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26 September 2018

That’s a wrap! The 2018 Sydney Underground Film Festival delivers its best season yet

Sydney Underground Film Festival reporters Michael Sun and Lily Langman walk us through their 2018 highlights, including the Hollywood apocalypse, retro film-making, time travel, and how to get revenge with an iron axe.
25 September 2018

Trailblazing academic takes out major umpiring prize

University of Sydney Education academic Dr Victoria Rawlings has been named the Sydney AFL Umpire of the Year, the first female umpire to take home the title.
19 September 2018

When politics corrupts the fairness of elections

Arranging election district boundaries can be made to favour a particular party, creating a problem for democracy. Working for the Campaign Legal Centre, alumna Ruth Greenwood is on the front line, fighting for fairness.
17 September 2018

Then and now: new Australian film shining a light on the student experience

To celebrate the release of the new Australian film Ladies in Black, student Katie Harkin interviewed director and alumnus Bruce Beresford to look back at over sixty years of uni life - and how more than just the on-campus fashion has changed.
12 September 2018

Community language teaching offers migrant women pathways to work

New research on community languages teachers in NSW has revealed the majority are university-educated migrant women looking to return to work and further study after raising families.
10 September 2018

Recent graduate Alex Tighe wins prestigious ABC journalism scholarship

Along with 12 months of real-world newsroom experience, the Media and Communications graduate will develop his technical and research skills under some of the national broadcaster’s leading journalists.
10 September 2018

Giving music to regional kids who need it most

Alumna, Michelle Leonard, decided to bring back music education through Moorambilla Voices, and in the process enriched entire regional communities.
10 September 2018

The Man Who Escaped Sierra Leone

"There are times when you walk into the train station or shops and people will look at you differently. I recently had dreadlocks and you could see people making judgements like, ‘There goes a shabby African boy."
10 September 2018

Social Engineering and Cybersecurity

Ahead of his appearance at the upcoming Outside the Square event, "Hackers, Breaches, Bots", graduate and white-hat hacker, Alex Hogue, sits down to talk cybersecurity.
07 September 2018

From the Dean

I am profoundly grateful for the wonderful gift support—now more than $60M—received by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences from alumni and friends during the ongoing INSPIRED campaign.