee well above what most people will use from the uni.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: zhenzhenzhen on March 30, 2012, 06:10:08 pm
i'm sure many people will agree putting ads in a public newspaper dissing your own uni is wayyyy too childish, whatever the reason.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: HarveyD on April 01, 2012, 03:49:16 pm
Is it me or is MULO not working?
Keep getting this error: "[an error occurred while processing this directive] :S
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: aes_999 on April 01, 2012, 04:38:29 pm
Not working for some people. But this guy Prateek posted a method on how to make it work in Monash Stalkerspace, and below is his way of fixing the problem.

How to Fix the MULO issue (Hopefully)

http://mulo.monash.edu/cgi-bin/template?template=%2Fcgibin%2Fcopyright.template&unit=imm2011&type=M4V

Take this link, copy into notepad and where it says "imm2011" type in your subject code in non capitals then paste onto a browser.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: nacho on April 01, 2012, 04:53:25 pm
(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/9114/swagpoints.jpg)

always swagged up for group presentations - taiga

**AFC1000 presentation tomorrow - this will be in the opening slide
is lucy selling her ECC book by any chance :D

btw aes that thing doesnt work.. HOW WILL I STUDY FOR THE ECC TUTE TEST!!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on April 04, 2012, 01:37:24 pm
FIT1029 people. How did you go in the mid-sem?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on April 04, 2012, 03:28:31 pm
they claim that they did try to negotiate with the uni but negotiations fell through. The ads were supposedly a last resort.

^^ The uni is actually notoriously diffcult. The MSA is a totally seperate organisation from the university. The uni don't even technically have to talk to them or give them anything. So, its a struggle, especially, if you're the uni, its kind of in your interests to give them a minimum.

Shock value works sometimes, it gets people talking. Most students dont even know what the SSA fee is or just how much the MSA does or fights for. I think its warranted.

Its a classical pillar of advertising and marketing, can you imagine if every ad out there was just plain and matter of fact?

I know a lot of people who work at the MSA and they do put in a lot of work to try and make the uni better while juggling other commitments. I think it's a bit rude to call them 'clowns' unless you have some valid criticisms.

I've actually argued with MSA reps (see, im no fanboy for either side). They do get paid a salary, its small and its below minimum wage. They would make much more working at BBQ's galore than they would at the MSA. It's not easy work like scanning barcodes either, its very hard.

Lets not forget the MSO's (monash student organisations - eg caufield, clayton, gippsland, postgrad student organisation) collectively manage upwards of 4 million dollars, with the MSA at clayton managing at least 2 million (as far as i can tell, these things are very hard to find, not exactly on wikipedia). It's not at all an easy task, you have students breathing down your neck, you have the university out for you to slash costs and you have a largely apathetic student body.

Again, i'm by no means a fan boy, i totally don't agree with the way they run somethings, especially elections but they do some good work. Student advocacy for example, if you're ever in the shit with monash and in danger of disciplinary procedures (eg being chucked out at the worst) the MSA will send someone who has dedicated their time to learning the procedures to help you out. Its one of those things you never want to use but its nice to have.

Again, the MSA is totally seperate from the uni. If we had no MSA, the students would really have no representation. The uni would make decisions however it likes.

This is worth a read -  http://monashstudentassociation.com/About/Myth-Busters

If what the MSA says is true then I can understand why they are angry. It makes sense that student services should be run by a student elected body where we can decide what services we pay for, rather than getting hit with a flat rate fee well above what most people will use from the uni.

Thats true but its not to say the MSA is any better or representative at allocating the funds they get either. I think on the whole they are a lot more fair and encouraging of student life than the university would be though.

Lets not forget the university also provides a vital range of services like the religious center, counseling, careers advice, ect.

It's a bit harsh to type cast them as the bad guys. In the real world, the bad guys always think they're doing the right thing and they think you're the evil one. They have good intentions and of course they stuff up sometimes. Not too fond of every position belonging to the same party though...
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on April 16, 2012, 06:52:20 pm
So how'd you physics plebs go with the mid-sem test?

95% of the test was on kinematics, and it was so conceptual :(
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Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: taqi on April 17, 2012, 10:19:41 pm
Does anyone have any idea on how well tests/quizes compare to actual semester exams? Im guessing the exams are a lot harder, but some people tell me that the exams are almost on par...which baffles me
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on April 17, 2012, 10:40:40 pm
Does anyone have any idea on how well tests/quizes compare to actual semester exams? Im guessing the exams are a lot harder, but some people tell me that the exams are almost on par...which baffles me

I'm not sure on other courses, but in med, our quizzes have a lot of wtf questions and our exams are like 80% wtf questions :(
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: tony3272 on April 17, 2012, 10:46:05 pm
So how'd you physics plebs go with the mid-sem test?

95% of the test was on kinematics, and it was so conceptual :(
...
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I'm not doing physics, but everyone i knew who did the test said it was stupid -.-
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: thushan on April 17, 2012, 11:01:47 pm
Does anyone have any idea on how well tests/quizes compare to actual semester exams? Im guessing the exams are a lot harder, but some people tell me that the exams are almost on par...which baffles me

I'm not sure on other courses, but in med, our quizzes have a lot of wtf questions and our exams are like 80% wtf questions :(

man our exam was wtf
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: xZero on April 18, 2012, 02:20:31 pm
So how'd you physics plebs go with the mid-sem test?

95% of the test was on kinematics, and it was so conceptual :(
...
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so glad 2nd year physics dont have mid sem anymore <3
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: tony3272 on April 18, 2012, 03:15:07 pm
To all the AFC1000 people, does anyone know where we go for the mid-sem next monday? The unit guide doesn't say.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: _avO on April 18, 2012, 03:29:12 pm
Check blackboard should be in an exam folder that has the details. My guess is in rotunda :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: cltf on April 23, 2012, 08:44:24 am
^depends on tutor
split between rotunda, sth 1 and menzies H rooms
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: nacho on April 23, 2012, 12:56:09 pm
does R4 mean im in rotunda or some menzies building?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: sam.utute on April 23, 2012, 01:08:13 pm
does R4 mean im in rotunda or some menzies building?
Rotunda.

Good luck everyone!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: nacho on April 23, 2012, 01:42:59 pm
LOLOL YES I might see true tears
I hear he's tall, I'm gonna try and climb him
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: sam.utute on May 30, 2012, 05:33:23 pm
Sorry to revive a dead thread. Didn't think it was worth creating a new one.

Are we allowed to park in blue permit areas during SWOTVAC? I know during the exam period, blue permit parking becomes free for everyone, just not sure about SWOTVAC.

Help would be appreciated :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Phy124 on May 30, 2012, 06:14:54 pm
Sorry to revive a dead thread. Didn't think it was worth creating a new one.

Are we allowed to park in blue permit areas during SWOTVAC? I know during the exam period, blue permit parking becomes free for everyone, just not sure about SWOTVAC.

Help would be appreciated :)
Stalkerspace says that the "blue" parking near engineering and the multi-level near menzies are free, but no others.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: JinXi on May 30, 2012, 07:00:23 pm
Sorry to revive a dead thread. Didn't think it was worth creating a new one.

Are we allowed to park in blue permit areas during SWOTVAC? I know during the exam period, blue permit parking becomes free for everyone, just not sure about SWOTVAC.

Help would be appreciated :)

Yup the blue carparks are free. Been parking there the entire week and the last 2 swotvacs. Not sure about the red's though but they're normally filled up really early by the lecturers (which is their carpark) so I'll advise to avoid those.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: sam.utute on May 30, 2012, 07:02:30 pm
Thanks guys! Appreciated!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Phy124 on May 30, 2012, 07:05:46 pm
Apparently the blue parking down near JMSS is still permit only, but I'm not sure if this is true or not. Maybe just go to the two aforementioned spots to be safe.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: taiga on May 30, 2012, 07:12:23 pm
Nooo only the multi storeys are free don't get trapped!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: sam.utute on May 31, 2012, 08:20:47 am
Good save taiga :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on September 17, 2012, 09:36:25 pm
So what do people's exam timetables look like? Mine is pretty decent, except for the two hardest subjects coming first, right after each other. :(
(http://i.imgur.com/24tGh.jpg)

Good space after that to study for the rest
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on September 17, 2012, 09:50:42 pm
:O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O

PANIC PANIC PANIC PANIC PANIC PANIC PANIC PANIC PANIC PANIC PANIC PANIC

(http://i46.tinypic.com/15pmo13.png)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: thushan on September 17, 2012, 10:50:32 pm
+ OSCE on Nov 1 and Nov 2.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: nacho on September 17, 2012, 11:33:50 pm
for exams on cup day, do they generally move them around?
Freaking no public transport..
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on September 17, 2012, 11:41:46 pm
for exams on cup day, do they generally move them around?
Freaking no public transport..
If they put them on cup day why would they move them...?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: nacho on September 17, 2012, 11:49:21 pm
for exams on cup day, do they generally move them around?
Freaking no public transport..
If they put them on cup day why would they move them...?
if you have sex without protection and get pregnant why would you want an abortion...?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on September 17, 2012, 11:50:10 pm
for exams on cup day, do they generally move them around?
Freaking no public transport..
If they put them on cup day why would they move them...?
if you have sex without protection and get pregnant why would you want an abortion...?
Not the same thing, if you want an abortion the pregnancy is most likely NOT planned, the exam is planned.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: nacho on September 17, 2012, 11:51:17 pm
for exams on cup day, do they generally move them around?
Freaking no public transport..
If they put them on cup day why would they move them...?
if you have sex without protection and get pregnant why would you want an abortion...?
Not the same thing, if you want an abortion the pregnancy is most likely NOT planned, the exam is planned.
The sex is planned too, but the inconvenience of a child is not.
likewise could be said with the exam falling on a public holiday
entirely the same thing
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: tony3272 on September 17, 2012, 11:52:53 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/LChIt.jpg)
9:30 AM  :'( 
9:30 AM  :'( 
9:30 AM  :'( 
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on September 18, 2012, 12:14:21 am
for exams on cup day, do they generally move them around?
Freaking no public transport..
If they put them on cup day why would they move them...?
if you have sex without protection and get pregnant why would you want an abortion...?
Not the same thing, if you want an abortion the pregnancy is most likely NOT planned, the exam is planned.
The sex is planned too, but the inconvenience of a child is not.
likewise could be said with the exam falling on a public holiday
entirely the same thing
Well I'm sure the university will grant you special consideration if you can't get out of your abortion appointment
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Devva[R] on September 19, 2012, 09:31:52 pm
Whats this about no PT on Cup Day?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on September 20, 2012, 02:35:49 pm
Whats this about no PT on Cup Day?

There usually is, isn't there? Thats how a fair few people make it to the cup? I think we should be alright for that.

What's more annoying is its counted as a holiday and everything runs less.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: zhenzhenzhen on September 21, 2012, 11:10:28 pm
On an unrelated note, I still have a Withheld (WH) result on my transcript after emailing the lecturer, calling the Faculty, and then emailing the Course Director several times. Incompetence/laziness is annoying..
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Nintendo6T4 on September 22, 2012, 02:13:21 pm
:O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O

PANIC PANIC PANIC PANIC PANIC PANIC PANIC PANIC PANIC PANIC PANIC PANIC

(http://i46.tinypic.com/15pmo13.png)

Your only exam is on the 29th of October? Enjoy your long as holiday.

Here's mine—what's up with the two-week gap between my second and third exams?

(http://i.imgur.com/rXdSo.png)

EDIT: Just realised that my ATS1309 exam is two hours long, rather than three. That shall soften the pain a little...  :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on September 27, 2012, 09:48:18 pm
Hi5 for Astro Nintendo6T4! ^-^

Has anyone here participated in any of the Summer Research Scholarship stuff? I'm definitely going to try out next year, was wondering what the atmosphere/load was like.

The money is magnificent.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: sam.utute on September 29, 2012, 09:28:25 pm
Thought I'd let people on AN know:
We're starting an Economics society at Monash Uni next year.
Lots of committee spots up for grabs still, so if you're passionate about Economics, and want to help run a club that's refreshingly different, send us an application!
https://www.facebook.com/events/368066543272975/?fref=ts

http://economicstudents.com/recruitment/monash-university/

:)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: tony3272 on October 01, 2012, 11:40:06 pm
Well that was a very unproductive mid-sem break . . .
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: catwoman101 on October 02, 2012, 09:41:43 am
at monash is there anything to do with exercise science ??
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: spectroscopy on October 03, 2012, 05:17:50 pm
does monash credit muep subjects if you get like 90% average
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Furbob on October 03, 2012, 05:39:22 pm
does monash credit muep subjects if you get like 90% average

my MUEP subject was credited without having to get a 90% average - you can choose whether you want it credited depending if it corresponds to your degree and the grade shouldn't matter as long as you have passed it
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: eeps on October 03, 2012, 06:59:14 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/A8ZLO.jpg)

Woo.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: catwoman101 on October 24, 2012, 07:37:01 pm
hi guys i tried to find this on the website but does Monash have Occupational therapy??
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on October 25, 2012, 01:29:51 am
hi guys i tried to find this on the website but does Monash have Occupational therapy??

Do best just to contact the university and ask.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ShortBlackChick on October 25, 2012, 02:12:34 am
The last I knew they had it at the Peninsula Campus, but that was a couple of years ago, when my friend was considering doing it

EDIT: I just did a search, thank me later, http://www.monash.edu.au/study/coursefinder/course/3869/
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on October 27, 2012, 01:24:25 am
What's that, no UoM on the list? :P

Check out #32 :D

(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2012/10/25/world/asia/25iht-sreducemerging25-graphic/25iht-sreducemerging25-graphic-popup.jpg)

Edit Source: http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2012/10/25/world/asia/25iht-sreducemerging25-graphic.html?ref=nf
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: thushan on October 27, 2012, 10:13:54 am
HAHAHA, suck on that UoM :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: aes_999 on October 27, 2012, 11:44:17 am
Lol wut? Srsly, we're the first ranked Aus uni?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: zhenzhenzhen on October 27, 2012, 12:05:40 pm
More proof that surveys and rankings are just pure marketing B.S.

Like nobody actually knows what each individual lecturer gets up to in the lecture hall.. ~_~
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on October 27, 2012, 12:07:37 pm
Lol wut? Srsly, we're the first ranked Aus uni?

Nah, this isn't a ranking. It's a list of which uni grads have the most demand from the thousands of companies they asked (which looks like they've got a more sciencey bend than a commercey bend).

Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: aes_999 on October 27, 2012, 12:37:26 pm
Seems right then.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on October 30, 2012, 06:08:36 pm
What's that, no UoM on the list? :P

Check out #32 :D

(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2012/10/25/world/asia/25iht-sreducemerging25-graphic/25iht-sreducemerging25-graphic-popup.jpg)

Edit Source: http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2012/10/25/world/asia/25iht-sreducemerging25-graphic.html?ref=nf

*Cough* Just by sheer coincidence...

(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/2944/monuompharm.png)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Kanon on November 04, 2012, 04:01:36 am
So anyone apart of any clubs and societies? Enjoying being apart of them?  :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on November 04, 2012, 04:07:29 pm
17 weeks holidays YEAHHHHHHH BUDDDDDDDDDDDDDYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on November 04, 2012, 05:26:36 pm
17 weeks holidays YEAHHHHHHH BUDDDDDDDDDDDDDYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

summer semester (http://i3.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/003/617/okayguy.jpg)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on November 04, 2012, 06:41:34 pm
summer semester (http://i3.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/003/617/okayguy.jpg)

(http://media-titanium.cursecdn.com/attachments/42/719/634798639221257881.jpg)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on November 19, 2012, 10:02:11 pm
Just a reminder to re-enrol, today is the last day before a $200+ late fee!!!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on November 25, 2012, 06:15:42 pm
Decided to take an Arts elective next year. Anyone doing this?

ATS2633 - Global cities: past, present future

Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ShortBlackChick on November 25, 2012, 06:35:58 pm
Disa I considered it, the lecturer is pretty good, he talked a bit about this unit during his first year lectures but I chose not to because it doesnt contribute to my second major/minor of that sustainablities shit, so I chose to do ATS2547 - Cities and Sustainabilties.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on November 26, 2012, 11:19:46 am
Ah alright. Is it quite popular? I won't be the only kid in the lecture theatre right? ^-^
The written work for this unit takes up 90% of the assessment. Being my first Arts subject, what tasks can I expect?

So anyone apart of any clubs and societies? Enjoying being apart of them?  :)

I am not, simply because I live too far out to do anything useful
I may join some next year though.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: TheMirrorMan on November 26, 2012, 10:00:23 pm
For Monash's Commerce courses including business the uni recommends 3 hours of study for each contact hour to get a credit. For Commerce, that 36 hours extra on top of 12 contact hours. Do most people actually do that much? Because it seems quite a lot considering many people have jobs at uni.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on November 26, 2012, 10:01:53 pm
For Monash's Commerce courses including business the uni recommends 3 hours of study for each contact hour to get a credit. For Commerce, that 36 hours extra on top of 12 contact hours. Do most people actually do that much? Because it seems quite a lot considering many people have jobs at uni.

Most people will do that much during the exam period :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: TheMirrorMan on November 26, 2012, 11:09:47 pm
For Monash's Commerce courses including business the uni recommends 3 hours of study for each contact hour to get a credit. For Commerce, that 36 hours extra on top of 12 contact hours. Do most people actually do that much? Because it seems quite a lot considering many people have jobs at uni.

Most people will do that much during the exam period :P
What about during non exam periods?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on November 26, 2012, 11:16:23 pm
For Monash's Commerce courses including business the uni recommends 3 hours of study for each contact hour to get a credit. For Commerce, that 36 hours extra on top of 12 contact hours. Do most people actually do that much? Because it seems quite a lot considering many people have jobs at uni.

Most people will do that much during the exam period :P
What about during non exam periods?

Depends on the person's work ethic (the same for any degree) :P

Ideally you'd want to work 3 hours per contact hour, but in reality I doubt that happens.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: sam.utute on November 28, 2012, 11:25:33 am
Commerce is a joke pretty easy.

You can HD most units with a tiny bit of effort during SWOTVAC and no study during the semester.

Obviously, there are harder units, but the first- and second-year units are really easy, as long as you can grasp concepts quickly - that and memorise a ton and dump it when required.

:( Haven't been enjoying the units so far. Had more fun doing my own reading and study (yay! Khan Academy!).
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: sam.utute on November 28, 2012, 11:26:11 am
P.S. Soooo nervous about results.

Not looking forward to it :S

At least the cricket will be on.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ShortBlackChick on November 28, 2012, 11:36:17 am
Ah alright. Is it quite popular? I won't be the only kid in the lecture theatre right? ^-^
The written work for this unit takes up 90% of the assessment. Being my first Arts subject, what tasks can I expect?


Ahahahaha Disa that 90% includes the exam LOL. You would expect the unit guide would be more specific as to what exactly it is, but it would defs include a major essay as well and the exam. An exam is after all written assessment!

I wouldnt have a clue as to how popular it is though
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: paulsterio on November 28, 2012, 11:39:07 am
Ideally you'd want to work 3 hours per contact hour, but in reality I doubt that happens.

Hahah, is that even possible to do in Med? :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: taiga on November 28, 2012, 12:21:49 pm
LMAO 3 hours per contact hour what a joke.

That means eng students would be needing to study 120 hours a week.

First year commerce units need approximately 3 minutes per day, or you can do 21 minutes per week it's really up to you. How you study in the lead up to exams/major assessments is really where the marks will be differentiated.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: paulsterio on November 28, 2012, 01:34:36 pm
First year commerce units need approximately 3 minutes per day, or you can do 21 minutes per week it's really up to you.

Hahahah, I just find this funny
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on December 03, 2012, 08:19:42 pm
So what subjects are you guys planning to do next year?
This is what I have at the moment

(http://i.imgur.com/KZjnm.jpg)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on December 03, 2012, 08:28:57 pm
If I pass first year:
MED2031 - MEDICINE 3
MED2042 - MEDICINE 4
MED2000 - YEAR 1 AND 2 FINAL GRADE

*fingers crossed* :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: paulsterio on December 03, 2012, 09:20:02 pm
Well I guess for me, it depends on a couple of things.

If I get into Science/Education - Majoring in Maths, Minoring in Computational Science:-

S1:
- MTH1035 - Techniques for Modelling
- STA1010 - Statistical methods for science
- FIT1029 - Algorithmic Problem Solving
- EDF1303 - Learning and educational inquiry 1

S2:
- MTH2015 - Multivariable Calculus
- FIT1040 - Programming Fundamentals
- FIT1008 - Introduction to computer science
- EDF1304 - Learning and educational inquiry 2

If I get into Science/Computer Science - Majoring in Maths, Minoring in Physics, Majoring in Programming:-

S1:
- MTH1035 - Techniques for Modelling
- PHS1011 - Physics I
- FIT1040 - Programming Fundamentals
- FIT1029 - Algorithmic Problem Solving

S2:
- MTH2015 - Multivariable Calculus
- PHS1022 - Physics II
- FIT1004 - Data Management
- FIT1008 - Introduction to computer science


If I get into neither: #yolo 2nd year medicine :( - MED2031, MED2042
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on December 03, 2012, 09:22:29 pm
If I DON'T get the transfer to aero/sci
Semester 1
ENG2091 - Advanced Engineering Mathematics A
MAE2401 - Aircraft Structures 1
MEC2401 - Dynamics I
MEC2402 - Engineering Design I
Semester 2
ENG2092 - Advanced Engineering Mathematics B
MAE2402 - Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
MAE2403 - Aerospace Computational Mechanics
MAE2404 - Aerodynamics I

If I DO get the transfer to aero/sci
Semester 1
PHS2011 - Physics: Quantum Concepts and Technologies
MEC2401 - Dynamics I
MTH2010 - Multivariable Calculus
MTH2021 - Linear Algebra with Applications
Semester 2
PHS2022 - Physics: Electromagnetism, Light and Entropy
MAE2404 - Aerodynamics I
MAE2402 - Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
STA1010 - Statistical Methods for Science
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on December 03, 2012, 09:25:41 pm
So what subjects are you guys planning to do next year?
This is what I have at the moment

(http://i.imgur.com/KZjnm.jpg)
Remember to drag me along to MTH2132 if it fits with my timetable :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Russ on December 03, 2012, 09:27:06 pm
no more arts... ever

(http://i.imgur.com/otB1V.png)

yeah... I just picked forensic medicine because it sounded cool

The information you got from Torts and Civil Procedure B will really help for LAW4170 afaik
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: SenriAkane on December 04, 2012, 01:02:36 am
Semester 1 2013   
ECE2041: Telecommunications
ECE2061: Analogue electronics
MTH2021: Linear algebra with applications
ATS1141 Japanese introductory 1 / ATS2143 Japanese intermediate 1

Semester 2 2013   
ENG2092: Advanced engineering mathematics B
FIT1029: Algorithmic problem solving
MTH2032: Differential equations with modelling
ATS1142 Japanese introductory 2 / ATS2144 Japanese intermediate 2

The Japanese units depends on my placement test results
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: eeps on December 04, 2012, 10:13:59 am
(http://i.imgur.com/TxByP.jpg)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: thushan on December 04, 2012, 12:29:19 pm
If I pass first year:
MED2031 - MEDICINE 3
MED2042 - MEDICINE 4
MED2000 - YEAR 1 AND 2 FINAL GRADE

If I get >60% for first year and am allowed to do a Diploma of Arts,

ATS1833 - Thinking: How to analyse arguments and improve your reasoning skills
ATS1838 - Philosophy: Introduction C (Logic)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on December 04, 2012, 06:38:35 pm
If I pass first year:

lol'd
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on December 04, 2012, 06:45:41 pm
paulsterio, from your two options, is there one that you hold higher in priority than the other?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Phy124 on December 07, 2012, 03:40:22 am
Semester 1:
CIV2206 - Mechanics of solids
CIV2225 - Design of steel and timber structures
CIV2263 - Water systems
ENG2091 - Advanced engineering mathematics A

Semester 2:
CIV2207 - Computing and water systems modelling
CIV2226 - Design of concrete and masonry structures
CIV2242 - Geomechanics I
CIV2282 - Transport and traffic engineering
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on December 11, 2012, 08:41:42 pm
Change of plans time. Got the transfer, but not all the credits I was hoping for.

Semester 1:
MEC2401 - Dynamics I
MTH2021 - Linear algebra with applications
MTH2010 - Multivariable calculus
MAT1830 - Discrete mathematics for computer science (sci elective)
STA1010 - Statistical methods for science (sci elective)

                                                                             Contact Hours: 25

Semester 2:
PHS1022 - Physics
MAE2402 - Thermodynamics and heat transfer
MTH2132 - The nature and beauty of mathematics
MTH2032 - Differential equations with modelling

                                                                             Contact Hours: 19
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on December 11, 2012, 09:01:27 pm
Whoa nice :) Double trouble with b^3 in semester 2 hehe
Faaar, maybe you can carry me to 90+ in maths now!

YES!!!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on December 11, 2012, 09:04:39 pm
Whoa nice :) Double trouble with b^3 in semester 2 hehe
Faaar, maybe you can carry me to 90+ in maths now!

YES!!!

Relax there a little Disa :P Been out of maths for a semester, going to be so rusty, also I still need to make sure they'll let me overload.

EDIT: Also make sure you pick the right streams!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: paulsterio on December 11, 2012, 09:16:23 pm
Relax there a little Disa :P Been out of maths for a semester, going to be so rusty, also I still need to make sure they'll let me overload.

If they don't let you overload, you could always take the option of a summer semester, apparently that works out fine too.

p.s. have fun with MAT1830, apparently it's hellish boring because you're doing really technical low level computer based stuff. I reckon if you're interested in programming and that stuff to do FIT1040, which counts as a Science elective.

(I have to take MAT1830 if I do Sci/CompSci, so yeah, hope that goes well :P)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: paulsterio on December 11, 2012, 09:19:27 pm
paulsterio, from your two options, is there one that you hold higher in priority than the other?

Well I didn't get the transfer to Sci/Ed (I don't know why, because the ATAR requirement for it is lower than Sci/CompSci), so I guess that means I can't take that pathway now :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on December 11, 2012, 09:21:16 pm
If they don't let you overload, you could always take the option of a summer semester, apparently that works out fine too.

p.s. have fun with MAT1830, apparently it's hellish boring because you're doing really technical low level computer based stuff. I reckon if you're interested in programming and that stuff to do FIT1040, which counts as a Science elective.

(I have to take MAT1830 if I do Sci/CompSci, so yeah, hope that goes well :P)

Problem with that is that eng don't offer units for the summer semester, and I don't think the sci one I need to do are on the list that are offered by the sci faculty.

If I don't get to overload it gets ugly at the end, because I end up with one unit left to do in an extra semster, or to keep enough of a load to get centerlink, I need to spread it into two semesters... and take a whole extra year just because of physics -.- So lets hope I do get to overload.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on December 11, 2012, 09:25:54 pm
EDIT: Also make sure you pick the right streams!

I'm not sure if second year maths even has two streams. I mean, first year maths starts with two, then merges into one as people drop out in the first few weeks

TrueTears, shed any light?
But we better be in the same tutes!

I think I also have 19 contact hours in second sem, looking forward to that ^-^

EDIT: b^3 for maths dux!!!100!~)#*$
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: JinXi on December 11, 2012, 09:26:39 pm
ENG1010: Process systems analysis (Or Engineering profession but even though it's easy I don't like the sound of the content)
MAE2401: Aircraft structures 1
MAE3401: Aerodynamics II
MEC2401: Dynamics I
MEC2402: Engineering design I

Subjects from 3 different year levels... amazing that I don't have a clash
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: paulsterio on December 11, 2012, 09:28:41 pm
Problem with that is that eng don't offer units for the summer semester, and I don't think the sci one I need to do are on the list that are offered by the sci faculty.

If I don't get to overload it gets ugly at the end, because I end up with one unit left to do in an extra semster, or to keep enough of a load to get centerlink, I need to spread it into two semesters... and take a whole extra year just because of physics -.- So lets hope I do get to overload.

Ahh, I see the problem. Well you defs did well enough in S1, so as long as you did just as well in S2, they'll let you overload, but regardless, good luck with that, I wouldn't want to be stuck with one unit left to do at the end of my degree either.

Btw, out of curiosity, which subject didn't you get credits for?

I'm not sure if second year maths even has two streams. I mean, first year maths starts with two, then merges into one as people drop out in the first few weeks

TrueTears, shed any light?
But we better be in the same tutes!

I think I also have 19 contact hours in second sem, looking forward to that ^-^

It has a lot of streams depending on what you want to major in. A major in Applied Maths, for example, will require different level two subjects to a major in Pure Mathematics or Computational Mathematics...etc.

Check out what type of maths you want to major in - http://www.monash.edu/pubs/handbooks/aos/mathematics-and-statistics/


EDIT - realised I misunderstood the meaning of the word stream.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on December 11, 2012, 09:29:17 pm
ENG1010: Process systems analysis (Or Engineering profession but even though it's easy I don't like the sound of the content)
MAE2401: Aircraft structures 1
MAE3401: Aerodynamics II
MEC2401: Dynamics I
MEC2402: Engineering design I

Subjects from 3 different year levels... amazing that I don't have a clash
Wait what, why are they making you do that? First year elective slot that you might have missed in the double?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: JinXi on December 11, 2012, 09:30:48 pm
Problem with that is that eng don't offer units for the summer semester, and I don't think the sci one I need to do are on the list that are offered by the sci faculty.

If I don't get to overload it gets ugly at the end, because I end up with one unit left to do in an extra semster, or to keep enough of a load to get centerlink, I need to spread it into two semesters... and take a whole extra year just because of physics -.- So lets hope I do get to overload.

I've overloaded twice already last year and didn't ask for permission. So long as WES allows you to overload they won't give a shit and they units will get credited.

Wait what, why are they making you do that? First year elective slot that you might have missed in the double?

Because, those jokers didn't give me credit for ENG1081- Physics for Engineering even though I've done first and second year physics in science. Apparently none of the unit are more than "80% similar content wise" cause we covered part of it in different units=.= Monash logic to making money
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: paulsterio on December 11, 2012, 09:33:57 pm
Because, those jokers didn't give me credit for ENG1081- Physics for Engineering even though I've done first and second year physics in science. Apparently none of the unit are more than "80% similar content wise" cause we covered part of it in different units=.= Monash logic to making money

Lmao, what a joke!!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on December 11, 2012, 09:35:03 pm
Btw, out of curiosity, which subject didn't you get credits for?
Everything was HD except the blasted commerce unit I had to do, which was a C... Such a stupid idea to make eng kids to do commerce, (well I see the reason, but still... we all hate it, if we wanted to do commerce we would have done the eng/commerce double degree -.-)

I'm an idiot and can't read, ignore this.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on December 11, 2012, 09:35:53 pm
I think he meant the other credit :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on December 11, 2012, 09:37:54 pm
I've overloaded twice already last year and didn't ask for permission. So long as WES allows you to overload they won't give a shit and they units will get credited.

Because, those jokers didn't give me credit for ENG1081- Physics for Engineering even though I've done first and second year physics in science. Apparently none of the unit are more than "80% similar content wise" cause we covered part of it in different units=.= Monash logic to making money
WTF, how is that fair. Probably shouldn't say that ENG1081 credited PHS1011 for me then.... Thats just bullshit really, the sci physics covers more apparently aswell! Gah thats just.. just... so stupid. Feel bad for you now man :(
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: JinXi on December 11, 2012, 09:39:57 pm
WTF, how is that fair. Probably shouldn't say that ENG1081 credited PHS1011 for me then.... Thats just bullshit really, the sci physics covers more apparently aswell! Gah thats just.. just... so stupid. Feel bad for you now man :(

That's the problem with them. I did PHS1080 instead of PHS 1011, then went straight to PHS1022. If I've done PHS1011 they would had granted me credit for PHS1081.

PHS1080 = ENG1080 and PHS1011= ENG1081... PHS1022 = Waste of time and space... and so is the rest of the physics units actually.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on December 11, 2012, 09:40:59 pm
I think he meant the other credit :P
Oh wow, read that wrong.

Didn't get credited for the second semester physics PHS1022, which I didn't think I would get in the first place, but 'apparently' ENG1030 electrical systems + ENG1081 physics for engineering was equal to the two physics units, which when I got told that originally was surprised to the point that I went back on another day and asked again and got the same answer.

They shouldn't be equivalent, and I emailed the physics department to find out what to catch up on in case it did get credited. In the end it wasn't, which is fair really, so ENG1030 is a wasted unit... worse thing is its my equal highest score atm and it won't count towards anything!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: TrueTears on December 11, 2012, 09:41:36 pm
yeah jinxi is right, it's pretty easy to beat monash's systems lol, as long as you can get the units up WES you don't need to ask for permission to overload, the units still count, my mate did it this sem for comm units.

also another funny thing is that he couldn't defer his exams anymore coz he kept deferred previous sems, so he just got someone else to hand in his deferment application but with his name on it and monash accepted it lmao
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on December 11, 2012, 09:43:03 pm
That's the problem with them. I did PHS1080 instead of PHS 1011, then went straight to PHS1022. If I've done PHS1011 they would had granted me credit for PHS1081.

PHS1080 = ENG1080 and PHS1011= PHS1081... PHS1022 = Waste of time and space... and so is the rest of the physics units actually.
....and those are the physics units I still need to do....
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Dejan on December 11, 2012, 09:45:35 pm
Everything was HD except the blasted commerce unit I had to do, which was a C... Such a stupid idea to make eng kids to do commerce, (well I see the reason, but still... we all hate it, if we wanted to do commerce we would have done the eng/commerce double degree -.-) there you go b^3 :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: JinXi on December 11, 2012, 09:47:29 pm
Everything was HD except the blasted commerce unit I had to do, which was a C... Such a stupid idea to make eng kids to do commerce, (well I see the reason, but still... we all hate it, if we wanted to do commerce we would have done the eng/commerce double degree -.-) there you go b^3 :)

What inter-faculty elective would you recommend doing then? I saw that you did principles of macroeconomics which is what I am planning to do in Sem2 but I might have second thoughts about it now. The rest of the units offered looks worse though..
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: TrueTears on December 11, 2012, 09:50:05 pm
What inter-faculty elective would you recommend doing then? I saw that you did principles of macroeconomics which is what I am planning to do in Sem2 but I might have second thoughts about it now. The rest of the units offered looks worse though..
from what i've seen, the best unit to take for you eng kids is macro... the rest of the comm units , eww...
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on December 11, 2012, 09:51:40 pm
What inter-faculty elective would you recommend doing then? I saw that you did principles of macroeconomics which is what I am planning to do in Sem2 but I might have second thoughts about it now. The rest of the units offered looks worse though..
Yes, the rest of the units looked worse. Most of my friends did the management one, and they thought it was easy, but yeh Idk. I kinda picked macro because it had all mc midsem and a mostly MC exam..... But yeh, I put effort into it up until the midsem, after that I kinda lost any minute interest I had, and didn't do any work.... and stop going to tutes... and well tried to learn 50% of the course outside the exam room in the monring... yeh don't do that.

Really if you put effort into it it should be fine... its just a matter of keeping yourself motivated enough to put the effort in. It wasn't hard really... I just didn't put the work in that I should have...
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: paulsterio on December 11, 2012, 09:56:37 pm
from what i've seen, the best unit to take for you eng kids is macro... the rest of the comm units , eww...

i would have thought that business stats would be easy for all the eng kids cause it's pretty much all excel stuff :\ hmm

yeah jinxi is right, it's pretty easy to beat monash's systems lol, as long as you can get the units up WES you don't need to ask for permission to overload, the units still count, my mate did it this sem for comm units.

has anyone tried enrolling in 6 units in a semester yet? :P

p.s. it is also possible to enrol in level 2 units in first year as well apparently, i know someone who did MTH1035 in 1st sem, then MTH2015 + MTH2021 in 2nd sem, which you're TECHNICALLY not allowed to do, cause you you're not meant to enrol in MTH2021 until 2nd year, but since he fulfilled all the pre-reqs and co-reqs, WES let him do it.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: TrueTears on December 11, 2012, 10:00:44 pm
dono well bus stats is boring as fuck, unless you actually wanna learn something, do macro... eng kids won't learn jack shit from bus stats lol [seriously, if you can do multivar calculus from eng, do you really need to learn about simple linear regression? lol] but yeh if you're just in it for the marks then do it, otherwise if you want a worthwhile yet also approachable unit, try macro lol
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: SenriAkane on December 11, 2012, 10:01:46 pm
i would have thought that business stats would be easy for all the eng kids cause it's pretty much all excel stuff :\ hmm

has anyone tried enrolling in 6 units in a semester yet? :P

p.s. it is also possible to enrol in level 2 units in first year as well apparently, i know someone who did MTH1035 in 1st sem, then MTH2015 + MTH2021 in 2nd sem, which you're TECHNICALLY not allowed to do, cause you you're not meant to enrol in MTH2021 until 2nd year, but since he fulfilled all the pre-reqs and co-reqs, WES let him do it.
there is no pre-req for some 2nd year,3rd year Engineering Units , so I am going to take them, leaving some space for a 1st year unit later.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on December 11, 2012, 10:03:52 pm
dono well bus stats is boring as fuck, unless you actually wanna learn something, do macro... eng kids won't learn jack shit from bus stats lol [seriously, if you can do multivar calculus from eng, do you really need to learn about simple linear regression? lol] but yeh if you're just in it for the marks then do it, otherwise if you want a worthwhile yet also approachable unit, try macro lol
Yeh we cover linear regression in ENG1060 - Computing.... felt like further all over again at one point.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: SenriAkane on December 11, 2012, 10:06:30 pm
Yeh we cover linear regression in ENG1060 - Computing.... felt like further all over again at one point.
and I will probably forget what linear regression is by the time I do computing which is a fair while away
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: JinXi on December 11, 2012, 10:11:44 pm
there is no pre-req for some 2nd year,3rd year Engineering Units , so I am going to take them, leaving some space for a 1st year unit later.

Just a warning. Doing some 2nd year Engineering Units without a good foundation (even though there's no pre-req, there's often overlaps and presumed knowledge) is suicidal. Of course they're doable but it might take more time and effort for a lower mark than what you might get if you follow the course structure.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: SenriAkane on December 11, 2012, 10:12:55 pm
Just a warning. Doing some 2nd year Engineering Units without a good foundation (even though there's no pre-req, there's often overlaps and presumed knowledge) is suicidal. Of course they're doable but it might take more time and effort for a lower mark than what you might get if you follow the course structure.
I am going to catch up on Matlab for ECE2041 but I don't think I will have any problem for ECE2061 which follows on from ENG1030
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on December 11, 2012, 10:20:25 pm
Just a warning. Doing some 2nd year Engineering Units without a good foundation (even though there's no pre-req, there's often overlaps and presumed knowledge) is suicidal. Of course they're doable but it might take more time and effort for a lower mark than what you might get if you follow the course structure.
The way I'm going atm... half the course structure is out the window since I have to catch up on sci units... Keep pushing aerodynamics further and further back because I won't have everything I need for it because of everything else is so backwards atm.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on December 11, 2012, 10:26:21 pm
Anyone know when Allocate+ opens?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: aes_999 on December 11, 2012, 10:28:03 pm
Next year. And no, i'm not gonna be president, RR
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: xZero on December 11, 2012, 10:31:03 pm
Semester 1:
MAE2401 - Aircraft structures 1
MEC2401 - Dynamics I
MEC2402 - Engineering design I
MTH2121 - Algebra and number theory
MTH3140 - Real analysis

Semester 2:
ASP3012 - Stars and galaxies
MAE2403 - Aerospace computational mechanics
MTH3020 - Complex analysis and integral transforms
MTH3150 - Algebra and number theory II

I am so fucked for semister 1, already failing my engineering units -.-
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: TrueTears on December 11, 2012, 10:32:04 pm
o nice algebra and number theory!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: xZero on December 11, 2012, 10:33:29 pm
going for the pure maths major baby :D
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: SenriAkane on December 12, 2012, 03:20:53 pm
The way I'm going atm... half the course structure is out the window since I have to catch up on sci units... Keep pushing aerodynamics further and further back because I won't have everything I need for it because of everything else is so backwards atm.
Mine is already completely thrown out of windows after chem and Dip Lang.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: JinXi on December 12, 2012, 03:42:40 pm
The way I'm going atm... half the course structure is out the window since I have to catch up on sci units... Keep pushing aerodynamics further and further back because I won't have everything I need for it because of everything else is so backwards atm.

It'll be good if you can do Aerodynamics right after MTH2010 as there's quite a bit of overlap between them, mainly calculus.  (Fields, integrals, time derivative etc.) That said I did my Aerodynamic a year after MTH2010 and still felt that the unit is manageable with some effort. The content covered was pretty interesting in aerodynamics.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: SenriAkane on December 16, 2012, 03:21:26 pm
Lollerskates, missed enrollment for Dip Lang completely, e-mail time it seems. (I have to do it manually anyway)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: SenriAkane on December 19, 2012, 06:46:49 pm
Lollerskates, missed enrollment for Dip Lang completely, e-mail time it seems. (I have to do it manually anyway)
mostly fixed, just have to sit placement now
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: JinXi on December 19, 2012, 11:10:27 pm
Changed my plans going to be doing two first year units and 3 second year units next sem.

ECC1100 - principles of macroeconomics
ENG1010 - process system analysis.

Wondering if ill be seeing some jaffy from AN around :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: TrueTears on December 19, 2012, 11:13:00 pm
Changed my plans going to be doing two first year units and 3 second year units next sem.

ECC1100 - principles of macroeconomics
ENG1010 - process system analysis.

Wondering if ill be seeing some jaffy from AN around :)
theres always babe jaffies doing macro ;)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on December 19, 2012, 11:14:48 pm
theres always babe jaffies doing macro ;)
After doing it last sem, I can say this is true..... also could be the reason I got a C :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: TrueTears on December 19, 2012, 11:18:38 pm
After doing it last sem, I can say this is true..... also could be the reason I got a C :P
LOLOLOLOLOLOL

whatta pimp brah
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: JinXi on December 19, 2012, 11:23:11 pm
After doing it last sem, I can say this is true..... also could be the reason I got a C :P
LOLOLOLOLOLOL

whatta pimp brah

Finally a reason to go to lectures and tute  :D
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on December 20, 2012, 01:34:55 pm
I just got an offer to transfer to BSc Adv. with Hons. Anyone know if its worth it? I wanted to do my masters at UoM. Can i drop the course before starting the hons year? (just for the prestige :3 )
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on January 18, 2013, 06:20:43 pm
We having another AN Monash meet up during O-week, like last year?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: nacho on February 10, 2013, 09:02:37 pm
Where do I go if I want to hand in my request to overload a subject? I have the form filled out, it is for a bus/eco subject, I am unfamiliar as to the whereabouts of the faculty.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ShortBlackChick on February 10, 2013, 09:05:01 pm
google derp


edit: i know where it is but im not going to tell you
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Furbob on February 10, 2013, 09:15:52 pm
Where do I go if I want to hand in my request to overload a subject? I have the form filled out, it is for a bus/eco subject, I am unfamiliar as to the whereabouts of the faculty.

BusEco is in Menzies 2nd floor (or 3rd?)

I think it's on the east wing
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: JinXi on February 10, 2013, 10:15:37 pm
Where do I go if I want to hand in my request to overload a subject? I have the form filled out, it is for a bus/eco subject, I am unfamiliar as to the whereabouts of the faculty.

Does WES allow you to overload? If so, hand in your 'request' on WES.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ShortBlackChick on February 10, 2013, 10:17:41 pm
Furbob.... he could have easily googled that. I do have a feeling its on the 3rd floor though coz I'm pretty sure Arts is on the 2nd. Also pretty sure its East.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Furbob on February 10, 2013, 10:47:09 pm
Furbob.... he could have easily googled that. I do have a feeling its on the 3rd floor though coz I'm pretty sure Arts is on the 2nd. Also pretty sure its East.

Yeah well I ate most of his lunch before the MKC1200 exam so I owe him one
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: nacho on February 10, 2013, 10:54:57 pm
Yeah well I ate most of his lunch before the MKC1200 exam so I owe him one
i forgot about this, and the time when you stole my moment with holding the snake.

we're still not even :/
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on February 21, 2013, 03:00:46 pm
Is that Monash AN Meetup still happening, or? Thought taiga had it in the bag ^-^
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: taiga on February 21, 2013, 04:04:15 pm
Will put a poll + facebook event up today
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on February 24, 2013, 03:21:23 pm
Will put a poll + facebook event up today

This still on? :/


Also, what time does O-week start? :D
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on February 24, 2013, 03:34:50 pm
Well, I have an introductory science thing at 10, so I assume O-week officially starts around that time
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on February 24, 2013, 03:35:08 pm
Are all the jaffys excited? XD

If you are doing any form of Science, drop by the Monash Science Society BBQ! There will be a photobooth too, and some Science Discovery Tour or other.
And if interested, sign up for the mentoring program! Uni can be daunting for many; get that extra help from past students! We will also be organising events throughout semester - i heard paintball was on the list somewhere ^-^
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Tragesty on February 24, 2013, 05:50:10 pm
As a Caulfield campus student who lives across the road from Clayton campus, am I welcome to visit Clayton campus the next few days?  ::)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on February 24, 2013, 05:55:40 pm
As a Caulfield campus student who lives across the road from Clayton campus, am I welcome to visit Clayton campus the next few days?  ::)

Nah, they'll kick you out :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Tragesty on February 24, 2013, 05:56:25 pm
 :-[
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: nacho on February 24, 2013, 06:03:07 pm
As a Caulfield campus student who lives across the road from Clayton campus, am I welcome to visit Clayton campus the next few days?  ::)
yea of course. pi is kidding/is a jackass
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: JinXi on February 25, 2013, 09:54:42 pm
12 hours till allocate+ crashes again
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on February 25, 2013, 10:03:57 pm
12 hours till allocate+ crashes again

Huh, so Monash expects me to be awake at 10am to get my timetable.

NICE TRY, Monash; you've already taken days worth of sleep from me, and I haven't even started classes yet.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on February 25, 2013, 10:12:31 pm
Auto-allocation for my entire uni life :'(
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on February 25, 2013, 10:55:46 pm
Huh, so Monash expects me to be awake at 10am to get my timetable.

NICE TRY, Monash; you've already taken days worth of sleep from me, and I haven't even started classes yet.
Don't come complaining to us then if you get a shitty timetable and miss the windows of opportunity to swap into better lecs/tutes to fix it.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: JinXi on February 25, 2013, 10:57:43 pm
Auto-allocation for my entire uni life :'(

Haha the blessings and curse of a Med student :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: iamtom on February 26, 2013, 06:44:48 pm
Auto-allocation for my entire uni life :'(

OH NO
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on March 01, 2013, 08:14:36 pm
How are you meant to dress for Dean's List presentation thingy? Formal? Semi-formal? Casual? It's at the end of a uni day too...
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on March 01, 2013, 08:19:01 pm
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.monashuniversity.monashuniversity&feature=search_result
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: luffy on March 03, 2013, 12:44:16 am
yea of course. pi is kidding/is a jackass
hey! I didn't know you went to monash! You seem really cool, would you want to meet up? You're kind of a legend on these forums, mind if i buy you lunch? xD
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: nacho on March 03, 2013, 01:27:30 am
hey! I didn't know you went to monash! You seem really cool, would you want to meet up? You're kind of a legend on these forums, mind if i buy you lunch? xD
sure buddy
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ShortBlackChick on March 03, 2013, 02:27:31 pm
^ he says that casually but really he's jumping with joy around because he's found someone who thinks he's cool
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on March 03, 2013, 02:32:09 pm
^ he says that casually but really he's jumping with joy around because he's found someone who thinks he's cool

Of course he is, he just scored a free lunch
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on March 03, 2013, 02:50:50 pm
Nah, he just logged on luffy's account at his own home (luffy might have come over for something?) and posted it from there to himself.

Nice try, ran an IP track to be sure.

(http://i50.tinypic.com/2ymubuc.png)

Still forever alone nacho.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: nacho on March 03, 2013, 03:15:15 pm
Nah, he just logged on luffy's account at his own home (luffy might have come over for something?) and posted it from there to himself.

Nice try, ran an IP track to be sure.

(http://i50.tinypic.com/2ymubuc.png)

Still forever alone nacho.
(http://i.imgur.com/WoKWskj.gif)

edit: Does anyone else use "TT" as shorthand for timetable and then when your talking to your friends on fb about your timetable you use TT and think of Truetears?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on March 03, 2013, 05:26:09 pm
edit: Does anyone else use "TT" as shorthand for timetable and then when your talking to your friends on fb about your timetable you use TT and think of Truetears?

No
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: nacho on March 03, 2013, 06:01:08 pm
what's with you and kazdawg always trying to counter my downvotes? why are you both against me
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Joseph41 on March 04, 2013, 03:11:05 pm
Could anybody please tell me how to get to Building 24 Room S6 and/or Building 08 Room R1 from the bus terminal?

[/JAFY]
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on March 04, 2013, 06:08:51 pm
http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/maps/3-Claytoncolour.pdf

R1 is the rotunda i.e. that round building next to the Matheson library

S6 is science area, on the other side of campus centre... it's a fair walk
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: JinXi on March 04, 2013, 06:42:04 pm
Alright had the most awkward tute today.... So it was a first year unit and not a single person knew anyone in that tute. Before we could get settled and chat amongst ourselves, the tutor walks in, tells us that he's the tutor and to call him ****, then proceeds straight to the course outline and our tutorial work. He didn't even introduce himself properly like most tutors would do.

For one hour, not a single person spoke to anyone else other than to the tutor. The ICEE WAS SOOO THICK -.-  Never felt so uncomfortable for a tute before.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on March 04, 2013, 07:07:42 pm
My Medical Biophysics lecture was weird and confusing, primarily because the lecturer, although amiable, was a bit doddery. I went and bought the textbook as soon as the lecture was done.

