Hello and welcome to the Arts Faculty. As Transition coordinator it is my job to help with your entry into the university environment. Whether joining us directly from school or have taken some time out; whether you are following a tradition or are the first in your family to attend university; whether you live around the corner or are joining us from afar, we offer a range of programs and are happy to provide guidance to help you settle in.
The Arts Faculty is a vibrant and diverse Faculty attracting a vast range of students. Although it won’t be possible for me to meet you all personally, I hope you will be part of one of our programs (see below) and that you will get in touch if you have any questions or difficulties. Take a moment to look over these pages, and make the most of your year!
Arts Transition Programs
The Arts First in the Family is a program for Arts students who are the first in their family of their generation to attend University … read more
PAL is a three year sequence that is designed for undergraduate students studying for a degree or double degree through the Faculty of Arts at Caulfield and Clayton. The PAL program offers you the chance to engage with the university community, to support fellow students, develop your teamwork skills and transform your leadership capacities …. read more
Having a mentor/buddy as you start your university journey can be a big help. The Arts peer mentor program will match you with a senior Arts ambassador student who will help you get settled and connected as you begin your studies … read more
The ambassador program is about developing valuable team and leadership skills. We will provide training that support that allow you to develop your confidence in leading groups and supporting fellow students. You will represent your faculty at public events such as orientation, open day and school presentations, gaining experiences and attributes desirable in a leader…. read more
The leaders role is to undertake extended leadership training and to help the Transition Coordinator to manage the PAL program. Leaders organise social events, training days for Ambassadors and run sessions at the Ambassador camp held in February of each year … read more
Current Bachelor of Arts student
I remember my first week at Monash University extremely well. As I came from a rather large High School graduating year, I wasn’t overawed with the amount of people around, however the thing that always got me was finding my way around. I vividly remember walking into the B building, at Caulfield, and mixing up the room number. I wandered around the building for about 15 minutes, before finding the right room. The same thing happened to me at Clayton, as I wasn’t able to find my way around the Menzies building at all.
What made it a lot easier for me, was after a week or so, finding a couple of friends in each area that I was studying, and being able to follow them to class.
The Arts Transition Program has allowed me, as a mentor, to pass on some of these tips to the students I have mentored, which have helped them get to class, get involved, and more importantly, make some friendships. I initially joined the program to help illustrate why making lasting friendships is so important to university success, as those friendships helped me literally find my way
Be a PAL: Ambassador opportunities for Monash Arts students
Do you remember what it was like as a student starting at Monash University? Have…
PAL Program – Registrations now open
Registration for the PAL Peer and Ambassador Program is now open. If would like to…
Why become an Arts Student?
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Peer Mentor Program
Having a mentor/buddy as you start your university journey can be a big help. This peer mentor program will match you with a senior Arts ambassador student who will help you get settled and connected as you begin your studies. Your mentor can help you discover and become familiar with what’s where and who’s who…
Associate Professor Susanna Scarparo
Susanna took on the role of the AssociateDean (Education) in Feb 2011, and since then…