Discover your future at Open Day

Open Day is not just for Year 12 students! Explore your future study and career options, enjoy hands-on activities, live entertainment, food and more this Saturday 31 August. Find out more

Outstanding teachers awarded

Join us in congratulating nine of our academics who have been recognised nationally for their outstanding teaching. Find out more

Ready, steady, vote!

With so many 18 to 24-year-olds missing from the electoral roll, student blogger Brooke asks: why are young people not engaging in the federal election? Read more
Conservatorium student wins top piano competition
Sydney Conservatorium of Music student Tony Lee added to his growing list of accolades last Saturday night when he took out the top prize in Australia's foremost trans-Tasman piano competition. Find out more

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HECS Census Date 31 August

What is the HECS Census Date, and what do you need to do about it? Find out more

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Student representatives needed for Disability Action Plan consultative committee

Three student representatives are required for this consultative committee. If you are interested in being involved, please email by Friday 6 September. Students with a disability are encouraged to apply. 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:
Happiness, health and wellbeing at work

This conference in October will present the latest research and strategies on workplace health and wellbeing. Discounts are available for students. Find out more
Short music courses for adults

Day and evening short music courses start at the Con on 14 October. Courses include jazz harmony, contemporary keyboard, music and vocal fundamentals, jazz guitar, contemporary singing, music composition and more. Enrol by September 23 to receive your 15 percent early bird discount. Find out more

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Summer scholarship opportunities in the natural sciences

Second and third-year students can gain research experience and insight into research process while working alongside our leading scientific researchers. Research projects are available in most disciplines for 4 to 6 weeks over the summer holiday period (November-February). Find out more
Improve your resume

Want to know how to structure a great resume? Attend a resume writing workshop this Thursday at 1pm.

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 USU  | Be a BULL student editor

Want to write about issues that are important to your student community? Dedicated, engaged and creative students are needed to plan, edit and produce the USU's BULL magazine. These roles give students the flexibility to fit in work on campus with their academic timetable, and get some real work experience while having fun and meeting new people. Find out more or apply now

 USU  | Sydney Uni Band Comp grand final

Watch our six best student bands battle it out on the Manning Bar stage for the chance to join the ranks of previous winners like Cloud Control, Frenzal Rhomb, and Josh Pyke. RSVP now

 USU  | TheatreSports grand final

The much-anticipated TheatreSports grand final and 25th birthday showcase on 29 August sees returning players go head-to-head with current players for the trophy. Hosted by Tom Walker and Bridie Connell, plus special guests including Jon Williams and Rebecca De Unamuno (World Champion Improviser). Entry is free and strictly 18+. Find out more 

 USU  | John Howard Debating Cup

Join the nation's most prominent conservatives, including former Prime Minister John Howard, at this annual intervarsity debating competition in October.

October 10 | Round One will feature adjudications by Michael Kroger, Mal Brough, Lucy Turnbull, Ross Cameron, Simon Berger, and Keith Windschuttle.

October 17 | Round Two will features adjudications by Peter Reith, Arthur Sinodinos, Mike Baird, Piers Akerman, Peta Credlin, and Angus Taylor.

October 24 | Grand Final with Club Patron and former prime minister John Howard.

Email Josh Crawford by 20 September to RSVP. Hosted by the Sydney University Liberal Club.

 SUSF  | Kick-start your day with a SUSF Boot Camp session

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 SEP  | Sydney Ideas

Coming up at Sydney Ideas: writing music in the 21st century, and the breast screening debate.
Coming up at Sydney Ideas: writing music in the 21st century, and the breast screening debate.

3 SEP | Writing music in the 21st Century
Writing about music was never a route to riches, but the digital era has made it an even tougher livelihood. Join author Simon Reynolds, critic Anwyn Crawford, journalist Craig Mathieson and cultural historian Rebecca Sheehan for a discussion about the past, present and future of music writing.

4 SEP | Middle-age and mammograms: the breast screening debate
What are the benefits and harms of breast screening for women in the recommended age range of 50 to 69? Find out what is being done to improve the diagnosis process through investigating novel technologies and techniques.

 29 AUG  | Book launch: regulating international students' wellbeing

Professor Geoff Gallop will launch a new book co-authored by Associate Professor Gaby Ramia from the Graduate School of Government that examines how international students actually live, and what governments can do to enhance their experiences while studying in Australia.

Event details
When: Thursday 29 August, 6pm for a 6.30pm start
Where: 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
Cost: Free
Bookings: (02) 9660 2333,

 30 AUG  | Demystifying consciousness

Does a systematic analysis of the idea of consciousness expose its mysteries as mere confusions? Presented by Dr Peter Hacker from St John's College, Oxford. Find out more

 5 SEP  | Childhood in ancient Athens

Dr Lesley Beaumont from the University’s Department of Archaeology will explore the themes of her forthcoming work ‘Children and childhood in the ancient world: a cross-cultural analysis’. Find out more

 5 SEP  | Energy and resources law

Managing Director of Origin Energy Grant King will present the 2013 Kevin McCann lecture on energy and resources law on the topic ‘The legal and policy impacts of reducing carbon emissions in the electricity sector’. Find out more

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