However, Gerry Rayner was great for the Biology I lecture, I just hope it picks up in content and, dare I say it, difficulty fairly soon.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Hutchoo on March 04, 2013, 07:13:45 pm
Alright had the most awkward tute today.... So it was a first year unit and not a single person knew anyone in that tute. Before we could get settled and chat amongst ourselves, the tutor walks in, tells us that he's the tutor and to call him ****, then proceeds straight to the course outline and our tutorial work. He didn't even introduce himself properly like most tutors would do.

For one hour, not a single person spoke to anyone else other than to the tutor. The ICEE WAS SOOO THICK -.-  Never felt so uncomfortable for a tute before.

To call him ****? SO MANY POSSIBILITIES OF **** :(

My first day of uni was okay. There are so many international students and they all have cool names like Lewis and Andrew (H). Ellinor Allen (chief examiner for AFF1000) was pretty cool with her lecture. She explained things clearly which was good (H). I still don't understand why people go to lectures if they spend all of the lecture sleeping/on facebook. I mean, why not sleep in?!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Phy124 on March 04, 2013, 07:34:05 pm
I still don't understand why people go to lectures if they spend all of the lecture sleeping/on facebook. I mean, why not sleep in?!
I like to pretend to be a dedicated student that actually cares enough about the unit he's studying to attend the lecture. Nothing more to it, really.  ::)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Hutchoo on March 04, 2013, 07:37:27 pm
I like to pretend I'm a dedicated student. Nothing more to it, really.  ::)

xD
XD


I have a lecture/tute clash with ATS1325 and AFF1000. Long story short, I can skip the ATS1325 (Contemporary Worlds) lecture because it's recorded.
So I go onto Echo360 for ATS1325 (Contemporary worlds) and it isn't ATS1325, it's some subject called "Networking with Employers"....

Someone explain what the heck is happening?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Hutchoo on March 06, 2013, 04:20:42 pm
Where are the shuttle buses from Clayton -> Caulfield?

Are they in the bus loop?


EDIT: Nevermind, I should stop being lazy and google.

"This service operates with two buses, runs consecutively in both directions and can be boarded at the first bus stop on the left entering the bus loop on Clayton campus and at the bus stop located on the Princes Highway (Dandenong Rd) outside Building H on Caulfield campus"
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: CH3ezEC4KE on March 06, 2013, 06:10:20 pm
Myself and a few other students in the BusEco faculty did a Flash mob/Harlem Shake at orientation. Swag. That is all.



Lol I was sitting just behind that when it happened
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Devva[R] on March 06, 2013, 09:37:56 pm
Haha, thats pretty cool.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: nacho on March 07, 2013, 10:34:55 pm
i encountered the strangest person at uni today
i was at a bbq for the frisbee club just chilling and when most people wrere gone i was just waiting there in teh shade drnking water
this guy behind me mumbles something
i turn around, he's probably 50 or 30/did lots of meth
and im like 'sorry?'
so he mumbles 'mmmm na i was talking to her' and he points to a girl standing like 4m away not even facing him and clearly engaged in a separate convo
then he trails off and says 'no one ever listens'. I felt so awkward at this moment, I had no idea wtf to do, so i just unwillingly shoot the shit for a while. he was giving off weird vibes.
i ask him if he's in the club and he goes
'no, i just like the sport'
'... 20 years and i still can't get the trajectory right' and hes just facing the girl whilst saying this (she probably didn't even realise he was there, and to be honest i think he'd been standing behind me for at least 5-10 mins whilst i was talking to my friend who'd just left)
so i turned around and went forward a couple of meters forward to catch frisbees and i can hear him mumbling to himself for like 3mins
then i leave and meetup with some people at meeting point, go to matheson to borrow a book and finally arrive at hargrave maybe 30 mins later
im very casually studying/on my phone and sometime during i look up and i see him staring at me from behind.  I quickly avert all eye contact and look back down and immediately texted a couple of friends his aesthetic features so if i got raped/murdered they'd have some leads.
look up again and he's gone.
Strangest vibes, cannot explain.. Like he was a ghost or something.

If he was just fucking with me for lols, then god damn he succeeded. I've never felt that uncomfortable around someone before.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on March 07, 2013, 10:42:23 pm
Strangest vibes, cannot explain. Like he was a ghost or some shit. If he was just fucking with me for lols, then god damn he succeeded. I've never felt that uncomfortable around someone before.

Mature-age Bachelor of Meth student.

But seriously, if you feel uncomfortable at all on campus, let security know (9905 3059 from mobile).
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: nacho on March 07, 2013, 10:45:33 pm
Mature-age Bachelor of Meth student.

But seriously, if you feel uncomfortable at all on campus, let security know (9905 3059 from mobile).
Sometimes I create awkward encounters with randoms for fun, without making them feel threatened. It's easy if you focus on your body language and act nervous. In the end i'll just be like 'haha im just kidding' or whatever. I could easily take that guy in a fight, unless he'd have decided to syringe me, I didn't at all feel threatened by him, he was just really fkn weird.

and btw, who gave you my phone number?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Furbob on March 07, 2013, 10:47:40 pm
Sometimes I create awkward encounters with randoms for fun, without making them feel threatened.

I can vouch for this.

last year Yash was staring at some Korean guy just mirin the fact he was Korean then he went up to him and went "will you be my friend?"
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: SenriAkane on March 15, 2013, 12:26:36 am
ATS2143 seems like a good change from the amount of maths I am doing this semester :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: eeps on May 27, 2013, 10:04:18 pm
Needs a bump.

Haven't been to one of my tutes since week 1 or 2, turned up this week (being week 12). Tutor asks me "Who are you?"

(http://www.khaimun.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/content-writing.jpg)

#exams
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on May 27, 2013, 10:07:44 pm
Needs a bump.

Haven't been to one of my tutes since week 1 or 2, turned up this week (being week 12). Tutor asks me "Who are you?"

(http://www.khaimun.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/content-writing.jpg)

#exams

Being a jaffy, I have not missed a single lab/tute/lecture... except for:


I've learnt an important lesson about the structuring of timetables this semester.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on May 27, 2013, 10:10:41 pm
All my STA1010 lectures, because they're awful
It's not the lectures that make it awful, it's the content. The lecturer is actually fairly alright, but well.. what can you do with that content exactly...
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on May 27, 2013, 10:20:10 pm
I <3 Stats <3
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on May 27, 2013, 10:28:01 pm
It's not the lectures that make it awful, it's the content. The lecturer is actually fairly alright, but well.. what can you do with that content exactly...

That's fair I guess. Though he comes across as someone who'd much rather be doing his own work/research than lecturing...

b^3, did you do MTH1020? Were the lectures useful, or was it just one of those "go to tutes, that's enough" units?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: eeps on May 27, 2013, 10:31:16 pm
I <3 Stats <3

Pls. You don't love stats as much as your beard.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on May 27, 2013, 10:43:48 pm
That's fair I guess. Though he comes across as someone who'd much rather be doing his own work/research than lecturing...

b^3, did you do MTH1020? Were the lectures useful, or was it just one of those "go to tutes, that's enough" units?
Nah I didn't, since I was doing eng maths (since at that stage I hadn't transferred yet), and plus if I had of started in sci I would have gone straight onto mth1030 since I did spesh.

...so I can't really help you there, maybe check to see if there a review in the Monash subject review thread.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on May 27, 2013, 10:50:56 pm
Well, Disafear made one, but he <3 Maths <3 so there's probably not too much impartiality there :P

Still, I'm excited for it as I miss actually doing maths (which stats certainly isn't)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on May 27, 2013, 10:57:25 pm
Well, Disafear made one, but he <3 Maths <3 so there's probably not too much impartiality there :P

Still, I'm excited for it as I miss actually doing maths (which stats certainly isn't)
Lol, if Disafear <3 Maths <3 then I'm going to be way WAY more biased. But srsly, do a search on the forums, theres topics on mth1020 and mth1030 in the past.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on May 28, 2013, 02:55:34 pm
Bendren's gearin' up for MTH 1010 Sem 1 2014. Watch the dominance come.
(From the Math, I mean... I will be the submissive...)

Anyone else formulating strategies for maximising unit marks, yet? What's your status?
I'm sitting on:

Phil - HD average so far, waiting on marks for the major essay. If I scrap an 80 for that and an 80 for the exam, I'm sweet. Exam is 8 short answer questions, 300 words approx each in 2 hours. However, they've given us 17 questions - 8 of them will be on the exam word for word. So I think I've got a safe 80 in the exam here if I put the study in and answer all the questions and read over them. So as far as my strategy goes, time is definitely going to Phil.

Human Rights - Also HD average so far, awaiting marks on major essay (MARKS FOR WHICH I SHOULD HAVE RECEIVE OMG FUCK MY LIFE). Exam is a 2 hour essay, about 2000words approx... There will be  three questions, and the only assessable things are the last three weeks of the lectures. I'm going to take a risk here and just maybe re-do my week 10-12 readings and perhaps summarise them as a learning tool. All up, not too much time devotion in my strategy, but relying on my essay writing skills under a  time constraint (let's hope English wasn't a fluke?)

Psychology - I'm sitting pretty close to full marks on the assessments (joke assessments omg) but waiting on another 18%... Exam is worth 50%, and I haven't learnt any of the content. And I mean.... I haven't been to any of the lectures (or listened to them) and I've only opened the textbook to answer the online quiz questions. I don't even know what topics we're doing. That said, the exam is 100 multi-choice questions, so I think I'm going to devote a fuckload of time here to learning the material, because if I can get around 70% on the exam, solid chance of an HD.

Lit - D average so far... Pretty much going to sacrifice this and not devote much time to it and hope to scrape a D. Hopefully I can end up with 2 HDs and 2 Ds.. I'd be happy enough with that.

In sum.

Psych - Major time devotion
Phil - Lots of time devotion but not as much as Psych
HRT - Some efficient study in not much time, hope for the best
Lit - Lol.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on May 28, 2013, 04:38:50 pm
I really want HDs, but obviously not enough to study. My bad study habits from VCE are showing :-\

Biology - Averaging HD, subject matter is pretty simple, so I can't see the exam being too hard; I just hope nerves don't get to me on the day of the exam... For study, I'm just going to go through the lecture notes and readings, then do the revision Moodle quiz. Probably not going to spend too much time here.

Medical Biophysics - I've got 36 out of 40 possible marks so far in this unit (so HD average), but I struggle with physics so I'm not very confident for the exam. In reality, I just want to pass the unit, but a D would be amazing. HD would be cause for massive celebration, but that's pushing it. Going to really, really need to knuckle down with study for this unit.

Biomedical chemistry - Averaging HD again, and I'm more comfortable with this unit than biophysics, so I'm going for HD here as well. The exam is pretty good (75 multiple choice questions in 3 hours), but there's a lot of material to know - but at least it's interesting.

Statistics - Averaging D, and I really couldn't give two shits about this unit. Not only is it on the same day as biochem, but it's also dead boring and a poor excuse for maths. I'd be happy with a credit/distinction, but I don't see myself getting HD. I should probably do some work for this, as I have 11 days to study for this and biochem after the biophysics exam.

Therefore

Biol - HD, some time devotion
Biophys - D/HD, major time devotion
Biochem - HD, major time devotion
Stats - C/D, some time devotion
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: eeps on May 28, 2013, 04:56:10 pm
You guys sound too keen. I read the letters "HD" like every third word.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on May 28, 2013, 04:58:48 pm
You guys sound too keen. I read the letters "HD" like every third word.

My post would read "pass" "cram" "absolutely f'd" "no idea what I'm doing" instead
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on May 28, 2013, 05:05:19 pm
Hahahahaha I DON'T WANT TO FUCK UP UNI D:
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on May 28, 2013, 05:29:42 pm
I would post mine up, but would feel like a JAFFY doing it.

....also could be because my aims are a lot lower than last year and I'm in a worse position then the last two semesters. Second year units aren't going to be as easy to do well with the limited time frame...
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on May 28, 2013, 05:32:07 pm
You guys sound too keen. I read the letters "HD" like every third word.

I haven't become disillusioned about uni yet, give it time!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on May 28, 2013, 07:44:41 pm
Well, Disafear made one, but he <3 Maths <3 so there's probably not too much impartiality there :P

Still, I'm excited for it as I miss actually doing maths (which stats certainly isn't)

Lol, I didn't even do stats :) I'm more of a chem person than maths
We had Christina for MTH1020, and she was really good. Just attend the first 3-4 lectures and find out for yourself.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: TrueTears on May 28, 2013, 08:17:31 pm
Well, Disafear made one, but he <3 Maths <3 so there's probably not too much impartiality there :P

Still, I'm excited for it as I miss actually doing maths (which stats certainly isn't)
mathematical stats is actually really cool, applied statistics is meh lol
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on May 29, 2013, 08:37:08 am
Seeing as most of my classes are located in South 1, I haven't really been able to explore campus. Are there any good places - other than libraries - that I can go to read a book/nap/por que no los dos?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Art Vandelay on May 31, 2013, 02:45:50 pm
lol im still at week 2 readings for my law subjects :(
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on May 31, 2013, 06:40:08 pm
Seeing as most of my classes are located in South 1, I haven't really been able to explore campus. Are there any good places - other than libraries - that I can go to read a book/nap/por que no los dos?

I take it you know all about the John Medley library and the bean-bags? :O
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on June 01, 2013, 06:13:45 pm
I take it you know all about the John Medley library and the bean-bags? :O

Far too many arts students

Appreciate the suggestion; but JM library is a bit too noisy for me :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: zhenzhenzhen on June 01, 2013, 06:17:02 pm
Being an IT student with access to all these empty 24/7 IT labs with sofas and stuff, I wonder how the rest of the uni population survives
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: SenriAkane on June 02, 2013, 12:22:20 am
Being an IT student with access to all these empty 24/7 IT labs with sofas and stuff, I wonder how the rest of the uni population survives
I get access to them and also science and engineering comp labs :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: zhenzhenzhen on June 02, 2013, 01:03:36 pm
By the time 2018 rolls around I hope you've been in every single one of them lol!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: SenriAkane on June 05, 2013, 01:34:59 pm
By the time 2018 rolls around I hope you've been in every single one of them lol!
Well if I do mess up I might end up in 2019 :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Art Vandelay on June 05, 2013, 03:23:44 pm
what happens if we fail a unit, do we get kicked out, or do we repeat the subject?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Furbob on June 05, 2013, 03:26:07 pm
what happens if we fail a unit, do we get kicked out, or do we repeat the subject?

if its a core unit, repeat
if its not, your choice to repeat it or not

you will get a warning letter from monash and if you fail a certain number of subjects in a year you may have to appeal to keep your place in monash (basically saying that you understand that you have to do better) or get kicked out - not 100% sure on it so dont take my word
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on June 05, 2013, 03:32:10 pm
Do exams generally have reading time? Specifically BIO1011?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: SenriAkane on June 05, 2013, 03:38:55 pm
Do exams generally have reading time? Specifically BIO1011?
10 minutes reading time is the norm IIRC
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: eeps on June 05, 2013, 04:26:34 pm
if its a core unit, repeat
if its not, your choice to repeat it or not

you will get a warning letter from monash and if you fail a certain number of subjects in a year you may have to appeal to keep your place in monash (basically saying that you understand that you have to do better) or get kicked out - not 100% sure on it so dont take my word

Just to add onto this. My understanding is that if you fail a unit and you've done the deferred exam (instead of the normal scheduled one), you can't take that unit again the following semester.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on June 05, 2013, 06:20:44 pm
what happens if we fail a unit, do we get kicked out, or do we repeat the subject?

Essentially, nothing.

If you fail more than 50% (or might be exactly 50, so, 2 units) of your units in a semester, they send you a "warning/reminder letter". Saying it might be a good idea to come down and talk to someone. Nothing else happens, you dont even need to talk to someone.

If you fail more than (or equal to, cant remember) 50% of your enrollment across two concurrent semesters, you might be referred to an academic progress committee. It is a little scary, its a panel of a few academics and a student representative. You're even allowed to have a lawyer if you like as far as i know. They use different committees for all kinds of things, sometimes, they deal with serious stuff like harassment, stalking and plagiarism, so, failing a few units is nothing in comparison, even if you do have to see them, compared to these other situations, its nothing. You have to explain (if you choose to show up) why you think you failed, they discuss with you how to fix it. It might include checking in with a mentor weekly, seeing the counsellor, etc.

Usually, they wont throw you out for failing, even if you do come before the committee, especially for a first timer. If despite all their advice you don't listen to them (visit the counsellor, see a mentor, reduce your study load, etc) and keep failing, *THEN* you might be in some shit. By that point though, things have gotten out of hand to the extreme. 

TL;DR A surprising amount of people fail units, its nothing to be concerned about. If you start failing half your subjects every semester, for a few semesters, then you might need to be worried but you're no where near that.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on June 05, 2013, 11:34:47 pm
Is there any way of excluding a low-scoring unit from your academic record? Overloading without needing to?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on June 06, 2013, 03:06:10 am
Is there any way of excluding a low-scoring unit from your academic record? Overloading without needing to?

1) If it was relatively recently and you have some serious (i'm talking mega serious) reason for why you couldn't apply for special consideration/deferred exam during semester, there is a small possibility of having it struck off or changed. It's more if you were hospitialised so bad you couldn't even show up to apply for things during semester, really does vary.

2) Ask your faculty for that one, i dont know why you'd want to though
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on June 10, 2013, 12:05:36 pm
Anyone else have BIO1011 today? Overall easy exam, but animal diversity was a little tougher than I would've liked. Pretty sure I HDed it, as I only need 63% on the exam to do so.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: honey-corowa on June 13, 2013, 05:10:31 pm
Does anyone else have the Crime: Theory and Practice exam tomorrow  ;D
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Art Vandelay on June 14, 2013, 03:56:12 pm
fk contracts omg
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: hjm2 on June 14, 2013, 04:00:12 pm
fk contracts omg
I know that feel bro. Please pass!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Drunk on June 14, 2013, 06:04:30 pm
fk contracts omg

Yeah absolute shithouse, fingers crossed for a pass
Multi choice was great though
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on June 28, 2013, 06:46:57 pm
Anyone here played futsal before, and interested in participating in a competition over the holidays, as part of the 2013 Monash Games?

http://www.monash.edu.au/sport/competitions-events/events/monash-games.html

There's also volunteering opportunities for anyone interested.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on July 11, 2013, 02:06:04 pm
"A message from Professor Pauline Nestor, Acting Provost

On behalf of Professor Cornish, I’m writing to update you on the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) work bans on releasing students’ semester one results.

At this stage, approximately 70% of students will have all their exam results published as scheduled on Monday 15 July.  Remaining students may experience a delay in receiving their results for one or more units."

An excerpt from an email you should have received.

Fuck yes!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: JinXi on July 12, 2013, 01:30:34 am
"A message from Professor Pauline Nestor, Acting Provost

On behalf of Professor Cornish, I’m writing to update you on the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) work bans on releasing students’ semester one results.

At this stage, approximately 70% of students will have all their exam results published as scheduled on Monday 15 July.  Remaining students may experience a delay in receiving their results for one or more units."

An excerpt from an email you should have received.

Fuck yes!


here's saying that 29% out of the 30% are Arts/Humanities units.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on July 12, 2013, 01:41:20 am
here's saying that 29% out of the 30% are Arts/Humanities units.

I feel like you're right haha
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on July 12, 2013, 09:11:03 am
nope, law >_>
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Cappuccinos on August 05, 2013, 07:29:49 pm
Anyone want to join a mixed netball basketball team at Monash Clayton? Tuesday Thursday Nights (5:30 - 8:30). Playing mainly for fun/meeting others! If so, PM me asap! :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ShortBlackChick on August 09, 2013, 02:08:11 am
Did you guys get registered as a team?

I hear student elections are about to start yayyyyyyy :/
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on August 09, 2013, 04:18:18 pm
I hear student elections are about to start yayyyyyyy :/

Time to counterfit those "I've voted" stickers...
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on August 09, 2013, 04:22:17 pm
Time to counterfit those "I've voted" stickers...

I'm using the whole student election period to practice and refine my surliness for future election periods.

"Vote Go!"? More like vote Go Away -_-
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ShortBlackChick on August 09, 2013, 04:58:54 pm
Time to counterfit those "I've voted" stickers...

OMG KP I was going to say the same thing!!! Last time I voted just to get the sticker and then took a stash. You have to use that sticker like its kryptonite and those people are wannabe Superwomen/men. Stick it on your forehead or on your palm to shove into their faces if you are unfortunate enough to need to get to Campus Centre
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Cappuccinos on August 09, 2013, 09:36:29 pm
Did you guys get registered as a team?

Yeah we did, but we can register more players until whenever!  We need more players (esp. female) so we can have subs, wanna play? :D
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ShortBlackChick on August 09, 2013, 09:41:55 pm
IN!

EDIT: But I suck but yeaaaaa
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on August 11, 2013, 08:30:30 pm
Student politicians better not get in my face........

....Because I'll drop those motherfuckers.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on August 11, 2013, 08:34:16 pm
Rubbish! You'll probably start a protracted conversation, sign up for all their stuff then regret it immediately after :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on August 11, 2013, 08:42:00 pm
Student politicians better not get in my face........

....Because I'll drop those motherfuckers.

Just try and sell them paintball tickets ;)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: eeps on August 11, 2013, 09:09:07 pm
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Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on August 11, 2013, 09:16:00 pm
Rubbish! You'll probably start a protracted conversation, sign up for all their stuff then regret it immediately after :P
I learn from my mistakes! EARPHONES EVERYWHERE
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on August 11, 2013, 09:51:45 pm
Shameful plug for all Science students:

Wondering what your science degree will lead to? Head over to the Science Industry Night this Wednesday!

Check out the list of presenters at the link below, there's something for everyone!

http://monash.edu/careers/students-grads/events/science-night.html
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on August 11, 2013, 09:54:26 pm
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Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on September 01, 2013, 02:33:31 pm
Anyone got midsems coming up? :/

I wish I was back in VCE now waaaaahhhhhhhhhh :'(
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on September 01, 2013, 02:47:25 pm
Anyone got midsems coming up? :/

I wish I was back in VCE now waaaaahhhhhhhhhh :'(
I got 2 mid sems within 2 weeks :( I haven't studied yet
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on September 01, 2013, 02:52:59 pm
Yep, two midsems, one worth 20%, the other 15%
We get a lab off to have a revision session XD
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: thushan on September 01, 2013, 03:42:48 pm
Anyone got midsems coming up? :/

I wish I was back in VCE now waaaaahhhhhhhhhh :'(

ME. RAWR. Going to be a fkn hard midsem too.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on September 01, 2013, 03:50:27 pm
ME. RAWR. Going to be a fkn hard midsem too.

inb4 HD

:P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: eeps on September 01, 2013, 03:55:09 pm
Good luck guys! Got two in week 7.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: nerdgasm on September 02, 2013, 07:47:01 pm
From Friday Week 5 to Friday Week 7, I have three midsems (worth 20%, 20%, 15%), a quiz, three online tests, two lab reports, and a speech presentation. Wallowing in self-pity at the moment.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: TrueTears on September 02, 2013, 07:50:45 pm
gl for midsem guys.

paper going in for publishing in 2 weeks, fingers crossed
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on September 02, 2013, 07:51:25 pm
Had a lab-content-based mid-sem today for Molecular Biology, then a theory-based one for the same next week and assignment 2 for MTH1020.

Not too bad going forwards, but the past week kinda sucked: two essays, two lab reports, a group presentation for epidemiology  and an online test. Somehow still alive :P

gl for midsem guys.

paper going in for publishing in 2 weeks, fingers crossed

Holy crap, that's exciting! Good luck TT
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on September 02, 2013, 08:57:19 pm
My post was ambiguous before...here I go..I have a test for mth2010 tomorrow, a test for phs1022 on wed, mth2010 assignment due next Tuesday, and a test for asp2062 on wed. I can't imagine what's it like being a 2nd or 3rd or 4th year student...I will be taking more eng units and workload is increasing. Crap.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on September 06, 2013, 10:10:50 pm
An interesting volunteering opportunity:

Access Monash Ambassador

Quote
We are seeking enthusiastic Monash University students to join our team and help secondary school students progress to university. The AMA role is a volunteer one, however all AMAs will be considered for the Monash Community Leaders Scholarship. This scholarship is available for one year and is valued at $4000 - up to 220 scholarships will be awarded in 2014!

As an Access Monash Ambassador you will work with us to assist students from diverse backgrounds to participate and succeed in higher education. AMAs will take part in activities including Access Monash Mentoring, assisting with the Schools Access Monash outreach program, and participating as a leader in the Access Monash School Champions program.

Benefits of becoming an Access Monash Ambassador may include:
  • Consideration for the Monash Community Leaders Scholarship
  • The chance to develop skills in leadership, teamwork, public speaking and group facilitation
  • A statement of participation on your Australian Higher Education Graduate Statement
  • An opportunity to complete a Certificate III in Active Volunteering.

Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: eeps on September 07, 2013, 12:44:47 pm
Just to add to what DisaFear said, another program for Commerce and Business students (doesn't really matter what year you're in): http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/student/pal/ambassadors/index.html.

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The ambassador program is about developing valuable team and leadership skills. We will provide the skills and experiences allowing you to develop your confidence in leading groups. You will represent your faculty at public events such as orientation, open day and school presentations, gaining experience and attributes desirable in a leader.

You will be encouraged to become (or continue being) involved with the university, other students, and the wider community. The skills and experience gained will be invaluable in your future, both personal and career. Your leadership, team work skills, and engagement with the university will be acknowledged with a certificate presented at a farewell function.

Ambassador program activities

- welcome event in November, after exams
- two day residential camp at Portsea on 14th - 16th February 2014 (compulsory)
- participation in orientation semester one (compulsory)
- be a peer mentor in semester one (compulsory)
- four self-select activities (minimum)
- skills workshops
- end-of-program celebration event

It's a great year-long program and so if this applies to you, put in an application because you have nothing to lose.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on October 14, 2013, 09:19:29 pm
Was stalking my Neuro lecturer and came across this:

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Monash proxy redirecter

In Google Chrome, you can create a bookmarklet to automatically redirect through the Monash proxy:
Make a bookmark with the following URL:
javascript:(function(){location.href = 'https://login.ezproxy.lib.monash.edu.au/login?qurl='+escape(location.href)})();
I combine this with the Shortcut Manager extension, which lets you map a key combination like CTRL-M to the shortcut. So if there's a site that needs to be redirected, I just hit CTRL-M, enter my login details and I'm through.

Source.

I tried it and it works great :D
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ShortBlackChick on October 15, 2013, 12:26:59 am
So my brother who goes to Nossal, was in Matho for about half an hour during the school holidays waiting for my dad to pick him up to go to an appointment. He had his Nossal laptop on him, which has their logo on the cover and some guy came up to him and asked if he went to Nossal to which my brother said yes. He said he was a Chem lecturer at Clayton and asked if he needed any help with anything. Full got out Monash notepads and showed my brother how to do stuff. Whatta nice guy.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on October 15, 2013, 01:08:06 am
So my brother who goes to Nossal, was in Matho for about half an hour during the school holidays waiting for my dad to pick him up to go to an appointment. He had his Nossal laptop on him, which has their logo on the cover and some guy came up to him and asked if he went to Nossal to which my brother said yes. He said he was a Chem lecturer at Clayton and asked if he needed any help with anything. Full got out Monash notepads and showed my brother how to do stuff. Whatta nice guy.

Bullshit. Why would a chemistry lecturer even go near Matheson? That's Arts territory..

no but seriously that was really nice of him
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ShortBlackChick on October 15, 2013, 02:31:20 am
Yeah thats what i said too. Was so random. My brother wasnt even in school uniform. Idk if my brother got the guys name or not
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on October 20, 2013, 08:27:07 pm
If anyone here is doing science or a double with science, the applications for the Science Peer Mentoring program close this Wednesday! Get on it! Would love to see some of you peps there next year

Link
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: eeps on October 23, 2013, 02:24:27 pm
To Commerce/Business students who are in the process of re-enrolling, take note of this:

(http://i.imgur.com/g0MKS87.png)

(It was sent to your student email accounts on the 14th Oct from the BusEco faculty, but just in case you forgot.)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: TrueTears on October 23, 2013, 06:13:28 pm
To Commerce/Business students who are in the process of re-enrolling, take note of this:

(http://i.imgur.com/g0MKS87.png)

(It was sent to your student email accounts on the 14th Oct from the BusEco faculty, but just in case you forgot.)
Now the finance department gets moar moneyzz :P

Anyways, for those taking BFC2340, BFC3540 and BFC3140 next sem, make sure you come to my tutes! :D
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: iroflmfao on October 23, 2013, 06:49:48 pm
Now the finance department gets moar moneyzz :P

Anyways, for those taking BFC2340, BFC3540 and BFC3140 next sem, make sure you come to my tutes! :D

2340 and 3540 next sem. Ill make sure to come to your tutes.

Just a question
AFC3540 Modelling in finance and ETC3510 Modelling in finance and insurance
Any similarities / overlap other then the name ? 
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on October 24, 2013, 12:07:00 am
Lol we were talking about business degree with friends...one of my friends comment was " Why do you even learn maths in business..adding up numbers and telling excel to do bunch of stuff isn't maths" no offence guys..it just sounded funny first..I know that's not the truth :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on October 24, 2013, 12:27:43 am
Lol we were talking about business degree with friends...one of my friends comment was " Why do you even learn maths in business..adding up numbers and telling excel to do bunch of stuff isn't maths" no offence guys..it just sounded funny first..I know that's not the truth :)

I'd like to see your mate convince TT there is no maths in the business field ;)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: aes_999 on October 24, 2013, 01:08:09 pm
^Well, I'm avoiding any hard maths subjects (sorry TT). And I'm doing accounting, finance and economics majors. So you can limit your exposure to maths at uni if you hate it.

But srsly, everyone needs to go and do some financial modelling. I'm doing some self learning on the Excel using VBA (only for equities). Financial models are really useful if you want to become an analyst of some sort, so get on it.

That includes you IB minded kids - I have pity on your soul...
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on October 24, 2013, 07:55:56 pm
Is it me or is the campus always under perpetual construction? All three years i've been here they've always been constantly tearing shit down. As someone who spends a lot of time in that area, the renovations to the med/biomedical buildings near the bus loop are especially annoying.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on October 24, 2013, 08:05:24 pm
Is it me or is the campus always under perpetual construction? All three years i've been here they've always been constantly tearing shit down. As someone who spends a lot of time in that area, the renovations to the med/biomedical buildings near the bus loop are especially annoying.

Expect it to be the same until 2030 at least. Take a look at the disclosed documents for the "Monash Masterplan" - at least as of next year it won't take 25 minutes to get from the Maths building to the bus loop :-\


On another note, I finally picked my majors! I'm doing genetics/physiology, but I don't actually get to do any GEN or PHY units until 3rd year LOL
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: TrueTears on October 24, 2013, 08:08:34 pm
have they finished the renovations around the maths building (28) yet? Last time I went there, every path was blocked off lol
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on October 24, 2013, 08:10:06 pm
lol nope, it's completely isolated from everywhere but the engineering precinct (and even then it takes a good while to get there)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: TrueTears on October 24, 2013, 08:22:43 pm
so damn annoying ey, last time it took me ages to find an entrance,  ended up terribly late for my meeting lol
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on October 24, 2013, 08:25:27 pm
Expect it to be the same until 2030 at least. Take a look at the disclosed documents for the "Monash Masterplan" - at least as of next year it won't take 25 minutes to get from the Maths building to the bus loop :-\

THIS RIGHT HERE HOLY HELL. My biggest hate this year has been the damn construction.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on October 24, 2013, 08:39:33 pm
THIS RIGHT HERE HOLY HELL. My biggest hate this year has been the damn construction.

My maths lecturers still manage to get to my lecture before me. Wizards.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on October 24, 2013, 09:20:21 pm
Has anyone done any HSCxxxx units? I'm trying to do HSC2111 and HSC2102 as electives next year, but I'm being dicked around by the Faculty of Science. Apparently, they don't consider them to be "science units"... shame, because I really like Public Health.

I've lodged a request with the Faculty to ask for permission (apparently they can potentially make an exception for 2111, not sure about the other). It seems really silly to exclude units like Introduction to Clinical Research and Quantitative Research Design and Methodology because they're "not science-y enough".

Learning about scientific theory and practice is as "science-y" as you can get! ffs

/rant
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on October 24, 2013, 09:26:19 pm
Am I the only one who keeps forgetting the new law building has the ridiculously stupid design of two single-person doors at either side of the front entrance, instead of one giant one in the middle WHICH WOULD BE THE LOGICAL THING TO DO, and I keep walking into the middle bit

I bet UoM architects designed it
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on October 24, 2013, 09:36:07 pm
Am I the only one who keeps forgetting the new law building has the ridiculously stupid design of two single-person doors at either side of the front entrance, instead of one giant one in the middle WHICH WOULD BE THE LOGICAL THING TO DO, and I keep walking into the middle bit

I bet UoM architects designed it

Classic UoM lol

Are these side doors the ones opposite South 1? I've never seen entrance nor egress of any student through those... also, aren't they now blocked off by construction?

The only thing I know about the law library is that its couches are the best for napping :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on October 24, 2013, 09:44:26 pm
Has anyone done any HSCxxxx units? I'm trying to do HSC2111 and HSC2102 as electives next year, but I'm being dicked around by the Faculty of Science. Apparently, they don't consider them to be "science units"... shame, because I really like Public Health.

I've lodged a request with the Faculty to ask for permission (apparently they can potentially make an exception for 2111, not sure about the other). It seems really silly to exclude units like Introduction to Clinical Research and Quantitative Research Design and Methodology because they're "not science-y enough".

Learning about scientific theory and practice is as "science-y" as you can get! ffs

/rant
I cant believe those are same people that told me that i have to do asp1022 for astrophysics major...Asp1022 is the most bludge unit in science...it's not even science..come on lady...do you even science?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on October 24, 2013, 09:45:27 pm
Am I the only one who keeps forgetting the new law building has the ridiculously stupid design of two single-person doors at either side of the front entrance, instead of one giant one in the middle WHICH WOULD BE THE LOGICAL THING TO DO, and I keep walking into the middle bit

I bet UoM architects designed it

Haha every day for me too!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on October 24, 2013, 09:46:36 pm
I cant believe those are same people that told me that i have to do asp1022 for astrophysics major...Asp1022 is the most bludge unit in science...it's not even science..come on lady...do you even science?

Hey, at least they didn't tell you that astrophysics isn't a science!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on October 24, 2013, 09:51:59 pm
Classic UoM lol

Are these side doors the ones opposite South 1? I've never seen entrance nor egress of any student through those... also, aren't they now blocked off by construction?

The only thing I know about the law library is that its couches are the best for napping :P

it's the wanky-looking all-glass entrance near the bus stop opposite the art gallery
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on October 24, 2013, 09:53:30 pm
it's the wanky-looking all-glass entrance near the bus stop opposite the art gallery

Will sneer at it at the next available opportunity
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on October 24, 2013, 10:23:51 pm
I cant believe those are same people that told me that i have to do asp1022 for astrophysics major...Asp1022 is the most bludge unit in science...it's not even science..come on lady...do you even science?

:/ It's not though is it? For a major in astrophysics (at least in my years handbook) you need either a minor in physics or maths then ASP2011, ASP2062 then the 3rd year units ASP1011 and 1022 are optional.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on October 24, 2013, 10:25:47 pm
Will sneer at it at the next available opportunity

having just listened to a lecturer talking about why we law students are SAAAAAHHHHH superiaaaaaah to them business law plebs... we totally deserve it.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on October 24, 2013, 10:30:08 pm
having just listened to a lecturer talking about why we law students are SAAAAAHHHHH superiaaaaaah to them business law plebs... we totally deserve it.

At least you're more employable than us biomed'ers...

Arts students are more employable than us
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on October 24, 2013, 10:57:04 pm
At least you're more employable than us biomed'ers...

Arts students are more employable than us

on the bright side you will probably contribute far more to society than we ever will
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on October 24, 2013, 10:59:27 pm
on the bright side you will probably contribute far more to society than we ever will

(http://images.wikia.com/animalcrossing/images/0/08/Challenge_accepted.png)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on October 24, 2013, 11:09:35 pm
well... devising a new horrible biological weapon of mass destruction is contributing to society too... I didn't specify whether it was negative or positive contribution </lawyer>
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on October 24, 2013, 11:12:10 pm
Lobby the uni for me to take those Public Health units and I won't have to :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on October 25, 2013, 12:39:51 am
Has anyone done any HSCxxxx units? I'm trying to do HSC2111 and HSC2102 as electives next year, but I'm being dicked around by the Faculty of Science. Apparently, they don't consider them to be "science units"... shame, because I really like Public Health.

I've lodged a request with the Faculty to ask for permission (apparently they can potentially make an exception for 2111, not sure about the other). It seems really silly to exclude units like Introduction to Clinical Research and Quantitative Research Design and Methodology because they're "not science-y enough".

Learning about scientific theory and practice is as "science-y" as you can get! ffs

/rant

If you were in a single degree, i'd suggest taking them as a general elective rather than science elective. 99.9% sure when you pick up a double degree you sacrifice the ability to take electives outside your double field to save time though. If worst comes to worst, i believe it is possible to enrol in a "subject without credit" or something like that. It wont count towards your degree or anything like that. It is a bit hard though since your degree (and the government) is only approved for and will only usually pay for X number of units. Inquire about this if it does come down to it though.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on October 25, 2013, 01:14:55 am
If you were in a single degree, i'd suggest taking them as a general elective rather than science elective. 99.9% sure when you pick up a double degree you sacrifice the ability to take electives outside your double field to save time though. If worst comes to worst, i believe it is possible to enrol in a "subject without credit" or something like that. It wont count towards your degree or anything like that. It is a bit hard though since your degree (and the government) is only approved for and will only usually pay for X number of units. Inquire about this if it does come down to it though.

Thanks for the advice :) I am in a bit of a strange double degree; biomed greatly restricts the majors available to me for the BSc, and you're correct in saying that I don't get non-science electives. Apart from the issue that I have in not categorising HSCxxxx units as science, I've got a slight problem resulting from my major selection. Because of prohibitions, I don't get to actually take any GEN/PHY-prefixed units until level 3; there are (compulsory) exemptions in biomed for the level 2 units.

So, I'm left with 4 empty places for BSc units next year; I've filled up two of them by taking DEV2011 and 2022, and I'm pushing for the HSC units a) because they're interesting, b) because they're relevant to my preferred career pathway and c) They're run the HSC units in Caulfield, where I live (what up, convenience!).

After speaking to the sci enquiries people today, they told me that HSC2111 and 2141 used to be allowed as science units way back in '10 and '11 and they didn't know if anything had changed; I can't take 2141 (due to biomed prohibition), so I was advised to enquire about taking 2111. I also found 2102 in the handbook and I'll be pushing to gain entry to that unit because it's ridiculously valuable from an education perspective.

BLEGH this is so difficult
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Rohmer on October 25, 2013, 01:38:57 am
having just listened to a lecturer talking about why we law students are SAAAAAHHHHH superiaaaaaah to them business law plebs... we totally deserve it.

hahaha

Emerton?

Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on October 25, 2013, 08:35:20 am
yep :P I like him but geez, that comment was douchey
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on October 28, 2013, 09:14:46 pm
JMSS kids stop acting like you own Monash because no body cares about you or your existence on campus.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on October 28, 2013, 09:16:08 pm
JMSS kids stop acting like you own Monash because no body cares about you or your existence on campus.

9edgy67me
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on October 28, 2013, 09:21:19 pm
9edgy67me
I'm edgy as heck you don't even know. I'm so edgy I'm the grand canyon of edges.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on October 28, 2013, 09:22:48 pm
JMSS kids stop acting like you own Monash because no body cares about you or your existence on campus.

+1, love how they have to complain loudly about how unfair it is that English is compulsory when they're in a uni full of people who have already sat through it and done it.

/annoying
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on October 28, 2013, 09:35:09 pm
I'm edgy as heck you don't even know. I'm so edgy I'm the grand canyon of edges.

Literally the opposite of a circle
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ShortBlackChick on October 28, 2013, 10:19:20 pm
I especially love the two JMSS kids I saw one fine Friday afternoon in Septemeber, canoodling in the main lift hallway, on the top level (lvl 8.) Thought I was listening to 2 people getting it on in a lift, turned around and saw a girl in JMSS uniform sitting in a a JMSS dudes lap facing him. Managed to yell 'get a room' as I got on the lift.

In a similar note, another fine Friday, this time during Mid-Sem break, I had gotten to uni at 5 and parked outside Alexander theatre to hear a car somewhere in my vicinity that had its engine on. The person I was with had parked after that car, as in closer to Wello, (whilst I was parked near the pedestrian crossing, so car in question was parked in between us, in the midst of other cars) told me that there were two people having sex in the car. Upon closer examination, A hairy back turned its torso towards me to see who was walking by and peering obtrusively into his car, whilst his female companion covered her face with a shocked look on her face for being caught in the act. 15 minutes later I walked past again, only to hear an empty, turned off car. However 2 people, who in hindsight I realise I know, we making out in the front seats of their car, just a mere row behind the original scene of debauchery. Were they the culprits of the first act of indecency? I dont know. Only god knows. An hour later I walked past the crime scene only to see fogged up windows. Bits and pieces clicked into place. I realised why they had left the car turned on during the initial act- to stop the windows from fogging up. It may have sound out of place and incredibly stupid due to the attention drawing aspect of it at first, but the actors had an intelligent reason for leaving their car on during the act. That may have been the only resemblence of intelligence such people possessed, in examining the fact these dumbfucks were having sex in the middle of a busy carpark, which also became busy as a result of a performance held that night.

Nonetheless, with a hint of moral high ground, I left the following note.

(http://i.imgur.com/qxn5Q3q.jpg)

EDIT: I seemed to have missed the point I was getting at in this post. Monash people are horny people. RE: #astragate #bringbackjonohain #downstairshargscurrylovegate #onroofcampuscentre?gate #musicroomgate #friendhadsexwithbfinH3lecturetheatreinGfloorMenzies
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on October 28, 2013, 10:30:31 pm
#bringbackjonohain
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ShortBlackChick on October 29, 2013, 06:32:49 pm
jono never gonna be back :(

Oh might I add, the car in question was a Red Toyota Camry so my theory is that these wild kids were curries. Trying to suss out all the curries I know with Red Camry's is hard work
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on October 29, 2013, 06:50:17 pm
jono never gonna be back :(

StalkerSpace mods --> SS mods --> fascists

If they didn't want to have their picture taken while doing the deed, they proooooooobably shouldn't have done it in the middle of a public area LOL
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ShortBlackChick on October 29, 2013, 07:16:27 pm
Agreed. I suppose it doesnt really warrant public humiliation, but they should have known better. Hardly a private location. General consensus is that one of the SS mods knew the girl.

That reminds me, another friend, literally a week after #astragate, was driving through the Blue Multilevel, on the second floor at around 10am trying to find parking, when she drove past a car that had their headlights on and had reverse parked into the spot- so they could just drive out and so the front seats were facing the road. She stopped just before it coz she thought the car was going to leave, but then she saw a bare back on the Drivers seat moving up and down, whilst a male was resting his head on the head rest. Some fuckwits decides to come to uni for class, got horny on the way there and decided to have sex straight after parking their car during peak uni traffic time in the multilevel. Some people never learn. Its honestly not that HARD to drive to somewhere relatively isolated to have sex, save yourself and the general public some awkward moments.

Sorry, I kinda derailed this thread and made it about Monash Sex LOL
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on October 29, 2013, 07:20:25 pm
hahahahahahaha!

Almost as good as that picture that did the rounds on SS of the people having sex on top of one of the uni buildings. Welp, at least they weren't directly inconveniencing anyone
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on October 30, 2013, 09:59:07 pm
I'm doing 4 math subjects next semester but I promise I'm not a nerd
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on October 30, 2013, 11:10:00 pm
PSA: Moodle will be down tomorrow, so get all the shit you need for tomorrow from there now!

Also, what the fuck Monash, taking Moodle down in the middle of SWOTVAC. wut.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on October 31, 2013, 11:04:04 pm
In case anyone does CHM1022, here is a summary I made last year (sitting at 177 downloads :O ), stumbled upon it now. Enjoy

Fun

There is one small mistake. Or two. Find it.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on November 05, 2013, 07:19:24 pm
Ahh first exam tomorrow (and then Thursday, and then Friday -_- + next week too), it's an OSCE (oral+practical type of exam) :/ So nervous! :(
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on November 05, 2013, 07:28:30 pm
(oral+practical type of exam)

(http://ipfactor.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/oral_dental_exam.jpg)

You'll smash it!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: thushan on November 05, 2013, 09:30:38 pm
Ahh first exam tomorrow (and then Thursday, and then Friday -_- + next week too), it's an OSCE (oral+practical type of exam) :/ So nervous! :(

Yeah. Frick. Rah.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: eeps on November 05, 2013, 10:24:38 pm
Ahh first exam tomorrow (and then Thursday, and then Friday -_- + next week too), it's an OSCE (oral+practical type of exam) :/ So nervous! :(

Good luck pi and thushan!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on November 07, 2013, 01:49:35 am
I just finished 3 days of writing biology notes. My exam is at 2:30pm today. The notes are 106 pages long.

3 days. 106 pages.

Oh god.

(http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view1/1312012/puppy-falling-asleep-o.gif)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on November 07, 2013, 02:03:32 am
What the fuck, man. Today I touched uni for the first time in three weeks and I managed to get through 90 minutes worth of skipped lectures before giving up.
#feelsbadman
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on November 07, 2013, 02:14:53 am
What the fuck, man. Today I touched uni for the first time in three weeks and I managed to get through 90 minutes worth of skipped lectures before giving up.
#feelsbadman
I cannot cram...I cannot learn...I'm gonna fail so bad :(
Edit: I cannot sleep
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on November 07, 2013, 02:19:59 am
I just finished 3 days of writing biology notes. My exam is at 2:30pm today. The notes are 106 pages long.

3 days. 106 pages.

I like you already XD
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on November 07, 2013, 02:48:01 am
What the fuck, man. Today I touched uni for the first time in three weeks and I managed to get through 90 minutes worth of skipped lectures before giving up.
#feelsbadman

I am broken lol, WHY do I only work when I start to panic? You'd think I'd learn from, well, every exam I've ever taken?

Lol nope, I'm going to sleep. Wish me luck!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on November 07, 2013, 03:12:47 am
Good luck! If in doubt, write "motherfucker I got a summer research scholarship gimme an HD". You're welcome
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on November 07, 2013, 07:48:20 pm
25 minutes before the end of the exam today, the invigilator told us we only had ten minutes left. Nek minnit "disregard me" hahahaha
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ShortBlackChick on November 07, 2013, 08:55:44 pm
That happens quite often I reakon. I've seen it twice. Must be the old age.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on November 07, 2013, 09:20:01 pm
I only work when I start to panic?
This is totally me except I never panic. Damn.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on November 12, 2013, 07:22:10 pm
NO MOAR EXAMS FUUUUUUUUUUU YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS :D

Best of luck lads/ladettes with exams left (Y)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on November 12, 2013, 07:52:43 pm
So I had a maths exam today, not excessively confident I passed the exam (my fault for taking maths lol). If i do pass, I'll get a Distinction but the exams a hurdle.

What are my options if I fail but get ~65 for the unit?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: nerdgasm on November 12, 2013, 08:02:26 pm
Hmm, usually for these kinds of units with hurdles, don't they usually say something like, "your maximum mark will be 45" if you don't meet the hurdle, or something like that? Just guessing, haven't read the unit guide :P. If you need to complete the unit for your course, I guess you have to retake it, or do an alternative? (I'm guessing this is the first-year maths prerequisite for science?)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on November 12, 2013, 08:08:51 pm
Nah, it's just a first year unit, not a prerequisite for anything - I thought it would be good to get some maths skills (hindsight is kicking me right now :/ )

I'd be pretty disappointed if I fail the unit based on the exam, I did really well in the coursework so it's a bit of a shame, all the wasted effort :-\
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on November 12, 2013, 08:29:15 pm
If you did well in coursework I doubt you failed the exam :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on November 12, 2013, 08:33:52 pm
If you did well in coursework I doubt you failed the exam :P

Haha if only, I skipped at least 1/3 of the paper and I'm not confident about the rest. I reckon I bombed pretty hard tbh
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on November 12, 2013, 08:40:21 pm
Haha if only, I skipped at least 1/3 of the paper and I'm not confident about the rest. I reckon I bombed pretty hard tbh
Apparently you may pass if there is a bell curve or anything like that. Keep your hopes up...I was aiming straight D's this semester...I think that's not gonna happen until next semester..I haven't even started my exams
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on November 12, 2013, 08:42:49 pm
Haha like half the cohort didn't finish 1/3 of my Monday exam. I'm guessing this isn't normal for a maths exam though?

may the bell curve be kind on both of us, amen
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on November 12, 2013, 08:46:00 pm
Apparently you may pass if there is a bell curve or anything like that. Keep your hopes up...I was aiming straight D's this semester...I think that's not gonna happen until next semester..I haven't even started my exams

Really? I thought only the units are bell-curved, not the exam? (Damn, I hope you're right :) )

And I'm sure you've hit your goals, hope you do well!

