Student News
22 August 2016
Latest rankings list us among world’s best
Ever had a lecturer you thought was world-class? It’s been confirmed – thanks to our outstanding researchers and academics, we’ve cemented our place as one of the best universities in the world. It was announced last week that we were ranked 82nd in the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
Camperdown to Kakadu – service learning in remote communities
Students can now work closely with Aboriginal communities as part of their studies. The University has negotiated new service learning hubs in Kakadu, far west New South Wales and the Tiwi Islands. The first group of students has already headed off to Kakadu to work collaboratively with the Mirarr people.
Rio all about it!
The curtain has descended on Rio after a memorable fortnight of Olympic competition. And there for it all were 30 athletes doing the uni proud by winning medals of every colour (enough to put Sydney Uni 45th in the tally), and enjoying the experience of a lifetime. Congrats to all of our athletes and we wish them a safe return.
Engineers collaborate with the world’s student leaders in New York
A group of engineering students has just returned from New York, where they attended the Youth Assembly at the United Nations headquarters. They worked with student leaders from around the world to address sustainability and diversity in leadership.

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Let the Revues begin
Hit the lights! The University of Sydney Union’s faculty Revues continue this month with student performances that aren’t afraid to bare all. You’ll want to see these performers before they hit the big time.
How to get away with Murderball
Think rugby players are tough? Add wheelchairs and a touch of basketball and ice hockey into the mix and you have ‘murderball’, a game as intense as it sounds. Check out a live match with some of the country’s top players on 8 September at Cumberland Campus, as part of Disability Inclusion Week.
Get involved
  • This Saturday, we’re opening our gates to thousands of high school students for Open Day. Bring along your family and friends, or get involved yourself by joining our Instameet. You’ll learn insider tips and explore the campus’s hidden secrets with some of our biggest student Instagram stars.

  • Does your résumé need rescuing? Want to hone your interview skills? Take advantage of CareersHub workshops this semester.

  • Snapchatters: want the honour of designing our first official geofilter? Get in quick – submit your design by Tuesday 23 August at 5pm for your chance to win one of six $100 Co-op bookshop vouchers.

  • Shoo taboo at the University of Sydney Union’s Radical Sex and Consent Week from 30 August to 1 September. There’ll be talks, workshops, panels, screenings and other activities that are all about making sex safer, more respectful and more fun for ourselves and others.

  • A quick congratulations to arts/law student Serena May, on receiving the Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Prize at the 2016 Southern Writers and Southern Writing Graduate Conference. Great work!
  • Head down to the Hearth to check out our architecture, design and planning students’ creations in the Noel Chettle Memorial Art Prize Exhibition. Open until 31 August.
  • Make sure you make any required changes to your enrolment before the census date on 31 August. More info
CareerHub job of the week
Westpac is offering a corporate and institutional banking internship for students with disability. Find out more and apply by 22 August.
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24 August Sydney Ideas – East West Street: a personal history of the origins of genocide and crimes against humanity
25 August Sydney Ideas – Stolen lives: returning identities to Pompeian victims of the AD 79 eruption
27 August Open Day
30 August – 1 September Radical Sex and Consent Week
30 August Sydney Ideas – The Holocaust: the known, the unknown, the disputed and the re-examined
31 August Census date
31 August Sydney Ideas – The Australian mosque: locality, gender and spirituality
5 – 9 September Disability Inclusion Week
12 – 16 September Honours Week

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