Parkville Postgraduate Association (PPA)

The Parkville Postgraduate Association (PPA) is the representative body for postgraduate students at Monash University's Parkville campus. They play a diverse and multi-faceted role in all aspects of academic, cultural and social student life. As well as organising a multitude of social events, they provide a means of representation for postgraduate students on the Parkville campus.

PPA peer mentor program


Dear Parkville Postgrads and Academics,

Parkville Postgraduate Association (PPA) has launched a mentoring program between postgraduate students and researchers in the faculty. The program aims to establish a support system within the faculty and provide opportunities for researchers to share their knowledge and experience with next generation scientists.

This is YOUR chance to star in the mega franchise that is star wars!

For academics and later stage PhD students, this is your chance to be Yoda - Mentor Application

For Honours and ALL PhD students, this is your chance to be Luke - Mentee Application

Later stage PhD students, you are in the unique position of Obi-Wan Kenobi. You can apply to be a mentor to the new cohort of PhD students or be mentored by an academic!

We have something exciting in store for participants of the PPA mentor program. Not only you will gain a mentor or mentee, but you will also gain access to the round table group mentoring session with prominent seniors academics including: Jonathan Baell, Betty Extintaris, Ben Boyd, Helen Irving, Colin Pouton, Natalie Trevaskis, Roger Nation, Peter Scammells, Paul White, David Shackleford, Erica Sloan, Arthur Christopoulos, Chris Porter and more!!!!!

We are looking for outstanding individuals that will be mentors and mentees. You are welcome to apply anytime throughout the year using the google forms. Every two months, PPA will pairing applicants received during that period. The application for first pairing round will be closed at the end of 5th of August! Joining the community and apply the program today

The committee

Postgraduate common room

As a postgraduate student, you are able to access the PPA room (student ID card required). If you can’t get access, either email Elizabeth Stock or see Michael in security. In the PPA room we have range of facilities you can use:

Facilties include

  • Couches and table area
  • Kitchenette - hot water boiler, tea & coffee, microwave, sandwich press, fridge and freezer
  • TV & DVD player
  • Speaker dock for iPhone and iPod
  • Plugs
  • Arcade table with hundreds classic Arcade games
  • subscriptions to Time magazine and New Scientist
  • phone

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