Sunday, 1 November 2015

Welcome the 2016 MUBS Committee

Monash Union of Berwick Students has officially said goodbye to the 2015 committee and today turned over the reigns to the 2016 committee.  Farewell, thank you, and good luck to all our former committee members as you continue on with studies and job prospects next year.

Moving forward, the team of 2016 are busy planning an exciting and supportive program for next year. 

We wish everyone the best of luck heading into exams and final assessments.

More updates and sneak peaks for 2016 will follow in coming weeks.

-VP Admin & Finance

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

A Non-Update: The Future of Berwick

Article in The Australian regarding VU at Berwick Campus

There has been an article released today through The Australian entitled "Victoria University rejects Monash’s Berwick campus offer", written by Andrew Trounson. 

Please do not see this as VU no longer considering a presence at Berwick. The discussions between Monash and VU relate to VU leasing the campus, not buying.

At this point, should VU move onto Berwick campus, it looks like a 2017 date. Please note, there is no way to know this for certain, as VU is yet to make a final decision.

Again, I would like to reiterate that Monash has committed to all Monash Berwick students will complete their degrees at the Berwick Campus, remain Monash University students, taught by Monash staff, with Monash services. This will have a cut-off date, which will most likely be longer than the timeframe of the courses as all teach out periods do, but students will then be offered options at other campuses.

The article is as follows:

After meeting with Monash's Vice Chancellor, she reiterated that there has been no final decision about VU moving to Berwick. 

We have also had confirmed that if VU does not move into Berwick, Monash will pursue other partners as Monash is concerned about tertiary education in the south-eastern suburbs, particularly in pathways and vocational studies.

For the full text, please click here (please note this is behind a paywall)

MUBS will continue to ask for answers and help all Berwick students with questions or issues.

For further discussion, please contact MUBS President Dani Rothwell on or (03) 9904 7204. 

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Election Results

Congratulations to all who ran for positions for the 2016 Committee.

To see the Declaration of Election, please click here

The elected 2016 MUBS Committee is as follows:

President: Tyrone Badar
Vice President (Engagement): Kate Rooney
Vice President (Admin & Finance): Mary Robinson
Vice President (Wellbeing): Kat Dent
MAPPS Coordinator: James Blaney
BISA Coordinator: Domenica Vaca
Clubs & Societies Coordinator: Emma Peacock
Social Coordinator: Taylor Holland
Engagement Representative: Jack Taylor
Wellbeing Representative: Jess Evans

In 2016, we'll say farewell to some old members and hello to some new faces. The 2016 team begins in their roles as of 1 November, so their contact details and this website will be updated after then.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Clubs Carnival October 12th

Come one come all!

This year the clubs of Monash University Berwick Campus have joined forces to bring you the 2015 Clubs Carnival!

This fun-filled day on the green outside the library will be jam-packed full of activities and plenty of food. Activities on the day will include:
- Jumping castle
- Bungee run
- Gladiator arena
- Photobooth

And did we mention food? Pizza and Subway sandwiches will be provided to cater to all interests.

Free for all Monash Berwick students!

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Click here for more info.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Semester One Comments

Just a few comments from our executives about how semester one went:


Semester one was a busy but successful one for MUBS. We had a fantastic orientation week and consistently engaged students. It definitely got stressful at times but I’m really proud of the work the MUBS team did.
My achievements as MUBS President for semester one include getting the our lounge done, running a campaign to find out about the campus’ future and getting three-year funding agreements back with the university. I also got to amend the constitution (again).
It’s been a great start to 2015 and I’m looking forward to all we can achieve in semester two!
On a more personal note, it’s the last semester of my degree and my last semester of MUBS so I’m going to give it my all. Monash Berwick has pretty much been my life since the start of 2013 and I’m so thankful for that. It’s got a truly special place in my heart.

I hope you all have a successful semester two and I look forward to partying with you at our Frat Party on Wednesday 2 September!

Admin and Finance:

Semester one has been an extremely busy year for MUBS! As this is my third year on MUBS, it's been exciting to see the incredible growth and development of the campus life in 2015. This year there has also been a stronger focus on using SAF funding to promote student engagement, both in and outside of the campus. By placing an emphasis on events that cater to a wide range of student interests, it has allowed the Berwick community to continue to thrive and help reinforce the strong community aspect of the campus. I've really enjoyed semester one and I can't wait for semester two!


For last semester, the Wellbeing team worked well together. We had a survival day, in which we had an Aussie Animal Encounter experience. We also had Exam Busters in week 12, in which we gave away free stationary. The breakfasts went well. We changed things up half way through the semester, by including spinach, mushrooms and tomatos. BISA had a successful semester, in which they had two movie nights and a fitness event. They also started to plan One World Festival as well. MAPPS provided a morning tea every week for mature age, part time and post grad students. It went down well with students.


What a first semester we have had at Monash University Berwick. Started off with a bang, O’week as it always is was a crazy week full of entertainment and the chance to meet the people you’ll be spending the next few years around. We had a carnival, laser tag, beach themed party and a Phillip Island weekend camp. All of these were a great success with a lot of first years willing to try some new things and most importantly, have fun! The first few weeks of semester were extremely busy with the whole MUBS team spending time on campus to help show people around and provide answers to any questions people had. Our weekly barbeques on Tuesday’s were loved by those who attended them, we had sausages, burgers, veggie burgers, salads and chips available for all the students, who would say no to free food! Later on in the semester we ran our second party of the year “rumble in the jungle” which was a great success with many people embracing the theme and creating some incredible costumes. Overall it has been an amazing semester and a huge learning experience for myself. Looking forward to the second semester which is hopefully even better than this one has been.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Event 7/10/15 Helluva Halloween Spectacular

Our next party is halloween themed! So on Wednesday the 7th of October come down to Oscars Lounge for a spooky night, more info here