Student News
14 September 2015
Super student sees new ways to save lives
If you could pick any superpower, what would it be? For Xiaopeng Wang, a PhD research candidate at the School of Electrical and Information Engineering, it's Superman's famous x-ray vision. In fact, Xiaopeng went a step further than just dreaming about it; he developed a device capable of seeing through walls and piles of rubble, potentially saving lives in an emergency. It's really the work of a true superhero.
All gender bathroom opens on campus
University is a place where all students, staff and members of the community should feel safe, accepted and included. After extensive renovations and consultation with the queer community, the University of Sydney Union has created the first all gender bathroom on campus at the Holme Building. It's the first of several planned around campus.
Where could research lead you?
Independent research can be a life-changing opportunity to become a subject matter expert in your field. Whether you've just commenced your studies or are in your final year, an honours program will enable you to build on your undergraduate degree foundations and explore your passions through a research project of your own choosing, completed in your own time, and with the guidance of a supervisor. Discover the possibilities at an information session during Honours Week, running until Friday 18 September.
Verge Festival
The USU's Verge Festival is coming up in October ready to splash some colour and movement across our campuses. Check out the 10-day program, which includes the Verge Festival Comedy Night starring Nazeem Hussain; the Humans vs Zombies – Zedtown showdown; SURG radio's 24-hour charity show; Disney trivia and many more magical events and activities run by student clubs.
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Moon us to win!
The China Studies Centre Moon Festival is getting close enough you can almost taste those delicious moon cakes! Before we celebrate on Thursday 24 September, get into the spirit with our 'over the moon' Instagram competition. Show us your best moon-inspired photo and you could win.
Discover our new Sydney Nanoscience Hub
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the University of Sydney’s newest building, the Sydney Nanoscience Hub, home to cutting edge nanoscience research and teaching.  Nanoscience is revolutionising the world and we're set to be right at the edge of this frontier of knowledge with the Sydney Nanoscience Hub.  Join one of the sessions on 14 October, followed by refreshments. Register now, spots are limited,
Join in and get involved
  • The University's open courseLife Worth Living, concludes this Thursday with a panel discussion. Our distinguidshed guest lecturers reconvene for a final conversation about some of life's big questions.

  • Studying science or medicine? Do your PhD, Honours, or Masters at Westmead and choose a career that makes a real difference. Register now to attend the Open Day this Friday 18 September. 

  • Last chance to apply for one of 60 Sydney Medical School summer scholarships. Applicaitons close Thursday 17 September.
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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
19 Sep — The Heritage of Palmyra: in Honour of Khalid al Asa'ad
23 Sep  Sydney Ideas – Comprehending the 'Justice' in Food Justice
23 Sep  Sydney Ideas – A Global Climate Deal in 2015
23 Sep — Walter Westman Lecture on Science, Humanity and the Environment: Professor Thomas Maschmeyer
25 Sep Disrupt.Sydney Conference 2015

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