STUDENT NEWS

MONDAY 20 APRIL

Lest we forget. Commemorating 100 years of the ANZAC legacy 

If you pass through the Quad this week, you may notice little white crosses appearing on the lawns. In total, 201 crosses will be erected, one for each soldier and volunteer of the University of Sydney who lost their lives during World War One. Students and staff fought side by side on the horrific battlefields of Europe, a world away from tranquil reading rooms in the Quadrangle. 

Saturday 25 April is ANZAC Day, which this year commemorates 100 years since Australian and New Zealand soldiers stormed the beaches of Gallipoli, creating a legend that has become an enduring part of our national identities.

If you pass through the Quad this week, you may notice little white crosses appearing on the lawns. In total, 201 crosses will be erected, one for each soldier and volunteer of the University of Sydney who lost their lives during World War One. Students and staff fought side by side on the horrific battlefields of Europe, a world away from tranquil reading rooms in the Quadrangle. 

Saturday 25 April is ANZAC Day, which this year commemorates 100 years since Australian and New Zealand soldiers stormed the beaches of Gallipoli, creating a legend that has become an enduring part of our national identities. 

It's believed that 16,000 ANZACs landed at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915; included in that force were 102 students and staff from the University of Sydney. About one-third of these servicemen were medical students, while many others were enrolled in arts, law, engineering and economics. At least 12 soldiers from the University community were killed within the first three days of conflict.

According to the University's interactive archive, Beyond 1914, more than 2000 members of the University community were involved in the Great War. This week, the University honours our Gallipoli ANZACs, and all the men and women who served in other theatres. Lest we forget.

The University will commemorate the centenary with a series of events, including a traditional Dawn Service in the Quad: 

Monday 20 April – Crosses in the Quad
Visit the memorial of crosses on the Quad lawns this week, commemorating the estimated 201 soldiers and volunteers of the University who died during the Great War. Please feel free to take a minute and pay your respects, or lay a wreath if you wish.

Tuesday 21 April – Egypt and ANZACs in the Middle East Campaign of World War One
Learn about the often overlooked relationship between Egypt and the ANZACs in this Sydney Ideas lecture by Professor of Military History Ashraf Sabri from the Nasser Military Academy, Cairo, Egypt. Find out more

Thursday 23 April – Enduring Legacies
Sydney Ideas invited seven contributors from Griffith Review edition 48, Enduring Legacies, for a panel session that will shift the focus away from battles and commemorations to shine new light on the legacy, and long shadow, of the great wars of the twentieth century. Find out more

Friday 24 April – Stories of War from the University Collections: Opening
Explore a fascinating collection of letters, photos, records, diaries and publications that tell the stories of the men and women of the University involved in the Great War. This exhibition from the University Archives and Rare Books and Special Collections offers a special insight into the nuanced and varied ways in which the University’s students and staff experienced, understood and responded to World War One. Find out more

Saturday 25 April – ANZAC Day Dawn Service
Sacrifice your sleep-in and join us an ANZAC Day service honouring the service of all University representatives in World War One on the Quadrangle Lawns. It commences with a gunfire breakfast (traditional coffee service with rum) at 4.45am, with the official service commencing at 5am. Find out more


Find out more about all the ANZAC Day activities at the University of Sydney.


 

Get Curious: Design Australia’s largest Sea of Hands installation

We’re calling all creatives to design one of Australia's largest public artworks – the Sea of Hands. No technical skill is required, just an amazing and thoughtful idea. Your design could be chosen for the University’s Front Lawns, to be unveiled during Vivid Path to the Future on campus in May. The Sea of Hands is an interactive and thought-provoking artwork that aims to bring greater awareness to issues of social justice in our country, for National Reconciliation Week.
We’re calling all creatives to design one of Australia's largest public artworks – the Sea of Hands. No technical skill is required, just an amazing and thoughtful idea. Your design could be chosen for the University’s Front Lawns, to be unveiled during Vivid Path to the Future on campus in May. The Sea of Hands is an interactive and thought-provoking artwork that aims to bring greater awareness to issues of social justice in our country, for National Reconciliation Week.

Your Sea of Hands design will be brought to life by members of the public, as they ‘plant’ colourful hands with personal messages written on them, creating a powerful image you can appreciate on the ground and from far above.

The winning entry will be a thoughtful design that celebrates and contributes to the conversation of National Reconciliation Week: respect, unity and equity between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and non-Indigenous Australians.  The successful designer will also receive a $600 gift voucher as a thank you.

Check out some highlights of last year's Vivid Path to the Future festival and Sea of Hands: photos | video

Anyone can enter, applications close 1 May. Find out more

What is 'student success'?

