Student News
29 February 2016
 
Faculties face off
On 3 March, mentors and first-year students will battle it out in the annual interfaculty tug-of-war match. Cheer on your faculty and see if anyone can topple the inaugural champs from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences to claim the shield. Faculty mentoring programs aren’t just for first years – they present great opportunities at all levels of our student community.
University emergency procedures
As we reach the start of semester, don’t forget to check out the University’s emergency procedures. Visit the website for more information about emergencies and personal security and a video about emergency procedures.
Share your thoughts on studying abroad
Have you considered studying abroad in a mobility program? Universities Australia wants to hear about your thoughts and experiences. Students who complete the survey will receive a $50 STA travel voucher. 

New module to improve educational integrity standards
Last year, the University reviewed its handling of academic misconduct and plagiarism in all faculties and made a number of changes to improve the academic standards that are crucial to ensuring you develop the skills and receive the education you need to thrive at university and beyond. This year, the University is rolling out a new, online module to help students develop an understanding of academic honesty, supplementing your classroom education.

All commencing students will be required to complete the Academic Honesty Education Module (AHEM1001) in Blackboard and we recommend you do this short module as early as possible so you’ll benefit when assignments start coming in. If you are a later year student, you can also complete the module to test and develop your understanding of academic honesty.

Many other improvements are being made across the University. Find out more here.
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STUDENT LIFE
Follow Sydney Uni at Mardi Gras this year
It’s Mardi Gras this weekend and Sydney Uni is proud to be a part of the celebrations. If you can’t make it to the parade, catch the action from our students and staff as they march with the float on Saturday 5 March by following our social channels (links in email footer).
Sydney Writers' Festival Internships
The Sydney Writers’ Festival invites students to apply for their 2016 Internship Program. Interns will contribute to a renowned cultural event, and gain valuable practical experience and networking opportunities. Apply by 7 March.
One of a kind
On 8 March the University of Sydney Confucius Institute will host contestants from the Chinese game show If You Are The One at a free panel discussion. Register online to gain an unmissable insight into this global cultural phenomenon.
Get Involved
  • Meet with recruiters from some of the world's top organisations at the Investment Banking and Consultancy Careers Fair. The event is free and will be held on 3 March in MacLaurin Hall.

  • Join the United States Studies Centre in celebrating Super Tuesday, by participating in a trivia challenge on 2 March. 

  • Kickstart the new semester with a 2016 Uni Gym Pass. This special offer will allow you to access the best sport and fitness facilities on campus.

  • CAPS is running a number of free workshops throughout the semester to help students develop skills for success at university. 
Notices
  • From 29 February, special consideration and special arrangements will be centralised in an online application system. Visit the website for more information on eligibility and deadlines. 

  • The University’s print and copy service is introducing the convenient Follow Me Print from Semester 1 2016. Print and copy prices have also changed. Find out more 
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EVENTS
2 March Super Tuesday Trivia
3 March Investment Banking and Consultancy Careers Fair
3 March Interfaculty tug of war
3 March Sydney Ideas – Somaesthetics and Design
4 March An afternoon with Dr Anne-Marie Slaughter
4 March Sydney Ideas – Neuroscience and Learning Analytics: a historic leap in understanding learning?
8 March Sydney Ideas and Confucius Institute –  If You Are The One panel discussion

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