Advice & advocacy
The MPA recognises the diversity of postgraduate students at Monash University and welcomes any postgraduate, whether local or international, to seek advice and advocacy on any issue which relates to their study.
The MPA employs a legally qualified senior advocate, based at Clayton campus, and an Advocate based at Caulfield. Advocates are supported, if required, by qualified case workers, to provide guidance and support on any candidature related issue whether academic or administrative.
The MPA offers one-on-one advice on a confidential basis without any fee being charged to postgraduates. Zuzana Quinn the senior Advocate has helped over a thousand students - you can read some of their testimonials.
The best way to contact one of our Advocates is by via email. For those postgraduates located off-campus or studying via distance education, advice can be provided by email, and supported by phone calls (funded by the MPA).
Clayton - firstname.lastname@example.org
Caulfield - email@example.com
The MPA can assist you with a broad range of issues including:
- Academic progress
- Course quality
- Grievance process
- Intellectual property
- Research progress
Please read the MPA charter first.
- Discrimination, harassment and victimisation
- Extension of candidature
- Extensions - coursework: each faculty has own procedures, please consult your faculty.
- Intermissions/ leave entitlements - HDR
- Intermissions - coursework
MPA advocates, Zuzana (l) and Jan (r)
Our 'Dear Abby' series
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