SUPRA Publications

SUPRA produces a number of useful publications for postgraduate students, all of which are available for download from the website below by clicking on the cover images or by following the links. You can also pick up copies from our office or around campus. We can also post them to you if you are a SUPRA Subscriber, just contact Please note not all information will be current in some of our publications. We recommend confirming information regarding your studies and responsiblities with your Faculty or Department if you have any queries.


eGrad is SUPRA's regular postgrad electronic newsletter. It contains useful information on a whole host of subjects such as student advice and advocacy, scholarships, policy updates, and upcoming events. To receive eGrad simply become a SUPRA Subscriber.

The 2013 Thesis Guide

The Thesis Guide is your essential guide to writing a long essay, treatise, dissertation or thesis at the University of Sydney. It contains many tips and ideas for writing your thesis as well as explaining all the relevant University policy. This guide will be useful to you if you are undertaking postgraduate study by research, but is also applicable for coursework students who are required to complete research papers.

Download The 2013 Thesis Guide



Postgraduate Survival Guide 14th Edition

If you're a postgrad, then the SUPRA Postgraduate Survival Guide is your essential Guide to studying at the University of Sydney. It contains important information about policies and loads of student advice, and an A-Z guide and map to help you find any contacts that you are after.

 Download the Survival Guide



Counter Course Handbook

An unvarnished perspective told by current postgraduate students on the good and the bad of courses you may be studying. Students were survey at the end of 2009 and their views collated to provide an overview of responses to each of Faculty. It aims to give a student perspective on how courses are run and on some of the problems you may encounter.

Download the Counter Course Handbook


Show Cause and Exclusion Survival Guide

If you receive a letter and/or an email from your Faculty, asking you to show good cause as to why you should be allowed to re-enroll next year, some help is at hand from SUPRA. This survival guide lays out in plain English how to respond to a Show Cause letter.

Download the Show Cause and Exclusion Survival Guide



Child Care Handbook

The Child Care Handbook contains lots of useful information for those students with child care responsibilities. There are details about on and off-campus child care, University policies, details of child care facilities around campus, information for International students and much more.

Download the Child Care Handbook


SUPRA Information Brochures

Four brochures which give an overview of SUPRA and the services we provide, as well as how to get involved.


SUPRA Wall Calendar

A1 size wall calendar with important dates of interest to Postgraduate students, a great way to stay organised. Pick one up from the SUPRA Offices today.





SAAO FactSheets

SUPRA publishes a range of FactSheets prepared by our Student Advice and Advocacy Officers (SAAO) providing an overview on the topics useful to most postgraduates and useful contacts if you require further information. Hardcopies are available in our office or you can download the currently available factsheets below:


Redfern Legal Centre LogoLegal FactSheets

Our Redfern Legal Centre Solicitor has prepared a range of FactSheets providing postgraduates with an overview on a number of legal topics that may come up duing the course of their studies, available below for download or in hardcopy from our office.


Honi Soit Postgrad Pages

From 2008 until June 2010 SUPRA produced a two page spread in Honi Soit each week. You can view the archives of Honi Soit on the Students' Representative Councils (SRCs) website.



eXpress was SUPRA's quarterly magazine, produced prior to VSU. You can pick up a back issue from the SUPRA office or keep an eye out for it around study spaces on campus.