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Understanding online exam rules and academic integrity


11:00am – 12 noon (Sydney time)
Thursday 21 October 

SUPRA's professional and experienced caseworkers are running a 30-minute webinar on understanding academic integrity and online exams. Come join us to learn about the following:

  1. An introduction to academic integrity.
  2. Understanding the differences between academic dishonesty and misconduct.
  3. Do's and Don'ts to be sure you are not breaching the Academic Honesty Policy.
  4. What to do if you receive an allegation of academic dishonesty or misconduct.
  5. Q&A.

Hosted by SUPRA Postgraduate Advocacy and Policy Officers Heather Mabry and Rillark Bolton. Register for the event here.

Pilot plan to return international students to study in Australia

The NSW State Government has introduced a new pilot plan to return international students to study in Australia.

The University of Sydney is currently receiving Expressions of Interest (EOI) to participate in the program from continuing or suspended international students who are currently overseas. Read more on their website.
Read the information that the University has sent to us on our website.

General bursaries for international students

Due to the impact of COVID-19, international students are temporarily eligible for consideration for a general bursary in Semester 2, 2021. This access is dependent on available funding and is being reviewed on an ongoing basis. 
International students can be awarded a maximum of $1000 each semester if they meet the eligibility criteria – which includes providing required supporting documents and banking records showing a balance of less than $3000 in available funds.
If you’re an international student, applying for a bursary will not affect your student visa.
Read more.

(See below in 'more things to know about' for other financial assistance available to international students.)

Mental health peer connect for Mandarin speakers: coping with exam stress


6–7pm (Sydney time)
Thursday 21 October

Do you ever wonder how other international students manage their mental health during the exam period? Join us for a casual chat with other students who may be experiencing the same problems as you!
In this peer connect session, you can connect with other students, make new friends, and share your stories, study tips, and stress management strategies when it comes to exams and assignments! 

Register here. 

Academic dishonesty

Have you received an allegation of academic dishonesty? Find out how to respond.

You have the right to respond to an allegation in person, in an online meeting (Zoom), or in writing.

We’ve answered your frequently asked questions and have some extra information for HDR students.
Contact us if you need further assistance, and attach the following: 
·  allegation letter 
·  Turnitin report 
·  any supporting documents. 
Fun Fact

Most people know that New South Wales has a floral emblem: the Waratah (Telopea speciosissima). Did you know NSW also has a fish emblem? Eastern Blue Gropers (Achoerodus viridis) are a species of wrasse. They each start life as female, which some remain, while others become male, and obtain the vibrant blue colouration which gives them their name. They are commonly spotted in popular snorkelling spots around Sydney!

Other things to know about

October is Mental Health Month – join us for yoga!
The University is hosting a range of activities for Mental Health Month and you can also register for our free yoga for mental health class on Monday 18 October at 3:30pm (Sydney time), co-hosted by our wonderful caseworker, Heather!

$250 vouchers for international students
If you’re an international student located in Australia who's experiencing financial hardship, and you aren't eligible for a general bursary (see above), you may be able to receive a voucher worth $250 for food or essential items. Learn more.

School Strike for Climate solidarity rally
School Strike for Climate (SS4C) has called a National Day of Action demanding climate justice. Join the rally on Friday 15 October at 12pm, at the Corner Martin Place and Macquarie St, Sydney. Find out more on Facebook.
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