We all hope to succeed at uni, but what exactly is 'success'? We're keen to hear what you believe 'success' means at university; what personal and academic goals you set yourself; and what the University can do to support you. Help us by taking Counselling and Psychological Services' (CAPS) Student Success Survey, a simple 10-minute questionnaire available online. All responses will be kept confidential and participation is voluntary. You will also have an option of entering a draw with lots of prizes to be won.
We all hope to succeed at uni, but what exactly is 'success'? We're keen to hear what you believe 'success' means at university; what personal and academic goals you set yourself; and what the University can do to support you. Help us by taking Counselling and Psychological Services' (CAPS) Student Success Survey, a simple 10-minute questionnaire available online. All responses will be kept confidential and participation is voluntary. You will also have an option of entering a draw with lots of prizes to be won.

By completing the survey, you will help our research into student needs and the role of the University in providing relevant student support. The results will guide the development of initiatives that give students of the University of Sydney the best opportunities to succeed. Click here to complete the survey and enter the prize draw

Sydney Uni's marathon man

Undergraduate student Callum Ryan had never run a marathon in his life before deciding he would run eight... in one year. Inspired by the passing of his young friend to congenital heart disease, Callum is literally running all around Australia to raise money for Heartkids, a charity dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by childhood heart disease.
Undergraduate student Callum Ryan had never run a marathon in his life before deciding he would run eight... in one year. Inspired by the passing of his young friend to congenital heart disease, Callum is literally running all around Australia to raise money for Heartkids, a charity dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by childhood heart disease.

In his own 'Eight Great States' challenge, Calllum will run a full marathon in each Australian state and territory over eight months this year. So far, he's finished three. 

He says the challenge is nothing compared to challenges faced each day by children born with heart disease, which is approximately one in every hundred born in Australia.

"I stick to my challenge because they find that strength every day," says Callum.

In 2013, Callum lost a lifelong friend, Malachy Frawley to heart disease at just 14 years of age.

"At times during the race I thought 'it’d be easier to stop now, no one would think any worse of you because a marathon is a tough thing to try'," says Callum.

"But I set out to do this... as I run, I sometimes think of Malachy and the thousands and thousands of other kids in that situation." 

Callum's next marathon will be in South Australia's Barossa Valley on 24 May. From there he'll compete in Queensland, the Northern Terrirory and Western Australia, before finishing his challenge back in Sydney on 20 September for the Blackmore's Sydney Marathon.

You can support Callum's Eight Great States campaign to help HeartKids here.

Full story and images from the Daily Mail UK

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STUDENT LIFE

 USU  | Health and Wellbeing Day

Eastern Ave will be transformed into a hub for all things exercise, nutrition and mental wellbeing, with fun-filled activities designed to refresh, inspire and excite the body and mind at Health and Wellbeing Day on Wednesday 22 April. 
Eastern Ave will be transformed into a hub for all things exercise, nutrition and mental wellbeing, with fun-filled activities designed to refresh, inspire and excite the body and mind at Health and Wellbeing Day on Wednesday 22 April.

Come along and get active with a range of activities. Join a friendly sports match or morning yoga class; try delicious healthy foods and partake in a cooking class; sip down a bike-powered smoothie; jump in our health-related selfie booth; find out about our campus health services; or simply hang out with the adorable therapy dogs! Check out the full list of events.

Celebrating 100 years of the Con

Did you know our beloved Con turns a grand old 100 this year? The Sydney Conservatorium of Music has been a bastion of musical excellence in Australia for a century now, and we plan to celebrate with, you guessed it, music! Check out all of the centenary events, including the centrepiece performance of Leonard Bernstein's incredible MASS on 6 May.
Join the fashion revolution at this Friday's clothes swap
Do you have unwanted clothes that can be loved again instead of thrown out? Friday 24 April is Fashion Revolution Day, where people around the world challenge global fashion brands to demonstrate commitment to transparency across the length of the value chain, from farmers to factory workers, brands to buyers and consumers.

The event marks the anniversary of of the tragic events of 24 April 2013, when 1122 people were killed and over 2500 were injured when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

It's also a chance to raise awareness of the conditions for workers in the fashion industry supply chain worldwide, Sydney Democracy Network is supporting Fashion Revolution Aus & NZ at a clothes swap on campus this Friday.

Instead of throwing out your unwanted clothing or buying new pieces that support the sweatshop industry, we would like to invite you to get involved.

When: Friday 24 April, 12.30–2.30pm
Where: Eastern Ave Auditorium

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Win tickets to 'Grounded' the award-winning play at the Seymour Centre
The Seymour Centre is kicking off a season of independent theatre production this May with Grounded, a one woman show about an F16 fighter pilot and the internal struggles she goes through as she enters motherhood. Find out more

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GET INVOLVED

Win the golden ticket to TEDxSydney, Vivid, Sydney Writers' Festival and Sydney Film Festival!

