Monash University Law Students at EuroMilano 2016!

Sport brings people from all over the world together
From the 28th to the 30th of April a group of 22 Monash Law students currently studying at the Monash Prato Centre with the Prato International Law program took part in the 16th World Inter Universities Tournament in Milan: EuroMilano 2016. 

EuroMilano 2016

Over the three days the students participated in the 16th edition of EuroMilano

They played tennis, basketball, volleyball, beach volleyball, and futsal with 700 university students from different European countries including England, Belgium, France, Spain, Germany, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Croatia. 

The Monash students were proudly sponsored by the Monash Prato Centre and TeamMONASH to encourage sporting activity and inter-cultural exchange among students.

"EuroMilano 2016 was a wonderful opportunity for our students to consume a wonderful cultural experience," said Team MONASH Director Martin Doulton. “Sport was the social glue that brought people of many different backgrounds together in a unique student event. Through the strong collaboration of Monash Prato, The Faculty of Law and Team MONASH this inaugural representation of Monash University at this major European student sporting event was a great success and plans are already being laid for our students to attend next year’s event." 

Student testimonials from EuroMilano:
"The opportunity to meet students from other countries was invaluable and all the universities were super friendly and worlds of fun. I think there is not enough that can be said for the power of sport to bring people together, especially from different backgrounds, and of different native languages. Sport is common ground no matter the differences."

Matthew Molloy - Basketball team

"I would do EuroMilano again in a heartbeat. Looking back on the weekend it was a great way not only to bond with my fellow Prato peers but, also, to meet people from all over Europe."
Emma Briggs - Volleyball team

Monash University & The Oaktree Foundation

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the recent reactivation of the Monash University-Oaktree Partnership.

The past two months saw over 800 people participate in Limbo Below the Line and approximately $50,000 raised at the Live Below the Line campaign to help end poverty. 

Monash University and Oaktree share their value of youth empowerment and making positive change in the world.

We have in the past months revitalised this partnership through the Limbo Below the Line world record attempt and participation in the Live Below the Line campaign.

On April 20th over 800 students at Monash University's Clayton Campus limboed under a pole set at just one metre. With the aim of raising awareness for extreme poverty and the upcoming Live Below the Line campaign. 

The Limbo event acted as a catalyst for the Live Below the Line campaign on May 2nd-6th. Throughout the campaign over 150 Monash students lived on just $2 a day. In the process raising approximately $50,000 to help end poverty.

Monash Residential Services (MRS) as a cohort raised $12,000, with Farrer Hall winning the College Cup after raising $3,624 themselves. 

It was fantastic to see the cooperation of all in raising funds and awareness for the alleviation of poverty.  

This important partnership will continue to grow in the future as we strive to provide Monash students with an outlet to help alleviate extreme poverty. 

Dual Triple Jump Success for Monash University at Nationals!

The two best triple jumpers in Oceania are Monash University students! The Australian National Track and Field Championships were held this month in Sydney, with some outstanding results.

Nneka Okpala

Nneka Okpala won the Australian National Triple Jump Championship in resounding form with a jump of 13.91m.

Nneka graduated from Monash University with a Masters of International Health at the end of last year and was our 2015 Female Athlete of the Year.

She is the New Zealand National Record Holder and is ranked 10th in the world currently.

With her sights set firmly on a Rio 2016 Olympic qualifier, this championship was a great step. 

Meggan O'Riley
Current Bachelor of Nutrition Science student Meggan O'Riley also had an amazing tournament.

Meggan took out the Australian Women's National Triple Jump Title, after finishing second behind the New Zealand national Nneka.

Meggan's jump of 13.42m ranks her fifth in the All Time Australian Rankings, and 35th in the world currently.

Congratulations to both athletes on their incredible success! #MonashPride

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