Hello and welcome from the Monash Graduate Association (MGA)

So you’ve decided to pursue a graduate degree (Masters by Coursework, Masters by Research or PhD) at Monash University. What’s next?

The MGA hosts fantastic events through during the first few weeks of Uni to provide graduate students with an overview of all the MGA offers. We want to show you why you should stay connected with us throughout your Monash journey!

Browse through our selection of events below.

Want access to spaces on campus that are especially for you? Register here!

Each campus has a study area and lounge specifically for graduate students. To find out which spaces are dedicated to graduate students only and to get access to these spaces, please click ‘register’ below:

MGA Instagram Live Q&A

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Join the MGA for an Instagram live session every Tuesday and Thursday at 3:00PM (AEST) from Tuesday, 18 February 2020 to Thursday, 12 March 2020. Each session will have a different theme and will go on for about 30 minutes – depending on how interactive you are with us. It’s a great platform to ask some of the questions you have and nice way to ease into graduate life on campus especially if you are new to Australia. All you need to do is follow @monash.graduate.association and tune in during our live sessions.

Every Tuesday & Thursday
18 February to 12 March 2020
3:00pm to 3:30pm (AEST)

MGA Virtual Meetup

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Are you sitting around staring at walls, waiting patiently for all the fun to finally start on campus?  The MGA is here to help you get a head-start making friends and connections at Monash before the semester begins. Join the MGA’s virtual meetup via Zoom to talk with current and new students wherever you might happen to be. We’ll make some introductions, have a chat, do a quiz with prizes to be won and play a speed-friending game. It’s going to be fun – not weird at all!

Tuesday, 3 March 2020 (11:00am – 11:45am)
Wednesday, 4 March 2020 (2:00pm – 2:45pm)
Thursday, 5 March 2020 (12:30pm – 1:15pm)

Caulfield O’Fest Graduate Village

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The MGA will be setting up a pop-up graduate village at the Caulfield O-Fest! It’s a special zone especially for graduate students (new and returning) to chill over lunch time, meet new friends, watch live performances, enjoy free snacks and walk away with some exclusive MGA freebies! There will be something new everyday so you are welcome to keep coming back! #cantwaittoseeyou 🙂

Monday, 16 March – Thursday, 19 March 2020 
11:00am to 3:00pm
Campus Green (tree deck area), Caulfield Campus

Clayton O’Fest Graduate Village

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The MGA will be setting up a pop-up graduate village at the Clayton O-Fest! It’s a special zone especially for graduate students (new and returning) to chill over lunch time, meet new friends, watch live performances, enjoy free snacks and walk away with some exclusive MGA freebies! There will be something new everyday so you are welcome to keep coming back! #cantwaittoseeyou 🙂

Tuesday, 17 March – Thursday, 19 March 2020 
11:00am to 3:00pm
Sunken Lawn, Clayton Campus

Picnic on the Balcony @ Caulfield

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Are you a new or returning Monash Caulfield graduate student? Then we’d love to see you on the MGA balcony on Caulfield for a fun-filled afternoon of free food, drinks, music, games and prizes. It’s a great way to make new friends and find out what the MGA is all about.

Friday, 20 March 2020
12:00pm – 2:00pm
MGA Graduate Lounge Balcony
Level 2, Building C, Caulfield Campus

MGA Orientation @ Clayton

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Now that you’re enrolled in your graduate coursework degree with Monash University, the MGA would like to invite you to our on campus Orientation. This event is especially designed to assist new graduate students to immerse themselves in the graduate student community here at Monash University. Due to the limited time we have at the start of the semester, please note that this is the only full program orientation session the MGA will be offering for this semester. We will continue to offer shorter sessions (mini-o’s) during week 3 (23 to 26 March 2020) in between and after classes.

Saturday, 21 March 2020
11:00am to 1:00pm
G.31 Learning & Teaching Building
Clayton Campus

Welcome Party @ Clayton

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Join the MGA for a fun-filled afternoon on Clayton campus. All Monash graduate students are welcome to attend this event but registration is essential! There’ll be free games, entertainment, prizes, food and drinks. It’s a wonderful way to celebrate the completion of your first week of Uni.

