Skip to main content
News_

Sydney alumni echo our vision of leadership

30 August 2015
New campaign features current students and visionary alumni

We celebrate the achievements and values of our students and alumni in a campaign that rolled out on campus, online, and on train stations, buses and street posters across Sydney last week.

Girl at I will message wall during brand campiagn

Visionary alumni including, Gough Whitlam, Victor Chang, Adam Spencer and Anne Summers, as well as current students feature in the campaign: Leadership for good starts here.

“Our focus has always been on equipping our people with the skills and qualities for leadership so they can meaningfully serve all our communities at every level,” said Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence.

“The new campaign celebrates our distinguished alumni and students that embody this, as well as the values at the heart of our education and research strategy.”

Alumni as diverse as Indigenous advocate Jack Manning Bancroft, doctor Kerryn Phelps, broadcaster Mary Kostakidis, social justice advocate Michael Kirby and theatre director John Bell declare their vision for good as part of the campaign.

The campaign also features outstanding current students who are forging their own path towards making a difference, including Subeta Vimalarajah, who put her campaign to abolish the tax on tampons atop the nation's agenda; and science student Ethan Butson who invented a device that improves the quality of life for stroke sufferers.

As part of the campaign, visitors to our Camperdown campus have shared their own “I will…” vision on a pop-up message wall on Eastern Avenue.

You can view the message wall and read more about our alumni and students.

Related articles

21 June 2016

University welcomes new Sydney School of Entrepreneurship

The University of Sydney has welcomed the NSW Government's $25 million pledge to create the Sydney School of Entrepreneurship as a new collaborative venture in the higher education sector. 

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.

15 June 2016

New fellowships prepare talented researchers for future role

The Sydney Research Accelerator (SOAR) fellowships recognise and develop the University’s most talented researchers by providing two years of additional research funding and support.

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. 

29 June 2016

Outstanding achievement by Sydney Law School student at Cambridge

Mitchell Cleaver is the first Sydney Law School student to receive a dual degree from one of the UK's most prestigious law schools.

02 June 2016

Student Leadership Academy an ideas powerhouse

A new style of teaching and learning is gaining popularity among University of Sydney students,  with more than 400 students signing up to the Student Leadership Academy  (SLA) kick-started early this year. Members have just successfully competed in the Dymocks Innovation Challenge. 

13 December 2016

Sydney alum off to Stanford as Monash scholar

University of Sydney alumnus Dr Martin Seneviratne has been named the 2017 Roden Cutler NSW John Monash Scholar. The award will see Dr Seneviratne head to Stanford University to continue his ground-breaking work into clinical informatics.

14 December 2016

Sydney researchers go global

From Antarctica to Amsterdam, many of our researchers will be delving into archives, excavating archaeological sites and collaborating with international peers during the teaching break.

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.

01 December 2016

Meet our researchers: Professor Adrian Bauman

Chronic disease prevention has been a key project for Professor Bauman for the past 30 years at the University of Sydney.