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HDR students: meet the new Director of Graduate Research!

Thursday 9 September
3:30pm (Sydney time)

HDRs are invited to join a Zoom webinar to meet Professor Louise Sharpe, the University’s new Director of Graduate Research.
Professor Sharpe will discuss issues affecting Usyd HDRs, including the impact of COVID-19. There will be a question and answer session where you can raise issues that are important for you.
Register for the webinar.
Submit questions during the webinar on Slido – enter the event code #hdr.

Congratulations to our new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Officer!

SUPRA warmly welcomes Lindsay McCabe, our new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Officer.
Lindsay can be contacted at
Read about our equity networks.

Are You Okay? An event for Mandarin-speaking postgraduates

Thursday 9 September
6–7pm (Sydney time)

Are you studying by yourself, feeling isolated most of the time? Are you feeling stressed by an increasing workload? Are you wondering when the Australian border will re-open? SUPRA is here to support you.
This event will provide a safe and casual platform for Mandarin-speaking postgraduates to share your daily stress and make new friends. 
Register for this event.
Find out about the University’s R U OK? Day events.

Congratulations to our new Disabilities Officer!

SUPRA warmly welcomes Eva Midtgaard, our new Disabilities Officer.
Eva can be contacted at
Read about our equity networks.

We also thank Gemma Lucy Smart, the outgoing Disabilities Officer, for the work she performed while in the role, and wish her all the best in her future endeavours.

HDR mental health peer chat for R U OK? Day

Thursday 9 September
2pm (Sydney time)

Have you ever wondered how other HDR students manage their mental health throughout their HDR journey?
Join SUPRA HDR representatives for a chat about how we can stay on top of the pressure, and get through our degrees.
Read more and register for this event.
Find out about the University’s R U OK? Day events.
Fun Fact

Did you know the game ping-pong (table tennis) originated in Victorian England in the 1800s? It started as a dinner party game among the upper classes who would clear the table after dinner and set up books as the ‘net’. They used books as paddles and a wine or champagne cork as the ball. It was also called whiff-whaff.

Other things to know about

Keeping the kids in mind
A new webinar series about juggling families, healthcare and the pandemic. Streams over 6 weeks, twice weekly on Monday and Wednesday nights. Led by Professor Adam Guastella from the Brain and Mind Centre.

Body clocks and the science of sleep 
If you’ve been struggling with your sleep lately, you’re not alone. Register for this free event at 4pm, Thursday 23 September (Sydney time) to learn more about the science of sleep, and improve your sleep patterns.

Southeast Asia Centre workshops
The University's Southeast Asia Centre has a lot of great upcoming events. Postgrad research students can join their productivity workshop or their indexing workshop.
Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association
Students working for students

SUPRA acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora nation as the traditional owners of the land we work and study on.

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