Student News
3 August 2015
 
The new website has landed!
We’re excited to launch our new and improved website. It’s a big change, so take some time to explore it and find the info you need. You can access MyUni and Sydney Student via a top-right link from any page, and all the information about what’s happening on campus, student services and admin is easily found via the ‘Study’ and ‘Campus Life’ sections. This is just the beginning of a university-wide upgrade, with faculty sites, centres and other areas in the pipeline for the next phase.
We’re excited to launch our new and improved website. It’s a big change, so take some time to explore it and find the info you need. You can access MyUni and Sydney Student via a top-right link from any page, and all the information about what’s happening on campus, student services and admin is easily found via the ‘Study’ and ‘Campus Life’ sections. This is just the beginning of a university-wide upgrade, with faculty sites, centres and other areas in the pipeline for the next phase. 

The new website is designed not only to improve your experience navigating the site, but to ensure duplicated or out of date information is removed. Most importantly, we want to make the information easy to find, given there are 22 million people visiting our website each year.

The site is completely tablet and mobile-ready with improved search functionality. The limitations of our previous website meant it would not work with newer browsers… in fact it worked best in Internet Explorer (scary, right?).

We engaged both future and current students during development of the site and actively sought their feedback. That’s not to say we’ve stopped listening. If you’d like to tell us your thoughts or make suggestions there’s a feedback link at the bottom of the homepage.
Sydney Science Festival
Love science? Celebrate National Science Week with us from 13-23 August with a huge program of events on campus. Be inspired with some enlightening talks, witness the unique beauty of science photography, catch a free screening of the must-see Particle Fever documentary, and get your science on all week.
Maze-running cows get a moo-ve on
We've heard of rat-mazes, but what happens when you scale it up to bovine proportions? Vet science student Alexandra Green devised such an experiment (one of the first in the world with farm animals) while working with the University's Future Dairy research team, and discovered that cows may be smarter than we give them credit for.
Do you see what I see?
Anybody happen to see some people roaming around campus covered in go-pro cameras recently? Well, they were out filming a very special project, a first-of-its-kind-in-the-world 360-degree virtual tour of the University. It stars current students showing off everything that makes this campus great - and now it's ready for you to jump in and check it out for yourself! (works great on a tablet, try not to get dizzy).
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STUDENT LIFE
Run for academic board
Passionate about education? Keen to represent students and lead the way to improving university experiences? Nominations are open until 17 August for student members to Faculty and Academic Boards in 2016.
What is a Life Worth Living? Enrol now in the University's new open course
What is a life worth living? Have you ever considered this from different theological and philosophical perspectives? 'Life Worth Living' is the University’s new open course, based on a widely acclaimed course run at Yale University. Organised by the Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence and Professor Peter Anstey, 'Life Worth Living' is a six-week, not-for-credit course open to all students. It runs from 13 August to 17 September. Find out more details about the course and how to register.
Join in and get involved ...
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EVENTS
5 Aug  Sydney Ideas - Too Much Medicine: exploiting fear for the pursuit of profit
6 Aug  Eating Disorders: new approaches for treatment and management
6 Aug — 2015 E.L. Ted Wheelwright lecture
7 Aug  Sydney Ideas - Robots: the unfinished revolution 
11 Aug  Sydney Ideas – New Asia Now 
11 Aug  Great Hall Series: Welcome back from Estivo
12 Aug — Sydney Ideas – MOOCs: what have we learned?
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