All Monash graduate students are welcome to seek free advice and advocacy from the MGA on any issue relating to their study.
The road to a graduate degree has its ups and downs. That’s why it’s important for you to know that when things aren’t going according to plan, there is someone you can turn to. Our advocacy service is free, confidential and runs completely independently from the university. Our advocates provide advice and options, but you make the decision as to how to proceed, and we’ll support you all the way.
To read the MGA Advocacy Charter, please click here.
The MGA advocacy team is led by legally qualified senior advocate, Zuzana Quinn. Zuzana is highly experienced and has a detailed understanding of the challenges faced by graduate students. Our team of advocates can assist graduate students on a range of issues including:
Book an appointment with an MGA advocate
Our advocates are available for one-on-one appointments during regular business hours. Our advocates are located at Caulfield and Clayton campuses, but provide services for graduates enrolled at all on-campus and off-campus locations, and distant education. Appointments can be conducted over the phone, via Zoom, or in-person at either the MGA’s Caulfield or Clayton office.
To book an appointment, email us or contact one of the advocates directly (details below). Alternatively, you can call the Clayton office on 9905 3197 or the Caulfield office on 9903 1880.
Information on other common graduate student issues:
- Bullying and problematic behaviour
- Discrimination, harassment and victimisation
- Extension of candidature for HDRs
- Extensions for graduate coursework students; each faculty has its own procedures, so please consult your faculty.
- Financial assistance
- Intermissions/ leave entitlements for HDRs
- Intermissions for coursework
- Community Legal Centre Volunteers
Got questions? We’ve got answers!
Over the years we have compiled a list of FAQs in response to the inquiries we have received. Bookmark this page for future reference and if your question isn’t listed, get in touch with us!
Click here to read our advice and advocacy FAQs.
Have you been excluded from your program?
Being excluded means you will be or have been discontinued from your current course by your faculty and you will cease to be a student at Monash.
Click here to find out more about exclusions.
Advocacy for Distance Education graduate students
Need to talk to an MGA advocate? The best way to contact one of our Advocates is by email. For students located off-campus or studying via distance education, advice can be provided by email and supported by phone calls (funded by the MGA).