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.
When student reports bullying, the process is for the student to lodge a hazard report on S.A.R.A.H. (this is the Monash online reporting system for incidents which includes bullying an harassment)
- Discrimination, harassment and victimisation
- Extension of candidature
- Extensions - coursework: each faculty has own procedures, please consult your faculty.
- Need financial assistance?
- 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).
ADVOCATES FOR CLAYTON, PARKVILLE, PENINSULA, BERWICK, MMC AND GIPPSLAND
Sunshine Kamaloni firstname.lastname@example.org
James Breheny email@example.com
ADVOCATES FOR CAULFIELD, AMREP AND LAW CHAMBERS
Sarah Murphy firstname.lastname@example.org
Advocacy service at Peninsula, Parkville & the MMC
To support the needs of postgraduate students based at Peninsula, Parkville and MMC, an MPA advocate is scheduled to be on site to provide confidential,
one-on-one support to postgrads.
Revised assessment and coursework unit procedures from Semester 2, 2017
Monash University recently revised its approach to assessment. There is a new Assessment in Coursework Units Policy which integrates the ‘Monash Assessment Vision’. There are also procedures which accompany the policy. The MPA urges postgrads to take note of these new procedures that come into effect from Semester 2, 2017. More details are available here
Making Good Decisions Advocacy Forum
Click here to view slides from the 2017 MPA advocacy forum