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The MGA Clayton 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 1, Campus Centre,
21 Chancellors Walk, Clayton

Contact no: 03 9905 3197

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 Lounge

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

Campus Centre (Level 1)

Facilities include:

  • a kitchenette with microwave, sandwich press, fridge & coffee/tea supplies
  • filtered water (hot and cold)
  • data projector
  • laptop charging lockers
  • newspaper subscriptions
  • piano (Students wishing private piano practice can use their own headphones with the headphone converter plug located in a drawer in the kitchen. Please replace after use. The piano can also be set for automatic play.)
  • large comfortable lounge area, three small bookable meeting rooms for group work, workbench and large desk for meetings or having your lunch

For after hours access, enter the Campus Centre by the door at the top of the outside staircase, located on the southern side of the building (South-Eastern corner) – this is a proximity card access door.


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 Clayton 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 the MGA lounge in the campus centre on Clayton campus. (Please check locker location within the lounge before booking, as locker numbers do not reflect exact position).
  • You must bring your booking confirmation and student ID with you when you collect your locker key/code from the MGA Clayton Lounge, Level 1, Campus Centre, 21 Chancellors Walk, Clayton Campus.
Book your locker here

The MGA Laptop Program

The MGA has a number of laptops available at the Clayton 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 encounter any issues or have questions you need answering relating to the borrowing of MGA laptops, please contact:

Clayton office
Level 1, Campus Centre,
21 Chancellors Walk
Contact no: 03 9905 3197
Email: mga@monash.edu

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

Borrow a laptop

MGA Meeting Rooms

We have three meeting rooms within the MGA Lounge at Clayton for graduate students who want to meet for small group work or study sessions. All rooms have a table and seating for at least 6 students, plus a screen with connection cables for group presentations.

Meeting Rooms 1, 2 &3 can be booked using your student Google calendar HERE

Rules

  • Read the instructions on how to use the Google calendar here.
  • Read the MGA Meeting Room Regulations here.
  • Please limit bookings to a maximum 2-hour block.
  • All non-compliant bookings may be removed by MGA without notice.
  • If you have any questions, please email mga@monash.edu.

 


Graduate Student Hub

Ground floor, Campbell Hall, 21 Sports Walk.
Open 7am – 12pm to all postgraduate students.

Facilities include:

  • a kitchenette with microwave and fridge
  • filtered water (hot and cold)
  • lounge area
  • study spaces
  • group meeting rooms with AV capabilities

PhD Hub

Ground floor, Hollman Hall, 27 Sports Walk.
Open 7am – 12am to all PhD students.

Facilities include:

  • a kitchenette with microwave and fridge
  • filtered water (hot and cold)
  • lounge area
  • study spaces
  • Writing-up desks for end-stage PhD students
  • Hot desks for day study use

Hargrave-Andrew Library

The Hargrave-Andrew Library is located at 13 College Walk on Clayton campus. Supports faculties of:-

  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Science

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

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

Law Library

The Law Library is located at 15 Ancora Imparo Way on Clayton campus. Supports teaching and research in:-

  • the the Faculty of Law
  • the Department of Business Law
  • Taxation
  • other areas where law is the subject of teaching and research

For higher degree students, a detailed guide to Resources and Services in the Monash Law Library is available in Appendix 1 of the Law Faculty’s Postgraduate Research Students’ Handbook – there is a link to the latest guide from here.

The Library offers workshops on a wide range of topics as well as drop-in sessions during semester on both Clayton and at the Law Chambers.

Research consultations and specialist training sessions in using law databases and EndNote are available upon request – contact Law Library staff or ask at the information desk. Academic skills advisers can provide assistance with referencing and citation styles and academic writing skills.

Sir Louis Matheson Library

The Matheson Library is located at 40 Exhibition Walk on Clayton campus. Supports faculties of:-

  • Arts
  • Business & Economics
  • Education

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. Academic skills 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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