Never a lack of fun and games at the MUELC Student Experience Days
Written by Kimie Tomida, Student Experience Co-ordinator
On Friday 5 October, Melbourne’s weather thankfully was friendly and sunny for the latest Monash University English Language Centre Student Experience Day. The regular extracurricular days help students use the English language skills they have learnt through a range of activities in Melbourne and Clayton.
The October event was a great success with record numbers of students participating in either a treasure hunt around the City followed by a picnic on the beach or sports activities at Monash Sport, Clayton campus and a sausage sizzle. Appealing to all types of learners there was even a special IELTS workshop for those who preferred the more traditional methods of study.
The students who joined the sports activity played futsal, badminton or basketball. There were some serious players, with some dressing up as professional soccer players! After almost two hours of sports, the hungry students moved to the Student Common room where some Monash College student helpers were cooking sausages under the professional guidance of our MUELC teachers. The students enjoyed the Australian BBQ in the sunshine and took the opportunity to explore the Monash Clayton campus and practice their conversational English with other students.
The City treasure hunters enjoyed working as a team. All teams challenged themselves to solve problems which led them around to some of the city’s landmarks. When they arrived at the final destination for picnic, they all declared they had won! The students enjoyed a sunny afternoon at the beach with a slice of pizza.
Back at the City Campus, students preparing for their upcoming IELTS test took part in a workshop designed specifically to prepare them for the day. All students commented that they found the workshop very useful.
The next Student Experience Day will be the last for this year, and I hope that everyone will be able to celebrate a successful 2012!