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 Rules of Order. 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.
President: Weihong Liang
Vice President: Jingxin Zhang
Secretary: Xinxin Wan
Co-Treasurers: Liqian Yang and Ruipeng Duan
Co-Education Officers: Yuning Zhang and Sihan Liu
Director of Student Publications: Cheuk Chi
The current General Councillors are:
- Yao Yao
- Matthew Compton
- Hailey Sin
- Wei Lyu
- Yuhan (Rachel) Cheng
- Janice Zhang
- Huizi Wang
- Dinglin (Roman) Bu
- Keeya/Kejia Feng
- Weiyi Wang
- Yi (Estelle) Guo
- Akriti Dubey
- Jiahui (Esther) Zeng
- Tianyu Luo
- Haoyang Xie
- Chuye (Vicky) Shi
- Anitya Umare
- Gemma Smart
- Xinyang Pei
- Xu Han
- Kevin Lenahan
The current equity officers are:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Officer: Lindsay McCabe
Disabilities Officer: Eva Midtgaard
Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Student Officer: Arash Araghi
International Student Officer: Ke Liu
Queer Officer: Joseph Jordan Black
Satellite Campus Officer: JinJing Mao
Women’s Officer: Vivian Bai
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