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Standing tall
Congratulations to two of our young academics who've won NSW Tall Poppy Science Awards for their work on gamma ray bursts and the 'vacuum cleaners of our brains'.
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Waves, stars and immigration
The planet's most powerful survey telescope is among the 100-plus University projects to receive funding in the latest round of Australian Research Council (ARC) Grants.
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Honours even
Sydney and Melbourne universities divided the spoils of victory for the third year running on Sunday morning as the Australian Boat Race returned to Sydney Harbour.
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Essential exam info
There's more to exam preparations than study – have you considered everything in the checklist below? Good luck!
There's more to exam preparations than study – have you considered everything in the checklist below? Good luck!

Before your exams

Check your examination timetable, seat numbers and locations well in advance – don’t leave it to the day of your exam.

Check your calculator is an approved model. Please consult the policy if in any doubt. Students should be aware that the make and model details of all calculators (approved or not) used by candidates in examinations are now provided to examiners. 
If you have an exam clash and haven’t received an email about your arrangements, contact the Examination Office immediately.

Read the ‘rules to be observed by candidates for examinations.’ Note that if your exam is temporarily interrupted (for example, in the case of a fire alarm evacuation), you cannot talk to or make contact with other candidates, use your phone or consult your study materials.

On the day

Don’t forget your student ID card (or some other form of photo ID). You may not be permitted to sit your examination without it.

Before leaving home, double-check you have all the materials or equipment you need to complete your exams. Pack extra pens, and extra pencils for multiple-choice exams.

Arrive on time. You may not enter an examination room once 30 minutes of writing time has elapsed. If you are late on the day you will not be permitted to sit the exam and supervisors will direct you to your examiner to make alternative arrangements.

Please enter and leave exam venues as quietly as possible so as not to disturb candidates in other rooms.
Leave your valuables at home. If they cannot be left at home, keep them on your person or under your desk during exams. In the past, there have been incidents of thefts from bags left outside exam rooms. Students who have had items stolen from bags while sitting exams should call Campus Security on 9351 3333 immediately and, if possible, alert the presiding supervisor of their exam room. Security may notify the police of any theft.
Students should be aware that in addition to any action taken by the police against any student found to have stolen (or attempted to steal) the property of other students, the University may assess such conduct as misconduct in accordance with Chapter 8 of the University of Sydney By-law and take appropriate action against the student which may include expulsion, suspension or a severe reprimand.
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Scholarships now open
Find out about the latest undergrad, postgrad coursework and postgrad research scholarships.
Tour Chinese universities in 2013
Postgraduate research students are invited to apply to participate in the ‘2013 Student Leadership in International Cooperation’ project.
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A more accessible place to study
Have your say on disability-related issues and solutions at the University. Find out more about the collection of your personal information in this survey and your privacy. The survey closes on 12 November.
Have your say on health and medical research
Submit a response to the Wills Review Issues Paper to have your say on the direction of health and medical research at Sydney Uni.
Volunteers needed for a study of social interactions
Participate in a brief social interaction with another person, and complete some short questionnaires and computerised tasks. Find out more
Volunteers needed for a men's health diet supplement study
Take part in research to improve your heart health using dietary supplements.
Take part in research to improve your heart health using dietary supplements. 

Do you carry that little bit of extra weight? Take this opportunity to learn more about your health and contribute to research. Researchers from the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Heart Research Institute are looking for male volunteers to take part in a 12-week diet supplement study focusing on men's health – no change to diet or exercise habits required! Participation is at no cost to you, and includes blood tests at HRI (Newtown) and MRI scans at your choice of Camperdown or Hornsby. Participants will be reimbursed for their time.

For more information, please contact Helen Parker on 0401 834 392.
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Job of the week
Looking for a full-time graduate position and love working with people? Become an AIME ambassador.
Now is the time to find a summer job!
Use your extra time during stuvac to find a summer job! Check out the huge range of casual, part-time, internship and vacation work positions on the Careers Centre database.
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New Access partner
Glebe restaurant Saigon Saigon has joined the Access program.
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Wanted: producer and artistic director for MADSOC
The Sydney University Movement and Dance Society (MADSOC) is currently looking for a producer and artistic director for our major showcase next year.
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 12 NOV    |  
Transplant abuse in China
Hear about the latest research about live organ harvesting in China, the current political context, and its impact on Australia.
Hear about the latest research about live organ harvesting in China, the current political context, and its impact on Australia.

Event details
When: 12 to 1pm, Monday 12 November 
Where: General Lecture Theatre, the Quadrangle, Camperdown Campus

For more information contact Lyndall Burke in the Faculty of Health Sciences.
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2012 SCA undergraduate degree show
Don’t miss the opening of this exhibition showcasing the work of more than 200 Sydney College of the Arts students.
 13 NOV    |  
Tales from the Political Trenches
Join Maxine McKew in conversation with Geraldine Doogue as she discusses her new book, Tales from the Political Trenches.
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 15 NOV    |  
The Burlesque Hour: Glory Box Edition
Join the Sydney premiere of this outrageous and provocative new show at the Seymour Centre.
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 16 NOV    |  
Why social justice matters
A panel of activists and academics discuss sustainable materialism’.
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Get involved
Careers and further study
Student organisations
New Fisher spaces
Summer School
Webcast: America and China in transition
Blog in your break
'Open Access' in your publishing contract
Sydney Uni in an app
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Student (and IT support staffer) Philip tours and reviews the new learning, teaching and relaxing spaces in Fisher Library.
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Applications are open now – check out the 2013 subject list.
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Kevin Rudd, Malcolm Turnbull, Geoff Garrett and Peter Hartcher will speak at this special forum on 12 November – watch the webcast live.
Are you undertaking research or other study-related work over the uni break? Email us to share your stories on the Sydney Life blog.
Grant funding bodies now require resulting research publications to be made publicly available via 'open access'. Find out how the Library can help you simplify the negotiation process.
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