STUDENT NEWS

THURSDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2013

Ideas for tomorrow at TEDxYouth this weekend

This Sunday, the University is bringing TEDx to a new generation at TEDxYouth@Sydney. If you're attending, look out for our idea share activity. Missed out on a ticket? Watch the live stream and follow the action on Twitter and Instagram as student reporter Megan Lee takes over our social media channels for the day.

The event will provide an inspiring environment for young creators and social entrepreneurs to share ideas worth spreading. Read Megan’s blog to meet our speakers and find out what it takes to give a TEDx talk. Find out more

Help care for Sydney's homeless

On 2 December, Sydney Nursing School staff, students and alumni, along with Matthew Talbot Hostel, will pack care kits to help make a difference in the lives of Sydney's homeless. Volunteers needed. Find out more

Award-winning Nicholson Museum exhibition hits the road

The Nicholson Museum took out the Museums and Galleries NSW 2013 IMAGinE Award for best exhibition last week for 'Lego Colosseum'. The exhibit showcases a gigantic LEGO model of the ancient icon. 

The Nicholson Museum took out the Museums and Galleries NSW 2013 IMAGinE Award for best exhibition last week for 'Lego Colosseum'. The exhibit showcases a gigantic LEGO model of the ancient icon. 

A quarter of a million bricks were used in construction as the Coloseum was put together by 10,000 'slaves' working for architect and LEGO Certified Professional Ryan 'Vitruvius' McNaught.
 
The exhibition is currently on tour around Australia. Find out more

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NOTICES

Christmas closure – no University access

The University will close down all campuses and staff will be away for two weeks over the Christmas break. The shutdown begins COB Tuesday 17 December and business will resume Thursday 2 January.

 USU  | ACCESS gets a makeover in 2014

The USU's ACCESS card is your ticket to a world of fun and entertainment outside of the classroom. ACCESS for 2014 has a reduced membership fee plus a new card design. Cards are available from 2 January. Pick up yours before the 2013 card expires on 17 January. Find out more

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GET INVOLVED

Passionate about promoting sustainability on campus?

The University’s Sustainable Campus team are calling for expressions of interest from students willing to volunteer their time and ideas for sustainability events in 2014. Contact us for more information.

Submissions open for 2014 Anthology

Send in your writing, poetry or photography for consideration in the 2014 University of Sydney Anthology. Open to all enrolled students. Find out more

Improving support for families affected by workplace fatality

The unexpected death of a loved one is a traumatic experience. Our researcher would like to identify improvements that will help to better manage the consequences of workplace death for surviving families. Find out more

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CAREERS AND FURTHER STUDY

Get career centred

Calling for Mechanical or Electrical Engineering graduate to participate in a 3-year graduate program at DuluxGroup, and work on engineering projects across different areas in manufacturing facilities across Australia and New Zealand. Find out more

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EVENTS

 NOV  | Carrie – The Musical: Claim your discount this week

You've read the book and seen the movie, but you've never experienced anything like Carrie – The Musical at the Seymour Centre. Book your tickets using the code word “CULT” and get $30 tickets* (normally $42) this week only!
You've read the book and seen the movie, but you've never experienced anything like Carrie – The Musical at the Seymour Centre. Book your tickets using the code word “CULT” and get $30 tickets* (normally $42) this week only!

Offer available to all University staff and students for performances on 13 to 16 November. 

When:  13-30 November 2013
Where:  Reginald Theatre, The Seymour Centre

Find out more and book tickets or call +61 2 9351 7940

*Subject to availability. Transaction fee may apply.

 17 NOV  | Glebe Music Festival organ recital

University organist Amy Johansen, along with special guest soprano Helen Saltos and pianist David Miller perform a program called On the Lighter Side, with opera favourites including O mio babbino caro, a virtuoso organ arrangement of The Pub with no Beer and more. The organ recital is preceded by a free carillon recital at 2pm by Isaac Wong. Find out more

 NOV  | Coming up at Sydney Ideas

Upcoming Sydney Ideas events include presentations about the idea of ‘flourishing’: the ability of people to develop their full potential as individuals, in relationships and as members of the wider society. And, how doctors and their patients communicate and manage the emotional trauma involved in serious illness.


Upcoming Sydney Ideas events include presentations about the idea of ‘flourishing’: the ability of people to develop their full potential as individuals, in relationships and as members of the wider society. And, how doctors and their patients communicate and manage the emotional trauma involved in serious illness.


19 November | Sydney Ideas – Flourishing: from science to policy

Well-being or ‘flourishing’ refers to the ability of people to develop their full potential as individuals, in relationships and as members of the wider society. But can the skills for flourishing be taught? Director of the Well-being Institute at Cambridge, Felicia Huppert, discusses her research.

20 November | 21st Century Medicine – Talking with doctors: a view from the other side 

Professor Stewart Dunn has spent more than thirty years studying the relationships between doctors and their patients, how they communicate and share information and how they manage the emotional trauma involved in serious illness.

 28 NOV  | Macleay Museum film launch

Lon Marum, meaning “people who live in the path of the volcano”, follows co-director Chief Filip Talevu, local community leader and fieldworker for the Vanuatu Cultural Centre, as he takes us on a journey through the profound relationship that the people of Emyotungan and West Ambrym have with a nearby volcano. A Q&A with the filmmakers will follow the screening. Find out more

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