Students

Exploring ethical futures through the dark lens of dystopia

More than simply a thought-provoking genre of literature, the dark creations of writers of dystopian fiction give us the opportunity to reflect on the present and the future. PhD candidates Zachary Kendal of Monash University and Jung Ju Shin of the University of Warwick are leading teams of Monash and Warwick postgraduate students to explore ethics, utopia, dystopia and science fiction with a new multidisciplinary conference 15-17 December in Melbourne. Keynote speakers include Emeritus Professor Andrew Milner (Monash University and University of Warwick) …

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BGS 2017 class celebration

On Friday 20 October, the first cohort of Bachelor of Global Studies (BGS) students marked the completion of their course. The celebration took place at Monash College in Collins Street, Melbourne where close to 100 students and guests toasted their success.  “It was wonderful to be involved with such an amazing cohort of students, and…

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3K New Colombo Plan grants for Indonesian internships – applications closing soon!

Interested in doing an internship in Indonesia this summer?  Arts Internships still have 10 New Colombo Plan grants for placements in Indonesia worth AU$3000 each to give away! So you can explore Indonesian culture and life whilst interning with a local Indonesian company or organisation, get credit points towards your Arts degree (Arts International Internship…

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Aspiring diplomat wins UNICEF impact challenge

Last month at the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations conference in Sydney, current first year Bachelor of Arts/Laws student Yasmin Poole led her team to win the UNICEF Impact Challenge for best refugee policy in regards to Manus and Nauru refugees. The aspiring diplomat joined 600 delegates from countries around the world (such as India, Philippines,…

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Monash Korean Studies student receives Korean Consulate Internship

Congratulations to Anusha Thirumalavan a second-year student doing Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Environmental Engineering and doing an extended major in Korean Studies. She has been chosen to work as an intern at the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Melbourne from October 2017.  Study at Monash Double…

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2017 Prize for Monash Korean Language Student

Congratulations to Anna Luu (Korean Introductory 2 Student) who won a  cheque for $250, an Australian-Asian Association Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Korean, and Honorary membership of the Australian-Asian Association of Victoria for one year in recognition of her outstanding achievements in studying Korean. She was awarded the prize by the Australian Asian Association at…

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BA alum Melanie Hechenberger wins international award for her paper about the origin of Egyptian writing

Monash University Bachelor of Arts (Hons) alum and current MA student, Melanie Hechenberger was recently announced as a Global Winner of the prestigious Undergraduate Awards (UA), the world’s largest academic awards program. Melanie was named the Global Winner for her paper entitled, The Origin of Writing in Egypt: Administrative or Ceremonial? in the ‘Classical Studies &…

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Language and religion

Niru Perera was interviewed by the Tamil radio group at SBS recently about her work on language practices in a Hindu temple in Australia; you can listen to the interview here. (Don’t be scared off – although she introduces herself in Tamil, for most of the interview, Niru speaks English)   Related to this, the…

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