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It starts with a visit to Kmart the night before. Amassing ammunition, preparing for zombies and planning for gun-jams.

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Normally university education and fortune-telling don’t go together, but if you’re interested in finding out what studying at Sydney Uni will be like, then you should definitely be coming to Open Day!

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Insects, super conductors, latex bouncy balls, Quidditch, food DNA and Game of Thrones... these are just some of the fun hands-on activities that will open your mind at Open Day this Saturday.

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Image: students, staff and alumni pack birthing kits in the Great Hall, for distribution in Africa.

Many students enter university with the desire to save the world – by no means an easy feat! There are countless issues, from human rights abuses to environmental concerns, and the scale of the challenge can sometimes cause starry-eyed idealism to diminish.

But student life offers some great ways to make a difference...

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Jazz, mobile phones and photography. These seem like three unrelated concepts, but this semester, they will combine in a new way. Find out how you can get involved - and maybe even win a prize...

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Yes, it's student election season again. Here are my tips for not being harassed by people in bright t-shirts...

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Starting University is a pretty damn exciting time in one’s life. For me it was such a mix of emotions. I cried at enrolment and nearly exploded with excitement at 0-Week. At the time, I had spent a year off from study, travelling and working so I was very ready to learn.

If I could go back and tell 19-year-old me a few things, what would I say?

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Walking through uni the other day I saw people setting up a multitude of stalls along Eastern Avenue. A giddy sense of excitement welled up inside of me as I braced myself for the fun ball of happiness that’s about to explode on campus: O-Week!

Speed dating in Manning Bar isn't the only way to meet new people during O-Week; you can also get an Access card and join a million clubs and societies. But what exactly are clubs and societies?

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2012 Verge Festival directors, history and music student Lauren Eisinger and physics and literature student James Colley, did a quick Q&A for us about their work:


This is the 10th Verge Festival. Any stats or facts & figures about why this will be the biggest and best?

This Festival will probably be the biggest yet, however we have to say that this is because we have been able to stand on the shoulders of giants. The University of Sydney Union – who are responsible for the funding and execution of Verge Festival – along with the people who work there, have tirelessly supported our crazy and almost impossible ideas with such passion and energy. Nothing has been too hard or too much effort. We have been so privileged to be able to talk with previous directors and adapt elements of past festivals so they can form the basis of wonderful events in this Verge Festival.

This year Verge is much more visual. We have taken the festival Tent of years past, given it steroids and evolved it into a 15m-diameter geodesic dome that stands 7.5m high. We put this up on the Front Lawns next to the iconic Quadrangle where it cannot be missed, so Verge has instantly taken a higher profile within the university.

We have sold out three major events prior to the start of the festival. We are hosting the Australian premiere performance of The Magical Music of Disney, a symphonic concert of Disney classics accompanied by the animated film footage played on a big screen.

Humans vs. Zombies, a giant Nerf battle of apocalyptic proportions, will be played on campus for the first time and sold out in less than an hour. This festival has more than 33 hours of comedy, 30 hours of music performances, two circus shows, an artwork that was displayed in Vivid Festival, 25 hours of theatre and hundreds of ways to get involved. From drawing on the ground to entering a slow bike race (the winner is the one who comes last) we can honestly say there is something in this festival for everyone.

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The too-bright lights fill the stage with their resplendent glory. The audience hurries to switch their phone to vibrate and the first cast member boldly steps onstage. Everyone is waiting for the “revue to end all revues” to indeed end all revues. The audience is perplexed at how this end of revues business will logistically play out; will the show be so masterful that nobody shall dare put on another for fear of comparative inadequacy? Or is the arts revue just not doing another next year? Or, more worryingly, is the world going to end on December 21? These and many other questions plague the collective mind of the audience, yet they wait, in hopes of some form of entertainment in exchange for their $15.

