Student News
9 November 2015
Good luck in your exams
We hope you had a relaxing and productive break and are ready for that final stretch over the next two weeks of exams. Remember to double-check your timetables, allow plenty of time for travel and ensure you have everything you need when you enter the exam room. For some last-minute study support, why not try out some of these free apps recommended by CAPS
In conversation with Dr Bassem Youssef
In case you missed it, Egyptian satirist Dr Bassem Youssef (referred to as Egypt’s Jon Stewart) has been in Sydney, last week joining the Chaser’s Chris Taylor for a packed Sydney Ideas event to discuss politics, satire and why politicians make for good punchlines. Arabic language and Culture student Perrin Walker covers the big talking points on our student blog.
Stay cool at Summer School
Up for a summer activity that won’t leave sand in your clothes? The University’s Summer School is back from December to February and gives you a great chance to catch up on subjects, speed up your degree or balance out your timetable. Enrolments close 27 November – check out the 100+ subjects on offer.
Have you thought about applying for a 2016 scholarship?
No matter what you study or where you’re at in your degree, there is a huge program of scholarships still up for grabs, with applications currently open. Learn about our equity scholarships for continuing students, exchange scholarships, honours scholarships and even scholarships for students committed to making Australia a better place.
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Happy birthday Seymour Centre!
The Seymour Centre turned 40 last week, and instead of battling a mid-life crisis they have announced a bold new program for 2016.
Vote 1 Freedom Ride for Australia’s favourite event
January’s hugely successful Freedom Ride 50th anniversary is in the top four finalists vying to be named as Australia’s Favourite Event for 2015. You can help us clinch this prestigious national award by voting for it here.
Join in and get involved
  • Tickets are going fast for the Ben and Jerry’s Openair Cinema starting on 19 November. Book your tickets online and remember to use the code: ‘USYD’ to claim your 10 percent student discount.

  • Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness are running one-day first aid and CPR certification courses with discounts for students. Enrol now

  • If you’re on campus for exams or study from 10–12 November, take a break at the CAPS Exam Oasis on Eastern Avenue. Just look out for the jumping castle (and petting zoo!).

  • Expressions of interest are now open for the 2015 Hult Prize, a start-up accelerator in partnership with former US president Bill Clinton and the Clinton Global Initiative. The initiative supports budding social entrepreneurs emerging from the world’s universities.
  • Create the future you want with an MBA from the University of Sydney Business School. Join us for an Information Session on 12 November to meet staff, explore our CBD campus and ask questions about our unique, experiential MBA program.
  • The University will be closed from 5pm on 17 December 2015 and will reopen at 9am on 4 January 2016. Sydney Student will still be available for you to complete your enrolment and manage your studies. If you have any questions during this period please contact us when we return on 4 January.

  • On 22 November ICT will perform maintenance on general desktops across the University. If you have any files stored on these desktops, we recommend you copy them to your personal storage (such as a USB or cloud drive):
    • libraries: Fisher, SciTech, Cumberland, Conservatorium of Music, Westmead
    • learning hubs: Wentworth, PNR, Carslaw, Brennan MacCallum
    • access labs: Law, Education, Madsen, Nursing, Cumberland and Camden
  • Reminder: If you are continuing your course in 2016, you will be invited to re-enrol after the release of results on Tuesday 8 December. Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students need to re-enrol for Research Period 1 from Monday 30 November. Find out more about enrolment deadlines.
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10 Nov Sydney Ideas – Melanoma up close 
11 Nov Sydney Ideas – The Dismissal: 40 years later
12 Nov Sydney Ideas – Who should compensate the victims of climate disasters? The role of insurance
12 Nov Sydney Ideas – Mobile and social media in Southeast Asia
17 Nov Warren Centre’s 2015 Innovation Lecture: Professor Salah Sukkarieh
20 Nov Challenges to using the best evidence for nutrition policy
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