Share your lessons to win TEDxSydney tickets 

TEDx, the world's biggest ideas festival, is all about sharing valuable lessons. To celebrate our partnership with TEDxSydney 2014 (and give you the chance to join us at the event), we've installed a 'wall of lessons' along Eastern Avenue – and we want you to cover it with your wise words!

Come on down to Eastern Avenue this week, write your greatest lesson on the wall and snap and tag it on Instagram to win a double pass to to TEDxSydney 2014. Find out more

Sydney Writers' Festival program announced

We're passionate about debating the big issues. That’s why we're proud to bring exciting thinkers and writers to the public stage through our continued collaboration with the Sydney Writers' Festival. Learn about the thought-leaders from the University who'll be speaking at the festival and join us in celebrating the best of Australian and international writing from May 19 to 25. Find out more

Seeking out our best and brightest

Do you have a big idea for study or research you'd like to take to the next level? As a proud supporter of the Australian-American Fulbright Commission, we're pleased to offer you the chance to learn about the prestigious Fulbright Scholarships program.
Do you have a big idea for study or research you'd like to take to the next level? As a proud supporter of the Australian-American Fulbright Commission, we're pleased to offer you the chance to learn about the prestigious Fulbright Scholarships program.

The program is largest of its kind in the world and provides Australian citizens from all fields the opportunity to undertake high level research or study in the United States. 

Applications for 2015 Fulbright Scholarships open soon, so come along to the Fulbright Information Session (16 April, 1pm at the New Law Foyer) to find out how you can become a Fulbright Scholar. Find out more 

Peek inside the Diary of a Foreign Minister

Ever imagined yourself as an international political player? Discover how foreign policy is made when Professorial Fellow of the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre and former Foreign Minister Bob Carr lifts the veil on the controversial diary he kept for 18 months, his Diary of a Foreign Minister. Where and when: Tuesday 15 April, 6-7.30pm at the Law School lecture theatre 101. Free entry for students. Find out more

Helping students make their mark

The University has helped develop a new portal aimed at widening access to university study for talented students who do not come from a background of higher education. It helps potential students discover and explore what they really want to do and study options to help them get there. Find out more

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Get moving with weekly group fitness classes at SUSF

With more than 70 group fitness classes each week to choose from – including the world-renowned Les Mills classes – why don’t you check out a SUSF group fitness class this week? Find out more

Free CAPS workshop

Stop procrastinating and sign up for a free Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS) workshop designed to improve your focus and help your studies stay on track.
Stop procrastinating and sign up for a free CAPS workshop designed to improve your focus and help your studies stay on track.

Do you often leave your assignments to the last minute? We all procrastinate from time to time, but sometimes the problem can be more serious, stopping you from submitting your assignments on time and studying for exams. This can lead to anxiety and emotional stress that might disrupt studies and life in general. Come along to a free CAPS workshop to learn effective solutions to help minimise procrastination and help you be the best you can be.

When: Thursday 10 April, 1-2pm
Where: Level 5, Jane Foss Russell Building
English tuition for family and friends
The Centre for English Teaching (CET) is delighted to offer tuition support to your family and friends when they apply for the General English (GE) program. The tuition support scholarship covers 50 percent of the total tuition fees and is exclusive to family and friends of staff and students at the University. Find out more

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Phishing scam warning: 'Reactivate Your UniKey'
A phishing scam email was sent to University of Sydney students recently. The email, titled 'Reactivate Your UniKey', requested that people log into a replica of a University web page.

The site has been blocked by the University firewall, however, if you received the email and clicked the link before the site was blocked, please contact the ICT Helpdesk immediately on 9351 6000 to ensure your UniKey account has not been compromised.

We have prepared some simple tips for detecting such scams on the ICT website. In this case, you could have detected that this particular site was a fake because:
  1. The login page was not secure: there was no padlock and the URL did not start with HTTPS
  2. The page was hosted on a non-University domain
  3. There was an error in the page code which caused an image not to load properly

Remember: The University of Sydney will never ask you to provide passwords or private information by email, or to directly respond to an email requiring personal details. If we require your details or need you to confirm the validity of your UniKey account, we will ask you to contact the ICT Helpdesk and speak to one of our staff.

