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Upcoming Events

Open Day 2014 – Saturday 30 August 2014

Open Day is a one-stop shop for students who are keen to discover more about the University. Students can talk to faculty representatives, career experts and admissions advisers and attend mini lectures about the range of courses we have to offer. There are also campus tours, seminars for parents and guardians and, of course, plenty of opportunity to explore the fun side of campus life.

Check out the event webpage for more information.

E12 application dates coming up

Applications for our Early Offer Year 12 (E12) scheme will open on Wednesday 6 August 2014 and close at 5pm Friday 12 September 2014. This is an opportunity for students to gain an early conditional offer and ATAR concessions as well as a $5,000 scholarship and iPad so please encourage any eligible students to apply. For more information on this pathway, please see the E12 Webpage.

New opportunities to study a language at the University of Sydney

The University of Sydney is offering a new Diploma of Language Studies in 2015. This is an accelerated, one year program for students who are enrolled in a course who would like to study a language concurrently with their degree but have no units free to do so. Languages offered are: Indonesian, Spanish, Korean and Japanese. For more information see the Diploma of Languages webpage.

Engineering Leadership Scholarships

Our Engineering Leadership Scholarships are some of the most valuable engineering scholarships offered in Australia in terms of financial support and leadership development. Along with an annual stipend of $18,000(tax free), students take part in an annual structured professional experience placement with a leading firm, so they can graduate with business and leadership skills without extending their degrees. They will also receive leadership insights through working with our John Grill Centre for Project Leadership and having direct access to an industry mentor.
Scholarship applications for 2015 open this month. Interested students can contact for more information.

New course 2015 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Economics

This combined degree will offer students high quality, professional training in Economics as well as the flexibility of a Bachelor of Arts degree, with the largest range of humanities and social sciences majors in Australia. Students also have the option to take Business subjects. These graduates will be technical experts with highly developed soft skills, qualities sought after by leading employers all over the world. For more information visit the Course Webpage.

University of Sydney’s pharmacy lab gets a new-age remedy

The Faculty of Pharmacy’s dispensing lab has been transformed into a modern and interactive space that is preparing students for real-world pharmacy practice.

Last refurbished more than 50 years ago, the lab now features a computer for each student, a contemporary audiovisual system with streaming capability and a new configuration that has increased class capacity to 60 from 45.

According to Associate Professor Parisa Aslani, this year's upgrade has transformed the atmosphere of the lab, not to mention the behaviour of the students.

"It has changed from that 'vintage classroom' feel to something that's comfortable and modern. I think the students are working cleaner and quicker and behaving differently because they feel more like professional pharmacists" says Parisa.

Indigenous Australian Engineering Summer School

Hosted by the University of Sydney, the Indigenous Australian Engineering Summer School (IAESS) is an annual event established by Engineering Aid Australia that provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students the opportunity to experience engineering.

Open to 20 students entering Years 11 and 12, the six-day live-in summer school gives participants a taste of engineering as a university course and career. It involves hands-on and challenging activities within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies as well as site visits to engineering companies and the chance to meet industry professionals.

We are currently inviting applicants for the 2015 IAESS, running from 11-17 January. All expenses, including travel, accommodation and meals are covered by Engineering Aid Australia. Applications close Friday 17 October 2014.

Interested students can download a brochure or application form at the Program Webpage

For more information contact the IAESS Coordinator on +61 2 9036 6571 or

Health Sciences Alumni Mentoring Program

The Faculty of Health Sciences Alumni Association has led the development and implementation of an Alumni/Student Mentoring Program where faculty graduates mentor our senior students. The program was launched by the Dean, Professor Kathryn Refshauge in April, with alumni and students from across all undergraduate programs attending the event. The evening was a great success and marks the start of a six-month program of one-on-one mentoring for our students by alumni. This program demonstrates the faculty’s commitment to providing leadership opportunities for health students and opening doors into health care.

Find out more about the opportunities in Health Science on the faculty webpage.

Graduate Profile: Nick Leeder (Bachelor Of Science), CEO of Google France

When Nick Leeder was completing his Bachelor of Science with Honours in Pure Mathematics at the University of Sydney, the company Google had not even been imagined yet. Now he is the CEO of Google France.

"A career is an interesting thing, because you’re not entirely sure what is going to happen and where you’re going to wind up. Jobs like the one I do now didn’t even exist when I was studying at university," Nick says.

Nick chose to study a Bachelor of Science as it allowed him to try a range of disciplines. He chose to major and do his Honours research in maths because it was something he enjoyed.

"The Bachelor of Science teaches you a way of thinking and mathematics is really about logic – it's amazing how valuable that becomes in your career," says Nick.

"Particularly when you’re working in industries that haven’t been around for a long time and are not well understood, the ability to think critically, figure out what’s important and analyse things is absolutely vital. These skills are never going out of fashion! That’s certainly what the Bachelor of Science did for me,” he says.

"There’s no replacement for science and technology graduates – the opportunities are unlimited for these people to work on the most interesting problems and challenges facing our biggest organisations."

To read more about Nick, and see his top study and career tip as well as view a video interview visit his Profile Page.