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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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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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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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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.

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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.

Luke Zhao, who will soon graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering (Adv) (Bioelectronics)/Bachelor of Science (Adv) (Neuroscience) degree wants to help deliver higher quality tonal recognition and musical sounds to people using the cochlear implant devices.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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21 September 2016
Aboriginal health equality: the Poche Centre’s vision for change

The University of Sydney’s Poche Centre for Indigenous Health will continue its focus on three high-need areas under its new 2016-2020 Strategic Plan - Healthy Kids. Healthy Teeth. Healthy Hearts.

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06 September 2016
Unique program opens doors for people with intellectual disabilities

Young people with intellectual disabilities will be embedded as paid interns in two leading Australian organisations, including the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), as part of an innovative new program at the University of Sydney.

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12 August 2016
Joint initiative provides educational support for school students in western Sydney

A unique partnership between the University of Sydney and Fairfield City Council will provide significant educational support and activities for primary and high school students and the wider community.

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28 July 2016
Home ownership: facts and fiction

In this podcast Chris is joined by Professor Nicole Gurran, urban planning and policy analyst to talk housing affordability. 

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25 July 2016
University-wide commitment to cultural competence embraced

The University of Sydney demonstrated a campus-wide commitment to diversity at its Cultural Competence at Sydney launch last week.

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25 July 2016
NAIDOC Person of the Year leads education forum seeking change

Following his powerful speech at the 2016 NAIDOC Awards, Professor Chris Sarra will facilitate a day of workshops for teachers and other staff working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students on Tuesday 26 July.

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08 July 2016
The NDIS does not yet address all the needs of Indigenous people with disabilities

While the NDIS presents an opportunity to address the gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people with disabilities, a number of challenges still remain writes Dr John Gilroy.

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28 June 2016
Winter Program prepares students for university life

We’re helping more than 40 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Year 12 students prepare for exams and university life as part of the Bunga Barrabugu Winter Program this week.

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23 June 2016
'Jobs and growth' focus ignores society’s most vulnerable, warns pre-election audit

Ahead of the Federal Election, a group of leading academics have released a new audit questioning what the Coalition, the Australian Labor Party (ALP) and the Australian Greens are doing to address poverty in Australia and beyond.

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16 June 2016
MadMaker tours rural NSW

MadMaker is the brainchild of electrical and information technologies engineer Dr Abelardo Pardo, a specialist in technology-based learning. It was designed to inspire students who may not have previously considered a future career in engineering, technology or science-related fields.

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15 June 2016
University reaches critical gender equality milestone

The University of Sydney now has 31 percent female professors, up from 28 percent, just over a year into a formal program designed to increase the number of women in senior positions. 

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23 May 2016
Student revues entertain and enlighten whole community

At any given point in time our students are finding ways to let their creative energy run free. 

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