MGA Advocacy: Don’t face your academic progress hearing alone.

Read Yang’s story to find out how unexpected challenges disrupted his studies. Luckily, he was able to access the MGA advocacy service who offered practical advice and support at his academic progress hearing.

Yang’s family construction business meant so much to his family. They had built it up from nothing 40 years ago. In 2022, Yang’s father became ill and the business had to close. His parents and siblings were all devastated.

Yang had been studying for a number of years and had to take some parts of his course part-time. In 2022, he failed a couple of units in Semester 1 and passed everything in Semester 2 except the core unit, which he had failed in the first year.

Because of all these complications, Yang ran out of time to complete his course and he was asked to attend an academic progress hearing by his faculty.

Yang was very upset because passing this course meant everything to him and also to his family.

How did the MGA advocates help Yang?

If you are facing difficulties like Yang or want to find out more about the University’s Academic Progress procedures, please contact our advocates at Monash Graduate Association. We will get back to you on the same day or the very next day. This is a free service and anything you tell us will be confidential.   

In the case of Yang, the MGA advocates were able to provide him with advice on how to prepare for his academic progress hearing which resulted in a positive outcome.

You don’t have to go through this alone!