Student News
30 May 2016
 
Students share their study secrets
Exams are just a couple of weeks away so we hit the streets of Sydney Uni to find out some of your study secrets, from exam rituals to go-to study snacks.

Celebrate National Reconciliation Week
This year is the 25th anniversary of National Reconciliation Week and to mark the occasion we're hosting a range of events that are open to our community and the general public from 27 May – 3 June. Find out the many ways you can get involved.
Don’t fall foul of accidental plagiarism
With assignments coming thick and fast, it’s worth taking time to ensure you don’t undo all your hard work by taking shortcuts or committing unintentional transgressions of academic honesty standards. To help you hand in your assignments with confidence, try taking a workshop on quoting, summarising and paraphrasing through the Learning Centre.  The library is also stacked with resources to help you with referencing and general assignments.

Don’t forget to take the Academic Honesty Education Module in Blackboard, which will familiarise you with using Turnitin and sharpen your academic skills so the work you produce is the best it can be. Find out more about educational integrity at Sydney Uni via Sydney eLearning.
11 things you always wanted to know about Nanoscience
Did you miss Associate Professor Michael Biercuk’s talk at TEDxSydney last week? No worries! Recently he joined fellow leading nanoscience experts Professor David Reilly and Professor Benjamin Eggleton to answer hundreds of questions on Reddit’s askscience thread about their work at the $150 million Sydney Nanoscience Hub. We’ve shrunk it down to the top 11 facts to help you wrap your head around this mind-bending emerging field that is transforming the world.
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STUDENT LIFE
New scholarships for Indigenous leaders
Congratulations to Architecture, Design and Planning students Nicholas Winmar and Liam Coe, who have been awarded the faculty's very first Indigenous Leadership Scholarships. The new program includes a three-year fully funded undergraduate degree, a dedicated mentoring program and structured work placement within Campus Infrastructure Services.
#espressoyourself
We asked you to ‪#‎espressoyourself at our coffee bars for TEDxSydney and our on-campus satellite event. Here are some of our favourite cups from the day – see if you can find yours! Check them all out by searching #espressoyourself on Twitter and Instagram.
Final word from the Sydney Writers’ Festival
The Writers’ Festival may have ended but with so much literary action over four jam-packed days, our Media Hub students are still telling the stories! Hear their final wrap and find out how you can get involved next time.
Study
Get involved
  • Sydney Uni Sports & Fitness is offering a two-week trial of its premium gym pass for $20. Take advantage of this offer by visiting the Sydney Uni Sports and Aquatic Centre or the Arena Gym.
  • All postgraduate students are invited to the Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association’s (SUPRA) AGM 5.30pm tomorrow (31 May) at the Footbridge Lecture Theatre. Please arrive at 5.30pm to sign in for a 6pm start. You can check out the agenda here.
  • The USU’s Identity Revues season continues on into June – grab your tickets now to see the Wom*n’s and Queer Revues at the Seymour Centre.
  • Join Jenny Neighbour, Documentary Programmer at the Sydney Film Festival, for a special on-campus event including a taster of some of the documentaries which will be shown at the festival. Monday 30 May, 1-2pm. Free for all students.
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EVENTS

27 May – 3 June Reconciliation Week
30 May Sydney Ideas – Is too much testing and treatment making us sick?
31 May  Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association’s Annual General Meeting
1 June Sydney Ideas – A garden for empire and nation: history and memory at the Qing Imperial Mountain Estate
1 June Sydney Ideas Health Forum – Neuroplasticity: the science behind rewiring the brain 
1 June  Cultural competence workshops
2 June End of semester party
3 June Sydney Ideas and Vivid Ideas – Do Good, Be Good Keynote
3 June Leadership and innovation: a view from the top
4 June Carnival of the Bold
4 June Dušan Marek

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