Student News
8 August 2016
 
Around the world in three days
What do sushi, African drumming, bush tucker, teas of the world and karaoke have in common? You’ll find them all on campus this week for the International Festival. Join in our celebration of the diverse nationalities and ethnic groups represented on campus, from 9 to 11 August.
Challenging the status quo on the Himalayan plateau
Meet Danma, the postgraduate student determined to turn her education to the benefit of the women of her home village high in the Himalayas. Danna’s yak-milk based, soap-making social enterprise is empowering women to venture beyond the traditional role of housewife.
Stellar work by PhD student
PhD candidate Joseph Callingham has travelled through time and space to gaze millions of years into the past. Joseph is part of a team of astronomers who used low-frequency radio observations to research the life and death of a supernova that collapsed 29 years ago.
Sydney Uni Quidditch champs are world beaters
Move over Victor Krum. The captains of the University of Sydney Quidditch team, Luke Derrick and Natalie Astalosh, have swooped in to claim the title of Quidditch world champions as beaters on the Australian team.
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STUDENT LIFE
Sydney Uni: the place to GO
Keen Pokémon GO trainers flooded the campus last week, after the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences put up a bunch of lures around campus. Check out all the pics.
New service for International students
New to Australia? StudyNSW and Service NSW have launched the NSW International Student Support Service for all international students studying in New South Wales. Find out more about working, living and studying here on the new website.  

HSU student scholarships
Do you have an idea for a project to promote the health and wellbeing of students? Healthy Sydney University is offering six $2500 scholarships for 2017.
Get involved
Study
  • How can we use data to solve the pedestrian safety problem in NSW? Take part in SydneyHack, a 48-hour hackathon from 9 – 11 September, for your chance to win $5000 and a paid internship at the Data Analytics Centre.

  • Interested in the humanitarian engineering field trip to India? Make sure you apply by 12 August.
Notices
  • Are you an international student seeking financial support? Interest-free loan amounts have been increased to $2000, to assist with essential study and living expenses. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

  • Find out more about the new developments taking place on campus near the City Road entrance.

  • Don't forget, 31 August is the Semester 2 census date, which means it’s the last date you can withdraw from a subject without failing. Contact us for more information.
Careers Centre job of the week
BHP Billiton are offering multiple 12-week paid internships working on real business problems and projects. Opportunities are available in a variety of disciplines. Applications close on 12 August 2016.

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EVENTS & TALKS
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
9 – 11 August International Festival 
10 August Sydney Ideas – Storyology 2016
11 August Sydney Ideas – The poverty of elections
12 August Applications close for Semester 1, 2017 exchange
15 August Sydney Ideas – Grandmothers and human evolution
16 August Sydney Ideas, Westmead – Diabetes, heart disease, obesity: a looming healthcare crisis
27 August Open Day
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