Student News
7 November 2016
Your exam dos and don'ts
Summer holidays are right around the corner – you just need to make it through that little thing called exams first. So we hit up Eastern Avenue to ask students for dos and don’ts on exam day. Of course it was all “coffee”, “coffee”, “fried chicken” from our insiders.
Apply now for a 2017 scholarship
It’s not too late to apply for a 2017 scholarship. Whether you’re continuing in your current degree, starting honours, doing postgrad study or going on exchange, it’s worth checking out the scholarships we have on offer.
SCAN-dalous … Honi goes digital
Uncover gems about student life from way back when in the freshly digitised Honi Soit archives from 1929–1990. If you find any gold, make sure you share it with us.
Winner, winner, chicken dinners
There’s been no shortage of student competitions on campus lately, with scores of innovative and entrepreneurial masterminds battling it out for start-up glory. Read about the talented winners of the Student Innovation Challenge, Inventing the Future, Startup Catalyst and INCUBATE. Congratulations all round!
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AIME-ing high
Help the Australian and Indigenous Mentoring Education program (AIME) to expand internationally. Join AIME’s friends on the University’s front lawns along with former Chancellor and NSW Governor Dame Marie Bashir at 8am on 11 November to spread the word and raise money.
Chasing laughs
See Indonesia’s first female Muslim stand-up comedian and freedom of expression advocate Sakdiyah Ma'ruf as she pairs up with the Chaser’s Julian Morrow for a special Sydney Ideas event on 15 November. Watch the promo here.

Voice of reason
Congratulations to Arts student Paige Burton, who has been appointed the 2017 Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations. Paige will travel Australia listening to and collecting the thoughts of young Australians so their voice can be heard by the UN at its next meeting in New York.
Get involved
  • US election extravaganza
    Join us at a very festive Manning Bar on Wednesday 9 November to celebrate everything America with rolling live CNN coverage of the election and frighteningly large cardboard cut-outs of Trump and Clinton.  

  • Food for thoughts
    Tell us your needs and dreams for our new eLearning systems by attending our focus group.  We’ll bring the pizza and $50 Westfield vouchers, you bring the ideas.  
  • Hip hop’s bad rap
    Can hip hop help tackle racism? On 11 December, join hip hop artist Akala as he discusses the evolution of socially conscious hip hop music with local artists, students, researchers and activists. Register for your free tickets.
  • Refugees take centre-stage
    Don’t miss Suitcase Stories at the Seymour Centre on 17 and 18 November, where Sydney high school students will perform their own stories of survival and escape from war-torn countries.  
  • It’s all about the merch
    Stock up on graduation presents and Sydney Uni merchandise, with 20% off apparel at UniMart, The Sydney Store and USU online. Just enter the promo code ‘SALE20’. 

  • Become an ally
    Come along to our workshop and join the Ally Network to create a stronger community that supports the inclusion of LGBTIQ students and staff. 
  • Interested in drones, surveillance, privacy and social media? Why not pilot our new unit of study next semester. Apply now; there are only 20 places available. Get in quick before applications close on 11 November.

  • As we head into exams, make sure you’ve read up on exam procedure. Don’t forget to have your calculator approved, bring your student ID and arrive 15 minutes before your exam starts. 
And in research news...
  • Over the exam period (7 to 19 November), the Student Centre will extend its open hours from 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday, and 8.30am to 2.30pm Saturday.
  • Attention drivers. The top two levels of the Shepherd Street Carpark will be closed for building works from 21 November to 6 December. 
  • Semester 2 results will be available in Sydney Student on 7 December. Go to 'My studies', then 'Assessments'.
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7 November Sydney Ideas – Do fish feel pain and why does it matter?
9 November Conversations with Naomi Klein – To change everything we need everyone
9 November US Studies Centre – Election day spectacular 
10 November Sydney Ideas – Southeast Asian contemporary art
11 November Launch of the University of Sydney Centre in China
11 November City of Sydney Peace Prize lecture and gala dinner
14 November Sydney Ideas – Beyond accommodation: Muslims and the law in Australia
15 November Sydney Ideas – The virtues of self-censorship: Islam, comedy and the (punch)line
16 November Sydney Ideas – When ‘what works’ doesn’t: comparative pedagogies and epistemological diversity in education
19 November USU Exam Afters 

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