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Upcoming Events

Your Path to Sydney Uni - Wednesday 20 May

Registrations now open

An information evening for students and parents will be held at Revesby Workers’ Club on 20 May 2015. Find out about courses available at the University of Sydney, alternative entry schemes, scholarships, fees and university life, and meet with faculty staff who can answer all your course-related questions. Registration is essential as places are limited - register now online.

Year 10 Information Evenings - Wednesday 3 June & Monday 22 June

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Our annual information evenings are designed to help Year 10 students and their parents choose subjects for the HSC and navigate through the process of applying to university.

Topics include:

  • ATAR, scaling and assumed knowledge
  • subject selections
  • career pathways
  • university transition

Scholarships Information Evening - Tuesday 16 June

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To maximise your students' chances of receiving a scholarship, we are hosting a Scholarships Information Evening for Year 12 students.The evening is hosted by the Scholarships Office and will share insider hints and tips on completing the Sydney Scholars application. Attendees will also hear from a Sydney student about their scholarship experience,the support provided to them along with opportunities to speak with some of our on-campus residential colleges representatives to find out about their scholarships.

Helping Parents

New Publication- Parents Guide

The University of Sydney has released a new guide for parents to assist students making the transition to higher education,. The following is an excerpt, the full guide will be available to order via the publications page and will be sent to all schools in Term 2.

With the widest range of academic programs of any Australian university on offer, deciding what to study may not be easy. Many young people have not yet decided on a career path and need guidance when narrowing down their interests to one or two particular areas. Whatever they decide, it is important that your child is genuinely interested in their chosen area of study – this interest is often crucial to their success in the course and university in general.
How can I help?
A good way to figure out the best course for your child may be to sit down with them and have an honest discussion about where their passions and strengths lie. Thinking about the subjects they have enjoyed and did well in during high school, their hobbies and interests, as well as the type of work they tend to enjoy, is a good start. Encourage them to do research and gather as much information possible in order to make the best decision. You could ensure they do this by:

  • asking them to allocate time to talk to their careers adviser at school, who may also be able to assist with narrowing down their interests
  • ensuring they browse through our website for detailed information on specific programs
  • encouraging them to attend our Open Day, where they will have a chance to learn more about courses and facilities, experience mini-lectures and gain insights into the possible career paths available to them.

Open Day is the perfect opportunity to speak to current students and staff who can share their own experiences and give advice.

Faculty Updates

New Degree: Science/Dentistry

The faculties of Dentistry and Science have joined forces to create a new chapter in dental education: the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) and Doctor of Dental Medicine. Just like the Doctor of Dental Medicine, you will graduate from this double degree as a dentist, eligible for registration with the Dental Board of Australia. Only now, you will have an in depth understanding of the sciences to provide a strong foundation for postgraduate study.

The seven-year course is ideal for dentistry students who want challenge and flexibility in their degree. Not only will you improve your knowledge of the sciences, you will also be able to indulge your personal interests by studying subjects offered by other faculties.
For more information visit the course page.

Launch of Dual-Degree program with France’s leading university, Sciences Po

The University of Sydney's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Sciences Po (l’Institut d’études politiques de Paris) in France, one of Europe's leading humanities institutions, have joined forces to offer students new dual degree programs for the first time in 2016.

The four-year Dual Degree program is unique in Australia and will enable students accepted into the program to work towards both a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Sciences Po, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Bachelor of Economics Degree or a Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Sciences Degree at the University of Sydney. The first two years of the program will be completed in France, with the final two years completed at The University of Sydney.

Applications for the degree programs are made directly to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and open in August 2015. More information can be found on the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences webpage.

New degree sees the Con go rock’n'roll

The Sydney Conservatorium of Music is attracting the attention of rappers and rockers, popsters, guitarists and indie sound mavens with the launch of the new Bachelor of Music Studies in Contemporary Music. The degree combines a practice-based music degree with classic university studies in the humanities, catering students with an interest in popular music, songwriting and electronic music production.

Read more in a recent SMH Article.

SCA Portfolio Days

Sydney College of the Arts holds two Portfolio Days and an Information Evening during the year to assist students with their portfolio preparation and application to study the Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA).

The Portfolio Days are a fantastic opportunity for students to meet our academic staff and receive feedback on their portfolio and visual arts practice. Students also have the option of submitting their portfolio for BVA admission on the day if they're feeling confident.
The Information Evening will be held on Thursday 2 July (4:00pm to 8:00pm), and the Portfolio Days will be held on Thursday 8 October (4:00-8:00pm) and Saturday 14 November (10:00am to 2:00pm).
Hear our students share their portfolio tips in this short video.

New Career-Ready program for all Arts & Social Sciences students

The Faculty of Arts and Social Science has launched a new and innovative program to prepare students for the many career paths available through a degree in humanities and social sciences. ArtSS Career-Ready offers tailored programs which guide students in areas including career planning and preparation for applying for work placement applications.

The program offers paid work placements exclusive to students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences with some of Australia’s most reputable organisations including the Westpac Group.

More and more organisations see the value of a graduate from humanities and social sciences subjects in the way they think and the ability to problem solve the most complex tasks.

This program will provide students with the skills and experience they need to get the edge in a highly competitive marketplace.

For more information about ArtSS Career-Ready visit the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences webpage

New clinical appointment at the Faculty of Pharmacy set to prepare students for their careers in pharmacy

Clinical placements are a really important opportunity for Bachelor of Pharmacy students to put theory into practice in a variety of health care settings. That’s why the Faculty of Pharmacy has established the new role of Associate Lecturer – Clinical Placements.

Dr Paulina Stehlik took up this new position earlier this year and has already found it extremely rewarding, putting her wide range of skills towards creating an enriching experience for pharmacy students during their clinical placements.

Dr Stehlik completed her Bachelor of Pharmacy in 2009 and undertook a graduate certificate and PhD at Monash University.

“I think my teaching experience combined with my pharmacy experience, and the fact I finished my undergraduate only a few years ago, puts me in a unique position to understand the needs of the students, preceptors and the faculty during clinical placements,” she says.

In her new role, Dr Stehlik will be the point of contact for students and preceptors, separate to the clinical placement unit of study co-ordinators. Communication with the preceptors is crucial as it will strengthen the relationship between placement sites and the faculty.

“This will benefit our pharmacy students who will be more likely to gain access to a wide range of placement sites and be better supported by preceptors and the faculty during clinical placements,” Dr Stehlik says.

Kickstart Science in the School Holidays

Kickstart workshops give HSC science students a chance to do experiments and demonstrations of key ideas in the syllabus that are difficult to do in the classroom. Kickstart Biology, Chemistry and Physics are running in the June School Holidays at the University of Sydney (Camperdown campus). Students can register individually to attend these sessions. For more information and to make a booking please visit the program webpage.