Haha like half the cohort didn't finish 1/3 of my Monday exam. I'm guessing this isn't normal for a maths exam though?

may the bell curve be kind on both of us, amen

Amen! Best of luck, I'm sure you aced it :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: lynt.br on November 12, 2013, 10:59:52 pm
Haha like half the cohort didn't finish 1/3 of my Monday exam. I'm guessing this isn't normal for a maths exam though?

may the bell curve be kind on both of us, amen

haha was that trusts? that exam was annoying... didn't even finish reading the whole exam question in reading time and ended up skim reading q4 with something like 10 mins to go haha

still better than corps experience. Invigilator forgets to give me my script book before end of reading time. Sitting right at the back so it takes them ages to reach me. Even after telling them they seem to be in absolutely no hurry whatsoever to get me a script book.... anyone who's done a law exam knows how painful losing 5-10 mins from the exam is...

oh and the same invigilator yelled at me for filling in the front cover details (student number and such) after writing time. Fun times.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on November 12, 2013, 11:12:11 pm
haha was that trusts? that exam was annoying... didn't even finish reading the whole exam question in reading time and ended up skim reading q4 with something like 10 mins to go haha

still better than corps experience. Invigilator forgets to give me my script book before end of reading time. Sitting right at the back so it takes them ages to reach me. Even after telling them they seem to be in absolutely no hurry whatsoever to get me a script book.... anyone who's done a law exam knows how painful losing 5-10 mins from the exam is...

oh and the same invigilator yelled at me for filling in the front cover details (student number and such) after writing time. Fun times.
Yelling? Ahahahah.
This is what happened last semester...so I was doing my exam..the invigilator approached my table..said something...I couldn't even understand him and completely ignored him...I have no idea why that guy came to my table lol
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on November 13, 2013, 01:21:20 am
haha was that trusts? that exam was annoying... didn't even finish reading the whole exam question in reading time and ended up skim reading q4 with something like 10 mins to go haha

still better than corps experience. Invigilator forgets to give me my script book before end of reading time. Sitting right at the back so it takes them ages to reach me. Even after telling them they seem to be in absolutely no hurry whatsoever to get me a script book.... anyone who's done a law exam knows how painful losing 5-10 mins from the exam is...

oh and the same invigilator yelled at me for filling in the front cover details (student number and such) after writing time. Fun times.

Fuck trusts. My whole right arm hurt for the rest of the night :P I'm glad I'm not the only one who found that exam ridiculously long.

Sucks about corps! I would have gone nuts at them. Hope the exam itself was good though. When I did corps the exam paper only tested approx half the course, almost had a heart attack
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: lynt.br on November 13, 2013, 11:51:42 pm
Fuck trusts. My whole right arm hurt for the rest of the night :P I'm glad I'm not the only one who found that exam ridiculously long.

Sucks about corps! I would have gone nuts at them. Hope the exam itself was good though. When I did corps the exam paper only tested approx half the course, almost had a heart attack

haha I think everyone found it long, even for law exam standards. Thing is it was only long because of how repetitive it was. Here are 5 clauses, tell us if they are valid! Done? Good, here are 4 more, do the same thing again.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on November 14, 2013, 02:05:30 am
Apologies on behalf of the invigilators to anyone who had an exam on the second floor of the Racecourse yesterday morning for being interrupted no less than twelve times.

After 5 or 6 times of hearing "Students sitting BMS1062, please turn to page...", all I could do was laugh.

4 printing errors, 3 duplicated multiple choice options and 5 general corrections; blech.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: synchronise3 on November 15, 2013, 02:28:27 pm
Anyone here going to be a buseco ambassador? Or get an interview for Access Ambassadors program?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Kuchiki on November 15, 2013, 03:34:53 pm
Anyone here going to be a buseco ambassador?

ggxoxo and I are going to be BusEco Ambassadors. :)

Are you going to the welcome session at Clayton on the 25th?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: eeps on November 15, 2013, 04:46:45 pm
Anyone here going to be a buseco ambassador?

I was a BusEco Ambassador this year. Won't ruin anything for you, but the experience was great. The more you put into the program/get involved, the more you will get out of it.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: synchronise3 on November 15, 2013, 08:04:37 pm
ggxoxo and I are going to be BusEco Ambassadors. :)

Are you going to the welcome session at Clayton on the 25th?

Yep, will be attending on the 25th! Maybe I'll see you guys there :)

I was a BusEco Ambassador this year. Won't ruin anything for you, but the experience was great. The more you put into the program/get involved, the more you will get out of it.

Yeah! Sounds pretty good, looking forward to the camp.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: eeps on November 17, 2013, 01:35:39 pm
Yeah! Sounds pretty good, looking forward to the camp.

The camp at Portsea is great. The biggest thing I got from the program was really the people you met and friendships you make. Some of my best friends have come from the program, because you'll inevitably spend a lot of time with them throughout the year.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on November 19, 2013, 02:34:46 pm
Just finished exams  ;D ;D

What are people's plans for the holidays?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on November 19, 2013, 02:39:56 pm
I have one exam left on Friday but I don't need to study for it, so I'm sort of stuck in exams-but-not-exams limbo. It's weird.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on November 19, 2013, 02:42:57 pm
I have one exam left on Friday but I don't need to study for it, so I'm sort of stuck in exams-but-not-exams limbo. It's weird.

Lol it'll be over before you know it!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on November 19, 2013, 02:55:06 pm
Don't you just love it when 2/6 questions on the exam are from the tutorial papers :) one more exam left then holidays :) I might reconsider my astrophysics major though...I had a terrible exam :(
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on November 19, 2013, 03:02:07 pm
Bit nervous about results this semester. Hindsight's such a bitch. Got so nihilistic towards the end, should've just listened to Alon. SRGVWEDFQEAFQWESD.

CANNOT WAIT FOR THE HOLIDAYS. School and university have always gotten in the way of my education, keen as to read stuff and get smart.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on November 19, 2013, 03:15:40 pm
Hahaha is your Friday exam HR or Phil? Either way, a bit of nihilism isn't such a bad thing :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on November 19, 2013, 03:18:39 pm
Hahaha is your Friday exam HR or Phil? Either way, a bit of nihilism isn't such a bad thing :P
Hahahaha, philosophy - formalised logic though, so it's easier than Further. *win*
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on November 20, 2013, 12:13:08 am
Oh God, one day (after midnight right) til my Modern Drug Development exam...this is some of the hardest i've ever studied since VCE and even now i've still got like 5-6 lectures to go and about 10 sets of notes *rocks back and forth*. I feel totally unprepared but at least thank God its in the end of the exam period.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on November 20, 2013, 09:00:50 am
drug development? you're a Westie, you'll be fine
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on November 21, 2013, 07:05:39 pm
How many units can I fail in a semester? I hate saying this but my exams were terrible...
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on November 21, 2013, 08:42:19 pm
http://www.eng.monash.edu.au/current-students/apc.html
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: eeps on November 27, 2013, 01:32:15 pm
Last Friday, I was asked to talk to new BusEco Ambassadors at Caulfield about my experience throughout the year at their welcome event. During my talk, I forgot the course director's name (who was present there and sitting in the very front row). Everyone laughed, I died inside.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on November 27, 2013, 01:54:45 pm
Last Friday, I was asked to talk to new BusEco Ambassadors at Caulfield about my experience throughout the year at their welcome event. During my talk, I forgot the course director's name (who was present there and sitting in the very front row). Everyone laughed, I died inside.

Classic eeps.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on December 01, 2013, 11:10:43 pm
Anyone who's done SCI2010 (or a comparable unit), do you by any chance have any lecture notes/materials relevant to writing a literature review?

Need to do one for my research scholarship but I feel like it would have helped to have learnt how to do one first :-\
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on December 01, 2013, 11:52:22 pm
Anyone who's done SCI2010 (or a comparable unit), do you by any chance have any lecture notes/materials relevant to writing a literature review?

Need to do one for my research scholarship but I feel like it would have helped to have learnt how to do one first :-\

We don't actually have 'lectures' on writing Lit Reviews... I can send you some of the examples they gave us when we were writing them if you'd like alternatively search for "Review" on ScienceDirect and read them
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on December 01, 2013, 11:53:56 pm
Anyone who's done SCI2010 (or a comparable unit), do you by any chance have any lecture notes/materials relevant to writing a literature review?

Need to do one for my research scholarship but I feel like it would have helped to have learnt how to do one first :-\

I think I might have some of the documents from the library help sessions related to it, I'll see if I can find them tomorrow
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on December 02, 2013, 12:11:17 am
We don't actually have 'lectures' on writing Lit Reviews... I can send you some of the examples they gave us when we were writing them if you'd like alternatively search for "Review" on ScienceDirect and read them
I think I might have some of the documents from the library help sessions related to it, I'll see if I can find them tomorrow

Both of these would be great, thanks so much!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on December 02, 2013, 03:50:10 pm
If you pm me your student email I can email them to you I don't feel comfortable uploading them on a public forum (copyright etc)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on December 11, 2013, 10:59:06 pm
Just got informed today that I'll get my name on the paper I'm contributing to as part of my Summer Research Scholarship; pretty good thing to walk away from first year on :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on December 11, 2013, 11:03:47 pm
Just got informed today that I'll get my name on the paper I'm contributing to as part of my Summer Research Scholarship; pretty good thing to walk away from first year on :)

CONGRATS!

That's amazing :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: TrueTears on December 11, 2013, 11:31:33 pm
Just got informed today that I'll get my name on the paper I'm contributing to as part of my Summer Research Scholarship; pretty good thing to walk away from first year on :)
Good job :)

Is it a working paper? Or is it going for publication?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on December 11, 2013, 11:45:00 pm
Good job :)

Is it a working paper? Or is it going for publication?

Thanks!

Not too sure about what my department wants to do with it, but they like to publish as much as possible. I reckon that it'll be a working paper initially, and it'll be developed into something for submission into a journal. I'll take what I can get haha
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Tragesty on December 12, 2013, 05:20:47 pm
Last Friday, I was asked to talk to new BusEco Ambassadors at Caulfield about my experience throughout the year at their welcome event. During my talk, I forgot the course director's name (who was present there and sitting in the very front row). Everyone laughed, I died inside.

Oh hey I was there!  ::)

Just got my acceptance letter of my internal transfer into Bachelor of Commerce. Coming from first year Business at Caulfield got 7/8 units credited - however the documents mention nothing regarding GPA. Anyone know if my GPA will disappear or keep as is? Or only take into account the 7 units credited?  :o
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on December 12, 2013, 05:24:58 pm
Oh hey I was there!  ::)

Just got my acceptance letter of my internal transfer into Bachelor of Commerce. Coming from first year Business at Caulfield got 7/8 units credited - however the documents mention nothing regarding GPA. Anyone know if my GPA will disappear or keep as is? Or only take into account the 7 units credited?  :o
The unofficial academic record on Moodel will have your old degree, and the GPA+WAM at the end of that, and then the new degree, with the units that were credited across and their scores, and any units that have advanced standing will contribute credits but not their scores. At the end of the second listed degree and all the units will be the WAM and GPA from the units in the new degree, and those which were credited across, but not from those which were given as advanced standing (e.g. for me, going from aero -> aero/sci, the units that were credited across were the eng units, while eng units that counted as science units were given as advanced standing and so the scores didn't count for the advanced standing units).
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Tragesty on December 12, 2013, 05:31:35 pm
Alright thanks for that, but confused by the term 'advanced standing' - whats the difference between that and credited units?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on December 12, 2013, 05:39:38 pm
Alright thanks for that, but confused by the term 'advanced standing' - whats the difference between that and credited units?
Advanced standing units scores don't count towards your GPA and WAM, but the credit points count towards your total credit points, while the scores and credits for units that are credited across count towards your GPA and WAM. Advanced standing is normally given when one unit has to credit another different unit. For example with my transfer some of my engineering maths and physics units had to now credit science maths and physics units. As the units are being credited across different faculties, they give you 'advanced standing' and the score for that unit doesn't count. e.g. I lost 3 of my top 4 scores in my transfer, but oh well.

I've probably over-complicated this, as for your transfer it'd be the same faculty wouldn't it? So you probably would have just got credits instead of advanced standing (If you'd gotten advanced standing I think you would know about it).

Sorry about that, didn't look specifically at the transferring courses when I first posted. But hope that helps! :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Tragesty on December 12, 2013, 05:48:31 pm
Oh fair enough, thanks  :)

Yeah Im simply transferring from B. Business into B. Commerce, both in the same faculty and was unsure if the 7 out of 8 first year units I completed and will have credited would transfer over their WAM/GPA - reading your first explanation leads me to believe my GPA will transfer over into my new course - however I'm still a bit uncertain as to whether the 'new' GPA will take into account the unit that wasn't credited, I assume not - given the single uncredited unit was my lowest mark for the year, would this favourable alter my WAM?

Complicated query I know  ???
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on December 12, 2013, 05:54:51 pm
Oh fair enough, thanks  :)

Yeah Im simply transferring from B. Business into B. Commerce, both in the same faculty and was unsure if the 7 out of 8 first year units I completed and will have credited would transfer over their WAM/GPA - reading your first explanation leads me to believe my GPA will transfer over into my new course - however I'm still a bit uncertain as to whether the 'new' GPA will take into account the unit that wasn't credited, I assume not - given the single uncredited unit was my lowest mark for the year, would this favourable alter my WAM?

Complicated query I know  ???
Yeah, the unit that's not credited across won't count, so your GPA and WAM will go up as it was your worst unit. For me it was the other way around, the unit that ended up being pointless for me and not counting was my equal best score... and so it went down... But anyways. You get the positive result out of it! :)

EDIT: Rephrased things.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Tragesty on December 12, 2013, 05:57:04 pm
Ah okay, thanks for your help! :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Cappuccinos on December 12, 2013, 06:22:52 pm
When I transferred, the units I got credit for (credited as electives) contribute to my WAM/GPA, but the marks don't appear in the transcript? E.g (http://i.imgur.com/3l3FfA5.png)
Is that how it's appears for you b^3?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on December 12, 2013, 06:25:02 pm
Can't comment much on the specifics but just keep in mind thats the "unofficial transcript", so, it might not necessarily reflect what will be seen on the other one.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Cappuccinos on December 12, 2013, 07:01:12 pm
Oh yeah, that's true. Hopefully my official one isn't a hot mess :(

Also congrats on the transfer Tragesty! Also, are you doing the ambassador program or did you just finish it?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on December 12, 2013, 07:13:01 pm
When I transferred, the units I got credit for (credited as electives) contribute to my WAM/GPA, but the marks don't appear in the transcript? E.g (http://i.imgur.com/3l3FfA5.png)
Is that how it's appears for you b^3?
Well for the units that were direct credits yes, the scores aren't there but they're in the section for that in the previous degree which for me is in another table above my table for the current degree. With that being said the scores for the units that have "-" still come as from before for the new degree and contribute to GPA and WAM, but those which I got advanced standing for have their scores exempted since I didn't actually do the units listed, rather an 'equivalent' unit.

e.g. The start of the second table for the degree I transferred into.
(http://content.screencast.com/users/tbatty/folders/Jing/media/a9400d0c-c8ac-422c-aacb-f32958e3f8f7/2013-12-12_1909.png)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Cappuccinos on December 12, 2013, 07:25:22 pm
Well for the units that were direct credits yes, the scores aren't there but they're in the section for that in the previous degree which for me is in another table above my table for the current degree. With that being said the scores for the units that have "-" still come as from before for the new degree and contribute to GPA and WAM, but those which I got advanced standing for have their scores exempted since I didn't actually do the units listed, rather an 'equivalent' unit.

e.g. The start of the second table for the degree I transferred into.


Oh I see, thanks for that!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Tragesty on December 12, 2013, 08:04:37 pm
Oh yeah, that's true. Hopefully my official one isn't a hot mess :(

Also congrats on the transfer Tragesty! Also, are you doing the ambassador program or did you just finish it?

Thanks! Now uni is only a ten minute walk  ;D And I'll be doing the ambassador program for 2014  :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on December 12, 2013, 09:46:05 pm
Congrats to Dr Shinny for graduating MBBS! :D
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on December 12, 2013, 09:52:24 pm
Congrats to Dr Shinny for graduating MBBS! :D

Congratulations Shinny! Great news :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on December 12, 2013, 10:03:11 pm
Also, a quick reminder for anyone who would like to make a contribution to the Monash Subject Reviews and Ratings thread; please do so!

UoM's version has ~250 reviews to our 174. In the interests of Monash clearly being the superior university (because we certainly didn't design the Menzies Building >:( ), let's try and overtake them!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Cappuccinos on December 12, 2013, 10:18:17 pm
Thanks! Now uni is only a ten minute walk  ;D And I'll be doing the ambassador program for 2014  :)

That's good as!  Nice, me too  8)

Congrats to Dr Shinny for graduating MBBS! :D
Congrats Shinny!

Also, a quick reminder for anyone who would like to make a contribution to the Monash Subject Reviews and Ratings thread; please do so!

UoM's version has ~250 reviews to our 174. In the interests of Monash clearly being the superior university (because we certainly didn't design the Menzies Building >:( ), let's try and overtake them!
On it !
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Tragesty on December 13, 2013, 11:30:48 am
This morning I received an email responding to my acceptance of my transfer offer, and all was well as I went and enrolled into my second year B. Commerce units.

However, examining my course progression on WES shows:

Course:   BACHELOR OF BUSINESS (ACCOUNTING) AND BACHELOR OF BUSINESS (BANKING AND FINANCE) (1333)

And displays the 8 first year units I have completed.

Course:   BACHELOR OF COMMERCE (0179)

And Shows the 7 units I was given credit for, all of which are similiar in course information to that of my previous Caulfield units, and all of which show 'EXEMPTED' under mark/grade.

And at the bottom:

Grade point average (GPA) and Weighted average mark (WAM)
Course                                                                                                                                            GPA   WAM
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS (ACCOUNTING) AND BACHELOR OF BUSINESS (BANKING AND FINANCE)      XX    YY

BACHELOR OF COMMERCE                                                                                                                  N/A   N/A

XX and YY being my current GPA for the B. Business course, N/A implying my GPA didn't cross over of the 7 units I completed?

I emailed them and was told:

Quote
The units you did at Caulfield has a different unit code to the units offered at Clayton.  Please refer to the offer letter outlining your credits.
For this reason the units need to be put up as credit and therefore cannot be transferred across to the new course.
 
If you need to use your results that you have completed under your Caulfield degree, you will need to use an official transcript to show .
 
Please remember that you have accepted an offer to another course and officially the units that you have completed come from another award and therefore it is not unusual for students to receive credit for these.  In fact it is the only way that these units can come across in this instance.

Long story short, does this mean my hard work aiming for a high GPA (above the 70 seen as required to transfer) was pointless?  :'(

Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on December 13, 2013, 11:38:31 am
This morning I received an email responding to my acceptance of my transfer offer, and all was well as I went and enrolled into my second year B. Commerce units.

However, examining my course progression on WES shows:

Course:   BACHELOR OF BUSINESS (ACCOUNTING) AND BACHELOR OF BUSINESS (BANKING AND FINANCE) (1333)

And displays the 8 first year units I have completed.

Course:   BACHELOR OF COMMERCE (0179)

And Shows the 7 units I was given credit for, all of which are similiar in course information to that of my previous Caulfield units, and all of which show 'EXEMPTED' under mark/grade.

And at the bottom:

Grade point average (GPA) and Weighted average mark (WAM)
Course                                                                                                                                            GPA   WAM
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS (ACCOUNTING) AND BACHELOR OF BUSINESS (BANKING AND FINANCE)      XX    YY

BACHELOR OF COMMERCE                                                                                                                  N/A   N/A

XX and YY being my current GPA for the B. Business course, N/A implying my GPA didn't cross over of the 7 units I completed?

I emailed them and was told:

Long story short, does this mean my hard work aiming for a high GPA (above the 70 seen as required to transfer) was pointless?  :'(


Unfortunately I think so. It's, as you've said because the units in the new degree are 'different' to the units in the old degree (because of a different course code). The whole one unit crediting another is what I would have called advanced standing (it's in the definitions of terms on some transfer page from a while back).

That's really quite annoying, but I guess the positive thing out of this is that you got the transfer? \o/ If anything, use it as motivation to keep working hard, and the gpa/wam for the first degree will still be on the transcript with the unit results anyways, just in the older degree section.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Tragesty on December 13, 2013, 11:59:14 am
Ah well, focus on the positives I guess  :P Now wishing GPA had less weighting on first year units similar to WAM  ::)

That's good as!  Nice, me too  8)
Congrats Shinny!
On it !

Oh awesome, will be seeing you on the camp!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: zhenzhenzhen on December 13, 2013, 03:36:41 pm
Looks like I'll be taking myself out of the workforce and back into Monash for quite a while yet... :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: NothAU on December 15, 2013, 04:56:06 pm
Hey all, I just finished a Certificate IV in Science at Chisholm Tafe, and was wondering if you think these results would get an offer for the Bachelor of Science at Monash

Code: [Select]
84: Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context
95: Participate in laboratory/field workplace safety
93: Apply essential further study skills for science
92: Research scientific fields of study
84: Apply mathematical techniques to scientific
85: Atomic structure and bonding
94: Apply principals of electricity
85: Stoichiometry and solution chemistry
85: Organic chemistry and properties of materials
76: Kinematics
84: Anatomy and physiology
69: Introductory genetics
80: Ecology
92: Use a range of techniques to solve mathematical problems
67: Apply dynamics and conservation principles

On the website, this years Clearly in was 82, and my course average is 84.33, plus I have a SEAS app and Scholarship app in through VTAC.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on December 15, 2013, 04:58:30 pm
I reckon you've got a pretty good shot at it! Best of luck
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: achre on December 17, 2013, 07:42:34 pm
I don't know if anyone on here would know, but what exactly is the Change of Preference expo? Is it a presentation type event, with a bunch of speeches and powerpoint slides, or is it more like an open day inside a single building?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Blues Fan on December 17, 2013, 09:41:30 pm
What's the campus at caulfield like?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on December 17, 2013, 10:05:45 pm
Nice place, not even close to the size of Clayton though. Facilities are top-notch for the most part, and the location is also really good in terms of getting to wherever. The campus is literally outside the Caulfield railway station, and right next to several tram stops along route 3 (UoM to East Malvern, and vice versa).

Also ridiculously convenient if you live in Caulfield 8)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Blues Fan on December 17, 2013, 10:13:31 pm
My friend said that caulfield is not that great as in the "uni life". Is this true, or she is a little bias?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on December 17, 2013, 10:22:07 pm
I've heard the same thing from a few friends who go to the Caulfield campus, and the only reason behind this is that most people go off-campus to have fun (given how easy it is to get to the city etc.). The trick is to make friends early each semester when people hang around campus more, then chill with them when they go do stuff off-campus later on.

That said, there are always people on campus and the Caulfield student union (MONSU) often run events and other social stuff :)

Caulfield is really only sometimes considered lesser on the "uni life" scale because Clayton is comparatively far away from everything, so people make their own fun on-campus there.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Blues Fan on December 17, 2013, 10:38:12 pm
Thanks for replying to my queries!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on December 17, 2013, 10:44:57 pm
You're welcome!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Blues Fan on December 17, 2013, 10:50:18 pm
Another question, do you know anyone who is studying b.business (marketing) and b.business (management)?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on December 17, 2013, 10:52:44 pm
the user "eeps" may be doing one of those, but he's overseas atm and may not respond quickly to any PMs.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: honey-corowa on December 17, 2013, 11:28:31 pm
does anyone here do health sciences?  :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on December 17, 2013, 11:31:34 pm
does anyone here do health sciences?  :)

I have a few friends doing a BHSc, I can try to answer any questions you have if you like?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Ballerina on December 21, 2013, 02:38:29 pm
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Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on December 21, 2013, 03:24:08 pm
No Monash campus for me next year chhyeaaaaahhhh 8)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Mieow on December 21, 2013, 03:43:56 pm
Does any member here live on-campus?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: NothAU on December 21, 2013, 04:18:07 pm
Does any member here live on-campus?

This I'd like to know also, I have an app in for Jackamos/Briggs hall, would love to hear anyone else's experiences, in those halls or just in general
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on December 21, 2013, 04:58:11 pm
This I'd like to know also, I have an app in for Jackamos/Briggs hall, would love to hear anyone else's experiences, in those halls or just in general
I was gonna live on campus but I think my application has been rejected..so I'm looking for a room off campus
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: NothAU on December 21, 2013, 05:09:51 pm
What makes you think it's been rejected?

I'm still not sure if there'll be any left by the time offers go out
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on December 21, 2013, 05:16:16 pm
I think successful applications will be notified in early December. I haven't been notified yet. I found a cheaper room so I'm definitely not going to live on campus although my application would be successful
Edit: I think they reserve some spots for first year students
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: NothAU on December 25, 2013, 06:58:25 pm
Looks like my app for housing was successful. They just emailed me saying they want me to pick a room in the near future, and provide them with a student number when I get one
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on December 26, 2013, 07:08:12 am
Just in terms of accommodation, if you're only judging it based off cost and comfort, i'd argue a share-house is a much better choice. For the price you'd pay for a room at the Monash halls, you kind of get an entire house (in a way) instead of just a bed and 4 walls. Obviously though the halls have other advantages...
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: NothAU on December 26, 2013, 07:23:58 am
I actually went with the studio apartment, wasn't too sure on the others, for exactly the reasons you said. This way it's more like a proper house.

That said, for the first year I definitely want to do it on campus, and after that look into share-housing
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on December 26, 2013, 05:04:50 pm
This I'd like to know also, I have an app in for Jackamos/Briggs hall, would love to hear anyone else's experiences, in those halls or just in general

I went to Briggs a lot because I had so many mates there, it's *really* good except when it's hot (cooling sucks lol) :P Rooms are big enough and having a toilet+shower for each room is such a bonus. The Games rooms are good with pool and table tennis, also x-boxes, Wii and playstations for a projector. Pretty good overall.

Briggs/Jacks has a good med cohort (mainly internationals), but a real scatter with the other degrees. Probably has the least social events of the Halls.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on January 13, 2014, 09:56:26 pm
Allocate+ opens tomorrow at 10am

Isn't everyone so excited??  8)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 13, 2014, 10:06:26 pm
Allocate+ opens tomorrow at 10am

Isn't everyone so excited??  8)

I have my MUTTS timetables ready and waiting :P

How long do you think it'll take before allocate+ crashes this time? haha
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on January 13, 2014, 10:07:58 pm
I have my MUTTS timetables ready and waiting :P

How long do you think it'll take before allocate+ crashes this time? haha
It won't crash this time (well it shouldn't), it'll crash when it reopens after preferences have been put in and sorted, where as this is just preferences opening, so we have a while until it closes anyways. It probably won't be too much of a fuss this time since you have just over a month to get preferences in.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 13, 2014, 10:10:39 pm
It won't crash this time (well it shouldn't), it'll crash when it reopens after preferences have been put in and sorted, where as this is just preferences opening, so we have a while until it closes anyways. It probably won't be too much of a fuss this time since you have just over a month to get preferences in.

See, you say this now but I could make an innocent little post to StalkerSpace then watch as the entire system folds under the weight of keen people muahahahahahahahahaha
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: NothAU on January 13, 2014, 10:17:03 pm
2pm Friday just can't come soon enough, I'm sick of waiting for offers, worrying about offers, and the like. I just want to know if I'm in or not.

That said, 2 of my classmates from Chisholm got an email last friday from someone in the BHSc admissions, saying they won't be eligible for offers until either they submit the certificate of completion from tafe, or get someone from Chisholm to write a letter saying the course is finished, by 5pm today. We all applied for certificates at the start of December, and Chisholm still hasn't finished making them yet, but they both managed to get the course coordinator to send an email saying it's finished.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: CH3ezEC4KE on January 13, 2014, 10:50:48 pm
I do my allocate+ at the end of the period so I know what I'm likely to get lol
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on January 14, 2014, 10:53:55 am
Allocate+ opens tomorrow at 10am

Isn't everyone so excited??  8)

mfw everything's auto-allocated -_-
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on January 14, 2014, 12:44:56 pm
I'm gonna get a very bad timetable :/
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 14, 2014, 12:51:13 pm
Roughly half my auto-allocated stuff isn't showing up on the timetable option up the top of the page. Is anyone else getting this as well?

And yeah, my timetable is pretty meh too, can't wait until next semester when I have ~4 less contact hours :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on January 14, 2014, 12:58:08 pm
Is anyone here doing a masters at Monash and if so where the heck are the subject materials hosted? Moodle or...?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on January 14, 2014, 01:01:52 pm
Roughly half my auto-allocated stuff isn't showing up on the timetable option up the top of the page. Is anyone else getting this as well?

Mine is also not showing up but it's a summer subject and intensive, so I don't know if it's the same problem
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on January 14, 2014, 01:03:18 pm
Roughly half my auto-allocated stuff isn't showing up on the timetable option up the top of the page. Is anyone else getting this as well?

And yeah, my timetable is pretty meh too, can't wait until next semester when I have ~4 less contact hours :)
Yeah that's normal from memory, some of mine are and some aren't atm. It should be there once preferences are sorted through and such.

My best case scenario is currently a Wednesday with 6 hrs straight (3 hr lab + 1 hr lec + 2 hr lab/tute), a forced clash and 24 contact hours! Great.... This'll be a tough semester, looks like I'm skipping a lot of lectures again.

(http://content.screencast.com/users/tbatty/folders/Jing/media/734c7d63-006d-4461-8097-66cbe8f93a31/2014-01-14_1302.png)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on January 14, 2014, 01:04:23 pm
Roughly half my auto-allocated stuff isn't showing up on the timetable option up the top of the page. Is anyone else getting this as well?

And yeah, my timetable is pretty meh too, can't wait until next semester when I have ~4 less contact hours :)
Yes I cant see my engineering stuff on the timetable. Does anybody else have 5 breaks?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on January 14, 2014, 01:10:36 pm
The BA/LLB course structure has people overloading an Arts unit in second year. Not sure if I should overload this sem or not. How do I go about it?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 14, 2014, 01:28:38 pm
b^3 (Excel God), could you please send me that spreadsheet? :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on January 14, 2014, 01:30:35 pm
The BA/LLB course structure has people overloading an Arts unit in second year. Not sure if I should overload this sem or not. How do I go about it?

I honestly wouldn't especially as it's your first year in law. You should get an idea of the workload and how it fits into your work/social timetable first. I'm fairly sure the course plan was intended for 2nd year students who started in arts/law and therefore already have some experience of it.

edit: you can't overload anyway, you need to have done a year already although I'm not sure if they mean law subjects or any subjects, and have a credit average first but for future reference you need to fill out this form

If you're really worried about taking too long to finish uni (you shouldn't be, better to take 8 years and have an HD average than 5 years with a C), you could do summer semester instead. The law faculty offers quite a variety of summer units and it is possible to do two units in summer, so you'll make up for not overloading anyway.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on January 14, 2014, 01:34:38 pm
b^3 (Excel God), could you please send me that spreadsheet? :)
It's not automated, it's mostly manual entering really (e.g. the colourings, the hours, breaks. Only automated part is really adding things up). I could still send it to you if you wanted to though.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 14, 2014, 01:40:33 pm
It's not automated, it's mostly manual entering really (e.g. the colourings, the hours, breaks. Only automated part is really adding things up). I could still send it to you if you wanted to though.

Yes please! Saves me a ton of effort formatting, and your system is better regardless.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on January 14, 2014, 01:46:24 pm
Yes please! Saves me a ton of effort formatting, and your system is better regardless.
Highlight and click "Merge and Center" to change from 1 hr/slot things to more than one and vice-versa.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on January 14, 2014, 01:46:42 pm
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Thankee v'ry much, m'lady. Good point re: 5 v 8 years. I won't rush it.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 14, 2014, 01:57:27 pm
Highlight and click "Merge and Center" to change from 1 hr/slot things to more than one and vice-versa.

Thanks mate, massively appreciated :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: NothAU on January 14, 2014, 02:17:15 pm
Highlight and click "Merge and Center" to change from 1 hr/slot things to more than one and vice-versa.

Having a bit of a play around with it, trying to automate just a little more and because I'm bored, H12 and below could be done with this function
Code: [Select]
=SUM(LEFT(D12,1),LEFT(E12,1),LEFT(F12,1))
Only tested it on that one cell, but it works fine so far
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on January 14, 2014, 02:21:44 pm
Having a bit of a play around with it, trying to automate just a little more and because I'm bored, H12 and below could be done with this function
Code: [Select]
=SUM(LEFT(D12,1),LEFT(E12,1),LEFT(F12,1))
Only tested it on that one cell, but it works fine so far
Yeah I was trying something earlier, it'll work for the hours but trying to get something to work for the breaks between them would be a bit more complicated, since it needs to find the number of cells that are empty between cells that contain something and then add them up. Could be done with a hell of a lot of if's in cells or a macro, but I'm lazy. It's probably quicker to just do it manually than working through it.

EDIT: merged cells also seem to mess things up a bit.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: NothAU on January 14, 2014, 02:40:50 pm
I've got nothing but time, so I might take a crack at it further, see what I can come up with. I'm using Numbers instead of Excel, but it seems to be handling everything the same.

Maybe breaks could be done with the =COUNTBLANK(Range) function?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on January 14, 2014, 02:46:43 pm
I've got nothing but time, so I might take a crack at it further, see what I can come up with. I'm using Numbers instead of Excel, but it seems to be handling everything the same.

Maybe breaks could be done with the =COUNTBLANK(Range) function?
Tried it, the second cell (and those after if it's longer) of merged cells count as blanks, so it still breaks it a little. Had a look around, only solution is really macro/vba.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 14, 2014, 02:57:11 pm
So this is the best-case scenario lol, could be worse I suppose.

(http://i.imgur.com/1tdks0x.png?1)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on January 14, 2014, 03:19:43 pm
Is it open for us to change our subjects yet?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: m.Chemia on January 14, 2014, 06:44:41 pm
Is it open for us to change our subjects yet?

It always is I believe. I changed my last week and it worked fine.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Art Vandelay on January 16, 2014, 04:55:05 am
The BA/LLB course structure has people overloading an Arts unit in second year. Not sure if I should overload this sem or not. How do I go about it?

You just email them the law faculty attaching your overloading application form. I just did it a few days ago. http://www.law.monash.edu.au/current-students/resources/forms/request-to-overload-enrolment-form.docx

edit - didnt see ninwa's post
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: NothAU on January 17, 2014, 02:37:26 pm
I got a Monash offer! Science at Clayton
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 17, 2014, 02:40:15 pm
I got a Monash offer! Science at Clayton

Congrats! Great effort in making it to Monash :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on January 17, 2014, 02:41:09 pm
I got a Monash offer! Science at Clayton
welcome aboard buddy :D
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: NothAU on January 17, 2014, 02:52:38 pm
Thanks, now I just gotta wait for the vtac page to start working again so I can accept it
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: vashappenin on January 17, 2014, 02:55:20 pm
Got into Commerce/Law! :D
Now I gotta figure out how to accept it haha..
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on January 17, 2014, 03:18:56 pm
I got a Monash offer! Science at Clayton
Got into Commerce/Law! :D
Now I gotta figure out how to accept it haha..

Congrats and welcome! #MonashMasterRace
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: jeanweasley on January 17, 2014, 03:19:27 pm
Got into Arts! Woo. :D
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on January 17, 2014, 03:21:52 pm
re how to accept

well according to the influx of posts on Monash Stalkerspace it's a page that looks like this

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/q71/s720x720/1524978_10151870011812011_421837826_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: vashappenin on January 17, 2014, 03:24:45 pm
Congrats guys!
Yeah Im soooo confused! I guess we wait til Monday then? Hmmm.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: simba on January 17, 2014, 03:28:36 pm
Woo, Science/ Engineering at Monash :D :D :D

So pumped! :D
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on January 17, 2014, 03:45:37 pm
JOIN THE MONASH MASTERRACE
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 17, 2014, 03:47:58 pm
re how to accept

well according to the influx of posts on Monash Stalkerspace it's a page that looks like this

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/q71/s720x720/1524978_10151870011812011_421837826_n.jpg)

lol an important day at Monash wouldn't be complete without a cringe-worthy spelling/grammar error. I'm going to put in an application for a proofreading job hahahahaha
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on January 17, 2014, 03:50:12 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/FpEtXYc.jpg)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: mishamigo on January 17, 2014, 03:58:25 pm
Got into arts/law, wooooo! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on January 17, 2014, 04:01:35 pm
Woo, Science/ Engineering at Monash :D :D :D

So pumped! :D
Congrats :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Mieow on January 17, 2014, 04:08:23 pm
lol an important day at Monash wouldn't be complete without a cringe-worthy spelling/grammar error. I'm going to put in an application for a proofreading job hahahahaha
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/6fe174e6d0815f5f6cd45631b541e131/tumblr_mtsti7sBsj1su0bbho1_500.jpg)
#neverforget
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: simba on January 17, 2014, 04:11:20 pm
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/6fe174e6d0815f5f6cd45631b541e131/tumblr_mtsti7sBsj1su0bbho1_500.jpg)
#neverforget

Actually spat out my drink when I read this. Glad I'm not doing English...
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Robert243 on January 17, 2014, 04:23:22 pm
Out of curiosity is it true you guys hate JMSS kids ?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 17, 2014, 04:25:50 pm
Out of curiosity is it true you guys hate JMSS kids ?

No more than any other high school kids lol

(But you guys need to be more quiet in the libraries around exam time, some of us are trying to sleep :P )
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: OutstandingInDivination on January 17, 2014, 04:26:46 pm
are libraries loud at monash? i cant handle any noise while studying, at all.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 17, 2014, 04:28:04 pm
are libraries loud at monash? i cant handle any noise while studying, at all.

Depends which library and what time, really. There are always really quiet places to work though, if you know where to look
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Robert243 on January 17, 2014, 04:29:32 pm
I thought it was because of bus space , we are a loud bunch  (must admit) .
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 17, 2014, 04:31:30 pm
I thought it was because of bus space , we are a loud bunch  (must admit) .

I've seen a total of one JMSS kid on my bus, and he was asleep lol. Can you guys even use the free shuttle busses?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Robert243 on January 17, 2014, 04:32:53 pm
I don't think we can
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on January 17, 2014, 04:33:48 pm
Out of curiosity is it true you guys hate JMSS kids ?

as long as you don't go into the libraries and make tonnes of noise when we're trying to study, we'll gladly put up with you
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 17, 2014, 04:34:18 pm
I don't think we can

Probably a good thing, they're pretty crowded between 3pm and 5pm already
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on January 17, 2014, 04:35:30 pm
are libraries loud at monash? i cant handle any noise while studying, at all.

Law library and matheson (the arts/business) library are both almost always extremely quiet in the upper levels. Law library is an especially good place to study during exam period because Alex the librarian is very good at scaring everyone into silence (he's my favourite person at Monash)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on January 17, 2014, 04:37:15 pm
Law library and matheson (the arts/business) library are both almost always extremely quiet in the upper levels. Law library is an especially good place to study during exam period because Alex the librarian is very good at scaring everyone into silence (he's my favourite person at Monash)

No they're not. Don't listen to her, nina is a queen of lies. They're actually extremely packed.

If you want somewhere quiet, i recommend the first floor of Hargrave-Andrew library.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 17, 2014, 04:39:39 pm
^ please be satire lol, first floor HAL is pretty bloody loud.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on January 17, 2014, 04:43:07 pm
It's actually very quiet, you must be thinking of somewhere else. Definitely stay away from the law library and the upper floors of the matheson, also the menzies basement.

Shutup guys we dont want the new kids taking our space.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: NothAU on January 17, 2014, 04:44:31 pm
Satire, or strategy?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 17, 2014, 04:49:15 pm
It's actually very quiet, you must be thinking of somewhere else. Definitely stay away from the law library and the upper floors of the matheson, also the menzies basement.

Shutup guys we dont want the new kids taking our space.

Are you talking about the quiet study area near the cartography section? Because that's pretty silent. I was thinking about the group study area next to the computers - which is not so quiet!

Satire, or strategy?
(http://pauljadam.com/blog/rage-guy-deep-thought.jpg)

Clever sloth...
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on January 17, 2014, 05:00:11 pm
It's actually very quiet, you must be thinking of somewhere else. Definitely stay away from the law library and the upper floors of the matheson, also the menzies basement.

Shutup guys we dont want the new kids taking our space.

i'm in the city law chambers this semester so i don't have to deal with the jaffys so i don't care

HAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH flies off into the night
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on January 17, 2014, 06:54:21 pm
Well, I can't speak for the rest of Monash, but JMSS kids are pretty high on my list of "people who make me wish I had mind control powers and could make everyone within a twenty metre radius bang their faces against windows".

Personally, I prefer studying at Meeting Point. Best place.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 17, 2014, 07:40:40 pm
Someone just posted this to Monash StalkerSpace lol #shotsfired #MonashMasterRace

(http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/547014_634671346570428_1914403667_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on January 17, 2014, 11:34:08 pm
HAL has been changed a bit, the area where there were photocopiers on the floor of entry, it is now all table-space
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on January 18, 2014, 12:57:06 am
Has anybody seen the new science area that was in construction last year?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Zenrer on January 18, 2014, 01:03:19 am
I suppose I'm allowed to post in this now since I got my aerospace/science offer that I wanted? :P

Also, congrats to everyone else! I'm sure I'll see some people from here at O-week!

Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 18, 2014, 01:04:27 am
Has anybody seen the new science area that was in construction last year?

I'm going to give a friend starting Comm/Arts (Global) this year a your in the next week or so, hoping to catch a look at the new building but I don't know how much they've completed. I know there were lots of signs saying "opens semester 1, 2014" but is that meant to be opening the entire building or just sections of it, do you think?

I suppose I'm allowed to post in this now since I got my aerospace/science offer that I wanted? :P

Also, congrats to everyone else! I'm sure I'll see some people from here at O-week!

Congratulations!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: taiga on January 18, 2014, 01:45:53 am
Congrats to everyone that's coming through to Monash!

Will be away for the first semester, but maybe I'll see some of you in semester two :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Daenerys Targaryen on January 18, 2014, 10:21:50 am
Lul

Danybaby is a probs a monash queen too hehehe

I think im doing biomed/comm - what do you guys reckon the max contact hours i will have?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: mattjarrett on January 18, 2014, 11:05:42 am
Does anybody have any experience with carpooling at Monash? I have friends that live nearby doing the same course, so I was wondering if there is usually spots available for carpooling
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on January 18, 2014, 11:25:15 am
Has anybody seen the new science area that was in construction last year?

It's getting there. I'll take a picture when I'm in next week :P

I think im doing biomed/comm - what do you guys reckon the max contact hours i will have?

Probably depends on what units you take from which faculty. Purely guessing? Between 14-16 hours per week.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on January 18, 2014, 12:34:05 pm
Lul

Danybaby is a probs a monash queen too hehehe

I think im doing biomed/comm - what do you guys reckon the max contact hours i will have?
6+6+3+3=18 hours (give or take a little), by looking at the units for first year biomed comm (biomed is the heavier hours and comm is the light hours).
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Daenerys Targaryen on January 18, 2014, 12:35:50 pm
6+6+3+3=18 hours (give or take a little), by looking at the units for first year biomed comm (biomed is the heavier hours and comm is the light hours).
Phew as long as I can fit in work.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on January 18, 2014, 12:36:31 pm
Phew as long as I can fit in work.

Probably should add that was for first year, it may get a little heavier in later years.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Daenerys Targaryen on January 18, 2014, 12:41:35 pm
Probably should add that was for first year, it may get a little heavier in later years.
Thats alright,

Are there buses from Clayton to Caulfield campus? (like a direct service) Or is it better off taking the train?

Edit: Is there are a bus from Peninsula to Clayton?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Quantum.Mechanic on January 18, 2014, 12:41:50 pm
Just wondering if you guys could help, since I have a dilemma!
:)
According to allocate if everything works out, I have a class on Thursday at 2pm, but theres another one at 9 on Monday, but it clashes with a lecture that I have.
I work full time 2-11 Sun-Thursday, and I can't just not attend work. My other uni times occur in the morning, so I can make it to work later in the day.

Since I work full time, and will be throughout the year, do you think that it is possible that I can switch it to that class?
If so, does anyone know who I can talk to?
Im not sure, since Im in second year uni, and not sure what to do, since I didn't pay attention in Year 12, and last year when I started uni!


Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on January 18, 2014, 12:49:58 pm
Thats alright,

Are there buses from Clayton to Caulfield campus? (like a direct service) Or is it better off taking the train?
There's a Shuttle bus from Clayton to Caulfield (there's nearly one for each campus to clayton and back). You'll have to show your Monash ID card each time you get on, and I'm not 100% sure but I think there is a limit to how many they take each time, and it gets packed. From memory the Caulfield shuttle takes 30 mins, so it comes every hour to Clayton (don't quote me on this, just from memory), where as the shuttle for peninsula is every 2 hours.

Just wondering if you guys could help, since I have a dilemma!
:)
According to allocate if everything works out, I have a class on Thursday at 2pm, but theres another one at 9 on Monday, but it clashes with a lecture that I have.
I work full time 2-11 Sun-Thursday, and I can't just not attend work. My other uni times occur in the morning, so I can make it to work later in the day.

Since I work full time, and will be throughout the year, do you think that it is possible that I can switch it to that class?
If so, does anyone know who I can talk to?
Im not sure, since Im in second year uni, and not sure what to do, since I didn't pay attention in Year 12, and last year when I started uni!
Put down the Monday class as first preference and just watch the lecture online?
 
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on January 18, 2014, 12:52:57 pm
Are there buses from Clayton to Caulfield campus? (like a direct service) Or is it better off taking the train?

The buses have wifi too :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Daenerys Targaryen on January 18, 2014, 01:36:25 pm
The buses have wifi too :)
Woah Monash: living in the future
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 18, 2014, 01:43:49 pm
There's a Shuttle bus from Clayton to Caulfield (there's nearly one for each campus to clayton and back). You'll have to show your Monash ID card each time you get on, and I'm not 100% sure but I think there is a limit to how many they take each time, and it gets packed. From memory the Caulfield shuttle takes 30 mins, so it comes every hour to Clayton (don't quote me on this, just from memory), where as the shuttle for peninsula is every 2 hours.

Clayton <--> Caulfield is usually between 20-25 minutes, even at peak hour :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on January 18, 2014, 01:46:46 pm
Clayton <--> Caulfield is usually between 20-25 minutes, even at peak hour :)
Might have changed since first year then, had a mate who would have to wait an hour if he missed it. That's better though, do they have two buses running for that shuttle now?

EDIT: Looking at google maps shouldn't take that long, maybe he just had a bit of bad luck that time.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 18, 2014, 01:49:30 pm
Might have changed since first year then, had a mate who would have to wait an hour if he missed it. That's better though, do they have two buses running for that shuttle now?

Yep! They leave both campuses at approx the same time, so it's a lot more efficient than when they were just introducing the shuttle busses.

That said, a 25 minute wait at the bus-pool in the middle of winter is still never fun lol
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: NothAU on January 18, 2014, 02:06:45 pm
Just got an email from MRS, I've been confirmed for a place in Jackomos Hall. Now I just gotta fill out a tree worth of paperwork
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 18, 2014, 02:16:03 pm
Just got an email from MRS, I've been confirmed for a place in Jackomos Hall. Now I just gotta fill out a tree worth of paperwork

haha it's worth it I'm sure! I had a sneaky look around Briggs and Jackomos last year with a friend who was then living in MRS, those halls were really, really nice.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Chazef on January 18, 2014, 02:46:03 pm
Got into monash engineering :) One query though that's been getting to me, is the lemon scented lawn at clayton REALLY lemon scented or just like 'hey it smells different here, what's that? lemon? yeah it does kinda smell like that'. I have no idea why that lawn appeals to me so much, I seriously can't wait to go there :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ShortBlackChick on January 18, 2014, 03:09:40 pm
Just wondering if you guys could help, since I have a dilemma!
:)
According to allocate if everything works out, I have a class on Thursday at 2pm, but theres another one at 9 on Monday, but it clashes with a lecture that I have.
I work full time 2-11 Sun-Thursday, and I can't just not attend work. My other uni times occur in the morning, so I can make it to work later in the day.

Since I work full time, and will be throughout the year, do you think that it is possible that I can switch it to that class?
If so, does anyone know who I can talk to?
Im not sure, since Im in second year uni, and not sure what to do, since I didn't pay attention in Year 12, and last year when I started uni!




If I were you I'd just go to the class that you want to go to and explain it to the tutor or lecturer, they should be ok with it, especially if you get in first in front of anyone else who want to swap to that class as well. Usually if its a tight class, as in there are a lot of students doing the unit and there is only enough space allocated in tutes for how many students there are it might be a problem, but as long as you turn up to classes I dont think anyone would mind.

RE: Lemon Scented Lawns, no it does not smell like Lemons LOL I assume it used to though. During O-week it might smell like alcohol maybe, ionno.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ShortBlackChick on January 18, 2014, 03:21:52 pm
Does anybody have any experience with carpooling at Monash? I have friends that live nearby doing the same course, so I was wondering if there is usually spots available for carpooling

Before 12PM the main carpooling gravel carpark is decent, as in there are lots of spots to park. Between 12-2 I find its pretty much full and people resort to parking in the residential area, which is the back quarter of the carpark, so what you drive through to get to the front, or they just park up the front drivethrough where there arent bays, and subsequently get fined. I'd avoid using the gravel carpark between 12-2 as its pretty much pointless. Instead I'd wind my way up to the Engineering carpark up to the carpooling area there because it doesnt usually get a lot of traffic despite being significantly smaller. Especially if you're an engineering or science student, those carpooling spots are very convenient. I hope you park like a normal person though, because often there is ONE GODDAMN IDIOT that parks like a GODDAMN RETARD and takes up 2 spots instead of one.

