Student News
24 August 2015
 
Leadership for good starts here
The University's latest campaign hit campus last week, showcasing leadership with a star-studded cast of notable alumni, while students armed with textas shared their own “I will….” vision on the pop-up message wall on Eastern Avenue - which you can now view on Instagram.
The University's latest campaign hit campus last week, showcasing leadership with a star-studded cast of notable alumni, while students armed with textas shared their own “I will….” vision on the pop-up message wall on Eastern Avenue - which you can now view on Instagram.

“Our focus has always been on equipping our people with the skills and qualities for leadership so they can meaningfully serve all our communities at every level,” says Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence.

“The new campaign celebrates our distinguished alumni that embody this, as well as the values at the heart of our education and research strategy.” 

The posters also features some outstanding current students who are forging their own path towards making a difference; such as Subeta Vimalarajah, who put her campaign to abolish the tax on tampons atop the nation's agenda, and Ethan Butson, the science student who has invented a device that improves the quality of life for stroke sufferers. 

Keep your eyes peeled this month as the campaign continues to hit train stations, buses and street posters around central Sydney and on social media. And if you missed out the first time, the 'I Will Wall' will be back for Open Day.
Discover postgrad opportunities at Open Day
Whether you’re nearing the end of your course, or you’re just looking ahead, it’s never too early to start thinking about where postgraduate study could lead you. Join us on Open Day to explore your options, or just relax on the lawn and enjoy the free live entertainment. Start planning now with the Open Day app.
The world at your fingertips
Combine study and travel with Sydney Abroad's new online Brochure Pages, which allow you to scope out potential destinations for studying abroad. Plus, follow Sydney Abroad on Facebook to see what other exchange students are up to and find out when info sessions are held on campus.
Wentworth Medal essay comp entries close this Friday
The University's annual Wentworth Medal essay competition closes this Friday. Last year's winner Eleanor Gordon-Smith says it's a rare opportunity to think and write outside the scope of your degree, and with a $10,000 first prize, it's well worth the 3000 words. "It's a chance to be creative and self-directed and for young-person writing to get senior academic criticism. It's good. Do it," says Eleanor.

This year's topic is: "Advance Australia Fair? Equality, prosperity and sustainability in shaping Australia’s future." Write on!

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STUDENT LIFE
Radical Sex & Consent Week
Help us Pave the Way on 3 September
The countdown is on for Pave the Way – the University’s second annual 24-hour fundraising challenge to support students and research. Last year, we raised more than $930,000 for access to education and medical research priorities and this year we're aiming even higher, with eight special causes. Stay tuned for more and if you’d like to help spread the word about Pave the Way you can get involved as an online ambassador.
Join in and get involved
Study
  • Register now to be a part of the new open course, 'What is a life worth living?', exploring philosophical perspectives on life and happiness. The third lecture is on this Thursday 27 August, and is open for all students and staff. 

  • Sydney Medical School is offering up to 60 summer scholarships with a focus on real research. Applications close 17 September.
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EVENTS

25  Aug — Sydney Ideas – US-China Relations: What's Ahead and What Do They Mean for Australia?
28 Aug  Sydney Ideas – Philosophy as a Way of Life: not just for the ancients 
29  Aug — Open Day
31 Aug  Sydney Ideas – What is Veiling?  
1  Sep  Sydney Ideas – Beauty, Art and Life: Kant’s Critique of Judgment 
1  Sep — 21st Century Medicine talk: What will it take to eliminate the global TB epidemic?

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