Student News
1 August 2016
Wishing luck to our athletes in Rio
Get behind our athletes when the Rio Olympics kick off this Friday. Sydney Uni has 31 Olympians going for gold, so join the rest of our community in wishing them the best of luck!
Last chance to study abroad in 2017
It’s August already? If you’re thinking of going on exchange in 2017 (and there are plenty of reasons you should), it’s time to get cracking – applications close on 12 August.

ACCESS goes mobile
Say goodbye to plastic and hello to digital-age ACCESS. Download the new USU ACCESS app and receive the latest offers, events and news direct. Get it now on iOS or Android for your chance to win a Lenovo Yoga 900 laptop.
Safety 101
Keep our campus a safe one this semester. Make sure you’re familiar with the University’s safety procedures and know what to do in any scenario.
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Humanitarian Engineering - new major in 2017
Are you interested in community development and humanitarian engineering? Join a two-week fieldwork trip to India this summer, with scholarships available and credit for some engineering degrees. Apply by 12 August.
Sydney Uni commits to Cultural Competence
The University has launched Cultural Competence at Sydney, an Australian-first initiative which promotes respect, inclusiveness and understanding at every level of the University. Staff training modules have been unveiled with future plans to be adapted for students.
Ready, set, thesis!
Are you a postgraduate research student? The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition is a great way to practise promoting your research in a succinct and engaging way. Apply now.
What makes an ideal student experience?
Check your student email to see if you’ve been selected to complete the Australian Government’s Student Experience Survey. Feedback from the survey will help improve higher education and you’ll go in the draw to win prizes, including a $1000 Visa gift card.
  • From semester-long exchanges to a professional placement in the Maldives, there’s a diverse range of international opportunities available for students in the Faculty of Education and Social Work. Attend an information session on 2 August.

  • Develop ways to reach your potential with CAPS’ coaching service. Derived from sports psychology, coaching assists you with personal development, goal-setting and motivation.
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2 August Faculty of Education and Social Work International Opportunities information evening
3 August United States Studies Centre Society film night
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
12 August Applications close for Semester 1 2017 exchange
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