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Advocacy: Wrapping up for 2023

As 2023 comes to a close, we thought we’d take a walk down memory lane and revisit some of the MGA’s biggest triumphs this year.

Over the course of the year, the MGA advocacy service has taken on nearly 1200 cases! And what’s more, we were able to provide 133 welfare grants to graduate students doing it tough.

The students we’ve seen have come to us with a diverse range of challenges. From issues with supervision or course quality to disciplinary matters and financial troubles, we’ve seen it all. We know that university life can be stressful or confusing for many reasons, and our advocates act as a guide to navigate you through sticky situations. The positive feedback we’ve received from students who’ve benefited from this service just makes it all the more rewarding. 

Here’s what one student had to say about our advocacy service:
“Your advice and assistance during this challenging period have made a significant difference in my academic journey. Your insights and expertise not only helped me navigate the process but also provided clarity on how to approach the other issues, which had been a source of great concern for me. Your support goes beyond words, and I am genuinely thankful for your willingness to lend a helping hand when I needed it most…

“I am pleased to inform you that with your guidance, I was successful. Your advice was critical in making this possible, and I am now in a much better position to move forward with my studies.”

It’s been an honour for us to serve the graduate student community, and we will continue to advocate for you in the new year. Whether your problems are big or small, we want to hear them and we’re here to help.

The MGA office and advocacy service as a whole will be taking a break for the holiday period from 21 December 2023 to 8 January 2024. We look forward to seeing you in the new year!

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!

Meet your current elected representatives

Curious to know who’s representing you at the moment? Get to know your elected representatives, what they do and how you can get involved.

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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