Monash is pretty hypocritical when it comes to carpooling I reakon. They're all about sustainability and all, and portray that they annually increase their parking fees as to encourage students to use means such as carpooling and public transport, but with regards to carpooling- they simply can not accommodate the mass traffic that comes through. Then they allow no leniency to those who resort to parking in areas where they should not, when clearly there are not enough spaces for all the carpoolers. ITS ALL REVENUE RAISING I TELL YOU

But who cares, free parking, Ive been doing it for 2 years now lol.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 18, 2014, 03:35:01 pm
Got into monash engineering :) One query though that's been getting to me, is the lemon scented lawn at clayton REALLY lemon scented or just like 'hey it smells different here, what's that? lemon? yeah it does kinda smell like that'. I have no idea why that lawn appeals to me so much, I seriously can't wait to go there :)

Congrats on getting into engineering :)

The lemon-scented lawns do kinda smell citrus-y sometimes, but to be honest it's not really that noticeable. Monash lawns have the best names though, like the Boob Lawn haha
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Daenerys Targaryen on January 18, 2014, 04:05:15 pm
Congrats on getting into engineering :)

The lemon-scented lawns do kinda smell citrus-y sometimes, but to be honest it's not really that noticeable. Monash lawns have the best names though, like the Boob Lawn haha
Does that smell like boob or have boob-like mushrooms?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on January 18, 2014, 04:06:18 pm
Does that smell like boob or have boob-like mushrooms?
Nah, it looks like one though: http://lostoncampus.com.au/33622
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 18, 2014, 04:08:44 pm
Does that smell like boob or have boob-like mushrooms?

Well, it has a boob in the middle of it haha

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_oKZ0bGZcME8/RrbCrtooMeI/AAAAAAAAAz0/rr8fhSsRKV0/s400/IMG_2131.JPG)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Daenerys Targaryen on January 18, 2014, 04:09:14 pm
Nah, it looks like one though: http://lostoncampus.com.au/33622
They really needed to make that plural. It just looks awkward. But by plural two, not three - the chick from Total Recall was weird
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 18, 2014, 04:16:58 pm
Apparently this was a very good year for Monash intake. I wonder where we rank among the other Australian universities in terms of undergraduate growth?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on January 18, 2014, 04:22:41 pm
Does that smell like boob or have boob-like mushrooms?

Fun fact, thats actually an intentional sculpture and not like a maintenance hatch or anything. It's not widely known knowledge so you can impress all your classmates with it, i'm sure it'll get you mad invites to parties.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ShortBlackChick on January 18, 2014, 04:55:57 pm
Apparently this was a very good year for Monash intake. I wonder where we rank among the other Australian universities in terms of undergraduate growth?

They probably say that every year :P Arts has decreased though, the rest seem constant

Arts clearly-in dropped this year. In 2010/11 it was around 88 for Clayton, in my year (2011/12) it fell to 85, I'm not sure what it was in 2012/13, but now its around 83, whilst Caulfield is 80. For Arts Global it was around 90 in 2010/11, dropped to around 87 in my year, and is hovering around there now.

I think it has to do with the restructuring of majors, they've tried to make it more UoM-like with all this capstone and stream bullshit, but why would that attract people to come here, when they may as well go to UoM? UoM Arts clearly-in sits around 92 atm.

I need to go talk to a course advisor, but if I change course from Arts to Arts(Global) would it essentially mean that all my majors are starting fresh and I just get credit for what I take over, or do my majors stay the same structure as from the year that I started. I will actually be sooooo annoyed if I have to do extra units to fulfill the new major requirements
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Quantum.Mechanic on January 18, 2014, 09:57:46 pm
Its a prac class!
Do you think they'd let?
Even if the class was full?

Is there someone at Uni that I could speak to?

Im not sure if they would take me seriously about me working full time, since I'm still 18, turning 19 at the end of March though. :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ShortBlackChick on January 18, 2014, 11:22:48 pm
I had a whole story written out, but then I pressed some buttons which made this page reload urgh. But the tl;dr is that there was a lady who was preggers who asked to change tutes because she had an OB appointment at the same time, in a unit which was pretty tight for numbers, and the lecturer said it was fine. I think uni staff are willing to understand that there are people of different circumstances that attend uni. People sometimes work full time and take uni part time, which can get hard and staff understand that.

When students apply for remission of debt, to take fail grades off their transcript, a reason that you can provide is 'employment reasons' such as a involuntary transfer and change in hours or something. Obvs thats not really relevant, but the point I'm making is that Universities understand that students have work commitments that cant always be avoided or changed, and are willing to accommodate that.

At the start of the semester just speak to the unit coordinator and explain your circumstances, they should be more than happy to change it for you. Or give you alternatives.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on January 19, 2014, 12:54:17 am
Its a prac class!
Do you think they'd let?
Even if the class was full?

Is there someone at Uni that I could speak to?

Im not sure if they would take me seriously about me working full time, since I'm still 18, turning 19 at the end of March though. :P
Get a letter from your employer before you even go to someone just to make yourself rock solid. Pretty sure they should let you change.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: taiga on January 22, 2014, 10:05:12 am
If you're a full-time student they'll often just say no you're a full time student move your work around to suit uni, don't move uni around to suit work.

Sounds pretty reasonable when they put it that way in all  honesty. That said if it's a nice unit co-ordinator they'll probably just do it.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: NothAU on January 22, 2014, 12:22:36 pm
Went to the BSc info session today, and a fire alarm goes off at the campus centre building
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 22, 2014, 12:53:43 pm
Went to the BSc info session today, and a fire alarm goes off at the campus centre building

Unbelievably frequent occurrence last semester, and always at 12pm on a Friday
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on January 22, 2014, 04:59:14 pm
Went to the BSc info session today, and a fire alarm goes off at the campus centre building
I straight away went to blame the chem department (in first year it was always their alarm going off and we used to always lay blame on them blowing up a lab :P). Got a surprised today when I realised it was the campus center this time.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on January 22, 2014, 05:44:26 pm
Really wish i did that remission of debt thing people have been mentioning... On the upside my grades have improve since.

The new arts course structure is really pissing me off. Is it me or is Monash becomming more similar to UoM as the years go by. The capstone/foundation subjects in the Arts degrees are similar to the thing that UoM was doing years ago.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on January 22, 2014, 05:55:18 pm
Wait what? I didn't know about any capstone subjects for the degree??
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on January 22, 2014, 05:57:33 pm
Wait what? I didn't know about any capstone subjects for the degree??

Not for the degree (maybe i got my terms mixed up?) but definitely for the subject areas - http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/aos/philosophy/ug-arts-philosophy.html

Its in the 2014 handbook so you dont need to follow it but anyone starting this year will.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ShortBlackChick on January 22, 2014, 06:05:53 pm
Really wish i did that remission of debt thing people have been mentioning... On the upside my grades have improve since.

The new arts course structure is really pissing me off. Is it me or is Monash becomming more similar to UoM as the years go by. The capstone/foundation subjects in the Arts degrees are similar to the thing that UoM was doing years ago.

KP: Change courses :P Get credit for only your good marks- thats what I'm planning to do Arts---->Arts(Global). And I thought the same thing as well about the BA. And it has me worried coz if I change courses will I have to follow the new structure, which means i'll need to do more units to fulfill this stream shit for my majors? Or is it the usual my major will follow the structure of the year that I started thing? need course advisor asap stats
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on January 22, 2014, 06:10:44 pm
KP: Change courses :P Get credit for only your good marks- thats what I'm planning to do Arts---->Arts(Global). And I thought the same thing as well about the BA. And it has me worried coz if I change courses will I have to follow the new structure, which means i'll need to do more units to fulfill this stream shit for my majors? Or is it the usual my major will follow the structure of the year that I started thing? need course advisor asap stats
If you transfer into a course then you follow the Handbook for the year that you started the new course. For example I transfer from aero to aero/sci at the start of 2013, so I have to follow the 2013 Handbook for aero/sci, even though I'll finish a year earlier than those who started aero/sci in 2013. Which makes it a little bit weird units wise, as I sometimes will do a unit before they 'update' it for those who started in 2013.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: simba on January 22, 2014, 07:49:07 pm
Got my photo ID taken today and I look like I've just taken a lifetime supply of drugs all at once.

I guess only 5 years of identifying myself by that photo. FML
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on January 22, 2014, 07:50:30 pm
Got my photo ID taken today and I look like I've just taken a lifetime supply of drugs all at once.

Yep now you know what everyone else's monash ID looks like

WELCOME TO MONASH
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on January 22, 2014, 07:55:04 pm
KP: Change courses :P Get credit for only your good marks- thats what I'm planning to do Arts---->Arts(Global). And I thought the same thing as well about the BA. And it has me worried coz if I change courses will I have to follow the new structure, which means i'll need to do more units to fulfill this stream shit for my majors? Or is it the usual my major will follow the structure of the year that I started thing? need course advisor asap stats

I dont know if there any courses close enough to science i could transfer into. I thought Monash only granted a year credit? Now that i think about it thats probably for external transfers though.

I think you will have to follow the new structure since for all intents and purposes you're kinda a new student to the degree.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on January 22, 2014, 07:58:43 pm
Got my photo ID taken today and I look like I've just taken a lifetime supply of drugs all at once.

I guess only 5 years of identifying myself by that photo. FML
Also we have the exam invigilators who cannot recognise you on the exam day
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on January 22, 2014, 08:01:50 pm
Also we have the exam invigilators who cannot recognise you on the exam day

I've grown a lot more hair since my ID photo, they always take a really long time to check if its me... (that and im a sloth now)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Daenerys Targaryen on January 22, 2014, 08:15:38 pm
Got my photo ID taken today and I look like I've just taken a lifetime supply of drugs all at once.

I guess only 5 years of identifying myself by that photo. FML
What!! I got lied to, I asked someone and she was like 'yeah probs not' (#soznotsoz)...... I don't wanna go again next week. Wah!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: jeanweasley on January 22, 2014, 08:17:08 pm
Hey for anyone doing or has done Psych. What's a consulation? Also just to clarify, lectures are not fixed while workshops and tutorials are able to be chosen depending on your preference etc.. and p1 and p2 respectively means part 1 and part 2?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on January 22, 2014, 08:21:23 pm
I've done Psych and don't know what a consultation is if it's a part of the course or something. It changed the semester after I did it, though. There will be three or so lecture options, all of them fixed, and you choose 1-2 of them (I think there's just one a  week?) workshops and tutorials, you elect those times, yes. P1 and p2 respectively mean part 1 and part 2 :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: jeanweasley on January 22, 2014, 08:36:44 pm
I've done Psych and don't know what a consultation is if it's a part of the course or something. It changed the semester after I did it, though. There will be three or so lecture options, all of them fixed, and you choose 1-2 of them (I think there's just one a  week?) workshops and tutorials, you elect those times, yes. P1 and p2 respectively mean part 1 and part 2 :)

Okay, yeah I meant lectures are fixed not the other way around. In mutts, it said that there were three lectorials but lectorial 3 had 2 parts but different weeks.
Also what happens if both lectures start at the same time? Do I have to pick another unit or do I refer this to the Monash timetable gods? Oh and is there a way around for lectures starting right after another one to allocate time for walking, trying to find the room and getting lost? I suppose I could always check moodle for the first 5-10 minutes of the lecture if I do miss out on it.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on January 22, 2014, 08:40:21 pm
Okay, yeah I meant lectures are fixed not the other way around. In mutts, it said that there were three lectorials but lectorial 3 had 2 parts but different weeks.
Also what happens if both lectures start at the same time? Do I have to pick another unit or do I refer this to the Monash timetable gods? Oh and is there a way around for lectures starting right after another one to allocate time for walking, trying to find the room and getting lost? I suppose I could always check moodle for the first 5-10 minutes of the lecture if I do miss out on it.
Lectures start at 5 past and finish at 5 too so you normally have enough time to walk (unless you have a lab on the direct opposite side of campus where I've needed to jog a bit to make it on time to not lose marks for the lab).
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 22, 2014, 08:43:04 pm
(unless you have a lab on the direct opposite side of campus where I've needed to jog a bit to make it on time to not lose marks for the lab).

Looking at you, Maths Building
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: achre on January 22, 2014, 08:46:16 pm
There are a bunch of co-requisites listed for business law, but can I do it as a free elective in a BA w/out any of the other units?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: jeanweasley on January 22, 2014, 08:46:43 pm
Thanks for your replies! :D
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on January 22, 2014, 08:47:10 pm
Looking at you, Maths Building
Nah, that's the shorter trip :P This was from the IT lecture theater buildings to the temporary first year physics labs near the carpark next to the biomed building (so further past the maths building, all the shortcuts were blocked off with the construction). There was a guy in our lab that had an even longer trip, from the Rotunda to the same lab every Tuesday morning. Kinda lucky I have long legs I guess :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 22, 2014, 08:52:44 pm
Nah, that's the shorter trip :P This was from the IT lecture theater buildings to the temporary first year physics labs near the carpark next to the biomed building (so further past the maths building, all the shortcuts were blocked off with the construction). There was a guy in our lab that had an even longer trip, from the Rotunda to the same lab every Tuesday morning. Kinda lucky I have long legs I guess :P

C1 to First Year Physics? That's not so bad.

I'll always maintain that the 5-minute all-out sprint from the edge of the buspool, through all of the construction and past the awkward detour through Physics and Comp Sci, then, past Hargrave-Andrews and FINALLY around the back of Maths is the worst. Especially at 8am lol

You eng students have it easy!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on January 22, 2014, 08:56:32 pm
C1 to First Year Physics? That's not so bad.

I'll always maintain that the 5-minute all-out sprint from the edge of the buspool, through all of the construction and past the awkward detour through Physics and Comp Sci, then, past Hargrave-Andrews and FINALLY around the back of Maths is the worst. Especially at 8am lol

You eng students have it easy!
Why would you go around the back of the maths building that way when you can just go through the middle of campus nearly? (around the construction a little).

The problem with that class that morning is I had to go around the back of the maths building at that time too, because the other routes past lecture theaters were always full jaffys blocking the paths. Either wait for them to all get in so you could get through or go the long way around the back of the maths building :P Then add to that the maths guy in the earlier lecture running over time a lot.

EDIT: For the first part, are you going to the biomed building? Couldn't you just walk past JMSS through the carpark (...how I walk to uni)?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ShortBlackChick on January 22, 2014, 09:09:12 pm
There are a bunch of co-requisites listed for business law, but can I do it as a free elective in a BA w/out any of the other units?

Those arent units they are courses. BusLaw is a core unit of most Comm/Bus courses so its saying you need to be in one of those courses to do it, which means when you try to enrol in it on WES it wont go through and it will say something like 'Error: You need to be listed in course code [all those listed] to do this unit' or something like that. You can do those units as electives, however, if you go to the Bus/Eco faculty and ask to be enrolled in it, from an outside faculty. You need to have met the general BComm prerequisite of having 25 in methods to be given acceptance. You can either show your ATAR results thingy, or they can look it up :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 22, 2014, 09:09:36 pm
Why would you go around the back of the maths building that way when you can just go through the middle of campus nearly? (around the construction a little).

The problem with that class that morning is I had to go around the back of the maths building at that time too, because the other routes past lecture theaters were always full jaffys blocking the paths. Either wait for them to all get in so you could get through or go the long way around the back of the maths building :P Then add to that the maths guy in the earlier lecture running over time a lot.

EDIT: For the first part, are you going to the biomed building? Couldn't you just walk past JMSS through the carpark (...how I walk to uni)?

So what I had to do for most of the semester was:

(http://i.imgur.com/CBWhxSN.png)

But on the LAST FREAKING WEEK of classes, they opened up a little door next to the Centre for Electron Microscopy so I could go:

(http://i.imgur.com/yJ5l9Z9.png)

which wasn't much better but it got me there a couple of minutes faster haha
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Reckoner on January 22, 2014, 09:13:58 pm
I'll always maintain that the 5-minute all-out sprint from the edge of the buspool, through all of the construction and past the awkward detour through Physics and Comp Sci, then, past Hargrave-Andrews and FINALLY around the back of Maths is the worst. Especially at 8am lol

Last semester I had to go from the rotunda all the way to the third level of menzies. Sometimes there wasn't even a lift already on the ground floor, so I would walk up 3 flights of stairs. So I feel your pain buddy ;) #commercestudentshaveiteasy
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 22, 2014, 09:17:27 pm
Last semester I had to go from the rotunda all the way to the third level of menzies. Sometimes there wasn't even a lift already on the ground floor, so I would walk up 3 flights of stairs. So I feel your pain buddy ;) #commercestudentshaveiteasy

#3rdfloorproblems
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on January 22, 2014, 09:17:45 pm
So what I had to do for most of the semester was:

(http://i.imgur.com/CBWhxSN.png)

But on the LAST FREAKING WEEK of classes, they opened up a little door next to the Centre for Electron Microscopy so I could go:

(http://i.imgur.com/yJ5l9Z9.png)

which wasn't much better but it got me there a couple of minutes faster haha
I see, we could still get through the side emergency door (well everyone just uses it as a door) for a fair chunk of the semester so you didn't have to always go the whole way around the maths building :P We basically used it every week bar the first one or two.

The other thing is, if it was your first class then just get an earlier train/bus? :P Wait the shuttle bus, I see your problem. Normally I'd just get there a little bit earlier if it were the first lecture of the day but half an hour early is probably a bit much :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on January 22, 2014, 09:23:33 pm
I had to walk from the maths building to rotunda. That's the longest trip I've ever made... Another one was when I thought I had astro lab in the maths building then realised it was a tute at EH4 (engineering building) I had to walk back and forth until I realised I came to campus an hour early.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 22, 2014, 09:24:51 pm
I see, we could still get through the side emergency door (well everyone just uses it as a door) for a fair chunk of the semester so you didn't have to always go the whole way around the maths building :P We basically used it every week bar the first one or two.

The other thing is, if it was your first class then just get an earlier train/bus? :P Wait the shuttle bus, I see your problem. Normally I'd just get there a little bit earlier if it were the first lecture of the day but half an hour early is probably a bit much :P

If I get to uni more than 10 minutes before my class starts I'm waiting too long
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: vashappenin on January 22, 2014, 09:49:54 pm
Hey guys, what's your experience with the shuttle bus from caulfield to Clayton? I live on the west side so I have to catch a train to the city and then another train from there. I have the option of getting off at caulfield station and catching the shuttle bus from there. How long does it generally take to get to Clayton and is it reliable or would I be better off doing something else?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ShortBlackChick on January 22, 2014, 10:03:28 pm
Hey guys, what's your experience with the shuttle bus from caulfield to Clayton? I live on the west side so I have to catch a train to the city and then another train from there. I have the option of getting off at caulfield station and catching the shuttle bus from there. How long does it generally take to get to Clayton and is it reliable or would I be better off doing something else?

I think in morning and afternoons, traffic will be your downfall catching the shuttle bus. Granted the bus driver (the one time I caught the shuttle bus) did go through service lanes and avoid some traffic, but I think it could take 30-45mins to get there?? However, if you keep going down the train line and get off at Huntingdale- which is about 15 mins away from Caulfield, then catch the _01 (601??) shuttle from Huntingdale station to Clayton, which is an extra 10 mins or so, I'm thinking will be faster
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 22, 2014, 10:06:30 pm
Hey guys, what's your experience with the shuttle bus from caulfield to Clayton? I live on the west side so I have to catch a train to the city and then another train from there. I have the option of getting off at caulfield station and catching the shuttle bus from there. How long does it generally take to get to Clayton and is it reliable or would I be better off doing something else?

I live in caulfield so I use it every day that I can't get a lift with someone. It's usually very timely, but at peak periods they can get pretty packed. Don't be upset if you don't get a seat, because you'll probably be smooshed between two people while standing in their aisle instead (which may, on second thought, be a reason to be upset).

Overall I'd rate the caulfield <-> clayton busses 8/10. Only downsides are the high demand and the fact that the stop is at the end of the bus pool haha
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on January 22, 2014, 10:10:20 pm
Yeah, as sbc has said, generally if you're going through the city by train to get to Monash then it'll be quickest to take the train to Huntingdale station, then get the 601 bus, it's a white/orange shuttle bus that just runs from Huntingdale station to Monash and back with no stops in between. During the uni semester it runs every 4 minutes (and every 12 minutes when it's no during semester), so there's nearly always a bus waiting there for you when you get off the train. As a result the connection time is minimal, a lot less than if you had to wait for the shuttle bus from Caulfield (or even going further down the line to other bus routes). Plus the train doesn't get stuck as bus as the caulfield shuttle during peak times.

EDIT: The Shuttle won't cost you anything, but if you're coming from the west then you're most likely going to hit your max $$ on myki a day anyways, so going that bit further on the train won't cost you anymore. (well I guess it depends if you're far enough out in the west, but if you're paying for the train then there's probably not much point getting off to get the shuttle).
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on January 22, 2014, 10:15:42 pm
Hey guys, what's your experience with the shuttle bus from caulfield to Clayton? I live on the west side so I have to catch a train to the city and then another train from there. I have the option of getting off at caulfield station and catching the shuttle bus from there. How long does it generally take to get to Clayton and is it reliable or would I be better off doing something else?
Mightn't she be better off with the Huntingdale+601 in peak times?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on January 22, 2014, 10:56:32 pm
Mightn't she be better off with the Huntingdale+601 in peak times?

Yeah, i live in the west and ive never even considered that option. The shuttle bus leaves every 30 minutes or something, so, you might have to wait. Not to mention you're already on a train going towards clayton anyway, the train might get there faster than the bus would (or at least the difference wont be massive).

I usually just get off at huntingdale and get the 601.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on January 22, 2014, 11:04:10 pm
Just checked, the bus runs every 25 minutes (http://www.monash.edu.au/people/transport-parking/inter-campus-shuttle-bus/). Let's just take the middle of that and say you have to wait ~12 minutes for it. According to the page, its a 15-25 minute journey. So, from caufield to clayton it's (15+12) 27 - 37 (12+25) minutes using that system.

According to the train timetable, its a 10 minute journey between caufield and huntingdale (http://ptv.vic.gov.au/timetables/line/42). The 601 comes every 4 minutes, lets take the middle of that and say you have to wait for 2 minutes (even though there are multiple buses so its kind of rare for there not to be one all the time). Lets say the journey is about 4 minutes as well. 10+2+4 = 16 minutes.

Even if you get a shuttle bus right away and the journey is the absolute lower bound of what they say it'll take with no traffic (15 minutes), its more or less the same as what the huntingdale/601 route takes under regular conditions.

Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: honey-corowa on January 22, 2014, 11:04:54 pm
Sorry to just randomly butt in, but I'm wondering how many hours you guys think could be worked in first year? I have just found out that even living out of home I will not be eligible for centrelink  >:( And now have the responsibility of earning $350 weekly. Every week.

Thoughts?!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: vashappenin on January 22, 2014, 11:06:37 pm
Thanks guys! I think the option of Huntingdale + 601 is better, didn't really know about it before! Ah, these next 5 years are gonna be awesome..
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 22, 2014, 11:09:59 pm
Sorry to just randomly butt in, but I'm wondering how many hours you guys think could be worked in first year? I have just found out that even living out of home I will not be eligible for centrelink  >:( And now have the responsibility of earning $350 weekly. Every week.

Thoughts?!

It really depends on what course you're taking. For example, some friends in first year Arts had 9 hours contact per week, while I had 22. They worked full time, and I (understandably, I reckon) didn't.

Lets say your job pays $22/hr; to make $350 pw you'd need to work 16 hours. This isn't too bad if you've got a course with low hours, but it can be almost impossible if you've got a heavy course load. Are you able to get parents to contribute (e.g. pay 1/3 or something like that)?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on January 22, 2014, 11:12:52 pm
Sorry to just randomly butt in, but I'm wondering how many hours you guys think could be worked in first year? I have just found out that even living out of home I will not be eligible for centrelink  >:( And now have the responsibility of earning $350 weekly. Every week.

Will your parents be supporting you? I guess that figures into it. If you absolutely need to work heaps you can drop down your load by one subject (so do 3) and still be considered full time for centrelink purposes. It also depends on your course as well. Arts is often 8-12 hours a week, that includes going to lectures. Science approaches 16-20 (including lectures).

If you skip your lectures and just listen to them online you can shave it down to about 4 hours a week on campus for arts and about 8-12 for science. If you can get more than one tute on a single day, it also means you need to go less days. If you have 2 tutes Monday, 1 Wednesday and 1 Friday, it means you can take Tuesday and Thursday off and listen to lectures online. It's usually one tute/on campus compulsory activity per subject, so, 4 of them.

They usually advise you to treat university like a full time job. They have a number they quote (which i've forgotten so i'll just make one up). They say you should do 16 hours of work per subject, per week. So, if you spend 4 of those on campus, you have to do an additional study of 12 hours at home to make up the 16 for each subject. Again, that numbers just made up but the one they do quote roughly adds up to a full work week. Obviously, not many people follow it but i guess they suggest it for a reason.

The workload is a bit of a wave as well. Some weeks you'll have 4 assignments due, others you wont have much of anything.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on January 23, 2014, 08:54:43 pm
Sorry to just randomly butt in, but I'm wondering how many hours you guys think could be worked in first year? I have just found out that even living out of home I will not be eligible for centrelink  >:( And now have the responsibility of earning $350 weekly. Every week.

Thoughts?!
Yeah, could you give us more details on your situation? :)


(And surely there's an independent benefit thing for people living out of home regardless of parents??)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on January 23, 2014, 09:20:00 pm
Yeah, could you give us more details on your situation? :)


(And surely there's an independent benefit thing for people living out of home regardless of parents??)
See this is where part of a problem begins. From memory to be able to get youth allowance and being independent of parents, you need to prove that you've been able to support yourself for the past 18 months and have had a job to be able to do that (kinda silly since if you were able to do that then why would you be applying for YA....). It used to only be 6 months, which is why a lot of students from regional areas would take a gap year and earn enough to get classed under this. After they changed it, they screwed around a lot of those students.
http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/enablers/centrelink/youth-allowance/independence-test

They've tightened up the system a bit lately, and have disadvantaged some who really do need the help in the process.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Hancock on January 23, 2014, 09:26:50 pm
Sorry to butt in, but has anyone taken:

MEC3451 - Fluid Mechanics II
MAE3404 - Flight Vehicle Dynamics

And has the lecture notes still?


EDIT: Cheers for the invite b^3!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on January 23, 2014, 09:44:33 pm
Ty B^3.
Quote
are or have been legally married or in a registered relationship
Good to know I can always just marry Jess for YA if we ever move out.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on January 23, 2014, 09:46:46 pm
EDIT: Cheers for the invite b^3!
No problem :P

I'd try and help you out but most of the guys I know are doing that unit this year. JinXi or xZero might have done it last year, not sure how much they frequent AN anymore but might be worth sending them a pm.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Hancock on January 23, 2014, 09:47:35 pm
Yeah, I was going to post it on the 2012 group, but then I realized they'll all be 3rd years this year as well.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on January 23, 2014, 09:50:16 pm
Good to know I can always just marry Jess for YA if we ever move out.

better than this I suppose
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on January 23, 2014, 10:35:59 pm
better than this I suppose
Lol, brilliant.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Special At Specialist on January 24, 2014, 03:45:35 pm
I have an important question (and I don't want to fuck this up because I have a habit of fucking up my VTAC forms and only realising it when it's too late): I got a first round offer to do Arts/Science at Monash, then I applied for a negotiated offer to do Statistics at RMIT and that offer got approved. I haven't accepted my Monash offer yet, but that offer expires before second round offers come out, which makes me feel uneasy because I don't have a backup incase I somehow don't get into RMIT.

Should I accept my Monash offer now and then unenrol when I get my RMIT offer in the second round? Or just do nothing and hope for the best?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on January 24, 2014, 03:54:14 pm
I have an important question (and I don't want to fuck this up because I have a habit of fucking up my VTAC forms and only realising it when it's too late): I got a first round offer to do Arts/Science at Monash, then I applied for a negotiated offer to do Statistics at RMIT and that offer got approved. I haven't accepted my Monash offer yet, but that offer expires before second round offers come out, which makes me feel uneasy because I don't have a backup incase I somehow don't get into RMIT.

Should I accept my Monash offer now and then unenrol when I get my RMIT offer in the second round? Or just do nothing and hope for the best?

You should ALWAYS accept for your first offer even if you expect a second round offer. Accepting an offer in the first round does not exclude you from getting a second round offer.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Special At Specialist on January 24, 2014, 03:55:38 pm
You should ALWAYS accept for your first offer even if you expect a second round offer. Accepting an offer in the first round does not exclude you from getting a second round offer.

Okay I will do that, thank you :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: vashappenin on January 24, 2014, 09:06:50 pm
What are your experiences with timetabling? Do you guys generally get a timetable that is the exact same/similar to the one you put together using allocate+ or is it generally much more different? I put my preferences for everything the other day and I really hope I get this timetable, otherwise travel is gonna be a huge pain..
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: McFleurry on January 24, 2014, 09:08:56 pm
^won't you be running to class a little on tuesdays?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: vashappenin on January 24, 2014, 09:11:25 pm
I dunno, will I? I just put them so that I'd have 3 days because otherwise it's gonna be really hard. Is it really that bad?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: McFleurry on January 24, 2014, 09:13:48 pm
Uh, I'm not too sure.  #jaffybuddies
But don't you want time to eat/go to the bathroom/not be brain-dead by the end of the day?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on January 24, 2014, 09:16:03 pm
What are your experiences with timetabling? Do you guys generally get a timetable that is the exact same/similar to the one you put together using allocate+ or is it generally much more different? I put my preferences for everything the other day and I really hope I get this timetable, otherwise travel is gonna be a huge pain..
You guys and your three day timetables..... Lucky guys....

Most of the time I've gotten similar to what I've put in, maybe one or two tutes or labs different but, for me at least it's mostly come out as I've put in so far.

EDIT: 3.5 hrs straight is doable, not enjoyable but could work. It'll be a bit draining but if it's going to get you two days off a week then it's probably worth it (provided you make use of those days off).
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: jeanweasley on January 24, 2014, 09:21:13 pm
Hey guys, I'm just wondering if it's worth attending study skills sessions for orientation. I know the pinned board post discussed that it wasn't necessary but do you recommend going to them or is it just a big waste of time?

Edit: meant wasn't not was.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on January 24, 2014, 09:27:08 pm
Hey guys, I'm just wondering if it's worth attending study skills sessions for orientation. I know the pinned board post discussed that it was necessary but do you recommend going to them or is it just a big waste of time?
Nope. It's just rubbish..
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on January 24, 2014, 09:34:00 pm
What are your experiences with timetabling? Do you guys generally get a timetable that is the exact same/similar to the one you put together using allocate+ or is it generally much more different? I put my preferences for everything the other day and I really hope I get this timetable, otherwise travel is gonna be a huge pain..
I don't know why but I can't get many choices in my timetable. I could just play around 1-2 tutes and that's it..I get so many clashes otherwise.
Last semester I got a 2 hour tutorial of maths and a 2 hour lecture of engineering statics and dynamics straight after.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: vashappenin on January 24, 2014, 10:06:58 pm
Uh, I'm not too sure.  #jaffybuddies
But don't you want time to eat/go to the bathroom/not be brain-dead by the end of the day?
Hahaha we'll learn soon enough :P
Yeah I considered that too, but I'll just do that earlier on or something!

You guys and your three day timetables..... Lucky guys....

Most of the time I've gotten similar to what I've put in, maybe one or two tutes or labs different but, for me at least it's mostly come out as I've put in so far.

EDIT: 3.5 hrs straight is doable, not enjoyable but could work. It'll be a bit draining but if it's going to get you two days off a week then it's probably worth it (provided you make use of those days off).
Haha well that's if I can get this! Otherwise it's gonna be a big mess.. Hopefully I do get the same timetable!
Yeah, I thought about the fact that it would be so many things one after another but like you said, if it means 2 days off then I'll deal with it. It's not as bad as wednesday morning though!!!

I don't know why but I can't get many choices in my timetable. I could just play around 1-2 tutes and that's it..I get so many clashes otherwise.
Last semester I got a 2 hour tutorial of maths and a 2 hour lecture of engineering statics and dynamics straight after.
The way I put the rest of my preferences was so that a lot of things clash, so hopefully that technique will make me more likely to get my first preference or close to it!
And I've got 4 hours straight to if this works out... *sigh*
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: bobbyz0r on January 24, 2014, 11:45:09 pm
Stupid Monash enrollment system doesn't let me enrol into some of my units because it doesn't recognise my course. Contacted the faculty and they said they have to manually enrol me to units. Pity I waited until the end of the week, 'cause now I'll probably have to wait until the Tuesday before I can mess around with my timetable.

Oh they joys of being the first intake to a brand new course which is pretty much the same as another existing course with extra bits and pieces.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: NothAU on January 24, 2014, 11:53:31 pm
Can't you just enter the units in MUTTS and play around with it still?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: bobbyz0r on January 24, 2014, 11:58:50 pm
Yeah, I have checked it out. Seems like, if I can get my timetable exactly like I want, I can have some nice gaps and a day off apart from a short run between two lectures (although that would leave me with one day with only two lectures as well as a day off).

Are places into your desired Lectures/Tutes/Labs first come, first served? Hope I'm not too disadvantaged with this enrolling setback.....
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Kanon on January 25, 2014, 01:13:52 pm
For all the science people, what major are you doing and are you enjoying it? : )
I'm leaning towards a major in Geosciences but it's soo hard to pick.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on January 25, 2014, 01:17:44 pm
For all the science people, what major are you doing and are you enjoying it? : )
I'm leaning towards a major in Geosciences but it's soo hard to pick.
Double Major in Applied Mathematics with a minor in physics. Just can't get enough maths :p Will do around 14 units or so of it in the end! (2 of them count as electives though)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on January 25, 2014, 01:19:14 pm
For all the science people, what major are you doing and are you enjoying it? : )
I'm leaning towards a major in Geosciences but it's soo hard to pick.

Chemistry/Mathematics
I know a couple of Geoscience majors, some double it with chem, others minor in chemistry while completing it.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: psyxwar on January 25, 2014, 01:33:32 pm
So on my monash email the name is "unknown unknown" and I can't seem to change this through gmail. Is there anyway of changing this?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 25, 2014, 03:08:47 pm
Dual majors in Physiology and Genetics, no minors!
Unlike b^3, I certainly can get enough of maths, so no more of that for me in undergraduate study :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on January 25, 2014, 03:44:17 pm
For all the science people, what major are you doing and are you enjoying it? : )
I'm leaning towards a major in Geosciences but it's soo hard to pick.
Applied Maths, Astrophysics(offered by the school of maths) and a bit of physics. I'm basically studying what I enjoy rather than career opportunities.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on January 25, 2014, 05:42:24 pm
For all the science people, what major are you doing and are you enjoying it? : )
I'm leaning towards a major in Geosciences but it's soo hard to pick.

Pharmacology, drugs are awesome yo. Definitely not for everyone and if you're not into it, i can see how it would become boring as shit. This year i might make some changes that allow me to fulfill the technical requirements for a physiology/pharmacology double major too. That and i'm considering adding on a diploma that'll let me major in philosophy or religious studies.

Bit of a mismash...
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 26, 2014, 03:15:14 pm
Anyone else going to the Dean's Lecture in Biomedicine? Professor Sir Salvador Moncada is giving the lecture and it should be amazing, can't wait :D
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Rod on January 26, 2014, 03:18:18 pm
Hey guys,

How many people usually do biomedical science OR bachelor of science at Monash? How many are enrolled each year?

Cheers,

Rod
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 26, 2014, 03:26:35 pm
Hey guys,

How many people usually do biomedical science OR bachelor of science at Monash? How many are enrolled each year?

Cheers,

Rod

Last year's intake for biomed was about ~300-350, including double degree people.

Last year's science intake was much larger. I can't quote you an exact figure but it would definitely be significantly upwards of 1,000 people (inc. double degrees).

Here's some more general Monash statistics from 2012 data :)

And here is a summary of some more in-depth statistics from 2013
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Rod on January 26, 2014, 03:38:45 pm
Last year's intake for biomed was about ~300-350, including double degree people.

Last year's science intake was much larger. I can't quote you an exact figure but it would definitely be significantly upwards of 1,000 people (inc. double degrees).

Here's some more general Monash statistics from 2012 data :)

And here is a summary of some more in-depth statistics from 2013
Wow thats heaps :D!

Thank you!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Rod on January 27, 2014, 11:52:05 pm
http://www.theage.com.au/national/australian-scientists-find-drug-that-prevents-stroke-20140127-31ih5.html

^^ Biomedical science researchers at Monash!! Good job guys! :D
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 28, 2014, 12:29:21 am
http://www.theage.com.au/national/australian-scientists-find-drug-that-prevents-stroke-20140127-31ih5.html

^^ Biomedical science researchers at Monash!! Good job guys! :D

Despite the mildly sensationalised headline (I love you, The Age), this is really amazing and has the potential to be a massive, massive breakthrough in medical science #proud
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Rod on January 28, 2014, 12:44:05 am
Despite the mildly sensationalised headline (I love you, The Age), this is really amazing and has the potential to be a massive, massive breakthrough in medical science #proud
I soooo wanna be where you guys areee, duuuuude I'm desperate :D.

Biomedical science ftw, gonna work my ass off to get there! :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 28, 2014, 12:45:52 am
I soooo wanna be where you guys areee, duuuuude I'm desperate :D.

Biomedical science ftw, gonna work my ass off to get there! :)

haha I'm certain you'll make it! See you here in 2015 :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on January 28, 2014, 02:09:29 am
I soooo wanna be where you guys areee, duuuuude I'm desperate :D.

Biomedical science ftw, gonna work my ass off to get there! :)

Let that motivate you! Work hard and it'll happen :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: nerdmmb on January 28, 2014, 02:17:44 am
Honestly, screw the whole uni ranking system
Compared to the events I've been to at both Monash and Melbourne, the staff at Monash were very welcoming and friendly - honestly felt like a second home. Just the thought of being around such a great environment is motivational. I hope I can get there too one day!

(no offense, Melb uni students)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on January 28, 2014, 09:13:41 am
(no offense, Melb uni students)

no no... please feel free to offend them all you like

(one of us, one of us, one of us!)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: zhenzhenzhen on January 28, 2014, 10:41:30 am
Honestly, screw the whole uni ranking system
Compared to the events I've been to at both Monash and Melbourne, the staff at Monash were very welcoming and friendly - honestly felt like a second home. Just the thought of being around such a great environment is motivational. I hope I can get there too one day!

(no offense, Melb uni students)

I switched from Melb uni to Monash uni after one semester because I felt the teaching staff were horrible, the administration services worse and the students unfriendly :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 28, 2014, 10:58:57 am
Yeah, I got an initial offer for Melbourne biomed but I turned it down after attending both Uni's open days. I thought UoM was decent; the buildings were pretty and the people I met were nice and all - but Monash was actually fun and felt a lot more home-like haha (I also strongly prefer the Monash biomed course structure to the Melb one)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on January 28, 2014, 05:35:04 pm
Fuck Monash. I'm now team ANU. I could put up with the misspelled poster and the cringey clubs/societies ad but this is the final straw http://monash.edu.au/news/show/new-place-for-sculpture-outside-the-menzies?source=portal
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 28, 2014, 05:43:52 pm
Fuck Monash. I'm now team ANU. I could put up with the misspelled poster and the cringey clubs/societies ad but this is the final straw http://monash.edu.au/news/show/new-place-for-sculpture-outside-the-menzies?source=portal


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

UoM architecture students designed the Menzies Building, I honestly don't see why we shouldn't stoop to their level and donate them a lot of shitty artwork? Like that big fucking multi-coloured pole outside the campus centre. Cringe.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on January 28, 2014, 07:12:48 pm
how dyou think I feel looking at that monstrosity every day I go to classes
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Hancock on January 28, 2014, 08:11:28 pm
lel/10.

Also, UoM's staff services and academics have been super nice and accepting of giving time up (I just walk into academic's rooms and say 'hey do you have a minute' and they've always stopped what they're doing to help). This may be anecdotal evidence, but everyone else's posts are also anecdotal about how 'UoM's staff were mean and unhelpful'.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 28, 2014, 08:50:15 pm
I just walk into academic's rooms and say 'hey do you have a minute' and they've always stopped what they're doing to help

When I was doing biophysics, I went to one of my lecturer's for help. He was seated at his desk having three separate conversations into three phones, at the same time. Still managed to get my questions answered (eventually).

(http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wjct/files/styles/card_280/public/201304/sucess%20kid%20twitter.jpeg)

Our overly-harassed academics are better than your overly-harassed academics, so nyer
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Hancock on January 28, 2014, 08:51:38 pm
When I was doing biophysics, I went to one of my lecturer's for help. He was seated at his desk having three separate conversations into three phones, at the same time. Still managed to get my questions answered (eventually).

Our overly-harassed academics are better than your overly-harassed academics, so nyer

Key word: Eventually. Nyer.

Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 28, 2014, 08:53:00 pm
Three telephones, Hancock. THREE TELEPHONES!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Spider on January 28, 2014, 08:56:21 pm
Just a query to do with timetabling. Is it ok if I schedule classes back to back? With two of my auto-allocated classes this is the case, with one ending and the other starting at 11.00am. So I was wondering if it's ok to do this with other classes.

Do the teachers and such mind if you're a few minutes late or are you ok to get to class on time?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on January 28, 2014, 08:57:46 pm
Just a query to do with timetabling. Is it ok if I schedule classes back to back? With two of my auto-allocated classes this is the case, with one ending and the other starting at 11.00am. So I was wondering if it's ok to do this with other classes.

Do the teachers and such mind if you're a few minutes late or are you ok to get to class on time?

most classes start 5 mins after scheduled time and finish 5 mins before scheduled time
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 28, 2014, 09:04:52 pm
Just a query to do with timetabling. Is it ok if I schedule classes back to back? With two of my auto-allocated classes this is the case, with one ending and the other starting at 11.00am. So I was wondering if it's ok to do this with other classes.

Do the teachers and such mind if you're a few minutes late or are you ok to get to class on time?

With lectures, it's fine - all my lectures so far at uni have started as 5 past the hour and finished 5 to the hour. However, all tutes I've had so far have started on the hour and finished on the hour, so it might be a little tough to get to everything on time (depending on how far you need to go/how lenient time-wise your tutor is/the unit or degree).

From what I've experienced, tutors don't mind if you're late (within reason) so long as you enter quietly, don't interrupt the class and contribute. I don't advise turning up to classes late though, because it's essentially flushing money down the toilet :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Daenerys Targaryen on January 28, 2014, 09:11:38 pm
Fuck Monash. I'm now team ANU. I could put up with the misspelled poster and the cringey clubs/societies ad but this is the final straw http://monash.edu.au/news/show/new-place-for-sculpture-outside-the-menzies?source=portal
Lol a pokeball?

Omg timetabling - biggest bitch ever. Its so hot, and it just made me so angry. Monash pls do it for me
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Ballerina on January 28, 2014, 09:18:07 pm
Solidarity post, not because I care but because Hancock is a soldier under friendly fire who needs another soldier to stand with in combat/use her body as a human shield. UoM lecturers are ♥.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on January 28, 2014, 10:14:28 pm
Solidarity post, not because I care but because Hancock is a soldier under friendly fire who needs another soldier to stand with in combat/use her body as a human shield. UoM lecturers are ♥.

............... get out D:<
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: scribble on January 28, 2014, 10:20:44 pm
UoM infiltration
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Ballerina on January 28, 2014, 10:28:40 pm
UoM infiltration
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on January 28, 2014, 11:02:30 pm
When does Allocate+ close again?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 28, 2014, 11:08:16 pm
When does Allocate+ close again?

Preference entry closes Feb 20, and adjustment is Feb 25 - March 17 (for Science)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: NothAU on January 29, 2014, 09:02:51 am
You know, I thought those shapes at the entrance said something, just couldn't quite put my finger on it.

Finished my move in yesterday, I'm now living over at Jackomos Hall  :D
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: vashappenin on January 29, 2014, 06:24:22 pm
Had enrollment today! Even more excited to start uni now :)
Buy Oh. My. Goodness. Clayton campus is HUUUUGE :O
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 29, 2014, 06:28:16 pm
Do I need to resubmit an application to renew my VPT student concession card? Mine has an expiration date but I don't know if I can just get it renewed or if I need to resubmit.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: jasoN- on January 29, 2014, 06:40:31 pm
Resubmit. If you haven't already, you can use this link to download a photo-identification approved transport concession form. (Given you have a student number with Monash)
http://www.monash.edu.au/connect/travel-concessions.html
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 29, 2014, 06:44:03 pm
Resubmit. If you haven't already, you can use this link to download a photo-identification approved transport concession form. (Given you have a student number with Monash)
http://www.monash.edu.au/connect/travel-concessions.html

Cheers! Yeah I went through all this last year haha, wasn't sure if it was the same the second time 'round :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: lolipopper on January 30, 2014, 06:47:58 pm
how hard is monash law compared to other uni's? i've heard about closed book exams?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on January 30, 2014, 06:51:47 pm
how hard is monash law compared to other uni's? i've heard about closed book exams?

Closed book exams are being phased in for some subjects but the majority are still open-book. Off the top of my head, contracts, property A and equity are closed-book.

You shouldn't worry though - closed book exams are actually a fair bit easier than open book ones. Also, most law exams are written so that you have very little time to spend actually using your open book materials anyway. The majority of exams take a fair effort to even finish within the time limit.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: jeanweasley on January 30, 2014, 08:53:11 pm
Question, do I need to apply for a concession card even though I already have a concession myki? I mean I got the myki without applying for a concession form...

Also, just a comment, I had my photo taken for my I.D. and on the top left of my picture were people's legs. :( And the photo was blurry. haha.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on January 30, 2014, 09:10:46 pm
Question, do I need to apply for a concession card even though I already have a concession myki? I mean I got the myki without applying for a concession form...

yep, asshole inspectors will check it and will fine you if you don't have one
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on January 30, 2014, 09:12:16 pm
Question, do I need to apply for a concession card even though I already have a concession myki? I mean I got the myki without applying for a concession form...

Also, just a comment, I had my photo taken for my I.D. and on the top left of my picture were people's legs. :( And the photo was blurry. haha.
If you get ticket inspectors you'll need the concession card (or a health care card suffices from memory? don't quote me on that though) or they'll find you for having a concession ticket without having concession, so yeh you'll need to get the concession card. Pretty sure you can buy the concession myki without having to show that you're eligible to use it, just means people get caught out sometimes when they have it buy didn't apply for the concession card.

EDIT: Yeah health care card covers it too.
https://www.mymyki.com.au/NTSWebPortal/Common/Auxillary/ConcessionPopup.aspx?menu=Concession+Types
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Students (primary, secondary and tertiary)
Students aged 17 years and over must carry a VPT Student Concession Card as proof of their concession entitlement, when travelling with a myki.
Visit the PTV website for more information on VPT Student Concession Cards.
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Health Care Card holders
When travelling with myki, you are required to carry your current Health Care Card, issued by Centrelink. This is proof of your concession entitlement. Only Health Care Cards with a Victorian address are valid.
Note: The concession applies only to the cardholder and does not extend to any dependents named on the card, even when they are travelling with the cardholder.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on January 30, 2014, 11:03:13 pm
Question, do I need to apply for a concession card even though I already have a concession myki? I mean I got the myki without applying for a concession form...

I didnt for awhile and i was extremely lucky, i talked my way out of a few fines.

Also, just a comment, I had my photo taken for my I.D. and on the top left of my picture were people's legs. :( And the photo was blurry. haha.

How...how did that happen? If it was taken in student services its a single level, no stairs nearby either. Were people doing handstands or something?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: mishamigo on January 31, 2014, 11:56:54 am

How...how did that happen? If it was taken in student services its a single level, no stairs nearby either. Were people doing handstands or something?

I just got mine too and you can see one person's legs and another girl sitting down! The cameras (or mine at least) were angled down, apparently to accommodate for both the tall and short.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on January 31, 2014, 12:14:26 pm
I had similar issues and then I went back to them in a few weeks saying that the Metro people wouldn't accept that photo on my concession card so they took another one ;)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ggxoxo on January 31, 2014, 08:43:51 pm
Hey guys I'm thinking of getting a blue permit for clayton parking- given the price, is this guaranteed a parking space (or do clayton carparks sometimes get full that you paid for the parking but you can't even park there- did that even make sense haha)??

Also apparently they go on sale from 6 Feb- is there only limited supply (or do they just give one to everyone who is willing to pay for one)??
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on January 31, 2014, 09:05:21 pm
Hey guys I'm thinking of getting a blue permit for clayton parking- given the price, is this guaranteed a parking space (or do clayton carparks sometimes get full that you paid for the parking but you can't even park there- did that even make sense haha)??

Also apparently they go on sale from 6 Feb- is there only limited supply (or do they just give one to everyone who is willing to pay for one)??

I hear that they're not always available, especially during the peak, i could be wrong though. You might also like to ask on monash stalkerspace on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/128644980491374/).
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ggxoxo on January 31, 2014, 09:06:56 pm
Thanks sloth!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on January 31, 2014, 09:14:21 pm
As i said, i could be 100% wrong, so, grain of salt and everything. Just something i remember hearing, not even sure if it was about that park.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: jeanweasley on January 31, 2014, 11:10:22 pm
Quote
How...how did that happen? If it was taken in student services its a single level, no stairs nearby either. Were people doing handstands or something?

I don't know. I was sitting up properly. Maybe the camera was positioned too highly. I mean it doesn't even take that long to adjust the camera. OH well though, I look good anyway.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Mieow on January 31, 2014, 11:18:52 pm
Does anyone here think doing a double-degree + diploma of languages would be a little too much in terms of workload?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on January 31, 2014, 11:30:07 pm
Does anyone here think doing a double-degree + diploma of languages would be a little too much in terms of workload?

It really depends on the double degree - for example, arts/commerce would require fewer contact hours (but not necessarily less time spent working) than, say, biomed/eng. That said, you can definitely treat a double degree as a single in this scenario because you'd be taking the same number of units per semester in the double as you would in the single (usually).

If you're interested in doing a dip lang, and it's okay with your double degree's managing faculty, there probably won't be an issue.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Zenrer on January 31, 2014, 11:53:10 pm
asshole inspectors

What type of trains do you catch? :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ShortBlackChick on February 01, 2014, 01:31:40 am
Hey guys I'm thinking of getting a blue permit for clayton parking- given the price, is this guaranteed a parking space (or do clayton carparks sometimes get full that you paid for the parking but you can't even park there- did that even make sense haha)??

Also apparently they go on sale from 6 Feb- is there only limited supply (or do they just give one to everyone who is willing to pay for one)??

