General Representative

Zhengyuan Yao (Alex)


General representatives may contribute to the MPA in any of the following ways:-

  • attending the monthly MPAEC meetings, contributing to decision making and voting on issues of concern

  • conducting some background research to support an MPA submission

  • talking to postgraduates in their department/course/faculty to find out what the current issues are

  • contributing to one of the many subcommittees that are created for a specific event/issue

  • volunteering at an MPA orientation, social event or seminar


I am from Shanghai, China and this is my second term as a general representative on the MPA Executive Committee. I am in my second year of Master of Nursing practice and over the past two years in Monash, I have developed a great interest in advocating for the welfare of international students. International student work rights, postgraduate travel concessions, future employability and mental health are some of the issues that I would like to continue to pursue under my portfolio.






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