SUPRA Council – governance

After SUPRA’s annual General Election, the newly-elected council (‘council-elect’) holds internal elections to fill the positions of President, Vice-President, Education Officer, Secretary, Treasurer, and Director of Student Publications. Together, these office-bearers are known as ‘the Executive’, and hold their positions for a council term (1 July – 30 June).

Any councillor-elect can run in the Executive elections, but can’t hold more than one Executive position at a time. The Executive is responsible for SUPRA’s day-to-day management.

Each member of the Executive gives a monthly report to the SUPRA Council. This is for transparency and accountability, and to help all councillors keep up-to-date with what’s happening across the organisation.

The current SUPRA Executive is:

President

Weihong Liang

The President is the General Manager of SUPRA, the council spokesperson and chairperson, and is responsible for leading representation of postgraduate students, and advocating on their behalf.

SUPRA President Duty Statement (approved 31 May 2021)

Contact: president@supra.usyd.edu.au

Vice President

Jingxin Zhang

The Vice-President supports the President, with a focus on governance, and can fulfil many of the duties of the President in the President’s absence.

SUPRA Vice President Duty Statement (approved 31 May 2021)

Contact: vicepresident@supra.usyd.edu.au

Co-Education Officers

Yuning Zhang and Sihan Liu

The Education Officer is responsible for representing and advocating for postgraduate students on issues that affect them.

SUPRA Education Officer Duty Statement (approved 31 May 2021)

Contact: education@supra.usyd.edu.au

Secretary

Xinxin Wan

The Secretary oversees the official council correspondence and is responsible for council record-keeping.

SUPRA Secretary Duty Statement (approved 31 May 2021)

Contact: secretary@supra.usyd.edu.au

Co-Treasurers

Liqian Yang and Ruipeng Duan

The Treasurer oversees SUPRA’s budget and is responsible for the management of expenditure.

SUPRA Treasurer Duty Statement (approved 31 May 2021)

Contact: treasurer@supra.usyd.edu.au

Directors of Student Publications

Cheuk Chi

The Director of Student Publications oversees the production of SUPRA’s publications.

SUPRA DSP Duty Statement (approved 31 May 2021)

Contact: publications@supra.usyd.edu.au

Other offices

The SUPRA Constitution allows for the appointment of other office-bearing positions by the SUPRA Council as it may determine appropriate. These are distinct from the Executive positions.

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