Online Events

The impact of COVID-19 on Monash graduate students studying remotely has challenged the MGA to reflect on and rethink the way we deliver events. We now have a range of social events and webinars that are delivered via Zoom. Due to the high number of graduate students studying remotely, our online program is scheduled to accomodate different time zones. Browse through our calendar of upcoming events and mark your diaries!

Upcoming events:


R U OK? Day – MGA x Happy Melon

Reach out and ask someone R U OK? Mental health is important and the MGA is here to support you with a free ONE WEEK Happy Melon subscription


MGA Virtual Thesis Bootcamp | 25 – 28 October

Jumpstart your writing at the MGA’s Virtual Thesis Bootcamp in October. It’s free to 40 lucky applicants and we’ll provide everything needed to get motivated and stay motivated!


MGA on Discord

The MGA has built a Discord server, so jump on and join our community of grad students for study support and fun times!


R U OK? Day – MGA x I Am Mindful

Reach out and ask someone R U OK? Mental health is important and the MGA is here to support you with a free I Am Mindful kit and workshop.


MGA Instagram LIVE: Game Show and Mystery Prizes | Every Friday at 3:00pm

The MGA is running a live game show on Instagram every Friday at 3:00pm. Join us for fun trivia games and your chance to win mystery prizes.


Instagram LIVE: Virtual Wine Down Wednesdays

Humpday in lockdown is no fun… but what if you could pour a nice drink and listen to live music?

Jump on MGA Instagram at 6:00pm and do just that at our regular Wine Down Wednesdays on Insta Live.


MGA Virtual Campfire | Fortnightly on Thursdays

Gather around the virtual campfire with the MGA to share stories about the experience of being a graduate student. This virtual event takes place fortnightly on Thursdays.


MGA Virtual Hangout | Monthly on Wednesdays

Make connections with current and new Monash graduate students on Zoom wherever you happen to be.


Virtual Yoga | Every Monday

Join us for virtual yoga from the comfort of your own home. Sessions are every Monday via Zoom.


HDR Orientation | 30 September

Join one of our free orientation sessions for newly enrolled HDR students at Monash and find out everything you need to know to thrive and succeed in your research studies.


Virtual Shut Up and Write | Every Tuesday

Stay motivated and keep your writing on track at this weekly virtual Shut Up and Write session for PhD and Masters by Research students.

What’s on

Keen to organise your own virtual event or activity?

Got a virtual event or activity idea that you think other graduate students might want to get involved in? Talk to the MGA about it – we can help you get your idea off the ground!

We now have two different virtual grants on offer for graduate student groups:

  • MGA COVID-19 Virtual Activities grant of up to $100 per online event.
  • MGA COVID-19 Virtual Conference grant of up to $100 per day for online conferences, to a maximum of $200 for graduate students groups who prefer to run online activities for your cohort of students.

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