by Jenny Parker
In 2018 JMSS had 30 students undertake a University Extension subject at Monash University. They took on the challenge in Biology, Biomedicine, Chemistry, Physics and Maths.
Our students enjoy the challenge that University studies provide, here are some of their comments:
“Getting used to the differences between uni and high school”
“The uni extension program has deepened my appreciation for math and the assignments have
helped me to learn to develop my skills as an independent learner.”
“Through the university extension program I have gained a valuable understanding of how university courses work and what is expected of you. I have learned more about working totally independently and being totally responsible for my own achievements. Additionally, I have been completing physics at a much higher level than I ever accessed during my VCE physics education. Learning how to use Mathematica has also been a valuable use of time and I am glad to have gained that from this course.”
“Very interesting coursework and an accessible mentor - our lecturer”
“Making close friendships with other biomedicine extension student, being challenged in the
discipline I enjoy most and plan to eventually pursue and being immersed in a university
environment giving me a head start for next year.”
“More in-depth and advanced learning, further practical experience in a lab.”
Each year JMSS students achieve excellent results in the University Extension program, and this is
celebrated at the Graduation Night held at the Caulfield Campus of Monash University.
Special congratulations to our Monash University Extension Duxes, Angie Frentiu for Chemistry,
Reena Zelenkova for Biomedical Science and Nicholas Adshead for Physics.
Fifty JMSS students have applied for the program in 2019, good luck to those applicants!
Ms Jenny Parker