Super six: student athletes selected for Commonwealth Games 

Six Sydney Uni athletes will be heading to Glasgow in July after being automatically selected in Australia's 2014 Commonwealth Games team. The news topped off a stellar performance by the Sydney University Athletics Club (SUAC) at the recent Australian Athletics Championships and Commonwealth Games Selection Trials, with the club winning a total of six gold, two silver and seven bronze medals. [photo: Edward Hawthorne, SUAC]  Find out more

Business School appoints new Dean

Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence announced this week that Professor Greg Whitwell has been appointed as the new Dean of the University of Sydney Business School. We look forward to welcoming Professor Whitwell to our campus community. Find out more

No bludg(er)ing for Quidditch club members

It was once a game from the pages of Harry Potter, but Quidditch is fast becoming a serious competitive sport in Australia. While most students are in the common room, drinking butter beer by the fire, our very own team, The Unspeakables, are taking high schoolers under their wings (or should we say robes) to learn the rules of the game. Find out more

Celebrate diversity at the International Fair

Explore the many colours, costumes, cuisines and cultures of our international campus community at the University of Sydney Union's 2014 International Festival. The three-day event runs from 29 April to 1 May, with each day showcasing a different part of the world. Find out more

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TEDxSydney comp closes tonight!

Tonight's your last chance to win tickets to TEDxSydney! Get snapping and share those last minute lessons via our #passitonsydney Instagram competition for your chance to join us at TEDxSydney on 26 April. Find out more

Be inspired, empowered and informed with CAPStivate

Whether it's life advice, study tips, workout ideas or just new places to explore in Sydney – the staff at CAPS have you sorted! Get the most out of uni life and check out the first edition of their wellbeing magazine CAPStivate. Find out more
Sydney Southeast Asia seminar series
Every Wednesday lunchtime during semester, the SSEAC Seminars are an excellent opportunity to build networks with others across campus doing research about Southeast Asia. 

This series aims to bring together both students and academics with an interest in the Southeast Asia region. It's a great opportunity to build networks and knowledge on a range of issues and themes within the Southeast Asia context.

When and where: Wednesdays, 1-2pm at the Quandrangle room S421 Find out more
Sharpen up your study, exam and writing skills
The Learning Centre offers free exam preparation as well as academic reading and writing skills workshops to all students. Topics include: preparing for exams, mangaging time, essay writing, reading more effectively, avoiding plagiarism, grammar and clearer writing. Find out more about all available free workshops.
Get into the swing of things with racquet sports at SUSF
You don't have to be a SUSF member to take advantage of our six tennis courts, six squash courts and three badminton courts at Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness. Find out more

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Changed traffic conditions on Western Avenue
The University has recently completed the Charles Perkins Centre (CPC) building located on the north western boundary of the Camperdown campus.

To create safe pedestrian access, a raised pedestrian crossing is being built across Western Avenue into Grose Farm Lane as a major entry to the CPC.

Road works are set to commence on Western Avenue on Monday 14 April 2014 with an estimated completion date of 28 April 2014.

The works will not create dust or noise impacts to adjacent buildings, however vehicular traffic will need to be diverted to enable the works to take place.

Changes to traffic movements
  • Traffic on Western Avenue will be diverted during the works period by traffic controllers during work hours.

  • Traffic controllers will be located at:
    • Western Avenue opposite the Old Teachers College; and
    • At the intersection of Western Avenue and Physics Road
    • The Traffic Controllers will stop traffic for vehicle movements, slow traffic when necessary and manage pedestrian movements.
    • Directional and information signage will be lit by safety lamps to ensure visability to all road users after work hours.
    • Pedestrians have right of way at all times.
    • The speed limit through the road works will be 5 km. This and other advance warning advisory signage will be posted throughout the work zone.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this time and appreciate your support of the University’s plans to provide safe pedestrian access throughout campus.
Last date to discontinue without failure (DNF) - 22 April
The last day to discontinue without failure (DNF) in Semester 1, 2014 is Tuesday 22 April to accommodate the Easter public holiday. Find out more about varying your enrolment

All libraries closed on public holidays
All libraries on campus will be closed for the upcoming public holidays:
  • Fri 18 April to Mon 21 April
  • Anzac Day, Fri 25 April
Visit the library website for more details.
Scheduled outage: Campus Assist Online 17-22 April
Campus Assist Online is undergoing a major upgrade and will not be available between 6pm on Thursday 17 April and 8am on Tuesday 22 April.

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.

If you experience any issues with Campus Assist Online after the outage please contact the CIS helpdesk during business hours (8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday) on 1300 226 787.

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 USU  | New Sydney Store open for business

The brand-new Sydney Store is now open in the Holme Building. Find all your Sydney Uni merchandise in one place including coloured tees, hoodies, canvas duffle bags and graduation gifts. 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 and contribute to campus life. 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 abroad, 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

Medicine & Health Careers and Research Fair

A chance to find out about career opportunities and get practical career advice from professionals working in a wide variety of disciplines in medicine, public health and research from government and non-government organisations.
A chance to find out about career opportunities and get practical career advice from professionals working in a wide variety of disciplines in medicine, public health and research from government and non-government organisations.

When and where: Wednesday 21 May 2014, 4-6pm at MacLaurin Hall
Please register by Friday 16 May. Find out more
Job of the week: 2015 Indigenous Australian Public Service Graduate Program
In an increasingly challenging environment, the APS needs innovative, strategically-focussed graduates with good academic and interpersonal skills. They are seeking Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander graduates from a range of disciplines who are motivated to pursue their interests while contributing to the community. Find out more
Conservatorium of Music Open Academy Autumn term
The Con's Open Academy Autumn term begins on 28 April and there are still some places available in classes such as:
  • Music Fundamentals
  • Vocal Workout
  • Blues Guitar
  • Piano for Beginners
  • Sound Recording Basics
  • Contemporary Keyoard
  • Music Composition
  • Classical Guitar
Ensemble Students and staff at the Uni will receive a 10 percent discount. Find out more

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 APR  | Coming up at Sydney Ideas

22 April – Opening Up to Our Pacific Neighbours
Join us for the keynote lecture of the Australian Association for Pacific Studies conference OCEANSCAPES: cooperation across the Pacific’.
Stewart Firth, Visiting Fellow at the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program of the Australian National University explores why, rather than allowing a ‘Fortress Australia’ mentality to infect our Pacific policy, we should be integrating with our Pacific neighbours for mutual benefit in numerous spheres from sport to labour mobility.

23 April – Thailand in Australia
In association with the 12th International Conference on Thai Studies (ICTS12), Sydney Ideas presents a public forum on Thailand in Australia. This is a chance to explore and discover surprising aspects of Thailand’s demographic, economic and cultural presence in Australia with academics, cultural leaders and chef Sujet Saenkham from Spice I Am. 

25 April – Sydney Ideas – Remembering World War One in the Pacific
Overshadowed substantially by the Western Front, the Pacific theatre of World War One has not attracted the scholarship it deserves. Three researchers make a fascinating start on redressing the gap. Join us for a special panel on the afternoon of Anzac Day 2014.

 17 APR  | School holiday art workshop

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