STUDENT NEWS

WEDNESDAY 9 OCTOBER 2013

USU wins big at 2013 ACUMA Awards

USU has won six awards at the prestigious ACUMA Awards for excellence in campus service, which are open to all university associations across Australia.
USU has won six awards at the prestigious ACUMA Awards for excellence in campus service, which are open to all university associations across Australia.

The categories included:
  • Best Publication ­– BULL Magazine
  • Best Student Diary
  • Best Poster, Flyer, Clothing or Product
  • Best Creative Campaign – “We are Making a Difference” sustainable coffee campaign
  • Best Student Development Program – INCUBATE
  • Best Sustainability Campaign
Find out more about ACUMA awards.

Google and INCUBATE to expand entrepreneurship

Google and INCUBATE have announced that they will be working together to expand INCUBATE's entrepreneur development program to universities across Australia. Find out more

Empowering young leaders at TEDxYouth@Sydney

The University of Sydney is bringing TEDx to a new generation as the principal partner of TEDxYouth@Sydney. Presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) in collaboration with TEDxSydney, the event will be held on Sunday 17 November 2013 in front of a live audience aged 14 to 24 years. Find out more

Rate the Rooms

If you missed out on Rate the Rooms on Open Day, read all about one student's experience testing out the rooms – overnight! Make sure to check the Student News next week to see the winners! Find out more

Sydney Ideas – Sydney Forum on Racism

On Monday 14 October 2013, Sydney Ideas will be hosting a forum on racism that examines strategies for understanding, confronting and diminishing racial abuse within and outside the university. Sitting on the panel with Dr Michael Spence, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney, will be students who have suffered abuse, senior university staff whose responsibilities include confronting racism and prominent external activists. Find out more

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NOTICES

Summer School undergraduate enrolments open today

Re-enrolment for 2014 will open online through MyUni on 14 October

Notice for students registered with Disability Services

Students registered with Disability Services can now register your exam adjustments online by 5pm on 16 October. Contact Disability Services Office on 8627 8422 immediately if you need to alter your existing adjustments.

Managing exam anxiety

Learn practical strategies for coping with exam and performance anxiety. The CAPS workshop will be held at Jane Foss Russell Building between 1 to 2pm on 23 October.

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GET INVOLVED

headspace Mental Health Month morning tea

In celebration of Mental Health Month, headspace are hosting a morning tea marking their name change from headspace Central Sydney to headspace Camperdown.
In celebration of Mental Health Month, headspace are hosting a morning tea marking their name change from headspace Central Sydney to headspace Camperdown.

When: 11am, Tuesday 15 October 2013 
Where: Level 2, 97 Church Street, Camperdown

Two courses coming up at the Confucius Institute

Enrol now in two courses that are coming up at the Confucius Institute – Create your own calligraphy masterpiece and Chinese martial arts.
Enrol now in two courses that are coming up at the Confucius Institute – Create your own calligraphy masterpiece and Chinese martial arts.

Create your own Chinese calligraphy masterpiece

Join the Confucius Institute's Chinese Calligraphy course that focuses on learning regular and official scripts from stone tablets dating back to the Han/Tang dynasties. Students will pick one of their favourite tablets (stele) to study for the rest of the term. The course is taught by Franz Cheung, the current president of the Australian Oriental Calligraphy Society, who has been practicing Chinese calligraphy and painting for many years.

New Chinese martial arts course

Feeling tired, sluggish and stressed? Are you looking to improve your fitness, health and wellbeing? Try the Confucius Institute’s new Chinese martial arts course. The class will centre on learning Kung Fu movements and combining it with practical experience on how to stay safe in a dangerous situation. The course is taught by Richard Niu.

Volunteer for research

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

Can an app deliver speech therapy for children with dyspraxia/childhood apraxia of speech?

Neurobiology research 

Do you have difficulty sleeping?

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CAREERS AND FURTHER STUDY

The University of Sydney Business School postgraduate information session

To really understand something, you need to experience it. That is why the University of Sydney Business School places an emphasis on building business acumen through active experiential learning. Join us at the postgraduate information session to find out about postgraduate study options, course content, admission, costs, scholarships and career opportunities.
To really understand something, you need to experience it. That is why the University of Sydney Business School places an emphasis on building business acumen through active experiential learning. Join us at the postgraduate information session to find out about postgraduate study options, course content, admission, costs, scholarships and career opportunities.

At the session you will have the opportunity to participate in a conversation about your study and career plans, and to speak one-on-one with our program directors, current students and academics about your study options. Whether you've just completed your undergraduate degree, are looking to change career direction or want to acquire specialist business skills and knowledge, we have programs that will help you to achieve your plans. 

When: 6 – 8pm, Wednesday 16 October 2013
Where: The University of Sydney Business School CBD Campus, Level 17, 133 Castlereagh Street, Sydney
Register to attend

Brain and Mind Sciences postgraduate coursework information evening

Explore your options for coursework study and take a tour of the Brain and Mind Research Institute at the Brain and Mind Sciences postgraduate coursework information evening on Wednesday 30 October. Find out more

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STUDENT ORGANISATIONS

 USU  | Verge Festival is here now!

Back for its 11th year, the Verge Festival offers the best in arts, culture and entertainment.
Back for its 11th year, the Verge Festival offers the best in arts, culture and entertainment.

