Postgraduate support

Whether you’ve had an extended break from study, are coming straight from an undergraduate degree, or are studying by research or coursework, this is an exciting new step in your life. Throughout your time here we offer a range of resources to help you achieve your personal and professional goals, and a number of ways to get involved in university life.

  1. Careers Centre
  2. Counselling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
  3. Financial Support
  4. Learning Centre
  5. Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association (SUPRA)
  6. Research Support
  7. Graduate Studies Office

Student Support Services

After Orientation there are a number of ways to become involved in university life. Below are some suggestions and be sure to check out the first year survival tips as well.

Careers Centre

At the Careers Centre, postgraduate students can take part in ‘resume rescue’ workshops, one-to-one consultations and faculty-specific workshops that run throughout the year.

  • careers in academia
  • interview techniques
  • networking
  • presenting your research – how to capture your audience
  • resume writing
  • writing cover letters

All students are strongly encouraged to sign up on CareerHub, where you can receive job alerts and access a database of current openings for jobs locally and overseas.

They also provide a Resource Centre which is open to all students, and experienced careers consultants can offer advice on how to market your postgraduate degree, employment opportunities, career options and other career development areas.

Check the website for further information.


Counselling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS) runs a workshop specifically for postgraduate research students in semester one of 2014. Have a look at the CAPS website in February for full details of this and other helpful workshops.

For more information about postgraduate student support from CAPS, see here.


Financial Support

There are several options for financial support during your time at the University.

The Scholarships and Financial Support Service can assist you in covering the costs for essential living and study expenses including textbooks, equipment, and overseas conference travel in some instances. For more information, see the website.


Learning Centre

The Learning Centre offers workshops throughout the semester and has a range of programs targeted to postgraduate students available during the summer holidays.

They also provide online resources to help yourself , including writing a thesis and writing up research targeted for postgraduates.


Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association (SUPRA)

SUPRA is the postgraduate student representative association that provides advice, advocacy and support for all postgraduate students at the University of Sydney.

They have a range of ways for you to get involved in university life and provide various publications to help familiarise you with the university.