SUPRA is governed by a Council of democratically elected members. This council is responsible for all aspects of the governance of SUPRA, and for representating postgraduate students at the University of Sydney. The council term is 1 July to 30 June every year. Being on council is a great way to get involved and make a difference to the life of postgraduate students at the University of Sydney.
Council meets at least once a month and considers all the matters of governance relevant to the organisation. Members who are not councillors are invited to observe and participate in council, though they will not have voting rights. Council is run according to formal meeting procedures as outlined in our Standing Orders. These are designed to facilitate discussion.
The council consists of 33 councillors. Of these, 27 are elected through the General Election (General Councillors) and 6 are autonomously elected through the Equity Elections (Equity Officers). Council reserves 12 positions for students identifying as women, 6 positions for international students, 6 positions for coursework students, 6 positions for research students, and 3 positions for students located at campuses other than Camperdown/Darlington.
Co-President: Shiyu Ma
Co-President: Yige Peng
Co-Vice President: Chang Wang
Co-Vice President: Di Wang
Treasurer: Minran Liu
Co-Secretary: Siying Li
Co-Secretary: Xinxin (Frona) Wan
Education Officer: Yinfeng (Benny) Shen
Director of Student Publications: Sky Xie
The current General Councillors are:
- Mark Webster
- Shengyang Li
- Weihong Liang
- Yuxin Jiang
- Arash Araghi
- Crystal Zhang
- Maruge Zhao
- Yun Zhou
- Yue (Isabella) Chen
- Balu Nair
- Jingxin Zhang
- Xuetong Tao
- Zhuopin Sun
- Ada Choi
- Di Liu
- Christine Liu
- Lu Xu
The current equity officers are:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Officer: Lindsay McCabe
International Officer: Weihui (Elma) Song
Women’s Officer: Penny Li
Disabilities Officer: Eva Midtgaard
Queer Officer: Joseph Jordan Black
Satellite Campus Officer: Cheuk Hang Clara Ma
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