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Help with progress evaluation meetings

Progress evaluation meetings (formerly known as progress reviews) for HDR students are coming up!

Make sure you’re ready: talk to your supervisors, chat to your colleagues and check out our website for helpful information, and read our frequently asked questions.

If you need a support person to attend your meeting with you or if you’re not happy with the outcome, get in contact with us.

Disclosing your disability: talking to your supervisors and your academic rights

5pm (Sydney time)
Thursday 21 October

This peer-led discussion will explore tips and tools for HDR students on how to disclose your disability/s to your supervisory team and how to request academic adjustments.

The panel discussion will be held via a zoom webinar with closed captioning. This webinar is open to all HDRs, prospective HDRs, and those in other supervisory settings.

Read more on our website or register for the event.

SUPRA's Disabilities Officer, Eva Midtgaard, can be contacted at

Understanding online exam rules and academic integrity

11am – 12 noon (Sydney time)
Thursday 21 October 

SUPRA's professional and experienced caseworkers are running a 30-minute webinar on understanding academic integrity and online exams.

Hosted by SUPRA Postgraduate Advocacy and Policy Officers Heather Mabry and Rillark Bolton. Read more about what to expect, and register for the event.

Mental health peer connect for Mandarin speakers: coping with exam stress

6–7pm (Sydney time)
Thursday 21 October

Do you ever wonder how other international students manage their mental health during the exam period? Join us for a casual chat with other students who may be experiencing the same problems as you!

In this peer connect session, you can connect with other students, make new friends, and share your stories, study tips, and stress management strategies when it comes to exams and assignments! Register now.

SUPRA's International Officer, Weihui (Elma) Song, can be contacted at

October SUPRA Council meeting

6:30pm (Sydney time)
Thursday 28 October

Would you like to see how a Council meeting runs, and have your say?

All postgraduate students are welcome to join our online meeting.

If you are interested, please contact for the invitation link.

See you there! 

Fun Fact

The saying goes 'dogs are man’s best friend’, but there’s evidence that, for some Aboriginal people, dingoes were woman’s best friend. Dingoes are wild dogs, descended from an ancient breed of domestic dog (Canis familiaris) that arrived in Australia from Asia between 4000 and 6000 years ago. Dingoes rarely bark, but they have a distinctive howl.

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COVID-19 public health rules
COVID-19-related restrictions have eased across Sydney, and so have the rules for entering the University. Make sure you're up-to-date with the public health guidelines, to stay safe (and avoid a fine!)

Supervisor of the Year Awards
Nominations have been extended till the end of the month! Celebrate your supervisor's awesomeness – nominate them for Supervisor of the Year!

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