Student News
10 October 2016
Paving positive vibes
With exams on the horizon, we’ll use any excuse to de-stress on those sunny Law Lawns. Pull up a beanbag, grab some free popcorn and relax as we Pave the Way on 11 October. We’re aiming to raise funds for the areas in greatest need, from beating cancer to giving refugees a start. See how two generous parents got the ball rolling, creating cross- cultural opportunities on campus.
5 reasons postgrad study is worth it
In a world of innovation where our work landscape is constantly changing, we need to be able to adapt. Find out five advantages our master’s students gained by completing postgraduate studies, from building cross-cultural networks to gaining industry relevance. Join us in the Quad on Wednesday 12 October from 3 to 6.30pm to learn more about postgraduate study.
Academics share intoxicating ideas
Missed out on a spot at Raising the Bar? With a second round of tickets being released today, we tracked down four event speakers to give the low-down on their talks (and what they’ll be drinking on the night). From sexting and insider trading to LGBTIQ victories and sudden cardiac deaths they promise to compel with refreshing ideas.
Share your thoughts on Summer School to win a $500 voucher
We’ve got two $500 Co-Op vouchers looking for a good home. All we’re asking is for undergraduate students to complete a quick survey about our Summer/Winter School and one of them could be yours! That’s your textbooks sorted for the year.

Don’t forget, applications are now open so if you’re looking to avoid heatstroke and lighten your 2017 course load, enrol now.
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Verging on genius
Celebrate student creativity this week at the University of Sydney Union’s annual Verge Festival. Get your nail art on or take part in a dance class. Plus, drop into the Verge Gallery throughout the week for a showcase of student art.
Which disciplines took the top University rankings?
Our health, arts and humanities disciplines have been rated some of the world’s best, featuring in the top 50 Times Higher Education University rankings by subject.
Top of the crops
So you think you know cereal? Third-year Bachelor of Science in Agriculture students Nellie Evans and Brett Bushell took out first and second places at the 2016 Australian University Crops Competition. Nellie’s knowledge of the Australian grains industry helped her beat students from nine universities worldwide to take out the title.
East meets west
Congrats to our Sydney Uni athletes who finished second overall at the Australian University Games. Competing in Perth, our team brought home eight gold medals, seven silver and 11 bronze to finish behind hosts, the University of Western Australia.
Get involved
  • Be the first to hear from our next generation of entrepreneurs as they pitch their ideas at INCUBATE Demo Day on 18 October.

  • Don’t miss out on your chance to win $10,000 in grant funding! Innovation Week Student Challenge applications close at midnight on Wednesday 12 October.

  • Celebrate our talented opera singers at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s performance of Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte on 11, 13 and 15 October.

  • Enjoy the sunshine and some fresh air on Wednesday 12 October for Ride2Uni Day. 
  • Join us for a free open air screening of Contagion on 12 October, brought to you by the new Master of Complex Systems. Register now.
And in research news...
  • Vote now for the George Institute’s Professor Clara Chow. Her SMS-delivered treatment plan has been nominated as a finalist in the Google Impact Challenge. Help her secure funding to prevent chronic diseases as she battles it out with other not for profits such as World Vision. 

  • Feel like your tank of petrol never goes far? We’re now one step closer to travelling to Mars and back without needing to refuel, thanks to research developed in our labs.
Careers Centre job of the week
The Department of Defence offers an exciting variety of civilian (public service) graduate, cadetship, internship and work experience opportunities. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Applications close on 30 June 2017.
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10 October Safe Schools NSW: lecture and Q&A
10 October Sydney Ideas – Can mindfulness save the world?
10 October Sydney Ideas – The rise of the populists
10 October Sydney Ideas – Primo Levi reads Dante. The role of literature in our world
11 October Verge Awards
11 October Sydney Ideas Westmead – Ending obesity
11 October Sydney Ideas – Reading Australian literature with Debra Adelaide
12 October Postgraduate Information Evening
12 October Ride2Uni Day
12 October Sydney Ideas health forum – Childhood infectious diseases: protecting kids from the cradle to the mosh pit
12 October Free screening of Contagion
13 October Sydney Ideas and the Power Institute – Shoreline landscapes and the edges of empire
13 October Sydney Ideas – Hong Kong and mainland China: contested realities, future visions
13 October University of Sydney Union ‘Get Warped’ Hermes launch
17 October Sydney Ideas Food and Sydney – Generations, gender and eating
17 October Sydney Ideas – How to get it right the first time
18 October Raise the Bar 2016

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