Welcome to Monash University

Welcome to Monash University

October 11, 2019 8 By Stanley Isaacs


– It’s my great pleasure to welcome you to Monash University. And let me acknowledge that we meet here on the lands of the people
of the Kulin Nation, the Wurundjeri and the Boon Wurrung. And we pay our respects to
their elders, past and present. As new students you’re embarking on a wonderful journey of discovery. To be offered a place
in your chosen course has taken talent,
dedication, and hard work. So congratulations on joining Monash. For over 60 years, Monash
graduates and research have changed the world. And our students are
leaders of change today. Your pursuit of discovery and achievement will shape the future. – Monash University is a
relatively young institution. Established in 1958, and named after one of our most celebrated
Melbournians, Sir John Monash. – John Monash was a bright young student, qualifying in arts, engineering and law. A volunteer in World
War I, and a dedicator to public service, community
leadership, and education. – In life, Sir John
embodied the attributes that Monash University values above all, leadership, integrity, service, equality, and lifelong learning. – Our motto, Ancora Imparo,
or I am Still Learning, reflects our never ending quest
for scholarship and growth. We are fired with a restless ambition that pushes us to do better,
to set new benchmarks, and to break new ground. – And while Monash
nurtures our professional and personal development, there’s also so many opportunities to be part of the Monash
community, to the clubs, societies, and fun new
activities on campus. – Our unique approach to education is marked by four key pillars. – Excellence, achieved through
the quality of teaching Monash students experience,
alongside a continual investment into the latest learning
technologies and spaces. – With a presence on four continents, international partnerships, and study abroad programmes
around the globe, Monash is Australia’s largest University. This extensive reach gives
us a fundamental edge in understanding our place
in a rapidly changing, open borders world. – Monash students have the
world at their fingertips, with the ability to not only
study in different countries, but to work internationally, too. – The third is Enterprising. Our education starts to connect theory with real-world problems
to prepare you for success. And we partner with industry leaders to give students a platform
to share their ideas and research with the world. – And lastly, Monash is inclusive. We celebrate diversity. It infuses our learning
with a rich strength, connection, and belonging. Sharing our different
stories, perspectives, and experiences allow
us to better understand our shared humanity, and
better prepares our graduates for the reality of a fast-paced,
interconnected world. – There is so much ahead of
you now to discover and enjoy. I encourage you to become involved in all aspects of orientation, to prepare yourself for your studies, and your life here at Monash.