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SUPRA 2019 General Election

 

Notice of Election SUPRA Councillors 2019-20

Notice is hereby given of the election of 27 ordinary Councillors to the Council of the Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association for the 2019-20 term.

 

SUPRA Electoral Regulations
SUPRA Constitution

 

Nominations for SUPRA Council 2019-20 have now closed.

 

Full list of Candidates

 

Domi JOHNSON – Infinity of Participation
Zikui GAO – Student Voice
Yanning BAI – Infinity for change
Xuning FENG – Infinity for Career Services
Minran LIU – Infinity of Participation
Yi LING – Infinity for change
Xinheng WU – Infinity of Participation
Lan XIA – Infinity for Career Services
Zuning ZHANG – Student Voice
Luhua LI – Student Voice
Shiyu BAO – Student Voice
Yuhang XIA – Infinity for change
Di WANG – Infinity of Participation
Azhar SAEED – Infinity of Participation
Weihong LIANG – Infinity of Participation
Ruolei WANG – Infinity for Engagement
Siyuan LI– Student Voice
Sayan MITRA
Xinyi CHEN – Infinity for Career Services
Cui LI – Infinity for Engagement
Wenyu BAO – Infinity for Student Life
Zirui LIU – Infinity for Engagement
Ziyi ZHU – Infinity for Career Services
Chenghan LI – Infinity for change
Mingzhu ZHANG – Infinity for Engagement
Huan ZHENG – Infinity for Career Services
Yonghao CHEN – Infinity for Engagement
Jinwei XIE – Infinity for change
Nanxi PU – Student Voice
Xueman ZHU – Infinity for Student Life
Chang WANG – Infinity for Student Life
Xiner YUAN – Infinity for Student Life
David Yinan WANG – Student Voice
Bing WEI – Infinity for Engagement
Yunhe WANG – Infinity for Student Life
Bec JOHNSON – Infinity of Participation
Xue PENG – Infinity for change
Mucong LI – Infinity for Career Services
Zhuoyuan XIE – Infinity for Student Life

 

Ticket Statements

 

Infinity of Participation

Infinity of Participation is a ticket of diversity, with candidates from different faculties, backgrounds, experiences and beliefs coming together with the shared ideal of making SUPRA as strong and representative as it can be. We seek a SUPRA that represents all students, domestic and international, full-time and part-time, and those on both main and satellite campuses.

Our policy priorities are structured through Community, Advocacy, and Policy. Community: We want to organise career and networking events, greater social events, and more opportunities for domestic and international students to come together.

Advocacy: We will always fight for postgrads rights to access the benefits and services they require, ensuring they are in the best position to complete their studies.

Policy: We will continue to foster a strong relationship with the University in order to advocate for the rights of students and ensure that University policy is made with student consultation. We have worked to improve student’s interactions with University administration in the last term and we aim to continue it in this term.

We also recognise the need for greater connection of HDRs to each other across the University and promise to create additional opportunities for HDRs to engage in Uni. life.

 
Infinity for change

We are Infinity for change! As a passionate group, warm-hearted, easy-going are our features and we are all full of thoughts about change! We are running for this election to help more international students like us. Our group is willing to do something to make the university better, to make all our postgraduates’ life more colourful. Our team members are ambitious! We want to make more connection between local students and international students and will hold more activities to achieve our goal; more platforms will be created to communicate with our schoolmates to hear what they want. We plan to work hard to be a trusted representative for students; make the campus environment safer, healthier, fun, and more inclusive. Change will bring a new hope. Our group deserves a chance to prove ourselves, please give us a chance and you won’t regret your choice.

 
Student Voice

Hello, we are the “Student Voice” team. SUPRA embodies the values and rights of postgraduate students, and SUPRA council plays as a role of pivotal between students and the University of Sydney. Our duty and purpose are to be the STUDENT VOICE. We will endeavour to improve student services for ALL postgraduate students on our campus, not only in the short term but in the long term as well.

