SUPRA launched the Postgraduate Student Social Impact Grant at Usyd in 2023, demonstrating a firm commitment to community building and enhancing student experiences. This grant provides funds to various student groups, enabling them to organize diverse on-campus events, including cultural exchange and environmental awareness initiatives.

We are proud to have supported 13 successful projects in Semester 1, 2024, and their achievements were celebrated at SUPRA’s Volunteer Awards Night. Congratulations to all the postgraduates who participated in Semester 1, 2024! These projects included:

  • A Bridge Between Cultures: refugee experiences in focus – a cultural awareness dinner event where students heard from a refugee about their personal experiences and enjoyed a meal reflective of the refugee’s culture, catered by Parliament on King​.
  • Wellbeing Board Game Night – an event promoting mental health and well-being through board games, casual conversations, and refreshments.
  • Sumatran Dance Workshop – a dance-based workshop introducing Indonesian traditional dances and music, promoting inclusivity and celebrating diversity​.
  • HDR Journal Club Wellness Session – a wellness session for HDR students featuring a yoga session, a presentation on mental health, and an opportunity to connect over acai bowls and beverages​.
  • Career Coffee Chat – an event where students engaged with seasoned professionals from various industries, providing career advice and networking opportunities in a casual and fun atmosphere.
  • CEMS Wellness Day – a wellness day event featuring yoga, meditation, creative painting, and a buffet, aimed at promoting physical and mental health among students​.
  • Sustainability Decision-making Workshop – a workshop focusing on the implementation of sustainability practices and decision-making discussions, featuring a guest speaker and interactive activities​​.

If you are interested in the grant, applications for Semester 2, 2024, are open from Monday, 1 July until Friday, 23 August 2024. Find out more: Postgraduate Student Social Impact Grant.

This initiative underscores SUPRA’s dedication to fostering cross-disciplinary collaboration and empowering student groups to address postgraduate student needs effectively.