STUDENT NEWS

THURSDAY 17 OCTOBER 2013

Engineering student wins NSW International Student of the Year Award

Mechanical engineering student Leticia Luiz has been presented the NSW International Student of the Year Award. Leticia's work focuses on cross-cultural communication amongst international students studying on campus at the University's Centre for English Teaching (CET). Watch an interview with Leticia and Find out more

Student Life Survey offers feedback for 2014

Around 4000 students completed the Sydney Student Life Survey, providing feedback on student services and amenities. Ideas for the future included more networking opportunities, greater variety of food at cheaper prices, more accommodation and live music spaces and life skills workshops including free yoga, meditation, cooking and tax classes. Karla Villafana Soto, Genie Kim and Simone Elizabeth Watt won Co-op book vouchers for completing the survey. Find out more

Faculty of Health Sciences staff recognised for teaching excellence

Congratulations to Professor Jennifer Alison and Associate Professor Lynette Mackenzie from the Faculty of Health Sciences, who have been awarded Office for Learning and Teaching 2013 citations. The awards recognise quality teaching practice and outstanding contributions to student learning. Find out more

Zombies take over campus

The University was transformed into Zedtown as a thrilling game of Humans vs Zombies had students dressed for the apocalypse and fighting for their lives (with nerf guns of course). Find out more

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NOTICES

Measles is about: get vaccinated

Several young adults in the area have been diagnosed with measles in the past two weeks. Measles is a highly infectious disease spread through coughing and sneezing. If you are not vaccinated, the Public Health Unit in Sydney Local Health District encourages you to watch for symptoms and see your GP to receive free vaccine. Find out more

Information for student carers

This week is Carers Week, a time to raise awareness and celebrate the 2.6 million people in Australia who care for a loved one who couldn't manage without their support. With the help of student carers across the country, Disabilities and Carers Officers Sarah Chuah and Jasmin Camdzic have put together a booklet to raise awareness and push for support for student carers in higher education. Find out more

Free CAPS Bootcamp workshop: Exam Anxiety Management

Feeling nervous? Learn practical strategies for coping with exam and performance anxiety. Find out more

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GET INVOLVED

Verge Festival fun continues

The Verge Festival continues for its second week, showcasing student creativity across a program of art, culture and entertainment. Get involved in upcoming events including Thursday’s Theatresports Grand Final and the festival's Closing Night Party featuring Sticky Fingers. 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.
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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CAREERS AND FURTHER STUDY

Get Career Centred

Looking to develop a strategy to address selection criteria? Want to know how to construct a persuasive cover letter? Come to a workshop on Thursday 17 October at 1pm to learn how to target your applications to specific employers, demonstrate your competencies, and make a great first impression. Find out more

Sydney Medical School Postgraduate Information Evening

Find out about your postgraduate coursework and research options and meet and speak to your future teachers, professors and colleagues.
Find out about your postgraduate coursework and research options and meet and speak to your future teachers, professors and colleagues.

When: Thursday 17 October, 4.30 to 6.30pm
Where: Edward Ford Building A27, cnr Fisher and Physics Roads

More information and registration

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EVENTS

 16 OCT  | Hermes 2013 launch

Celebrate this year’s launch of Hermes, Australia’s oldest literary journal, with guest speaker Delia Falconer. Join us for readings, tunes, drinks and nibbles at Verge Gallery. Find out more

 22 OCT  | So you want to write history?

A panel hosted of three recent honours graduates from the University's history department, hosted by Richard White, talk about the difficulties of choosing a topic and getting published. Find out more

 OCT  | Coming up at Sydney Ideas

Upcoming Sydney Ideas events include a forum about DisabilityCare, the Pollock Memorial Lecture for 2013, a film screening and a special Sunday afternoon presentation by Germaine Greer.
Upcoming Sydney Ideas events include a forum about the National Disability Insurance Scheme, the Pollock Memorial Lecture for 2013, a film screening and a special Sunday afternoon presentation by Germaine Greer.


The National Disability Insurance Scheme or DisabilityCare, represents a fundamental change in service delivery for people with disabilities. What will be the challenges and implications for a crucial service provider in the health sector  occupational therapists?


Professor Michelle Simmons, Director of the ARC Centre for Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology, presents the Royal Society of NSW Pollock Memorial Lecutre fo r2013 on the topic Quantum Computing in Silicon and the Limits of Silicon Miniaturisation.


Why are millions of honeybee colonies dying each year? The film More Than Honey takes us around the world to meet people living with and off honeybees. Join Sydney Ideas for a screening of the film followed by a panel discussion with leading biologists working in this crucial area of research.


Join us for a special Sunday afternoon Sydney Ideas presentation by Germaine Greer on her new book White Beeches: The Rainforest Years. Hear about her life-changing experiences restoring a subtropical rainforest in SE Queensland. This is her only Sydney appearance on this tour, so register now.

 24 OCT  | Basser Seminar- Web Science: A New Science for a New Age

In this talk, Professor Wendy Hall will reflect on the evolution of the web and will analyse the reasons why it became the first truly ubiquitous hypertext system against all competitors. Find out more

 25 OCT  | Alkan 200 years on

As part of the Conservatorium’s Hook lecture series, Stephanie McCallum explores some of the reasons for Charles Valentin Alkan’s neglect yet enduring fascination, and examines why his psychologically dark, subtle music finds a more responsive ear today than in his own time. Find out more

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