If we are elected we will work hard to deliver you the following:

  • Standing up for students’ rights.
  • Trying to give more postgraduate students access to SUPRA services and activities.
  • Enriching students’ life on campus, focusing on media operation and student benefits.
  • Seeking to reflect the views of postgraduate students of the University
  • Making positive changes regarding education, fees, safety and to provide a warm and welcoming environment for our fellow postgraduates.
  • Promoting multicultural communication, uniting students on campus.
  • Creating more interaction between postgraduate students on campus in both campus life and matters, in both social and financial matters.
  • Providing more events that students could engage and communicate.

Vote for “Student Voice”, let us become your voice and MAKE SOME CHANGES!

 

Infinity for Student Life

Our team comprises of international students mostly who truly understand the issues faced by the new students who come to this university and city for the first time. SUPRA embodies the interests and rights of postgraduate students. We understand the role of being part of the council and would like the opportunity to get to know what students really want from our university and how to go about making it happen. If elected, we will work to improve postgraduate student experience at the University of Sydney. Our team aims for:

  1. A better academic life for all the postgraduate coursework and research, especially the HDR students.
  2. Raising student voice on a solid platform where actions can be taken.
  3. Official voice of global issues outside the university that students are involving in.
  4. Multicultural and multilingual academic and social environment.
  5. Offering students more opportunities to be involved in social clubs, activities and events.
  6. A unity on campus and giving everyone a fair go and say despite gender, nationality, religion or belief.
  7. Career services for postgraduate students, especially international postgraduate students.

 

Infinity for Engagement

Our group is called ‘Infinity for Engagement’, which is aimed at improving postgraduates’ experience in terms of their engagement in the services and activities provide by the university. There are a number of students, especially those international ones, who are not willing to or do not have the capability to proactively access the useful information from the university. That’s what we are concerned about and try to change this situation.

 

Infinity for Career Services

From the perspective of student services, SUPRA can provides professional and confidential advice to USYD students and also can offer free legal services to them, which can prove that SUPRA can represent the interests of postgraduates’ cohort within the University and in the wider community.

When we talk about student community construction, SUPRA’s monthly activities cannot be ignored. SUPRA hold Wine & Cheese, Free Lunch, Hiking and many other doings to promote mutual communication between postgrads and enrich their after-school lives.

In order to strengthen the relationship between postgards and SUPRA, the publication team raised Wechat group which aim to grab more Chinese students on campus, beside maintain our international parts. After half a year of hardworking, the number of participants have greatly increased.

Fortunately, the feedback from our service targets are positive, which means that our efforts is not in vain. SUPRA will have a general election in April and this is definitely a chance for us to keep working in SUPRA and then do something else for postgraduates student in USYD.

 

Candidate Statements

 

Domi JOHNSON – Infinity of Participation

[No candidate statement received]

  

Zikui GAO – Student Voice

My name is Zikui. If I am elected as a member of SUPRA councillor, I will endeavour to improve student services for ALL students on our campus, not only in the main campus but the CBD campus as well since I am studying at CBD campus. I will enhance the connection between both campuses. I will endeavor to promote the interests of the University’s postgraduate students. I will also endeavour to seek to reflect the views of postgraduate students of the University, and to that end shall consult their opinions regularly on matters of concern.

 

Yanning BAI – Infinity for change

This year, I served as councillor of SUPRA and organized many student activities. I think it is a meaningful thing. Therefore, I come forward to participate in the election this time, hoping that I can organize more colorful activities for students to make their life more interesting. Then I hope more international students can gain more rights and interests in the University of Sydney through my efforts. I hope to do better than before. When all postgraduate students meet difficulties, SUPRA can give them more help and make them have a sense of belonging. I know the responsibility is heavy,

 

