MGA Advocacy: Back to Basics

University policies and procedures are dry but important for research students to know about.

The fallout from the years in lockdown has resulted in a lot of research students not always being kept in the loop about where to find information that is salient and relevant to their candidature.  

For example, did you know that MGRO (Monash Research Graduate Office) is the administrative body responsible for your degree?  

What you should also know is that there are specific policies and procedures that govern your relationship with Monash University. In fact, there are 15 policies which relate to research students and there are more that deal with the governance of course development, structure etc.  

In one way or another, some of these rules will apply to you so it is worthwhile knowing where they are. 

In the next few HDR editions, we will go through individual policies and give you a snapshot of how they work, so keep a lookout.

In the meantime, click here to access a collection of useful links under Graduate Research in the Monash Policy Bank.


Do you have any questions about University policies and procedures that affect you?

No matter how complicated your situation might be, or how basic your query is, our MGA advocates are happy to help you. We believe that there is no such thing as a silly question and can offer you expert advice and support on all kinds of University policies and entitlements for graduate students.

This is a free service. The MGA is independent from the University and all matters discussed with an advocate are confidential.