The University of Sydney

SUPRA conducted a survey during the later part of 2006 to get a sense of the issues facing research and coursework postgraduates at The University of Sydney. We are pleased to announce that we have completed SUPRA’s Policy on Entitlements for Postgraduate Students.

This policy sets out the resources and conditions that should be provided to postgrad students. The policy can be found at the following link: SUPRA Postgrad Entitlements Policy

SUPRA is asking all postgraduate students to sign on to the petition. SUPRA will then present it to the Senate asking them to immediately adopt the Policy with a view to establishing an implementation plan by the end of 2007 and university-wide compliance by 2010.

To members of the University of Sydney Senate,

We are requesting that the Senate immediately adopt the SUPRA Postgraduate Entitlements Policy with a view to establishing an implementation plan by the end of 2007 and University-wide compliance by 2010.

There is currently an enormous discrepancy between the facilities, support and resources postgraduate students at the University of Sydney receive while undertaking their studies. SUPRA, in consultation with postgraduate students, has developed a Postgraduate Entitlements Policy to address these imbalances. We believe all University of Sydney students, whether Coursework or Research, Local or International, full-time or part-time, and regardless of gender, race, (dis)ability, parent/carer responsibilities or any other outward considerations, deserve to receive the resources and rights this policy outlines. The full policy can be accessed at the SUPRA Website

We believe that by accepting this policy and providing these entitlements to postgraduate students that the University of Sydney would become the premier destination for postgraduate study in Australia, thus assisting with the University’s strategic goals.

We urge you to consider and adopt this policy to ensure postgraduate students at the University of Sydney can all appreciate the benefits of a high-quality educational environment.

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