Xuning FENG – Infinity for Career Services

I’m Xuning Feng from China. This is my second semester of master, and my major is mechanical engineering.I have engaged in many events that were holded by SUPAR since I became volunteer of SUPRA, such as welcome party, wine&cheese, rooftop drinking and hiking, and my teammates and I plan to build the networking between SUPRA and the faculty of IT&Engineering. In that case, I would like to participate in this nomination for getting a better condition to serve students. If I can continue to work for SUPAR, I plan to do following things in the next year:

 

Minran LIU – Infinity of Participation

[No candidate statement received]

 

Yi LING – Infinity for change

Hello guys,

My name is Yi Ling. I’m honoured to have this opportunity to be part of our team to join this campaign. I think my personality is enthusiastic and accommodating. I am really like to make friends and try my best to help them when they have problems. Thus, I really cherish this opportunity to serve all the graduate students. In future work, I would like to offer more chances for legal advise and counselling. Moreovere, I am willing to hold more activities to involve more students and let them know what this organization can bring to them.Meanwhile,

 

Xinheng WU – Infinity of Participation

[No candidate statement received]

 

Lan XIA – Infinity for Career Services

My name is LAN XIA, once have many of the management experiences in school. Now, I am one of the volunteers in SUPRA and work in the New Media Operations Department.

In the past year, Supra acts as a bridge, providing a broader platform for graduate students at the University of Sydney to learn and make friends, especially for international students. For Supra’s future development, hoping we can achieve more goals

1.developing Culture Festival Activities, such as Multinational Culture Day (Increase student opportunities to understand about different countries’ culture)

  1. Further Development and Promotion of Supra’s ins and Facebook

 

Zuning ZHANG – Student Voice

My name is Zuning Zhang. I am doing my second semester in Master of Commerce. I believe as a candidate of SUPRA councillor, I need to have strong willingness to assist postgraduates, experiences of leadership and effective communication. I served as a peer mentor in Business School in this semester, facilitating my mentees to adapt to postgraduate study. Also, I used to work as the leader of the student consulting team in Global Scope Program, creating marketing campaigns for the client. If elected, I want to realise my leadership and communication, giving more postgraduates access to SUPRA services and activities.

 

Luhua LI – Student Voice

Hello, my name is LUHUA LI, I am running as a candidate for SUPRA council. I am the first-year student at the University of Sydney, studying in mater of media practice. I want to be the voice of ALL the postgraduate students and make a full effort to make some changes. I would endeavour to promote multicultural communication, uniting students on campus, creating more events that students could engage and better understanding the different cultures. I believe I am the right person that you can trust.

 

Shiyu BAO – Student Voice

My name is Shiyu Bao and I am currently studying in Master of Strategic Public Relations. Here for about half a year, I have passion here and I am enthusiastic to be an active practitioner in the University. So upon being elected, my duty and purpose is to be the STUDENT VOICE. ‘WE ARE ALL PART OF THE UNIVERSITY’ I feel that my study of public relations will help me to strive and fight for the rights for our postgrads and I ensure that we will definitely carry on a positive and wonderful change for all students at USYD.

 

Yuhang XIA – Infinity for change

Hello, everyone, my name is YUHANG XIA. In the coming year, I will devote more energy to the construction of the student community of the university of Sydney. I hope to hold more activities to increase the recreational life of students. Through organizing activities, more students will know about SUPRA and enhance the influence of SUPRA among students, so as to better serve all postgraduate students. At the same time, I will also propaganda more SUPRA legal aid services. When there are legal disputes in students’ lives, they will get legal aid to help them solve various problems in the

 

Di WANG – Infinity of Participation

[No candidate statement received]

 

Azhar SAEED – Infinity of Participation

[No candidate statement received]

 

Weihong LIANG – Infinity of Participation

[No candidate statement received]

 

Ruolei WANG – Infinity for Engagement

Hi, my name is Ruolei WANG. As an international student, I try make my voice heard. I plan to do some peer connect services which can make students’ life more colourful not only legal or appeal services. Plus, I will dio more activities and events for postgraduate students. For example, free lunch package express.

