Student News
19 October 2015
Student DJs raise $5K for charity and play Sandstorm on the Carillon
Last week, student radio group SURG hosted their ambitious 25-hour charity broadcast to raise money for the national youth mental health foundation, Headspace. They kicked it off in the most epic way imaginable, by joining Carillonist Amy Johansen in the Clocktower to perform Darude’s 1999 techno anthem ‘Sandstorm’ on the famous Carillon bells. They spent the next 25 sleepless hours bunkered in their tent in JFR, finding interesting ways to entertain their loyal listeners (for instance shaving their own eyebrows for donations). The fun was all in the name of charity, and in the end they raised more than $4600 for Headspace.
Sydney rowers ready for Australian Boat Race
Glory is on the line when our champion rowers make the trip into enemy territory to take on the University of Melbourne on the Yarra River for the 2015 Australian Boat Race, this Sunday 25 October. The hallowed Edmund Barton trophy has been in our possession since our men’s eights took victory on home waters, but Melbourne’s men are hungry for revenge. Our women’s eights are also aiming to peg one back against their interstate foes after defeat in 2014. If you can’t make it to the Yarra, you can watch the action via a live stream. We’ll also be covering the race on Twitter (via #ausboatrace). Be sure to wish our students good luck!
Libraries launch ‘novel’ innovation
Students using the libraries in Camden at Bosch can now snack on a selection of high-rotation titles from the library's collections with new book vending machines – the first of their kind in NSW. The new machines allow easy access to high-demand books and open up more room for learning spaces.
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Half-price tickets to Sydney China Business Forum
The Sydney China Business Forum is coming up on Monday 2 November. The forum brings together more than 250 Australian and Chinese business, government and academic leaders to explore the theme 'China's health revolution and opportunities across industries'. As a student, you can get a 50 percent discount on tickets, which include entry to the forum, networking drinks and a gala dinner. Register now.
Join in and get involved
  • ICT will perform an upgrade to the University’s data network on Sunday 25 October, between 9am and 1pm. Some services such as MyUni may experience momentary outages, particularly between 9 and 9.15am and 12 and 12.15pm. We recommend that you avoid performing online financial transactions or submitting important information during these times.
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19 Oct Sydney Ideas – Climate change, capitalism and corporations 
20 Oct Raising the Bar Sydney
21 Oct Sydney Ideas – Slow violence, environmental activism and the arts
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27 Oct Sydney Ideas – Science and satire in early modern England  
28 Oct Sydney Law School Postgraduate Evening
28 Oct Sydney Ideas – Rhythms, rebels and resistance  
28 Oct Sydney Ideas – Sydney Story Factory: igniting creativity in children and young people one story at a time
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