Monash Tops The List For Student Engagement


A recent study has revealed Monash University as a leader in student sporting activity over Australia's most prestigious universities.

The Australian University Sport Business Analysis Survey for 2016 identified Monash's sporting facilities to have the highest number of annual visits from the Go8 (Group of 8) this year, at 1,285,417 visits.

Of total visits to Monash Sport facilities this year, 62% have been students, ranking Monash as the second highest proportion of student visits in the Go8. When compared to other Group of 8 universities such as The University of Melbourne, The University of Sydney and UNSW, this ranking shows Monash to have a clear focus on student experiences on campus. Holding events such as the College Clash, MS Mega Swim and Winterfest to engage students and create an enjoyable univeristy environment.

Other key findings from the USBA survey include:
  • Monash University has the highest total annual visits from the Go8 (Group 1, n=6 respondents).
  • Monash University has the second highest proportion (%) of student visits from the Go8 (Group 1, n=6 respondents).  Figure 1 demonstrates clearly that our focus on student experiences has resulted in year on year growth of the proportion of our student visits.
  • Monash University has the highest number of enrolments/membership sign ups from the Go8 (Group 1, n=6 respondents).
  • Monash University has the highest number of Total EAFU athletes supported from the Go8 (Group 1, n=5 respondents).
  • Monash University has the highest number of enrolments/membership sign ups from the Go8 (Group 1, n=6 respondents).
  • Monash University has the second highest number of students employed from the Go8 (Group 1, n=6 respondents).

To see the report in full click here.

The Australian University Sport Business Analysis Survey is facilitated by the Centre for Environmental & Recreation Management, a department of UniSA, in collaboration with Australian University Sport.