 

Siyuan LI – Student Voice

I am Siyuan Li, currently studying Master of Commerce. I am running as candidate for the SUPRA council. SUPRA council plays as a role of pivotal between students and University of Sydney. I believe it is vital to empower the student body with a voice that will stand up for their rights and enrich students’ life on campus. What I want to do is demand a fairer go and strive more welfares for us students. Above all, I would like the opportunity to get to know what students really want from USYD and how to go about making it happen.

 

Sayan MITRA

Liaising with the other members of my faculty in organising events and preparing the agenda and holding meetings for the Toastmasters Society at our university has given me an insight into the world of administration and in helping the students. I was also the Student Staff Liaison Officer for the School of Public Health and that position allowed me to convey grievances and feedback to the faculty which was instrumental in the changes that have been made to the whole public health program.

Being the co-secretary of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists USYD student chapter has taught me on how to engage relevant stakeholders for our events. I was a Resident Assistant at my college at this University and we had fortnightly meetings where the leadership team came together to make decisions for a better resident experience at my college.

Finally, having been an Academic Board member at the University of Sydney allowed me to put forth the views of current students and push for changes where it was for the betterment of the student experience. I believe, with this experience, I shall be able to fully satisfy the requirements for this role at SUPRA.

 

Xinyi CHEN – Infinity for Career Services

I am Xinyi Chen,a master student in commerce major, working in events and technique department in SUPRA.During orientation week, I introduced SUPRA to new postgraduate students and took photoes in many events like welcome party, rooftop and hiking. I’d like to help more students to enjoy the uni life and treatment as they deserve it! The following plans are what I try my best to achieve:

-arrange some popular majors lectures before mid and final exam.

-provide different language services in specific areas.

-every school apartment building can hold one party and then invite two or more other

 

Cui LI – Infinity for Engagement

Hi, I’m Cui Li. I’m writing this as my personal statement for SUPRA election.

The most important reason why I take part in this election is that I want to do something to improve students’ services in different aspects and try to provide suitable university atmosphere for all postgraduates. I would like to search what they really need and try my best to help their get there. Also, getting more students involved in our SUPRA community is one of my working targets. Students will know more about SUPRA, like what we can do, what kind of services we could provide,

 

Wenyu BAO – Infinity for Student Life

Due to previous promotion of SUPRA, I know much about SUPRA and it is worth being a councilor of this organization in my opinion. I would like the opportunity to have access to what postgraduate students really want from their university and how to go about making it happen. I believe that student representatives: must hear and act upon student problems, suggestions and ideas and ignore private political opinions. Facilities will be well improved and expanded for high-quality student life in University of Sydney. I hope to make SUPRA an excellent student association based on better services for postgraduates.

 

Zirui LIU – Infinity for Engagement

My name is Zirui (Jeremy) Liu. As a current Master of Commerce student, I want to be involved in this association and devot my energy to serving my fellow students. That’s basically the main reason why I attend this election.

 

Ziyi ZHU – Infinity for Career Services

Hello everyone! My name is Ziyi Zhu, specialized in Supply Chain Management and Business Sustainability under Master of Commerce. SUPRA is where postgraduate students can seek help from, providing free, confidential, independent advice, advocacy and support services, representing interests of postgraduate students. After participating in events held by SUPRA, such as Orientation Week, Wine and Cheese, Rooftop cocktail party and etc, I decided to dedicate myself to serving students and being supportive as much as I can. Not only because do I have drive and energy for this, but also I truly believe that together we can create something beautiful

 

Chenghan LI – Infinity for change

I hope I can be one of the councillors, Thus, I can use this status and platform to realize my dream which is to help more people regardless of race or country. If I can be a councillors, I will unite the whole school together with other councillor to make our centuried canpus shine again. I want to improve the status of postgraduates, which means enhance the reputation and influence of the postgraduates. In addition, let postgraduates have more spraking right in campus and postgraduate affairs.

