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A poster for the mid autumn festival featuring small yellow flowers, mooncakes, a teapot and cup of tea on a blue background. All text in the image is repeated below, except the poster also lists flavours of mooncake available: rose and red bean paste, jujube paste, mung bean paste, purple sweet potato paste and black sesame and mung bean paste.

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

12 noon
Monday 5 September 2022
Outside Fisher Library, Camperdown Campus

An important holiday for many countries in Asia; China, Japan, Ryukyu, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea and Thailand all have the tradition of celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Meet SUPRA's International Officer outside the front entrance of Fisher Library at 12 noon on Monday 5 September to celebrate with a free mooncake!
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Is your landlord trying to increase your rent?

If your landlord is trying to increase your rent, the Tenant's Union of NSW has great resources that can help you understand your options. Read their rent increases fact sheet and find resources for negotiating with your landlord

Even more information on rent increases can be found in the latest newsletter from the Tenant's Union of NSW

If you need some tenancy advice then contact us, our casework service is happy to help!  
A black and white photograph of a tent on the Quad lawn at Sydney Uni with a banner which says 'sisterhood is powerful'.

Change over 200 years: The History of Usyd through its Archives

Thursday 29 September 2022
ABS Auditorium (B2010), Camperdown Campus
And online (Zoom)

Join University Senior Archivist Nyree Morrison and SUPRA for an introduction to the University through its archives. Morrison will discuss the changing relationship between the University and women, Aboriginal peoples, international students, and more. All are welcome.

Register to attend in person.
Register to attend via Zoom.
The Aboriginal flag over a red, black and yellow textured pattern.

From the Heart: The History of Invasion and Ongoing Colonisation, and Acknowledgement of Country

6–6:45pm (Sydney time)
Wednesday 21 September 2022
Online (Zoom)

Join SUPRA and speaker Ethan Floyd for an introductory lecture on the history of the invasion and colonisation of Australia. Learn about the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nations and language groups, and about Acknowledgement of Country and Welcome to Country – what they are, how to use them, and why. All are welcome.

Register now.
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Science HDR Student Conference

Monday 5 September 2022
Michael Spence Building (F23), Camperdown campus

The Faculty of Science is hosting the Science HDR Student Conference, which will bring together students from various science disciplines to discuss their ground-breaking research. Including four themed panels:
  • a sustainable future
  • towards better models in science
  • new or novel technologies
  • current gaps in science.
There is a Zoom attendance option. Register now
Fun Fact

Hiccups are 'a relic of our evolutionary transition from water to land'. A sharp intake of air followed by a closing of the windpipe, essentially the process of gill breathing, hiccups are 'a hand-me-down from amphibians that breathe with both lungs and gills'. Humans also evolved a hiccup inhibitor nerve to stop us from hiccuping all the time, but occasionally we still forget that we're no longer a frog.

Other things to know about


HDR APR internship policies have changed
Check them out!

Chancellor’s Committee Book Fair is back!
In the Great Hall from Saturday 10 to Wednesday 14 September 2022, open 10am to 4pm each day. Including fiction, poetry, art, travel, literature and academic titles, there will be thousands of books at bargain prices!

How to: Get Hired
Thursday 1 September 2:30–5pm, Abercrombie Business School. Join USU for a workshop on resume building, successful job applications, and how to network effectively. Enjoy a free photoshoot and receive a new professional profile picture.
SUPRA acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora nation as the traditional owners of the land we work and study on.
Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association
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Level 2, Holme Building (A09)
Science Rd, Camperdown Campus
University of Sydney NSW 2006

Contact us

Operating hours
9am – 5pm

Due to COVID-19 SUPRA staff and council are working from home, but we can still help you. Contact us for help.
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