Students at the University of Sydney

Student clubs and organisations

Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association (SUPRA)

SUPRA is the postgraduate representative association at the University of Sydney. SUPRA is postgrads’ voice on campus and offers free advice and advocacy services as well as social and networking opportunities and publications ...visit the SUPRA website.

Formation of SUPRA 1974

Formed in 1970 by Science postgraduates, SUPRA was formally acknowledged by the University of Sydney Senate in 1974 after years of debate. Because most postgraduate students at the time were research students, the Students' Representative Council (SRC) considered them to be junior academics and had thus declined to admit them as members. SUPRA is the only organisation that has ever represented postgraduate students at the University of Sydney.

In 1979 SUPRA became a founding member of the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA), the peak body representing Australian postgraduate students.

Over the years SUPRA has grown from a small volunteer-based organisation to a much bigger one. SUPRA now employs a number of staff to assist elected representatives in the work of representing the interests of postgraduate students at all levels within the University and support individual postgraduates through the course of their study.