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.

MPA advisors

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.

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 -

Caulfield -

The MPA can assist you with a broad range of issues including:

Please read the MPA charter first.

Other issues


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MPA advocates, Zuzana (l) and Jan (r)

Our 'Dear Abby' series

Compass online runs a regular 'Dear Abby' column of common questions and issues.

Visit our 'Dear Abby' archives for some commonly asked questions. Our archives cover issues for both research and coursework students.

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