Nah I think you should be fine getting a Blue permit, there's about 4 or 5 areas that I can think of that have blue permit parking, including two multilevel, depening on the time you may have to drive to higher levels to find parking but I dont think they're ever unavailable.

I think kp might have meant the gravel carpooling area, which at around midday is pretty packed. Sometimes I've had to head over to the Engineering multilevel for the carpooling there and have driven past numerous empty blue permit parking spots.

I think they give permits to whoever wants them, its an extra $360 in Monash's pocket so I doubt they care. Though, allegedly their prices are high as to encourage other sustainable travelling options but S  W  A  G
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: lolipopper on February 01, 2014, 07:20:04 pm
how is the workload for Monash - Bachelor of Laws, single degree?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on February 01, 2014, 09:26:26 pm
Does anyone here think doing a double-degree + diploma of languages would be a little too much in terms of workload?

Not sure but you might have the misconception that a double degree means more work. You take 4 subjects like everyone else, its relatively rare to take more than 4 and isn't usually done. If you do 4 subjects a semester, a double degree simply means you have *more* subjects to do but you still do 4 a semester. As a result of the additional subjects, you're there for longer.

So, the workload (without considering how hard the individual subjects are) is the same as any other.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on February 01, 2014, 09:30:22 pm
What type of trains do you catch? :P

Little relevant butt not really.


I think kp might have meant the gravel carpooling area, which at around midday is pretty packed. Sometimes I've had to head over to the Engineering multilevel for the carpooling there and have driven past numerous empty blue permit parking spots.

Yeah, my bad, i suck, listen to her. She seems to know what she's talking about.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: dpagan on February 02, 2014, 12:19:59 am
Hi all,

Does anyone know when the final timetables are released?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on February 02, 2014, 12:29:17 am
Hi all,

Does anyone know when the final timetables are released?

With Allocate+, you're given the option to make some timetable adjustments if you'd like to do so; allocation adjustment opens Feb 25 at 10am so that's when you get the timetable that the system has generated for you. If you're happy with your timetable when adjustment opens, you don't need to do anything, otherwise all you need to do is resubmit your preferences with your preferred allocations (note that changing your timetable allocations in the adjustment period is a first-come-first-serve thing).
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on February 02, 2014, 12:33:17 am
Also, UoM might have no (read: definitely has no) sense of humour, but this is hilarious.

#Monashadvertisingmasterrace
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on February 02, 2014, 11:15:57 pm
Start my first day of clinical 3rd year tomorrow! So excited and nervous! :D
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on February 02, 2014, 11:36:11 pm
Start my first day of clinical 3rd year tomorrow! So excited and nervous! :D

Good luck! Do they start you off with any orientation, or are they just throwing you guys into the deep end? :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on February 02, 2014, 11:41:27 pm
Start my first day of clinical 3rd year tomorrow! So excited and nervous! :D

Best of luck! Tell us how it goes! Make sure to watch the training film:


Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on February 03, 2014, 12:46:27 am
this
and that
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on February 03, 2014, 08:40:01 am
Good luck! Do they start you off with any orientation, or are they just throwing you guys into the deep end? :P
Best of luck! Tell us how it goes! Make sure to watch the training film:

<snip>


Thanks guys! Looks like I got to Marrondah an hour early LOL, got the common room to myself with some sick Avicii :D Alon, yep Orientation this week (thankfully) :P

Will fill you guys in with how it goes! :D
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on February 03, 2014, 12:32:21 pm
So jealous! Please tell us about all the gorey stuff that you see. Thanks
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Art Vandelay on February 03, 2014, 04:31:51 pm
ugh, one subject (japanese intermediate 1/ATS2143) has a seminar that's preventing me from creating my 3-day timetable :(.... and it's at 9am as well
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Kanon on February 03, 2014, 04:35:39 pm
ugh, one subject (japanese intermediate 1/ATS2143) has a seminar that's preventing me from creating my 3-day timetable :(.... and it's at 9am as well

No chance at re-arranging your timetable around the Japanese seminar? If you had a lecture on one of the other days you might just be able to watch it from home?

Anyone ever been to any of the MSA Host-camps? Did you enjoy it? I'm heavily considering going but I'm not that big of a drinker so i really dont knoww!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on February 03, 2014, 04:40:26 pm
Just anecdotally, they're very, very big drinking events. Just by the nature of who signs up for camps like that, they're already usually more your party animal type of people. Nothing wrong with that of course but just keep it in mind if it isn't your kind of thing that they can (apparently, never been) get rather wild. We've talked about it a few times before i think, maybe try using the search function and dig those up.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on February 03, 2014, 04:59:34 pm
Pretty stock-standard orientation day for me today, taking photos getting tours and the like. We get warnings and Dean meetings if we fall below 90% attendance LOL

Keen to see Box Hill tomorrow! :D

So jealous! Please tell us about all the gorey stuff that you see. Thanks

Will definitely mention it when/if I see it :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Joseph41 on February 10, 2014, 10:42:23 am
ugh, one subject (japanese intermediate 1/ATS2143) has a seminar that's preventing me from creating my 3-day timetable :(.... and it's at 9am as well

Speaking of seminars, are they ever recorded? Does it depend on the subject?

What is the difference between lectures, lectorials and seminars?

#jassy #justanotherstupidsecondyear
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on February 10, 2014, 04:11:48 pm
What is the difference between lectures, lectorials and seminars?

Lectures --> lecturers speak, students listen

Lectorials --> lecture followed by a tutorial-type situation

Seminar --> mini-lecture things but with a greater focus on interactivity and discussion of the topic at hand
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: nerdmmb on February 10, 2014, 04:19:28 pm
I had a question about medicine at Monash.
Say I get a 95 atar and a umat score of 85-90, what are my chances of getting an interview?

I'm asking this because its quite strange that I know a few people who got 96+ atars and umat scores of 84-90 but they still got an interview whereas other people who get atar scores of 98+ and umat scores of 85-90 don't get offered any interviews.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on February 10, 2014, 05:16:40 pm
First day on the haem/onc ward done, survived it! :D Only med student there and it was a bit daunting at first but I have free reign to do whatever I please haha. Also luckily I have fantastic seniors with the resident, registrar and consultant all being really friendly :) My consultant tutors know so much haha, felt so stupid in my tutes but at least they expected as much from us :P

Also officially should be at the Med Transition this year for the jaffy meddies :D

I had a question about medicine at Monash.
Say I get a 95 atar and a umat score of 85-90, what are my chances of getting an interview?

I'd be very surprised if you got an interview with that, let alone a place in the degree (I'd say no chance of a place unless rural).
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: lolipopper on February 10, 2014, 05:47:40 pm
URGENT help needed

hi need to select a non-law elective. what are some that other had taken? the problem i am having is that nearly all have prerequisites or co-requisites which i do not have.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on February 10, 2014, 06:33:41 pm
It's not really urgent if allocate closes in like 2 weeks time :p. Just look through the handbook, it'd be hard unless we know what you do and don't have.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ShortBlackChick on February 10, 2014, 07:52:31 pm
Correct me if I'm wrong, but in a single LLB degree arent there law electives, and non-law electives that you can do? Doesnt the non-law part imply that you chose electives outside of your faculty?

http://www.law.monash.edu.au/future-students/undergraduate/course-guide/monash-law-undergraduate-course-guide-2014.pdf
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: lolipopper on February 10, 2014, 09:57:15 pm
Correct me if I'm wrong, but in a single LLB degree arent there law electives, and non-law electives that you can do? Doesnt the non-law part imply that you chose electives outside of your faculty?

http://www.law.monash.edu.au/future-students/undergraduate/course-guide/monash-law-undergraduate-course-guide-2014.pdf

where did i imply that i wanted to choose within the law faculty?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ShortBlackChick on February 10, 2014, 10:14:49 pm
where did i imply that i wanted to choose within the law faculty?

I'm sorry for assuming you wanted to choose within the law faculty, when those are the only elective units that have pre-requisites and co-requisites for first year units in a LLB. When you can pretty much pick any first year Arts units, AS WELL as any Commerce first year units (Provided you have fulfilled the prerequisite of getting 25+ in Methods), AS WELL as any first year Science units (provided you have completed the pre-requisites for the BSci from VCE). When I went through your posts and saw that you did units in VCE that fulfilled all these pre-req's. So yea you kinda did imply you wanted to choose within the law faculty (to me anyway) when you asked us to help you choose two units out of literally thousands without beng specific as to what pre-req's you had.

You didnt correct me if I was wrong but give a snarky reply to someone who was trying to help you. A simple 'yes, I meant I was looking for units outside of the Law faculty' would have sufficed. But I hope this reply gave you an answer anyway.

Good luck to you and all your endeavors anyway
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on February 10, 2014, 10:56:41 pm
Anyone here like designing stuff and is bored waiting for uni to start? How about having a go at making Monash userbars (sort of like Monash versions of one below)?

(http://i1332.photobucket.com/albums/w602/TysonM8/BachelorofScience_zpse5dd1e74.gif)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Kanon on February 11, 2014, 02:30:50 am
(http://i.imgur.com/Ig0jtD0.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/ISxztkX.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/aJzPDKX.png)
Gave it an attempt, but they look a bit iffy :P Couldn't tell if you wanted the animated logo or not, so give me a shout if you'd rather that one. Don't feel obligated to use!

http://www.unsignedbandweb.com/freeuserbars/ (set the image as a background and write your text)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on February 11, 2014, 02:44:19 am
(http://i.imgur.com/Ig0jtD0.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/ISxztkX.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/aJzPDKX.png)
Gave it an attempt, but they look a bit iffy :P Couldn't tell if you wanted the animated logo or not, so give me a shout if you'd rather that one. Don't feel obligated to use!

http://www.unsignedbandweb.com/freeuserbars/ (set the image as a background and write your text)

Solid work, well done! Could you mock up an animated-logo version so we can see what it looks like? Also, maybe it might benefit from enlarging the logo a bit with the animation?

Great work once again :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: vashappenin on February 11, 2014, 12:41:36 pm
Are the times shown on MUTTS for semester 2 accurate?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on February 11, 2014, 01:09:53 pm
Are the times shown on MUTTS for semester 2 accurate?

No, i didnt even know they showed semester 2 times. I wouldnt trust them, i doubt they schedule that far ahead. Not sure why you'd need them so early anyway :p
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: vashappenin on February 11, 2014, 01:15:24 pm
Just curious aha :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: sin0001 on February 11, 2014, 01:28:51 pm
Could someone recommend first-year maths electives? (To be specific: for an Actuarial Major)
And where can I research the units online, where is it on the Monash website o.O
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Reckoner on February 11, 2014, 01:39:16 pm
Could someone recommend first-year maths electives? (To be specific: for an Actuarial Major)
And where can I research the units online, where is it on the Monash website o.O
MTH1030 is probably the unit you're after. If you haven't done specialist, then MTH1020. Info on the reccomended course structure for an actuary major is here.

The Handbook is where you can look up units. Searching by area of study I find to be the easiest.


EDIT: I hadn't looked at your sig...
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on February 11, 2014, 01:55:24 pm
Could someone recommend first-year maths electives? (To be specific: for an Actuarial Major)
And where can I research the units online, where is it on the Monash website o.O
From what I've heard sta1010 is a good one. If you want something new, you can try mth1030. You don't necessarily need to major in maths if you ve done 1030 though
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on February 11, 2014, 02:00:15 pm
From what I've heard sta1010 is a good one. If you want something new, you can try mth1030. You don't necessarily need to major in maths if you ve done 1030 though

STA1010 is a good introduction to statistics and statistical reasoning which is very valuable knowledge to have in almost any discipline (IMO)

However, doing MTH1020/1030 might stand you in good stead as an actuarial major (from what I understand, actuarial studies and practice is highly mathematical).

You can find subject reviews for all of these units in the Monash University - Subject Reviews & Ratings thread :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on February 11, 2014, 02:57:57 pm
I really don't see why everyone thinks STA1010 is a good unit... maybe because the faculty seem to push it a bit every now and then. For me it was one of the driest, most boring units I've done. Take the core statistics module from further, add in simplified probability from methods, take away the CAS and add distribution tables, then add a small amount on hypothesis testing and you have STA1010.

Although I guess in the end it's a pretty easy unit and can be used as a bludge... if that's what you're looking for, and it does touch (again only touch) on the basis of statistical reasoning/testing towards the end of the semester. I'd feel that you would gain more from doing one of the other maths units which would help further down the line for the latter maths units you'll need to take.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: sin0001 on February 11, 2014, 03:08:22 pm
MTH1030 is probably the unit you're after. If you haven't done specialist, then MTH1020. Info on the reccomended course structure for an actuary major is here.

The Handbook is where you can look up units. Searching by area of study I find to be the easiest.


EDIT: I hadn't looked at your sig...
Wow thanks, I just realised how clueless I was :S
Alright, looks like MTH1030 then, thanks guys!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on February 11, 2014, 03:34:11 pm
I really don't see why everyone thinks STA1010 is a good unit... maybe because the faculty seem to push it a bit every now and then. For me it was one of the driest, most boring units I've done. Take the core statistics module from further, add in simplified probability from methods, take away the CAS and add distribution tables, then add a small amount on hypothesis testing and you have STA1010.

Although I guess in the end it's a pretty easy unit and can be used as a bludge... if that's what you're looking for, and it does touch (again only touch) on the basis of statistical reasoning/testing towards the end of the semester. I'd feel that you would gain more from doing one of the other maths units which would help further down the line for the latter maths units you'll need to take.

I think it's worthwhile viewing STA1010 from different perspectives: I didn't do further, I don't have a strong maths background, nor did I have any exposure to statistical practice or reasoning before uni. I agree that it wasn't the most stimulating unit of all I've taken, but I definitely disagree in calling it a "bludge". It did require some effort, and the knowledge payoff was definitely worth it - I've used and built upon the foundation of statistics I learnt in STA1010 frequently and vitally in my research project. In my mind, it was a very valuable unit to have taken.

I don't think I've learnt anything as practically useful at uni yet as hypothesis testing; I'm pretty sure it isn't covered by the secondary curriculum and it's pretty much ubiquitous in all quantitative (and most qualitative) fields of research. Granted, it is only an introduction to  serious statistics, but it's an important one for those of us to have who don't find mathematical or statistical reasoning to be first nature.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on February 11, 2014, 03:45:44 pm
Yeah i agree with alon. For most life scientists (or hell most non engineers/physicists/econ/etc) it's the most math you'll ever need (slight simplified of course). It's probably a matter of perspective as well  :P. You've taken heaps of maths and are probably really into it but not all of us are that into it or that great at that (*whistles innocently*). I'm actually quite happy i have a unit that just gives me the stats i need to do and understand my work and scientific papers without having to sit through a whole bunch of stuff i'd probably never use. If that was mixed in there, it'd certainly turn me off learning this kind of stuff all together.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on February 11, 2014, 03:47:55 pm
I don't think I've learnt anything as practically useful at uni yet as hypothesis testing; I'm pretty sure it isn't covered by the secondary curriculum and it's pretty much ubiquitous in all quantitative (and most qualitative) fields of research.
Interestingly enough, when the National Curriculum comes in they're going to bring parts of it into the spesh course while removing some of the other areas (those areas being removed or watered down are useful for eng), which is partly frustrating since if they're going to bring it in then I don't think spesh was the right place to do it.

The disagreement is probably down to our areas and the way we think/are orientated I guess. It's more that I think there are better units out there to cover the same material (and more) in a lot more detail, e.g. second year maths stats/prob units which require MTH1030. The prereqs and don't even mention sta1010 as it's not really a prereq for any stats higher up, which require the harder maths e.g. MTH1030, MTH2010. STA1010 isn't even required for a statistics major (yes it can be used for one, but it can be replaced by the harder units).

Although then again, I guess that if you want a feel for stats a bit without needing to have a strong mathematics background, then it'll still help out a bit, the difference being that I'm not really looking at it from that perspective, and those who normally go on to do actuarial maths do normally have a strong background in maths (and guessing would prefer the higher up maths/stats units rather than sta1010).
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on February 11, 2014, 11:40:27 pm
I have never been so procrastinate-y as when I'm trying to write my paper FFS

Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Cappuccinos on February 12, 2014, 12:38:01 am
Anyone here like designing stuff and is bored waiting for uni to start? How about having a go at making Monash userbars (sort of like Monash versions of one below)?

(http://i1332.photobucket.com/albums/w602/TysonM8/BachelorofScience_zpse5dd1e74.gif)

(http://i.imgur.com/Ig0jtD0.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/ISxztkX.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/aJzPDKX.png)
Gave it an attempt, but they look a bit iffy :P Couldn't tell if you wanted the animated logo or not, so give me a shout if you'd rather that one. Don't feel obligated to use!

http://www.unsignedbandweb.com/freeuserbars/ (set the image as a background and write your text)


Ahaha, I can't resist designing stuff even though some of my designs are abysmal
Anyway, here's my attempt at an animated one! I'm not sure if I can add text though LOL

(http://i.imgur.com/3Hit21o.gif)

Hopefully my design skills have improved since that tragic AN Cover attempt LOL
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on February 12, 2014, 12:42:42 am
Ahaha, I can't resist designing stuff even though some of my designs are abysmal
Anyway, here's my attempt at an animated one! I'm not sure if I can add text though LOL

(http://i.imgur.com/3Hit21o.gif)

Hopefully my design skills have improved since that tragic AN Cover attempt LOL

Also a superb effort! This is really great :)

Edit: Is it possible for you to resize the image to be 350x19 (width x height) so that text can be edited here http://www.unsignedbandweb.com/freeuserbars/ ?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: achre on February 12, 2014, 03:43:42 pm
Can one unit count towards both a minor and a major?
Like ATS2624 applies to both Human Rights and IR. Would that count as 6 points for both areas of study?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Chazef on February 12, 2014, 03:52:37 pm
guys I think I'm freaking about about my course choice,
how easy is it to go from a single degree into a double-degree: namely going from bachelor of engineering to bachelor of engineering/bachelor of science? follow up question how easy is it to basically have a computer science degree despite choosing bachelor of science because I've seen somewhere you can major in compsci and stuff (I know you can't combine eng with plain compsci in a double). I just really feel like I've betrayed my passion for programming and algorithmic problem solving by going with engineering and although mechatronics looks good to combine compsci with stuff like mechanical eng, apparently there are barely any jobs for mechatronics people. Dammit, I wish I could know whether I'd actually enjoy a job in either because I loved being competitive in maths/science at school but I've been making video games since I was a kid and I really enjoy solving logical problems (moreso than designing the games), and I have no idea how similar a job in these disciplines will be to my own experiences. plzzzz somebody help me  :-[
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: michak on February 12, 2014, 04:39:26 pm
Can one unit count towards both a minor and a major?
Like ATS2624 applies to both Human Rights and IR. Would that count as 6 points for both areas of study?

No. A unit can only count towards one of them. When you read the handbook it will generally state that yes you can do this subject for either Human rights or IR but not both. You will need to decide which one. So if you do it for Human Rights you will need to do something else for IR.

Just also making sure you realise that that subject is a 2nd year one and you will only be in first year. Wont be able to do second year subjects as you haven't meet the pre-req ie. the 1st year subjects.

Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: achre on February 12, 2014, 04:51:49 pm
Just also making sure you realise that that subject is a 2nd year one and you will only be in first year. Wont be able to do second year subjects as you haven't meet the pre-req ie. the 1st year subjects.
Yeah, I know. I'm trying to figure out if I can cram everything I want to do in my BA into the BA/LLB course structure. (counting my chickens before they hatch and what-not)
The answer is 'no, I can't', btw
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on February 12, 2014, 05:33:27 pm
Well, if it's the learning you care about, you can ask not to get credited for units when you transfer. I mean, I did 8 units last year, and got credited for 7 (one of them wasn't an HD so I figured I may as well give myself another 6 points of philosophy over the summer or something).
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Kanon on February 13, 2014, 12:17:18 am
guys I think I'm freaking about about my course choice,
how easy is it to go from a single degree into a double-degree: namely going from bachelor of engineering to bachelor of engineering/bachelor of science? follow up question how easy is it to basically have a computer science degree despite choosing bachelor of science because I've seen somewhere you can major in compsci and stuff (I know you can't combine eng with plain compsci in a double). I just really feel like I've betrayed my passion for programming and algorithmic problem solving by going with engineering and although mechatronics looks good to combine compsci with stuff like mechanical eng, apparently there are barely any jobs for mechatronics people. Dammit, I wish I could know whether I'd actually enjoy a job in either because I loved being competitive in maths/science at school but I've been making video games since I was a kid and I really enjoy solving logical problems (moreso than designing the games), and I have no idea how similar a job in these disciplines will be to my own experiences. plzzzz somebody help me  :-[

From what I've read, it's not too hard to transfer from a single degree to a double degree when you do it internally.
I know that feel! I wish Monash offered a Bachelor of Computer Science / Bachelor of Engineering as well, but the closest thing they have a B.Sci/B.Eng.

If you have a look at the course structures for both a Bachelor of Computer Science and the Bachelor of Science (Computational Science) you can see that they share some similar units, but most units in the B. Sci have less of a business approach. As you've mentioned that you enjoy algorthims and the problem solving, i'd say give the Bachelor of Science (Computational Science) / Bachelor of Engineering a go. Hope this has helped  : )

P.S: Here's the links to the course structures
http://monash.edu/pubs/handbooks/courses/2380.html
http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/aos/computational-science/ug-sci-computational-science.html
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Chazef on February 13, 2014, 12:23:23 am
thanks :) well I know it's probably to my detriment but I always hated the business-parts of compsci (at least in vce softdev) so the science version of compsci sounds pretty good, hopefully they'll let me transfer :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Chazef on February 13, 2014, 01:10:46 am
just looked at the double degree page and it seems like you need to choose your engineering stream from the start so I wonder how many units I'll do which don't count if I want to transfer into it, because just engineering is 4 years and the double degree is 5 and if I can only transfer after this year and barely any units are counted that's 6 years at uni, dammmmnnnn
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on February 13, 2014, 09:55:39 am
Ahaha, I can't resist designing stuff even though some of my designs are abysmal
Anyway, here's my attempt at an animated one! I'm not sure if I can add text though LOL

(http://i.imgur.com/3Hit21o.gif)

Hopefully my design skills have improved since that tragic AN Cover attempt LOL

I managed to resize it so it's the same size as conventional userbars (finally! Sorry for the PM Cappucinos :P ); does anyone know how one might edit text onto it?

(http://i.imgur.com/QwYEweK.gif)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Apink on February 14, 2014, 12:59:20 am
Ahaha, I can't resist designing stuff even though some of my designs are abysmal
Anyway, here's my attempt at an animated one! I'm not sure if I can add text though LOL

(http://i.imgur.com/3Hit21o.gif)

Hopefully my design skills have improved since that tragic AN Cover attempt LOL

I resized it so you can edit text into it. Credit to Cappuccinos.

(http://imgur.com/GKSvC87.gif)

Edit text here: http://www.unsignedbandweb.com/freeuserbars/

EDIT: Seems like the generator isn't gif friendly.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Zenrer on February 14, 2014, 02:14:38 am
So I basically have my timetable sorted in Allocate, only problem is that I finish at 6 on Monday-Wednesday...
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Professor Polonsky on February 14, 2014, 04:21:05 am
Club Purple: A nude daytime disco.

Erm, what?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on February 14, 2014, 08:59:42 am
So I basically have my timetable sorted in Allocate, only problem is that I finish at 6 on Monday-Wednesday...
You haven't seen the worse one. If I don't get my first preference, I'll be starting at 9 and finishing at 6 everyday. I'll have 5 massive breaks
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: shooterblitz on February 14, 2014, 09:09:20 am
You haven't seen the worse one. If I don't get my first preference, I'll be starting at 9 and finishing at 6 everyday. I'll have 5 massive breaks

I also had a similar one as you. I ended up somehow cramming it up in 3 days though, starting at 9 on 2 days and at 11 on one day. Finishing everyday around 2.30/3.30, and having a ton of breaks in the middle too.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on February 14, 2014, 10:14:53 am
Not encouraging you guys to be irresponsible but if you skip lectures you could improve your timetable if its really causing you that much problem.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on February 14, 2014, 03:11:09 pm
Just got the good news that my supervisor wants to publish the literature review I've been writing for my research project in either the BMJ Open or the International Journal for Quality in Healthcare, and that I'll be listed as a co-author on the research team's primary paper :D
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on February 14, 2014, 04:15:21 pm
Not encouraging you guys to be irresponsible but if you skip lectures you could improve your timetable if its really causing you that much problem.
I was doing that last semester :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on February 14, 2014, 05:36:21 pm
Just got the good news that my supervisor wants to publish the literature review I've been writing for my research project in either the BMJ Open or the International Journal for Quality in Healthcare, and that I'll be listed as a co-author on the research team's primary paper :D

Congrats!

(http://i.imgur.com/0dydAju.jpg)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Reckoner on February 15, 2014, 11:12:37 pm
I resized it so you can edit text into it. Credit to Cappuccinos.

(http://imgur.com/GKSvC87.gif)

Edit text here: http://www.unsignedbandweb.com/freeuserbars/

EDIT: Seems like the generator isn't gif friendly.

(http://i.imgur.com/VK9S9ET.gif)

No other captions are necessary
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: nerdmmb on February 15, 2014, 11:56:47 pm
This may be a bit irrelevant but is anyone here a Monash mentor?
I was wondering how is the program? :)

Thanks!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on February 16, 2014, 12:42:44 am
Here are some Monash Forum Userbars if anyone wants :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on February 16, 2014, 03:54:10 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/VK9S9ET.gif)

No other captions are necessary

This is the best post I have seen on AN for some time, +1's all round for you Sir.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on February 17, 2014, 12:46:23 pm
Don't forget guys allocate closes on the 20th of Feb, 5PM. You can still add/remove subjects after this date (up until a week or two in semester you can add, you can remove much later) but you won't get the choice times obviously. I'm still having trouble choosing all my subjects (just like every year) D:, so many choices. Coincidentally, does anyone know/has heard what's usually needed to transfer into a double degree?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Spammingb on February 17, 2014, 01:01:07 pm
Does anyone know how to enroll in MTH1035? I meet the requirements but WES only lets me enrol in MTH1030
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on February 17, 2014, 03:10:56 pm
Does anyone know how to enroll in MTH1035? I meet the requirements but WES only lets me enrol in MTH1030
you have to talk to the unit coordinator I think..and then get a document from him then take it to the student services and you're good to go..I think
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: simba on February 17, 2014, 03:16:07 pm
Does anyone know how to enroll in MTH1035? I meet the requirements but WES only lets me enrol in MTH1030

Just send Monash science an email and include your student number so they can verify that your VCE results are sufficient to be enrolled. They will then enrol you in the subject :) Beware that there's an 8am start on wednesday and afternoon class on friday!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Spammingb on February 17, 2014, 03:26:33 pm
Alright, thanks guys. I'll send them an email now :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on February 17, 2014, 03:53:45 pm
I'm not discouraging you guys..but I havent heard positive feedback about 1035..A lot of guys end up choosing 2010 instead of 2015 in the future..So keep that in mind..But if you like a challenge..go ahead by all means!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on February 19, 2014, 07:54:46 pm
Keep in mind Allocate closes 5pm TOMORROW guys! Don't want anyone to miss out and get shit spots!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on February 19, 2014, 10:16:55 pm
Keep in mind Allocate closes 5pm TOMORROW guys! Don't want anyone to miss out and get shit spots!
Ah shit. $10 I remember at 4.50pm.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on February 19, 2014, 10:25:35 pm
Ah shit. $10 I remember at 4.50pm.

(http://www.quickmeme.com/img/bc/bc68c1c1577d3a364ee0ac06851331326df8b8b06f4f9605d35db7ac9885e06d.jpg)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on February 19, 2014, 10:28:47 pm
Ah shit. $10 I remember at 4.50pm.

(http://memecrunch.com/image/517e6d98afa96f06cc000060.jpg?w=400)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: NothAU on February 19, 2014, 11:02:50 pm
Keep in mind Allocate closes 5pm TOMORROW guys! Don't want anyone to miss out and get shit spots!

Friend of mine still wants to talk to the science faculty student services about what units she should take. If she ends up changing anything, that rules out putting preferences in allocate before close, wouldn't it
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on February 19, 2014, 11:26:58 pm
Depends when she changed it :p. She should do the best right now with what she expects to be enrolled in. After allocate reopens you can still pick spots but only those that arent full (i.e. those that were never filled to capacity or those that have people swap out, you have to be quick in this second case).
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Apink on February 19, 2014, 11:56:53 pm
I can't place my preferences for my units, is that the case for some units?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on February 20, 2014, 12:00:44 am
I can't place my preferences for my units, is that the case for some units?

On the sidebar at left, is there "(auto-allocated)' next to the class type, e.g. "Lecture (auto-allocated)"? If so, don't worry (unless those classes start at 8am, then worry :P )
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Apink on February 20, 2014, 12:05:56 am
On the sidebar at left, is there "(auto-allocated)' next to the class type, e.g. "Lecture (auto-allocated)"? If so, don't worry (unless those classes start at 8am, then worry :P )

It says "This subject is currently switched OFF. No allocations or preferences may be placed." and it has always been like that. I don't want to start at 8am!  :'(
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on February 20, 2014, 12:08:45 am
It says "This subject is currently switched OFF. No allocations or preferences may be placed." and it has always been like that. I don't want to start at 8am!  :'(

Are you sure it's a semester one unit? All units for semster two are labelled OFF for me, so that might be it :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Apink on February 20, 2014, 12:10:42 am
Are you sure it's a semester one unit? All units for semster two are labelled OFF for me, so that might be it :)

Yep, 100% sure. It says "No activities for this subject" for my semester two units.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on February 20, 2014, 12:48:05 am
Yep, 100% sure. It says "No activities for this subject" for my semester two units.

That's pretty strange, could you screenshot it here?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Apink on February 20, 2014, 01:20:43 am
That's pretty strange, could you screenshot it here?

Spoiler
(http://puu.sh/72aw7.png)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ShortBlackChick on February 20, 2014, 02:11:29 am
A pharmacy student can probably tell you more, but it could also be the fact that there isnt much flexibility in terms of when your classes are? I've heard auto-allocate is a regular in Pharm. Similarly, things like quizes and debates and the likes could be held in tutorial times, and so dont require you to make separate preferences?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on February 20, 2014, 02:26:55 am
Apparently pharmacy students don't get many preferences as the class size is pretty small..I think I've read something like this on stalkerspace
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on February 20, 2014, 07:53:29 am
Spoiler
(http://puu.sh/72aw7.png)

I don't have any experience with the Faculty of Pharma, but is it possible that they generate the timetables for you? Seems possible to me because of the comparatively fewer students on the Parkville campus!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: NothAU on February 20, 2014, 12:25:35 pm
Depends when she changed it :p.

About an hour from now. When she enrolled, she was gonna go ask them what units she should take, but saw the line was too long, so picked literally anything just to get the transaction number
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Apink on February 20, 2014, 02:46:05 pm
Yeah, the timetable is made for me. http://intranet.monash.edu.au/pharm/students/undergrad/timetables/index.html
Hopefully there won't be many early classes...
Thanks guys.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Reckoner on February 22, 2014, 09:42:45 pm
Anyone up for an O-Week meet? I'm keen to get to know a few people from here, and it'll give me more incentive to actually come in to uni than to just join a club or two :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on February 22, 2014, 09:46:56 pm
When does O-week finished? I'm basically working like 12 hours a day making content and I'm expecting to finish on the 28th of Feb but I think that's the end of O-weel =[
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Reckoner on February 22, 2014, 09:58:30 pm
When does O-week finished? I'm basically working like 12 hours a day making content and I'm expecting to finish on the 28th of Feb but I think that's the end of O-weel =[
28th is the last day, but I doubt there'd be much still going on by then (I haven't actually looked up whats happening...). Last year most things had set up shop by Friday IIRC. Has anyone looked at the schedule?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Kuchiki on February 23, 2014, 12:07:35 am
28th is the last day, but I doubt there'd be much still going on by then (I haven't actually looked up whats happening...). Last year most things had set up shop by Friday IIRC. Has anyone looked at the schedule?

Yeah, the MSA Orientation Festival only runs until Thursday. There's usually nothing there on the Friday (except for things like library tours and skills seminars).
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Spider on February 23, 2014, 01:10:06 pm
@Arts people - any know or know where to find out which day(s) we have to go in for O-Week?

Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Art Vandelay on February 23, 2014, 01:25:34 pm
Anyone up for an O-Week meet? I'm keen to get to know a few people from here, and it'll give me more incentive to actually come in to uni than to just join a club or two :P

keen!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ShortBlackChick on February 23, 2014, 01:30:23 pm
@Arts people - any know or know where to find out which day(s) we have to go in for O-Week?


Just use this and put in the required details

https://eplanner.adm.monash.edu.au/eorientation/
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Spider on February 23, 2014, 01:41:49 pm
Cheers for that.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Daenerys Targaryen on February 23, 2014, 03:15:13 pm
When the flop do we get our timetables, or booklist (assuming that we get something like that?)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: mishamigo on February 23, 2014, 03:33:19 pm
When the flop do we get our timetables, or booklist (assuming that we get something like that?)

Timetables on the 25th, book lists should be out already? I know mine are. Google it and you should find it.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: NothAU on February 23, 2014, 03:42:41 pm
I found my booklist on my.monash, but timetables aren't out just yet

https://my.monash.edu.au/study/resources/bookshop/
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Spider on February 23, 2014, 04:21:43 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/BXjpzeA.png)

Anyone know if this is a useful workshop to attend?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Reckoner on February 24, 2014, 12:37:35 pm
If you have any units appearing on moodle yet, you can check what time your tutes/lectures are for that class are scheduled by clicking on the "participants" tab. I'm not sure how accurate they are though, one of my times seems really strange. Alternatively, just wait for tomorrow...
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on February 24, 2014, 01:38:56 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/BXjpzeA.png)

Anyone know if this is a useful workshop to attend?

Up to you, if your time has absolutely no use right now, i guess everything is technically useful :p. If you've got nothing better to do and you're willing, sure why not. Can't talk about the specifics and there'll be plenty of opportunities to do stuff like that during semester.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: jess.tran on February 24, 2014, 02:29:37 pm
Hi guys, so I've just checked Moodle to check out what classes I've been allocated to, and although I've gotten all my first preferences for my lectures, all of the tutes I've been scheduled for weren't even on my preference list. What's worse is that they're all Friday tutes, meaning I'll have to rock up to uni Monday-Friday. What are the chances that it's just simply a mistake or that I could swap into another class when Allocate+ is open again?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: michak on February 24, 2014, 02:41:21 pm
Hi guys, so I've just checked Moodle to check out what classes I've been allocated to, and although I've gotten all my first preferences for my lectures, all of the tutes I've been scheduled for weren't even on my preference list. What's worse is that they're all Friday tutes, meaning I'll have to rock up to uni Monday-Friday. What are the chances that it's just simply a mistake or that I could swap into another class when Allocate+ is open again?

Allocate hasn't re-opened yet. Your lectures were probably auto-allocated. You can change your timetable tomorrow if you get a shit one.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on February 24, 2014, 02:58:39 pm
Hi guys, so I've just checked Moodle to check out what classes I've been allocated to, and although I've gotten all my first preferences for my lectures, all of the tutes I've been scheduled for weren't even on my preference list. What's worse is that they're all Friday tutes, meaning I'll have to rock up to uni Monday-Friday. What are the chances that it's just simply a mistake or that I could swap into another class when Allocate+ is open again?

Someone mentioned that trick up there but i'm not sure if its actually producing valid results. I wouldn't worry too much until allocate reopens tomorrow and you can tell for sure (10AM, don't forget! If you don't get the spot you want, check it all day if you can, movement happens throughout that day and indeed, to a lower extent, throughout the week).
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on February 24, 2014, 03:19:12 pm
I'm able to see my eng units on moodle but can't see the allocations for my tutes
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on February 24, 2014, 03:21:21 pm
I'm able to see my eng units on moodle but can't see the allocations for my tutes

According to the dude who passed that tip along, you have to click the participants link (should be on the left side somewhere). No idea if it's actually producing legitimate results though.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on February 24, 2014, 05:10:47 pm
According to the dude who passed that tip along, you have to click the participants link (should be on the left side somewhere). No idea if it's actually producing legitimate results though.

If the results are legit, I have gotten a freaking awful timetable. Luckily it can (potentially) be improved because the two things making it terrible are labs, which can usually be moved; if I get the first prefs for those labs by adjustment my timetable will be okay. I'll be glued to allocate+ all day tomorrow haha  :'(
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: vashappenin on February 24, 2014, 05:14:18 pm
Is this giving legit times or not?? :/
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: vashappenin on February 24, 2014, 05:39:51 pm
Does anyone know if I have to attend compulsory events for both faculties of my double degree? I'm doing Com/Law but I've heard people say that my only faculty is law or something, so do I need to attend commerce events or not?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on February 24, 2014, 06:05:38 pm
Is this giving legit times or not?? :/

We can't really be sure until tomorrow when allocate reopens. Just wait until then and see. As i said earlier, i highly recommend you all jump on allocate at 10AM tomorrow just in case. In the event of a disappointment, try check it constantly throughout the day, people tend to move in and out and you might be able to get their spot before someone else does. Even throughout the week but the numbers tend to drop off after a day or two.

You don't really *need* to go to any compulsory events, they're probably beneficial but you don't really have to go.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Rohmer on February 24, 2014, 06:09:10 pm
Does anyone know if I have to attend compulsory events for both faculties of my double degree? I'm doing Com/Law but I've heard people say that my only faculty is law or something, so do I need to attend commerce events or not?

You don't have to, but you can. They will overlap a bit, both will probably have a tour and a couple of 'welcome to Monash' speeches, although with different people speaking. Only point in going to the commerce one would be to meet some commerce people, you wouldn't have to go though.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: vashappenin on February 24, 2014, 06:16:11 pm
Do they give out anything important or talk about anything useful?? Is the peer mentor thing worthattending? Sorry just so drained after a long day at the uni today so I don't wanna go again tomorrow and Wednesday :'(
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Spider on February 24, 2014, 06:22:55 pm
What time does allocate open up tomorrow?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on February 24, 2014, 06:24:50 pm
What time does allocate open up tomorrow?

10am!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: hermish on February 24, 2014, 06:40:49 pm
Do they give out anything important or talk about anything useful?? Is the peer mentor thing worthattending? Sorry just so drained after a long day at the uni today so I don't wanna go again tomorrow and Wednesday :'(

No and no
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: shooterblitz on February 24, 2014, 07:04:24 pm
No and no

Would be good to go I guess, just to make new friends (in my case especially, as no one I know is going Monash), or at least just checkout a few people doing the same course as you. Can't hurt!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on February 24, 2014, 07:15:46 pm
I honestly didn't find them great for making friends. You're sitting in a huge crowded room just listening to a presentation, it's not the most conducive atmosphere. There's plenty of time to make friends in your first few weeks of classes, so, i personally wouldn't go if making friends is the only reason you're going. Maybe that's just because the science ones were huge though.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: jeanweasley on February 24, 2014, 10:31:25 pm
I didn't know you had to be a member just to get a free pen. So much for free stuff.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: NothAU on February 24, 2014, 11:05:52 pm
I just checked my mail, and got a free MSA membership voucher from Monash, for being a SEAS applicant, and since I already bought membership, I can trade the voucher in for $20 of "MSA vouchers"... sweet
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: NothAU on February 25, 2014, 12:00:58 am
Only got 1 unit available in moodle, Physics.

Other than that, yeah, I can see what you're on about
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Zenrer on February 25, 2014, 12:34:05 am
I hope all of you know that your units are now available on Moodle. If you click on 'Participants' and ctrl + f your name, you can see the via CALLISTA what you're enrolled into. Screw jumping onto allocate at 10am.
#8amautoallocatedlecs

Thanks for the tip, just checked now...

and I wish I hadn't, a total of 4 6pm finishes for me, cheers Monash
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Spider on February 25, 2014, 10:16:43 am
http://i.imgur.com/Swj82yO.png

That's the timetable I have so far, only thing is that my ATS1325_CL_S1_DAY Lecture is not showing up.... Click on it, it tells me to pick a time. Out of both lectures the clash free option is full and the other option is full, I can't move around the other clash because the other classes for that subject is full too.

What do?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on February 25, 2014, 10:22:48 am
Unbelieveably shithouse timetable, I've emailed the biomed unit coordinators to see if they'll have mercy and move the BMS2011 lab and BMS2021 tute to Tuesdays. FML.

(http://i.imgur.com/5K2bJ9c.png)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: CH3ezEC4KE on February 25, 2014, 10:28:18 am
Love my timetable. Fits around 12 hours work, 20 hours training + extra study. Woohoo
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: NothAU on February 25, 2014, 10:29:15 am
I'm liking my timetable

(http://i.imgur.com/udvovpb.png)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on February 25, 2014, 10:33:47 am
Missed one first pref, not too bad though with start times allowing me to actually get some kind of sleep in for once. Still 24 contact hours (well 23 since 1 clash), seemed to avoid the 6 hr straight somehow. I've had worse though so can't really complain.

(http://content.screencast.com/users/tbatty/folders/Jing/media/6e4a3f67-92b9-4715-ac93-0d902a554c53/2014-02-25_1018.png)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Reckoner on February 25, 2014, 10:37:31 am
(http://i.imgur.com/AYZZQdY.jpg?1)

Many more hours than what I'm used to, just looking at it almost makes me regret doing 2 eng electives... I miss 12 hour weeks :(
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on February 25, 2014, 10:39:19 am
I'm seriously considering dropping IMM2011 and taking 3 units this semester, does anyone know if this'll impact on my continued eligibility for my Excellence and Equity scholarship? What other consequences might arise from taking 3 units instead of 4 that I should look out for?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: mishamigo on February 25, 2014, 10:46:02 am
Pretty happy with it, although Mondays will be tough!
(No idea how to embed it in the text, eep)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on February 25, 2014, 10:46:26 am
I'm seriously considering dropping IMM2011 and taking 3 units this semester, does anyone know if this'll impact on my continued eligibility for my Excellence and Equity scholarship? What other consequences might arise from taking 3 units instead of 4 that I should look out for?
It says you can go part time here: http://www.monash.edu.au/students/scholarships/holders/probation-suspension.html
But I would check with them just in case.

Also I should point out that if you do three units then you'd only get 75% of the scholarship money in that semester.  When I overloaded I got an equivalent amount for 5 units for that semester, but overall the scholarship is only valid for a certain amount of years and total $ value (so in my last semester of scholarship I'll only get 3 units worth even if I do 4). I think I remember reading somewhere that  if you haven't got the full amount by the end of that time period then I don't think you get what you have left over, but don't quote me on that.

Really, best to either ring up or going in and ask (although when I had to ring up the scholarships unit it took so long to actually get someone in the right department).

EDIT: Actually, scratch that.
Quote
Commencing students receive $6000 for a full-time study load (48 credit points), paid per year until the minimum points for your degree are completed
They might have changed it to that the year after me, check what was written on the information page you originally got in the mail, but yeah again might be best to call up and ask them. (and well a lot of my stuff was a bit all over the place due to the transfer, as mine will only last for the duration of the original degree).

Also you people and your <15 contact hours! Grrrrrrrrrrrrr! Damn you engineering!

EDIT2: Oh alon, also just be careful if you're on centerlink/youth allowance. I think they still class 3 units as enough though -> http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/enablers/study-loads
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Kanon on February 25, 2014, 10:53:54 am
I'm seriously considering dropping IMM2011 and taking 3 units this semester, does anyone know if this'll impact on my continued eligibility for my Excellence and Equity scholarship? What other consequences might arise from taking 3 units instead of 4 that I should look out for?

"- Commencing students receive $6000 for a full-time study load (48 credit points), paid per year until the minimum points for your degree are completed"
http://www.monash.edu.au/study/scholarships/sir-john/excellence-equity/)
To complete a course, you need to pass enough units to meet a set number of credit points. We measure your enrolment load in credit points per academic year.
The standard undergraduate study load per year is 48 credit points (24 credit points per semester).

 http://www.monash.edu.au/enrolments/study-load.html

I hope I'm being helpful haha, but from what I gather you can underload one semester and overload the next?
EDIT: beaten by b^3
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on February 25, 2014, 10:54:45 am
Pretty happy with it, although Mondays will be tough!
(No idea how to embed it in the text, eep)

Chuck the image onto an image-hosting site like imgur, then put the image between [img][/img] :)

It says you can go part time here: http://www.monash.edu.au/students/scholarships/holders/probation-suspension.html
But I would check with them just in case.

Also I should point out that if you do three units then you'd only get 75% of the scholarship money in that semester.  When I overloaded I got an equivalent amount for 5 units for that semester, but overall the scholarship is only valid for a certain amount of years and total $ value (so in my last semester of scholarship I'll only get 3 units worth even if I do 4). I think I remember reading somewhere that  if you haven't got the full amount by the end of that time period then I don't think you get what you have left over, but don't quote me on that.

Really, best to either ring up or going in and ask (although when I had to ring up the scholarships unit it took so long to actually get someone in the right department).

EDIT: Actually, scratch that.They might have changed it to that the year after me, check what was written on the information page you originally got in the mail, but yeah again might be best to call up and ask them. (and well a lot of my stuff was a bit all over the place due to the transfer, as mine will only last for the duration of the original degree).

Also you people and your <15 contact hours! Grrrrrrrrrrrrr! Damn you engineering!

EDIT2: Oh alon, also just be careful if you're on centerlink/youth allowance. I think they still class 3 units as enough though -> http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/enablers/study-loads

Thanks man, you're the best. I'll send them an email now, maybe I can retain some sanity after this semester!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Dallas45 on February 25, 2014, 11:17:59 am
I got my timetable today but as I swapped a couple of classes I didnt get preference entry in before the deadline last week. Now the only available tutorial is at the same time as the lecture for another subject so Allocate+ won't allow me to select it. Is there any way to override this?

Cheers in advance :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: achre on February 25, 2014, 11:18:11 am
Was going to have a whinge about how close together some of my classes are (do I have to teleport from the science buildings to the campus centre what), but seeing some of the other timetables, I'm pretty happy.
(http://i.imgur.com/1KSI496.png)


8)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on February 25, 2014, 11:28:18 am
Was going to have a whinge about how close together some of my classes are (do I have to teleport from the science buildings to the campus centre what), but seeing some of the other timetables, I'm pretty happy.


8)
Close together classes are good! (as long as it's not like 4+ in a row), it's the long breaks that are quite annoying. Anyways, classes finish at 5 to and start at 5 past, so you have 10 mins between classes to get from one place to another.  Most of the S lecture theatres aren't that far away from the campus center (with the exception of those near the maths building due to the construction works).
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Zenrer on February 25, 2014, 11:55:24 am
(http://i.imgur.com/nDaJ88r.png)

Kill me now.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: duhherro on February 25, 2014, 12:07:30 pm
what do people of 2nd/3rd year think of my timetable :

http://puu.sh/79k41.png

Any tips on making it better  ?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on February 25, 2014, 12:12:19 pm
EVERYONES FUCKING LIKE "OH NO I DONT WANT TO TALK TO THU THU TRAIN RIGHT NOW" BUT AS SOON AS I GET BEHIND THE WHEEL OF A VEHICLE MY PHONES NON STOP FUCKING BUZZING LIKE FUCK GUYS COME ON. (not you guys I love you guys) (okay well some of you guys YOU KNOW WHO ARE)


anyway enough of that rant here's my piece of shit timetable.

(http://i.imgur.com/dlYHpvd.jpg)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on February 25, 2014, 12:23:30 pm
what do people of 2nd/3rd year think of my timetable :

http://puu.sh/79k41.png

Any tips on making it better  ?

Looks pretty good to me, except Tuesdays which looks awful, but I doubt there's much you can do about that. I feel like you'll be watching quite a few lectures online this semester :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: duhherro on February 25, 2014, 12:32:39 pm
Looks pretty good to me, except Tuesdays which looks awful, but I doubt there's much you can do about that. I feel like you'll be watching quite a few lectures online this semester :P

Oh really? I thought people would go for jamming it in few days or go morning classes so then they get the arvo off :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on February 25, 2014, 12:39:10 pm
Oh really? I thought people would go for jamming it in few days or go morning classes so then they get the arvo off :)

Personally I prefer the following specific conditions, none of which were met on my timetable lol:

1. Spaced out as evenly as possible over the week.
2. Classes from morning to mid-day or early afternoon, avoiding later starts where possible.

It's really an individual choice and preference thing, everyone has different ideas as to what a good timetable looks like :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Art Vandelay on February 25, 2014, 01:00:33 pm
4 DAY WEEKEND

(http://i.imgur.com/jq3l5Du.png?1)

Mod: Resized your image :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: duhherro on February 25, 2014, 01:19:06 pm
Personally I prefer the following specific conditions, none of which were met on my timetable lol:

1. Spaced out as evenly as possible over the week.
2. Classes from morning to mid-day or early afternoon, avoiding later starts where possible.

It's really an individual choice and preference thing, everyone has different ideas as to what a good timetable looks like :)

haha so pretty much what i want too, are first year timetables generally bad ?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on February 25, 2014, 01:34:34 pm
Got my first preferences..yay! Sigh -_-
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: 007 on February 25, 2014, 01:44:33 pm
Hi,

I don't got to Monash but I was just wondering, is the Monash Campus decent? I live like ten minutes away from it so it is pretty damn close and I doubt I'm going to get a high enough ATAR to get into Melbourne Uni (which I only want to go to because I thought the campus was awesome). Not that I'm worried about architecture or any of that stuff but does it possess the life that Melbourne has, or has any little shops or cafes at it?

Tah.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on February 25, 2014, 01:49:36 pm
Monash campus is 10x what the UniMelb campus is. Just so much better.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: 007 on February 25, 2014, 01:54:53 pm
Monash campus is 10x what the UniMelb campus is. Just so much better.

