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19 June 2017
University sponsors Garma Youth Forum

As sponsor of this year’s Garma Youth Forum, we’ll host workshops for school students run by our Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Faculty of Science, Sydney College of the Arts as well as the Sydney University Law Society.

02 June 2017
Charles Perkins portrait displayed in building bearing his name

A portrait of renowned activist Dr Charles Perkins AO – the first Aboriginal man to graduate from an Australian university, the University of Sydney – was officially unveiled during National Reconciliation Week 2017. 

31 May 2017
Increasing access for regional Indigenous students

A transformative program of educational outreach will launch across regional and rural NSW during National Reconciliation Week, as the University of Sydney’s Widening Participation and Outreach goes on the road. 

29 May 2017
Five things you should know about the 1967 Referendum

As we celebrate 50 years since the 1967 Referendum let’s reflect upon some of the key facts from this important milestone in Australia’s journey towards reconciliation.

26 May 2017
10 Indigenous staff and students taking the next steps

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and students reveal what this year’s National Reconciliation Week means to them, and the steps they’re taking in the journey to achieve reconciliation. 

20 March 2017
Everyone has a story to share

At our Living Library, people will be the books and share their experiences as part of the University’s commitment to build a culture of inclusion and diversity on campus.

13 March 2017
Cultural Competence – Aboriginal Sydney

A new online course from the University of Sydney’s National Centre for Cultural Competence uses Aboriginal experiences and narratives of Sydney to explore the key themes and capabilities of cultural competence.

01 March 2017
Strategic plan essential for increased Aboriginal participation

A landmark scheme to lift enrolment and completion rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students has been hailed as crucial to achieve real progress in the sector. 

28 February 2017
10 women shaping the future of Sydney

As communities around the world prepare for International Women’s Day, we celebrate the contributions of ten female researchers at the University of Sydney who are transforming the lives of women and men.

27 February 2017
Motivated to shine by the E12 program

As a new generation of students start their University careers, one group arrived by a different path.

15 February 2017
We’re ‘Roaring with Pride’ to be part of Mardi Gras 2017

The University of Sydney is once again proud to be part of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in 2017.

31 January 2017
Our role in 2017

"We are committed as a University to build a culture based on values of courage and creativity, openness and engagement, respect and integrity, and inclusion and diversity," says Dr Michael Spence, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Sydney. 

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.

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. 

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.

24 November 2016
Why we need to stand against domestic violence

To commemorate White Ribbon Day, experts from the University reflect on why it is critical that we take a stand against domestic violence.

18 November 2016
Musical ambitions for cochlear implant

The human ear is amazing. It can hear the slightest whisper and tolerate high intensity sounds. But for people relying on hearing devices, the sounds of music can be unbearable.

02 November 2016
Charles Perkins' fire in the belly: we need to reignite it

On the 50th anniversary of Charles Perkins’ graduation, a passionate panel of high profile politicians and community leaders considered 100 years in the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

27 October 2016
We should be no less committed to the future than Charles

Professor Shane Houston reflects, takes stock and considers the future of education for Aboriginal people in Australia as we celebrate 50 years since Dr Charles Perkins graduated from the University of Sydney. 

24 October 2016
Our Australian Financial Review Higher Education Award finalists

The University of Sydney has four finalists in the annual Australian Financial Review higher education awards, which celebrate excellence in the sector.