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This Friday: Election for SUPRA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Officer

SUPRA's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Officer is responsible for co-ordinating the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Postgraduates' Network.

Currently enrolled Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander postgraduate students who are members of SUPRA (or willing to become a member) are eligible to nominate and vote in the election of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Officer.

Voting will take place from 12pm (midday) to 1pm on Friday 3 September 2021 (Sydney time) in an online election. Use this Zoom meeting link to attend and vote in the election.

Nominations are still open and must be completed before 1pm on Thursday 2 September 2021 (Sydney time). Complete the nomination form.

Read the full election notice for the role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Officer, including Duty Statement, how to nominate, and how to vote.

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Semester 2 census date: Monday 6 September

The census date is the last day to withdraw from a unit of study, suspend your studies or discontinue your course without becoming academically or financially liable. If you have paid your fees, you can apply for a fee refund if you withdraw before the census date.

This semester may have a different census date for different courses so please check your census dates.

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Need to visit campus during lockdown?

Students from a local government area (LGA) of concern who need to visit Usyd campuses will not be required to produce evidence of vaccination or obtain a permit.

The Public Health Order requiring authorised workers to show evidence of vaccination (or exemption) and a permit when leaving an LGA of concern for work no longer applies to students. This requirement still applies to staff from LGAs of concern.

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Livestream yoga classes with SUPRA

A regular yoga practice can help support your physical and mental wellbeing. SUPRA's weekly livestream sessions start Monday 6 September at 11am Sydney time. Reserve your spot now before it's booked out!

Please use your Usyd student email to access the event. Classes run every week of semester 2 until exams.

Register now
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Find out how to get the COVID-19 vaccine

Due to the current outbreak of COVID-19 in NSW, everyone aged 16 years and over is strongly encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible. COVID-19 vaccinations are free for anyone living in Australia – you don't need a Medicare card.

Priority Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations are now available for 16 – 49 year-olds living in the local government areas of Bayside, Blacktown, Burwood, Camden, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool, Parramatta, Penrith, Strathfield, Randwick and the Sydney local health district.

You can book a COVID vaccine for your nearest NSW Health vaccination site via the vaccine eligibility checker. You can also contact your GP or pharmacy.

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There is a library within the videogame Minecraft that contains censored journalism from around the world. The Uncensored Library is curated by Reporters without Borders. By housing the library within the game, the articles are hidden from government surveillance technology. 

Other things to know about

 

Is your supervisor the best?
Nominate your supervisor for our Supervisor of the Year award. Nominations close soon! (We're also looking for HDR students to help judge the awards, contact francine.seeto@supra.usyd.edu.au).
 
Join the Steptember challenge
Help raise money for people with cerebral palsy by joining Steptember. Register for free by using the code: USYD2021.
 
Check out Social Sciences Week
Social Sciences Week is 6 – 12 September. Join Usyd's  School of Social and Political Sciences for discussions on the theme of post-COVID normal.
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