Everything you ever needed to know about being a research postgraduate, here on the one page. Information, links to rules and regulations, advice, handy hints and ... hang on a minute ... you’re not just procrastinating again are you?
If you have recently enrolled, you should consult our research postgrad orientation page first.
Facilities and resources (follow the link to your campus)
Dr Mavi Glinoga with MPA staff
SSAF info for HDR
Visit our FAQ for the latest info we have.
Did we mention procrastination?
Visit our online postgrad forum to share experiences, swap tips or have a vent. Postgrad to Postgrad - the perfect place to procrastinate.
Some comedy relief
Compass Online has a live feed of Jorge Cham's comic strip Piled Higher & Deeper. Visit regularly.
Local HDR blog
Visit The Thesis Whisperer for articles, advice, tips and links (including 'procrastination aids") from fellow research postgrads in Australia. You can even join and contribute!.
MPA podcasts - informative & entertaining
The MPA is building up a series of podcasts which can help keep students entertained and informed.
We are currently developing a series of podcast seminars on a variety of topics.
Visit our Compass Online podcast collection for the complete list. Podcasts are available in both RealPlayer and Quicktime formats.
Research postgraduates - online support
The Monash Research Graduate School has a number of resources available for research students through their exPERT series.
exPERT presentations & podcasts
exPERT DVDs - DVDs are available for loan from the Libraries. To find the expert DVDs at your closest library please enter “Monash Research Graduate School” in the “author” section of the search engine in the library catalogue.
The Learning Support unit also offers online guide for higher degree by research postgraduates.
Postgraduate toolbox - international networking site
Postgraduate toolbox is an international networking site designed to help research postgrads make contact with others who share similar research interests, regardless of which department, institution or country they work in.
ResearchGATE - networking for science researchers
ResearchGATE is a professional and social networking website for researchers. Chief executive Dr Ijad Madisch says the organisation's members are distributed among 200 nations and among the full range of academic disciplines, though currently most are from the US and Germany and concentrated in biology and medicine.