Postgraduate groups


AMREP - writing group + Shut up and Write

Tutorial room 5

Weekly on a Tuesday, 10-11.30 - sessions alternate between the SPHPM PhD writing group and "Shut Up and Write" sessions.

Monash Immunology, ACBD, Surgery & Medicine @ Alfred (MIASMA)

MIASMA is the social committee serving all staff and students from Monash’s Central Clinical School and School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. MIASMA welcomes enthusiastic and social staff and students to join the committee and become involved.

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Centre for Reproduction & Development Committee

Jun Liu

MIMR-PHI Institute of Medical Research, MMC student social committee

Gavin Brooks

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Parkville Postgraduate Association (PPA)

The PPA is the representative body for postgraduate students at Monash University's Parkville campus.

As well as organising a multitude of social events, they provide a means of representation for postgraduate students on the Parkville campus.

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"Shut up & write" HDR writing group

Struan House Computer Lab, Building S.

Fortnightly on a Thursday, 10:00-11:30 am

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Graduate Researchers in Print (GRiP)

GRiP is a program designed to encourage and mobilise research postgraduates to write and publish in their fields. Members work in groups of 6 – 10 postgraduates, assisted by a facilitator. Through the year, the facilitator also runs sessions on various aspects of publishing.


Colloquy is the response of Monash University postgraduates to the need for a forum for postgraduate debate. The aim of the journal is to provide an opportunity for the dissemination of new work in literary and cultural studies and related interdisciplinary fields.

School of Historical Studies - Eras

Eras is an on-line journal edited and produced by postgraduate students from the School of Historical Studies and is a fully refereed journal, with DEST status.

Papers published by Eras are accepted from the following disciplines:

  • History
  • Archaeology and Ancient History
  • Religion and Theology
  • Jewish Civilisation

Submissions from other disciplines with significant historical content will also be considered (e.g. Politics, Literature, Economics, Anthropology).

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Monash Education Research Community (MERC)

MERC is a peer support community for research students in the Faculty of Education. It has been supporting academic and social needs of research students since 1992.

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Mechanical Engineering Graduates Association (MEGA)

MEGA provides an active social network for postgraduate students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. They host regular social events, organise educational courses, help ease people into graduate life and act to represent the interests of its members related to departmental issues 

Email for more information.

Chemical Engineering Postgraduate Association

CEPA is the postgraduate student group for the Department of Chemical Engineering. They run regular academic and social events for the department.

Email for more information.

Civil Engineering Postgraduate Committee (CivilEng PostGrads)

The postgraduate committee for the Department of Civil Engineering organises a range of regular social and academic activities for postgraduates within the department, including seminars, sport events, movie nights, cultural days and an annual conference. In addition, they are able to raise postgraduate issues with the Civil Engineering department.

Email for more information.

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Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) Students Group

The HDR students group was established for Law faculty HDR students in 2001 to

  • discuss issues relevant to the research interests of HDR students
  • foster a collegiate spirit amongst HDR students, and
  • represent the research interests of HDR students in appropriate forums

Law Students' Society Juris Doctor (LLS-JD)

The LSS JD Portfolio was established in 2010 to ensure that the needs and interests ofMonash University JD students are represented, considered and where possible, accommodated for by the LSS. You can also find them on Facebook.

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Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Necessary Outlets for Tertiary Research Doctoral Students (NOTDRS) are a postgraduate student group founded to encourage social interaction throughout the many laboratories in the department of biochemistry and molecular biology. You can also find them on Facebook.

Monash University Microbiology Postgrad Society (MUMPS)

MUMPS runs social events in the department which provide students with opportunities to meet and network. In addition, they also provide support and mentoring to all honours and PhD students. The society has a formal committee structure and runs elections once a year.

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Faculty of Science Postgraduate Committee

The Faculty of Science Postgraduate Committee consists of representatives of each School in the Faculty. The Committee meets every 6-8 weeks, normally with the Faculty Research and Research Training Manager and sometimes with the Associate Dean - Graduate Studies. This provides a formal opportunity for HDR students to raise issues and provide feedback on all matters related to HDR students.

More information is available from your School representative - click here for contact details of your school's postgraduate representative.

Chemistry Honours and Miscellaneous Postgraduate Students (CHAMPS)

CHAMPS organises barbecues, happy hours and other events.  

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Small or large, postgrad groups can help you academically and socially