Nominations call

Call for nominations for the 2018/2019 MPA Executive Committee

The Monash Postgraduate Association (MPA) is now calling for nominations for the Monash Postgraduate Association Executive Committee (MPAEC) for the 2018/2019 term of office.

Nominations must be made on the official nomination form. Nomination forms can be obtained in hardcopy directly from any MPA office, sent on request by calling 9905 3197, emailing mpa@monash.edu, or by downloading the nomination form

Nominations must be signed and submitted to the Returning Officer by 5:00pm Monday, 26 March 2018 by email attachment: MPA Returning Officer

The committee term begins in June and runs for one year. The MPAEC meets monthly to discuss issues of relevance to postgraduates and to make decisions on behalf of the postgraduate community at Monash. This can involve writing policy, responding to University proposals, planning seminars and running social events.

There are a total of 15 positions on the MPAEC: four campus-tagged representative positions and eleven general representative positions. The four campus-tagged positions (one each for Clayton, Caulfield, Parkville and Peninsula) are open only to postgraduates enrolled on the corresponding campus. The eleven general representative positions are open to all postgraduates on all campuses.

Postgraduates may apply for both a campus-tagged representative position and a general representative position but may hold only one position on the MPAEC. The outcome of the campus-tagged representative positions will be determined before the outcome of the general representative positions. No more than two research and two coursework postgraduates from the same faculty may hold positions within the eleven general representative positions.


If you are considering running for a position on the MPAEC, please join us at one of our Candidate Information Sessions listed below where we can provide you with an opportunity to meet with current representatives from the MPAEC and learn about the role of an MPA Executive Member:

Caulfield MPAEC Election Candidate Information Session

Date: Friday 16 March, 2018
Time: 11:00am - 11:30am
Venue: C2, MPA Postgraduate Lounge, Caulfield
Register here

Clayton MPAEC Election Candidate Information Session
Date: Friday 16 March, 2018
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Venue: MPA postgraduate Lounge, Campus Centre, Clayton
Register here

Further information about the MPA Executive Committee can be found here.

For more information about the election and voting process, visit our elections FAQ.

Please contact the Returning Officer by emailing MPAReturningOfficer@monash.edu if you would like further information.

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Frequently asked questions

If you are wondering what is involved in being a committee member, or about the election process, vist our Committee FAQ page and our election process FAQ page.

Election regulations

Elections for the Executive Committee are governed by the MPA Election Regulations.