Student News
27 February
O what a week
Take 60,000 students, add 230-plus events, schedule everything in one week and you’ve got a whole lot of fun ahead! Orientation Week is upon us, so plan your schedule before you arrive. Check out the full program and use the planner app to get started.
How to uni
No need to fret about your transition to campus with our handy how-to guide. We’ve assembled some of the key differences between high school and uni so you’re completely in the know before day one.
LGBTIQ: ask us anything
What is the difference between being queer, gay or lesbian? Aren’t they all same-sex relationships? Staff and students from the LGBTIQ community came together ahead of Mardi Gras to answer questions you might be too afraid to ask and reveal their personal experiences of coming out, relationships and which bathroom to use. Watch the full-length video here. 
Introducing our new student website
We’ve just launched our new website for current students, with everything you need to know from enrolment and course planning to student administration, services and more.

The new site is easy to navigate and will be your first stop for any student fact-finding mission. You’ll also be able to keep up to date with important notices and find links to all the Uni’s systems and applications in one place. Find it at or by clicking the ‘Current Students’ link on the top of our homepage.

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Study Hub
Enhance your skills, build your future
  • Interested in a design elective but not studying a creative degree? No worries. Take a look at the subjects available to you no matter what your major is.
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Research Hub
Academics making waves
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Life outside the classroom
  • With the Dakota Access Pipeline debate raging, there’s no better time to catch up on Dr Kyle Whyte’s Sydney Idea’s discussion on indigenous rights. Listen to the podcast here.
  • Get on your bike and ride to Uni next month as part of the Sydney Rides Challenge. You’ll compete against staff and be in to win some great prizes.
  • Learn invaluable skills early on to set you up for the rest of the semester. CAPS’ free workshops can help.

  • Write about climate change and the future of the Pacific Ocean, for your chance to be published in the New York Times International Edition. Enter by 31 March.

Dates for your diary 
  • 28 February Sydney Ideas – the Holocaust and human rights
  • 28 February USU Welcome to Sydney party 
  • 1 March University welcome to all new students 
  • 1 March OWeek festival opening night party 
  • 1 March Sydney Ideas – The Emergence and Evolution of Life
  • 4 March Sydney Mardi Gras  
  • 7 March Investment Banking and Consultancy Careers Fair 
  • 8 March Interfaculty tug-of-war 
  • 3 March Autumn Careers Fair 
  • 14 March Law Careers Fair 

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Keep up to date with important info
  • Building renovations in Fisher Library are taking place on Saturdays throughout March, meaning some areas on Level 4 will be closed.
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