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2019 Monash New Student Thread
« on: January 15, 2019, 11:34:26 am »
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Feel free to ask any questions about getting started at Monash by hitting 'Reply' on this thread (you must have an account and be logged in). You can also post in the Monash General Chat, or create a new thread in the Monash University subforum.
For subject/unit selection-related discussion (including unit selection advice), please visit the 2019 Unit Selection Thread.
If you would like to speak to a Monash representative, you can also call 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274), or visit Monash Connect on your campus. Where possible, have information such as your student ID number and WES transaction numbers ready. Of course, you can also post those questions in this thread, and hopefully someone here can help you out as well :)



Welcome and congratulations to all new 2019 Monash students!

This is a continuation from last year's thread - some of the information will be the same, but a lot has changed at Monash over the past year, so I thought it would be a good idea to start a new thread! The aim of this thread to is to briefly address the main things most students will encounter in their first few weeks at Monash, and also act as a central place for new students to ask questions, etc. and current students to give advice. All advice in this thread is from personal experience. If you'd like to add anything, feel free to post below and I'll add it to the main post (with credit). Be sure to also check out the Monash Guides and Resources thread :)

Enrolling
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You will be able to begin the enrolment process (yay!) as soon as VTAC accounts are unlocked from 2pm on Wednesday, 16 January 2019. Head to the enrolments website. You do not need to wait for any correspondence from the university itself. Enter your VTAC details to be directed to the enrolments page (the remainder of that initial page steps you through advice and tips for surviving your first semester at uni). When enrolling, you should have ready: the contact details of an emergency contact and your tax file number (if you have a CSP, and are opting to use HECS-HELP to pay your fees). You will have two fees to pay (or defer): one for your units that year, and a Student Services Amenities Fee (which gives you access to Monash services).

After filling out all the administrative details, you'll be able to move on to selecting your area of study (majors, minors, specialisations, etc. - which you need to select, if any, will depend on your course) and your units (subjects). Don't stress too much about your selection here - you'll be able to change them if you change your mind (preferably before uni starts). For many courses (e.g. BSc, BCom), you'll be able to change your major later (e.g. next year). The final date to add units is March 15, 2019. The census date for Semester 1, 2019 is Sunday March 31 (~week 4). You will be able to un-enrol in units up until this date without penalty. Be sure to keep these dates in mind - your personal circumstances might change (meaning you might want to drop your study load for the semester), or you might want to change units.

In terms subjects (called units at Monash), the best way to work out which subjects you need to enrol in is by first looking up your course handbook page here. Once you've found the page, on the right side there should be a pane - at the bottom will be a link to a 'Course progression map'. This map will provide you with a recommended plan for your units (although you don't necessarily have to follow the order they recommend). You can also scroll down the handbook page for a more detailed

After your VTAC email, you should have also received an email from Monash regarding your course offer. This email will also invite you to a 'course information session'. This will be a lecture-type info session about different aspects of the course, given by your managing faculty. You might also hear from the student society for your course. You should also receive a date for a 'follow-up session'. This is basically an allocated time for you to come in to the uni for the course advisers for your course to check and/or help you with the enrolment process. If you've already enrolled, they'll just check that you've enrolled in the correct units, talk to you about your major/specialisation, etc.

Selecting your units: At Monash, subjects are called units. When you enrol, you'll be required to enrol in units for the entire year (i.e. both semester 1 and 2). Don't worry if you change your mind about your semester 2 units later - you can change them after semester 1 ends. To begin, I would recommend searching up your course in the 2019 course handbook. Once you've found your course page, on the right-hand pane (at the bottom) you should see a link to a 'Course progression map'. This gives you an overview of the recommended units you should take each semester. This is only a guide - you can do units in essentially whatever order you want, but you just need to be aware of things such as some units only being offered in a particular semester, and prerequisites. If you'd like a more detailed explanation of the units you're supposed to select, you can scroll down the handbook page and have a read. If it's all a bit confusing, don't worry - you can have a chat to the course advisers at the enrolment sessions I mentioned above. You can also ask any unit selection-related questions (e.g. what type of electives to pick, etc) on the forums here. Also consider visiting the Subject Reviews thread, where past students have posted their thoughts on the units they have completed.

