Student News
26 June
 
11 things to do between semesters
Daydreaming about uni holidays? To help you push through one last week of exams, here are 11 perfect winter activities. Start planning now so you can make the most of your time off in Sydney. 
Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship
Do you have a big vision for Sydney? Applications open soon for the 2017 Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship for first- and second-year undergraduate students studying a discipline related to urbanism. We spoke to last year’s recipient, architecture student Kate Zambelli, about her winning idea and experiences undertaking a summer internship at Lendlease. 
Con students win over Lorde
Students from the Con surprised singer-songwriter Lorde with an orchestral rendition of her hit single Green Light on 2DAY FM. Find out what she thought of their performance.

Adventures abroad
While there are many reasons to stay in Sydney for the mid-year break (11 in fact, see above), some students are mixing business with leisure on international placements, internships and exchange programs all over the globe. Follow their adventures and start planning your own. #usydontour
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Study Hub
Enhance your skills, build your future
  • Do you have what it takes to be a leader in technology or in enabling social change? Applications are now open for the Westpac Future Leaders scholarship, offering successful applicants the opportunity to complete master’s studies in 2018. 

  • Australian management consulting firm Bain & Company are offering female students in their penultimate year of study the opportunity to apply for a True North scholarship valued at $15,000. Applications close on 9 July.

  • Diseases like obesity, diabetes and cancer continue to have a growing impact on society. Learn more about the global epidemic with a five-week online course offered by the Charles Perkins Centre.

  • The Sydney School of Entrepreneurship is offering you an opportunity to apply for a pilot program that helps successful applicants hone in on essential skills such as collaboration, networking and creativity.  The program involves a mix of online seminars and intensive workshops. Applications close on 14 July.
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Extracurricular

Life outside the classroom

  • Semester Two is set to kick off with a bang! Put 31 July in your diary to enjoy the festival atmosphere of ODay.

  • What advice does one of the world’s most respected business leaders have for our students? Business student James Leung caught up with Carlos Ghosn, CEO and Chairman of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, to find out. 

  • Can artificial intelligence assist in the fight against dementia? World renowned digital epidemiologist Professor Kelvin Tsoi will explain how technology could solve this global health problem in a free seminar on 27 June.

  • Trump’s win and Clinton’s loss was one of the more polarising events in US history. Hear what Arts/Law student Nicola Alroe had to say about the state of women in politics after attending a special Sydney Ideas event, ‘That’s what she said’. Listen to the event podcast.

  • Are you a student with disability looking to gain valuable work experience or receive mentoring advice from industry professionals? Learn more about summer opportunities.

Dates for your diary

  • 26 June Sydney Ideas – What matters in social change? The uncertain significance of caring
  • 27 June Sydney Ideas – How can design-led thinking improve health and wellbeing?
  • 27 June  Sydney Ideas – The war in Syria: the destruction of culture and abuses of human rights
  • 5 July Sydney Ideas – The extraordinary life of Hanna Neumann, Australia’s first female professor of mathematics
  • 7 June Sydney Ideas – Luminous moments: my life and times in the trans-Tasman screen trade
  • 12 July Sydney Ideas – Millennials strike back
  • 31 July USU ODay 
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Research Hub
Academics making waves
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Notices
Keep up to date with important info
  • Student Centre extended hours continue this week, open 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday, and 8.30am to 2.30pm Saturday.
  • Exam results will be released on 19 July. Check Sydney Student and click through to ‘assessments’.
  • We’re recently received a number of reports of social media scams that are targeting students using dating apps. Some scammers create very believable profiles to blackmail unwary victims, so be cautious if a match seems too good to be true. Also be extremely wary if asked for money, personal details or explicit photos/videos. Swipe with care and protect your privacy.

  • Are you interested in an internal course transfer? Perhaps your initial course didn’t meet your expectations, or you entered university with the intention of transferring to another course after the first year. Internal transfers can be requested via the Sydney Student portal and applications close 5pm Friday 30 June. 
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