Is that a biased view :P ? Melbourne was awesome because it just had so much and people were so friendly there and the place was huge. Cafes and shit.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Dallas45 on February 25, 2014, 01:56:38 pm
Hi,

I don't got to Monash but I was just wondering, is the Monash Campus decent? I live like ten minutes away from it so it is pretty damn close and I doubt I'm going to get a high enough ATAR to get into Melbourne Uni (which I only want to go to because I thought the campus was awesome). Not that I'm worried about architecture or any of that stuff but does it possess the life that Melbourne has, or has any little shops or cafes at it?

Tah.

I used to feel exactly the same as you in terms of UoM vs Monash in terms of campus but you'll find that even though Monash lacks the historical architecture and the like which Parkville has it's just as good. They're renovating and updating the campus bit by bit, there is a great deal of open space, water features, courtyards, gardens etc as well as plenty of shops, cafes etc to choose from. :)

Is that a biased view :P ? Melbourne was awesome because it just had so much and people were so friendly there and the place was huge. Cafes and shit.

People are just as friendly at Monash and, Clayton campus at least, is massive too :D
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on February 25, 2014, 02:10:31 pm
Is that a biased view :P ? Melbourne was awesome because it just had so much and people were so friendly there and the place was huge. Cafes and shit.

Nah no biased opinions at Monash. We're a friendly bunch at Monash. Great open campus when you want to get some fresh air and not be breathing in carbon dioxide from the (soon to be) exhaust vents from the east-west road tunnel and you're not stuck in out-dated lecture theatres in 10000000000000000 year old buildings.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: 007 on February 25, 2014, 02:13:32 pm
People are just as friendly at Monash and, Clayton campus at least, is massive too :D

I live near the Caulfield one ... Does that mean it isn't :(

Actually apparently I live 12 minutes from the Clayton one and 7 minutes from the Caulfied one.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on February 25, 2014, 02:19:02 pm
I live near the Caulfield one ... Does that mean it isn't :(

Actually apparently I live 12 minutes from the Clayton one and 7 minutes from the Caulfied one.

I live about the same amount of time by tram away from the Caulfield campus, and the free shuttle bus service makes it really easy to get to clayton. So there's another good reason to choose Monash!


On a separate note, despite the clusterfuck that is this semesters' timetable this far, I'm so psyched for next semester: only two examined units, one of the other two is at caulfield, so I can almost roll out of bed and into uni *success*

... Just need to get through this semester first haha :/
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Dallas45 on February 25, 2014, 02:20:02 pm
I live near the Caulfield one ... Does that mean it isn't :(

Actually apparently I live 12 minutes from the Clayton one and 7 minutes from the Caulfied one.

Caulfield campus is definitely not as big but that also is definitely not a bad thing. From my experience of the campus there are still quite a few shops to choose from on campus and, in comparison to Clayton which is pretty isolated from anything else unless you walk a fair bit or drive away from campus, there are heaps of close restaurants, cafes and shops like 7-eleven, KFC, Zagame's and Coles. It still has everything from a fitness centre to a library which I find better in some ways than Clayton because even though it's a bit smaller, there is more room in the desks, it's quieter etc.  As for the amount of students that'd be around at any one time I couldn't say as I've only been there towards exam time but being a smaller campus, even if there are fewer students around it'll seem as if there are more because they will be in a more concentrated area - plus I doubt they would be any less friendly than us Clayton students :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: 007 on February 25, 2014, 02:27:13 pm
plus I doubt they would be any less friendly than us Clayton students :)

Haha I think I'm sold. If I were to go to Monash and catch up with friends I'd drive myself so that is always fine. I think going to the city (Parkville) would be advantageous for the first few weeks/months of going to Melbourne but then I'd just get sick of it and probably blow all my money. Regardless of whether I probably got the ATAR of MelbARTS, I would probably end up going to Monash due to convenience. WOO! This is good. I need an ATAR of 80 or 83.05! Are you able to go to both :D
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on February 25, 2014, 02:36:18 pm
I got my timetable today but as I swapped a couple of classes I didnt get preference entry in before the deadline last week. Now the only available tutorial is at the same time as the lecture for another subject so Allocate+ won't allow me to select it. Is there any way to override this?

Cheers in advance :)

Can we get a screenshot? I'm having a lot of trouble understanding here..
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Dallas45 on February 25, 2014, 02:46:21 pm
Haha I think I'm sold. If I were to go to Monash and catch up with friends I'd drive myself so that is always fine. I think going to the city (Parkville) would be advantageous for the first few weeks/months of going to Melbourne but then I'd just get sick of it and probably blow all my money. Regardless of whether I probably got the ATAR of MelbARTS, I would probably end up going to Monash due to convenience. WOO! This is good. I need an ATAR of 80 or 83.05! Are you able to go to both :D

You mean both Clayton and Caulfield? If so I'm pretty sure you can. You have to enrol at one or the other but as far as I'm aware you can takes classes at whichever campus you like - but don't hold me to that, I could be wrong haha :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Dallas45 on February 25, 2014, 02:48:35 pm
Can we get a screenshot? I'm having a lot of trouble understanding here..

It's all good, I beat the system by swapping out of the subject with the lecture clash, choosing the only remaining tutorial for the other subject, and then re-enrolling in the one with the lecture that was clashing. That way allocate didn't recognise a clash.

Thanks anyways :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on February 25, 2014, 03:01:14 pm
Here's mine, i probably won't keep all these subjects though, so, it's highly variable. ATS1041 - World religions, SCI1020 - Introduction to statistical reasoning , PHY2011 - Neuroscience of sensory and control systems in the body.

It is technically my fourth year (went part time for a bit there for family reasons), so, i'm mainly tying up loose ends. It's pretty agonising trying to decide what to spend my last units on, i'm seriously contemplating tacking a diploma onto my degree though...

(http://i.imgur.com/j2yY54v.png)

I don't got to Monash but I was just wondering, is the Monash Campus decent? I live like ten minutes away from it so it is pretty damn close and I doubt I'm going to get a high enough ATAR to get into Melbourne Uni (which I only want to go to because I thought the campus was awesome). Not that I'm worried about architecture or any of that stuff but does it possess the life that Melbourne has, or has any little shops or cafes at it?

Check out our jaffy tips thread, it has heaps of information about campus. Also, check out "lost on campus" Monash edition for lots of pictures. I've heard from multiple people now that Monash people are apparently friendlier, just saying :p.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: vashappenin on February 25, 2014, 03:09:07 pm
Is Allocate not working for anyone else? They said to try again in 3 mins but it's been like 15 mins lol..
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: zhenzhenzhen on February 25, 2014, 03:26:01 pm
It's all good, I beat the system by swapping out of the subject with the lecture clash, choosing the only remaining tutorial for the other subject, and then re-enrolling in the one with the lecture that was clashing. That way allocate didn't recognise a clash.

Thanks anyways :)

When I tried that a year or two ago allocate just un-enrolled me from the clash the next day, haha.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: 007 on February 25, 2014, 03:45:53 pm
Check out our jaffy tips thread, it has heaps of information about campus. Also, check out "lost on campus" Monash edition for lots of pictures. I've heard from multiple people now that Monash people are apparently friendlier, just saying :p.
http://gyazo.com/78cd4bdbe9a7605cfb0daab4c3bfe8a9

People must be friendly if the women's toilets come under the food category.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on February 25, 2014, 04:01:58 pm
http://gyazo.com/78cd4bdbe9a7605cfb0daab4c3bfe8a9

People must be friendly if the women's toilets come under the food category.

Couldn't be any dirtier than any university eatery haha
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: vashappenin on February 25, 2014, 04:16:48 pm
Slightly different to the timetable I planned for initially, but I'm happy nonetheless! No late finishes (was dreading those haha) and I'll only need to go 3 days. Looks like I've got a 3-day long weekend. Argh, could've only had 2 days of uni but I emailed the ACC1000 lecture and (as predicted) he said he can't record lectures ahha, so looks like I'll have to go on Wednesday too.. Now I'm just refreshing allocate+ so I can get a law2101 tute session on wednesday too, because it's a bit pointless only going to uni for 2 hours when it takes me 2 hours to travel to uni and another 2 hours to get home haha :S
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Dallas45 on February 25, 2014, 04:46:54 pm
When I tried that a year or two ago allocate just un-enrolled me from the clash the next day, haha.

Haha yeah hopefully it doesn't. I had a clash between a tute and lecture last semester which worked out okay. I think maybe since there is no other class available.

Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Hancock on February 25, 2014, 06:34:24 pm
Is there anyway I can park in Monash that doesn't require a permit? I'm going to be going in on Monday with my own car, and carpooling on Wednesday with a mate, so I don't really want to fork out $187 for one day per week.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on February 25, 2014, 07:30:20 pm
Is there anyway I can park in Monash that doesn't require a permit? I'm going to be going in on Monday with my own car, and carpooling on Wednesday with a mate, so I don't really want to fork out $187 for one day per week.

There's free parking up the back, you usually have to get in early though.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: NothAU on February 25, 2014, 07:44:52 pm
Isn't there ticketed day parking up the front also?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Dallas45 on February 25, 2014, 08:55:02 pm
Isn't there ticketed day parking up the front also?
Yeh there is hourly parking next to the permit zone (next to the bus loop) as well as daily parking between there and the multi level car park at the Wellington rd entrance.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Auran on February 25, 2014, 09:07:43 pm
Hey guys, I was wondering what are your opinions on going to orientation. I just left after getting the free lunch (highlight of the orientation) today since it was quite boring. Looking at the schedule for tomorrow (which is just talking about study skills and unit guides), it doesn't look that much better. Is it wise of me to just go for the sole purpose of making friends? Or would it be better to wait till uni officially start?

Also from the previous posts, as the lecturer for ACC1000 doesn't records the lecture, would it be wise to turn up to it or can I just learn from the textbook? Thanks a lot.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Reckoner on February 25, 2014, 09:20:26 pm
Also from the previous posts, as the lecturer for ACC1000 doesn't records the lecture, would it be wise to turn up to it or can I just learn from the textbook? Thanks a lot.
Wise to turn up, at least for the first the first few lectures and then see where you're at. The course moves pretty quickly, and learning purely from the textbook and lecture slides isn't very easy for accounting imo. If you did Accounting in VCE, you might be able to get away with missing the first 5/6 weeks. However I highly recommend going - it's a pretty difficult unit.   
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Auran on February 25, 2014, 09:52:51 pm
If you did Accounting in VCE, you might be able to get away with missing the first 5/6 weeks. However I highly recommend going - it's a pretty difficult unit.   

Nope I didn't do accounting in VCE, mainly maths and science. Guess I should turn up to the lectures then... Also doesn't that just make it painful for us during revision time for exams/tests if we don't have access to the recording? Or does it not matter at that point?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Reckoner on February 25, 2014, 10:04:11 pm
Nope I didn't do accounting in VCE, mainly maths and science. Guess I should turn up to the lectures then... Also doesn't that just make it painful for us during revision time for exams/tests if we don't have access to the recording? Or does it not matter at that point?

All down to the individual really. I don't tend to re-watch lectures for any unit for revision, while others find it helpful. For ACC1000 specifically, the tute question, lecture slides and past exams are your best source of revision imo.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Spammingb on February 25, 2014, 10:45:29 pm
I wasn't allocated into any lecture stream for ECC1000 because part 1 of both streams clashed with the auto allocated workshop for MTH1035. Allocate+ won't let me pick the 8 am stream that's left because part 1 clashes. I'm down for watching part 1 online but can I just rock up for part 2 of the lecture even though I'm not timetabled for it?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Rohmer on February 25, 2014, 11:04:44 pm
but can I just rock up for part 2 of the lecture even though I'm not timetabled for it?

Yeah, you can do that, it's very unlikely that it will be full. For the first week it will probably be close to full, but after that numbers will drop quite a bit as the semester goes on). Generally it's ok to show up to a lecture you aren't allocated to, people do it often and most lecturers wouldn't care if you were there anyway...the exception is where the class is really small i.e. lecturer will know you aren't supposed to be there.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Spider on February 25, 2014, 11:28:41 pm
After waiting around for a few hours and refreshing ever couple of minutes or so I was able to finally change some classes around and fixed my issues.

(http://i.imgur.com/AanqNv8.png)

Thoughts? Is that many back to backs an issue or will I be fine? Pretty keen to have the Monday and Friday if so.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on February 25, 2014, 11:41:06 pm
After waiting around for a few hours and refreshing ever couple of minutes or so I was able to finally change some classes around and fixed my issues.

(http://i.imgur.com/AanqNv8.png)

Thoughts? Is that many back to backs an issue or will I be fine? Pretty keen to have the Monday and Friday if so.

Looks pretty good to me, but:

- I hope you can find something to do in that 2.5 hour break on Tuesdays!

- you're going to need to sprint between tutes on Thursdays, because they usually start and finish on the hour. Avoid the Menzies lifts, and take the stairs to get to your tutes quicker.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on February 26, 2014, 12:10:26 am
Hey guys, I was wondering what are your opinions on going to orientation. I just left after getting the free lunch (highlight of the orientation) today since it was quite boring. Looking at the schedule for tomorrow (which is just talking about study skills and unit guides), it doesn't look that much better. Is it wise of me to just go for the sole purpose of making friends? Or would it be better to wait till uni officially start?

Also from the previous posts, as the lecturer for ACC1000 doesn't records the lecture, would it be wise to turn up to it or can I just learn from the textbook? Thanks a lot.

I wouldn't go for just making friends, during semester is just fine for that. Don't forget to check out our Jaffy thread (for all you newbies) and the counter-faculty handbook as well.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Hancock on February 27, 2014, 12:23:55 am
Does Monash have a textbook exchange site on Facebook? I'm trying to get my hands rid of a Physics book I used, which apparently Monash student's use in Physics 1 and 2 also.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on February 27, 2014, 12:25:00 am
Does Monash have a textbook exchange site on Facebook? I'm trying to get my hands rid of a Physics book I used, which apparently Monash student's use in Physics 1 and 2 also.

http://www.facebook.com/groups/368676606563270/
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: PhishPhillets on February 27, 2014, 12:25:31 am
A bit late, but here's my timetable!
lol Thursdays.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on February 27, 2014, 12:27:08 am
A bit late, but here's my timetable!
lol Thursdays.

HAHA Thursdays Sem 1 last year were killer too, I had 6 straight hours of lectures from an 8am start...
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: m.Chemia on February 27, 2014, 07:42:18 am
Hey guys. So, Real Analysis can be taken as MTH2140 or MTH3140. And I'm just wondering, is there a rule such that a third year can only take it as a third year unit? (I'm thinking of doing it next year.)
Many thanks.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: bobbyz0r on February 27, 2014, 10:22:56 am
According to Monash:
"In addition to specific unit prerequisites, second -year level units require the successful completion of three first-year level units and third-year level units require the successful completion of two second-year level units."

Hope that helps.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: m.Chemia on February 27, 2014, 12:42:29 pm
According to Monash:
"In addition to specific unit prerequisites, second -year level units require the successful completion of three first-year level units and third-year level units require the successful completion of two second-year level units."

Hope that helps.

Hmmm, the thing is, I've done 2 second-year units last year and I'm doing 5 third-year and 3 second-year units this year and 7 third-year units next year, not including MTH2140/3140, which means I don't have enough second-year units (6 is required). So I NEED to take Real Analysis as a second-year unit and I'm worrying there may be a rule doesn't allow me to do so.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on February 27, 2014, 03:23:34 pm
Hmmm, the thing is, I've done 2 second-year units last year and I'm doing 5 third-year and 3 second-year units this year and 7 third-year units next year, not including MTH2140/3140, which means I don't have enough second-year units (6 is required). So I NEED to take Real Analysis as a second-year unit and I'm worrying there may be a rule doesn't allow me to do so.

Have you talked to the uni coordinator for Real Analysis about this? If you explain your situation to them, they have the capacity to make an exception to any existing rule that might preclude you from taking this unit :)

Generally, staff are sympathetic to the issues students have, so you'll probably be fine!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: m.Chemia on February 28, 2014, 08:15:48 am
Have you talked to the uni coordinator for Real Analysis about this? If you explain your situation to them, they have the capacity to make an exception to any existing rule that might preclude you from taking this unit :)

Generally, staff are sympathetic to the issues students have, so you'll probably be fine!

Thank you very much. I haven't talked to the unit coordinator but I will do it at the end of next semester; it's next year anyway. Hopefully it'll be fine.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on February 28, 2014, 02:57:23 pm
Today is the last day to add off campus unit's if you guys are so inclined!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Dallas45 on February 28, 2014, 04:49:45 pm
With the email notifying us of more NTEU strikes starting Tuesday, does anyone know of an entrance they usually don't picket??

Cheers
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on February 28, 2014, 05:10:31 pm
With the email notifying us of more NTEU strikes starting Tuesday, does anyone know of an entrance they usually don't picket??

Cheers

Could you possibly enter near Halls off Normanby Rd, then drive around to whatever carpark?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Dallas45 on February 28, 2014, 05:14:47 pm
Could you possibly enter near Halls off Normanby Rd, then drive around to whatever carpark?

Yeah that's what I was thinking would be the best choice since the other ends of the ring road are blocked.

Thanks for the heads up.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on February 28, 2014, 05:25:40 pm
You're welcome!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: tae on February 28, 2014, 06:22:32 pm
Today is the last day to add off campus unit's if you guys are so inclined!

Is there a specific time to do this by..?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: NothAU on March 01, 2014, 05:01:06 pm
A mate of mine in the same hall just found out he's going to be demonstrating for PHS1011's tuesday morning labs, and wants me to swap into it. I've got nothing else on that time, and it's available to pick, should I do it?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: hermish on March 01, 2014, 06:18:15 pm
Anyone know whether results from the summer semester would be released early? Instead of Monday March 3rd noon?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on March 01, 2014, 07:15:51 pm
Just wanted to clarify re: NTEU picketing, ALL classes will be cancelled right?
I know law will be (for sure), not sure about other faculties.

I doubt other faculties will be heavily affected - I know that last time there was no interruption whatsoever to Science or MNHS. The staff contributing to the picket appear to be almost singularly derived from Arts and Law.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: NothAU on March 01, 2014, 07:34:55 pm
I got an email from Geosciences saying ESC1011's tuesday morning lab would be cancelled because of it
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: jeanweasley on March 01, 2014, 08:40:10 pm
Can anyone who has done Psych tell me if it's okay to have a consultation before a lectorial? Will it matter much?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on March 02, 2014, 09:13:14 am
Wrote up this blog-ish post on another forum and it's been getting some attention on fb so I thought I might share it here, probably a more serious side of me that most people don't see here http://www.medstudentsonline.com.au/blogs/life-of-pi/my-introduction-clinical-years-699/

Best of luck with uni tomorrow everyone :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: zobair on March 02, 2014, 01:04:59 pm
does anyone know what a support class is ?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on March 02, 2014, 01:06:03 pm
does anyone know what a support class is ?

For maths units they're basically a tute. Come in, down the set questions and get a bit of help if needed. Sometimes you might have tests or midsems set in these classes but you're told beforehand about them.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: teletubbies_95 on March 02, 2014, 05:03:14 pm
Gooood luck for tomorrow guys (particularly  jaffies) ! :) Yay! First day of uni! :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on March 02, 2014, 09:16:11 pm
I hope all the JMSS graduates have all of their classes finishing at 3pm and are forced to catch the 601 with their brethren. JUSTICE.



(Just kidding JMSS kids, pls relax)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: NothAU on March 02, 2014, 10:27:37 pm
I swear I'm the only one from my tafe class that's not freaking out about classes starting tomorrow...

Can I be a cynical first year, and hate on jaffies like everyone else?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on March 02, 2014, 10:50:16 pm
I swear I'm the only one from my tafe class that's not freaking out about classes starting tomorrow...

Can I be a cynical first year, and hate on jaffies like everyone else?

(http://ridiculouslyefficient.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/31220121.jpg)

Everyone serves their Jaffy time, no exceptions.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on March 02, 2014, 11:08:45 pm
If we were to do a meet up on campus (in particular for the jaffys) how many people would be interested in coming? / have any ideas what we could do?

Is there a specific time to do this by..?

Bit late and obviously useless to respond now but i did mine at 11pm and was fine. If you still want to, you might have a chance if you contact the faculty immediately.

Just wanted to clarify re: NTEU picketing, ALL classes will be cancelled right?
I know law will be (for sure), not sure about other faculties.

Along with what Alondouek said, i had no disruptions at all (zero!). I think its limited (could be wrong) to later year units too. It'd be pretty confusing to the jaffys if they messed with their classes  :P .

Can anyone who has done Psych tell me if it's okay to have a consultation before a lectorial? Will it matter much?

Should be fine, the tutor isn't stupid and they should take all that into consideration. You can always email etc with your questions too.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on March 03, 2014, 05:49:27 pm
My anatomy lecturer had an absolute gem today, I'm still giggling intermittently. On evolution:

"Physicists give us biologists shit for not being a 'real science', and we give paleontologists shit for not being real biologists. But we can turn around to those physicists and say 'haha! We have a unifying theory and you don't, so suck that!'"

<3 biomed
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on March 03, 2014, 06:04:45 pm
2 assignments in the first day...I can't really wait to see what this semester has to offer :D :D 
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Spider on March 03, 2014, 06:34:45 pm
The way my transport works out I'll be getting to uni pretty early - around 7.30 so 90 minutes before my first class starts.

Just a few questions.

- Will there be cafes and such open at this time?
- Where's the best place to get breakfast/coffee?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on March 04, 2014, 09:15:03 am
The way my transport works out I'll be getting to uni pretty early - around 7.30 so 90 minutes before my first class starts.

Just a few questions.

- Will there be cafes and such open at this time?
- Where's the best place to get breakfast/coffee?

The Den (under the Matheson) makes nice coffee, Artichoke and Whitebait in the campus centre is quite good as well
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Fyrefly on March 04, 2014, 06:52:07 pm
The Den (under the Matheson) makes nice coffee, Artichoke and Whitebait in the campus centre is quite good as well

Yeah, these seem to be the most popular.

For people who don't drink coffee: The Den makes good hot chocolate; Artichoke and Whitebait makes good chai latte.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on March 04, 2014, 06:54:06 pm
What the hell is a "chai latte" ? Today was alright. Had a professor call it "noodle" instead of "moodle" a few times, i think they were new. Found a lab group much easier than i expected but it's two days in and i've already skipped all my lectures. Not a good precedent.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Fyrefly on March 04, 2014, 06:59:43 pm
What the hell is a "chai latte" ? Today was alright. Had a professor call it "noodle" instead of "moodle" a few times, i think they were new. Found a lab group much easier than i expected but it's two days in and i've already skipped all my lectures. Not a good precedent.

So... same as all the other semesters, then? ;) :P

You only drink green tea, so don't meddle in matters that don't concern you. Stick to your leaf juice.
Love from a fellow green tea drinker.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on March 04, 2014, 07:06:55 pm
So... same as all the other semesters, then? ;) :P

You only drink green tea, so don't meddle in matters that don't concern you. Stick to your leaf juice.
Love from a fellow green tea drinker.

That was so offensive that i almost spat out my tea (which i was actually drinking while i was reading this post...).

" Chai is a spiced black tea. So its basically a spiced tea with the steamed milk. They are very yummy. It does contain caffeine and is sweetened but it still contains some of the healthy qualities of tea. If you were to get it with skim milk it would make it better. They are super yummy, though! "

It's not even coffee! What a lie! I wish they sold hot green tea on campus, i'm strongly tempted to bring my own pot and ketle.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on March 04, 2014, 08:28:58 pm
It's not even coffee! What a lie! I wish they sold hot green tea on campus, i'm strongly tempted to bring my own pot and ketle.

Start up your own shop. Like that little portable shop that sets up camp outside the Hungtingdale bus stop
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on March 04, 2014, 08:40:58 pm
It's been almost 4 years since I came to Australia...and I haven't found a càfe that sells good quality tea(black tea in particular) yet. if someone comes from overseas I always order black tea hahaha :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on March 04, 2014, 09:23:32 pm
Just got confirmation today that the one remaining timetable change I wanted came through. My timetable has gone from being pretty fucking poor to mindblowingly sexy in comparison. I can barely contain myself! Could've had Tuesdays off by leaving my BMS2011 lab on Thursday arvo but ALON DON'T DO 9-5.

Keep in mind that Gap+Lecture = Ain't nobody got time fo dat.

(http://i.imgur.com/vVnwmjz.png?1)

mmm yeah that's a good timetable
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on March 05, 2014, 07:07:04 pm
was at uni for 2 hours today, and did my best to glare at anyone who looked remotely enthused about their education

What the hell is a "chai latte" ?

it is a liquid donut
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Hancock on March 05, 2014, 08:17:26 pm
Oh my god, lecturer for MAE3404 using a mirror reflector thing with lecture notes on clear sheets so he doesn't have to record his lecture. #hightech

Like seriously, wut.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on March 05, 2014, 08:33:15 pm
a mirror reflector thing with lecture notes on clear sheets

You mean a projector? :P

I mean seriously, none of my friends in engineering refer to things by their actual names. Everything is either a "thing" or "stuff"
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on March 05, 2014, 08:40:23 pm
Transparencies?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on March 05, 2014, 08:47:11 pm
Lets play the "most unread emails in my uni inbox" game... I have 766 unread emails...
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on March 05, 2014, 08:52:19 pm
Lets play the "most unread emails in my uni inbox" game... I have 766 unread emails...

What about the "most days late to hand in an assignment" game? :P

(http://content.screencast.com/users/pi3142/folders/Jing/media/4162484f-f54c-404a-808a-8baac9e4faf7/2014-03-05_2051.png)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on March 05, 2014, 08:52:32 pm
Lets play the "most unread emails in my uni inbox" game... I have 766 unread emails...
I have 6826 unread emails...yeah hotmail sucks :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on March 05, 2014, 08:54:56 pm
Lets play the "most unread emails in my uni inbox" game... I have 766 unread emails...

(http://i.imgur.com/tI6GMJw.png)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on March 05, 2014, 08:55:19 pm
What about the "most days late to hand in an assignment" game? :P

(http://content.screencast.com/users/pi3142/folders/Jing/media/4162484f-f54c-404a-808a-8baac9e4faf7/2014-03-05_2051.png)
How have you not been discontinued from your course?

I have 6826 unread emails...yeah hotmail sucks :P
Hotmail is cheating!!!!!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on March 05, 2014, 08:56:26 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/tI6GMJw.png)
Holy shit dude you use the ugly green colour scheme? #defaultmasterrace
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on March 05, 2014, 08:59:25 pm
I misread your question..So you mean our uni inbox :) Then I have zero unread email :P I carefully read every mail :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on March 05, 2014, 09:29:30 pm
Has anyone at Monash done UROP? I'm interested but I have like a billion other commitments - is it decent to manage on top of other things e.g. classes, extra-curricular stuff etc.?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on March 05, 2014, 09:31:45 pm
Holy shit dude you use the ugly green colour scheme? #defaultmasterrace

Green is actually the biology (i think) back when they named themes. Didn't manage to get my falafel today (got out too late) but i did join the union again. My ID is useless because i look so different! I'm also now in the Buddhist society apparently.. I cant wait until the number of people dies off, its way more crowded than i'm use to. I know i keep whoring it but anyone want to join (or try) the kendo club? I might go back again next week (monday night).
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on March 06, 2014, 02:58:45 am
Have class at 9am tomorrow gotta get up at 7am... DON'T EVEN GIVE A FUCK THE CRICKET WAS FUCKING AMAZING
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on March 06, 2014, 05:46:34 pm
Anatomy is hard, they're making me draw stuff and that's something I can't do lol

Here's a picture of a dead cat that I spent like 4 hours drawing:

(http://i.imgur.com/6iSVmBW.jpg)

Any 2nd year and beyond med students feel like sending me any anatomy notes they might have lying around?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on March 06, 2014, 06:34:09 pm
I didn't wake up at 7am and missed my clas #stillnoregretscricketwasamazing



^^^and that cat is pretty good alondouek... you jerk... "can't draw"
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on March 06, 2014, 06:35:00 pm
So let me tell you what happened in our extra physics tutorial session.
-Prof: So today I'm going to solve similar questions to the assignment question. Points out the wall where the assignment questions are projected.
-Student: Sir, are those the answers???
-Prof: Oh shii..runs to the computer, quickly turns the screen off.
-Prof: Thanks for your honesty...
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on March 06, 2014, 07:08:10 pm
I didn't wake up at 7am and missed my clas #stillnoregretscricketwasamazing

May or may not have wallowed in the misery of a South African schoolfriend today, it was glorious.

^^^and that cat is pretty good alondouek... you jerk... "can't draw"

haha thanks, but that was with going nearly 4 hours over the allotted time. To give you a better idea of what my drawing is actually like (i.e. shitty), here's a crocodile that I was supposed to be able to draw in the 10 minutes we have to sketch a specimen:

(http://i.imgur.com/8TVA6gY.jpg)

So let me tell you what happened in our extra physics tutorial session.
-Prof: So today I'm going to solve similar questions to the assignment question. Points out the wall where the assignment questions are projected.
-Student: Sir, are those the answers???
-Prof: Oh shii..runs to the computer, quickly turns the screen off.
-Prof: Thanks for your honesty...

Would've been an interesting reverse exercise - "you have the answer, now make an question that both gets the answer and demonstrates the physical principles relevant to the topic at hand".

EDIT: 1000th reply what what!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on March 06, 2014, 08:20:59 pm
So let me tell you what happened in our extra physics tutorial session.
-Prof: So today I'm going to solve similar questions to the assignment question. Points out the wall where the assignment questions are projected.
-Student: Sir, are those the answers???
-Prof: Oh shii..runs to the computer, quickly turns the screen off.
-Prof: Thanks for your honesty...

Well shit, I forgot to go to that today....

How much did he actually go through? (also how many people actually turned up?)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on March 06, 2014, 09:12:47 pm
Well shit, I forgot to go to that today....

How much did he actually go through? (also how many people actually turned up?)
It was pretty crowded :) Morgan showed some properties of complex numbers first(*conjugate* etc...)One of the properties is actually very crucial to solve the first question :D Then he went through normal distribution and stuff... If you have solved the first question, you havent missed on much...If you haven't..I've already given you the clue :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on March 06, 2014, 09:23:22 pm
It was pretty crowded :) Morgan showed some properties of complex numbers first(*conjugate* etc...)One of the properties is actually very crucial to solve the first question :D Then he went through normal distribution and stuff... If you have solved the first question, you havent missed on much...If you haven't..I've already given you the clue :)
Thanks.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on March 06, 2014, 09:39:11 pm
Yesterday I saw Polonomial in the distance and stared at him creepily. This counts as my Monash AN meetup
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on March 06, 2014, 09:54:33 pm
Yesterday I saw Polonomial in the distance and stared at him creepily. This counts as my Monash AN meetup

can't tell if keen sense for redheads or keen sense for Law newbies
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on March 06, 2014, 10:55:25 pm
Whenever I see someone from AN at uni I write on their facebook wall telling them something I liked about their outfit..... I'm creepy.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on March 06, 2014, 10:56:47 pm
Whenever I see someone from AN at uni I write on their facebook wall telling them something I liked about their outfit..... I'm creepy.

...so you never like anything about my outfit? D;
Speaking of which, I haven't seen you in a math lecture yet...this guy.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on March 06, 2014, 11:11:28 pm
haha I dropped PDEs! now I'm only doing 3 maths subjects!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ShortBlackChick on March 06, 2014, 11:15:10 pm
Whenever I see someone from AN at uni I write on their facebook wall telling them something I liked about their outfit..... I'm creepy.

You have never said anything about any of my outfits either :(

I cant remember when I saw disa especially because I was talking to someone else, but I liked the shirt you were wearing. Didnt match the beard though. Not the Black and white shirt, the blue boxes.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Zenrer on March 06, 2014, 11:27:53 pm
Done 1 chem lab and already worked out that nobody likes to talk/contribute :(
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Phy124 on March 06, 2014, 11:31:56 pm
Whenever I see someone from AN at uni I write on their facebook wall telling them something I liked about their outfit..... I'm creepy.
Can confirm.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: NothAU on March 06, 2014, 11:45:12 pm
I never get creepy facebook messages :/
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on March 06, 2014, 11:47:56 pm
I can send you creepy reddit messages if you want NothAU (I SAW YOUR POST ON /R/KSP)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: NothAU on March 06, 2014, 11:59:24 pm
I can send you creepy reddit messages if you want NothAU (I SAW YOUR POST ON /R/KSP)

I'll hold you to that
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on March 07, 2014, 12:10:50 am
Done 1 chem lab and already worked out that nobody likes to talk/contribute :(

Give it time, people take awhile to open up.

I also never get creepy messages, what kind of shitty stalker are you? You're not getting that big promotion if you keep acting like this.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on March 07, 2014, 12:17:01 am
haha I dropped PDEs! now I'm only doing 3 maths subjects!
Is it because that unit is hard? Some advices for the future students? I was thinking of doing that unit next year.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on March 07, 2014, 12:23:17 am
Is it because that unit is hard? Some advices for the future students? I was thinking of doing that unit next year.
No I dropped it before the first lecture for personal reasons. But I've heard its one of the more difficult subjects
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on March 07, 2014, 09:47:55 am
I also never get creepy messages

I like your face ;o)

can't tell if keen sense for redheads or keen sense for Law newbies

there was literally the one redhead in the entire crowded law basement, stood out like a beacon. a giant, red beacon
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Chazef on March 07, 2014, 12:30:51 pm
I just shifted my 1050 lab slot to thursday 1pm because allocate+ said that I could. I asked the unit's lab coordinator if he could switch me and when I mentioned allocate he said 'I don't care about that I'll just see if there's space for you' and there was so he put me in a group for thursday. BUT went back on allocate and that slot is now full and I never actually changed my timetable on allocate so I'm still on the system as doing the lab on fridays. Do I need to talk to anybody about this or can I just trust the lab coordinator that it's all good?

edit: dw the timetable slot just opened up and I got it
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on March 07, 2014, 05:11:39 pm
I'll hold you to that
You actually called my bluff because I'd have to reveal my reddit account to do so
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on March 09, 2014, 04:41:07 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/kp8ZJWK.png)

lmfao
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on March 12, 2014, 12:15:57 am
Just a reminder to everyone that FRIDAY is the last day to add on campus units for semester 1 (off campus shut awhile back). You can drop subjects much later into semester but you won't be able to replace them with anything. Consider all your options before it shuts! I know i will.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on March 13, 2014, 06:53:35 pm
Hey all! Those of you who have been using the Caulfield-Clayton/Clayton-Caulfield shuttlebus these past couple of weeks would know how absolutely packed these buses are: Not only is it impacting on people who miss classes because the buses are over capacity, but it also has potential safety issues associated.

The inter-campus shuttlebus service is funded by the SSAF, and some of us think that more SSAF funding should be allocated to services like these over-packed shuttlebuses, instead of other things like the night-time "fairy lights" at Caulfield campus, or excessive and unneeded signage for expensive and space-consuming ventures at Clayton.

Please consider signing this petition to introduce more buses between Caulfield and Clayton: http://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/monash-university-monash-uni-should-provide-additional-caulfield-clayton-bus-services-during-peak-hour?utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=share_facebook_mobile&recruiter=19939903

:)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on March 13, 2014, 10:57:58 pm
There seems to be massive lines at the 601 bus too. After I entered the line, I had to wait for the third bus...and there was still a line to fit probably 2 more buses... :O
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: zhenzhenzhen on March 14, 2014, 12:16:34 pm
Should clear up once the first years get bored of lectures. :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Kanon on March 14, 2014, 02:14:11 pm
Might not haha - didn't they increase the enrolments for a lot of courses?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: rchung on March 15, 2014, 12:49:35 am
What do you guys do with books you can't sell (cause they're not the same edition and stuff)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: datfatcat on March 15, 2014, 09:13:37 pm
What do you guys do with books you can't sell (cause they're not the same edition and stuff)

1. Keep the books
2. Continue selling the books
3. Give them away for free
4. Throw them in the bin
5. Set them on fire

Spoiler
P.S Have you tried Monash SellYourSpace?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on March 15, 2014, 09:43:58 pm
What do you guys do with books you can't sell (cause they're not the same edition and stuff)
Use them as a desktop stand or expensive paperweights :P (...although I'm actually being serious)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Daenerys Targaryen on March 17, 2014, 07:57:18 pm
What movies does the cinema screen?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on March 17, 2014, 08:17:04 pm
I was about to punch the computer at physics labs today...So after a tedious work of excel around 1 hour, the computer was frozen and the demonstrator was like "use another computer" Are you kidding me? Then the computer became functional again so I was able to print my graphs out...
Moral of the story: Save your work every 5 mins :D
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: rchung on March 17, 2014, 09:33:19 pm
1. Keep the books
2. Continue selling the books
3. Give them away for free
4. Throw them in the bin
5. Set them on fire

Spoiler
P.S Have you tried Monash SellYourSpace?

yeah and marketplace and all haha. might consider option no 5.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on March 18, 2014, 01:16:34 am
What do you guys do with books you can't sell (cause they're not the same edition and stuff)

Often changes between additions are minor, you still might be able to get rid of it, particularly if you reduce the price. Otherwise just keep it and slowly construct a library or you could donate it/give it away, i'm sure someone would take it.

I was about to punch the computer at physics labs today...So after a tedious work of excel around 1 hour, the computer was frozen and the demonstrator was like "use another computer" Are you kidding me? Then the computer became functional again so I was able to print my graphs out...
Moral of the story: Save your work every 5 mins :D

I've developed a compulsive habbit to hit ctrl +s after all these years at uni. It's gotten to the point where i just do it automatically and unconsciously. You can also tweak the word/excel settings to change how often it autosaves, highly recommended. I set mine to the lowest it would go (so, saves very very often).
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Kuchiki on March 18, 2014, 06:49:02 am
What movies does the cinema screen?

It's not a commercial cinema, so it just depends who's using it at the time. Sometimes it's used for classes (e.g. film/TV studies), sometimes clubs hire it out (e.g. the anime club screens anime there every Wednesday afternoon), or sometimes outside parties hold presentations/events there.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on March 19, 2014, 10:35:04 pm
hehehe page 69

edit: aw :(
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on March 19, 2014, 10:55:35 pm
hehehe page 69

edit: aw :(

that was magnificently (poorly? well?) timed, I chuckled.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: achre on March 20, 2014, 11:21:50 am
Best way to kill an hour at monash if you have
- no money
- no books
- no laptop
- 20% charge on your phone
?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Ronw2233 on March 20, 2014, 11:32:23 am
Best way to kill an hour at monash if you have
- no money
- no books
- no laptop
- 20% charge on your phone
?

Eat some food hahaha
(slowly if it helps)

There are computers at the library and campus centre if you are desperate for wifi. Powerpoints are near these areas too if you have your charger. ...actually powerpoints are everywhere lol
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on March 21, 2014, 09:07:20 pm
Best way to kill an hour at monash if you have
- no money
- no books
- no laptop
- 20% charge on your phone
?

The tech lounge under the campus center has a few xboxes i think. In the basement under the campus center (took me years to find it too), there is a few pool tables, you must pay to play though, maybe bring a friend.

John Medly library (right near wholefoods) as a selection of fiction books and magazines which may interest you, i'm not sure if its only available to those in the union or all students, worth looking into. There is also the Monash Manga Library if you like comics and/or Japanese stuff but it may be all in Japanese (not 100%).

You could also just find a spare computer, play games, watch a movie, go on facebook, catch up on work, etc. It's fine but if its like 2pm and people are struggling to find a computer to work on, it's a bit of an arsehole move to keep one to yourself to watch a movie, so, just be considerate of that fact. As it gets earlier or later though and there are heaps of spares, no reason why you couldn't do those things.

Being your fourth week, i bet you dont even know where these places are. So, finding them and checking them shout should kill at least a little time!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on March 22, 2014, 08:05:26 pm
Aren't there charging spots in campus centre? There's one upstairs in the Airport Lounge.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: achre on March 23, 2014, 01:59:47 am
There absolutely are charging spots, the trouble being that they don't seem to want to work for me.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Kanon on March 26, 2014, 02:20:49 pm
Quote
Monash Student Association (MSA)

The MSA has just been informed that due to the success of last year's library trial, the Matheson will be open after-hours until 2am for the exam period and SWOTVAC in future years.

This is a win for students, but to pressure the University to move to 24-hour libraries, sign the petition here: http://monashstudentassociation.com/Communities/Library-Hours-Survey.aspx
- https://www.facebook.com/msa.clayton/posts/10152141315418999?notif_t=notify_me

This is awesome! But how packed do the libraries get during SWOTVAC?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: IndefatigableLover on March 26, 2014, 07:58:42 pm
- https://www.facebook.com/msa.clayton/posts/10152141315418999?notif_t=notify_me

This is awesome! But how packed do the libraries get during SWOTVAC?
Don't know when you guys have SWOTVAC but if it's somewhere near where VCE kids are having their exam as well then on November last year our school told us:
Quote
Due to the excessive demands being placed on Monash University libraries by students studying for VCE exams, No secondary students are allowed to study in these libraries at Clayton, Caulfield and Berwick in November 2013 UNLESS you are a student of JMSS or Nossal.
so I'd say they're packed but that's just from Mathesons from what I've experienced... (and I know how much you guys dislike VCE kids especially JMSS ones take up library/bus space so let's just leave the rant there :P)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on March 27, 2014, 10:42:37 am
How packed they are honestly varies with the time of day and how far into the exam period you are. If it's near the end of the period (or day), it's usually much more empty.

That said, i am doubtful how packed they'll be at 2am... PT would have stopped by then, so would have the will of most people to drive. So, you'll only (mostly) get people who live on or near campus, which really is a finite number.

I know Caufield actually started checking I.D's last year at the door because it got so bad (highschool students, people bringing their friends who aren't monash, randoms, etc).
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on March 28, 2014, 03:58:53 pm
Went to apply for UROP, but

>Application only open from 10 March to 25 March. Doesn't matter, because:
>"Students who are currently in the first year of their course (or 2nd year of a double degree) or will complete undergraduate coursework at the end of this semester are not eligible to apply."

(http://img.pandawhale.com/post-10450-This-is-some-BULLSHIT-man-gif-devO.gif)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: hobbitle on March 28, 2014, 05:07:28 pm

Went to apply for UROP, but

>Application only open from 10 March to 25 March. Doesn't matter, because:
>"Students who are currently in the first year of their course (or 2nd year of a double degree) or will complete undergraduate coursework at the end of this semester are not eligible to apply."

(http://img.pandawhale.com/post-10450-This-is-some-BULLSHIT-man-gif-devO.gif)

LOL man... You can't have wanted it that bad then if you didn't know that stuff. I've had those dates and requirements in my diary since the first week of first year :-P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on March 28, 2014, 05:13:17 pm
LOL man... You can't have wanted it that bad then if you didn't know that stuff. I've had those dates and requirements in my diary since the first week of first year :-P

Ouch, no sympathy? :P I actually only found out that Monash is active as part of UROP today when I spoke to ARMI to see if they had anything open for undergrads. Bit miffed to be honest, would really like to get some lab experience!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: CH3ezEC4KE on March 28, 2014, 05:49:04 pm
Is there any sport facilities at monash berwick? I  got accepted into the monash elite athlete friendly university program and am studying at caulfield, however I live way closer to berwick, thanks.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: rchung on March 30, 2014, 03:56:13 pm
What do you do... if you have a mid sem coming up and you don't know what your tutors name is LOL
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on March 30, 2014, 04:06:26 pm
What do you do... if you have a mid sem coming up and you don't know what your tutors name is LOL

Probably email the lecturer and ask them, they should have a master-list
Alternatively...ask your tutor for his/her name or email :o
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Hancock on April 01, 2014, 06:33:43 pm
Is anybody else's MULO down?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: vashappenin on April 01, 2014, 07:05:29 pm
Yes!! I've been trying for a while now :S
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: fridge on April 02, 2014, 09:35:43 am
Hey everyone, I'm planning to start tutoring and it would be convenient for me to use the monash libraries for it. However, I'm aware that they can get busy and people get annoyed when non-uni students use them. I'm also aware that my talking could be disruptive to those nearby. So would it be appropriate for me to use them for tutoring or should I find somewhere else. Are there more isolated areas in the libraries that I could use?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on April 02, 2014, 12:37:55 pm
Hey everyone, I'm planning to start tutoring and it would be convenient for me to use the monash libraries for it. However, I'm aware that they can get busy and people get annoyed when non-uni students use them. I'm also aware that my talking could be disruptive to those nearby. So would it be appropriate for me to use them for tutoring or should I find somewhere else. Are there more isolated areas in the libraries that I could use?

You've got pretty much no chance of finding a quiet space in Hargrave-Andrews or Law, unless you book a tute room in Law for a time (not sure of the procedure required for this, but I know it can be done). Matheson is rather huge and although I haven't spent much time there, I do recall that there are several small 'private study' rooms scatters around the place.

But yeah, it would definitely be easiest to try to book a small tute room (maybe in Menzies?) so you don't get disturbed :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on April 02, 2014, 12:44:44 pm
The Menzies basement tends to be a bit quieter in my experience
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on April 02, 2014, 08:29:16 pm
Don't know how long its been open for but a lot of the fencing near South 1 is gone. It's nice to have all that wide open space. It does look quite nice, simplistic but nice, i particularly like the wide path.

All the construction near the law building is gone too, they seemed to have added an extra lawn and chairs (?) or maybe they were always there. Hard avoiding SA near the matheson though.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on April 02, 2014, 09:12:33 pm
Don't know how long its been open for but a lot of the fencing near South 1 is gone. It's nice to have all that wide open space. It does look quite nice, simplistic but nice, i particularly like the wide path.

All the construction near the law building is gone too, they seemed to have added an extra lawn and chairs (?) or maybe they were always there. Hard avoiding SA near the matheson though.

It's good to take stock of all the stuff that's (slightly inconveniently) happening around campus in terms of construction:

Things I like:

I like what the university is trying to do which is to open up the area South 1 area and make the walkway a lot more direct. I'm sure you remember the South 1 entrance and the path past menzies last year before all the construction began - it was really dim and quite constricted space-wise. Now there's a lot more access to natural light in that area, the walkway is wider and less congested. If you've had a look at the Monash Masterplan for Clayton (11mb PDF warning!), then you'll see what they're trying to do with respect to expanding the campus, making it more pedestrian-centric and (seemingly) looking to eventually get rid of some of the older buildings (like campus centre, which in my opinion is by far the most architecturally and aesthetically horrifying building on campus).

Having poked around the New Horizons, and looking at the shell of the GCF, I'm liking the direction that the university is taking architecturally, definitely a far cry from monstrosities such as Menzies, Maths and Geosciences, Campus Centre and Medicine.

Things I don't like:

- All this construction and none of it for the Medicine building? Building 13 is huge, ugly, sterile-looking, bland, utterly chaotic and hard to orient oneself in. If ever there were a building that needed to be demolished and rebuilt in a far better design (other than Menzies and Campus Centre), it would be that one.

- The SA, but you can't really tackle that architecturally :P

Are they still setting up their weekly stall outside Matheson, in direct contravention of university rulings?
I'd really like it if someone went all  (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ on their stall.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on April 02, 2014, 10:12:55 pm
The Menzies and the CC are my two favourite buildings :(. I like the CC, it's not nice or good to have -everything- rich and dazzling.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on April 02, 2014, 10:39:47 pm
The Menzies and the CC are my two favourite buildings :(. I like the CC, it's not nice or good to have -everything- rich and dazzling.

Can't agree, sorry :P

just look at the CC from the Menzies lawn. Its shape is all off, it's colour is terrible (that awful dirt/sand render with the snot-green wall pylons? Eugh) and the smells it exudes over the Menzies lawn are downright nauseating. Honestly, how could anyone think that having fast-food fryer exhaust vents emptying out onto a major walkway at waist height would be a good idea?  ???

If I had to pick what I thought was the best mix of features on campus, it would be that area at the end of the Menzies lawn where the side of Robert Blackwood, Law and Matheson tie into each other perfectly. Looks very university-esque compared to CC.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on April 02, 2014, 11:23:31 pm
Who here loves the Science Student Lounge? :D
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Kanon on April 02, 2014, 11:35:24 pm
Science Student Lounge is awesome! Just wish that it was open longer in the night, it closes at 5:30pm ):
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on April 03, 2014, 12:24:33 pm
On the topic of rooms, the other day I went into the Women's Room for the first time... for future reference ladies, there are beds in there!!! All those years I spent surreptitiously napping on the law library couches for nothing. :(

Just be warned there are some suspect "motivational" posters on the walls (for example "love your sisters not your cis-ters", what even...?)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on April 03, 2014, 12:46:14 pm
^ how to halt 200 years of progress 101. Fucking spastics.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on April 03, 2014, 01:07:06 pm
I like what the university is trying to do which is to open up the area South 1 area and make the walkway a lot more direct.

That's probably my favourite bit,  quite like the wide pathway there, it's probably my favourite feature. I've only been to UoM a few times but i liked their wide paths. I feel like a lot of the campus has smaller paths and feels a bit choked. It feels like the paths and spacing was designed 30 years ago when there was far less students or land. The windows into S1 are nice, the hall there felt a bit closed off previously, i like the new study spaces down there too.

I think we probably need way more informal study spaces or just relaxation spaces around campus. Being in Clayton, it already biases it a little towards being kind of dead (since everyone just goes home), i think spaces like that probably add to the feel of activity. I mean, it is a huge university but all the people are hidden away in buildings.

then you'll see what they're trying to do with respect to expanding the campus, making it more pedestrian-centric and (seemingly) looking to eventually get rid of some of the older buildings (like campus centre, which in my opinion is by far the most architecturally and aesthetically horrifying building on campus).