At Monash, full time students complete 24 points of units per semester (= 48 per year). Most units are 6 points, so you'll generally complete 4 units per semester. If you find 24 points challenging (which I totally fine! Everyone adapts to uni differently, as has different non-study commitments e.g. work, family), you can drop to 18 points, and still be considered a full time student (and maintain full time student benefits such as PTV transport concession). Anything under 18 points, and you are considered a part time student ("underloading"). You can also apply to overload in a semester, which means completing 30 points in that semester. This is an option for students who need 6 more points to complete their degree, or simply want to accelerate their degree. To overload in a semester, you must have completed at least 1 year of study, and have greater than a 60% grade average. Some degrees (e.g. Medicine, Law) have strict policies regarding overloading. The amount of points you need to complete your degree can be found on your course handbook page.

Student ID: You have two options for creating your student ID (AKA M-pass): (1) upload a photo online and receive it in the email; or (2) go into Monash Connect, take a photo there and get it printed straight away. My advice - upload your own photo. I went into campus to do it, and it's done with a webcam there at the desk - needless to say the photo isn't the best (there's literally other people walking around in the background). This is your ID for the remainder of your degree, so I think it's worth uploading your own photo  ;) Your student ID will also be the card you use to access to printer services, library services, building access (especially after-hours or restricted rooms e.g. Science Student Lounge), and will also serve as your identification during exams. Some student clubs and societies also mark your membership using a sticker on your M-pass. If you elect to collect your ID on campus, be sure to have your student number (this can be found at the top of the page of WES) and U transaction number (from when you enrol) ready as well, as they might ask for it.
Setting Up Your Timetable
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Once you have successfully enrolled in all of your units the most important thing you will do before you start uni will be setting up your timetable (Note: Some courses (e.g. Medicine, Pharmacy, PharmSci) manage your timetable for you). At Monash, timetables are assigned via a preference system on Allocate+. Some units allow you to allocate yourself to a class immediately (on a first come, first serve basis - but this is usually restricted to lectures), but most in first year will ask for preferences. For the majority of classes, you will need to select preferences (e.g. 1 to 6) for class times that you would prefer. After the closing date, everything then shuts down for a few days, the timetable Gods do their magic, and you will be given your timetable (based on your preferences). The way I do my preferences is I set up a spreadsheet, and use the Monash class timetable to pick the classes I want beforehand. If you'd rather not bother with this (which is fair enough), you can also use this handy Timetable Finder which was designed by a past student(?) - you can select the units you're doing, and then also add restrictions such as no morning or Friday classes (which is pretty cool). Picking first preferences which do not clash with each other will give you a good chance of getting the timetable you want. The percentage next to a class time tells you how many people picked that timeslot as their first preference, compared to how many spots are actually available in their class (e.g. if for a class of 100 people, the percentage is 100%, it means 100 people have already put that as their first preference). Picking times with lower percentages will also give you a higher chance of getting it. There's also a few other techniques people have used to increase their chances of getting the timeslots they wanted, you should be able to find them somewhere on this forum ;)
For help on what all the abbreviations on Allocate+ mean, see here. Preference entry closes on Tuesday January 29 at 10am, so don't leave it too late (check full dates here)!

On Tuesday February 5, Allocate+ will reopen in 'adjustment mode'. When this happens, your timetable will be available. If you forgot to do your preferences (don't forget), then you will have been allocated to the unwanted leftover class times. I would recommend having the opening date noted down, as here, you will also have the opportunity to move around your class times, provided there is space in that class (first come, first serve). If you really want a certain timeslot, and it is full, be sure to check back often, in case a spot becomes free (this does happen!). I know some previous advice has said that you can just turn up to a class that is full and ask to join, but from personal experience (in biomed, anyway), this generally isn't allowed (at least, not anymore). Monash has also released their own app Swap Me which allows you to request to swap one of your classes with another timeslot. The system will then try to match you with someone who has requested the opposite swap (this has worked for friends in the past). Other students also try posting on Facebook groups like MonashStalkerspace, but in my opinion Swap Me has a bigger reach.

