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:

2020 PPA committee

PresidentSadia Alvi (DDB)
Vice PresidentNarges Mahdavian (DDB)
SecretaryRekha (D4)
TreasurerGrace Chin (D4)
Education/Careers OfficersJohn Azietaku (DDB) and Narges Mahdavian (DDB)
Wellbeing, Diversity, and Inclusion officersAbhipree Sharma
Marketing/Communications officerKathy Wei (D4)
MGA RepresentativeDavid Nash (DDB)
Social Events CoordinatorsGrace Chin (D4) and Nimna Perera
Sports OfficerAnna Nguyen
First-year RepresentativeAnnabel Manoleras
Interns RepresentativeDesiree Santos
Honours RepresentativeYinghan (Winnie) She (DDB)
General Committee MemberArianna Oddo

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


Boxing and yoga classes (free and on campus!)


Medical centres in and around Parkville


Book a chat with our friendly Parkville counsellor, Andrew Fitzpatrick


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 MGA, get academic advice & more!

Mindfulness Resources

Lunchtime meditation sessions on campus


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


Free Lunch


Parkville Shave
Colour Dash
Melbourne International Comedy Festival


Welcome Party
Resilience Workshop


Free Lunch
Biggest Morning Tea


Trivia Night
Games Night


Free Lunch


Open Day
Staff Vs. Students Footy Match


Postgrad Ball
R U OK? Day
HDR Symposium
Free Lunch


F*Up Night
Halloween Party


Xmas party