Parkville postgraduate association

The Parkville Postgraduate Association (PPA) is the representative body for postgraduate students at Monash University's Parkville campus. They play a diverse and multi-faceted role in all aspects of academic, cultural and social student life. As well as organising a multitude of social events, they provide a means of representation for postgraduate students on the Parkville campus.

Contact Us

If you want to get involved or find out more information about PPA functions, or if you have any issues/queries, please don't hesitate to contact one of your representatives or contact us through:

2019 PPA committee

PositionPerson
PresidentKate Wang (CMUS)
Vice PresidentSerena Teo (D4)
SecretarySadia Alvi (DDB)
TreasurerMatt Urquhart (D4)
Education/Careers OfficersYuen Yi (Jamie) Lam (D4)
Wellbeing, Diversity, and Inclusion officersAadarash Zia (D4) & Sadia Alvi (DDB)
Marketing/Communications officerYi Ling Low
MPA RepresentativeBelle Lim (D4)
Social Events CoordinatorsYiyue (Cathy) Xie (Med Chem), Yuen Yi (Jamie) Lam (D4) & Serena Teo (D4)
First-year RepresentativeNawar Alotaibi (CMUS)

PPA facilities

As a postgraduate student, you are able to access the PPA room (student ID card required). If you can’t get access, either email Elizabeth Stock or see Michael in security. The PPA room has a range of facilities you can use:

  • Couches and table area
  • TV and DVD player
  • Speaker dock for iPhone and iPod
  • Plugs
  • Board games
  • Arcade table with hundreds of classic Arcade games
  • Kitchenette – access to hot water boiler, tea and coffee, microwave, sandwich press, fridge and freezer
  • Telephone

PPA mentoring program

Our mentoring program is aimed at providing a sense of belonging within the university research culture and build a stronger link between the research students and staff. The program aims to establish a mutually beneficial support system that empowers both the mentee and the mentor.

Interested? Read more about the program or apply to be a mentor or mentee.

Parkville PhD Life Hacks

Sport

Boxing and yoga classes (free and on campus!)

Health

Medical centres in and around Parkville

Counselling

Book a chat with our friendly Parkville counsellor, Andrew Fitzpatrick

Spirituality

Prayer room available in Building 401, Level 2

Disability Services

Resources and contacts

ALLY Network

A network for supporting the LGBTIQ community

International Student Services

Resources about settling in

Postgraduate Advocate

Led by the MPA, get academic advice & more!

Mindfulness Resources

Lunchtime meditation sessions on campus

Housing

Help with finding accommodation in and around Parkville

Money Matters

Financial advice, budgeting, loans & more.

Child Care

Parenting room available in Building 403, Level 2

Suggested Links

Social calendar

February

Free Lunch

March

Parkville Shave
Colour Dash
Melbourne International Comedy Festival

April

Welcome Party
Resilience Workshop

May

Free Lunch
Biggest Morning Tea

June

Trivia Night
Games Night

July

Free Lunch

August

Open Day
Staff Vs. Students Footy Match

September

September
Postgrad Ball
R U OK? Day
HDR Symposium
Free Lunch

October

F*Up Night
Halloween Party

November

Xmas party