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Become a student representative on University boards

Nominations are now open for student elections to the Senate, Academic Board, Faculty Board, University School Board, Faculty, and University School. Elected students are able to provide input into University policy, procedural and academic matters, and may also represent their faculty or school in meetings with corporate organisations, government bodies and non-governmental organisations.

For a list positions available, key dates and the nominations process, visit the Student Elections webpage.

An information session will be held at 2:303:30pm on Tuesday 23 August 2022 via Zoom. To RSVP for this session and receive the Zoom link, or to seek any further information, please email

All interested students must submit a completed nomination form to before the close of nominations at 12 noon on Tuesday 6 September 2022.

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Issues with our contact form: please contact us if you haven't received a response

We have recently had an issue with the contact form on our website and we did not receive some student enquiries. This issue has now been resolved.

If you sent an enquiry through the contact form in recent weeks and haven't received any response, please contact us again! We respond to most enquiries by email within 1 working day.

To get in touch, you can use our contact form, or email us at
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Science HDR Student Conference

The inaugural Science HDR Student Conference will bring together students from various science disciplines to discuss their ground-breaking research.

The half-day conference will include four themed panels:

  • A sustainable future
  • Towards better models in science
  • New or novel technologies
  • Current gaps in science.

Places for in-person attendance are limited, so register now to secure your place. There is also a Zoom attendance option.

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SUPRA closed Wednesday 17 August

SUPRA will be closed on Wednesday 17 August to demonstrate our support for Usyd staff strike.

We will respond to all emails and enquiries when we re-open at 9am on Thursday 18 August.
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SUPRA supports Usyd staff strike – Wednesday 17 August 2022

SUPRA supports University of Sydney staff in their fight for fair wages and working conditions. SUPRA will once again demonstrate our support for Usyd staff by stopping work during the strike on Wednesday 17 August and joining the pickets.

Staff working conditions are student learning conditions. If you are frustrated with the lack of feedback from your lecturers and tutors, with the lack of course options and availability, then you should support the staff strike. Read our full statement. See you on the picket!
Fun Fact

In the 1850s the entire city of Chicago was physically lifted by about 4 metres. Streets, buildings and footpaths were slowly raised using hydraulic jacks and mechanical jackscrews. This was an engineering solution to a public health problem – the city needed to build a functioning sewer system to manage outbreaks of infectious diseases including typhoid and cholera. Whole buildings were lifted slowly, and some businesses continued to operate while being raised.

Other things to know about

The last Friday of August is Wear it Purple day
The day aims to raise awareness of and foster safe, supportive, inclusive and empowering environments for LGBTIQA+ young people. Join us for a panel discussion at 3–4pm (Sydney time), Thursday 25 August 2022, on Zoom. Register now.

New Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources collection
Check out the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources collection - launched as the University Library’s first featured collection, aimed at encouraging engagement with the Library’s First Nations content.

The Library has introduced new cultural protocols to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander library users feel safe, respected and valued
The new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural protocols address issues including access to culturally sacred and secret materials, racism and inaccuracies in historical materials, and representation of First Nations voices and perspectives.
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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Science Rd, Camperdown Campus
University of Sydney NSW 2006

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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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