Get involved in the non-stop events over the next two weeks, which include the opening night party featuring Cosmo’s Midnight and Wave Racer, Improv Everywhere, Disney in the Dome, Fundraise the Roof feat. Wolf & Cub, and Game of Thrones trivia to name but a few. Check out the program here  

Verge Awards

The Verge Awards give students a chance to showcase their creativity in photography, music, film and literature. The winning entries of this year’s competition will be announced at the Verge Awards Ceremony on Thursday 10 October at the Verge Gallery in the JFR Building. Find out more

INCUBATE Demo Day

Demo day on Wednesday 9 October is your chance to check out some of INCUBATE’s top startups and support your fellow students. ACCESS members can enjoy an evening of innovation and networking for FREE. Register now

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EVENTS

 13 OCT  | Free recital by Australian Chamber Choir

This Sunday 13 October at 3.30pm, the renowned Australian Chamber Choir (Melbourne) will perform in the splendid Gothic surrounds of the Great Hall, with the University of Sydney Organist Amy Johansen.
This Sunday 13 October at 3.30pm, the renowned Australian Chamber Choir (Melbourne) will perform in the splendid Gothic surrounds of the Great Hall, with the University of Sydney Organist Amy Johansen.

The program includes music for choir and organ, organ solos and unaccompanied choir works by Bach, Parry, Vaughan Williams and Australian composers Ann Boyd and Christine McCombe. Admission is free and no booking required. A carillon recital at 2pm by Honorary Carillonist Isaac Wong precedes the organ recital. Bring a picnic and enjoy a cultural day out! Find out more

 15 OCT  | Experts debate next steps in Syria

As part of the United States Studies Centre postgraduate information evening, a panel of experts will discuss the pressing strategic, political and humanitarian questions surrounding the conflict in Syria, and what we can expect from the Obama administration going forward.
As part of the United States Studies Centre postgraduate information evening, a panel of experts will discuss the pressing strategic, political and humanitarian questions surrounding the conflict in Syria, and what we can expect from the Obama administration going forward.

The event will also be an opportunity for those interested in studying at the Centre to speak one-on-one with academics, current students and alumni about our postgraduate options. With a focus on international perspectives and a high-level understanding of the US and its role in the world, the Syrian panel will give students a taste of the Master of US Studies and other postgraduate programs.

When: 6 – 8pm, Tuesday 15 October 2013
Where: United States Studies Centre, Institute Building (H03), City Road, The University of Sydney 
Register to attend

 16 OCT  | The Fast and the Far-Reaching: Advances in Quantum Mechanics

Professor David Reilly, from the ARC Centre for Engineered Quantum Systems in the School of Physics at the University of Sydney, will take the audience on a journey through the big questions in quantum science. He will discuss the cutting edge quantum science underway at the University of Sydney and look to the future at the exciting possibilities that await us in the 21st century. Find out more

 17 OCT  | The dual burden of disease: issues of sustainability

We invite students, early career researchers and young professionals to attend a seminar focusing on the interface between health and sustainability. The aim of this forum is to provide the opportunity to understand the interconnectedness of issues of sustainability and health. Find out more

 29 OCT  | Women in Science - Diana Temple Lecture

This annual lecture honours the memory of Dr Diana Temple AM, a former member of the University of Sydney community and an advocate for the role of women in science.
This annual lecture honours the memory of Dr Diana Temple AM, a former member of the University of Sydney community and an advocate for the role of women in science. 

The 2013 lecture is titled A Journey into Neuroscience - Fifty Years as a University of Sydney Graduate and will be presented by Professor Elspeth McLachlan an autonomic neuroscientist with particular interests in nerve and spinal cord injury. This year's lecture will also mark an important anniversary for Women in Science, as it is 125 years since our first female graduate earned her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Sydney.

When: 12 – 1pm followed by a light luncheon, Tuesday 29 October 2013
Where: WP Young Room, Veterinary Science Conference Centre, The University of Sydney 
Register: RSVP by Friday 18 October to Zinnia Sahukar at zinnia.sahukar@sydney.edu.au

Coming up at Sydney Ideas

Upcoming Sydney Ideas events include presentations about de-inventing Ireland and Women, Gender and Creative Activism in the Egyptian Revolutions, a medical lecture about preventing superbugs, and as part of the Sydney Ideas Distinguished Speaker Series a lecture by Helen Clark.
Upcoming Sydney Ideas events include presentations about de-inventing Ireland and Women, Gender and Creative Activism in the Egyptian Revolutions, a medical lecture about preventing superbugs, and as part of the Sydney Ideas Distinguished Speaker Series a lecture by Helen Clark.

15 OCT | Sydney Ideas – De-inventing Ireland: Creating a new Republic through theatre and education

The Republic of Ireland has undergone a sobering and painful decade. Hear from a leading educator how a focus on education and theatre, both individually, but more potently, in collaboration with each other, could enable Irish people to become critical citizens in a new Republic.

15 OCT | Sydney Ideas – Margot Badran

Historian and commentator on women, gender and feminism in Egypt, Margot Badran joins Sydney Ideas for a conversation with the University of Sydney’s Lucia Sorbera on ‘Women, Gender and Creative Activism in the Egyptian Revolutions (1919-2013)’.

16 OCT | 21st Century Medicine – Preventing the superbug apocalypse

Antibiotics – the great medical discovery of the 20th century – have produced a monster. While the golden staph threat is being addressed in Australia, the emerging issue is with gram-negative bacteria – bacteria that doesn't survive well in external environments but spreads from person to person.

16 OCT | Sydney Ideas Distinguished Speaker Series – Helen Clark

Building on key findings of the United Nations Development Programme’s 2013 Human Development Report 'The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World', Helen Clark will offer an analysis on what is needed to inject momentum back into development and set a post-2015 development agenda which meets citizen demands.

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