Mobile blood service on campus 14-17 April
The Red Cross mobile blood service is back on campus next week from 9am-3pm, Monday 14 to Thursday 17 April. Make an appointment
Campus Assist Online upgrade 11-14 April
Campus Assist Online is undergoing a major upgrade which requires a system outage from 6pm Friday 11 April to 6pm Monday 14 April 2014.

If you experience any issues with Campus Assist Online, please contact CIS Helpdesk during business hours (8:30am-5pm Mon-Fri) on 1300 226 787. If an emergency or hazardous situation arises during this time, please contact University Security Service on 02 9351 3333. This is an emergency number only.
Early payroll close-off date for public holiday
Please note the payroll close-off date for 1 May has been brought forward to Wednesday 23 April 2014 to accomodate for public holidays. Payroll-related documents (except new appointments) need to be received by the HR Service Centre no later than the relevant close-off date.

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 USU  | Health and Wellbeing Week

Relax, recharge and rethink at the USU's Health and Wellbeing Week on Eastern Avenue from 8-10 April. Find out more
Election grants now available
Election grants are now available for those who'd like to be part of the USU Board. Being a student Board Director at the USU is a real job, with opportunities to make a real, lasting change. It’s a challenging role, but one that comes with great rewards and the chance to shape Australia’s best student experience. Find out more
Join the USU Hub and have your say to improve campus life
What would you like to see on your campus? More jumping castles? More coffee outlets? Join the USU Hub to have your say while connecting with other Sydney Uni students and contributing to campus life. Plus, you can win great prizes along the way! Find out more

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International Student Careers Conference

Whether you are thinking about beginning your career in Australia, your home country or around the globe, come along to the International Student Careers Conference on 24 April to hear directly from industry representatives and professionals. Places are limited. Find out more

Red Balloon presents: tips to help you land your future dream job

Representatives from Red Balloon will be on campus to talk about how you can secure your future dream job. Come along to learn the importance of matching personal values with those of an organisation, gaining work experience and having a life outside of the office. 

When and where: Friday 11 April, 1-2pm, New Law School Seminar 105
Find out more
Intern at the Australian Embassy in Berlin
The Australian Embassy in Berlin, Germany is looking for interns during September-December 2014. Applications for this excellent opportunity close on 13 April. Find out more
Postgrad science and technology research exchange opportunities now open
Applications for the next Australia Japan Emerging Research Leaders Exchange Program are now open.  The program is targeted at mid-career researchers who are emerging leaders in the science and technology community, with their research established but international linkages in need of further development. Find out more

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 APR  | Coming up at Sydney Ideas

15 April - Diary of a Foreign Minister: making foreign policy in Australia

Join Bob Carr as he talks with Professor Geoff Gallop about cabinet process, Australia's place in Asia, how our former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was perceived in China, and Australia's increasing closeness with ASEAN nations—in particular Indonesia's Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa.
This lecture is co-presented with the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre.

16 April ­-­ Multimodal Imaging Spectroscopy of Works of Art: registration, analysis, and interpretation

Join us for a Fulbright 2014 Public Lecture presented by Professor Murray Loew, the inaugural recipient of the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Advanced Science and Technology. In this lecture Professor Loew looks at conservation of paintings and discusses advanced analytical methods capable of scanning an entire painting. Analyses of a number of Old Masters and impressionist works will be provided.
Co-presented with the Australian­American Fulbright Commission.

 9-11 APR  | Pharmacy Research Seminar Series

The Faculty of Pharmacy Research Seminar Series will feature a number of talks this week. Find out more

 16-17 APR  | Legacy of War photo exhibition and talk

The Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPACS) will host a photo exhibition and talk by photographer John Rodsted on the deadly weapons called explosive remnants of war, such as landmines and cluster bombs.

Where and when: Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 April 2014, 9am–5pm (talk: Thursday 17 April 2014, 12–1pm) at the Posters of Peace Gallery, Mackie Building K01

 17 APR  | Research Bites: the new Sydney researcher talks series

Come along to Research Bites on Thursday 17 April in the CPC Auditorium and hear about everything, from stem cells to urban ecology and real life CSI. Find out more

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