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January 25, 2021, 08:07:00 am

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Re: Monash General Chat
« Reply #5955 on: October 30, 2020, 08:38:35 pm »
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For anyone finishing their course this year, the 'in-person celebration' in 2021 mentioned in the graduation email for those who choose to confer in January does not involve gown hire according to Monash Connect.

Figured taking some pictures in the official graduation gowns might be important for some people! (at this rate I would have graduated twice and not even worn it haha)
Why do they make this process so confusing! I think most of my cohort has elected to wait until in-person stuff becomes available for graduation. I was going to do in absentia just because who knows when things will happen, but I would really like to celebrate and acknowledge the past 4 years of hard work so I chose to wait.

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Re: Monash General Chat
« Reply #5956 on: October 30, 2020, 09:30:56 pm »
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Why do they make this process so confusing! I think most of my cohort has elected to wait until in-person stuff becomes available for graduation. I was going to do in absentia just because who knows when things will happen, but I would really like to celebrate and acknowledge the past 4 years of hard work so I chose to wait.

Does Peninsula do its own graduations or would you come into Clayton? 

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« Reply #5957 on: October 30, 2020, 09:35:12 pm »
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Does Peninsula do its own graduations or would you come into Clayton? 
I'd assume same as Parkville - go to Clayton

But idk how to feel about these virtual events either, so I'd rather go do one in person whenever that may (ever) happen aha
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Re: Monash General Chat
« Reply #5958 on: October 31, 2020, 01:37:43 pm »
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I'd assume same as Parkville - go to Clayton

But idk how to feel about these virtual events either, so I'd rather go do one in person whenever that may (ever) happen aha

Yeah. There are people in my cohort who are choosing to graduate this year and get a bachelor of science rather than finishing next year and getting the bachelor of science advanced - global challenges (honours) & it feels bad that not only did people get pulled back from exchange (in GC you can only do exchange 3rd year 1st sem) but that some of them won't get to have normal graduations as well :(

Hopefully Victoria is tracking well enough early next year that you can do an in person one then.

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« Reply #5959 on: October 31, 2020, 07:14:30 pm »
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Does Peninsula do its own graduations or would you come into Clayton? 
Yeah, like insanipi said, we go to Clayton. In normal times, we get an expedited graduation which is held in December (as do a number of health courses, I think the med kids have it too). I think they've said they estimate we'll have a ceremony around May next year.

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« Reply #5960 on: December 22, 2020, 02:05:33 pm »
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Hey hey,
So after meddling with the WAM calculator, I donít want to do ATS1297 in 2nd year anymore (after just realising that 1st-year subjects are weighted half, regardless of them being completed 2nd year).
Qs1: Can I please get some help selecting a unit thatís relatively easy to manage with DEV2011, BCH2011, PHY2011? I donít mind anything within the science or arts faculty.
Qs2: Is there anything I should know about changing units before the census date? Can I only do this after the semester starts?
Thank you!
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Re: Monash General Chat
« Reply #5961 on: December 22, 2020, 06:08:56 pm »
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Hey hey,
So after meddling with the WAM calculator, I donít want to do ATS1297 in 2nd year anymore (after just realising that 1st-year subjects are weighted half, regardless of them being completed 2nd year).
Qs1: Can I please get some help selecting a unit thatís relatively easy to manage with DEV2011, BCH2011, PHY2011? I donít mind anything within the science or arts faculty.
Qs2: Is there anything I should know about changing units before the census date? Can I only do this after the semester starts?
Thank you!
 :)

A1. MCB2011 and MCB2022 are usually good to add on. It also gives you a minor in molecular biology and pairs nicely with the units you listed above. Most of it will cover VCE Biology content and/ or add on from BIO1011/ BIO1022. (I found that it overlapped with genetics, microbiology, immunology, etc., so a good chance youíll cover similar topics to your other units, particularly BCH, as MCB counts towards both genetics and biochem majors - or at least it did when I did it.) Iíve got a review on it in the Monash Subject Reviews thread. Otherwise I can suggest basically most arts units at Level 2 that donít have prerequisites e.g. ATS2648 (Contemporary Japan) - this unit I remember being told was a nice unit.

A2. IIRC, you can change units any time before census date, including before semester starts without incurring anything (no charges). Might take a little bit to process over the holiday season but apart from that, I canít see anything stopping you.
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Re: Monash General Chat
« Reply #5962 on: December 24, 2020, 05:16:51 pm »
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1) Outside of open days, is there a way to speak with student representatives regarding the course they are studying (how they've found it so far etc)? Specifically looking for the Arts faculty.

2) How can I get a feel of the campus vibe during this time? Are the Clayton and Caulfield campuses open to the public? If not, are there virtual tours available?
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« Reply #5963 on: December 27, 2020, 11:57:19 am »
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1) Outside of open days, is there a way to speak with student representatives regarding the course they are studying (how they've found it so far etc)? Specifically looking for the Arts faculty.

2) How can I get a feel of the campus vibe during this time? Are the Clayton and Caulfield campuses open to the public? If not, are there virtual tours available?

1) Maybe give this a shot? I know it's not student representatives, but it's a good way to chat about the courses available.

