Student News
6 March
Welcome to 2017!
Despite drizzly conditions, thousands of keen students flooded Eastern Avenue last week to soak up all the Orientation Week action. Check out our photo gallery on Facebook for proof that our new students know how to have fun in any weather!

And a big welcome to all our new faces, you’ve got this!
7 ways to impress at the Careers Fair
Whether you’re wondering what to wear, or what to ask employers, these tips will prepare you for the ultimate networking opportunity – our Careers Fairs. We’re right in the midst of graduate recruitment season, so make sure you check out our schedule of fairs coming up over the next few weeks.
Roaring with pride
Storm clouds didn’t dampen our pride on Saturday with staff and students marching with the University at the Mardi Gras parade. Check out the highlights here.
Where to kick back between classes
From luscious lawns to beanbag-filled lounges, there are plenty of places on campus for you to spend your breaks. Check out our guide to find your free time niche.

International Women’s Day
To celebrate International Women’s Day, we reflect on the contributions of 10 outstanding women at the University of Sydney who are making a name as leaders in their fields. Find out more.
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Study Hub
Enhance your skills, build your future
  • Last chance to apply for a new online short course exploring cultural competence and Aboriginal culture. Get in quick – classes commence 13 March.

  • Organisational and communications skills workshops for Autism Spectrum disorders are being held on Thursday 16 March and Tuesday 21 March between 3 and 4pm. Email us to register your interest or find out more.

  • Interested in a design elective but not studying a creative degree? No worries – take a look at a host of subjects available to you, regardless of your major.

  • Registrations are now open for our new open online astronomy course. The six-week program will focus on computational approaches to problem solving. 
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Research Hub
Academics making waves
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Life outside the classroom
  • While many students used the summer break to holiday overseas, some combined adventure with study on international placements. Check out their explorations: #usydontour.

  • Join mentors and first-year students from across the University as they compete in the third annual Interfaculty tug-of-war on 8 March – a battle not to be missed!

  • Enjoy year-round on and off-campus perks with an ACCESS membership, your ticket to the University of Sydney Union (USU)’s events, parties and discounts.

  • Looking for a way to give back? Why not offer school students a helping hand with their studies? Join us as a Compass Outreach Volunteer. Applications close on Wednesday 15 March.

  • Do you have any great ideas on how to improve the job market for young people? Present your views at the 2nd ASEF Young Leaders Summit: Access to Youth Employment, in Seoul, Korea on 4-8 May 2017. Applications close 20 March.

  • Buying or selling, you don’t even have to venture off campus to get your fortnightly market fix. The USU Markets run every second Wednesday on Eastern Ave, with discounted rates for student stall-holders. 

Dates for your diary 
  • 7 March How to life with Dr Karl
  • 7 March Sydney Ideas – Plastic Plague
  • 7 March Investment Banking and Consultancy Careers Fair
  • 8 March USU markets
  • 8 March Interfaculty tug-of-war
  • 9 March Sydney Ideas – Marketing Pleasure for Profit
  • 13 March Autumn Careers Fair
  • 13 March US Studies Centre – Race and Incarceration
  • 14 March Law Careers Fair
  • 15 March Sydney Ideas – Big Sugar: the new health threat 
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Keep up to date with important info
  • Do you know what to do in an emergency? Take a few moments to get up to speed with our online emergency procedures videos.

  • Don’t forget to follow the prompts on Blackboard and complete the Academic Honesty Education Module before Friday 31 March.

  • Wondering where MyUni has gone?  Find it via the new Student Website along with all your other uni applications.
  • ired of fighting for a spot at the library? Book a desk for up to eight hours as we trial a new booking system.

  • HDR scholarship submissions can now be made at any time throughout the year. Find out more.

  • A reminder that 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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