Note: You must set up a new timetable for Semester 2 units.
Online Resources
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To log into any Monash service (e.g. WES, Allocate+, Moodle), Monash uses two-factor authentication. This is done via Okta app (search in the Apple Store or Play Store) which you will need to download to a mobile device. This was introduced in 2018, and caused a bit of havoc (e.g. people getting new phones and not being able to log into their account anymore). For most Monash online services (my.monash, WES, Moodle), you should be able to log in with just your username (i.e. you don't need to type [email protected], just the username bit, contrary to what the page actually says :)) and password (it actually took me a whole semester of typing the whole email before someone told me can just type the username bit :P). You may need to use the full email to log in to things such as your email, though.

my.monash is the student portal. From here, you will be able to access your email, WES, Moodle, ask.monash, Shuttle Bus timetables, class timetable, exam timetable and more. There is also a my.monash app available on the Apple App Store (I would presume the Play Store as well?).

WES is the Web Enrolment System, and is the place to go for things such as enrolling/unenrolling/reenrolling in units/your course, applying for deferral, viewing your academic transcript/grades, discontinuing your course and more. It's also the most convenient place to find your student ID number (in case you don't have your student ID with you) - it's at the very top when you log in.

Moodle is the online learning system used at Monash. This is where everything related to your units can be found, including due dates, assignments and lecture notes. Please check this regularly. Unit coordinators will generally post information regarding assessments, etc. on here. Many unit coordinators also encourage you to ask content-related questions on the Moodle forums for your unit instead of emailing the lecturer directly (so your question can also benefit everyone else). In 2019, they also updated Moodle to give it a fresh new look (I think they also had a competition to rename it?) - personally I don't like it :P

Allocate+ is where you will go to set up and manage your class timetable.

Email (accessible via my.monash or login via Gmail): Your email is the most important form of communication you will have at Monash. You will receive emails about fees, enrolment, as well as academic matters (from unit coordinators, etc.). It's important that you check your email regularly. Not checking your email cannot be used as an excuse for missing a deadline (e.g. overdue fees). Moodle forum posts (from your coordinators, etc.) may also be sent to your email (note: you can turn this off, but I recommend leaving at least announcements from your coordinators on) You can access your email via my.monash or logging in via Gmail.
CLAYTON CAMPUS
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Getting There via Public Transport
Try the PTV Journey Planner to find the best way to get to Clayton campus. The name of the (main) bus stop (the bus loop) at Clayton campus is 'Monash University/Wellington Road'.
It might also be worth getting familiar with where all the buses stop in the bus loop.
Need to top up your myki? There's a top up machine located on one of the central islands in the bus loop (near stops D and M).

To and from the city: A large proportion of students (including myself) travel to Monash from the city via train. You want to take the Cranbourne/Pakenham line and alight at Huntingdale station.

When arriving at Huntingdale Station, exit down the ramp and turn left, and then left again (basically, follow the crowd :P). Head up the stairs, and ahead will be the bus stop for the 601 (statistically the busiest bus stop in Melbourne!). This bus runs direct express to Clayton campus, with the ride taking around 6-10 minutes. The 601 does not run on weekends and some public holidays - if you need to get to Clayton campus on these days, take the 900 (to Rowville) or 630 (to Monash University). Note: The 601 still runs on Labor Day and Melbourne Cup Day (because they're not university holidays! ::) ).

To get back to Huntingdale Station from Clayton campus, simply board the 601 where you alighted. The 900 (to Caulfield) and 630 (to Elwood) also go past Huntingdale Station - you can pick up these buses from the two bus stops in front of the 601 stop.

Note when using buses: if all seats are taken, it's always polite to move where possible to the back of the bus to stand to allow more people to board. This is especially true for the 601, which can get very busy during peak times.
Another note: Myki ticket inspectors patrol often (in the bus loop, on buses, and on trains), so be sure to touch on. They sometimes also check for concessions (see below for how to get one).

Intercampus Travel: There are free intercampus shuttle buses to and from Clayton to Peninsula and Caulfield campuses. Be sure to have your student ID with you (sometimes the driver checks). You can view the timetable via the 'Shuttle bus' tile on my.monash.

