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Commercialising your research webinar

Thursday 26 August 2021
3 – 4:30pm (Sydney time)

Have you wondered about commercialising your research?

How much do you know about the University of Sydney resources that can help you?

In this Zoom webinar we tell the story of ResusRight – two PhD students who turned their honours year project into a biomedical business. Our speakers will give their insights on commercialisation of research.

 Find out more about the event and register here.

Last chance to win a $50 book voucher!!

 Answer our survey about your experiences as a postgrad at Usyd.
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Call out for HDR student panellists with disabilities

SUPRA is seeking HDR speakers to be part of a panel discussion on the topic: Disclosing your disability to your supervisors, and your academic rights. The panel will be held in September 2021.

We are seeking a diverse representation of speakers to include people with physical impairments, people who belong to a sensory minority, people with emotional disabilities, people with cognitive challenges, and those with chronic/severe illness. 

If you are interested in being part of this important discussion please email the SUPRA Disabilities Officer Gemma Smart by 27 August 2021 at

Find out more about the event.

Friday is your last chance to add a unit of study!

Reminder: if you want to swap a unit of study or add an additional unit you have until Friday 20 August to update your enrolment.

Check out the University website for details. And contact us if you need any help.

SUPRA Council meeting

Thursday 26 August 2021
6:30pm (Sydney time)

Would you like to find out how SUPRA Council makes decisions, and have a chance to voice your opinion?  

All postgraduate students are welcome to join our August council meeting on Zoom. 

If you are interested, please email: for the invitation link. See you there!

New study group app: vSydney Study Connect

The Uni has launched a new app to help students form supported study groups. vSydney Study Connect connects you with other students in your faculty as well as Peer Support Advisors, who act as group leaders.

The app facilitates events, chat, and allows students to study together online.

Find out more about the app, and you can download it here.
Fun Fact

Did you know that the word ‘essay’ is attributed to French aristocrat Michel de Montaigne who used the word in his books Essais published in 1580? Montaigne used the term from the French ‘essayer’ meaning ‘to attempt’. Montaigne is widely considered to be the father of the modern essay.

Other things to know about


Are you experiencing financial hardship?
The University is offering general bursaries to all students to help cover living and study expenses. International students can also apply for an International Student Financial Assistance Voucher. And all students can apply for a $1000 interest-free loan.

Nominations for University student elections are still open!
Nominations for student elections to Academic Board, Faculty Board, University School Board, and Faculty and University School are still open. Find out more from the Student Elections webpage.

Eliminating single-use plastics on campus
Share your ideas to eliminate single-use plastics from University campuses by 2025 at the University Table Talk session. 11am, Tuesday 24 August 2021 on Zoom.
Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association
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