Online support for postgraduates studying via distance
For online access to postgraduate seminars, the postgraduate community and information regarding services specifically for distance/off-campus postgraduates please go to:
The Monash Institute of Graduate Research has a number of resources available for research students through their exPERT series.
exPERT presentations & podcasts.
The Learning Support unit also offers online guide for higher degree by research postgraduates
The Arts Faculty’s research seminar series, ‘Tricks of the Trade’, is also available online.
Online postgraduate groups
Postgrad to Postgrad - the perfect place to procrastinate
Register with our online forum and discuss current issues, get some peer help or just indulge in some (non-real time) chit chat.
Facebook group - for Monash postgrads
A postgraduate has set up a Facebook group for Monash postgrads - sign up and get networking!
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.
Postgraduate on-campus facilities
As a distance education postgraduate you may occasionally be required to come onto one of the main campuses. Postgraduate-specific space exists on most of the campuses however you may need to register. Please see facilities section of the individual campus you will be visiting.
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Distance Ed podcast
You're not alone. Check out our "DE Postgrad" podcast in Compass Online where we chat with DE student, Yvonne, as she offers her thoughts, and some handy tips, on studying via distance.
Submit to Compass online
Distance ed students can inform the wider postgrad community about their research and experiences by submitting an article to Compass online.
All first-time published contributors receive an MPA 'gift pack'.
Read Jordan Schaan's article here.
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!.
Feel 'closer' to on-campus life by sitting down to your computer wearing your MPA t-shirt and sipping coffee from your MPA mug and storing your work on a 2 gig MPA flash drive. Visit the MPA 'shop' for details.
Subscribe to email news
Subscribe to the free MPA email newsletter for weekly updates on postgraduate-specific seminars, social events and postgraduate community news.
Note: Research postgraduates who also have staff profiles will need to use their student authcate and email address to subscribe.