Distance education

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:

Research postgraduates

The Monash Institute of Graduate Research has a number of resources available for research students through their Skills Essentials podcasts and web resources..

Skills Essentials presentations & podcasts.

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

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Online postgraduate groups

Facebook group - for Monash postgrads

The postgraduate community has set up a Facebook group for Monash postgrads - sign up and get networking!

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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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Need to talk to an MPA staff member?

You can call MPA staff for free using Skype! However you must email them first to arrange a time - check out our contacts page.

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.

Read Yvonne McNulty's article here. Yvonne was a member of the MPA Executive Committee.

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!.

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.