Student News
17 August 2015
 
Join the sleepover in the Quad to raise money for Sydney's homeless
The Sydney Uni Young Vinnes will be sleeping under the stars in the Quad this Thursday night, to raise money for Sydney's homeless community. The club's president, Cameron Dunger says the annual Winter Sleepout is not only about raising funds but generating a real awareness of the challenges faced by homeless people, particularly in winter. "We’re all at uni, so we have some advantage over other members of society. And that particularly resonates amongst us," says Cameron. You can (and should!) join in too, get your tickets online now.
18 scientists you should be following on Twitter
It’s National Science Week this week and for all you science lovers, we've scoured the interwebs to compile a list of the University’s most prolific scientists on Twitter. From astrophysics to honeybee genetics, our experts can fill your feed with some excellent science facts and insisghts (and occassional cat videos).

Don't forget, Sydney Science Festival is also in full swing for National Science Week, with plenty of mind-expanding events on campus until Sunday 23 August (check them out in the events section below).
Do you have the drive to make a difference?
The Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship is open to anyone keen to undertake postgraduate study and make a difference to Australia's future. If you're passionate about technology and innovation, strengthening Australia-Asia ties, or enabling positive social change - apply now for this exceptional opportunity. It's valued at up to $120,000 over, typically, 2-3 years, for research or coursework studies at graduate level.
Concrete Playground's best free things to do in Sydney
At a loss for fun things to do for free on a school night? Concrete Playground has put together a list of the best things Sydney has to offer for free on any night of the week. We're pretty pleased to see our own Sydney Ideas lecture series make the cut! If you haven't been to a Sydney Ideas talk, this is a perfect time to check it out, with a week packed with Sydney Science Festival partner events (see events section).
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STUDENT LIFE
Win tickets to the Sydney Stars home games
Be there to cheer on our Sydney Stars rugby young guns at Leichhardt Oval when the new National Rugby Championship kicks off later this month. Enter now for your chance to win one of three double passes to one of the Stars' home games on 27 August, 3 September and 6 September.
Be there to cheer on our Sydney Stars rugby young guns at Leichhardt Oval when the new National Rugby Championship kicks off later this month. Enter now for your chance to win one of three double passes to one of the Stars' home games on 27 August, 3 September and 6 September.
 
How to enter:
  1. Email university.marketing@sydney.edu.au
  2. Tell us in 25 words or less why you want to win 
  3. Include your name, student number and preferred game 
See full terms and conditions
Book your Revues tickets now!
Did you know past Faculty Revue productions have gone on to perform in front of crowds at comedy and fringe festivals in Edinburgh, New York, Melbourne and Adelaide? Not bad for your ragtag student theatre! The USU's Revues Season is a performance extravaganza of comedy, music and theatre that's written, directed, performed and produced by students. Don't miss the fun!
Join in and get involved
Study
  • Register now to be a part of the new open course, 'What is a life worth living?', with Vice-Chancellor Michael Spence and Professor Peter Anstey. The second lecture is on this Thursday 20 August, and is open for all students and staff. 

  • Don't wait until the assignments start piling up to brush up on some uni skills to perform and succeed. Check out the free CAPS workshops coming up this month.

  • Wondering what life's like as a PHD canidate? Find out first hand from current research students in this informative webinar session.

  • Are you balancing study with being a young carer supporting a family member or friend? You may be eligible for a Carers Australia young carers 2016 bursary. Applications open tomorrow 18 August.
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EVENTS

18 Aug — Sydney Ideas – Shell Shock, Gallipoli, and the Generation of Silence
18 Aug — Sydney Ideas and Sydney Science Festival – Bringing science to wellness
19 Aug — Sydney Ideas and Sydney Science Festival – The ethics of communicating climate change
20 Aug — Sydney Ideas and Sydney Science Festival – Screening of 'Particle Fever'
21 Aug — Sydney Ideas and Sydney Science Festival – STEM teaching and creativity
24 Aug — Sydney Ideas – The intellectual and revolution
25 Aug — Sydney Ideas – US-China Relations: What's ahead and what do they mean for Australia?
25 -27 Aug Radical Sex and Consent Week

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