Informative talks during Open Day

Experts share their views on how parents can help children transition from high school to uni, gain an understanding of the family life cycle and how to obtain scholarships.

Dr Jane Terpstra-Tong

“Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly,” said Plutarch, a Greek historian, biographer and essayist. The historian was not wrong! When we attend talks, even those that are unfamiliar to us, chances are we will learn something.

During the upcoming Open Day: Come Discover Monash event, you will get to attend talks that may benefit you and your family. Everyone is aware that transitioning from secondary school learning to university studies is not straightforward. The adjustment process involves more than academic aspects. Social  and  emotional adjustment, and even cultural adaptation are part of the transition experience. So how can parents help their children go through this transition? Our first talk features Associate Professor Dr Jane Terpstra-Tong, Head of Discipline, Management from the School of Business, who will address  and  provide some insights to parents and prospective university students on these issues. She will be sharing her findings from a first-year experience study during the ‘Helping your child excel at university’ talk.

Paul Jambunathan

If you are interested in gaining an understanding of the family life cycle, Paul Jambunathan, Senior Lecturer in the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a consultant clinical psychologist will be sharing his insights on the matter. His talk ‘Family Values Revisited’  will  touch on interactive factors that affect family motivation as a unit and individually. Paul has more than 30 years of experience in applied psychology in Malaysia, Britain and Australia, and has much experience in a wide range of emotional and behavioural problems. His applied skills cover issues  relating  to children, parenting, interpersonal effectiveness, personal development and group interpersonal processes including performance enhancement.

Ms Joey Suy

The thought of attending university or college may seem daunting - mainly because getting a degree costs a lot more than it used to be. It’s imperative to know that scholarships have become essential to students. The cost of commuting to and from home and also staying on campus has increased over  the  years. Books, supplies and tuition fees can also be a burden to some. On the bright side, getting a degree is definitely worth the penny. In lieu of this, the Scholarship and Study Loan Administration Manager, Ms Joey Suy, will have a talk on ‘Scholarships and Financial assistance for university  students’  to help you understand how you can apply for financial aid from the university.

If you wish to attend any of these talks, they will be held at Seminar Room 6-1-03, Monash University Malaysia on 19 March 2016:

  • 12pm: Helping your child excel at university
  • 1pm: Family Values Revisited
  • 2pm: Scholarships and Financial assistance for university students

Click here to register for our Open Day: Come Discover Monash. It is a public event aimed at engaging our wider community by showcasing our capabilities and expertise to visitors. The fun-filled day will feature a range of activities for you and your family with  a  series of talks, games, exhibitions and hands-on activities.