Be a part of the Monash Graduate Association!

As an enrolled graduate student at Monash University you are automatically entitled to use our free services and programs. There are no joining fees or forms to fill out!

Read on to find out how to access your benefits.


Who is the MGA?

The Monash Graduate Association (MGA) is the representative body for all graduate research and coursework students enrolled at Monash University. We provide a range of services to support the specific needs of the Monash graduate community, including including student advocacy and academic support, representation, seminars and social events. The MGA is governed by a committee of graduate students that employs a team of professional staff to run their day-to-day operations and deliver quality targeted services.



Free MGA Student Advocacy and Academic Support

When your graduate studies aren’t going according to plan, the MGA advocates have got your back! Our advocacy service is free, confidential and is completely independent from the University. Our advocates are experts on University policies and regulations and can provide advice and options. You ultimately make the decision as to how to proceed with your issue, and they will support you all the way.



How do I get connected?

To get connected and stay in the loop with all graduate-specific news, subscribe to our fortnightly newsletter!



If you love the Gram or Facebook then like and follow us now to receive regular updates straight to your phone. We also run regular competitions and live events on those platforms, so keep an eye out and you could walk away with some free MGA merchandise! 


How do I get involved?

There are so many ways to get involved with the MGA depending on what suits you.

1. In person!

Come and say hello in person at one of our on-campus graduate lounges at Caulfield and Clayton, we would love to get to know you.



2. Events, seminars and students groups!

Join us for one of our events or seminars (virtual or not!), or get involved with a student group. These are great ways to meet other students as well as staff, volunteers and committee members at the MGA.



3. Represent!

If you are interested in supporting and contributing to the Monash graduate community, you can get involved as a graduate representative on a University Committee or by joining the MGA Executive Committee. Find out more about committee roles in the link below and keep a lookout for opportunities in our newsletter.




4. Volunteer!

You can also get involved in the capacity of a volunteer. Our volunteer program run all year long and we are always on the lookout for vibrant and enthusiastic graduate students who are keen to help us run social events and programs designed to improve the graduate student experience. Volunteering is also a great way to meet other like-minded people, gain an insight into the work we do and develop new skills. Jump on our website to find out more.