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We've rounded up 5 of the best (and cheapest) things to do in Sydney this mid-semester break... after you've finished studying, of course.


1. Free movies

If you’ve run out of movies to (legally) stream, this is a game-changer – the Library’s Kanopy gives you access to a seriously impressive catalogue of films, documentaries and TV shows to stream. Your Unikey unlocks the latest Hollywood blockbusters, classic favourites, Oscar nominees, critics’ picks and indie flicks.

2. Get cultured

There’s still time to catch some of the Sydney Fringe Festival, before it wraps up on the 30th September. As always, our students and alumni steal the show; catch them in shows including the Colour Orange, the Acappelicans, King Baby Live, Michael Hing: Proud Boys, Cyrus Bezyan: Trial Show, Nailed It!, Unplotted Potter, Baby Boy Bolognese: Dodo Park, Burger King Illuminati: The Infinite Pizza Party, and Confetti Gun: Pity Party.

3. Update your wardrobe

Sick of your clothes but don’t have the funds for a revamp? Have a killer outfit that doesn’t fit anymore, or that you’ve worn in a few too many photos? Exchange your pre-loved, high quality clothes at the USU’s inaugural Clothes Swap on Thursday 28 September.

4. Cash in on student perks

A night at the movies doesn’t have to break the bank. Score discounted movie tickets to Dendy, Hoyts, Events and Palace Cinemas through the USU or at the Copy Centre. Cheap tickets = more money for snacks.

5. Get moving

With all that movie watching, you’ll need to burn off some energy. Make exercise a social event, by trying Lentil as Anything's Acro Yoga, dancing in the dark at No Lights,
No Lycra
or taking a spring walk in the Botanic Gardens.

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