Research postgraduates

Everything you ever needed to know about being a research postgraduate on the one page.

If you have recently enrolled, you should consult our research postgrad orientation page first.

Handbook quick links

Essentials you may need

Distance education researchers

Writing matters

Money matters

Academic support & seminars

Conferences & travel

Help from the MPA


Back to top

Dr Mavi Glinoga with MPA staff

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 Institute of of Graduate Research (MIGR) has a number of resources available for research students through their Skills Essentials series.

Skills Essentials presentations & podcasts

MIGR newsletter

The Learning Support unit also offers online guide for higher degree by research postgraduates.

ResearchGATE - networking for science researchers

ResearchGATE is a professional and social networking website for researchers.