2) Clayton and Caulfield campuses are open, but only to walk around. Not to go into any buildings as they have restricted access to staff and students only. It's hard to get a feel of campus vibes due to everyone being on holiday, and the university is closed until Jan 7 for on-campus teaching. If you come into campus from Jan 7 onwards though you might be able to get some feel of vibes, but everything's hinging on how things go early next year. I'd wait until O-Week (if it runs) to check out Clayton & Caulfield campuses as they should be more lively then.  But there are virtual tours available here so check them out!
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Re: Monash General Chat
« Reply #5964 on: January 02, 2021, 01:58:00 pm »
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Is someone able to help me out I want to study Medicine in the future, would it be best to study a bachelor of science at Monash or biomedical science? Also, which course would offer better opportunities if I wasn't to move onto Medicine.

Also, am I able to complete an undergraduate degree at another university such as La Trobe then apply for Medical school in Monash? or do I have to complete my undergraduate course at Monash as well?

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Re: Monash General Chat
« Reply #5965 on: January 02, 2021, 02:43:07 pm »
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Hey Hey,
Postgraduate medicine entry for Monash is only available to students who have graduated with a Monash degree, with a WAM higher than 70. The degree must be in Biomed (+ any double degrees), Pharmacy, Physio or Science (+ any double degrees). Monash graduate entry is dependent on your WAM (your weighted average mark = approx. overall academic score) (40%), SJT (Situational Judgement Test) and an interview (MMI) (60%).
+ With a science degree, you have to complete at least 5 units, in this list.
More info about graduate entry

Biomed Ė has approx. 70% of the 73 places allocated to Monash degree holders
Science, Pharmacy, Physio Ė has approx. 30% of the 73 places allocated to Monash degree holders
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I was also in your position of picking between biomed vs science. Personally, I recommend doing Pharmacy or Physio, as on top of giving you the slim opportunity of getting into grad med, they are more likely to have better job prospects than biomed or science. I picked science, as I wanted a broad + more 'chill' degree, the opportunity to try for grad-med and a possible pathway for research. I guess it all depends on your interests. I would say, with biomed or science, considering the outcome of not getting into med; would you like to pursue a career in some biomed area (add a double degree Ė eng, law/ biotech/ follow up with your major: eg: pathology -> lab assistant)? Or research (masters -> PHD)?, just have some estimate of where you would go from there. But according to most of the advice Iíve received, you have to stay consistently motivated to get that coveted spot in grad med, avoid purely doing a degree for an additional slim chance and have a backup plan (non-standard interstate med, change of goal, picking up honours etc.)
(Pls correct me if Iím inaccurate)
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« Reply #5966 on: January 03, 2021, 12:30:24 am »
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Hey! I'm about to begin the maths bridging program at Monash because I didn't do methods in year 12 and want to study Biomedical science! Does anyone have any tips? How did you find the course?

Also, any advice in preparing for biomedical science at Monash or even just general advice heading into Monash would be great!!

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« Reply #5967 on: January 03, 2021, 12:26:03 pm »
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Hey Hey,
Postgraduate medicine entry for Monash is only available to students who have graduated with a Monash degree, with a WAM higher than 70. The degree must be in Biomed (+ any double degrees), Pharmacy, Physio or Science (+ any double degrees). Monash graduate entry is dependent on your WAM (your weighted average mark = approx. overall academic score) (40%), SJT (Situational Judgement Test) and an interview (MMI) (60%).
+ With a science degree, you have to complete at least 5 units, in this list.
More info about graduate entry

Biomed Ė has approx. 70% of the 73 places allocated to Monash degree holders
Science, Pharmacy, Physio Ė has approx. 30% of the 73 places allocated to Monash degree holders
FAQs

Anecdotal advice
I was also in your position of picking between biomed vs science. Personally, I recommend doing Pharmacy or Physio, as on top of giving you the slim opportunity of getting into grad med, they are more likely to have better job prospects than biomed or science. I picked science, as I wanted a broad + more 'chill' degree, the opportunity to try for grad-med and a possible pathway for research. I guess it all depends on your interests. I would say, with biomed or science, considering the outcome of not getting into med; would you like to pursue a career in some biomed area (add a double degree Ė eng, law/ biotech/ follow up with your major: eg: pathology -> lab assistant)? Or research (masters -> PHD)?, just have some estimate of where you would go from there. But according to most of the advice Iíve received, you have to stay consistently motivated to get that coveted spot in grad med, avoid purely doing a degree for an additional slim chance and have a backup plan (non-standard interstate med, change of goal, picking up honours etc.)
(Pls correct me if Iím inaccurate)
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Thanks so much for the advice!! I think I might try the biomedical science route as I really have my heart set on continuing to Medicine!

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« Reply #5968 on: January 03, 2021, 11:03:28 pm »
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Yoo, just wondering how hard is it to maintain a WAM of 70 for eng at Monash. And any tips for first year eng?
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« Reply #5969 on: January 04, 2021, 06:47:46 pm »
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Would anyone be able to help me out, I want to get a part-time job but unsure roughly how many days at uni I will be. Would anyone know a rough estimate how many days a week you'd be at Monash for either a bachelor fo science or biomedical science?