Student News
18 April 2016
 
Dancing our way to the top
We thought our Mardi Gras float dancers were pretty fantastic, but now it's official – congratulations to those on our Mardi Gras float, who won Best Parade Choreography!

If you’d like to join the Ally Network, and support our LGBTIQ students and staff, register for Ally Network Training on Wednesday 4 May, 9am-1pm. 

What you need to know about simple extensions
Unsure about extensions for submission of work? The Academic Board has published a list of FAQs which cover recent amendments to the policy. You now need to email your unit coordinator to apply for an extension of up to two business days. If your application is unsuccessful, you might still be eligible for special consideration.
Student athletes set sights on Rio
There are just over 100 days until the Olympics! SAM, our alumni magazine, recently interviewed five Olympic hopefuls, who are balancing their dreams with their studies. You might already know Michelle Jenneke (pictured). Get to know the other athletes in the article (or in your classes). 

Anzac Day commemorations
More than 200 white crosses will be placed in the Quadrangle this week to remember the members of the University community who lost their lives in the First World War. If you wish to pay your respects, take a moment to visit the crosses in the Quad, or attend the dawn service on Anzac Day at 5.15am. To learn more about our involvement in the Great War, visit the Beyond 1914 archive.



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STUDENT LIFE
Let's talk nanoscience
Celebrate the launch of the Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology with a talk by Professor Joanna Aizenberg from Harvard University. You’ll be able to check out our brand new Nanoscience Hub while you’re there.
Intern at Sydney Writers Festival
Sydney Writers Festival returns from 16 to 22 May. If you’d like to rub shoulders with the world’s leading literary legends, why not apply to be an intern at the Media Hub. Applications close this week.
Study in the US with a Fulbright Scholarship
If you’re interested in studying in the United States at postgraduate level or above, it’s worth looking into Fulbright Scholarships. Learn more by coming along to one of the information sessions we are hosting on 10 May. Fulbright Distinguished Chair, Professor Carol Weissert will also be on campus on 10 May to shed some light on ‘What the heck is going on in the US presidential election’. 

Study
  • Applications for the Wingara Mura Leadership Program are now open. The program is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are enrolled in, eligible to commence, or have recently completed a PhD. The program offers a pathway towards meaningful employment at the University. Applications for the academic staff stream close at 11.30pm on 24 April.
Get involved
  • Find out how you can support and learn about LGBTIQ diversity and inclusion at our Ally Network Meeting on Tuesday 19 April, at 12-1pm in the Medical Graduates Room of the Anderson Stuart Building. Email louise.bannerman@sydney.edu.au for details.
  • The Australian Red Cross Mobile Blood Service will be setting up on Eastern Avenue from 18 to 22 April. Every contribution counts. One in three Australians will need blood, but only 1 in 30 donates. Make an appointment online or by calling 13 14 95
  • If you haven’t yet, please take the quick, online survey about the student Code of Conduct. We’re looking forward to hearing your thoughts.
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EVENTS

19 April Ally Network Meeting
19 April Sydney Ideas – Slippery Surfaces
20 April International Day
21 April Sydney Ideas – The Center Cannot Hold: rethinking the 1960s in America and beyond
26 April Sydney Ideas – Human Rights in Uganda Today
26 April Sydney Ideas – What is a teacher in the 21st century and what does a 21st century teacher need to know?
30 April Psyfari Launch
4 May Ally Network Training

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