Student News
16 November 2015
 
Happy holidays
The year is (almost) over! We hope you had a good 2015 and wish you the best of luck in the remaining exams before you enjoy a well-earned break. Results are out Tuesday 8 December. Stay in touch with us over the holidays on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; and don’t forget that Summer School enrolments close next week. See you in 2016!
Get Career Centred
Did you know that you can continue to access the Careers Centre’s services after completing your degree? As you step out from uni and into the job scene, you can still use the Centre for support in finding work, such as continued access to CareerHub and the jobs database. And, if you’re after some quick tips, the Careers Centre website has a wealth of useful information about finding the right jobs and applying for them.
'Little Hands' make a big difference
Occupational therapists help people overcome barriers to working and functioning independently. Our occupational therapy students recently put their skills to use, working with young children in western Sydney to develop basic skills needed for school life, like tying shoelaces and holding a pencil. Over 11 weeks, our students and alumni volunteered for the 'Little Hands' program, which assisted 180 kindergarten and Year One students across primary schools in Western Sydney, with groundbreaking results.
This is postgrad life
Ever wondered what life is like as a postgraduate student? Watch 14 of our current students from various disciplines share their stories with you about the unexpected opportunities that postgraduate study opened up for them. Where could it lead you? Find out by applying by 31 January.

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STUDENT LIFE
2015 Alumni Awards
Know an outstanding fellow classmate who’s about to graduate? Nominate them for a Graduate Medal, with categories ranging from undergraduate to sporting achievement.
2016 student accommodation
Looking for a place to stay next year? We can help you find and settle into affordable student accommodation for 2016. Find out more about on-campus and off-campus housing.
Join in and get involved
  • Over 160 students at Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) will unveil their works at the annual Undergraduate Degree Show, which officially opens tomorrow.

  • Join the army of students, staff and alumni volunteers at the Great Hall on 2 December to for Sydney Nursing School's annual Kit Packing. Come and lend a hand as we put together 3,000 kits that will be distributed directly to victims of domestic and family violence in shelters and refuges throughout NSW. 
  • Do you have an eye for design? The new collaborative network, Sydney Health Partners, is running a competition to design its logo. The winner will get a 128GB iPad and have their design featured across a range of communications, including websites, media releases and promotional materials.
  • You may have noticed the trusty Fisher Coffee Cart has closed temporarily for renovations. But don't worry — Carslaw Kitchen is still open, with extended hours until the end of the exam period so you can keep yourself refreshed and sustained.
Study
  • Ready to graduate? We’re keen to know what matters to our alumni community and what we can offer through our benefits program. Please take this short survey and tell us what you think. The survey is open to all students and includes entry to a draw that gives you a chance to win a $400 or $100 Myer shopping voucher. And, remember to keep your details up-to-date in Sydney Student.
Notices
  • 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.

  • Reminder: If you are continuing your course in 2016, you will be invited to re-enrol after the release of results from 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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EVENTS
19 November – 12 December Inner West Openair Cinema
19 November Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences International Virtual Fair
20 November Challenges to using the best evidence for nutrition policy
26 November 21 Century Medicine: The future of medical research
28 November Sydney-made Etsy local markets at Seymour Centre
4 December Charles Perkins Centre Annual Oration: The deep evolutionary roots of cancer 

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