Dear student,

Warm congratulations on being here! SUPRA is delighted to welcome you to the University of Sydney, and we hope your time here will bring you more than you imagined you could achieve.

Who are we?

Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association (SUPRA) represents all postgraduate students at the University of Sydney. We are proudly independent. We are made up of a student council of 34 elected postgrads and we employ experienced caseworkers and solicitors to provide professional, free and confidential advice and advocacy services for Usyd postgrads. SUPRA is your voice both within the University and in the wider community. All postgraduate students at Usyd – Higher Degree by Research and coursework – are free to become SUPRA members and enjoy our free services and events.

What do we do?

Social activities

SUPRA council holds activities and events such as our Welcome Party, Wine & Cheese, Free Lunch and more. Just come along and let yourself have some fun during the intensity of the semester! Find out about our latest events on our website and in our weekly newsletter Grad Post, or via our WeChat, Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Student representation

SUPRA council leads student campaigns and changes to University policies and practices that benefit postgrads, through representative work on committees.

SUPRA Legal Service

SUPRA Legal Service provides free legal advice and a referral service for all postgraduate students. Our solicitors can assist you with a wide range of legal issues such as consumer complaints, intellectual property, employment contracts, credit and debt, criminal law, visas and migration and more.

SUPRA Postgraduate Advocacy Service

SUPRA’s caseworkers are ready and willing to assist you with (almost) anything that prevents you from making progress in your studies. If you wish to submit an academic appeal, a complaint, or have communication problems with your faculty or the University (changing subjects, enrolment, supervision etc.), our caseworkers can help. Caseworkers can also give advice on a range of other issues that might impact your life or wellbeing, such as housing and accommodation.

Semester 2 Welcome Week events

Welcome Week stall

Find us as Site 44 on Eastern Ave (Camperdown Campus) from 10am – 5pm, Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 August. Visit us for our great info packs, with Uni-life tips, our postgrad wall calendar (full of important Uni dates), SUPRA pens, and more. We also have special gifts for some lucky students. Come and take photos with our Instagram selfie frame!

Meet SUPRA at the Welcome Hub

SUPRA councillors will be at the Welcome Hub every afternoon 1–5pm, from Monday 25 July to Friday 29 July, ready to meet international students! Check our website events page for details.

SUPRA Welcome Party

Our Welcome Party will be held on Friday 12 August. It’s a free event for postgrads to enjoy yummy food and drinks and make some new friends! Check the Uni’s Welcome Planner and our website for details.

Faculty inductions

SUPRA representatives will pop up at your faculty or school induction to give a brief introduction about SUPRA. If you have any questions, you can ask us during these sessions.

Join us

Register as a SUPRA member for free, or come to our Welcome Week stalls and events to sign up in-person. Members can use our legal and casework services, get our weekly newsletter, Grad Post, and access other benefits.

Contact us

Get help from our casework or legal service

You can get help from our casework and legal services by sending us an online request at any time, and we will respond during working hours, 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Connect with SUPRA Council

For student representative matters email

Connect with us on WeChat, Facebook or Instagram.

Finally, we wish you all the best for your time at Usyd. SUPRA is here for you when you need us.

Best regards,
SUPRA Council