Student News
4 April 2016
 
Overseas opportunities abound at Sydney Abroad Fair
Don’t miss today’s Sydney Abroad Fair on Eastern Avenue  where you can browse hundreds of overseas opportunities. Studying abroad is more than a great chance to travel – it can demonstrate to future employers that you’re willing to take chances, build international networks and adapt to new circumstances. Plus, it’s easy to apply.
Strategic Plan 2016-20
Under the strategic plan released last week, the University will triple research funding, invest in the student experience and create a culture of excellence where students and staff can flourish. Building on our strong performance in the 2016 QS Subject Rankings, the strategy aims to position the University as the best in Australia and a leading institution globally. Find out more about the strategic plan here.
Where do you start a start-up?
If you have a start-up idea, don’t wait until you graduate to put it into action – some of the world’s best ideas have come from university students. On 22 March, Incubate’s Demo Day showcased the start-up projects of some of our brightest student entrepreneurs. Here's how you can make your mark and get involved in one of our entrepreneurial programs.
Sydney Uni subjects score high in global rankings
The University has once again attained international recognition in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject: 32 of our subjects were ranked in the top 50 globally. Find out how we compared against other world class universities. 
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STUDENT LIFE
Rethinking the Code of Conduct
How can we make assessments fairer for all students? We’d love to know your thoughts on ways the University can improve academic honesty and our Student Code of Conduct.
Should we have sugary drinks on campus?
What do you think about the sale of sugary drinks on campus? Let us know and go into the draw to win a $50 Coles gift card. Make sure to check the Participant Information Statement first.
Abercrombie Terrace: Sydney Uni's newest eatery
Be sure to check out Abercrombie Terrace, the University of Sydney Union’s new café. Tucked away in the brand new Abercrombie Building, it offers a rotating menu of Southern American inspired dishes and salads.
Study
  • Do you have a hidden musical talent or passion? Want to explore your creativity? The Conservatorium Open Academy offers a range of short courses for adults, starting on 26 April.
  • It’s your last chance to apply for the United States Study Centre’s exchange programs at UCLA in California and at Fudan University in China. Applications close at midnight on 6 April, and there are still scholarships available for Fudan University, so apply now
Get involved
  • Want to make real change on campus and gain invaluable professional experience? If you've got an ACCESS membership, you’re eligible to run for USU Board. You’ll receive guidance along the way, and every candidate is eligible for a $500 election grant. Find out more and nominate yourself by 12 April. 
  • Verge Gallery will showcase two exhibitions this month: Likeness, featuring Laura Moore, and Awkward Objects, a group show featuring five artists. Opening night is 7 April, 6-8pm, all welcome.
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EVENTS
4 April  Sydney Ideas and the United States Studies Centre – The responsibility of philanthropy
4 April Sydney Abroad Fair
5 April Sydney Ideas – Aristotle 2400 years on
6 April Sydney Ideas – The silent tears project
7 April Sydney Ideas and the China Studies Centre – China’s grand strategy
11 April Sydney Ideas – Chinese conceptions of power and authority: new perspectives
18 April Charles Perkins Centre, Evidence synthesis project node inaugural meeting

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