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19 January 2017
High school students pilot Mars mission by sending code into space

Australian high school students will send computer code into space to race robotic satellites aboard the International Space Station at the Zero Robotics Championship on Friday 27 January.

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18 January 2017
University set to welcome the next crop of future leaders

More than 10,500 offers have been made for prospective students to study at the University of Sydney in 2017, including 587 students under a new leadership initiative.

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18 January 2017
Students set the bar for refugee support

A group of students have developed an idea to improve the lives of refugees globally. They’ll fly to San Francisco in March to pitch their vision as part of the international Hult Prize and vie for USD $1 million in funding.

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18 January 2017
University has high retention rates new report shows

The University of Sydney has the highest student completion rate in NSW over a nine year period and second highest nationally over a six year period, a new report shows. 

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16 January 2017
University of Sydney starts construction on 3 landmark buildings

The University has received approval from the Department of Planning and environment for three new education buildings which will help it to create state-of-the-art research facilities.

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16 January 2017
Aboriginal teens call University of Sydney home for a week

Over 200 students from across Australia will attend an academic and cultural workshop, as the University of Sydney expands its school outreach program to engage regional students and increase participation in STEM subjects. 

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06 January 2017
Sydney debaters conquer world

James Leeder and Emma Johnstone, never ones to shy away from good conversation and a healthy argument have taken out a prestigious world title.

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16 December 2016
Scholarship gives boost to a hopeful start-up

Rameen Malik dreams of a future where clean energy solutions can provide a decent quality of life for all echelons of society. It’s a dream that would not have been possible without donor support.

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15 December 2016
Pop-up clinic for pets in need

The University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Sydney is supporting homeless and disadvantaged Sydneysiders to access quality veterinary care for their beloved pets.

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15 December 2016
Top 10 tips for first-year students

Your first year on campus can be intimidating. New people. New classes. New locations. We asked current University of Sydney students to share the things they have learned during their time on campus.

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15 December 2016
Why your HSC results don't define you

No, I'm not here to remind you that 'your ATAR is just a number', writes Simone Armstrong for the Huffington Post Australia.

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13 December 2016
8 things to do in your first year at university

The University of Sydney is a vibrant campus – we asked students on campus to share their tips for the best things to do in your first year of university. This is what they said.

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12 December 2016
Sydney hosts Evatt Trophy and leaders of the future

The University of Sydney hosted 60 high school students as part of the UN Youth Australia’s Evatt Trophy debating finals and conference last week.

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12 December 2016
Why all of your UAC preferences matter

Choosing your university degree is a big decision. Secure your dream course by making the most of your UAC preferences.

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09 December 2016
Former PM Bob Hawke awarded honorary doctorate

Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke AC received an honorary degree from the University of Sydney. Honorary degrees are awarded to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the wider community.

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08 December 2016
Boosted support for Aboriginal students in critical first year

From 2017, commencing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander undergraduate students will be offered guaranteed and subsidised accommodation and a structured peer mentoring program.

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06 December 2016
Chancellor Belinda Hutchinson AM re-appointed

The University Senate has re-appointed Belinda Hutchinson AM for a second term as Chancellor.

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06 December 2016
Helping students live, study and work overseas in 2017

The University of Sydney has secured more than $1.2 million in government funding to support 332 students to study overseas in 2017.

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05 December 2016
Alumni from the 1930s to 1960s share their memories

A rare glimpse into four decades of student life at the University of Sydney, from the 1930s to the 1960s, has been captured in a publication of alumni memories.

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30 November 2016
Mentorship: how to build a business

Driven to start her own fashion company, Elena Biancardi moved from Italy to Sydney to study innovation and entrepreneurship. With guidance from her alumni mentor, she’s now taken her business to the next level.

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