Life at Sydney

Life at Sydney

Throw yourself into Life at Sydney – take a whirlwind tour of life as a Sydney Uni student. Participate in hands-on tutorials, learn about sports, clubs and societies, speak to our current students, meet your future classmates, and explore the campus – all in one day!

What is life at Sydney like?

Photos of students on campus

It’s diverse, inspiring, informative and fun!

Would you like to test your skills with a robotic arm? Or, design your own virtual bridge? Wondered what it's like to work at Wall Street? Whatever your interests, Life at Sydney will inspire you to learn more about your future at university.

During the day we’ll be running sessions, presented by our academic staff and clubs and societies. You get to choose the three sessions that most interest you.

The sessions are tailored to many different areas of interest, so there’s sure to be many that fire your imagination. So make sure you select the sessions you want to attend after you register to attend Life at Sydney.

Make your decision carefully, as you can’t change after you have registered. If your preferred session is not shown on the registration page, this means it is already full, so you will need to choose another.


8.30am Arrival and admission
9am Welcome by the University of Sydney Union
9.05am What's uni really like? Hear from a current student
9.40am Morning session activities: Tuesday or Wednesday
11am Campus tour and morning tea - see our historic campus.
12pm Midday session activities: Tuesday or Wednesday
1.30pm Lunch in Manning Bar - entertainment provided by our students
2.30pm Afternoon session, hosted by the student clubs and societies – learn about the social and sporting opportunites you'll have at Sydney. Afternoon activities: Tuesday or Wednesday
3.30pm Q&A with student ambassadors
3.45pm Finish

What should I wear and bring?

You need to wear enclosed footwear – no thongs or sandals. Apart from that, just wear comfortable, casual clothing and bring some paper and a pen. We will give you lunch and refreshments (please tell us when you register if you have any special dietary needs).

How do I get there?

Life at Sydney begins in the Eastern Avenue Auditorium at the University’s Camperdown Campus, about 3km west of the Sydney CBD. See

There are several ways to get here

  • By bus: they run regularly along Parramatta Road and City Road from Central, Circular Quay and Town Hall.
  • By train to Redfern: then walk for about 25 minutes.
  • You could walk or cycle – we’ve got lots of secure bike racks.
  • Parents/carers can drop you off outside the Quadrangle at University Place (enter via University Avenue on Parramatta road).

Please arrive by 8.30am, and don’t forget to plan your journey home (the University cannot provide transport).