Student News
22 March 2016
How to use Turnitin
With assignment season heating up, it’s important to familiarise yourself with University policies. The University uses Turnitin for the submission of most text-based written assignments. If you use quotations and referencing styles correctly, you should have no problems. Use the Library’s Referencing guides, and find out how to submit an assignment using Turnitin.

Check your unit of study outline to make sure you are submitting your assignment correctly, and using the right referencing style. Don’t forget, if you are a commencing student, you need to complete the Academic Honesty Education Module.
Learning goes online with Sydney Uni’s first MOOC
The University of Sydney’s first ever MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) launches this month. The course, titled ‘The Place of Music in 21st Century Education,’ urges music educators to think about how they can use technology to motivate their students. This is the first of seven MOOCs from the University of Sydney. Find out more.
James Watson coming to Sydney Uni
James D Watson, Nobel Prize winner best known for his discovery of the double helix, is speaking at the University on 29 March. He’ll be delving into the process of his game-changing discovery and its continued impact. Register your free seat now.
Sydney psychologists swipe for science
Good news! Your lack of Tinder success has nothing to do with you, it’s all about the people around you! As reported by Pedestrian TV, a recent study by the University of Sydney’s School of Psychology involving student participants has found that users of Tinder and other dating apps are more likely to find you attractive if they found the preceding face attractive. Read the full story here.
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Opal is your ticket around Sydney
Make sure to apply for your Opal Concession Card if you are a full-time domestic student using public transport. This card gives you fares at half the price of an Adult Opal Card, so it’s worth getting it sooner rather than later. If you have any problems applying, check with the Student Centre to make sure you’re eligible.

Student start-up program. NCUBATE is holding its Demo Day tonight at 6pm. Come along to see aspiring Sydney student entrepreneurs pitch their innovative ideas. Get yout tickets here.
  • Travel to Southeast Asia in the winter break on a New Colombo Plan-funded field school. While you’re waiting to jet off, check out some spectacular photos taken by students on a recent field trip to Java. Find out more about overseas study opportunities at the Sydney Abroad Fair on 4 April, or browse the website.

  • Applications are now open for the United States Study Centre’s exchange programs at UCLA in California and at Fudan University in China. Earn up to 12 credit points toward your degree by spending the winter break studying overseas. Applications close at midnight on 31 March.
  • Are you enrolled in an Honours project related to Southeast Asia? The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre is holding its annual Honours Bootcamp from 29 June to 1 July. Applications close on 24 April.
Get involved
  • Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness has launched its new online pass tool. Now you can purchase an SUSF membership online in minutes

  • The Careers Centre is hosting six employer information sessions this month. Find out what employers are looking for and which companies suit you, and register for the sessions now.

  • Become a peer educator with SALSA (Students As Lifestyle Activists). If you’re interested in education, health, or just lending a hand, register now
  • The Semester 1 HECS census date is Thursday 31 March. THis is the deadline for when all enrolment requirements need to be finalised. It is also the last date you can withdraw from a unit of study without financial or academic penalty. Find out more

  • The University of Sydney is an accredited Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace. If you or someone you know is a breastfeeding mother, be sure to check out the support and access to facilities.

  • Spotted a hazard on campus? Help us to keep campus safe and contact Campus Assist on 1300 CAMPUS (1300 226 787) if you see a hazard or issue on our campus grounds. Visit the website for more information.
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22 March INCUBATE Demo Day Summer 2016: class 7
22 March Reading Australian literature with Tegan Bennett: Daylight on Helen Garner’s Cosmo Cosmolino
29 March James D. Watson on discovering the double helix
30 March A Low Carbon future: Unlocking Australia's renewable energy potential
31 March Elsewhere Arts presents: Reading Room popup exhibition
6 April MUSE presents: Legally Blonde
12-14 April Pride Week
18 April Evidence synthesis project node inaugural meeting presented by the Charles Perkins Centre
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