Student News
7 September 2015
Disability Awareness Week
It's Disability Awareness Week across the University, join us for today's launch event on Eastern Avenue, with interactive activities, info stalls, and wheelchair basketball. There are events on each day of the week across campuses, including a Sydney Ideas mental health panel, outdoor cinema, a careers workshop, wheelchair rugby at Cumberland, student BBQs at Mallet St and performances at the Con.
Get your start in research at the Charles Perkins Centre
A Charles Perkins Centre Summer Research Scholarship is your chance to undertake paid research with leading academics in world-class facilities. If you're an undergraduate or coursework postgraduate student, from any area of study and eager to gain valuable experience in research, this is an opportunity not to be missed. Applications close 5pm, 2 October 2015. 
Clubs and Societies Awards
Which student club put on the biggest event of 2015? Which society dressed the best? It's time to celebrate the year that was for our student clubs with the USU's annual Clubs and Society Awards. Nominate your own or another club for one of many awards to be announced at the End of Year Ball and Awards Night on 22 October.
$3.6m raised for scholarships and research at Pave the Way
On 3 September we embarked on our second annual 24-hour fundraising challenge and we are delighted with the results. More than $3,6 million was raised from over 1000 donors. Our entire University of Sydney community – alumni, staff, students, donors, parents and friends – were vital in raising awareness and supporting students who face physical, mental health and financial barriers. Our community also got behind research to improve the health of people around world. It was an 'a-mazing' day (in more ways than one!) Thank you for being a part of it.

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Keep up with Chris
Sydney Uni student Chris Bunton is proof that living with disability is no obstacle to realising your dreams. The gold medal-winning Special Olympics gymnast will add the title of ‘film star’ to his long list of achievements when his documentary Keeping Up With Chris screens at the University of Sydney’s front lawns on Wednesday 9 September, as part of Disability Awareness Week.
Ice Cube and O'Shea Jackson Jr drop by the Con
In case you missed it; hip-hop royalty Ice Cube and son O'Shea Jackson Jr (star of the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton) dropped by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music last Friday to check out some of the fine instruments on display and send a message to Sydney Uni students.
Join in and get involved
  • The USU's Verge Festival, is coming up in October with a huge program packed with fantastical events, including the not-to-be-missed Humans vs Zombies – Zedtown showdown.

  • Visit Carslaw Kitchen this month to pick up fresh fruit, including pears, apples, oranges, mandarins and bananas for just $1 a piece. 
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8 Sep  Sydney Ideas and Disability Awareness Week – Talking About Mental Health in the Media
10 Sep Concert for Life – Raising money for suicide prevention
10 Sep 
 Sydney Ideas – Australia and Brazil: 70 years of bilateral relations  
10 Sep  Sydney Ideas ’Twitch” Film Screening and Expert Q&A
10 Sep  Sydney Ideas – Myth: roads are the solution to congestion
12 Sep  Sydney Ideas The Robotic Revolution for Architecture and Design 
15 Sep  Sydney Ideas  Reading Australian Literature with Malcolm Knox
16 Sep  Sydney Ideas – ADDing WOMEN AND STIRing in Immigration History
16 Sep  Sydney Ideas – Risky Milk, Risky Cheese
25 Sep Disrupt.Sydney Conference 2015

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