FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES STUDENTS

13 JUNE 2013

Good luck to students in the coming exam period

You are reminded to:
  • Check MyUni for your personal exam timetable – check date, time, venue, seat number. Contact Student Central with any questions.
  • Be prepared for the exam conditions eg. bring clear water bottles, equipment (pens, pencils), do not bring valuables, bags are to remain outside exam room.
  • Students who require special consideration need to be aware of the timeline for applying, documentation required and the conditions of the application.
  • Replacement exam week is Week 18, 8-12 July, all approved replacement exams are conducted during this period.
  • You may also find the Learning Centre's guidance on  study and preparation for exams useful.

Congratulations to the BHlthSci students presenting in New Zealand

In a few weeks members of the BHlthSci Student Mentoring Committee will be presenting at the International First Year in Higher Education in New Zealand.  The BHlthSci Mentoring Committee has been much more than ice-breaker games and really good lunch time chats.
In a few weeks members of the BHlthSci Student Mentoring Committee will be presenting at the International First Year in Higher Education in New Zealand. The BHlthSci Mentoring Committee has been much more than ice-breaker games and really good lunch time chats.

The committee has worked together for two years to build a student-led peer-mentoring program, they have won two widening participation grants (totally $35 000), synthesised research to develop an appropriate methodology for evaluating the program, consulted with literature, staff from other faculties and their peers to develop the program and implemented a 6 month peer mentoring program.

It is especially commendable as undergraduate students often do not win grants and are not involved in coordinating research projects until Honours year.

Ageing Well: Size Does Matter

Mr Ray Moon has had polio, open-heart surgery, suffered a cardiac arrest and was once pronounced clinically dead. Despite his health challenges, 84 year old Ray now has the body of a man half his age – and muscles most men wish they had. He has taken out four Victorian and Australian bodybuilding championships in the over-70’s division.
Mr Ray Moon has had polio, open-heart surgery, suffered a cardiac arrest and was once pronounced clinically dead. Despite his health challenges, 84 year old Ray now has the body of a man half his age – and muscles most men wish they had. He has taken out four Victorian and Australian bodybuilding championships in the over-70’s division.

Professor Maria Fiatarone Singh, MD, Professor of Medicine, John Sutton Chair of Exercise and Sport Science, will describe the benefits and feasibility of weight lifting exercise for fit and frail individuals, no matter what their chronological age.
Ageing Well:  Size Does Matter
Wednesday, 19 June, 6 – 7.30 pm


The Sydney Ideas series, co-presented with the Faculty of Health Sciences. Keep up to date with the Sydney Ideas series on Facebook.

Congratulations to our everyday heros

Congratulations to David Grech (EXSS) & Scott Bevz (Chiro) who completed a 5,500km trek from Sydney to Fremantle via Adelaide and Uluru to help raise money for the Cancer Council in their stunning 1986 Holden Commodore.

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STUDY AND RESEARCH

 SEMESTER 2  | Reminder to check your Semester 2 enrolment

Students are advised to check their Semester 2 enrollment in “My StudentAdmin” via MyUni.  If you do not see enrolled units of study you are not enrolled. To continue in your course you should enrol in Semester 2 units immediately. Check the Faculty Handbook if you are in doubt about which units of study to enrol.

 STUDY  | Study examining why people have headaches

Volunteers, with and without migraine, are sought to undergo brain scans (MRI) to measure changes in the brain related to migraine.  This research study is looking for differences between people who have migraines and those who do not. Testing will take approximately 1 hr, and will be conducted at the Brain and Mind Research Institute on Mallett St, Camperdown.
Volunteers, with and without migraine, are sought to undergo brain scans (MRI) to measure changes in the brain related to migraine.  This research study is looking for differences between people who have migraines and those who do not. Testing will take approximately 1 hr, and will be conducted at the Brain and Mind Research Institute on Mallett St, Camperdown.

Your involvement will help us better understand migraine and help us design effective treatments for people with migraine. If you are interested in taking part in the study, whether or not you have migraines, or seek further information, please contact:

Maria Eliza Aguila: magu5636@uni.sydney.edu.au
Tel.   9351 9453 (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Andrew Leaver: Andrew.Leaver@sydney.edu.au
Tel. 9351 9545 (Faculty of Health Sciences)

 ELECTIVE  | Thinking of starting up your own business when you graduate?

Small Business Structures and Taxation (BUSS2220) is designed for students who are interested in gaining a sound foundational knowledge of the responsibilities involved in running a small business.
Small Business Structures and Taxation (BUSS2220) is designed for students who are interested in gaining a sound foundational knowledge of the responsibilities involved in running a small business.

BUSS2220 will provide you with the tools, knowledge and information to help you decide which legal structure best suits your business needs and to meet your taxation and superannuation obligations throughout the lifecycle of your business.

BUSS2220 will be offered in Semester 2 this year and is designed specifically to accommodate students who have a heavy workloador practicum load during the week.  The unit is taught in intensive mode that includes 2 weekends of face-to-face teaching (Saturday and Sunday, 9am-1pm of Week 2 and Week 10 of semester) and self-directed learning using on-line education modules located on Blackboard. 

The unit was designed in collaboration with the Australian Taxation Office who will be awarding a cash prize for the best student! The UoS Coordinator Brett Bondfield (brett.bondfield@sydney.edu.au) or the Handbook can provide more details.

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STUDENT NEWS

 SRC STUDENT SUPPORT  | Have you been asked to Show Cause?

If you have been asked to Show Good Cause the SRC can get help you to write a Show Cause letter.  While you are showing ‘good case’ your enrolment remains and you should attend classes as normal. If you have any problems contact the SRC.
If you have been asked to Show Good Cause the SRC can get help you to write a Show Cause letter.  While you are showing ‘good case’ your enrolment remains and you should attend classes as normal. If you have any problems contact the SRC.

You must write a letter that demonstrates you have “Good Cause’ to continue your degree (see the SRC website for an example of a Show Cause letter). The university will be primarily concerned about your most recent study as this put you on the trigger for Show Cause. However, they will consider your entire transcript.

The SRC Casework & Policy Officer, Breda Dee, is based at Cumberland campus every Monday & Tuesday and can be contacted on 0466169664/ 9660 5222 or by email: b.dee@src.usyd.edu.au.

 UNI GAMES  | Team Cumbo set to dominate

The Cumberland Student Guild report that Team Cumbo are set to dominate the 2013 Eastern University Games which is taking place in Wollongong from Sunday 7 July to Thursday 11 July.  Over 200 Cumberland students will participate in this year's games, one of our biggest squads to date.
The Cumberland Student Guild report that Team Cumbo are set to dominate the 2013 Eastern University Games which is taking place in Wollongong from Sunday 7 July to Thursday 11 July. Over 200 Cumberland students will participate in this year's games - One of our biggest squads to date!

The 2013 Eastern University Games are set to be one of the biggest yet & Cumberland Student Guild are proud to offer Cumberland Students this opportunity. The University of Sydney (Cumberland) will represent in 17 individual teams this year in a variety of sports.
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