Get ready for curiosity season from May to June at Sydney Writers’ Festival, TEDxSydney, TEDxYouth@Sydney, Vivid Path to the Future and Sydney Film Festival – all in partnership with the University. To celebrate, we’ve got a golden ticket with your name on it…
Get ready for curiosity season from May to June at Sydney Writers’ Festival, TEDxSydney, TEDxYouth@Sydney, Vivid Path to the Future and Sydney Film Festival – all in partnership with the University. To celebrate, we’ve got a golden ticket with your name on it…

Tell us what you’re curious to find out at TEDxSydney and TEDxYouth and you could score yourself a Gold Ticket double pass to spark your curiosity at some of Sydney’s most thought provoking events, or a double pass to TEDxYouth at Sydney Opera House on Thursday 21 May.

First prize: Curiosity Season Golden Ticket, including a double pass to TEDxSydney at the Opera House on Thursday 21 May, double pass to Sydney Writers’ Festival Opening Night and your pick of a Sydney Film Festival screening.

Runners up: 10 x double passes to TEDxYouth@Sydney on Thursday 21 May.

In 25 words or less, tell us which speaker you're curious to hear from and why at TEDxSydney and TEDxYouth in 2015?

Competition closes Friday 1 May 2015. Winners will be contacted by Tuesday 5 May 2015. Terms and conditions apply.

Enter now

Finishing honours soon? What’s next?

Come along to our information evening to find out where your passion for research can take you.  You’ll hear from our alumni who will share their research experiences and talk about the opportunities that arose from doing a PhD. It’s your chance to meet high achieving-professionals and discuss ideas, career prospects and what to expect from a PhD.
Come along to our information evening to find out where your passion for research can take you.  You’ll hear from our alumni who will share their research experiences and talk about the opportunities that arose from doing a PhD. It’s your chance to meet high achieving-professionals and discuss ideas, career prospects and what to expect from a PhD.


When: Tuesday 12 May, 5-7pm
Where: Refectory, Holme Building

Registrations close 5 May
Job of the week: Graduate meteorologist
The Bureau of Meteorology provides the opportunity to grow, to learn, to innovate, to succeed and to build a stimulating and rewarding career. Applications are now open for the 2016 Graduate program, with opportunities for those with a major in physical science or mathematics, with completion of study in mathematics and physics to second year university level, who have either recently graduated or will be graduating this year. Find out more
Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship – kickstart your career in TV
Have you ever dreamed of a career in TV? Want to get experience while you’re still at university?  The Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship is for you.  Applications are now open for the 2015 scholarship.  With eight weeks placement at the Nine Network in Sydney and four weeks at The Walkley Foundation, this is a fantastic opportunity for final year journalism students to be mentored by the industry’s best. Applications close 28 April. Find out more
Honour our amazing alumni
Each day our alumni make a remarkable difference and enrich the lives of others. We invite you to recognise their achievements by nominating them for an Alumni Award.

With a wide range of categories, the awards honour alumni who are established in their careers, and those who have recently finished their studies. Nominations close on 15 May 2015.

Find out more
Semester 2 UN Women NC Australia MBA Scholarship.applications open
Applications are open for the UN Women NC Australia MBA Scholarship for Semester 2, 2015. Learn more about our partnership with the Australian National Committee for UN Women and why gender equality is not just a women’s issue, but a human issue, from our students and staff, the Chancellor of the University of Sydney and Dean of the Business School. Applications for the scholarship close 26 April. Apply today and use your business skills to lead the charge on greater gender equality in the workplace. Find out more
Fulbright New South Wales state day – 28 April
The 2016 Fulbright Scholarship round begins on 1 May, so head to the NSW information session on 28 April to learn more about the scholarship. You can also register for the Fulbright Distinguished Chair Public Lecture by Professor Richard Ziolkowski. Find out more
Introducing the Master of Health Technology Innovation
A first of its kind master’s degree aimed at developing leaders in the emerging field of health technology is now available at the University of Sydney.

The Master of Health Technology Innovation will see three professional groups work side-by-side – engineers, IT specialists and health professionals – in a unique learning environment aimed at cultivating their complementary skills.  The program is designed to empower participants to bridge the gap between the technical and clinical arenas and apply technologies in innovative ways within the health domain.

Developed in conjunction with industry representatives, the program includes cross-disciplinary projects undertaken at the Charles Perkins Centre. Find out more

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NOTICES

Last day to discontinue not fail: 24 April – what does it mean?
A Discontinued Not to Count as Failure (DC) grade applied after the University deadline is used if you are unable to reasonably complete your studies due to circumstances that occurred or became worse after Week 7. You will need to show that prior to Week 7 you had reasonable prospects of completion of the unit(s) of study (eg attending classes). You will need to provide documentation that indicates it was not until after Week 7 that your circumstances changed and made you unable to complete your unit(s). Find out more

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EVENTS

 20 APR  | Sydney Abroad Fair

 20 APR  | Sydney Ideas – Writing history, making race

 21 APR  | Sydney Ideas – Reading Australian literature with Delia Falconer

 21 APR  | Sydney Ideas – Egypt and the ANZACs in World War One

 22 APR  | USU Health and Wellbeing Day

 23 APR  | Sydney Uni Revue 2015

 30 APR  | MBA Information Session

 18-22 MAY  | Postgraduate Week

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