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ACADEMIC FAQ

WHY SHOULD I JOIN THE ENGINEERING FIRST YEAR'S FACEBOOK GROUP?

This Facebook group serves as a platform for first years to hear about awesome MESS events, share information with one another and create camaraderie within the cohort. As an engineer, collaboration and teamwork are essential parts of your job, so forming friendships and networking with your fellow classmates now will be highly beneficial during and after university!

You can join the group here.

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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ATTENDING MESS STUDY SESSIONS?

Our study sessions are designed to encourage collaboration amongst students by providing a place to work on problems together and ask questions to other students. By studying with others, you can bounce ideas off each other and you learn to explain concepts clearly, which reinforces your own understanding.

IT'S GETTING TO THE END OF MY FIRST YEAR, HOW DO I CHOOSE MY ENGINEERING SPECIALISATION?

Never fear, the MESS specialisation selection seminar is here! In Semester 2, MESS runs an engineering specialisation selection seminar, where we invite fourth and final year students currently completing each engineering stream to share what their stream is about, why they love it, potential career prospects and their tips and tricks to succeed!


We also invite engineering student teams to share their projects. This seminar is an honest student view of what the next few years would look like for you, and should not be missed!

For more information and access to the presentation slides from last year, go to click here or go to First Year Information under Academic bar in the menu.

I NEED SOME ACADEMIC SUPPORT, WHERE DO I GO?

 

There are many avenues, depending on your circumstance. Often, Monash Connect can help resolve issues including those regarding course progression, timetabling and assessments.

If you have a grievance with a staff member, approach them about it first, staff are open to feedback! If it is not resolved, the next step is to approach a senior staff member who's responsible for the unit or course (e.g. a chief examiner, course director, head of school or department or director of the administrative area). If still unresolved, you can make a formal complaint. To do this, you will need to fill out a prescribed form which your student association (e.g. MSA, MGA) can aid you with.

For more information, check out: https://www.monash.edu/student-complaints/how-to

If you have any questions or need support, please do not hesitate to contact our Academic Affairs Officer, Billie Bennett:

billie.bennett@mess.org.au

HOW DO I CLAIM CPD HOURS FOR ATTENDING A MESS ACADEMIC EVENT?

Via Student Futures, log the relevant MESS event and reflect on what skills you developed through the STAR method. If contact information is required, use the following:

Name: Amy Liberman (Academic Director) or Blake Froude (President)
Phone: 9905 1584
Email: mess@monashclubs.org.au