Helping new students find their way

Welcome to all the students attending orientation activities for Semester Two. Keep an eye out for staff and other students wearing 'ask me' badges – they've volunteered to help you with any questions you may have.

And don't forget to download the free Sydney Uni App, featuring maps, access to the library, Blackboard and more.

New initiative for improving young men's mental health.

A recent national survey revealed that almost 20 percent of young men think their life is 'hardly worth living'. We've joined with Movember Australia, beyondblue and the Young and Well CRC to declare 'game on' for tackling the mental health and wellbeing of young men. Find out more

The art of war

Congratulations to Arts graduate Baden Pailthorpe, named the inaugural artist in residence at the Australian War Memorial. Read our Q&A with the award-winning digital artist.

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On-campus access to Library electronic resources has changed

Accessing electronic resources such as e-journals and e-books from computers on campus now requires authentication via UniKey or Library barcode, as per the existing arrangement for off-campus access. Find out more

Reporting a privacy or security issue
The University has a number of security measures in place to ensure our information and systems are protected. In the rare event that a University system is breached or personal information inappropriately exposed, please notify the ICT helpdesk immediately on 02 9351 6000, or report the incident to an ICT staff member in a student computing space.

It is best to contact ICT by phone (rather than via email or the ICT Self Service Portal) so that support staff can respond immediately. Privacy issues are critical events and can be reported to the ICT helpdesk.

Should you have any other questions about your privacy or the security of your information, please contact the University privacy officers.
Smoke-free campus

Smoking is banned on all University campuses, except for within designated smoking areas. Smokers and non-smokers can all help to keep our campus smoke-free. Find out more

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Computer science challenge for high school students

If you know a high school student interested in computing, informatics and solving the mysteries of the universe, encourage them to participate in the National Computer Science School Challenge, from 5 August. Find out more
Volunteer for research

We can't do research without your help. If you'd like to get involved, the following research studies need participants:

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Get career centred

Sign up for CareerHub to receive the latest job and internship opportunities, and gain exclusive access to employers at the Internship and Vacation Work Fair on Thursday 1 August.

Emerging leaders scholarship to be won

The search for Australia's top emerging leader has begun, with a $60,000 University of Sydney Business School MBA scholarship on offer. Find out more

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 USU  | Re-O Day 2013

If you're starting your studies mid-semester and want to meet new people, head to Eastern Avenue for Re-O Day on Wednesday 31 July, from 10am to 4pm.
If you're starting your studies mid-semester and want to meet new people, head to Eastern Avenue for Re-O Day on Wednesday 31 July, from 10am to 4pm.

Check out more than 100 USU clubs and societies, catch student band Okin Osan from 1pm on the lawns in front of the Law School, and browse market stalls selling a variety of unique and affordable fashion, jewellery and confectionery items. Find out more

 USU  | Access Cards only $49

Semester 2 ACCESS Cards are now only $49. Take advantage of a great range of on- and off-campus discounts, access to clubs and societies, parties, events, and student leadership roles. Grab yours online or at the ACCESS Desks on Level 1 in Manning House and in the International Student Lounge on Level 4 of the Wentworth Building. Find out more

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 2 AUG  | Breaking down barriers between animal, human and environmental health

Join Dr Mike Nunn from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research as he illustrates how we can implement more holistic solutions to animal, human and environmental health, sharing examples from both developing and developed countries, particularly in public practice. He will explore how this can be achieved by adopting strategic foresight or 'futures approaches'. Find out more

 10 AUG  | HOME: Sydney, an international city

The HOME project is designed to bring together international students, Australian students and the local community in a series of fun and engaging large-scale social events created by young people, for young people. The goal is to raise awareness of cultural similarities and differences in a fresh and appealing way with a focus on youth. Find out more

 26 AUG  | Molecular preclinical imaging workshop

Join a day of presentations, discussion and exploration, including a roundtable discussion led by experts in each of four key areas of health and medical research: cardiovascular disease, cancer, mental health and neuroscience, and infectious diseases.

Discussions will focus on how to support research in these areas, and what challenges need to be overcome. Find out more

 10 AUG  | Free info day for carers of children with eye disease

The Save Sight Institute presents a free one-day information session for parents and carers of children with eye disease. 

Event details
When: 9.30am - 3.30pm, Saturday 10 August (lunch included)
Where: Claffy Theatre at Sydney Eye Hospital, Macquarie Street, Sydney
Cost: Free but places are limited
RSVP: Renee Okane or call 02 9382 7300

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