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.
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).
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