Student News
19 September 2016
 
Respect.Now.Always.
The University is taking part in the national Respect.Now.Always survey to help address and prevent sexual assault and harassment on campuses nationwide. A random sample of students will receive an email today inviting them to anonymously complete the survey. If you receive the invitation, please take the time to complete it. We need as many students as possible to give feedback so we can identify the best ways to address this critical issue. Find out more.
Preventing pedestrian deaths with an app
Phone apps often cause of pedestrian accidents, but the winners of last week’s Sydney Hackathon are out to prove apps can actually improve pedestrian safety. Education student Eleanor Rogers and IT student Patrick Eades teamed up with two UTS students to develop a ingenious solution that uses smartphone data to track and predict risks in real time. Find out more.
10 things you might not know about China
From Confucius and Mao to If You Are the One,China has fascinated Sydney Ideas audiences over the past decade. Listen to some of the highlights and discover 10 things you might not know about China. Next up: a Sydney Ideas talk on Wednesday 21 September at which our experts will discuss China’s unique past, present and future.
Surprise visit from The Jezabels
Indie darlings, the Jezabels, paid us a surprise visit last week, returning to where it all began with a secret show at Manning Bar. The Aria-winning four-piece played their first gig at Manning Bar’s Band Comp when they were studying here in 2007. We asked them what it was like to come back.
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STUDENT LIFE
How would you innovate health?
Do you have an idea for a health-related project or startup? Take part in the Innovation Week Student Challenge for your chance to win seed funding, a cash prize or an internship placement. Register your interest and come along to our information session on Wednesday 21 September.
Congrats to our Paralympians!
Our athletes continue to make their mark in Rio, with Angie Ballard adding two bronze medals to her Paralympics medal tally. She’s joined in the Australian team by five other University of Sydney Paralympians, who have each been lighting it up in Rio. Way to go!
Trump vs. Clinton: reflections on the presidential debate
It doesn’t get more hype than when Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump finally go head-to-head in the first presidential debate. Join the US Studies Centre on Wednesday 28 September after the dust settles for our expert debrief on the first official showdown.
Get involved
  • Complete the Library feedback survey by 25 September for your chance to win a $1000 or a $50 prepaid visa card.

  • Join the USU and Sydney University Shades to celebrate our diverse community at the Glitter Gala on 30 September. 
  • Could slime save Sydney? Hear from Dr Tanya Latty on Wednesday 21 September as she discusses how ants, bees and slime moulds are helping us build better cities.

  • Find out how you can get involved in INCUBATE, Bright Ideas and Genesis at Entrepreneur’s Meetup on Wednesday 21 September. Register now. 
Study
  • About to graduate? Look your scholarly best and hire your academic dress from the Sydney Store from just $79. 

  • Student channel USYD Update and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences have put together a video guide full of tips and resources to help you balance your workload and succeed in your studies.

  • The closing data for Round 1 2017 Australian Postgraduate Awards and University of Sydney Postgraduate Awards (APA/UPA scholarships) has been extended from 30 September to 9 am 17 October 2017.  Apply now.
Notices
  • If you need somewhere to stay over summer, check out International House. It has on-campus rooms available starting at $60 per night for students over the summer break.  
Careers Centre job of the week
Consumer advocacy group CHOICE are seeking a part-time Consumer Rights Advisor. The 12-month contract would suit a penultimate or final-year law student. Apply by Friday 23 September.
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EVENTS & TALKS

20 September World Cinema Series – Shiri (Korean)  
20 September INCUBATE Class nine info session
21 September Sydney Ideas and China Studies Centre – Understanding China today and tomorrow
22 September Charles Perkins Centre early and mid-career symposium
22 September World Cinema Series – Cuento Chino (Spanish)
23 September Sydney Ideas – Pluto: the pugnacious planet
23 September Echoes from the Garden Palace
26 September Sydney Ideas – Professor Annalise Acorn, Professor of Law, the University of Alberta
29 September Postgraduate business information session
10 October Master of US Studies information session/ public lecture
12 October Postgraduate information evening
13 October Sydney Conservatorium of Music postgraduate information evening

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