Advice & Advocacy: Tip of the week


Are you a Matt, Matilda or Molly? Ask an MGA advocate – HDR edition

Read an MGA case study in which three HDR students come to the advocates with different scenarios. Find out how our advocate can help them.


What is encumbrance? Ask an MGA advocate.

Read an MGA case study in which a student comes to an MGA advocate with an encumbered account. What is encumbrance and how can the MGA help?


Confused about exams this year? Ask an MGA advocate

Read an MGA case study in which two students ask exam questions that are answered by an MGA advocate. No questions are too big or small!

MGA Advocacy: International Student Edition

Find out how the MGA’s advocacy and academic support service help international students.


When helping a friend is not the right thing to do

Did you know sharing assignments with friends is against the rules at Monash University? Read our case study to see how easy it is to be caught out for collusion or plagiarism.


HDR Update

The MGA advocates have got some sound advice and new updates for HDR students at Monash.


Fee extensions: what you need to know

Do you have money worries? Please know you are not alone. If you are struggling to pay your fees, contact an MGA advocate for advice about how to organise a payment plan.

So you want to defer an exam?

Harvey thought he could apply for a deferred exam because he missed the alarm and slept in. Find out what happened next.


Concerned about academic progress?

Our advocates offer advice about the exam-viewing process and academic progress. Contact an MGA advocate if you need advice.


PSA from the MGA Advocates

Our advocates recommend that you re-enrol by 11 December and check your emails over your break to avoid unpleasant surprises!


MGA Financial Placement Support

The MGA Advocacy service is offering $250 to graduate students who need financial support for their placements.


Updates from the MGA Coursework Online Forum

Find out how the MGA is following up on graduate coursework student concerns and questions raised at our online forum in September.


Warning about receiving the wrong advice

A warning from the MGA advocates about receiving bad advice from external organisations.


Updates from the MGA HDR Online Forum

Find out how the MGA is following up on HDR student concerns and questions raised at our online forum in August.

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Student visas and intermission

Advice from MGA advocates about student visas during the pandemic.

Special Consideration

Find out how to get a legitimate medical certificate for special consideration.


Top five eExam Tips

Find out ten practical eExam tips from students who have been there before.

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Exam Advice

Wednesday, 6 November 2019 Exams start on Monday, 4 November and end on Wednesday, 20 November 2019. Some…
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Assignments Galore!

Wednesday, 11 September 2019 Assignment deadlines are just around the corner and it’s a great time to remind…
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Like a marriage, you’ll have to work on it!

Tuesday, 16 July 2019 A good student-supervisor relationship is absolutely critical to a positive and rewarding research experience.…
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When you’re an artist enrolled in accounting and the struggle is real.

Tuesday, 2 July 2019 You may be struggling and heading towards an epic fail, and sometimes (not often)…