Student News
10 August 2015
 
Surgical Society spreads the word about organ donation
There are hundreds of clubs and societies on campus; some share delicious vegetarian recipes, others play Quidditch – all of them bring people together. The program not only keeps our campus buzzing with activity, many clubs mobilise their members to give back to the local community as well. Recently, the Sydney University Surgical Society (SUSS) has been leading the way for clubs doing good on campus.
There are hundreds of clubs and societies on campus; some share delicious vegetarian recipes, others play Quidditch – all of them bring people together. The program not only keeps our campus buzzing with activity, many clubs mobilise their members to give back to the local community as well. Recently, the Sydney University Surgical Society (SUSS) has been leading the way for clubs doing good on campus.

The club was busy last week raising funds and awareness about organ donation for DonateLife, with a presence on Eastern Avenue and a program of events.

President of SUSS, Nathalie Rasko says the club wanted to educate their peers and the wider community about a relatively little-known cause, but one important to the club.

“Clubs fill a gap in formal education and bring together like-minded people,” says Nathlie, who is currently studying Medicine.

“The way they are run naturally feeds back into the community,” she says.

SUSS ended up raising nearly $4,000 for Interplast, a not-for-profit organisation that performs reconstructive surgery for patients in disadvantaged regions.

And they’re not resting just yet; you can catch the members of the SUSS running the City2Surf this Sunday - they shouldn’t be hard to spot decked out in their scrubs.
Cheer on Sydney Uni and the GWS Giants at the Chancellor's Cup
Get ready for a big day of live footy! On Saturday 29 August, we take on cross-town rivals, the UWS Giants in the NEAFL Chancellor’s Cup. We're determined to bring the cup back home, so round up your crew and head to Spotless Statdium at 10am to support the Sydney Uni side. Stay around after we win to catch the GWS Giants take on the Carlton Blues for a just $9 a ticket. Reserve your discount tickets now.
Sharp shooting from mechatronics student
OK, stop moaning about your commute to uni and take a note from part-time mechatronics and commerce student Jillian Colebourn, who won the Open Women’s Victorian Biathlon Championships last month for the second year in a row. Jillian spends her week training in Wahroonga, tutoring for maths, studying on campus and more training at Mt Hotham in Victoria - Australia’s only biathlon range. The dedication is clearly paying off, as Jillian looks set to compete in next year's Junior World Championships. Good luck!
Worldly delights at the International festival
Take a trip around the world without leaving Eastern Avenue. The University of Sydney Union’s three-day International Festival kicks off next Tuesday 11 August, come and join the USU's clubs and societies and the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre to celebrate the diversity of cultures represented on campus. There's food, fun, entertainment, visiting critters, competitions... did we mention food?
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STUDENT LIFE
Showtime! Revues are back
Prepare your funny bones, Sydney Uni Revues season returns 13 August for six weeks of student theatre. Celebrate the madness at the official launch party on 11 August, featuring performances from the Architecture, Arts, Commerce, Education & Social Work, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Queer, Science and Vet Revue casts. It's on 6–9pm at Manning Bar, entry is free.
Must-see events at next week's Sydney Science Festival
We're getting into the spirit of National Science Week this year by diving right into the Sydney Science Festival and hosting a number of events. We'll celebrate Einstein's wonderful idea; showcase the fascinating world of science through photography; talk time and molecular clocks, and much, much more. It all starts on Thursday 13 August, don't miss it!
Join in and get involved
  • Do you have an idea you want to bring to life? Pitch it to Sydney Genesis, the longest‑running start-up program at the University. Applications close Friday 14 August.

  • Make friends and enjoy the Sydney lifestyle with our Welcome to Sydney program, a new way for international and regional students to connect through events hosted by alumni.

  • 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.

  • Australian literary icon, Les Murray is heading to the University to read poetry from his latest book, Waiting for the Past. Join us in Fisher Library from 5.30pm on 20 August, entry is free.

  • The all new, student-run video news site, USYD Update has just launched, promising to inform and entertain this semester. Meet the students behind the scenes at tonight's launch party at Hermann's Bar.
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EVENTS
11–12 Aug — USU International Festival
12 Aug
 
 Sydney Ideas – Beauty Without Harm: Rethinking the link between fashion and the environment
12 Aug — Band Comp Semi Final 2
13–23 Aug  Sydney Science Festival at the University of Sydney
18 Aug — Sydney Ideas – Shell Shock, Gallipoli, and the Generation of Silence
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