Student News
12 September 2016
Paralympics to PhD – this student does it all
Sarah Stewart has brought home medals from three Paralympics, all while pursuing a PhD in philosophy. She sat down with us for Disability Inclusion Week to talk us through her unfathomable flair for time management and what it’s like navigating campus in a wheelchair.   

Best of luck to our six Paralympians who are going for gold in Rio!
It's Honours Week
Thinking about honours? This week is your chance to find out more. At Honours Week you can attend information sessions, talk with an honours coordinator, discover the types of projects available and learn how to apply for your honours year. Register now.
Is anyone out there?
Do aliens exist? PhD student Seamus Thomson is helping NASA to find out. Seamus is using biomedical research to look for extraterrestrial life on one of Saturn’s moons, Enceladus. He initially completed a 10-week internship and has now been asked to stay on at NASA for another year.
Score a bargain at the Book Fair
From Austen to Zusak, you’re bound to find something to pique your interest at this week’s Book Fair. Head to the Great Hall from 10 to 14 September to browse thousands of fiction, poetry, art, travel, literature, rare books and academic texts. The money raised will support scholarships, maintenance of historic buildings and other vital projects at the University of Sydney.
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Make your voice heard
Don’t forget to vote for your undergraduate and postgraduate representatives in the Senate election - the electronic ballot is open until 22 September. Head to Manning Bar on 15 September to hear the candidates’ platforms at Honi Soapbox: Senate Elections.

(Remember that as part of the online voting process, it is a breach of the University’s IT Security Policy to reveal their user-level id and password to any other person).
World Cinema Series comes to campus
Grab the popcorn and dim the lights – this month we’re transforming lecture theatres into cinemas. Our World Cinema Series will whisk you worlds away with foreign language tales of war, forbidden love, assassins and family ties. Check out the full program and register for your free tickets.
How can we improve the Library?
Let us know what you think of the Library’s services by completing our survey. You’ll enter the draw to win a $500 or $50 prepaid visa card.
Get involved
  • We're all wondering how the outcome of the US election will affect the international community. Don’t miss a talk with US Ambassador John Berry as he reflects on his experience and discusses the future of Australia’s relationship with the United States. Register now for the free event on 12 September.

  • Craving pizza? Each week for nine weeks, the University of Sydney Union is treating an ACCESS member to five free pizzas at Courtyard. Check their Facebook page every Monday for details.

  • Join us for Chinese mooncakes, tea tasting and a discussion with four Chinese expatriate artists to celebrate Confucius Day and Moon Festival on 22 September. Register now.

  • For a limited time, Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness is offering up to three free months on a 12-month gym memberships. Find out more.

  • Earlier this year, 15 of our Master of Architecture students headed to Italy for the Venice Architecture Biennale. Check out their story.
  • Join a global community of veterinary professionals. Applications for the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine close this Thursday 15 September.

  • Want to learn Chinese but worry that it’s too difficult? Attend a free lunchtime trial class on 22 September, for people with little or no previous experience. Register now.

  • Join mathematics students from across the country at the Australian Mathematical  Summer School, which will be taking place on campus in January next year. Find out more.
  • UniKey password changes will be unavailable from 16 to 17 September due to essential ICT maintenance. 
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12 September Sydney Ideas – Doctrinal and political roots of the Islamic State
12 – 16 September Honours Week
13 September World Cinema Series – The Spanish Apartment (French)
13 September Sydney Ideas – Reading Australian literature with Emily Bitto
15 September World Cinema Series – The Ghost in the Shell (Japanese)
15 September Sydney Ideas – Forest countercultures of upland Laos: lessons for sustainability
20 September World Cinema Series – Shiri (Korean)
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