PTV Tertiary Student Concession: Getting one of these at uni is super easy. Once you've uploaded your photo or have had it taken on campus for your student ID, a pre-filled form should become available somewhere on WES after 24 hours. All you need to do is print it out, fill out some details, give it to your nearest station, and pay the $9 fee to receive your concession card :)

Parking
A variety of parking options are available on campus, including semester-long permits, carpooling, carsharing, and metered (pay-as-you-go) parking. You can find more info here. Parking inspectors do patrol the parking lots, so please ensure you are parking in an appropriate space (e.g. there are permit-only spaces etc.). Parking on campus definitely gets busy (past 9am) during the week, so if you're driving to class, I would recommend leaving early to ensure you aren't late.

Orientation Week
MSA Card: This is probably the most popular membership for (Clayton) students. The MSA is the (official) Monash Student Association, and is in charge of things such as running on campus events, and providing student support services. By becoming a member ($10-20 from memory), you'll get a range of benefits (including the 'famous' 20% off Maccas discount). For those considering signing up for clubs and societies, the MSA membership also gives a $5 discount on club/society memberships (some work out to be free this way), so I would recommend getting your MSA membership before signing up for the clubs/societies. Membership also gives you access to a variety of other rewards. The MSA membership signup line is probably the longest of all, so if you're on campus before O-week (e.g. for an enrolment session), the lines are pretty short/non-existent then, so I would do it then :) You can also register online and skip the queue. 

You'll also need to have your student ID card before signing up for MSA and many clubs/societies, since your membership in these cases is a sticker on your card.

Prior to/during O-week, your faculty (the people in charge of your course) may hold an introductory/orientation session. Depending on the faculty, they could involve activities designed to introduce you to other students, and/or introduce you to the course itself.

Apart from this, O-week will involve a festival with heaps of club/society stalls for you to talk to members and sign up. Note not all clubs/societies will have a stall during O-week (or for the entirety of O-week), but you can view the full list here. There's also stalls for things such as on/off-campus residency, disability support services, etc. There'll also be heaps of free stuff, so take a look around! I would also recommend using this time to explore the Clayton campus, and perhaps find out where your classes are held so you don't get lost on your first day (I always get people asking me for directions or looking lost during the first week).

Getting Around
The Clayton campus is designed like network of streets. Each building belongs to a street, and has a street number. Click here for a map of the campus. You might feel really lost initially, but don't worry, you'll get used to it eventually! There's also a StudentVIP Lost on Campus on the App and Google Play Stores. Haven't used it personally, but apparently its quite useful. I find I can get around fine using the standard map though.

If you're having trouble telling the buildings apart, most buildings should have a blue sign with a number (the street number) sticking out the side. Otherwise, if you can find the entrance, there's usually a sign with the building number and name on there as well. Also, probably another thing to note is that the buildings are not always directly next to the main footpath, you sometimes might need to venture away from the main footpath to find the actual building.

Food & Drink
Probably the most budget-friendly lunch you can have is one you have brought yourself. There are heaps of microwaves in the Campus Centre (especially next to the student lounge, right next to Boost Juice), as well as filtered cold/hot water taps.

There are filtered water fountains located around campus.

Otherwise, there are heaps of different food options around campus - click here for a map!
Link to the Monash Food and Retail site.

Campus Centre has the biggest variety of food and drink options, with multiple fast food takeouts, cafes, and chain stores (e.g. Roll'd, Guzman y Gomez).

I recommend taking the time to look around campus and see what's available (for example, there's a Schnitz and pizzeria on Sports Walk, near the Sports Centre, and a Sumo Salad cafe within the Sports Centre itself).

McDonald's, Clayton: Located along Dandenong Rd, right across the road from Clayton campus. To get there, you want to leave the bus loop/Monash College onto Wellington Rd and turn right (heading towards Huntingdale Station). Keep walking, cross Dandenong Rd, and you're there! (note: you might need to run to be able to finish crossing before the light turns red - you'll see what I mean :P)

Coffee: Don't drink coffee, so no idea, sorry!  :P

Accessing Internet on Campus
The best wifi network to use on campus is eduroam. To connect, your username is [email protected] (NOT your email, which is [email protected]) and your password is your Monash account password. You will also be able to connect to the eduroam network at any other (non-Monash!) university that uses eduroam - username and password are the same :) The eduroam network can be a bit sketchy at times, but has been mostly reliable in my opinion (e.g. you can watch lecture recordings comfortably).