 

Mingzhu ZHANG – Infinity for Engagement

First of all, I will collect the opinions of the students extensively, find the problems in time and come up with solutions.

Secondly, I will assist Supra to organize various activities so that the students can communicate closely and meet more new friends.

Thirdly, I will actively communicate with my classmates and colleges and try to understand the various information then provide to students.

If I can be elected fortunately, I will do my best to help every graduate student at the University of Sydney, and take the responsibility to make the graduates feel the care of the association, both

 

Huan ZHENG – Infinity for Career Services

My name is Huan Zheng, majoring in Master of Commerce, Business School. I began my journey in SUPRA on September, 2018. From the routine topic writing to the Wechat Group editor, I have deeply understood the mechanism of SUPRA and the relationship between SUPRA and other school parties. From the perspective of student services, I have observed and even get involved in the progress of SUPRA development last semester. Trough the publicity function improvement of Wechat, we have successfully held many offline activities, like Wine&Cheese, Free Lunch, Welcome Party and so on. The number of participants have greatly increased and

 

Yonghao CHEN – Infinity for Engagement

Hi, My name is Yonghao Chen. As a university of Sydne student. I want to improve student services and university life for all postergraduate students. Not only in providing legal services for students, but also improving services in different apsects. I am willing to commit myself to student work and making their voice heard.

 

Jinwei XIE – Infinity for change

My name is jinwei xie, I am studying in master of international business. Supra is organization that students for students. This kind of work allows me to interact with different people and can improve my interpersonal skill. If I can officially become a member of SUPRA,I will do my best to work and serve those who need help. I have a wealth of social experience, and the skills that come with these social experiences can make me qualified for the job. I believe I will do the job well. Make myself better.

 

Nanxi PU – Student Voice

My name is Nanxi Pu and I am a first year student studying Master of Commerce. Now I want a chance to improve myself as a good leader as well as improve our student life, focusing on media operation and student benefits. I have volunteered in student associations before and those experience taught me the essential skills of taking responsibility, open communication, negotiation and persuation. So I would like to ask for your votes and support to let me voice the opinions of students through the SUPRA Council in the future. Thank you!

 

Xueman ZHU – Infinity for Student Life

Hi, I’m Xueman. I believe I am the suitable one to be a councillor. I will foucs on improving postgraduates’ physical and mental health experience by collecting students’ opinions and listening to their voice. As a postgraduate student at the University of Sydney, I learned that SUPRA is a helpful student organization that represents the interests of postgraduate students and provide free services to postgraduate students. I want to play an active role in the ongoing improvement of SUPRA. Thank you.

 

Chang WANG – Infinity for Student Life

HEY GUYS! My name is Chris Wang and I’m in my first year of university, majoring in the Master of commerce. I’m a very enthusiastic and dedicated student. I want to make a difference in SUPRA and in USYD campus by having a voice and being there for all you guys. I will work on improve postgraduates’ university life by proposing various motions including having better study support, more social and networking events and a place that’s enjoyable for everyone. In doing so, I really need your guys help which will definitely be returned back to you! Feel free to

 

Xiner YUAN – Infinity for Student Life

Hello! My name is Xiner Yuan. I have been a member of the SUPRA council since the beginning of this semester. I have been working closely with SUPRA Education officer, holding a Student Advice Workshop for listening and collecting postgraduate students’ opinions on what goes on at our University and also in the wider community. If elected, I will continue to raise students’ voice and concern. I understand that student representatives are not only involved in the current student’s lives, also the bigger picture of providing a better place for future students. If elected I would make it my goal

 

David Yinan WANG – Student Voice

My name is David, and I believe I am an optimal candidate for SUPRA Councillor. SUPRA embodies the values and rights of postgraduate students and as a student myself I wish to be part of the group that carries forward changes and policies to empower current and future postgraduate students studying at the University of Sydney. I believe that I can contribute to SUPRA through my diligent drive and relentlessness to make the postgraduate experience better for all students, through lobbying third parties to make positive changes regarding education, fees, safety and to provide a warm and welcoming environment for

 

Bing WEI – Infinity for Engagement

I am Bing majoring in Business Analytics in business school, this is my first semester of master degree, but I have been here for half a year and familiar with Sydney as well as Sydney uni in all directions.

