MPA Advice & Advocacy
The MPA recognises the diversity of postgraduate students at Monash University and welcomes any postgrad, whether local or international, to seek advice and advocacy on any issue which relates to their study.
The advocacy service is free, independent from the University, and all details and concerns raised are treated confidentially.
The MPA employs a legally qualified Senior Advocate, Zuzana Quinn based at Clayton campus, aided by advocates on both Caulfield and Clayton campuses. Where required, our advocates are supported by qualified case workers who will be able to provide guidance and support on any candidature related issue whether academic or administrative.
The MPA can assist you with a broad range of issues including:
- Academic progress
- Course quality
- Grievance process
- Intellectual property
- Research progress
For more information, please read our advice and advocacy FAQs.
- Discrimination, harassment and victimisation
- Extension of candidature
- Extensions - coursework: each faculty has own procedures, please consult your faculty.
- Intermissions/ leave entitlements - HDR
- Intermissions - coursework
- Legal help needed? Community Legal Centre Volunteers
Our friendly advocates are always ready to help
MPA Advocate Contact Details
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).
ADVOCATE FOR CLAYTON, PENINSULA, BERWICK, MMC AND GIPPSLAND
Sunshine Kamaloni firstname.lastname@example.org
ADVOCATE FOR CAULFIELD, AMREP, PARKVILLE AND LAW CHAMBERS
Robert Rybicki email@example.com