There are also free-to-use computers available on campus - see 'Where can I study?' below :)

Where can I go to study?
The libraries are probably your best option (Note: Libraries have dedicated quiet zones - please take note of the signs and be respectful of others).
Otherwise, there's study spaces dotted all around the campus. The Learning and Teaching Building (next to the bus loop), first few levels of the Menzies building (tallest building on campus) for example, have common study spaces near the staircases. First year engineering students have a dedicated study space, as well as Science students (Science Student Lounge). Other faculties may have similar areas for their students.

In 2019, they're also opening the Biomedical Learning and Teaching Building (near the bus loop, behind South 1 lecture theatre), which will also have study spaces available.

Computers: If you need to use a computer, there should be heaps in any of the Sir Louis Matheson, Hargrave-Andrews and Law Libraries. There are also various computer labs around campus. Some are dedicated to certain types of students (e.g. BusEco/Commerce students can use the computer labs on level 1 Menzies, provided there isn't a class going on). You can try find a lab here. In most cases, I've found that I can find an available library computer (sometimes after a 5-10 min wait). Computers are first come first served.
Log in using your username/password as normal. It might be a bit slow to log in (my max is 20 mins, but that's worse case). The desktop that loads is yours, so anything you save on there will be accessible when you log in on a different computer. Loading your desktop is probably another reason why the log in is so slow :P

Since computers are so limited, it's always polite to only sit at a computer desk if you intend on using the computer.

Other Stuff
The Campus Centre houses a range of other services for students, including Monash Connect (go here for any admin-related matters), careers advice, a medical office, optometrist's office, pharmacy, post office, student travel centre, convenience store, piano rooms, and a more.
CAULFIELD CAMPUS
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Getting There via Public Transport
Click here for more info for transport options.
Try the PTV Journey Planner to find the best way to get to Caulfield campus. The campus is located right next to Caulfield Station (on the Pakenham/Cranbourne and Frankston train lines).

To and from the city: Catch a Pakenham/Cranbourne train (~20 mins) and alight at Caulfield station. As soon as your exit, cross the road, and campus is basically there! :) You can also catch a Frankston train, but it will be slower (as it has more stops). The number 3 tram along Swanston St (CBD) will also go directly to Caulfield campus (~40 mins).

Intercampus Travel: There are free intercampus shuttle buses to and from Caulfield to Clayton and Peninsula campuses. Be sure to have your student ID with you (sometimes the driver checks). You can view the timetable via the 'Shuttle bus' tile on my.monash.

PTV Tertiary Student Concession: Getting one of these at uni is super easy. Once you've uploaded your photo or have had it taken on campus for your student ID, a pre-filled form should become available somewhere on WES after 24 hours. All you need to do is print it out, fill out some details, give it to your nearest station, and pay the $9 fee to receive your concession card :)

Parking
There is a multi-level car park on campus (for both Monash staff/students and the public). Enter via Princes Avenue.
Click here for more info on parking and permits.

Orientation Week
O-week will involve a festival with club/society stalls for you to talk to members and sign up. Note not all clubs/societies will have a stall during O-week (or for the entirety of O-week), but you can view the full list here. There's also stalls for things such as on/off-campus residency, disability support services, etc. There'll also be heaps of free stuff, so take a look around! I would also recommend using this time to explore the Caulfield campus, and perhaps find out where your classes are held so you don't get lost on your first day.

Prior to/during O-week, your faculty (the people in charge of your course) may hold an introductory/orientation session. Depending on the faculty, they could involve activities designed to introduce you to other students, and/or introduce you to the course itself.

Getting Around
Each building is named with a letter. Click here for a map. There's also a StudentVIP Lost on Campus on the App and Google Play Stores.

