Gifted & Talented Workshop Frequently Asked Questions
How do get to the University of Sydney?
What time do I arrive each day?
Workshops begin at 8:30 am on the first day and 9:00 am each other day.
What time can I leave each day?
Workshops finish at 3:30 pm on Wednesday and Thursday and 4:30 pm on Friday.
Where do I get dropped off and picked up from each day?
Students should meet outside the Eastern Ave complex, which is located on Eastern Ave, the University of Sydney. Eastern Ave is closest to the City Road Gate entrance to the university grounds.
Please note that Eastern Ave is now closed to traffic. Students can arrange to meet their parents or guardians here at the end of each day, however the closest parking area is next to the Madsen Building. Taxis can be ordered to drop off and pick up students near the Madsen building.
If you are catching public transport there are major bus stops on City Road close to Eastern Ave.
What if I am catching a train?
The closest train station to the University of Sydney is Redfern Station. If you are catching the train to this station it is a good idea to contact Louise Freys on 02 9351 5268 or 0434 071 685 so that she knows to expect you each morning from this station.
You should take the LAWSON STREET exit and travel along Lawson Street until you come to the lights. Turn left at the lights onto Abercrombie Street, then right onto Butlin Avenue. Continue on until you come to City Road, cross City Road and enter the City Road gates to the University of Sydney.
Exit at Lawson Street, travel along Abercrombie Street, onto Raglan Street, through the University of Sydney and over the City Road overbridge onto Eastern Ave.
If you are catching a train to Central, it is about a 10-minute walk from Central Station to the University of Sydney. You can alternatively catch a bus from Central Station to the City Road Gates (Stand D, Railway Square).
What bus can I catch from the City to the University of Sydney?
Buses to City Road for the City (Loftus Street or Railway Square): 422, 423 (Circular Quay) 426, 428.
Buses to Parramatta Road for the City (Town Hall): 412, 413, 461, 480, 483 (Circular Quay) 436, 437, 438, 440.
These are just a few of the bus services available.
Can my parents park on campus?
It is advisable that parents do not park on campus, as it can be costly. If they do park they will need to purchase a parking ticket from the vending machine and place it in their car. Eastern Ave is closed to traffic so the closest parking area is next to the Madsen Building.
What if I arrive late to the workshop?
Don’t stress, we understand that Sydney traffic can be terrible so if you think you are going to be late call Louise on 0434 071 685, otherwise once you arrive at the University of Sydney, wait at the designated, signed area and someone will come and take you to the relevant room.
What if I need to leave early?
A roll is taken each day, as we need to know your whereabouts whilst you are in our duty of care. It’s important that we know you are and that you are safe at all times. If you need to leave early come and speak to Louise on the morning you need to leave and she will alert your workshop co-ordinator.
Can I leave the grounds during lunch breaks?
Students are not permitted to leave the University of Sydney grounds during lunch times.
What should I wear to the workshops?
Since much of your time will be spent in laboratories, it is important that students wear suitable clothing – preferably cotton clothing and closed toed shoes at all times.
What should I bring?
Pen, pencil, eraser, note pad and a calculator.
Please bring your own lunch on Wednesday and Thursday. While there are facilities on campus to buy food, it is preferable that you bring your own lunch to the University. Lunch will be provided on Friday.