Student News
25 July 2016
 
Welcome to Semester 2
Welcome back! It’s time to rise from the winter hibernation and get back into the swing of things for Semester 2. Don’t miss any of today’s ODay action on Eastern Avenue, and the official teaser trailer for Semester II: the sequel. Are you ready?
What students got up to in the break
From meat-judging to rocket-launching, our students always find creative and impressive ways to spend the winter break. Check out what some of your peers got up to.

Connect with employers on campus
Dozens of major employers will turn out this Thursday 28 July for the Careers Centre’s 2016 Internship and Vacation Work Fair at the Great Hall from midday to 3pm. Find out how to prepare and make the most of the fair.
Research opportunities at Westmead
Discover a wealth of research opportunities in science, health or medicine at Westmead Research Hub’s Student Open Day next Thursday 4 August. Register now to meet supervisors, learn about scholarships, tour the campus, and enjoy afternoon tea, BBQ and drinks with the Westmead Student Research Society.

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STUDENT LIFE
New podcast series
We’ve launched our own podcast series ‘Open for Discussion’ hosted by Dr Chris Neff. The launch episode is about something very dear to us all: sleep! Listen in on iTunes and Soundcloud.
Meet and Move
Get active with Meet and Move, the new app created by a Sydney Uni researcher that combines exercise with making friends on campus. Download it now for free and join the photo competition.
What’s the Big Idea?
The University of Sydney Business School has teamed up with The Big Issue in a unique inter-university social enterprise competition. Put your hand up to join a Sydney Uni team to compete against teams from 11 other universities.
New to Sydney?
Looking to discover more about Sydney and connect with the local community? Who better to turn to than our amazing alumni community, and the Welcome to Sydney program? It’s a great way to meet people and enjoy an authentic Sydney experience.
Get involved
  • Attention Pokémon trainers. Stock up on those pokeballs, because you might need a few of them on Thursday 28 July between 12 and 2pm at the Camperdown campus…

  • Bring your ideas to life with Sydney Genesis, the University’s cross-faculty start-up program.

  • Fit some sport and exercise into your timetable with a four month Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness Gym Pass, valid until your last exam.

  • Watch our talented students battle it out at the University of Sydney Union’s band comp, every Thursday at 7pm from 28 July – 18 August at Manning Bar.

  • Nominations for undergraduate and postgraduate Fellows of Senate open on 27 July 2016 and close at 12pm on 10 August 2016. Download a nomination form from the Senate elections website. 

  • Missed out on today’s ODay? There’s still time to join clubs and societies. Get your Semester 2 ACCESS card for $45.
Study
  • Enhance your undergraduate or postgraduate degree through an elective with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. You can change your units of study up until 5 August – just make sure you check your host faculty’s requirement before taking another faculty’s electives.

  • Is anyone doing critical social work? Register now for a masterclass in social justice and social work on 10 August from 6pm. Led by Professor Donna Baines.
Notices
  • Keep our campus a safe one this semester. Make sure you’re familiar with the University’s safety procedures and know what to do if something happens.

  • Reminder: transport concessions will no longer be available on paper tickets from 1 August. Make sure you’re Opal-ready now.

  • Keep an eye on your inbox – some of you may be selected to participate in the Australian Government’s Student Experience Survey and will receive an email invitation next week.

  • From today, the Fisher and Law libraries will be open 24/7.

  • World renowned Gehl Architects together with Campus Infrastructure & Services are looking for 25 students to help survey the campus from 10 to 13 August. Email Meaghan Greer to find out more.
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EVENTS & TALKS
25 July ODay and 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
1 August Sydney Ideas – Food insecurity: putting good food back on the table
3 August Sydney Ideas – ABR fellowship: Satan repentant
3 August Sydney Ideas – Parenting with disabilities
3 August The Hustle – Startup Q&A with INCUBATE alumni
4 August Westmead Research Hub Open Day
4 August Sydney Ideas – Re-imagining public service
8 August Sydney Ideas and Festival of Urbanism: Is Sydney losing its edge?
9 August Sydney Ideas – Teachers’ work and lives: understanding complexity, building quality
9 August Sydney Ideas – Educating and enabling girls: the most powerful force for change on the planet
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