Food & Drink
Click here for food and drink options on Caulfield campus.
There is also a small shopping centre (with a Coles) next door to campus, with restaurants and stores along Sir John Monash Drive.

Accessing Internet on Campus
The best wifi network to use on campus is eduroam. To connect, your username is [email protected] (NOT your email, which is [email protected]) and your password is your Monash account password. You will also be able to connect to the eduroam network at any other (non-Monash!) university that uses eduroam - username and password are the same :) The eduroam network can be a bit sketchy at times, but has been mostly reliable in my opinion (e.g. you can watch lecture recordings comfortably).

There are also free-to-use computers available on campus - the best place would probably be the Caulfield library.
Printing
Click for info on printing on campus
You can print from either your own device (including mobile!) or a Monash computer, see the instructions here. Printing is relatively cheap (prices here), 10c for a double-sided black/white page. Pro tip: if you're going to print lecture notes, make them ~6 slides/page :)

Once you've sent the print job, you can access it at a printer by tapping your student ID card on the blue box on the side of the printer (or manually enter your username/pass on the screen, although the touchscreen keyboard sucks :P), and selecting the print job.

To add money onto your M-pass (student ID card), you can either top up online, or at a kiosk (you can find them in the libraries, usually somewhere near the printers - they're blue, and look like a myki top up machine) using a credit/debit card. If you want to pay using cash, you can head to the MSA Student Recreational Library on Level 1 campus centre (Clayton campus) and do it there.

Scanning is also free at Monash printers - simply scan your card and select scan.
If you have an urgent question for Monash directly, you can call Monash Connect on +61 3 9902 601, or ask a question on ask.monash (replies within 2-3 business days).



That's all I've got for now, I've definitely missed a few things, but I encourage some other current/past students to add on to this (I'm sure the advice would be much appreciated :) )! If you think there's anything that should  be added, please suggest it below! Again, feel free to post any questions, or even let us know what you're studying below. Otherwise, good luck in your first few weeks at Monash!  ;D
« Last Edit: January 26, 2019, 03:44:41 pm by VanillaRice »
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Re: 2019 Monash New Student Thread
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2019, 11:53:20 am »
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Set a Non-sticky to the 2018 thread and set a sticky to this thread.

Happy to field any other questions from any new Monash students (when you get your offers) :)

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Re: 2019 Monash New Student Thread
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2019, 04:31:40 pm »
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that post was super informative, thank you!

i was just wondering: does one have to select units and all that before the information session, or would it be alright to wait until then, in order to do it with a uni representative?

also, it probably differs each year, but around what time do you think would those sessions be - january? or later in feb? 

thank you so much!

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Re: 2019 Monash New Student Thread
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2019, 04:55:26 pm »
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Glad you found this helpful :)

i was just wondering: does one have to select units and all that before the information session, or would it be alright to wait until then, in order to do it with a uni representative?
There are two sessions from memory:
(1) Course info session - a lecture which covers the different unit requirements. If you're not too sure about your unit selection, this is the session to attend. If you're still not sure after this, see (2) below (of course, you can also ask for help on here :) ).
(2) Follow-up session - this is where you'll be able to meet one-on-one with a course adviser. If you're having trouble with selecting your units, the advisers should be happy to help you out :)

If you're not able to attend the follow-up session, be sure to email your faculty (they'll give you their contact details in your offer email) and they'll be able to help you out from there :)

also, it probably differs each year, but around what time do you think would those sessions be - january? or later in feb? 
For my Round 1 offer, they were towards the end of Jan, while for my Round 2, they were at the beginning of Feb :)
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Great stuff VanillaRice :D Welcome to all new Monash students!

I'm happy to write some stuff up for Peninsula, seeing as it's a glaring omission ;)
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2019, 12:29:44 pm »
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Like K888, more than happy to give some info about Parkville!

Also more than happy to provide a summary of a rather new initiative MSA volunteering are running that I'm a part of- aMigo (which a new student meetup/event thingo) ^-^

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« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2019, 05:40:36 pm »
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Hey, how do I know which units to sign up for? Like when I search my course a lot of units come up, do I just tick them and enroll in them all?

