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Postgraduate Advocacy Service

Our caseworkers are experts on Uni policy, and advocate on behalf of Usyd postgrads to improve your rights and research conditions. 

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Our solicitors can assist with a wide range of legal issues, from intellectual property to contracts, as well as visas and migration law.

HDR news

SUPRA supports Usyd staff strike – Wednesday 17 August 2022

SUPRA supports Usyd staff strike – Wednesday 17 August 2022

SUPRA supports University of Sydney staff in their fight for fair wages and working conditions. SUPRA will once again demonstrate our support for Usyd staff by stopping work during the strike on Wednesday 17 August and joining the picket. Staff working conditions are...

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A letter to new students from SUPRA Council

A letter to new students from SUPRA Council

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...

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Higher Degree by Research students and the 485 visa 

Higher Degree by Research students and the 485 visa 

The 485 visa allows international students to remain in Australia to get work experience. But there are some important factors to remember when applying for this visa as an HDR student. You can’t apply until you have completed the requirements for your degree. This is...

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Philament journal

We support Philament, a journal of innovative scholarship by postgrad researchers and early-career academics.

Supervisor of the Year

Our annual Supervisor of the Year Awards recognise outstanding postgraduate research supervisors.

HDR Grad Post

We publish quarterly HDR editions of our newsletter, Grad Post. Read the latest edition here, and browse past editions.

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