It is pretty ugly, it is utilitarian though, it does work. I suppose they have to spread a finite budget around to bring the most good to people (or so you'd hope), at a time when they're cutting staff and tutorials, i can kind of see why they wouldn't do it all at once. For such a central choke and meeting point though, i feel like it should definitely be one of the architectural icons of campus. It needs a lot more glass and colour on the outside. Improved lighting on the outsides would greatly help too i reckon.

I feel it is actually too small for the campus of our size as well. Again, only been to UoM a few times, years ago, but their version of the campus centre seemed way more packed with shops.

As for the med building, i think everyone wants new construction for their favourite building :p. The pharmacology building feels very old and dated for instance...

The constant construction is annoying though. I've been here 4 years though and there's always been some kind of construction going on. I realise its part of progress but parts of the university are perpetually blocked off, often for a year or more at the time. It's kind of ironic in an attempt to open up the campus, they end up closing off chunks off it for a significant portion of a students time at the university.  Not being able to walk as easily between Hargrave and the math building is very frustrating, the newer students dont know any better but its way harder compared to what it used to be.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Fyrefly on April 03, 2014, 05:04:59 pm
You know what wasn't fun? When the only stairs in Menzies were construction stairs on the outside of the building.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on April 03, 2014, 07:55:54 pm
Warning: essentially wrote a thesis lol

That's probably my favourite bit,  quite like the wide pathway there, it's probably my favourite feature. I've only been to UoM a few times but i liked their wide paths. I feel like a lot of the campus has smaller paths and feels a bit choked. It feels like the paths and spacing was designed 30 years ago when there was far less students or land. The windows into S1 are nice, the hall there felt a bit closed off previously, i like the new study spaces down there too.

I think we probably need way more informal study spaces or just relaxation spaces around campus. Being in Clayton, it already biases it a little towards being kind of dead (since everyone just goes home), i think spaces like that probably add to the feel of activity. I mean, it is a huge university but all the people are hidden away in buildings.

I honestly do very much enjoy what they've done there, I'm even more impressed that they've opened up so much light without removing anything over head. The grass area where the carpark used to be is a nice touch, because it really "clears out" the walkway. I don't feel as cramped and claustrophobic walked down there anymore. It's interesting to note the difference in feeling because of the light between that part of the walkway and the part between the off-turn to the Medicine walkway and the jungle-y bit where there's far less light. It feels a lot tighter space-wise even though the physical area is pretty much the same.

I totally agree with you about the campus being designed for far fewer people, which is why I'm not at all surprised to see in the Masterplan a significant intention the expand the dimensions of the campus. People do say sometimes that Monash Clayton is almost its own suburb, but I think that by 2030 (assuming all the expansionism goes ahead) that won't even be particularly hyperbolic a statement. A big example of this expectation of space needed for fewer people is that wooden walk down the side of Hargrave-Andrews; it looks wide but for some reason it is quite cramped, especially with the sort of bidirectional traffic it gets all the time.

Also, really enjoying the new building smell in South 1, gotta enjoy it while it lasts haha :P

I actually noticed today on my way back from the Northern Science Theatres to the buspool how some of the newer architecture is really slotting into place in the context of buildings like New Horizons and GCF, such as the white, quadrilateral-ish building entry near the Science student services office.

I think the difference between the architectural approaches of the more classical buildings at UoM and the buildings at Monash is that UoM was designed and initiated at a time when UoM was to be the only university in Victoria - and I believe the designers felt the need to make it reflect the pre-eminent Oxbridge universities back in England. Monash, on the other hard, was impacted by two factors - 1) Building and architectural planning was initiated in the 1960s, and therefore missed the 'window' for classical, sandstone buildings like those at UoM and 2) The funding for building initiation from the beginning of the university was very different, as the two universities were created for different purposes.

It's pretty clear though  - in fact, it's a self-evident statement - that Monash is moving towards a far more modern, futuristic look for their buildings that move away from utilitarian 1960s pseudo-art-deco design of buildings like the CC and Menzies to the more aesthetically pleasing curves and edges of New Horizons and GCF. What I don't like are the buildings that are caught somewhat inbetween, like Hargrave-Andrews; I see what they've tried to do there but it just can't seem to break free of the old, clunky exterior design of some other buildings previously mentioned. Being set against the background of the blocky engineering buildings and their industrial surroundings makes it seem pretty grim, which is a shame.

But yeah, Medicine really does need a major interior and exterior update, and it would be easier (if utterly impractical) to knock it down and start again. I'm going to make a bold prediction and state than within the next 20 years, Monash will move or emulate its graduate medicine program to Clayton. I imagine this would make Monash grad med extremely popular due to its increased accessibility (compared to having it in Peninsula, anway) and enrolments would be markedly increased. If this were to be the case, the existing Medicine teaching facilities (which in truth house most of the teaching areas for the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science) would be utterly insufficient to cope with both undergraduate and graduate study. I mean, even now it's stretched a bit - the only place in that complex that ever gets kind quiet is the Glasgow courtyard area and the Physiology wing.

I reckon it'd be really, really cool to be able to listen in on these planning meetings. No chance of that happening though haha!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on April 03, 2014, 09:44:23 pm
Science Student Lounge is awesome! Just wish that it was open longer in the night, it closes at 5:30pm ):

Say Hi to the casual staff who work there, because one may be me! ;)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: achre on April 04, 2014, 01:36:16 pm
So upset right now.

I emailed a document to myself this morning, downloaded and opened it in the library, worked on it for about an hour and a half (knocked out a little over 1500 words), saved the changes to the document, logged off the computer, went to my library tute (honestly whyyy), went back to the computer to finish off aaaaand it was gone.

Nowhere on the system, librarian and eServices couldn't help me out, Word still had it as a recent document, but it couldn't locate it.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on April 04, 2014, 01:38:25 pm
Just be warned there are some suspect "motivational" posters on the walls (for example "love your sisters not your cis-ters", what even...?)

I dont know if its only in the male toilets but there are posters put up by the NUS (National union of students), saying anyone should be able to use any bathroom regardless of sex (maybe its mainly for trans people and other things like that?). Strangely, they're bolted to the wall (or maybe just the placard for holding any poster is). I don't know how well that'd go down in practice..

You know what wasn't fun? When the only stairs in Menzies were construction stairs on the outside of the building.

Oh come on, those were very fun. People play goat simulator and truck simulator, this is a free construction and inconvenience simulator.

So upset right now.

I emailed a document to myself this morning, downloaded and opened it in the library, worked on it for about an hour and a half (knocked out a little over 1500 words), saved the changes to the document, logged off the computer, went to my library tute (honestly whyyy), went back to the computer to finish off aaaaand it was gone.

Nowhere on the system, librarian and eServices couldn't help me out, Word still had it as a recent document, but it couldn't locate it.

Eek! Maybe you saved it into the wrong location or something, maybe it was specific to that PC? Then again you did go back to the same PC. Where did you' save it? I usually just use the desktop.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on April 04, 2014, 02:09:17 pm
So upset right now.

I emailed a document to myself this morning, downloaded and opened it in the library, worked on it for about an hour and a half (knocked out a little over 1500 words), saved the changes to the document, logged off the computer, went to my library tute (honestly whyyy), went back to the computer to finish off aaaaand it was gone.

Nowhere on the system, librarian and eServices couldn't help me out, Word still had it as a recent document, but it couldn't locate it.

Seconding what sloth's said; try to go back to the actual computer you were using and log in again; often documents save directly to the desktop. Good luck, hopefully you find it and it's retrievable!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: achre on April 04, 2014, 02:57:00 pm
Eek! Maybe you saved it into the wrong location or something, maybe it was specific to that PC? Then again you did go back to the same PC. Where did you' save it? I usually just use the desktop.
Actually, I went to a different computer in the same area, someone was on the one I had before. Would that be it? Because the My Documents folder still had other documents in it, it was just the Downloads folder was empty. Apparently it's only a temp folder, you're meant to save your work elsewhere.
I'll check it out tomorrow, I have to print some stuff off anyway, thanks.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on April 04, 2014, 06:24:29 pm
Oh come on, those were very fun. People play goat simulator and truck simulator, this is a free construction and inconvenience simulator.

get out of here with your stupid cheery sunshiny outlook on life
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on April 05, 2014, 05:26:05 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/cVmphlk.png)

They've got to be doing it on purpose now right?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on April 05, 2014, 09:09:01 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/cVmphlk.png)

They've got to be doing it on purpose now right?

Add a comma, and it's fixed:

"Cafeteria renovations, where funded by the Student Services and Amenities Fee".

lol jks that's terrible, if it's a marketing campaign it's a shockingly bad one
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on April 05, 2014, 09:38:40 pm
YES DAYLIGHT SAVINGS. AN EXTRA HOUR OF STUDY WOOOO!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on April 06, 2014, 12:28:54 am
YES DAYLIGHT SAVINGS. AN EXTRA HOUR OF STUDY WOOOO!
After being behind by five weeks up until a few days ago and having a 20% quiz on Monday, this is legitimately me.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on April 06, 2014, 01:57:51 pm
After being behind by five weeks up until a few days ago and having a 20% quiz on Monday, this is legitimately me.

How'd that happen? Not that i can judge, i'm currently 5 weeks behind in some things..
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on April 06, 2014, 02:39:50 pm
How'd that happen? Not that i can judge, i'm currently 5 weeks behind in some things..
Working on vTextbook and instead if falling two weeks behind in very thing I kept up to date in my Arts subjects and let Intro to Law fall by the wayside  ::)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on April 06, 2014, 03:26:20 pm
Working on vTextbook and instead if falling two weeks behind in very thing I kept up to date in my Arts subjects and let Intro to Law fall by the wayside  ::)

good thing nobody cares about intro to law :D
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Tragesty on April 06, 2014, 06:05:40 pm
Having difficulties with a unit and didn't realise withdrawn deadline with no penalty/consequences was last week.

If I withdraw now and have a 'withdrawn' on my transcript, would that negatively impact my employment opportunities when looking for grad work and the like? Better than a fail of course, but I still dont know if I could gain a pass - although I dont want to take that risk and end up with an F.

Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: hobbitle on April 06, 2014, 06:26:53 pm
I'm not certain, but the one time I withdrew after the final deadline, it came up as a F in my subject report thing.
That was at QUT, I don't know if it's the same everywhere. But I believe that's the meaning of 'academic penalty' if you withdraw after the academic penalty census date.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on April 06, 2014, 06:55:08 pm
Having difficulties with a unit and didn't realise withdrawn deadline with no penalty/consequences was last week.

If I withdraw now and have a 'withdrawn' on my transcript, would that negatively impact my employment opportunities when looking for grad work and the like? Better than a fail of course, but I still dont know if I could gain a pass - although I dont want to take that risk and end up with an F.



Withdraw will be shown, you will incur a financial penalty, it wont count towards your grade at this point.

If you withdraw after the next deadline (close to final exams), it will count towards your grade as a 0. This is inadvisable, i stupidly did it once. It's better to keep the unit and put no effort into it, retaining some of the marks you already have, rather than getting a 0 in it because you withdrew. If the look of your transcript matters more than the mark impact, withdrawing still might be OK at this point. Other considerations are workload, exams, etc.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Tragesty on April 06, 2014, 07:05:23 pm
I understand, and thus I have until about early May to withdraw without a GPA consequence and Ill keep the deadline in mind.

However, if I do withdraw, Ill have to extend my course by another semester for one unit (B. Com single degree) to satisfy the 24 unit requirement.
Finding it hard to decide between whether I'll be able to pass or best to withdraw and face those consequences. I've had a look at the remaining lectures for the unit and I can't confidently say Ill pass or fail. I suppose talking to the tutors will help.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on April 06, 2014, 07:08:14 pm
I understand, and thus I have until about early May to withdraw without a GPA consequence and Ill keep the deadline in mind.

However, if I do withdraw, Ill have to extend my course by another semester for one unit (B. Com single degree) to satisfy the 24 unit requirement.
Finding it hard to decide between whether I'll be able to pass or best to withdraw and face those consequences. I've had a look at the remaining lectures for the unit and I can't confidently say Ill pass or fail. I suppose talking to the tutors will help.
Why don't you apply for special consideration? In my experience, last minute learning gains vital marks for me :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Tragesty on April 06, 2014, 07:14:40 pm
Unfortunately I don't think finding the unit difficult because I'm not that good with financial mathematics will be accepted as an excuse haha  ::)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on April 06, 2014, 07:28:53 pm
However, if I do withdraw, Ill have to extend my course by another semester for one unit (B. Com single degree) to satisfy the 24 unit requirement.

This might seem pretty annoying, but in terms of GPA it mightn't be the worst thing if you do have a semester where this unit is the only one you're taking - means you'll (hopefully) be able to devote a lot more time to learning it at a pace that suits you, and you've presumably got more time to go over the material such that it makes sense.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on April 06, 2014, 09:08:19 pm
hahahaha I love this unit

(http://i.imgur.com/dwvBXOK.png)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Spider on April 06, 2014, 11:53:24 pm
Was going to ask this but thought it was a silly question, then I saw Ninwa post haha.

I there anywhere at Monash to nap? For men?

If not then oh ma gawd sexist.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on April 07, 2014, 12:31:51 am
Was going to ask this but thought it was a silly question, then I saw Ninwa post haha.

I there anywhere at Monash to nap? For men?

If not then oh ma gawd sexist.

The key to a good nap is confidence. Places I have napped in the past two weeks:

- Shuttle bus, standing up
- Shuttle bus, seated
- Law Library leather couches (aka the greatest single thing about monash)
- maths building foyer
- South 1 during random education lecture
- C1 during random med lecture
- Quiet section in HAL
- Friend's car
- quick power nap in the Glasgow courtyard garden, med building
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on April 07, 2014, 12:41:20 am
- Quiet section in HAL

You're the worst.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on April 07, 2014, 12:46:50 am
You're the worst.

You should have seen some of the glares I got in the Law Library #worthit
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on April 07, 2014, 11:54:54 am
I understand, and thus I have until about early May to withdraw without a GPA consequence and Ill keep the deadline in mind.

However, if I do withdraw, Ill have to extend my course by another semester for one unit (B. Com single degree) to satisfy the 24 unit requirement.
Finding it hard to decide between whether I'll be able to pass or best to withdraw and face those consequences. I've had a look at the remaining lectures for the unit and I can't confidently say Ill pass or fail. I suppose talking to the tutors will help.

You could do summer semester, if you're in a single degree, you do have room to take electives from other faculties. Arts run many philosophy summer units, you can nominate your mark for all assignments, if you dont get what you want after receiving the marked assignment back, you can do it again.  Something to keep in mind i suppose.

If you absolutely must do this unit, as alondouek says, doing it alone might be a good idea (despite the extra time). If you want, you can bulk up that semester by taking one or two less subjects this year and moving it to next year as well.

You're the worst.

You know his s-w-a-g , not his story (is swag still censored, really?).
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: achre on April 07, 2014, 02:06:27 pm
I just watched a mod browsing atarnotes for about a minute and felt like a complete creep and picked up my bag and walked in the opposite direction for a few minutes to think about my lifechoices
Thanks for sharing achre
You're welcome everyone
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on April 07, 2014, 02:12:00 pm
I just watched a mod browsing atarnotes for about a minute and felt like a complete creep and picked up my bag and walked in the opposite direction for a few minutes to think about my lifechoices
Thanks for sharing achre
You're welcome everyone

AHAHAH WAS IT BRENDEN?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Fyrefly on April 07, 2014, 02:16:04 pm
AHAHAH WAS IT BRENDEN?

I'm guessing Brenden too.

BRENDEN, GO DO SOME REAL STUDY.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: achre on April 07, 2014, 02:19:04 pm
Mmmhmm
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on April 07, 2014, 02:21:04 pm
Fucking nerds why are you browsing AN at uni
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on April 07, 2014, 02:22:10 pm
brenden told us this amazing story while we were all delirious from having stayed awake for ~40 hours editing the further study guide
(jess is his partner)

Quote from: Arnold Brendenegger
*sigh*

Okay, well, one time, I was like
"Jess, can I use your laptop?" (sexy as laptop)

And she looks at me suss = "What forrrr, eyy?"

"I just really want to do my assignment and yours is better to do it on"

"Oh really?"

"Yes!"

"No ATARNotes, and no Facebook?"

"No, I just want to do my assignment."

"Bullshit. You're going to go on ATAR Notes"

"I swear to God I won't, I have to get this done."

"You're so full of shit."

"I'm not!! I swear I won't even touch it!"

"Alright, fine, but no going on ATAR Notes, or I'll get you. And I'll know."

"Alright, sweet"

*receives laptop*

>minutes pass

"JESS WHAT THE FUCK, DID YOU BLOCK ATAR NOTES?!"

>Jess giggled uncontrollably.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on April 07, 2014, 08:39:15 pm
I just watched a mod browsing atarnotes for about a minute and felt like a complete creep and picked up my bag and walked in the opposite direction for a few minutes to think about my lifechoices
Thanks for sharing achre
You're welcome everyone

Yea, last time I caught Brenden doing that, I PM'd him to look behind him :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on April 07, 2014, 09:09:04 pm
Yea, last time I caught Brenden doing that, I PM'd him to look behind him :)

Thats an impressive level of stalk
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: nerdmmb on April 07, 2014, 10:12:41 pm
This is really random but I found this hilarious video:

Hitler reacts to failing third year med at Monash
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HidnZqXOEb4
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on April 08, 2014, 10:37:41 am
HAHA ACHRE WAS IT ACTUALLY ME

I need to get a girlfriend.











...Ah, fuck.


(Also, thanks for the trip down memory lane, Nina hahahaha)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on April 09, 2014, 04:06:59 pm
(https://scontent-a-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/10157200_10152342459659267_7169349776379372888_n.jpg) Obama wants to add my lecturer on Skype. Monash for the win! :D
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Spider on April 09, 2014, 06:46:15 pm
Where do I go to talk to someone about the process of transferring from Arts to Arts/Law? I read somewhere that it would be best to talk to a course adviser from the Faculty of Arts, does anyone know where they're located?

If they're not the best option, where should I go?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on April 10, 2014, 04:30:28 pm
Faculty of Arts office is Lvl 2 of Menzies building

You could also go and talk to the law faculty... I don't know where they are though! SOZ.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Kanon on April 12, 2014, 01:20:12 am
That feeling when you've got a MTH1020 assignment due on monday and you really suck at maths.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on April 12, 2014, 11:22:06 am
That feeling when you've got a MTH1020 assignment due on monday and you really suck at maths.
How about this? That feeling you've got a phs2011 assignment due on monday and I don't know how to do 2 questions out of 3 :D
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Spider on April 12, 2014, 07:06:26 pm
Faculty of Arts office is Lvl 2 of Menzies building

Yeah I saw the office on Thursday, can I just walk in?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on April 12, 2014, 07:34:36 pm
Yeah I saw the office on Thursday, can I just walk in?
Yup :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: achre on April 12, 2014, 07:50:33 pm
I've read the reviews in the reviews thread, but for anyone that's done Principles of Microeconomics, how doable (read: can I get a HD if I put in the hard yards) is it for someone with no background in economics? I watched a lecture and it didn't seem especially challenging, but I just don't know.

Yeah I saw the office on Thursday, can I just walk in?
You need to take a ticket, like the eservices desk, but yeah, pretty much.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on April 12, 2014, 08:18:51 pm
That feeling when you've got a MTH1020 assignment due on monday and you really suck at maths.

WolframAlpha is your friend!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: EspoirTron on April 12, 2014, 08:20:41 pm
That feeling when you've got a MTH1020 assignment due on monday and you really suck at maths.

Hey Kanon, I am doing that same assignment. If you have a CAS (or wolfram alpha), it will serve as a great benefit to you.
HINT: LOOK IN THE UNIT BOOK LECTURE NOTES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ggxoxo on April 12, 2014, 08:42:45 pm
I've read the reviews in the reviews thread, but for anyone that's done Principles of Microeconomics, how doable (read: can I get a HD if I put in the hard yards) is it for someone with no background in economics? I watched a lecture and it didn't seem especially challenging, but I just don't know.
You need to take a ticket, like the eservices desk, but yeah, pretty much.

Definitely! It's a core unit for commerce and a lot of people do it never having studied economics formally before and do well in it! The unit assumes no prior knowledge of economics (as in they define what economics is in the first lecture haha).
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on April 12, 2014, 09:01:12 pm
How about this? That feeling you've got a phs2011 assignment due on monday and I don't know how to do 2 questions out of 3 :D
At first I thought you had the day wrong and were talking about the one due last friday.. and now realise I forgot about the CMP assignment due Monday.. fuck... thanks for the reminder.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Fyrefly on April 12, 2014, 09:04:38 pm
Definitely! It's a core unit for commerce and a lot of people do it never having studied economics formally before and do well in it! The unit assumes no prior knowledge of economics (as in they define what economics is in the first lecture haha).

Yeah, echoing these sentiments.
I did it in my first semester of uni with no economics knowledge whatsoever and managed a HD.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: LaLaLouise on April 12, 2014, 10:14:44 pm
I'm doing the CM PHS2011 assignment and I'm basically done, need any help? :D
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: mishamigo on April 13, 2014, 12:46:45 pm
Does anybody know when scholarships for Sem 1 are paid? I found a page that says April, could anyone specify a date/period? Thanks!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on April 13, 2014, 03:15:13 pm
Does anybody know when scholarships for Sem 1 are paid? I found a page that says April, could anyone specify a date/period? Thanks!

It's usually early April, because census date is in late March
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Kanon on April 15, 2014, 07:40:47 pm
Does anybody know when scholarships for Sem 1 are paid? I found a page that says April, could anyone specify a date/period? Thanks!
Got an e-mail today saying that mine were going to be paid the 22nd of this month, have you checked your e-mails?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: vashappenin on April 15, 2014, 09:25:31 pm
Got an e-mail today saying that mine were going to be paid the 22nd of this month, have you checked your e-mails?
Yeah same here!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on April 16, 2014, 04:10:51 pm
#rekt #monashmasterrace

(http://i.imgur.com/YTbuyhC.jpg)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Hancock on April 16, 2014, 07:27:30 pm
Mate, don't bias your picture. Look at UoM's response.

#shotsfired

(https://scontent-a-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1.0-9/1901995_10202613325588457_3911836970662173660_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on April 17, 2014, 12:05:05 am
pretty standard response, obviously UoM haven't yet recovered from being #tyrannosaurusrekt

(http://i.imgur.com/4OccD1t.gif)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: achre on April 17, 2014, 07:51:21 am
I'm 90% sure about this, but S111 is Menzies South Wing, Floor 1, Room 111, right?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on April 17, 2014, 08:09:45 am
I'm 90% sure about this, but S111 is Menzies South Wing, Floor 1, Room 111, right?
Yup :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: mishamigo on April 22, 2014, 12:58:06 pm
Feeling like such a jaffy with all these questions  :-[
Anybody know if the libraries are open over this week's break? Specifically the law library?
Thank yoooou
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on April 22, 2014, 01:12:17 pm
Feeling like such a jaffy with all these questions  :-[
Anybody know if the libraries are open over this week's break? Specifically the law library?
Thank yoooou

According to this http://www.monash.edu.au/library/libraries/australia/law/ the Law Library is open tomorrow and Thursday.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Phy124 on April 23, 2014, 12:27:02 am
Feeling like such a jaffy with all these questions  :-[
Anybody know if the libraries are open over this week's break? Specifically the law library?
Thank yoooou
Daily library opening hours can be found here or alternatively the opening hours for the entire year can be found here.

Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Mieow on April 23, 2014, 08:53:50 pm
just curious, how are the contact hours for B.Biomed, B.Sci and B.Engineering?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on April 23, 2014, 10:02:05 pm
just curious, how are the contact hours for B.Biomed, B.Sci and B.Engineering?

Speaking for first year BSc, let's say you did Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths. You'd probably come to 6+6+6+5 = 23 hours/week
This was two years back though (when I did first year), I think certain the advanced chemistry labs are 4 hours, and there are additional tutes or something. Of course, other units probably have different workloads, but these are probably the more common ones
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on April 23, 2014, 11:09:41 pm
just curious, how are the contact hours for B.Biomed, B.Sci and B.Engineering?

All biomed units are 6 hours contact per week, and you'll be taking 3 per semester in a single degree;

6+6+6+(elective, so between 2-6 usually)= 20-24ish per week.

Biomed double degrees usually have 2 units per semester from biomed, so that's 12 pw + whatever your other degree contributes.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on April 24, 2014, 08:15:28 pm
Exam timetables out soon guys! If you're lucky enough to have a friend on staff, you can find out the tentative timetables earlier as well.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: achre on April 28, 2014, 12:25:19 am
Yeah, they're on WES :-\
I have two on the same day at the same venue 3 hours apart. It's going to be like the UMAT all over again.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on April 28, 2014, 12:39:26 am
Well looks like I've drawn one of the shorter straws this semester.
(http://content.screencast.com/users/tbatty/folders/Jing/media/c27f140e-8c23-48c7-849a-f7f562ddd760/2014-04-28_0035.png)
First exam on the second day (Don't think I've ever had an exam the first week,... well maybe one), and finished all 5 by the end of the second week. The annoying part is going to be rushing from Clayton after Physics for the computational exam at Caulfield in the afternoon. Oh well, there will always be that poor student who has 4 in the first week, time for me to start cramming I think.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on April 28, 2014, 03:06:32 am
(http://i.imgur.com/uOMTIaj.png)

eh not too bad in terms of timing, massive luxury to live in Caulfield hahahaha. That BMS2021 paper is going to be a massive fucking bitch though :o
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: vashappenin on April 28, 2014, 07:12:12 am
Is this bad?? I'm just happy that the stats subject is first so I can get it out of the way..
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: m.Chemia on April 28, 2014, 07:49:54 am
I hate this.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: kinslayer on April 28, 2014, 09:40:17 am
Hey at least most of yours are in the last week.  >:(

(http://i.imgur.com/VUlDU8L.png]http://i.imgur.com/VUlDU8L.png)

On the other hand, the Racecourse is walking distance from my house  :D
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: LeviLamp on April 28, 2014, 02:44:18 pm
WHAT I'm so jealous of you guys getting your timetables already :C
kinslayer, that looks like a fun timetable :'(((
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on April 28, 2014, 03:00:26 pm
Jaffy tips for exam days at Caulfield:

1. First and foremost, get there on time, even better if you can get there a bit early. If you're a little bit late it'll probably be okay but the invigilators (see point 2) are fairly unpredictable so it's best not to risk it.

2. The people who supervise the exam halls are called invigilators (i.e. they keep watch over everyone). They're the ones who let you go to the bathroom if needs be, and they'll be walking around their assigned columns of desks to see if anyone has a question/needs to pee/is doing something naughty. If they do catch you being a cheeky bugger, they have the capacity to report you to the university's academic board, so don't be silly and you'll be fine.

3. In this coming exam period, RUG UP because you'll probably be waiting a while outside the grandstand at the racecourse. Chances are it's going to be fucking freezing and probably pretty rainy, and you'll be trapped outside until the invigilators let you in ~10 minutes before reading time begins. The interior of the grandstand is heated, so you should be alright once you're inside.

4. This one is (mostly) for the ladies: Go to the bathroom before you get to the racecourse. Blokes won't have too much of an issue if they need the bathroom at the venue before the exam, but the queue to the female toilet is always astoundingly long. Like, around the toilet block long.

5. Got two exams on the one day? I'm so sorry. But it's alright if you're not lucky enough to live nearby - you're right around the corner from Monash's Caulfield campus as well as plenty of restaurants, cafes and shopping centres in that area. You can easily find something to eat for decent prices in the area, and the Monash Caulfield library is close-by for cramming/napping.

6. Do you get peckish during exams? That's alright because you can eat, but if you bring in noisy, smelly or unreasonable food into the exam you might get it taken away from you (and everyone will hate you).

Anyone have anything else? I'll index them here (with credit of course!)



If you've got a three hour exam, good things to eat are almonds in a snaplock back, or just mixed/assorted nuts with water. Obviously have a sippy-bottle to save time on unscrewing bottle caps.

Be prepared for the invigilators to come to your table and stare at you like a weirdo about five minutes into the exam. They're just checking that your face matches your photo. One of them even made a comment to me once and I was like "Um... tryna do an exam brah". (That was in my head. In reality I politely replied and hoped she would leave soon). Just don't be thrown by random distractions/visits. There will also be announcements that go something like "People from [Unit Code], there has been a mistake on page 50. Turn to page 50. Fix the mistake on page 50. Just to repeat one more time, (repeats the whole thing)". They can sometimes happen frequently, so don't be thrown by that, either.

I'll come back if I think of more.

^Sem 2 last year, BMS1062 exam was interrupted for corrections no less than 12 times... lol



Speaking of announcements, you'll usually be sharing the exam hall with a bunch of other random subjects with different length exams to you, so don't freak out if you've got an hour left and suddenly they announce "CANDIDATES FOR XYZ123, YOU HAVE 10 MINUTES LEFT". Especially if you've got a longer exam (3 or 3.5 hours), be prepared for these annoying interruptions.



Another tip, disable your phones for the love of God. Keep them on the floor, in your bag. Even if it rings in your bag its a fine. If it rings or activates on your person or on your desk, you're in potentially much more trouble because it could be construed as cheating. On another topic, do not attempt to cheat. It's unfair but if you're the kind of person who cheats, you either dont care or momentarily overlook that. If you get caught, they will come down on you like a tonne of bricks. You will likely get 0 for that exam and the entire unit. A black mark is recorded against your name for your duration of your stay at monash (and a bit after i think). Good luck explaining that 0 to employers as well.



Ladies Toilets: if you arrive early enough, go use a toilet at Monash Caulfield instead. Otherwise there are TWO toilet blocks at Caulfield Racecourse - one is usually significantly more busy than the other because of its prominence. Otherwise, if it's close to exam start time, just wait until the invigilators open the door, dump your stuff at your desk really quickly and go use the bathroom. So long as you're not carrying anything and don't have your bag, the invigilators will let you use the toilet quickly while everyone is getting seated before the exam starts.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on April 28, 2014, 05:33:05 pm
If you've got a three hour exam, good things to eat are almonds in a snaplock back, or just mixed/assorted nuts with water. Obviously have a sippy-bottle to save time on unscrewing bottle caps.

Be prepared for the invigilators to come to your table and stare at you like a weirdo about five minutes into the exam. They're just checking that your face matches your photo. One of them even made a comment to me once and I was like "Um... tryna do an exam brah". (That was in my head. In reality I politely replied and hoped she would leave soon). Just don't be thrown by random distractions/visits. There will also be announcements that go something like "People from [Unit Code], there has been a mistake on page 50. Turn to page 50. Fix the mistake on page 50. Just to repeat one more time, (repeats the whole thing)". They can sometimes happen frequently, so don't be thrown by that, either.

I'll come back if I think of more.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on April 28, 2014, 06:24:40 pm
There will also be announcements that go something like "People from [Unit Code], there has been a mistake on page 50. Turn to page 50. Fix the mistake on page 50. Just to repeat one more time, (repeats the whole thing)". They can sometimes happen frequently, so don't be thrown by that, either.

Speaking of announcements, you'll usually be sharing the exam hall with a bunch of other random subjects with different length exams to you, so don't freak out if you've got an hour left and suddenly they announce "CANDIDATES FOR XYZ123, YOU HAVE 10 MINUTES LEFT". Especially if you've got a longer exam (3 or 3.5 hours), be prepared for these annoying interruptions.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: keltingmeith on April 28, 2014, 08:52:54 pm
No idea if this is good or bad, but I'm so glad chem is over and done with quickly.

Gotta say, exams seem a bit more chill here than at high school... I'm liking this!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on April 28, 2014, 09:08:25 pm
Mine is perfect. First exam ~8 days from the start of swotvac and exactly 8 days between each of my 3 exams too!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on April 28, 2014, 10:11:09 pm
not too bad I guess. I'm just scared of the second exam of physics
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on April 29, 2014, 12:23:51 am
(http://i.imgur.com/uOMTIaj.png)

eh not too bad in terms of timing, massive luxury to live in Caulfield hahahaha. That BMS2021 paper is going to be a massive fucking bitch though :o

I like how you blurred your seat numbers. You have such faith in humanity you think some kind nerd will sit your exam for you :p.

Another tip, disable your phones for the love of God. Keep them on the floor, in your bag. Even if it rings in your bag its a fine. If it rings or activates on your person or on your desk, you're in potentially much more trouble because it could be construed as cheating. On another topic, do not attempt to cheat. It's unfair but if you're the kind of person who cheats, you either dont care or momentarily overlook that. If you get caught, they will come down on you like a tonne of bricks. You will likely get 0 for that exam and the entire unit. A black mark is recorded against your name for your duration of your stay at monash (and a bit after i think). Good luck explaining that 0 to employers as well.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on April 29, 2014, 12:36:57 am
I like how you blurred your seat numbers. You have such faith in humanity you think some kind nerd will sit your exam for you :p.

One can dream :'(

(Actually I just found out that my screenshot extension has a blur function, ain't gonna waste that yo)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on April 29, 2014, 08:35:31 am
A black mark is recorded against your name for your duration of your stay at monash (and a bit after i think). Good luck explaining that 0 to employers as well.

and if you're a law student, good luck ever getting admitted to practice
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on April 29, 2014, 10:15:13 am
No idea if this is good or bad, but I'm so glad chem is over and done with quickly.

Gotta say, exams seem a bit more chill here than at high school... I'm liking this!
I'd say this is "medium".
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: keltingmeith on April 29, 2014, 10:31:54 am
I shall be happy then, because I hear a lot of people have bad ones, hahah.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Fyrefly on April 29, 2014, 01:20:14 pm
Be prepared for the invigilators to come to your table and stare at you like a weirdo about five minutes into the exam. They're just checking that your face matches your photo. One of them even made a comment to me once and I was like "Um... tryna do an exam brah". (That was in my head. In reality I politely replied and hoped she would leave soon).

I've had full conversations with invigilators. I must look too relaxed if they think I'd prefer to converse than do my exam.


Ladies Toilets: if you arrive early enough, go use a toilet at Monash Caulfield instead. Otherwise there are TWO toilet blocks at Caulfield Racecourse - one is usually significantly more busy than the other because of its prominence. Otherwise, if it's close to exam start time, just wait until the invigilators open the door, dump your stuff at your desk really quickly and go use the bathroom. So long as you're not carrying anything and don't have your bag, the invigilators will let you use the toilet quickly while everyone is getting seated before the exam starts.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Tragesty on April 29, 2014, 07:26:38 pm
Nothing will ever beat my exam timetable from first year - One exam a day for the first 4 days in a row  ::) Never again  >:(
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Hancock on April 29, 2014, 09:14:16 pm
Nothing will ever beat my exam timetable from first year - One exam a day for the first 4 days in a row  ::) Never again  >:(

With a solid SWOTVAC prep, that'll be the ideal exam timetable IMO. Dat holiday start.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Fyrefly on April 29, 2014, 09:41:33 pm
Nothing will ever beat my exam timetable from first year - One exam a day for the first 4 days in a row  ::) Never again  >:(

Wait until you meet the misfortune of two on one day.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Professor Polonsky on April 30, 2014, 12:07:38 am
(http://i.imgur.com/ly5OHdE.png)
I'm fairly happy with it, apart from my better two subjects being last.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: EspoirTron on April 30, 2014, 06:00:26 pm
#87
Location: 1st year Biology lecture

Lecturer: "What kind of animals don't have circulatory systems?"
Student (yelling out): "Monash students!"

This was at UoM. I need say no more.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Tragesty on May 02, 2014, 07:35:38 pm
Wait until you meet the misfortune of two on one day.

Ah yes of course! I feel sorry for anyone who has that  :(
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: thushan on May 02, 2014, 08:41:21 pm
Nothing will ever beat my exam timetable from first year - One exam a day for the first 4 days in a row  ::) Never again  >:(

Can't beat me - got two exams AT THE SAME TIME. Need a time turner :P

Nah I'm trying to sort out the exam clash atm
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: achre on May 04, 2014, 08:25:47 pm
***important question***
Do student law reviews count as peer reviewed sources?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on May 06, 2014, 12:25:52 am
***important question***
Do student law reviews count as peer reviewed sources?

Could we get an example? Peers are usually counted to be professional peers, people who are experts in the field (which is what the reviewers usually comprise). Even if it is technically reviewed by their peers, they're still students and not experts. It's definitely a tricky question. I'd contact the lecturer or the law librarians.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: achre on May 06, 2014, 12:45:17 am
It was the Warwick Student Law Review. Some guy described it as peer reviewed on his linkedin, so I left it as is.
Not that it matters, considering I submitted the essay 7 hours ago and am feeling a lot less worried now haha
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Alwin on May 11, 2014, 04:44:22 pm
Nothing will ever beat my exam timetable from first year - One exam a day for the first 4 days in a row  ::) Never again  >:(

I'd actually prefer that, I'm on the very first day and the very last day -.-
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Summers on May 11, 2014, 05:03:50 pm
Hi,

I was just wondering would a double degree in arts/business at monash be better than an Arts degree at Melbourne, or vice versa? Whilst leaving the prospect of business school masters open at a good school after my undergraduate, I'm quite CBF during VCE and feel like I can easily achieve the ATAR required for Arts/Bus at Monash Clayton but not so easily for Melbourne. Without any bias input (#monashmasterrace etc :P) is it worth trying alot harder in VCE just to do Arts at Melb or is Monash all good.

Cheers.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on May 11, 2014, 05:39:27 pm
Can't beat me - got two exams AT THE SAME TIME. Need a time turner :P

Nah I'm trying to sort out the exam clash atm

But one exam is formative, non-hurdle and optional :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on May 11, 2014, 07:06:04 pm
Who likes shameless promotions? Not many people, but whatever

For anyone here interested in medicine, politics, international relations and that sort of thing, the Jewish Students' Society is hosting a talk (and free BBQ!) from Professor Eitan Kerem, Head of Paediatrics at Hadassah Medical Centre in Jerusalem.

Here's the facebook event with all the deets if anyone wants to know more: https://www.facebook.com/events/820792984621073/
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Jono_CP on May 11, 2014, 07:20:35 pm
Hi,

I was just wondering would a double degree in arts/business at monash be better than an Arts degree at Melbourne, or vice versa? Whilst leaving the prospect of business school masters open at a good school after my undergraduate, I'm quite CBF during VCE and feel like I can easily achieve the ATAR required for Arts/Bus at Monash Clayton but not so easily for Melbourne. Without any bias input (#monashmasterrace etc :P) is it worth trying alot harder in VCE just to do Arts at Melb or is Monash all good.

Cheers.

I too would be interested in a response relating to the above ^
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on May 11, 2014, 08:21:29 pm
Hi,

I was just wondering would a double degree in arts/business at monash be better than an Arts degree at Melbourne, or vice versa? Whilst leaving the prospect of business school masters open at a good school after my undergraduate, I'm quite CBF during VCE and feel like I can easily achieve the ATAR required for Arts/Bus at Monash Clayton but not so easily for Melbourne. Without any bias input (#monashmasterrace etc :P) is it worth trying alot harder in VCE just to do Arts at Melb or is Monash all good.

Cheers.
It's kinda the wrong question in a way. Like… it depends what you want, you know what I mean? Like, it's circular. Whether you want to go to Melbourne depends on whether you're interested in Melbourne. Eg… do you want to experience breadth, etc etc, be more geared towards research etc etc. This probably doesn't make sense because I'm so tired, but your question isn't complete yet. Better, in what sense? Better in terms of employment? In times of how long you have to spend at uni? In terms of cost? Like, what do you want by "better"?
I can't conceive of a reason a lazy person would decide to work harder simply to go and do a single degree at X prestigious university instead of a double degree at Y prestigious university.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Jono_CP on May 11, 2014, 08:42:09 pm
It's kinda the wrong question in a way. Like… it depends what you want, you know what I mean? Like, it's circular. Whether you want to go to Melbourne depends on whether you're interested in Melbourne. Eg… do you want to experience breadth, etc etc, be more geared towards research etc etc. This probably doesn't make sense because I'm so tired, but your question isn't complete yet. Better, in what sense? Better in terms of employment? In times of how long you have to spend at uni? In terms of cost? Like, what do you want by "better"?
I can't conceive of a reason a lazy person would decide to work harder simply to go and do a single degree at X prestigious university instead of a double degree at Y prestigious university.

I want to study philosophy, politics and journalism as a bare minimum. I heard from one of my mates that his friend got into this course (Melb. Uni B/A) with an 86 without a SEAS application or anything which I found stunning. I do have a SEAS application in the making, but that only adds about 2 ATAR points overall. I am a hard worker, and will be around the high 80's mark, definitely not lower than 85. So in this sense, would you or anyone know that if this kind of guarantees me into the course if someone who gets lower than the ATAR required without a SEAS still gets in? But I am also interested in Arts/Business as the previous user Summer identified. I noticed though, that Economics is also taught in a B/A course. I don't care about the cost (not yet anyway), time doesn't matter to me (longer the better), but what is the difference between an Arts Course at Monash and an Arts Course at Melbourne? Both in terms of future employment, and direct experience in these courses.

Thank you!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: donkson on May 11, 2014, 09:30:42 pm
I'm doing a few philosophy units at Monash, and I've heard a few people that study it at UoM say that the Monash options are a little more wide ranging (in terms of subject matter and approaches etc). I'm not doing an arts degree though so that's as much as I can say.

In terms of future employment though, I really doubt it matters which uni you ultimately choose for arts.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Jono_CP on May 11, 2014, 09:37:54 pm
Thanks for that, but why then is there such a gap in the ATAR score? One would assume UoM is the better one based on score a lone, is this still true?

What type of philosophy are you learning and which philosophers? E.g. Greece like Socrates, Pluto or Revolutions such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau? Or modern thinkers like Deepak Chopra?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on May 11, 2014, 10:10:37 pm
Hey Jono. ATAR reqs don't offer a decisive view of university quality. Especially when you have a specific idea of what you want to do. ATARs are done via popularity. Let's say a course has 100 places and 10,000 people apply. Only the top 100 will get in. Let's say all 10,000 people have some sort of score similar to the ATAR. You obviously look at the highest 100 and let them in. By no means is this a direct analogy, but that's the idea. The more popular a course is, the higher the ATAR requirement goes. So, assuming that UoM is better simply because of the scores would not be a good assumption. UoM is definitely good. For other reasons. And the people at UoM may or may not have made an informed decision. They may also have looked at the buildings and decided to go there, so the popularity as aforementioned is not a precise indication.

The Monash philo department is phenomenal.
As far as employment, I've actually seen info indicating a far higher rate of employment for Monash grads. (could be because many more people from Melb go to postgrad? No idea. didn't pay much attention to it tbh)

Honestly, just choose the uni that's going to be quickest to travel to.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: vashappenin on May 13, 2014, 04:38:11 pm
So I've got like less than a month until my first exam.. Yay.. I was looking at past papers for one of my subjects and realised that there's no solutions for them -.-
So my question is, how do you guys study for exams? And how early do you start studying? Any advice is good but especially those students doing law subjects and commerce subjects.. Is it just reading through notes?? What about practice exams? What's the point if you don't get answers?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: donkson on May 13, 2014, 04:48:51 pm
Depends on the unit but I remember a few of my 1st year commerce units posted some past exams with solutions after week 12.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: duhherro on May 14, 2014, 12:34:05 am
hey guys if i want to get into civil, it says i need a 60 average WAM, does that mean I need 60% in my exams for all subjects assuming I did alright for the internal stuff?

and how similar are the exams compared to the past papers usually anyway?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on May 14, 2014, 12:40:14 am
hey guys if i want to get into civil, it says i need a 60 average WAM, does that mean I need 60% in my exams for all subjects assuming I did alright for the internal stuff?

Nope, WAM (weighted average mark) refers to your entire unit score, not just the final exam. Here's some more (official) info about the WAM and how it's calculated :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Reckoner on May 14, 2014, 12:52:57 am
I think this is what alondouek was referring too by "here"  :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: duhherro on May 14, 2014, 12:54:19 am
Nope, WAM (weighted average mark) refers to your entire unit score, not just the final exam. Here's some more (official) info about the WAM and how it's calculated :)

Thanks for this reply! Your link was broken ;)

But , I feel as if exams are a heavy part of the unit score, so even if you max out internal , you still need to do well on the exam to get above 60 for the subject :(. Atm I don't feel I can get a decent mark on the exam to get a 60 wam for civil :(
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: duhherro on May 14, 2014, 01:00:26 am
Thanks for this reply! Your link was broken ;)

But , I feel as if exams are a heavy part of the unit score, so even if you max out internal , you still need to do well on the exam to get above 60 for the subject :(. Atm I don't feel I can get a decent mark on the exam to get a 60 wam for civil :( Are Credits easy to get in eng subjects?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on May 14, 2014, 01:20:00 am
I think this is what alondouek was referring too by "here"  :P

haha my bad! Thanks man :)

Thanks for this reply! Your link was broken ;)

But , I feel as if exams are a heavy part of the unit score, so even if you max out internal , you still need to do well on the exam to get above 60 for the subject :(. Atm I don't feel I can get a decent mark on the exam to get a 60 wam for civil :(

Getting a credit average isn't overly hard to do; depending on the course material and the effort you're willing to put in it's by no means insurmountable.

Let's take a random CIV unit for example: CIV2206 - Mechanics of Solids.

- Internal assessment is worth 40%
- You need a score of 45% on the final exam (worth 60% of the unit total) to pass the unit.

0.45 x 0.6 = 0.27 = 27%, so assuming you do well on internal assessment and get the absolute bare minimum in the exam (which id unlikely, you'll probably do much better than 45% on the exam), then you've already got 67% - nearly a distinction.

It's a lot to do with preparedness and attitude; keep those both on track and you'll surpass a credit easily!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: duhherro on May 14, 2014, 11:49:29 am
Thanks for the reply alondouek! Very helpful! How similar are exams compared to their previous years? And are there differences in doing the sem 1 or sem 2 exams?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on May 14, 2014, 12:33:00 pm
I'm afraid I don't think I can help you there; I'm not studying engineering of any sort!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Joseph41 on May 14, 2014, 01:12:17 pm
Anybody planning on studying at Sunway campus next year?  :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on May 14, 2014, 07:27:02 pm
hey guys if i want to get into civil, it says i need a 60 average WAM, does that mean I need 60% in my exams for all subjects assuming I did alright for the internal stuff?

and how similar are the exams compared to the past papers usually anyway?
My friend got into civil with 72% average..he also failed one if his subjects.if the teaching stuff is the same then you can assume the past papers are pretty much representative of what's coming
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on May 26, 2014, 06:04:10 pm
Had a major anatomy assessment due today, haven't slept in 56 hours to get it done.

Biomed jaffies, you're going to have so much fun next year HAHAHAHAHAHA
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Kanon on May 27, 2014, 04:50:56 pm
Finally my last assessment has been handed in! I can start studyinggg!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: datfatcat on May 27, 2014, 05:09:03 pm
Finally my last assessment has been handed in! I can start studyinggg!

You are so lucky! I still have an oral presentation 2 days before my exam :'(
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on May 27, 2014, 07:35:48 pm
You are so lucky! I still have an oral presentation 2 days before my exam :'(

Don't whinge, we all did it :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on May 27, 2014, 08:19:17 pm
Interview at the Central Clinical School for another research project tomorrow morning, what up nerves

also, dat peak hour tram to the Alfred...
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on May 29, 2014, 11:59:38 pm
Met a fellow at uni today. He introduced himself by way of "Is this the philosophy society? Are you Brenden from ATAR Notes?"
 
The answers were yes.

Welcome to the abyss, achre. Welcome to the abyss.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Kanon on May 30, 2014, 12:26:17 am
Interview at the Central Clinical School for another research project tomorrow morning, what up nerves

also, dat peak hour tram to the Alfred...

How'd it go? :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on May 30, 2014, 01:10:03 am
How'd it go? :)

I think it went great! (Hopefully my prospective supervisor thought so too :P )
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: achre on June 05, 2014, 04:40:56 pm
nvm lel
Word counts. I have a 200 word (minimum, can be up to 220) dialogue that I have to memorise and present tomorrow for korean (special consideration, was meant to be a week ago), and after exhausting all of the vocab and situation dialogues offered by intro to korean 1, I've come up at 153 words. I've had little input from my partner (I've fired off like 3 emails over the past 5 days to him that he hasn't replied to, I don't even know if he's prepared for it or what, he's a third year, I don't think he's worried about his mark for this unit).

I don't want to go off onto tangents about why this is frustrating and stressing me out a lot, but just to put my mind at ease - how much of a penalty will there likely be for coming up 47 words short? The marking sheet says nothing about word count, but they've been really insistent that 200 is the minimum. I can't just add superfluous/repetitive stuff in there now at this stage because I really need to start practicing it, it's nearly 5 o'clock jesus

Can word counts be hurdle requirements?
Or not. Names are included in the word count. Good god it's so sad that that's the best news I've heard all week.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: datfatcat on June 07, 2014, 09:26:04 pm
I think it went great! (Hopefully my prospective supervisor thought so too :P )

When will you find out the outcome?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on June 07, 2014, 09:29:52 pm
When will you find out the outcome?

Good question! For the one I was involved in during the Summer, I think I found out early in the exam period.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Jono_CP on June 07, 2014, 09:33:49 pm
Could anyone give me a distinction between the standards Arts course and the Arts/Business course?

I am scared that I might get over the ATAR for Arts/Business but perhaps won't get 25+ for Further Maths...
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on June 07, 2014, 09:46:48 pm
Well, Arts is just an Arts degree. And Arts/Bus is a Business degree at the same time as an Arts degree.

You should work harder at Further. Remember that you've got two exams, practice hard and you'll meet the 25 on your exams alone.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Jono_CP on June 07, 2014, 10:06:08 pm
Well, Arts is just an Arts degree. And Arts/Bus is a Business degree at the same time as an Arts degree.

You should work harder at Further. Remember that you've got two exams, practice hard and you'll meet the 25 on your exams alone.

I do work hard at Further, except it is not my forte.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on June 07, 2014, 10:14:02 pm
I do work hard at Further, except it is not my forte.

