Student News
3 April
Get global and win a $1500 exchange scholarship!
Taking inspiration from all corners of the world, Eastern Avenue comes alive tomorrow with music, food and fun for USU’s International Day. Representatives of 27 partner universities from around the world will also be out for the Sydney Abroad Fair, so grab a Scandinavian scroll and discover a world of opportunity.
How to pick the right exchange destination
With more than 276 partner universities to choose from in 41 countries, narrowing down your exchange location preferences can be tricky. Ask yourself these simple questions to get your destination wish list sorted.
Living Library a novel hit
Last week, stories of gender, race, disability and sexuality came to life through the Living Library project. Students and staff had a rare chance to literally borrow time and talk to people (aka ‘books’) with incredible stories to tell. One of these books was Nerine Corbett, who lives with an invisible illness. Read about her experience, and visit the Living Library when it returns on 4 and 12 April.
Wanted: TEDxSydney volunteers
TEDx is coming back to Sydney on 16 June, and as sponsors, we’ve arranged an exclusive opportunity for students to volunteer and go behind-the-scenes at this huge event. Get in quick – once reviewed, the first 20 applicants will be invited to a group interview. Apply by 5pm on Wednesday 5 April.
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Research Hub
Academics making wave
  • Find out how our researchers are using 3D mapping techniques to capture coral bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef and study the effects of climate change.

  • PhD pharmacy student Dipesh Khanal has won the University award’s for reducing the use of animals in research, with his creation of a 3D liver model to test nanoparticle safety.
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Life outside the classroom
  • Postgrads, clear your schedule – the Postgraduate Ball is back, bigger and better in 2017. Reserve your ticket now.

  • As Sydney’s summers keep getting hotter, so does the debate over how climate change will affect our city’s future. Join a panel of experts for a Sydney Ideas forum on 6 April.

  • It’s not too late to enter the Dymocks Innovation Challenge – the deadline has been extended to Friday 7 April. Submit your pitch for a chance to reinvigorate the brand and win $5000.

  • Bright Ideas is your opportunity to score a grant from the USU. If you’re an emerging creative talent on campus, doing great stuff in the fields of fashion, music, theatre, filmmaking, writing, art, food, architecture, environment or humanities, get cracking on your application. Find out more and apply by 24 April 2017.
Dates for your diary 

3 April Sydney Ideas – How change happens
4 April Sydney Abroad Fair and International Day
4 April Living Library
4 April Sydney Ideas – Addressing the social and behavioural needs of all students
4 April Free English workshop – Aboriginal cultures
4 April Sydney Ideas – The Trump administration and the future of US environmental law
5 April CAPS workshop – Winning attitudes
6 April Sydney Ideas – Hot in the city: climate and health in urban environments
6 April Free English workshop – Aboriginal cultures
10 April Sydney Ideas – A most enterprising country: how the surprising business acumen of North Korea lets it survive
10 April INCUBATE Demo Day
11 April Sydney Ideas – Professor Walter Stibbs Lecture 2017
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Keep up to date with important info
  • From 5pm Wednesday 12 to midday Thursday 13 April there will be limited access to Sydney Student due to a planned software update. Please ensure you complete any required online administration tasks before this time. Call 1800 SYD UNI (793 864) if you have any queries.

  • Tired of your parents hassling you for uni news? Let them know they can sign up for the Parents' Newsletter and receive regular news from campus.

  • Good news – temporary air-conditioning has been installed in Old Geology and Footbridge lecture theatres, to stop you sweltering while the construction goes on.

  • Due to building works, Barff Road (Camperdown Campus) will be closed to pedestrians and vehicles until 13 April. Vehicles can access the Law School carpark via the Parramatta Road gates, while pedestrians should take Eastern Avenue.
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