Student News
18 July 2016
 
Nine reasons to look forward to Semester 2
Semester 2 is just a week away! We hope you enjoy the last week of holidays before ODay kicks off the second half of the year on 25 July. It’s always tough to return from a break – but we’ve got nine reasons to look forward to returning to campus.
How would you turn Sydney into an urban utopia?
Are you a first or second-year undergraduate student with a big vision for Sydney? Then the Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship is for you. It honours the work of John Bradfield by encouraging academic excellence and creativity in undergraduate studies related to urbanism. Applications close on 29 July 2016.
Fynn for the win
Master of Interaction and Electronic Arts student Stephanie Fynn has reached the semi-finals of The Australian Women's Weekly 'Women of the Future' scholarship. She’s been working on developing sensory worlds for people with disabilities via interactive projections. Cast your vote now!
Internships and Vacation Work Fair
Open to all students, the Internship and Vacation Work Fair brings employers from a number of industries to the Great Hall from 12–3pm on Thursday 28 July.  Download the free Sydney Uni Careers Fair Plus App to research the employers you want to target on the day and plan your visit on the floor plan.
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STUDENT LIFE
ODay is coming
Head down to Eastern Avenue on 25 July to check out clubs and societies at ODay. Stick around for the free sausage sizzle and lunchtime DJs.
Coffee with our new Postgraduate Senate Fellow
We sat down for a coffee with Joshua Preece, a first-year Doctor of Medicine student and the new Postgraduate Fellow of the Senate.
Study overseas in 2017
Itching to head overseas? Applications for exchange in Semester 1, 2017 close on 12 August. Start exploring your options.
Get involved
  • Is democracy ‘in crisis?’ Tell us your view in an essay to win the prestigious Wentworth Medal Scholarship worth $10,000 by 5 August.

  • Join ABC News 24’s Planet America and the United States Study Centre  for live coverage of the Democratic and Republican Conventions over the next couple of weeks.
Study
  • We asked our experts how you can best set goals and manage your time in Semester Two. Check out their advice.

  • Are you a postgraduate research student? Register now for the Three Minute Thesis competition.
Notices
  • The library website has been given a facelift to make it quicker and easier to find what you need. Have a look!
  • Reminder: Monitor printers/copiers in the libraries on the Camperdown and Darlington campuses have been decommissioned as we continue the switch to SydPay. Find out more.
     
  • Need to change your Unikey password? You can now reset your password online. Simply click ‘I forgot my password’ on any UniKey login screen. 

  • Paper tickets for public transport will not be available from 1 August. Domestic students should apply for a Concession Opal card as soon as possible. International students can find out more at Transport NSW.
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EVENTS & TALKS

19 July Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Academic Advice Day
19 July Sydney Ideas – The Great War and today’s world
21 July Welcome to Sydney party
25 July ODay and the first day of lectures 
27 July Sydney Ideas – Tax havens: what can be done? Evidence from a century of history  
28 July Internship and Vacation Work Fair
 

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