I wouldn't worry too hard; just work consistently and you won't have any trouble pulling off a 25+ score. Don't forget that in the cohort that is the student body of Victoria, you are grouped with a significant proportion of students who unfortunately don't turn up to classes/SACs/exams and essentially bludge the whole year. If you're consistent and diligent with your work (you don't even need to stay particularly motivated if you don't feel like it!), you'll likely still pull off a decent score.

Anecdotal evidence time: I have the mathematical ability of a turd, but I still pulled off a 31 raw in methods. I didn't rank highly in my cohort, nor did I prepare much for the exams, but I worked consistently throughout the year. I reckon you'll be alright; if I could pull off a 25+ score for any maths subject (and a distinction in a university maths subject!) then absolutely anyone can.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on June 08, 2014, 12:11:20 am
Anyone ever had an exam in the sports hall before? Can anyone provide some direction? I know where the sports hall is because i used to train in Kendo in there. Finding the entire complex isn't the problem, it's more it's composed of like 4-5 buildings/chunks of buildings, not exactly sure where the exam hall is within that (or how easy it is to spot).

Also, it sucks having a 9;30 AM exam on a public holiday. The earliest PT will get me there (inc. bus to my local station) is 9:50 AM, it also includes odd ways like getting off at Glen Waverly (instead of Huntingdale). Thankfully, found a quicker way to get to my local station but all the routes are still messed up.

Met a fellow at uni today. He introduced himself by way of "Is this the philosophy society? Are you Brenden from ATAR Notes?"
 
The answers were yes.

Welcome to the abyss, achre. Welcome to the abyss.

Really should show up to those meetings one day...or just start my own club..
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on June 08, 2014, 01:47:30 pm
Anyone ever had an exam in the sports hall before? Can anyone provide some direction? I know where the sports hall is because i used to train in Kendo in there. Finding the entire complex isn't the problem, it's more it's composed of like 4-5 buildings/chunks of buildings, not exactly sure where the exam hall is within that (or how easy it is to spot).

Yes and it was fucking freezing so bring some jumpers :P

Do you know where the general entrance to the gym is? It's at that level crossing that's sort of close to the carpark outside Robert Blackwood. You just enter through there, and then turn left at the bottom of the stairs. It was near where the pool is when I did it. There will be plenty of signs anyway!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: achre on June 08, 2014, 04:02:53 pm
Anyone ever had an exam in the sports hall before? Can anyone provide some direction? I know where the sports hall is because i used to train in Kendo in there. Finding the entire complex isn't the problem, it's more it's composed of like 4-5 buildings/chunks of buildings, not exactly sure where the exam hall is within that (or how easy it is to spot).
You can't miss the exam area. They've saturated the place with signage and screens. If you know where the gym is, just walk towards there and you'll see it.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on June 08, 2014, 11:09:46 pm
Thanks for the advice everyone! Now i've only got a little cramming ahead.

Is that exam room 2 by any chance?

Good luck tomorrow!

Exam room 1, 9:30! Thanks!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on June 09, 2014, 12:02:56 am
I feel like complaining even though everyone in my cohort is in the same boat:

My biochem exam (Friday) is 5 essays in 3 hours. 5 essays on biochemistry.

What the fuck?!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on June 09, 2014, 03:24:35 am
I feel like complaining even though everyone in my cohort is in the same boat:

My biochem exam (Friday) is 5 essays in 3 hours. 5 essays on biochemistry.

What the fuck?!
I have physics exam (3 hours) on condensed matter and atomic physics, and then another one (2hours) on quantum mechanics..feel like I was doing a unit worth 2 units. Fml :/
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Fyrefly on June 09, 2014, 05:13:17 am
I feel like complaining even though everyone in my cohort is in the same boat:

My biochem exam (Friday) is 5 essays in 3 hours. 5 essays on biochemistry.

What the fuck?!

I've done six in three hours. It's difficult, but possible.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on June 09, 2014, 12:51:08 pm
I've done six in three hours. It's difficult, but possible.

But were the essays as interminably boring as biochemistry?

(Hint: probs not, biochem is the worst)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on June 09, 2014, 12:57:58 pm
Smashed out a 2400 word subject review. That's enough study for today, cheers :D
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: datfatcat on June 09, 2014, 01:10:00 pm
Finished my oral presentation!!  8) Now back to study for the exam  :'(
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Phy124 on June 09, 2014, 01:25:28 pm
Watched NBA finals game 2, obviously haven't started the day as well as you guys...
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: simba on June 09, 2014, 03:02:02 pm
Woke up vomiting. Ugh. The exam gods just hate me -.- I haven't felt this sick all year!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on June 09, 2014, 06:39:40 pm
Woke up vomiting. Ugh. The exam gods just hate me -.- I haven't felt this sick all year!

If you get a medical certificate you can defer your exams, if you feel the need anyway.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on June 09, 2014, 10:30:54 pm
Hey all! Hope the first day of the exam period has treated you well :)

It's great to see people starting to write up some subject reviews for the Monash University - Subject Reviews & Ratings thread! This resource is predominantly looked after by b^3 and myself, and we'd love to see some more subject reviews during and after this exam period.

So, if you've completed the exam for a unit (or you just want to procrastinate a bit), consider writing a detailed review to help out future students.

Thanks everyone!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: simba on June 09, 2014, 11:10:43 pm
If you get a medical certificate you can defer your exams, if you feel the need anyway.

Considering it. I'll see how I feel tomorrow :/
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on June 11, 2014, 04:37:44 pm
I've put up a review for SCI2015 - Scientific Practice and Communication (Advanced) in the reviews thread!

Either it or SCI2010 is compulsory for students in the Bachelor of Science, but I strongly recommend taking SCI2015 over SCI2010 if you can (previously it was only open to BSc Advanced (Hons) and BSc Advanced (Research) but this semester they opened it up to people with a high enough grade average.

There are several benefits to doing SCI2015 (you can read them properly in the review) but some major ones include picking your own topic for the major assessment task and the exam being worth 10% less than in SCI2010 (even though it's the same exam, so less pressure).

Anyone going into second-year Science should have a look! Even if you're not doing a BSc Advanced (Research) you can probably email the unit coordinator to request a place in the unit.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: keltingmeith on June 11, 2014, 07:44:12 pm
I can see you only went to one lecture (from what I've heard of the unit, I can understand why - also why you went to that particular lecture :P), but I'm curious if you do know - are the lectures for SCI2015 run with SCI2010, sort of like how MTH1035 runs with MTH1030 (if you know how that works at all)?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on June 11, 2014, 07:55:17 pm
I can see you only went to one lecture (from what I've heard of the unit, I can understand why - also why you went to that particular lecture :P), but I'm curious if you do know - are the lectures for SCI2015 run with SCI2010, sort of like how MTH1035 runs with MTH1030 (if you know how that works at all)?

Yep, it's a combined lecture!

The only differences between SCI2015 and SCI2010 are to do with 1) Assessments (as detailed in the review) and 2) You have a separate 2015 tutorial, which is nice (especially if you're in the Experimental Learning Space where we had our tutes this semester, it's quite a cool learning environment).
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on June 11, 2014, 10:12:37 pm
Experimental Learning Space where we had our tutes this semester, it's quite a cool learning environment).

Wait, where is this? Why is it 'Experimental'? :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on June 11, 2014, 10:22:35 pm
Wait, where is this? Why is it 'Experimental'? :P
Looks like in that small lecture theatre block across from the front of the maths building. One of the lecture theatres in there still has blackboards! And only seats like 20-40 people.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on June 11, 2014, 10:35:57 pm
Wait, where is this? Why is it 'Experimental'? :P

b^3's right; it's also called S15. Not sure why it's called the 'Experimental Learning Space but that's what it's called on my timetable!

Pros: Really nice, open space with easy-to-use technology stuff, especially for presentation-based assessment.

Cons: There are no bathrooms in that building, who came up with that? Poor form, Monash, poor form.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on June 11, 2014, 11:29:47 pm
Cons: There are no bathrooms in that building, who came up with that? Poor form, Monash, poor form.
That's why it's experimental, it's a psych experiment.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on June 11, 2014, 11:52:17 pm
psh, psych students don't venture that far up campus
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: b^3 on June 12, 2014, 12:02:48 am
psh, psych students don't venture that far up campus
Of course, they're not going to test it in their own areas on their own students who might work out that they're part of the experiment! :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on June 12, 2014, 12:05:40 am
hahaha! I'm certain that subjecting the first-year psych students to those ridiculous "lectorials" was a very Milgram-esque experiment by particularly devious members of the psych faculty :P

Regardless, I maintain that forcing me to march to the Maths toilets is a violation of my human rights.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: duhherro on June 12, 2014, 12:48:56 am
hi all, looking for a review on first year materials (1050), structures and processes!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on June 12, 2014, 12:52:55 am
hi all, looking for a review on first year materials (1050), structures and processes!

Hey mate! I merged your post here from the reviews thread; we try to keep the reviews thread solely consisting of review, so this is a much better place for review requests. I think there was a thread a while ago specifically for subject review requests, but I'm on my phone and I can't quite find it now :)

EDIT: Found it! Subject review requests
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on June 12, 2014, 08:08:51 am
hi all, looking for a review on first year materials (1050), structures and processes!
I'm going to review mae2400: engineering materials which is very similar to 1050 i think
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Reckoner on June 12, 2014, 10:05:25 am
hi all, looking for a review on first year materials (1050), structures and processes!

I'll have an ENG1010 one up once the exam is over (about 2 weeks away still!).
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: EspoirTron on June 12, 2014, 11:57:34 am
I have friends doing 1050 and they seem to half enjoy it. Apparently it is quite dry at time because it can really just come to long and tedious problems that you just have to number plug. However, at other times you could get some really lateral problems that take time to decipher.

On the other hand I hear that the first year ENG1030 is pretty good ;)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on June 13, 2014, 02:40:05 pm
Three hours, five essays and one destroyed wrist later, biochem exam is done and I need a nap
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on June 13, 2014, 04:50:15 pm
oh also this happened today.

Me to invigilator 1: "Hi, excuse me, this desk is a bit too high, is there any chance I can get a higher chair or lower desk?"
Invigilator 1: "Sure, give me a second"

*Invigilator gives me another chair*
-5 minutes later-

Invigilator 2: "Excuse me, I noticed you needed another chair. Were you feeling faint?"
Me: "No I'm just short"

lel
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: donkson on June 13, 2014, 05:57:50 pm
why would an additional chair help with feeling faint?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on June 13, 2014, 06:02:44 pm
That's an extremely good question, and one that I fear I am not qualified to answer.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: keltingmeith on June 13, 2014, 06:17:59 pm
What you do is you stand on it so that all the air rushes to your head. That way, you get more oxygen and start to feel better.

You also look like a tool in the process, but eh. :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Suigintou on June 15, 2014, 10:21:22 am
Has anyone here done ENG2092? I'm confused about the prerequisites; it says 'ENG1091 or MTH1030 and MTH1035 for students studying double degrees with science'.
So since I'm doing a double degree with science, do I need to do both MTH1030 and MTH1035? Both of these maths units list each other under their prohibitions.

I thought you couldn't do two units that are very similar... ???
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: keltingmeith on June 15, 2014, 10:34:55 am
MTH1030 and MTH1035 are basically the same subject, so I'm pretty sure they'd mean you should've done one or the other. There's nothing in 1035 that you'd use in eng anyway, Simon just liked showing off pretty maths, hahah.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Suigintou on June 15, 2014, 10:41:30 am
Haha yeah, thought that was weird. MTH1030 it is then.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on June 15, 2014, 01:50:50 pm
Has anyone here done ENG2092? I'm confused about the prerequisites; it says 'ENG1091 or MTH1030 and MTH1035 for students studying double degrees with science'.
So since I'm doing a double degree with science, do I need to do both MTH1030 and MTH1035? Both of these maths units list each other under their prohibitions.

I thought you couldn't do two units that are very similar... ???
You will struggle in 2092 without mth2010 or eng2091
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Suigintou on June 15, 2014, 02:11:52 pm
You will struggle in 2092 without mth2010 or eng2091
Yep. I'm planning to do MTH2010 first semester next year. Then 2092 second semester
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on June 15, 2014, 02:40:27 pm
Libraries are less packed than i imagined them to be this year. Still the same old problem of guys hogging computers to watch the NBA though...must be as old as decent internet as monash is..
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on June 15, 2014, 02:44:15 pm
Libraries are less packed than i imagined them to be this year. Still the same old problem of guys hogging computers to watch the NBA though...must be as old as decent internet as monash is..

Who are these fools watching NBA when there is a perfectly good World Cup on? I DON'T RESPECT OTHER PEOPLE'S SPORTING PREFERENCES.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on June 15, 2014, 09:50:54 pm
Anyone know where i can get my calculator stickered? It's been a few years since i last had to do it. They were giving them out in the tute but i missed out on it. Chemistry/science and maybe engineering will be fine if anyone knows where i can get those (its for my stats).
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: keltingmeith on June 15, 2014, 10:00:22 pm
PACE should be able to do it (right opposite S5, I believe? Or S6, I get the two mixed-up). First year chem labs might, but that exam has passed, so don't quote me on it.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Phy124 on June 15, 2014, 10:09:31 pm
Can't you just go to the Faculty of Science office and get it done? If not, and an engineering sticker is fine, you can certainly do this at the Faculty of Engineering office in building 72.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Thu Thu Train on June 15, 2014, 10:21:51 pm
Is Sunday night an inappropriate night to get drunk
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: keltingmeith on June 15, 2014, 10:26:25 pm
Only about as inappropriate as I reckon Thursday would be, but that's never stopped the people on res! :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on June 15, 2014, 10:57:21 pm
Is Sunday night an inappropriate night to get drunk

it is never an inappropriate night to get drunk
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: vashappenin on June 15, 2014, 11:02:58 pm
Guys do all calculators have to be stickered? I don't even know what I'm supposed to do.. I have an exam on tuesday for which I'm allowed to use a scientific calc so can't I just take that in? Do I have to go all the way to clayton to get it done? :\
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on June 15, 2014, 11:06:31 pm
Guys do all calculators have to be stickered? I don't even know what I'm supposed to do.. I have an exam on tuesday for which I'm allowed to use a scientific calc so can't I just take that in? Do I have to go all the way to clayton to get it done? :\

You must have a sticker or the calculator is not allowed to be used. They should have mentioned this in class?

I have heard that if you take it in unstickered, the invigilators give you a declaration to fill out where you write the make and model of the calculator (source:stalkerspace). However, i've also heard on stalkerspace that some people have had their calculators confiscated (thats more of a friend of a friend type thing though it seemed).

Overall, i would not risk it to be honest. IDK where you live, it takes me 2 hours to get to Clayton so i sympathise but if you're allowed a calculator, it's obviously a crucial piece of equipment for the exam, i wouldn't be taking any chances with it. That said, to the best of my knowledge, they'll very likely just give you that declaration, if you feel comfortable with that don't worry about the sticker.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: datfatcat on June 15, 2014, 11:28:10 pm
Is Sunday night an inappropriate night to get drunk
You can get drunk anytime of the day.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on June 16, 2014, 11:40:36 am
it is never an inappropriate night to get drunk

just wanted to draw attention to the fact that all three people who upvoted this post are notorious drunks
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: donkson on June 16, 2014, 12:14:21 pm

I have heard that if you take it in unstickered, the invigilators give you a declaration to fill out where you write the make and model of the calculator (source:stalkerspace). However, i've also heard on stalkerspace that some people have had their calculators confiscated (thats more of a friend of a friend type thing though it seemed).


I've never used a stickered calculator and haven't even had someone look twice (or once) at it.  Although I'm getting the impression that commerce exams might be less strict about it.

It's obviously better just to do it, but I wouldn't lose sleep over it.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: slothpomba on June 23, 2014, 08:56:56 pm
Good point, still might show up to Clayton early just in-case though.

How is everyone else finding exam period? I only have one exam left but i'm really stressed about it. It's SCI1020 (the easiest math im allowed to take and still satisfy my math requirement). So, it's not actually all that difficult, i just more worry about the lack of time i've got and my ability to retain it all. It's Wednesday too! I kind of neglected it in favour of all my other subjects (kind of a bad idea since the exam is 60% of this subject, my other subjects only had 20-30% exams).

I suppose two days and a bit is plenty to study for a subject but i still can't help but feel overwhelmed. Anyone got any exam study tips, especially considering how close it is? Don't skip over the (seemingly) obvious stuff like try practice exams either.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on June 23, 2014, 09:22:59 pm
Good point, still might show up to Clayton early just in-case though.

How is everyone else finding exam period? I only have one exam left but i'm really stressed about it. It's SCI1020 (the easiest math im allowed to take and still satisfy my math requirement). So, it's not actually all that difficult, i just more worry about the lack of time i've got and my ability to retain it all. It's Wednesday too! I kind of neglected it in favour of all my other subjects (kind of a bad idea since the exam is 60% of this subject, my other subjects only had 20-30% exams).

I suppose two days and a bit is plenty to study for a subject but i still can't help but feel overwhelmed. Anyone got any exam study tips, especially considering how close it is? Don't skip over the (seemingly) obvious stuff like try practice exams either.

I dont know the content but I think you should go through tute questions..pick 3 questions from each sheet..
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: achre on June 23, 2014, 11:06:03 pm
Are there any ATMs at the Caulfield campus?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Professor Polonsky on June 23, 2014, 11:17:56 pm
NAB - level 2 of Building S opposite the MONSU Caulfield Desk

Commonwealth Bank - level 2 of Building S opposite the MONSU Caulfield Desk

Westpac - in the eatery area of Camino Coffee House / Fresco Juice Bar (level 2 of Building C)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Tragesty on June 23, 2014, 11:44:34 pm
So I'm pretty sure I may have failed my last exam due to difficulty, poor effort, silly mistakes etc. etc.
Anyways, upon calculating possible exam marks I may achieve, I came to the conclusion I might just pass, or just fail.
Is it possible the chief examiner has the ability to take a look at students who achieved say, a 48 and bump them up to 50 based upon their discretion? (e.g. based off other factors such as tutorial attendance, quality of errors on exam etc.) or is this a rare, or non occurring, possibility?  :-\
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Phy124 on June 23, 2014, 11:56:53 pm
So I'm pretty sure I may have failed my last exam due to difficulty, poor effort, silly mistakes etc. etc.
Anyways, upon calculating possible exam marks I may achieve, I came to the conclusion I might just pass, or just fail.
Is it possible the chief examiner has the ability to take a look at students who achieved say, a 48 and bump them up to 50 based upon their discretion? (e.g. based off other factors such as tutorial attendance, quality of errors on exam etc.) or is this a rare, or non occurring, possibility?  :-\
To give you something positive to look at it, it has been "known" to occur (word of mouth - I have not been told by anyone of authority that they have bumped someone up or that it occurs, but the general consensus among students seems to be it does sometimes occur). However, it certainly doesn't happen in all cases and would be dependent on the situation (e.g. high in-semester assessment marks but just failed exam) and the chief examiner/unit coordinator or whoever it is that is in charge of these things.

Anyway, best to just put it behind you for the time being and enjoy your holidays, then address the issue when results come out, maybe you'll be pleasantly surprised. Best of luck! :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on June 24, 2014, 12:27:00 am
So I'm pretty sure I may have failed my last exam due to difficulty, poor effort, silly mistakes etc. etc.
Anyways, upon calculating possible exam marks I may achieve, I came to the conclusion I might just pass, or just fail.
Is it possible the chief examiner has the ability to take a look at students who achieved say, a 48 and bump them up to 50 based upon their discretion? (e.g. based off other factors such as tutorial attendance, quality of errors on exam etc.) or is this a rare, or non occurring, possibility?  :-\

Depends on the faculty - I think some faculties have a thing where if you get 48 or 49, you get a chance to resit the exam and if you pass the second time, your maximum possible mark is 50. Not 100% sure, but don't worry about it for now - cross that bridge if you come to it. Who knows, maybe it was a really hard exam and will get marked up!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on June 24, 2014, 12:39:39 am
(e.g. based off other factors such as tutorial attendance

I've heard for Maths units that this is the case, so stay cheerful, it could happen for your unit too :)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: achre on June 24, 2014, 12:51:02 pm
What does failing a unit entail, exactly? Is it just a term to describe getting below a 50, or are there serious consequences that come with it?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on June 24, 2014, 12:59:22 pm
What does failing a unit entail, exactly? Is it just a term to describe getting below a 50, or are there serious consequences that come with it?

It just means you got below 50. If it is a compulsory unit for your degree or is a pre-requisite for other subjects that you want to do, you will have to repeat it. If not, you're free to forget about it and do another subject instead.

The only time you'll have "serious consequences" (AFAIK) is if you really screw up, i.e. fail multiple units in multiple successive semesters, at which point you'll be called before the academic progress committee to explain why you have not progressed in your degree. And even then you'll still get at least one more shot at it. Being expelled from the course is a last resort and you would have to REALLY stuff up for that to happen (i.e. something like getting multiple 0s for multiple semesters in a row)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on June 24, 2014, 06:11:57 pm
Exams FINALLY done!

initiate sleep protocol
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: achre on June 24, 2014, 06:16:32 pm
It just means you got below 50. If it is a compulsory unit for your degree or is a pre-requisite for other subjects that you want to do, you will have to repeat it. If not, you're free to forget about it and do another subject instead.
Well that's a relief. Partially.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on June 24, 2014, 06:51:46 pm
Well that's a relief. Partially.
Come off it mate! There's not a chance you're getting close to 50 for a unit. What'd you take this semester, MTH3241?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: achre on June 24, 2014, 07:19:32 pm
Come off it mate! There's not a chance you're getting close to 50 for a unit. What'd you take this semester, MTH3241?
Oh no, haha, I'm not fishing for support or anything, I for-sure know I've failed Korean. I left more than half the exam blank and bombed every other piece of in-semester assessment.

Actually, I'm usually pretty arrogant about my marks, I'm expecting 80+ for every other unit.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on June 24, 2014, 07:38:22 pm
Oh no, haha, I'm not fishing for support or anything, I for-sure know I've failed Korean. I left more than half the exam blank and bombed every other piece of in-semester assessment.

Actually, I'm usually pretty arrogant about my marks, I'm expecting 80+ for every other unit.
Ouch! My commiserations.

It's not really arrogant when it's a feasible expectation though (assuming you aren't horrendously obnoxious about it). Good luck for Korean and the rest of your exams though, congrats on finishing your first exam period!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: jeanweasley on June 24, 2014, 08:19:47 pm
I still have French introductory tomorrow and I'm hoping that the exam will be no harder than the other assessments I've had so far.

Can't wait to actually get some reading done! I can't believe I haven't read a decent book in what feels like forever!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on June 24, 2014, 08:48:19 pm
What even are holidays? Keen to start back on the wards from Monday! Volunteered at some RACP exams (basically the exams for registrar doctors to pass in order to begin specialising!) and had a really good time, got the real gig coming up in a month or so, keen as! :D
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Phy124 on June 24, 2014, 08:56:25 pm
What even are holidays? Keen to start back on the wards from Monday! Volunteered at some RACP exams (basically the exams for registrar doctors to pass in order to begin specialising!) and had a really good time, got the real gig coming up in a month or so, keen as! :D
I finish tomorrow, you go back Monday, this means we have 5 days to get incessantly paralytic. To maximise productivity I vote you meet me at Caufield Racecourse at ~12.40pm tomorrow so we may begin our shenanigans, kthxbai.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on June 24, 2014, 08:56:59 pm
I still have French introductory tomorrow and I'm hoping that the exam will be no harder than the other assessments I've had so far.

Can't wait to actually get some reading done! I can't believe I haven't read a decent book in what feels like forever!
Omg same. At a minimum I need to read The Bell Jar, Brooklyn, The Republic, a bunch of other American classics (lol like I'll find the time), Walden and Civil Disobedience... UGH WHY IS UNI SO CONSUMING

I finish tomorrow, you go back Monday, this means we have 5 days to get incessantly paralytic. To maximise productivity I vote you meet me at Caufield Racecourse at ~12.40pm tomorrow so we may begin our shenanigans, kthxbai.
Top lel
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on June 26, 2014, 02:47:02 am
you guys know that allocate+ is open, right? I'm getting a very shitty timetable
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: simba on June 26, 2014, 11:40:19 am
Last exam today. Holy crap I CANNOT WAIT TO KICK PHYSICS BUTT AND THEN DROP IT NEXT SEMESTER BECASE PHYSICS WAS THE BANE OF MY EXISTENCE THIS SEMESTER!

....I'm just slightly excited for today to be over
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Kanon on June 26, 2014, 04:37:10 pm
I haven't heard a single person say ANYTHING positive about first year physics, must be really bad!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: keltingmeith on June 26, 2014, 05:30:27 pm
I dunno about 1011, I hear some good things about that, but never 1080.

Speaking of which, it'll be a miracle if I pass the subject, but at least it'll be done. SO LONG TO THE BANE OF MY FIRST SEMESTER.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: achre on June 26, 2014, 09:03:33 pm
If you do well in a second year unit, will it boost your WAM more than doing well in a first year unit?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Reckoner on June 26, 2014, 09:07:01 pm
If you do well in a second year unit, will it boost your WAM more than doing well in a first year unit?

Yeap, second and third year units are weighted double that of first year units. Have a play around with this.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on June 26, 2014, 09:20:08 pm
Yeap, second and third year units are weighted double that of first year units. Have a play around with this.
Shit. I thought this was just for MBBS for some silly reason.
A semester of complete and utter regret flashes before Brenden's eyes.


Edit: man I'm going to work ballistically next semester.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on June 26, 2014, 09:25:25 pm
*Biomed for MD entry. My bad.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Reckoner on June 26, 2014, 09:30:38 pm
Shit. I thought this was just for MBBS for some silly reason.
A semester of complete and utter regret flashes before Brenden's eyes.


Edit: man I'm going to work ballistically next semester.

If it makes you feel better, GPA weights first year units the same as second and third at least.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on June 26, 2014, 09:31:37 pm
If it makes feel better, GPA weights first year units the same as second and third at least.
Yeah I knew this. This is good. I will focus on this hahaha
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on June 27, 2014, 07:48:40 am
Edit: man I'm going to work ballistically next semester.

that's what I said every exam period for the last 6 years

it didn't happen

it won't happen

just let it go man
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on June 27, 2014, 12:10:03 pm
that's what I said every exam period for the last 6 years

it didn't happen

it won't happen

just let it go man
NO I'M SERIOUS THIS TIME
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on June 27, 2014, 12:49:55 pm
(http://static.someecards.com/someecards/usercards/1337981646408_4729600.png)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: aes_999 on June 27, 2014, 03:23:47 pm
Exams are done yaay. Hopefully everyone else does well this sem!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on June 27, 2014, 04:33:17 pm
Will the Arts faculty/managing office (Level 2 Menzies, right?) be open this week? Need to hand inane overload application form
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: achre on June 27, 2014, 05:15:16 pm
Will the Arts faculty/managing office (Level 2 Menzies, right?) be open this week? Need to hand inane overload application form

I had a course counselling session with them yesterday and they said I could schedule even into July, so tentatively I'd say yes.

But I'm not sure.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on June 27, 2014, 05:38:05 pm
I had a course counselling session with them yesterday and they said I could schedule even into July, so tentatively I'd say yes.

But I'm not sure.
Awesome. Thanks man.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on June 28, 2014, 05:00:12 pm
Has anyone played around with their preferences on Allocate+ for next semester?

Here's what I cooked up, not bad at all imo:

(http://i.imgur.com/016gSnw.png)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: keltingmeith on June 28, 2014, 06:51:40 pm
That's a pretty sick timetable, Wednesday's off, short Thursday/Friday. Only annoying part is those two breaks, hahah.

I don't seem to have the same luck, but at least I don't finish too late (minus that one chem lab). Unfortunately, I have a feeling MTH2222 and MTH2232 won't be recorded, better hope MTH2015 is...
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on June 28, 2014, 07:22:41 pm
haha yeah it's pretty good, and that clash is basically unavoidable so I reckon I've got a good shot at getting this timetable!

You're timetables alright (I don't think I'd enjoy that amount of maths but hey, each to their own), but maaaaaaaaaaaan that Wednesday looks like a shocker hahaha!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: keltingmeith on June 28, 2014, 07:25:10 pm
I reckon, hahah. Might get lucky, though - the 8:00 tute there is also on at Thursday 12:00, so here's hoping I get that time instead.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: kinslayer on June 29, 2014, 01:06:11 am
I am doing 2015/2222 as well but couldn't fit 2232 this semester, though I would have liked to. (Commerce...)

Kais doesn't record his lectures, but I'm pretty sure the 2010/2015 lectures will all be up on MULO

edit:
(http://i.imgur.com/A5v5A9i.png)

Already got one clash, hope there are no others. Thursdays are gonna be fun
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on June 29, 2014, 02:39:47 am
:(
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: keltingmeith on June 29, 2014, 12:01:05 pm
I am doing 2015/2222 as well but couldn't fit 2232 this semester, though I would have liked to. (Commerce...)

Kais doesn't record his lectures, but I'm pretty sure the 2010/2015 lectures will all be up on MULO

At least 2232 isn't a pre-req for anything, hahah. Granted, there's always next year to put it in, yeah?

I didn't think that Kais recorded his lectures, but I've also heard that John doesn't record the 2015 workshops, so I got a little worried about whether or not the lectures would be recorded, too. I'll send an e-mail out asking the unit co-ordinators once timetables are confirmed, though.

Also, yay, friend! :D I've been having trouble finding anyone who would willingly choose MTH2222 or MTH2232, hahah. Now just to find someone in MTH2232...
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: m.Chemia on June 29, 2014, 03:48:38 pm
At least 2232 isn't a pre-req for anything, hahah. Granted, there's always next year to put it in, yeah?

I didn't think that Kais recorded his lectures, but I've also heard that John doesn't record the 2015 workshops, so I got a little worried about whether or not the lectures would be recorded, too. I'll send an e-mail out asking the unit co-ordinators once timetables are confirmed, though.

Also, yay, friend! :D I've been having trouble finding anyone who would willingly choose MTH2222 or MTH2232, hahah. Now just to find someone in MTH2232...

I'm doing MTH2222, MTH2232 (and MTH3020) next semester :)
John didn't record his workshop for MTH2015 last year. I'm not sure who takes the MTH2010 lectures this year, but Steve Siems lectured MTH2010 last year and the lectures were recorded.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: kinslayer on June 30, 2014, 01:06:22 am
I wanted to do 2232 this semester and I guess I still can, but I want to overload and get as many actuarial CT exemptions (part I) as I can in second year so I can do the control cycle (part II) by distance ed. in third year. It's a shame that you can't overload in first year, or I would do that.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on June 30, 2014, 12:21:53 pm
OMG GUYS I CAN'T MAKE MY TIMETABLE IT KEEPS CRASHING AND THE WORLD IS FALLING AROUND ME! PLS HALP MY SUBJECTS HAVE QUOTAS AND I'M OVERLOADING ABOUT 18 UNITS THIS SEM SO I CAN QUINTUPLE MAJOR! :'(

loljks #monashmasterrace 8)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on July 03, 2014, 08:26:27 pm
My only 8AM lecture for next semester just got cancelled.








 ;D
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: achre on July 04, 2014, 06:37:56 pm
Is there a date before which I have to have enroled in all my semester 2 units by? 'cos right now on WES I'm enroled in two units while I'm figuring some stuff out for the other potential two.

Also thank you to this thread for being the place I dump my course anxieties into every couple of days.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on July 04, 2014, 06:44:00 pm
Is there a date before which I have to have enroled in all my semester 2 units by? 'cos right now on WES I'm enroled in two units while I'm figuring some stuff out for the other potential two.

Also thank you to this thread for being the place I dump my course anxieties into every couple of days.
you can change your units until the census date...I think it is something like 30th of August...
I changed one of my units straight after I got my first semester results last year..
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: keltingmeith on July 04, 2014, 07:10:49 pm
Allocate closes on the 17th, and personally I prefer to get all that in instead of trying to fit myself around done timetables and not having as much chance as everyone else to get the classes I want. But otherwise, as BigAl said, you have until whatever the census date is for that particular faculty.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: achre on July 04, 2014, 07:26:52 pm
Cheers guys.

Allocate closes on the 17th, and personally I prefer to get all that in instead of trying to fit myself around done timetables and not having as much chance as everyone else to get the classes I want.
I'm starting to feel like the only person who doesn't care about 8am tutes and what not.

Then again, the school is virtually around the corner for me.  ::)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: keltingmeith on July 04, 2014, 07:36:31 pm
I'm going for all the early tutes as well, but they're actually filling up faster than the later ones, so that might prove slightly problematic... :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on July 04, 2014, 08:09:29 pm
morning classes > afternoon classes, now and forever (just not 8AM classes, that's more in the category of 'ungodly hour' than 'morning') :P

A word of advice for achre (and anyone else, really); I recommend putting in a full set of unit enrolments for the entire year at the beginning of the year (8 units for those who are full-time). This is because A) it gives you an opportunity to switch as you want without the risk of ending up in an "oh fuck it's census date and I'm not enrolled in 4 units this semester"-type situation and B) it gives you leeway for if you're in - or trying to get into - one of those really random quota-based units that pop up every so often without any warning.

Always better to be enrolled in a unit which you can then drop if it really sucks than to not be enrolled in one by accident instead!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: achre on July 04, 2014, 08:28:20 pm
I was really dumb with planning out what units I was going to do at the start of the year as I wasn't sure about my major/minor, and just picked a sampling of 8 units that sounded easy or that I thought I might be interested in. But now that I'm a bit (a lot) clearer on where my interests lie, I've realised I'm going to pay dearly for my dumb choices in sem 1 (incl. not meeting prerequisites for second year subjects, having a low WAM, not being able to do everything I want to in my arts major/minor if and when I manage transfer into the double degree course structure).

Right now I've dropped intro to tv studies and intro to korean 2 and I'm trying to substitute in two 2nd year units by sending off a barage of desperate emails to some unfortunate unit coordinators just trying to enjoy their holidays. I'm starting to get really conscious of how much this stuff costs - just filling up two more slots in my timetable for the sake of doing 4 units costs me 1200 bucks, and as interesting as I'm sure the political economy of australian television is, I'd prefer doing something constructive. Like this. Jesus christ, this is just Unit 3 AoS 1 for Global Politics. Let me at it, I'll smash it, to hell with your pre-reqs monash.

100% of my problems right now are doing intro to korean instead of intro to politics in semester one  <= which on reflection is probably an indication that my life is pretty easy.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: keltingmeith on July 04, 2014, 08:35:40 pm
If it's any consolation, the unit co-ordinators are probably working right now, hahah. Just because they're not lecturing doesn't mean they have no work to do.

Granted, stress less about bad choices - I'm like you and made some  bad choices in units, but I can still fit in three majors, so I'm sure you can still make room for what you want/need to do.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on July 05, 2014, 02:32:41 pm
Moodle got a make-over!

(http://i59.tinypic.com/208k3eb.png)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: ninwa on July 05, 2014, 02:34:40 pm
pity it still hasn't removed my subject from SUMMER SEMESTER 2012-13 (and no Moodle I do not have assignments that need attention! I submitted that assignment a year ago! fuck you!)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: pi on July 05, 2014, 02:40:36 pm
pity it still hasn't removed my subject from SUMMER SEMESTER 2012-13 (and no Moodle I do not have assignments that need attention! I submitted that assignment a year ago! fuck you!)

I raise you this :P

And to make this worse, I have assignments due from a unit that I didn't even do :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: brenden on July 05, 2014, 03:00:00 pm
I was really dumb with planning out what units I was going to do at the start of the year as I wasn't sure about my major/minor, and just picked a sampling of 8 units that sounded easy or that I thought I might be interested in. But now that I'm a bit (a lot) clearer on where my interests lie, I've realised I'm going to pay dearly for my dumb choices in sem 1 (incl. not meeting prerequisites for second year subjects, having a low WAM, not being able to do everything I want to in my arts major/minor if and when I manage transfer into the double degree course structure).

Right now I've dropped intro to tv studies and intro to korean 2 and I'm trying to substitute in two 2nd year units by sending off a barage of desperate emails to some unfortunate unit coordinators just trying to enjoy their holidays. I'm starting to get really conscious of how much this stuff costs - just filling up two more slots in my timetable for the sake of doing 4 units costs me 1200 bucks, and as interesting as I'm sure the political economy of australian television is, I'd prefer doing something constructive. Like this. Jesus christ, this is just Unit 3 AoS 1 for Global Politics. Let me at it, I'll smash it, to hell with your pre-reqs monash.

100% of my problems right now are doing intro to korean instead of intro to politics in semester one  <= which on reflection is probably an indication that my life is pretty easy.

Yeah I also was like this. It's fixable with overloading and summer units and things of this nature though! And yeah. Cost factor. Tell me about it hahaha.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: keltingmeith on July 05, 2014, 03:26:14 pm
Yeah I also was like this. It's fixable with overloading and summer units and things of this nature though! And yeah. Cost factor. Tell me about it hahaha.

Right for some - only subject available in summer semester for me is research project. :'(
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Kanon on July 05, 2014, 08:01:10 pm
The new Moodle template is made using Bootstrap which is a responsive framework for coding, ie, it should look great on ANY device you own :) Try resizing the browser and see what happens.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: zhenzhenzhen on July 05, 2014, 08:59:14 pm
SOMEONE QUICKLY HELP ME FIX THIS WHITE UGLY MOODLE MESS

(http://www.atarnotes.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=128055.0;attach=18557)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: keltingmeith on July 05, 2014, 09:03:57 pm
I don't like it, myself - everything's too big, I feel like I've zoomed in 1000% on my computer or something, hahah.

EDIT: Also, yes, ugly white moodle mess. :S
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Professor Polonsky on July 05, 2014, 09:33:15 pm
If it's any consolation, the unit co-ordinators are probably working right now, hahah. Just because they're not lecturing doesn't mean they have no work to do.
It depends - a lot of them take annual around this time of the year - and even if they're working, they still probably wouldn't want to deal with students. :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: alondouek on July 05, 2014, 09:47:02 pm
Looks pretty good to me!

(http://i.imgur.com/48YCKY3.png)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: kinslayer on July 06, 2014, 01:21:53 am
old moodle looked... old. Decent upgrade imo

A lot of the stuff which was typeset for the old moodle will look shit because the various CSS have changed, I reckon it will look a lot better once the content creators learn how to use it
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: DisaFear on July 06, 2014, 02:01:22 am
Oh wow Moodle XD
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: duhherro on July 07, 2014, 08:46:46 pm
sup guys just wondering, what would be an easy eng unit ? thinking of materials vs electrical , or professions if i can do it (as a double degree)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on July 07, 2014, 09:17:05 pm
sup guys just wondering, what would be an easy eng unit ? thinking of materials vs electrical , or professions if i can do it (as a double degree)
I havent done those units because I'm doing a double degree..However, I've done a similar materials unit and physics...materials can be very easy with some memorization and a bit of maths..
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Hancock on July 07, 2014, 10:01:33 pm
I havent done those units because I'm doing a double degree..However, I've done a similar materials unit and physics...materials can be very easy with some memorization and a bit of maths..

Materials 1 is the least mathsy eng course you will take. As such, I did not enjoy it.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: duhherro on July 07, 2014, 10:37:14 pm
Cheers for the reply, how about an easy comm unit?

I've scored a job recently, so i'm trying to base my uni hours around it and would also like to do an easy eng unit and maybe  a comm one too (i plan to do civil like 80% at the moment)
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: donkson on July 07, 2014, 11:54:12 pm
any of the 1st year comm units (except accounting and bus law depending on your interests) are very straightforward.

my vote for the overall easiest is intro to micro
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: BigAl on July 07, 2014, 11:55:51 pm
Materials 1 is the least mathsy eng course you will take. As such, I did not enjoy it.
yeah same here :(
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: duhherro on July 08, 2014, 12:11:23 am
how does materials compare against electrical ?  I think i really just want a unit to boost my wam for 60 average in case for civil :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Jono_CP on July 08, 2014, 12:20:12 am
A Monash advisor emailed me recently to say that there are pathways for those who achieve a clearly-in ATAR for a course, but do not satisfy a particular pre-requisite.

At the moment, I think it would be difficult for me to achieve a 25+ study score for Further Mathematics in terms of quantitative and objective marks, despite the effort I am putting in. This is required for the Business type degree courses.

Anyone had first-hand experience of these 'pathways'? For specific courses I am referring to those in the 80+ ATAR range, e.g. Journalism/Business, Business/Marketing, Arts/Business etc...

What is the difference between a standard Arts course and a double degree which may contain Arts? With a standard Arts degree, can you still do Business? I find this very confusing, as there are a wealth of subject areas to do with Arts.

I also researched Arts/Education as this satisfies many interests of mine, however, a user told me that the education part of the course can be extremely dull. Thoughts?

Then again, I may not even reach a high enough ATAR! I know that anything can happen on a given SAC or exam day, albeit it would be naive of me not to research and acquire advice on the following nonetheless.

Thank you!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: aes_999 on July 09, 2014, 07:04:48 pm
DUUUUUDEEE.

Moodel is so bright now. I actually kinda liked the layout of old moodle.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: donkson on July 09, 2014, 08:33:51 pm
yeah I'm not a fan either.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Rohmer on July 09, 2014, 10:02:21 pm
A Monash advisor emailed me recently to say that there are pathways for those who achieve a clearly-in ATAR for a course, but do not satisfy a particular pre-requisite.

At the moment, I think it would be difficult for me to achieve a 25+ study score for Further Mathematics in terms of quantitative and objective marks, despite the effort I am putting in. This is required for the Business type degree courses.

I don't have any experience with these pathways, but it's basically a bridging course that they're talking about (i.e. some sort of course equivalent to Further or Methods). These may well exist for Further (I'm not so sure, though I'm pretty sure there is a maths unit basically considered equivalent to Methods/Spec at Monash); you would do it while studying Arts in your first semester I guess, then transfer to Arts/Business. At this point I'd focus more on getting the 25 in Further, if you ultimately have to do a bridging course later for Business then no big deal really.

The difference between Arts and Arts double degrees is that with straight arts you'll get more Arts subjects (meaning probably another major & minor). Within a standard Arts degree you can probably do a few business subjects as electives, but you won't be able to do enough units to major in anything (just to clarify, majors are just subject areas - accounting, marketing, management, economics, etc. that you complete a certain number of units/subjects for, i.e. you sorta specialise in them). No idea about Education degrees sorry...
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: keltingmeith on July 10, 2014, 09:34:36 am
New booklist appears to be up, and my new books are only recommended! Looks like I get food this month~
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: m.Chemia on July 10, 2014, 09:40:03 am
New booklist appears to be up, and my new books are only recommended! Looks like I get food this month~

Prescribed textbooks for two units, hmm, definitely not buying for CHM2922, as for MTH3020, I'll see...
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: keltingmeith on July 10, 2014, 09:42:31 am
My logic is if I can survive first semester chem without the textbook, I can do the same this semester. :P
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: m.Chemia on July 10, 2014, 09:44:22 am
Your logic is right, you totally can survive first year chem without a textbook, and second year.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: achre on July 10, 2014, 01:35:22 pm
If I meet the pre-reqs for a 2nd year subject as a first year (this), do I still need to ask permission or can I just enrol straight away in WES?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Rohmer on July 10, 2014, 02:19:28 pm
If I meet the pre-reqs for a 2nd year subject as a first year (this), do I still need to ask permission or can I just enrol straight away in WES?

You can just enrol; if you've met the pre-req's then you should be fine to do the unit. If for some reason they won't let you do the unit (seems unlikely), then you'll get an email from the Arts faculty about not being able to enrol, but you could seek permission then anyway.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: saifh on July 11, 2014, 04:14:10 am
I'm currently in first year doing my Bachelor of Software Engineering at Monash, and I think I just barely failed a core unit (maybe 1-3%) off the 50% pass cutoff. Does monash offer the supplementary exams for first years or is that only for last year students?

Also, for those in monash clayton, I can choose preferences on my allocate+ for the units I'd be able to do in semetser 2 if I didn't fail that one unit as explained above, does that mean I've been granted into that unit or will everything change on the Monday when results are released?

Also, this may be a dick move, but is it possible to ask to get an exam re-marked if you're literally off maybe 1 or 2 marks off passing the unit?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Professor Polonsky on July 11, 2014, 05:22:59 am
As a heads up...
Quote from: https://my.monash.edu.au/study/administration/exams/sms/
In addition to receiving your results online via your my.monash portal, Monash offers you the opportunity to receive your results via SMS (short text messages sent to your mobile phone).

We intend to send the message between late evening on 11 July and noon on 13 July AEST, when results are released online.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Kanon on July 11, 2014, 07:03:02 am
I'm currently in first year doing my Bachelor of Software Engineering at Monash, and I think I just barely failed a core unit (maybe 1-3%) off the 50% pass cutoff. Does monash offer the supplementary exams for first years or is that only for last year students?

Also, for those in monash clayton, I can choose preferences on my allocate+ for the units I'd be able to do in semetser 2 if I didn't fail that one unit as explained above, does that mean I've been granted into that unit or will everything change on the Monday when results are released?

Also, this may be a dick move, but is it possible to ask to get an exam re-marked if you're literally off maybe 1 or 2 marks off passing the unit?

Thanks!
If you've been pretty consistent in your learning, ie, attending most tutes/labs and can demonstrate that aswell as pretty close to a pass. It's not uncommon to hear of people markers bumping you up just so you can pass. I'm not entirely sure about the pre-req thing, but I assume that you would need to seek permission form your faculty to continue on without the pre-req.

Check to see if they hold a post-exam review, if they do go there with a friend doing the unit and see if there are any little discrepancies?
Goodluck!
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: m.Chemia on July 11, 2014, 08:59:30 am
Is putting a tutorial and a chem lab back-to-back a horrible idea?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: keltingmeith on July 11, 2014, 09:02:49 am
Is putting a tutorial and a chem lab back-to-back a horrible idea?
I'd probably die, but if you think you can handle it, I don't see why not?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Kanon on July 11, 2014, 09:15:02 am
For anyone that did MTH1030 (might apply to MTH1035), is the assignment due in the support classes or submitted via assignment boxes?

For MTH1020 the assignments were due in support classes and I had my support class on monday, some of the weeks it was pretty stressful.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: m.Chemia on July 11, 2014, 09:15:30 am
I'd probably die, but if you think you can handle it, I don't see why not?

My main concern is that people usually get to chem lab early just to get ready and pre-lab talk might start early, if my tute ends late (very unlikely), I might miss the pre-lab and feel super unprepared.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: keltingmeith on July 11, 2014, 09:39:58 am
For anyone that did MTH1030 (might apply to MTH1035), is the assignment due in the support classes or submitted via assignment boxes?

For MTH1020 the assignments were due in support classes and I had my support class on monday, some of the weeks it was pretty stressful.
It might change because different semesters, but this semester it was assignment boxes and always due on a Tuesday.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: mseleanor on July 11, 2014, 12:29:24 pm
As a heads up...
In addition to receiving your results online via your my.monash portal, Monash offers you the opportunity to receive your results via SMS (short text messages sent to your mobile phone).

We intend to send the message between late evening on 11 July and noon on 13 July AEST, when results are released online.

Does this mean we might start receiving them tonight?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Jono_CP on July 11, 2014, 01:38:13 pm
Hi Monash Students,

I haven't acquired a response from Monash for about a week, which is unlike my other emails. Thus, if anyone is willing to respond to my queries I'd greatly appreciate it!


1) May I enquire about the Arts/Education degree?

If I hypothetically enter into this course, will these two be full degree courses? Or is it half of each of education and arts?

Also, what does the education course involve? Can I still pursue my interests in Arts, such as Journalism and philosophy for instance?

2)  On your website there seems to be listed an Arts/Education and Arts/Education (honours). Are these two separate 'things'? Excuse my lousy expression.

3) What is the difference between a standard Arts course and a double degree which may contain Arts? With a standard Arts degree, can you still do Business? I find this very confusing, as there are a wealth of subject areas to do with Arts.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Chazef on July 11, 2014, 02:28:47 pm
Hey who should I contact about taking a unit (FIT1008) alongside its prerequisite (FIT1029)?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Professor Polonsky on July 11, 2014, 02:33:41 pm
Does this mean we might start receiving them tonight?
I don't think they'd ever arrived that early, but it seems like it might happen from that.
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: saifh on July 11, 2014, 03:31:48 pm
Hey who should I contact about taking a unit (FIT1008) alongside its prerequisite (FIT1029)?

Is it possible to do these two units alongside each other in one semester or any units that have prerequisites?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Chazef on July 11, 2014, 03:38:27 pm
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Is it possible to do these two units alongside each other in one semester?


They're both running in sem 2 so it is possible, and there aren't any clashes I've seen in timetabling
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: saifh on July 11, 2014, 03:41:26 pm


They're both running in sem 2 so it is possible, and there aren't any clashes I've seen in timetabling

I thought you need to complete FIT1029 before being allowed to do FIT1008 though?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Chazef on July 11, 2014, 03:47:32 pm
that's why it's called a prerequisite amarite :P . But I've watched through all the lectures in 1029 and a third of the 1008 lectures and I can't see that much of an overlap of concepts so far and even if there is overlap, I've got 1029 under my belt enough to be able to take anything that has it as a prereq
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: saifh on July 11, 2014, 03:49:21 pm
that's why it's called a prerequisite amarite :P . But I've watched through all the lectures in 1029 and a third of the 1008 lectures and I can't see that much of an overlap of concepts so far and even if there is overlap, I've got 1029 under my belt enough to be able to take anything that has it as a prereq

I just did FIT1029 and think I may of failed, would I be allowed to do 1029 and 1008 next semeseter?
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: Chazef on July 11, 2014, 03:53:43 pm
I don't think so, unless you failed due to some kind of attendance issue or maybe illness/tragedy. I don't really know much about this stuff
Title: Re: Monash General Chat
Post by: saifh