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Notice: SUPRA will be closed with the rest of the University for staff concessional days on Thursday 30 September and Friday 1 October, as well as for the public holiday on Monday 4 October. We will respond to all enquiries on Tuesday 5 October.

Introducing SUPRA's new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Officer

My name is Lindsay, and I am so excited to have been elected as SUPRA's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Officer! I am a palawa luna, a proud Aboriginal woman whose family comes from southeast lutruwita/Tasmania, but I grew up here on Darug Country.
 
I will be holding monthly Zoom meetings for the SUPRA Indigenous Postgraduate Student Network on the first Wednesday of every month at 12pm (midday). Please keep an eye out for the link, which will be sent out via the Gadigal Centre team. The network is for all Indigenous postgraduate students at Usyd, whether you are undertaking a coursework or research degree.
 
Please get in touch with me at indigenous@supra.usyd.edu.au if there is anything I can help with, or if you just want to yarn!

Open letter to demand COVID-adjusted Weighted Average Mark


SUPRA and the SRC (Students’ Representative Council) have drafted an open letter to the University to demand a COVID-adjusted Weighted Average Mark (WAM) and academic empathy for students studying during the pandemic.
 
Don't let our futures be affected by Delta! Sign the open letter to the University.

Follow the campaign on Facebook.

September SUPRA Council meeting


Thursday 30 September
6.30pm (Sydney time)
Online

 
Join us for our monthly Council meeting! Find out what your student representatives have been up to, participate in deliberations and get to know your representatives!

All postgrad students are welcome, email secretary@supra.usyd.edu.au for the invitation link. 

See you there!
 

What do you think of the Uni's VPN?


SUPRA and the SRC have jointly designed a survey to collect student feedback on your experience of the University’s VPN. The feedback will be presented to relevant University Committees, and we will seek improvements to the VPN.
 
Complete the survey.

Offshore students can participate in the National Student Safety survey


The National Student Safety Survey 2021 is still going.

The survey runs from 6 September to 3 October 2021, and has been sent to a random sample of 10 000 Usyd students.

If you didn’t receive an invitation to complete the survey, you can still contribute to the qualitative study to anonymously share your experiences of sexual assault and/or sexual harassment. 
 
The survey can be completed by all students, including those who are currently living offshore.
Fun Fact

Do you find the idea of ‘introvert’ and ‘extrovert’ personalities a bit too simplistic to describe you? That’s because they are! Even those who believe in these definitions usually posit them on a continuum, with ‘ambivert’ being in the middle – describing someone who displays both characteristics at various times, rather than being one extreme or the other. 

Other things to know about

 

Bi Visibilty Day
Thursday 23 September
is Bi Visibility Day. The Usyd Pride Network is hosting an online event to showcase recent research followed by a panel discussion. Learn more and register for the event.

Last day to DC 
Friday 1 October 2021 is the last day to discontinue a unit of study without failing the unit. Getting a DC grade will not affect your Weighted Average Mark (WAM) or count as a fail on your transcript, and should make you eligible for a full fee refund.

Supervisor of the Year Awards: nominations close soon!
Is your supervisor amazing? They deserve an award! Nominate them in this year’s Supervisor of the Year Awards. Nominations close on Thursday 30 September.

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