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The MGA Caulfield Office

The MGA office is open for advocacy needs, general enquiries, feedback and requests. Our friendly staff members would love to have a chat with you. All graduate students are welcome to visit the MGA office anytime during its opening hours!

Address:
Level 2, Building C
Caulfield East VIC 3145

Contact no: 03 9903 1880
Email: mga-caulfield@monash.edu

Office reception hours:
Monday-Thursday: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Please note MGA staff can be contacted via email from Monday to Friday between 9:00am to 5:00pm.


The MGA Graduate Lounges

As an enrolled graduate student, your student card automatically allows you swipe card access to graduate student spaces on Monash campuses.

Our lounges are open to graduate students 24/7.

Level 2, Building C

Facilities include:

  • sinks, microwaves, filtered hot/cold water, fridge
  • coffee/tea & milk
  • piano
  • bookable family meeting room
  • couches, tables & chairs
  • charging tables
  • board games & packs of cards available from MGA reception desk

Room H1.32, Building H

Facilities include:

  • sink, microwave, filtered hot/cold water, fridge
  • drinks vending machine
  • laptop charging lockers
  • charging tables
  • couches, tables & chairs

MGA Advocacy & Academic Support Service

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

MGA advocates are available for free and confidential consultations via Zoom, phone or email. Students can also drop in at the office, but the advocates will be subject to availability.

Get in touch with an MGA advocate:

Contact form: Click here

Email: Click here

MGA Advocacy web page: Click here


MGA lockers for graduate students

Lockers for graduate students on Caulfield campus are available for year-long use.

  • The yearly fee is $50 ($10 fee plus $40 refundable deposit). The $40 deposit is refunded upon return of the locker (in clean, working order) on inspection by the MGA staff. The $10 fee is retained by the MGA.
  • If you lose your locker key, the deposit is used to replace it and is kept by the MGA.
  • Lockers are in Buildings H, B and C on Caulfield campus. Lockers are either key or digital code.
  • You must bring your booking confirmation and student ID with you when you collect your locker key/code from the MGA Caulfield, Building C, Level 2.
Book your locker here

The MGA Laptop Program

The MGA has a number of laptops available at the Caulfield office, which are exclusively available to Monash graduate students to borrow and use for study purposes.

  • 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 to the MGA office from which it was borrowed. 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 MGA at the time of borrowing. The laptops can be borrowed within MGA office hours as outlined below.
  • If there are any problems with the laptop, bring it to the MGA reception for the receptionists to resolve, please do not try to fix it yourself.

If you would like to borrow a laptop or have any questions relating to the borrowing of MGA laptops, please contact:

Caulfield office
Level 2, Building C
Caulfield East VIC 3145

Contact no: 03 9903 1880
Email: mga-caulfield@monash.edu

Office reception hours:
Monday-Thursday: 10:00am to 4:00pm


MGA Meeting Rooms

We have eight meeting rooms on Level 6, Building H for graduate students who want to meet for group work or study sessions. There are beautiful views up there!

  • Meeting rooms can be booked using your student Google calendar.
  • Check the table below for the booking name for your room.
  • Read the instructions on how to use the Google calendar here.
  • Please limit bookings to a maximum 2-hour block.
  • Read the MGA Meeting Room Regulations here.
  • All non-compliant bookings may be removed by MGA without notice.
  • If you have any questions, please email mga-caulfield@monash.edu.

MGA Caulfield Meeting Rooms

Meeting Room Number Capacity Room Booking Number on Google Apps Calendar
Meeting Room 1 4 pax Building H, Caulfield-6-H679-MGA
Meeting Room 2 3 pax Building H, Caulfield-6-H680-MGA
Meeting Room 3 3 pax Building H, Caulfield-6-H681-MGA
Meeting Room 4 4 pax Building H, Caulfield-6-H683-MGA
Meeting Room 5 14 pax Building H, Caulfield-6-H690-MGA
Meeting Room 6 3 pax Building H, Caulfield-6-H695-MGA
Meeting Room 7 3 pax Building H, Caulfield-6-H696-MGA
Meeting Room 8 8 pax Building H, Caulfield-6-H697-MGA
 

The MGA Family Meeting Room

When it’s your turn to mind the kids but you really need to get that assignment or thesis chapter finished, book the MGA family meeting room.

This is a quiet, child-friendly room stocked with toys, books and an activity space to keep the kids busy for a few hours. The MGA family meeting room is located within the Caulfield MGA Graduate Lounge (Level 2, Building C).

The room will be available for booking from Monday to Thursday between 10:00am and 4:00pm and can be booked for a maximum of 3 hours per day per graduate student. You can book the room online through google calendar or you can email the MGA with your request.

Read the MGA Caulfield Family Meeting Room terms and conditions HERE.

Booking Forms

Fill out the booking forms below and email MGA-Caulfield@monash.edu with your request.

Click here to download the Family Meeting Room Booking Form Word Doc.

Click here to download the Family Meeting Room Booking Form PDF.


The MGA HDR Writing Rooms

MGA has a limited number of writing rooms on Caulfield (Building T), which can be booked out by HDR students studying a PhD or Masters by Research degree. The rooms are bookable for a maximum of 3 months at a time and students are allocated a desk in a shared office (max 3 people) with their own lockable cabinet and a shared foyer.

The HDR Writing rooms are allocated depending on availability, and priority is given to those who do not currently have a study space assigned by their faculty. Only HDR students can book these rooms.

Click here to apply for a HDR Writing Room.

Click here to read the HDR Writing Room terms and conditions.


Library

The Caulfield Library is located in Building A of the Caulfield campus.

The Library offers workshops on a wide range of topics.

The Library has specialist teams who offer expert advice on finding and using information resources. You can also book in to meet with a librarianSAS advisers can provide assistance with referencing and citation styles and academic writing skills.

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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Work for the MGA

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.

The Monash Graduate Association (MGA) is the representative body for all graduate research and coursework students enrolled at Monash University. So, what sets us apart from the University services? The MGA is an independent, not-for-profit association governed by graduate students, for graduate students. Our primary aim is to be there for you! If you can’t find what you are looking for, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

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