Student News
16 May 2016
Indigenous Uni Games are coming up
Get your game face on and help our students compete at this year’s Indigenous Uni Games. This is a fantastic opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders students from around Australia to meet, compete, and celebrate our Indigenous culture. Show your support by contributing to the team’s crowdfunding effort.
USU decides
Before you get distracted by the latest federal election stunts, remember to vote in the USU election – polls are open from 17-18 May. It’s your union, so make sure the elected candidates represent your interests.
MECO students get political
Students studying the Master of Media Practice in our Department of Media and Communications are taking part in the UniPollWatch project. This is the biggest student journalism project in Australia, and aims to cover every lower house candidate in the country, as well as the key Senate candidates. The project will comprise interviews and articles, and aims to make politics more digestible for first-time voters. Find out more.
Fantastic beasts (and where to find them)
You’ve probably heard of the Nicholson and Macleay museums, but did you know about our Haswell Museum of Zoology? A dedicated team of students are working hard on Project Haswell, making their way through thousands of specimens to create a digital database. Their efforts will ensure that future generations of researchers and students can benefit from this fascinating collection.
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IDAHOT turns up the heat
The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) is tomorrow, 17 May. Get involved by coming along to a lunchtime panel discussion and a free screening of Gayby Baby hosted by our Ally Network.
TSP takes on Westmead
Science students in the Talented Student Program (TSP) visited Westmead Hospital last week to explore research opportunities available there. Find out more about their visit.
  • CAPS (Counselling and Psychological Services) are hosting a workshop on how to manage exam anxiety. If this sounds useful for you, come along on 1 June from 1-2pm.
Get involved
  • Don’t forget that TEDx is on next week! Check out our satellite event, where we’ll be live streaming and handing out free coffee on the Law Lawns on Wednesday 25 May.
  • The Australian Lebanese Foundation are hosting a free lecture by Mr Raymond Nader on 30 May, titled ‘The Clash of Civilisations in the Middle East and Europe’.
  • From today, all printing services in libraries and IT spaces will default to SydPay. Activate SydPay now, so you’re prepared for exam season.

  • Your Semester 1 Student Services and Amenities fee (SSAF) statement is now available to view through Sydney Student. Go to ‘My finance’, ‘Your finances’, then ‘View financial statements’. Find out more about the SSAF.
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16 May Identity Revues Launch 
17 May Sydney Ideas – Defending the Aussie Mozzie
17 May Using evidence to advance obesity policy
17 May USU Voting Day at SCA, Conservatorium and Mallet St campuses
18 May USU Voting Day 
18 May Postgraduate Information Evening
18 May Sydney Ideas Small Change Series – Plastic Water
19 May Sydney Ideas Analytic Activism
19 May Sydney Ideas – In Conversation with Julian Baggini 
23 May Sydney Ideas – Archaeology and Heritage in the Tropical Pacific
23 May Sydney Ideas – Agricultural land grabs: what are their impacts Australia and globally?
23 May Sydney Ideas – Professor Costas Douzinas 
24 May Sydney Ideas – A Model of Confusion 
25 May TEDx Satellite

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