Welcome

Get ready for a week filled with activities and events that align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This year, we’re exploring four SDGs that impact our graduate students; 1 – No Poverty, 2 – Zero Hunger, 3 – Good Health and Well-Being, and 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production.

There will be plenty of opportunities to connect with like-minded graduate students, learn from experts in the field, and make a positive impact on the world. Join in the excitement, make new friends, and contribute to a more sustainable future for all.

  • Read more about the MGA’s ongoing commitment to sustainability here.
  • Read more about the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals here.

Program

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We are looking for clean and wearable clothes, free from stains and tears such as coats, jackets, scarves, sweaters, beanies, shirts, suits, work skirts or pants.

Please drop off your donations by Friday, 5 May at the following locations during opening hours:

  • MGA Office Clayton – Level 1, Campus Centre, Clayton campus
  • MGA Office Caulfield- Level 2, Building C, Caulfield campus

đŸ’° All funds raised from our clothing drive will be donated to HoMie, a Melbourne-based not-for-profit that supports young people affected by homelessness or hardship.

Thank you for your generosity and support!

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Learn how to succeed in your job search at the Job Seeker’s Toolkit.

Join us for a workshop and a seminar that will help you get an edge in your job search. Our sessions will focus on three key areas to help you stand out from the crowd:

  • resume writing
  • future thinking

Date: Tuesday, 9 May
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Venue: Level 4, Green Chemical Futures, Clayton campus

Click on the link below to see the full program and register!

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Join MGA and MONSU Peninsula at Peninsula campus to find out how we can all take everyday sustainable actions that are easy and fun.

This is a free event! BYO bags and containers to fill up with goodies.

What’s happening?

  • Free vegan food
  • Fresh fruit and veg
  • Sustainable period products
  • Monash Sustainability
  • Second-hand clothes

Find out more about our festival booths here.

Date: Tuesday, 9 May
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Library Lawn, Peninsula campus

No bookings required, just show up!

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Join MGA at Caulfield campus to find out how we can all take everyday sustainable actions that are easy and fun.

This is a free event! BYO bags and containers to fill up with goodies.

What’s happening?

  • Free vegan food
  • Vegetarian BBQ by MONSU Caulfield
  • Fresh fruit and veg
  • Sustainable period products
  • Monash Sustainability
  • Second-hand clothes

Find out more about our festival booths here.

Date: Wednesday, 10 May
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Campus Green, Caulfield campus

No bookings required, just show up!

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Join us on Clayton campus to find out how we can all take everyday sustainable actions that are easy and fun.

This is a free event! BYO bags and containers to fill up with goodies.

What’s happening?

  • Free vegan food
  • Fresh fruit and veg
  • Sustainable period products
  • Monash Sustainability
  • City of Monash Sustainability team
  • Second-hand clothes

Find out more about our festival booths here.

Date: Thursday, 11 May
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Northern Plaza, Clayton campus

No bookings required, just show up!

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Join the MGA at Parkville to find out how we can all take everyday sustainable actions that are easy and fun.

This is a free event! BYO bags and containers to fill up with goodies.

What’s happening?

  • Free vegan food
  • Fresh fruit and veg stall

Find out more about our festival booths here.

Date: Friday, 12 May
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Basketball court, Parkville campus

No bookings required, just show up!

MGA Grad Groups Grant

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The MGA is offering all our graduate student groups and clubs an opportunity to apply for a grant of up to $300 as part of MGA Sustainability Week.

The only criterion is to host an event for graduate students that is aligned one of the four UN SDGs we are focussing on. For example, you could host a mindfulness or gardening workshop, a networking event or run a lunchtime walk with coffee and cake. Get creative and apply!

Please submit your event proposal and budget to mga-gradgroups@monash.edu

What other Grad Groups are doing with their grant?

  • School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine Doctoral Student Representative Committee:

    Well-being walk around Albert Park followed by light refreshments and a raffle for sustainable products.

  • Masters of Environment and Sustainability Student Association:

    ‘Lattes and Learning’ seminar to teach graduate students how to mend small imperfections in clothing.

  • Anatomy Postgraduate’s Escaping Science:

    ‘Paint your PhD’ event.

  • Hudson Institute Student Society:

    ‘Paint and Pot’ event where they paint old mugs and use them to plant dying plants sourced from nearby nurseries.

  • Central Clinical School Graduate Research Student Committee:

    ‘What it takes to be competitive for funding as an early/mid-career researcher’ seminar.

Have you got a great idea for a Grad Group activity during MGA Sustainability Week?

Submit your event proposal and budget to:

mga-gradgroups@monash.edu