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APC Hearings: We're Here to Help

Are you required to attend an Academic Progress Committee (APC) hearing? It’s important to remain calm and know that you don’t have to face it alone. The MGA advocacy service is here to help.

The ABCs of APCs

In a nutshell, the purpose of the hearing is to review your academic progress and decide whether you can continue with your studies at Monash. You can learn more about the whole process here.

We know all of this may seem a bit daunting, but our trusty advocates have guided so many graduate students just like you through their APC hearings. 

Here are just a few of the ways that MGA advocates can assist you:

  • They can accompany you to your hearing for emotional support. We know how stressful it can be!
  • They are very familiar with the University’s academic policies and procedures, meaning that they can help you to understand the rules as well as your rights.
  • The MGA is an independent body, so our advocates can offer an objective perspective on how your faculty might view your situation.
  • In preparation for your hearing, our advocates can help you to create a step-by-step action plan to address your faculty’s stated concerns.
  • What’s more, they know all about gathering supporting evidence and documentation in order to make a stronger case come hearing day. 

In short - contacting an MGA advocate is the best way of ensuring that you’re in safe, knowledgeable and reliable hands. What’s more, this service is completely free! Don’t brave this storm alone. Email us at for advice on your APC hearing. 

The MGA team

Got a question or request about anything at all? Get in contact with one of our staff members – we’d love to hear from you. Alternatively, drop by the MGA office at Clayton or Caulfield so we can help!

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The MGA employs Monash graduate students to fill the receptionist roles at the Clayton and Caulfield offices. When a vacancy arises we advertise the position through our email newsletter and on our website.

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