Student News
21 September 2015
Have your say on sexual harassment and safety on campus
The University of Sydney has launched a survey for student to provide feedback and insight into how we can create safe and inclusive campuses and effectively deal with incidents of harassment. The survey was developed as a co-operative project between the University's Student Support Services, and student representatives from the USU, SRC and SUPRA. It is the first of its kind in Australia which aims to address issues of sexual harassment on university campuses, modelled on the landmark 2011 review into the Australian Defence Force Academy. Responses are completely anonymous, so have your say before it closes on Monday 5 October.
Celebrate the Moon Festival
The Moon Festival is one of the most important events in the Chinese calendar, celebrating the harvest of the year. Once again, the China Studies Centre is throwing a big celebration on Eastern Avenue, this Thursday 24 September from 12pm to 2pm. You'll find traditional paper cutting and Tai Ji workshops, tea appreciation, performances and of course, those mouth watering moon cakes! And don't forget to enter your moon-inspired photo into our 'Over the Moon' Instagram comp to win. Check out the great entries so far.
Strategy 2016–20: a culture built on our values
The University has released the latest paper in our 2016–20 strategic planning process, with an emphasis on University culture and values. "I would very much like this paper to generate a lively discussion about how we can create a culture that will support the University’s pursuit of excellence," Vice-Chancellor and Principal Dr Michael Spence said. "I encourage everyone to get involved in that conversation."
Students dream up tomorrow's engineering precinct
Last Monday, the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies invited students to share their imaginative ideas for revitalising the Engineering and Technology precinct with the #whatspossibleETP competition launch. While faculty dean Archie Johnston and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Duncan Ivison took care of the BBQ, students and staff shared their visions on Twitter and Instagram. The competition is open until the end of the week, so get on board and you could win a $50 Rose Hotel voucher.
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Win tickets to the Con’s Centenary Festival
The Con continues their Centenary celebrations with a week-long festival from 6-11 October. We have student double-passes to give away to enjoy the music feast; to enter, email with ‘Sydney Student’ in the subject header, and tell us which concert you would like to attend.
USU overhauls student publications
The USU's long-running campus magazine, BULL, will hit shelves for the final time this October with the Union set to shift to a completely digitial approach to student publications from 2016. “The Union is moving into the 21st century, solidifying a stronger online presence," says USU President Alisha Aitken-Radburn. 
Join in and get involved
  • Join us on Wednesday 14 October for our Postgraduate Information Evening.  Discover how postgraduate study can enhance your career prospects and take your undergraduate achievements to places you never imagined. Book your place now

  • Interested in professional medical education? Come to our information evening this Wednesday 23 September to find out more.
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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
28 Sep — Sydney Ideas - Politics, Human Rights and the Art of Commemoration of the Americas
29 Sep — Sydney Ideas - Women in Leadership: why aren’t we there yet? Elizabeth Broderick

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