The Sydney University Pharmacy Association was established with a vision to unite and inspire students to step outside the boundaries of academic life and to excel. 

To aspire for a better network of Pharmacists.
To aspire towards a more holistic education.
To aspire to lend a hand to the needy in the community.
To aspire for a healthier lifestyle.
To aspire to defend their profession and its values.
To build a community of friends and professionals, built around honesty, respect and caring for people.

Current Election 2017-2018 Term

It is that time of year to elect a new SUPA committee to take over at the end of this semester. There are 6 positions up for election, and each position will be held from June 2017-May 2018 with the executive team consisting of 

  • Bec Loder
  • Johnny Phuong
  • Wassi Hossain
  • Chloe Tobin

The current positions up for election are as follows: 

1) NAPSA National Councillor
2) Merchandise Officer
3) Professional Development
4) Events Officer
5) Communications and Technology officer
6) Community Awareness Officer

The requirements for all positions are:
1. Must be a SUPA member
2. Must be a CURRENT Access member
3. Must be a full time student currently studying a B.Pharm (1st, 2nd, 3rd year) or M.Pharm (1st year)

The dates that are important for these elections are: 
• 15/05/17 -Monday Week 10 – Nominations OPEN for all positions
• 23/05/17- Tuesday Week 11- Nominations CLOSE for all positions
• 29/05/17 - Monday Week 12 – ELECTION DAY – votes are cast

If you would like to run for any of the above positions...
- Please email with: Subject (ELECTIONS) your NAME, SID, GRADE, ACCESS card number and the position you'd like to run for. 
- You MUST have 2 people to second your nominee - please have their name and SID also in the email.

Late Week 11 - the nominees will be announced

Elections will take place from 12-2pm in the SUPA office during Week 12 on MONDAY 29TH MAY.

This is a great opportunity for anyone and everyone to get involved!!!

Please email us at with the position you are interested in as the subject line and if you have any more questions we are more than happy to answer them.

xx SUPA Committee 2016-17
Bryson Hawkins, Matthew Perry, Adrian Siu, Evie Armstrong Gordon

History and Awards


The first documented pharmacy student society at the University of Sydney was formed in the 1920 and was officially named The Sydney University Pharmacy Association (SUPA) in 1943, with the late Les Cashen AM as President. We proudly provide services, advice, representation and organise social events for our 800 plus subscribed members and 1300 plus pharmacy students.


SUPA is amongst the largest societies on campus and has been successful in winning University of Sydney Union awards, including the Club/Society of the Year Award, Publications Award, Most Improved Audit award and Best Audit award. SUPA prides itself on providing high quality representation and services to benefit the social and academic lives of students. 


SUPA supports its members throughout their academic career through core programs such as:

  • Educational events to help provide pharmacy students with a more well rounded education.

  • The provision of text books and equipment essential for the completion of the academic course.

  • Sporting events, through interfaculty sports and charity matches.

  • Social events for students to network and meet fellow student pharmacists

  • Acting as the contact point between pharmacy, pharmaceutical and health organisations and bodies and the pharmacy students. 


SUPA will continue to provide into the future, with the assistance of sponsors, services to encourage the commitment, competence and confidence of pharmacy students within the University of Sydney.

Providing Pharmacy Students with opportunity

SUPA organises over 12 social events annually including pub crawls, barbeques, trivia nights, cruises, the annual ball and more:

  • Similarly, we assist the Faculty of Pharmacy at student information days and open days at the University;
  • We sell reference books, textbooks, and dispensing equipment required for the course at substantially reduced prices;
  • We organise annual second-hand book sales, allowing students to easily buy and sell second-hand textbooks from other students;
  • We provide student input at the Faculty of Pharmacy’s Teaching and Learning Committee;
  • Our year representatives present student issues and represent students at staff-student liaison meetings;
  • We design and sell merchandise including hoodies and our (in)famous annual t-shirt;
  • We coordinate the Pharmacy teams in the interfaculty sporting competitions;
  • We are the contact point between pharmacy organisations, such as the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA), and students – free membership of these organisations is offered at our office;
  • We can provide you with advice and refer you to the right people for any issues or enquiries you might have as a pharmacy student;
  • We publish our newsletter The Mortar on a regular basis;
  • We receive several leading pharmacy publications such as Pharmacy News and offer copies to members for free;
  • All SUPA members are automatically members of NAPSA and therefore receive all NAPSA benefits too.


University life brings with it many challenges and obstacles, so SUPA competes in many faculty sports and holds many social events to relieve the stress of exams and assingments. Whether you're looking to play sports or meet other pharmacists, SUPA has you covered. 

Professional Development

From first aid courses to info days and expos with freebies, SUPA is here to assist you in your development as professional. Look out for the next event on our Facebook page.

Thank you for an excellent year!
— Executive team 2015-2016


Bryson Hawkins



Matthew Perry

Vice - president

Evie Gordon.jpg

Evangeline Gordon


Adrian Siu




Rebecca Loder

Events Coordinator

Mel Faehrmann

NAPSA Councillor


Jessica Nguyen-Huynh

Community Awareness Officer

Nathan Chahoud

Sports Coordinator    

Mitchell Redston

Merchandise Coordinator

Van Nguyen

Communications and IT Coordinator

Kylie Tran

Professional Development Coordinator

Year Representative for 2016

SUPA Under the PharmaSea Cruise Semester 1 - 2016

Interfaculty Sport - 2016

SUPA S Cruise Semester 1 - 2015

Interfaculty Sport - 2015

Major Sponsor(S)

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (the 'Society') is the Peak National Body for all Australian pharmacists. The PSA is the organisation looking after you, and the future of the pharmacy profession.  With more than 20 years’ experience in delivering tailored support and contemporary training to intern pharmacists, the PSA will ensure you are competent and work ready for any career pathway.

Check back regularly to see new exciting events, programs and initiatives between PSA and SUPA. To checkout what PSA has to offer, why not checkout their website or become a member

  • Bookzone/Resources - A key necessity for every pharmacist in Australia is having access to resources to help the ever-changing medications of our patients. To stay up-to-date with the latest medications and techniques, make sure to see the new resources available to us at the PSA Bookzone

By pharmacists for pharmacists

PDL is a member owned and independent organisation dedicated solely to pharmacists and the pharmacy profession. For more than 100 years we’ve funded and advocated on behalf of the pharmacy profession. Membership is free for pharmacy interns and students.

Pharmacist members of PDL have access to the best value Professional Liabilities Insurance (PI) cover in Australia which includes everything in the scope of pharmacy, zero basic excess, retroactive cover and full liability cover including professional indemnity; public liability and; products liability.

Our unique service to pharmacists provides 24 / 7 incident and claims support at any time and has proven, ongoing success in minimising the risk of an incident becoming a claim. PDL continually supports you throughout your career as a pharmacist, from student through internship years and we offer retiree run off cover, because we look after our members for a lifetime.

Call 1300 854 838 Australia wide for 24 / 7 confidential advice and support or visit

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Recent Education events

Make sure to check out our News-feed for more exciting events!



Stitches First Aid Course

Smith and Nephew Wound Care Course

Caruso's Natural Health Education Seminar

Blackmores Natural Health Education

Sydney University Pharmacy Alumni


Here are some folks speaking of their time at uni, the future of pharmacy and their experiences with SUPA. 


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