Monash Education Research Community
Monash Education Research Community (MERC) is a friendly peer support community for research students in the Faculty of Education.
Professor John Loughran, The Dean
As a community, we run academic and social events, as well as informal gatherings where research students can discuss their research ideas with their peers. Members enjoy opportunities to forster relationships with other researchers.
MERC started in 1992 (initially as the Education Research Collective of Students and Staff, ERCSS). It is run by a committee of student volunteers, Convenors, who are norminated each year.
MERC student representatives formally advocate on behalf of the research students at the faculty's Research Committee and Research Degrees Committee.
While membership is optional, we highly recommend it for all new research students to join (including students enrolled in Honours, Masters by research and PhD programs).
Please join us on:
Facebook group (Closed group)
The supportive network and friendly community engendered by MERC helps to ensure that our students' experience is positive and fulfilling both academically and personally."
Associate Professor Joanne Deppeler
- Annual MERC conference (where research students can present their work-in-progress in a supportive environment)
- Academic seminars (attendance is free, but bookings are required)
- Informal weekly morning tea/lunchtime meetings (bring your lunch and enjoy a chat with your peers)
- Social events (such as Multicultural Night and End of Year celebration party)