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Graduate student facilities

A graduate student common room is located in Room G24, ground floor, Scott Building.

Facilities include:

  • Kitchenette – hot water boiler, tea & coffee, microwave, sandwich press, fridge and freezer
  • TV
  • subscriptions to Time magazine, New Scientist and The Age
  • phone

Laptop Loan Program

Are you having technical issues with your laptop or have you recently lost your laptop? The PPA has a number of laptops available on Parkville campus, which are exclusively available to Monash graduate students to borrow for up to two weeks for study purposes.

Please reach out to to find out more or make arrangements to loan a laptop.

Take note:

  • Students are limited to borrowing one laptop at any given time for a maximum period of two weeks, at which point they must return the laptop. If there are no subsequent bookings then the student may request to extend their booking.
  • If all laptops are loaned out, students can be added to a waitlist and will be contacted when there is a laptop available for them.
  • Graduate students will need to read the terms and conditions outlined for this program and leave a photocopy of their student ID with the PPA at the time of borrowing.
  • The laptops can be borrowed within PPA hours.
  • If there are any problems with the laptop, bring it back to the PPA to resolve, please do not try to fix it yourself.
  • For the Portable Device Loan Agreement, click HERE.

Graduate student notice board

There is a graduate student notice board in the foyer of the Scott building. Scholarship information and job opportunities are often posted here.

C L Butchers Pharmacy Library

The CL Butchers Pharmacy Library is located Manning building, Parkville Campus.

The Library offers workshops on a wide range of topics as well as drop-in sessions.

The Library has subject specialist librarians who offer expert advice on finding and using information resources. Learning skills advisers from Monash Study Support can provide assistance with referencing and citation styles and academic writing skills.

MGA Advocacy & Academic Support Service

MGA student advocacy and academic support is a free and confidential service for all Monash Graduate students, including students based at Parkville. We can provide guidance and advice on any issue relating to your study.

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.


More info: Visit the MGA Advocacy web page

Parkville Postgraduate Association (PPA)

The Parkville Postgraduate Association (PPA) is the representative body for graduate 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 graduate students on the Parkville campus.

Graduate student common room

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

Facilities 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
  • phone

PPA peer mentor program


Each year PPA runs a mentoring program. This is aimed at providing a sense of belonging within the university research culture and build a stronger link between the research students and staff. The program aims to establish a mutually beneficial support system that empowers both the mentee and the mentor. If you are interested or would like more information, please email

2023 Parkville Postgraduate Association Committee

Annie Roys

Vice President
Amelia Miklavec

Bryce Barber

Liam Hales

MGA Representative
Mahima Choudhary

Education/Careers Officer
Eileen Zhou
Cam lu
Muhammad Mahboob
Radhika Waghela
Showmika Supti
Bhavya Aggarwal

Wellbeing, Diversity and Inclusion
Celine Hung

Occupational Health and Safety Officer
Liam Hales

Darshan Goordeen
Paulo Simon

Sports Officer
Amir Hossain

Social Officers
Amelia Miklavec
Douer Zhu
Pooja Maharjan
Rowan Pilkington

General Committee Members
Muhammad Mahboob
Katayoun Nazemi
Jessica Huang

EMCR Representative
Narges Mahdavian

Masters Representative
Radhika Waghela