I am from China, I also finished my bachelor’s degree there. In addition, I have ever worked full-time in a Germany company, so T have adequate experience in teamwork and communication.

I would like to speak on behalf of students and serve all postgraduate students. It will be my honor to protect the right of students as a SUPRA Councillor.

 

Yunhe WANG – Infinity for Student Life

My name is Yunhe Wang and I am a second-year business school student. I have an extensive understanding of the needs of our postgrads. If elected, I will endeavour to improve student services, providing more free entertainment, food and social events for postgrads. Also, I will lobby for improvements across the board throughout the campus in relation to student lecturer relationships, building connection between students from different faculties by some peer connect activities and volunteer programs. I believe that my personal experiences will help me bring a well-rounded perspective to postgrads and provide focus service to them.

 

Bec JOHNSON – Infinity of Participation

I have been advocating for research students at Sydney for three years now. My Masters thesis was focussed on improving the research student voice in academic governance and my PhD is also focussed on the graduate research space. I am the project manager for the upcoming HDR Connect event on 24th May that will connect 350 research students with 100 academics and industry partners. I am deeply committed to improving the research student experience at USyd, and have represented us in many executive governance committees. I have been pushing for a more connected HDR student voice through University supported innitiatives.

 

Xue PENG – Infinity for change

My name is Xue Peng, or you can call me Snow, I come from China, and I was graduated from Nankai University in 2017, after one year intership, I bagan my postgraduate study in The University of Sydney, major in Master of commerce. I am a passionate girl, some of my friends call me little sun, because I can always make them happy, another comment from my friend about me is trusted, they are willing to tell me their concerns, their secret. So I think I can understand all your feelings.and I will serve you gays well if you

 

Mucong LI – Infinity for Career Services

My name is Mucong LI, majoring in Master of Commerce, Business School, and I am expected complete my study at 2019.I began my journey in SUPRA at August, 2018, then now I had a comprehensive understanding about what SUPRA it is and what can it do for students during this 8 months.

From the perspective of student services, SUPRA can provides professional and confidential advice to USYD students and also can offer free legal services to them. When we talk about student community construction, SUPRA’s monthly activities cannot be ignored. In order to strengthen the relationship between postgards and

 

Zhuoyuan XIE – Infinity for Student Life

G’day, mates. My name is Zhuoyuan Xie, going by Sally. I’m running as a candidate for the SUPRA Council because I want to continue SUPRA as a place that postgrats can rely on. That can accompany them, help them and support them. I desperately want to be that person in the group. I want to assist postgraduate students when they are helpless; I want to organize activites for them to enrich their school life. All in all, I really want to do something for them. If elected I will try my best to help students get a wonderful university life.

 

 

 

 

 

Postal ballots will be issued:

Friday, 12 April 2019

 

Polls will be open:

Monday, 29 and Tuesday, 30 April 2019 from 11am – 7pm

 

Polls will close:

Tuesday, 30 April 2019 at 7pm

The Returning Officer will declare the result by Friday, 3 May 2019

 

Election of Office Bearers:

After the election of SUPRA council members, the new council elects from among itself six office bearers –
a President,
a Vice-President,
a Secretary,
a Treasurer,
an Education Officer,
a Director of Student Publications.

 

See the pages on Council Elections and Governance for greater detail on the role, responsibility and remuneration of the these positions.

 

Rafael Mazzoldi
SUPRA Returning Officer, 2019

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