STUDENT NEWS

THURSDAY 24 OCTOBER 2013

Inspiring Sydney Festival Partnership

The University of Sydney and Sydney Festival have again joined forces to celebrate the unique connection between Sydneysiders and our city. Upload a photo or video on Instagram showing 'How does Sydney inspire you?' and tag #unisydcomp, #student and @sydney_uni to win one of two prizes of $500 worth of Sydney Festival tickets.
The University of Sydney and Sydney Festival have again joined forces to celebrate the unique connection between Sydneysiders and our city. Upload a photo or video on Instagram showing 'How does Sydney inspire you?' and tag #unisydcomp, #student and @sydney_uni to win one of two prizes of $500 worth of Sydney Festival tickets.

University students are entitled to a 10% discount on full price single ticket purchases across most Festival events when booking online using the promo code UNISTUDENT14.

We have brought together some of our brightest minds to explore the passion and creativity behind the Festival program with a special video series, Festival Thinking. Find out more

Research team ready for World Championships

The first University of Sydney team to enter student-driven research competition iGEM2013 has blitzed the competition, qualifying for the World Championships to be held at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston in November. Find out more

Meet RFS volunteer Stuart Skene

Members of the university community volunteer with the Rural Fire Service (RFS) and are helping to fight the bushfires that continue to threaten parts of New South Wales. Stuart Skene, current staff and a part-time student majoring in archaeology, has been helping fight the bushfire in the Springwood area. Find out more

Student scoops top prize in CA competition

Business School student Shreya Viswanathan presented a winning business case in the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia's Mission Exceptional competition. Shreya will travel to New York City in December to job shadow a Chartered Accountant at American Express. Find out more about the competition. 

Internationally acclaimed artist Tracey Moffatt joins SCA

Tracey Moffatt, one of Australia’s best known and most highly acclaimed contemporary artists, has joined Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) as an Honorary Associate for three years, providing an opportunity for students to work with one of the leading lights of the Australian contemporary art scene. Find out more

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NOTICES

 USU  | End of semester hoodie sale

Haven't got a Sydney Uni hoodie yet? Stock up while they are on sale at UniMart, Academic Dress, Footbridge Station and online. Find out more

 USU  | Studying late? Fisher Coffee Cart is open

Good news for those cramming into the night! Fisher Coffee Cart has extended its trading hours until the end of exams (22 Nov).
Good news for those cramming into the night! Fisher Coffee Cart has extended its trading hours until the end of exams (22 Nov).

Mon – Thurs: 7.30am-10pm
Fri: 7.30am-8pm
Sat: 8.30am-5pm
Sun: 12-5pm

Discover China with the Confucius Institute

Intrigued by Chinese history, culture and the booming economy? Want to discover its landscape, cuisine and people? This December, the Confucius Institute is offering students a rare opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich and diverse culture of China through its China Culture Study Tour. Find out more

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GET INVOLVED

Happy hour at Seymour Centre Courtyard Bar

With the days getting longer and warmer, the Seymour Centre's Courtyard Bar is the perfect place to relax and meet friends for a snack or cold drink. The bar is open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5pm until late. Discounted $5 drinks are available for all university staff and students from 5pm to 6pm. Find out more

Accelerate your start-up with Incubate

Are you a globally minded, talented and motivated student? Get $5,000 to turn your idea into a thriving business, plus your own office space to make it happen. Applications for the INCUBATE summer program are open until 3 November. Find out more

This is Democracy photography competition (deadline extended)

The deadline to submit entries for the This is Democracy photography competition organised by the university and the Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (IDHR) has been extended to 31 October. Find out more

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CAREERS AND FURTHER STUDY

Intern at the Australian Embassy, Berlin

The Australian Embassy, Berlin is seeking internship applications from university students and recent graduates. The internships are suited to applicants interested in politics or economics and offer the opportunity to work closely with Australian diplomatic staff Find out more.

Want to study at Oxford?

If you've ever contemplated graduate study at the University of Oxford, come along to a presentation by James Tibbert, Oxford's Head of International Student Support Services, on 29 November to discover more about pathways to the University. Find out more

Improve your postgraduate writing skills

The Learning Centre is offering free academic writing skills workshops to postgraduate research students covering writing in literature review, thesis proposal, research and journal articles. Find out more

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EVENTS

 OCT  | Coming up at Sydney Ideas

Upcoming Sydney Ideas events include a discussion on how artists have catalogued the world in the Anthropocene, a conversation between CEO of Sydney Symphony, Rory Jeffes and the world’s premier pipa virtuoso, Wu Man and a discussion about how early detection of heart disease in young people can make a big difference in adult health.
Upcoming Sydney Ideas events include a discussion on how artists have catalogued the world in the Anthropocene, a conversation between CEO of Sydney Symphony, Rory Jeffes and the world's premier pipa virtuoso, Wu Man and a discussion about how early detection of heart disease in young people can make a big difference in adult health.

28 OCT | Sydney Ideas – The Art of the Anthropocene

In 2000 Nobelist Paul Crützen coined the term 'Anthropocene' to describe the era in which we have been living since the late 1700s, when the burning of fossil fuels laid down a global strata of carbon, defining a new geological epoch. How have artists catalogued the natural world in this time?

29 OCT | Sydney Ideas – In conversation with Pipa Virtuoso Wu Man

Wu Man is recognised as the world’s premier pipa virtuoso and a leading ambassador of Chinese music. In Australia to perform three concerts with the Sydney Symphony in late October, she joins us for a conversation about her work with Rory Jeffes, CEO of the Sydney Symphony.

30 OCT | 21st Century Medicine – Early detection of heart disease in the young and preventing it in adults

Heart disease remains the number one cause of early disability and death in the western world and has also become the most frequent cause of early death in the developing world. Professor David Celermajer discusses the importance of detection of heart disease in childhood and young adult life.

 30 OCT  | Nadia Wheatley in conversation with Caroline Jones AO

Nadia Wheatley's recently published "Australians All: A History of Growing Up from the Ice Age to the Apology" provides the starting point for a discussion with Caroline Jones AO about our nation’s history and how it can best be addressed to a new and culturally diverse generation.
Nadia Wheatley's recently published "Australians All: A History of Growing Up from the Ice Age to the Apology" provides the starting point for a discussion with Caroline Jones AO about our nation’s history and how it can best be addressed to a new and culturally diverse generation.

When: 5.30-7pm, 30 October 2013
Where: LT351, Education Building A35, Manning Road

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 4 NOV  | The inaugural Dr Peter Domachuk Memorial Lecture

Find out how the ancient textile silk can be used in future technology.
Find out how the ancient textile silk can be used in future technology. 

In this lecture Fiorenzo Omenetto from Tufts University in Boston will explain the multiple forms of silk and its unexpected options for use as a new material in technological applications. His talk will cover multiple possibilities that silk offers, from the nano to the macro scale. 

When: 4.45 for 5pm start, 4 November 2013
Where: Eastern Avenue Complex (F19), Eastern Avenue, Camperdown Campus

Register to attend

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