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Re: 2019 Monash New Student Thread
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2019, 05:44:43 pm »
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Hey, how do I know which units to sign up for? Like when I search my course a lot of units come up, do I just tick them and enroll in them all?
Hey! Where are you searching for your units? If it's on WES, then you only need to enrol in 24 points of units per semester. I've also talked about unit selection under the 'Enrolling' tab in the main post, but if you're still stuck, let us know! If you also wouldn't mind telling us which course you're enrolling in, then someone might be able to help you out with your specific units :)
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Re: 2019 Monash New Student Thread
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2019, 06:19:00 pm »
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So I'm currently on the enrolment page and I was doing the HECs stuff. On the side of the HECS table, it writes 'Defer all or partial payment'. Does that I mean I did it correctly- being I would like to apply for a HECS loan? Also, for the SSAF, is it best to just pay upfront? Also, If I got a CSP position, do I have to do anything to accept?
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Re: 2019 Monash New Student Thread
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2019, 06:30:55 pm »
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So I'm currently on the enrolment page and I was doing the HECs stuff. On the side of the HECS table, it writes 'Defer all or partial payment'. Does that I mean I did it correctly- being I would like to apply for a HECS loan? Also, for the SSAF, is it best to just pay upfront? Also, If I got a CSP position, do I have to do anything to accept?
Thank you guys so much. I'm so overwhelmed lol.

For my Monash course, I deferred all of my course payments, and also the SSAF I deferred that too. It's up to you though it want to pay the SSAF,  from my understanding, its $300.

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Re: 2019 Monash New Student Thread
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2019, 06:45:38 pm »
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Iím having trouble verifying my account, I think? Iíve gone through some of the steps to creating my Monash account, but it says they should send an email within 24 hours and they havenít yet. It hasnít been 24 hours yet but iím just anxious and looking for reassurance of anyone else with the same problem or if thereís anything else I can do in the meantime?

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Re: 2019 Monash New Student Thread
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2019, 06:55:52 pm »
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Hi everyone, I'm just entering my timetable and had a few questions:
Why do some options have no location and why do they also have the information about learning capture and live-streaming? Does it mean that if you choose one of these then you will be opted-in to learning capture etc.? Also what does learning capture mean? Are they just uploaded lectures?
Also is it ok to have one class ending and another beginning at the same time if they're not too far from each other?
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Iím having trouble verifying my account, I think? Iíve gone through some of the steps to creating my Monash account, but it says they should send an email within 24 hours and they havenít yet. It hasnít been 24 hours yet but iím just anxious and looking for reassurance of anyone else with the same problem or if thereís anything else I can do in the meantime?
Yeah it took mine about 3 hours, although that was probably during one of the more busy times of the day so yours might arrive within the hour if you did it just now.

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Re: 2019 Monash New Student Thread
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2019, 07:03:41 pm »
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Why do some options have no location and why do they also have the information about learning capture and live-streaming? Does it mean that if you choose one of these then you will be opted-in to learning capture etc.? Also what does learning capture mean? Are they just uploaded lectures?
Also is it ok to have one class ending and another beginning at the same time if they're not too far from each other?
learning capture/live-stream won't have a location because you just use your own computer to watch them - this could be some place in uni/home etc If you choose this option "officially" you aren't meant to go to lecture but you can go if you want to - just take note of the location.

Learning capture is recorded lectures
Live streaming is watching the lecture live in real time on a computer

and Yes it's fine to have consecutive classes. This is because each lecture is meant to start on the hour and ends 10 minutes before than what it says on the timetable. E.g. A lecture would run from 1.00 to 1.50 leaving you 10 minutes to get to your 2.00.

Hope this helps

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Re: 2019 Monash New Student Thread
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2019, 07:06:39 pm »
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Iím having trouble verifying my account, I think? Iíve gone through some of the steps to creating my Monash account, but it says they should send an email within 24 hours and they havenít yet. It hasnít been 24 hours yet but iím just anxious and looking for reassurance of anyone else with the same problem or if thereís anything else I can do in the meantime?
Have you checked the junk folder of your personal email that you made the account with, in case it landed there? If so, then have a look at getting a TFN if you haven't already; you'll need this to accept a CSP anyway. More details here. :)
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