Saturday, 21 March 2020
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Learning & Teaching Building Lawn
Clayton Campus

Learn to Surf @ Torquay

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Ever wanted to learn how to surf? Come on a day trip with the MGA! Or if surfing is not your thing, you can opt to come and hang out on a gorgeous beach for the day.

Saturday, 21 March 2020
9:00am to 6:00pm
Monash graduate students: $105 per person
Non-Monash students: $130 per person
Beach day only: $40 per person

MGA Mini-O @ Caulfield

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This adapted mini version of the MGA’s Orientation program will include valuable advice and useful contacts that will help you thrive and succeed in your graduate studies. Each mini session will end with a networking opportunity (this is optional) where you will have the opportunity to meet other graduate students.

Monday, 23 March 2020 (12:00pm – 12:30pm)
Monday, 23 March 2020  (1:00pm – 1:30pm)
Thursday, 26 March 2020 (12:00pm – 12:30pm)
Thursday, 26 March 2020 (1:00pm – 1:30pm)
Thursday, 26 March 2020 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
Thursday, 26 March 2020 (6:00pm – 6:30pm)

C110, John White Room
Level 1, Building C, Caulfield Campus

MGA Mini-O @ Clayton

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This adapted mini version of the MGA’s Orientation program will include valuable advice and useful contacts that will help you thrive and succeed in your graduate studies. Each mini session will end with a networking opportunity (this is optional) where you will have the opportunity to meet other graduate students.

Tuesday, 24 March 2020 (11:00am – 11:30pm)
Tuesday, 24 March 20200 (12:00pm – 12:30pm)
Tuesday, 24 March 2020 (6:00pm – 6:30pm)
Wednesday, 25 March 2020 (1:00pm – 1:30pm)
Wednesday, 25 March 2020 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)

MGA Office Meeting Room
Level 1, Campus Centre, Clayton Campus

MGA HDR Orientation

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Calling all new PhD and Master by Research students! The MGA would like to invite you to our on campus HDR Orientation. This event is especially designed to assist new graduate research students to immerse themselves in the graduate student community here at Monash University.

Tuesday, 24 March2020
2:00pm to 3:30pm
MGA Office Meeting Room
Level 1, Campus Centre, Clayton Campus

Caulfield Speed Mentoring

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It’s your first semester and you have heaps of unanswered questions… so why not sign up for our speed-mentoring event?

MGA mentors are a lovely group of existing Monash graduate students with lots of info they want to share with you. You’ll be amazed at how much they can help! Drinks and nibbles will be provided.

Tuesday, 24 March 2020
6:00pm – 7:30pm
C110 John White Room
Level 1, Building C, Caulfield Campus

Clayton Speed Mentoring

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It’s your first semester and you have heaps of unanswered questions… so why not sign up for our speed-mentoring event?

MGA mentors are a lovely group of existing Monash graduate students with lots of info they want to share with you. You’ll be amazed at how much they can help! Drinks and nibbles will be provided.

Thursday, 26 March 2020
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Airport Lounge, Conference Room
Level 1, Campus Centre, Clayton Campus

Great Ocean Road Day Trip

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Join the MGA on a picturesque day trip down one of the world’s most spectacular coastal drives.

A great way to make new friends and take in some incredible scenery.

Saturday, 28 March 2020
7:00am to 10:00pm
Monash graduate students: $60 per person
Non-Monash students: $80 per person

Find a HDR Mentor

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Are you are a new HDR student at Monash looking for a bit of guidance? Socialise with like-minded students and tap into the disciplines, skills and knowledge of other HDR students who have already been studying for a little while at Monash. The MGA’s HDR Mentor program will help you find a mentor to help you to survive and thrive in your first 12 weeks at Monash and beyond.

Thursday, 2 April 2020
6:00pm to 7:30pm
MGA Office Meeting Room
Campus Centre (Level 1), Clayton

Can’t make it to one of our on-campus orientation sessions? Get the gist of it all through our online orientation that covers everything you need to know about being a graduate student at Monash University.

Coursework Virtual Orientation

Can’t make it to one of our on-campus orientation sessions? Get the gist of it all through our online orientation that covers everything you need to know about being a graduate coursework student.

Research Virtual Orientation

Can’t make it to one of our on-campus orientation sessions? Get the gist of it all through our online orientation that covers everything you need to know about being a graduate research student.