Above: The Official SUPA logo

Above: The Official SUPA logo

 

Our Mission

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.

About

The Sydney University Pharmacy Association (SUPA) is the representative body for students studying a Bachelor or Masters of Pharmacy at the Sydney Pharmacy School in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney, Australia.

SUPA was established with a vision to unite and inspire students to step outside the boundaries of academic life and to excel.

S.H. Stroud first founded SUPA under the name “Sydney University Pharmaceutical Association” in 1920. It was officially renamed to the current title “Sydney University Pharmacy Association” in 1963, with the late Les Cashen AM as President. We proudly provide students with academic, educational, and networking opportunites. Furthermore, we provide access to pharmacist-specific services, advice, representation and organise social events for our 800+ subscribed members and 1300+ 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 is the largest branch of and a founding member of the National Australian Pharmacy Students' Association (NAPSA).

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Above: Unofficial SUPA logo redesigned in 2018

Above: Unofficial SUPA logo redesigned in 2018

Benefits of SUPA Membership:

    • Access to educational courses - complementary medicines, wound care and first aid courses

    • SUPA careers night, SHPA hospital pharmacy night

    • SUPAC – an annual educational careers conference for USYD Pharmacy students

    • Automatic membership to NAPSA and IPSF

    • Discounted prices for textbooks and educational material

    • Second-hand book sales

    • Participation in sporting events such as interfaculty sport and charity matches

    • Social events including BBQ's, Pub Crawl's, Trivia night's, Cruise's and a Yearly Graduation Gala Ball

    • Ability to attend yearly NAPSA congress as a member of SUPA

    • Networking opportunities with various professional bodies including the PSA, SHPA, Caruso's, Mediadvice and Pharmacy Club

    • Access to a variety of professional publications including Australian Prescriber, Australian Pharmacist and NPS Medicinewise factsheets

    • Merchandise including Hoodies and T-shirts