I am of course describing the first few seconds of Arts Revue’s show for 2012, “Artsmageddon” that kicks off this year’s revue’s season. Last night was the much-anticipated opening night. It was an enjoyable culmination of months of rehearsing, scriptwriting and dance practice. This revue has at times made me feel a little lacking in comedic skill, mainly because this is the revue that brought you The Chaser and The Axis of Awesome. Yet I have loved being a cast member. Being a part of the most random group of people, who are brought together by the desire to make others laugh, has been a truly wonderful thing.

Come and see the remaining revues.

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The start of semester two means lots of things for many people; for some, it’s getting out of bed for the first time in a month, for others it’s hurriedly organising textbooks and timetables, and for an unlucky few it’s just the next day after Winter School. For me, it marks the start of Revue Season. Revues have a longstanding tradition at this University. They’re stage shows compromising of a series of comedy sketches, songs, and videos that satirise topical issues, poke fun at campus life and find the hilarious in the mundane, all with a sprinkling of the absurd for good measure. They’ve been going since the 30’s with different faculties putting together their own shows and performing them in the Seymour Centre. This year, I’m lucky enough to be in the Arts Revue, which is titled “Artsmageddon.” The overarching apocalyptic theme is inspired by the oft-derided Mayan belief that the world will end on December 21 of 2012 and it humorously deals with this ‘issue’ and its many implications in witty ways.

So far I’ve endured the pain of the audition process and the first few awkward rehearsals where everyone is too self-conscious to speak for fear of being deemed unfunny straight off the bat. Initially, I thought that the producers would write the show, and that all I would have to do is somehow deliver their lines in a funny and ingenious way. The show however is completely self-devised. This is both exciting and terrifying! For weeks we each proposed ideas for songs and sketches and then worked in groups to flesh them out. We are currently at the stage of having selected our final sketches and are in the process of rehearsing and refining each. As the performance approaches and the ticket selling and fundraising steps up a notch, I am met with the wonderful mix of intense fear and excitement as to what is to come. If you want to come and see the Arts Revue, ticket information can be found here.

More more information about Revue Season, visit the USU website.

I like to try new things. I really do. And assured by my friend that it would be perfectly fine that we don’t have any flexibility whatsoever and hardly any athletic ability, together we joined in with Gymsoc.

I’m not a vey athletic person. If you saw me on the street (or at uni) you would know almost immediately that I do not do sport of any real kind. I’m a bit clumsy and I tend to fall over quite frequently. So when I found myself in the basement of Old Teacher’s College ready to do gymnastics, I was nervous, anxious and well, very, very, surprised with myself.

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In 2009, my friends Kieran, Gerard and I started a breakfast service for Sydney’s homeless and disadvantaged community in Surry Hills. The program is supported by Sydney Uni Young Vinnies (Join us at O-week! or on Facebook! ), the St. Vincent de Paul society, the University of Sydney Union and the City of Sydney Council Homelessness unit.

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What is it all about?

As the program is still in its “trial” stages, every fortnight we serve a hot breakfast of bacon and eggs, tomatoes, juice, tea, coffee and even pancakes! Sometimes we get the footy out, play a game or two, sing some songs and it’s good fun all round. But the primary aim of the service is not food or footy; it is to provide an outlet for conversation, a sense of community, a first point of call to other services, a smiling face and genuine concern for the dignity of each and every human being.

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Sydney University has over 200 clubs and societies!
On the 14th October, there was a glamourous awards night to find out who had the best events, who had the best poster, the best t-shirt, who is the best club!


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Apart from being one of the more photogenic universities in Australia, I thought that I would list a few reasons as to why I love Sydney Uni. This isn't a glossy puff-piece, and one of the good things about this blog is that I know that I can talk about when I'm having a tough time with Uni - this is just a list of why I love Sydney Uni; these are reasons that reaffirm why I've chosen to study here, and these are qualities of the university that I also believe are important to protect.

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NAPSA AGM

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In the holidays, I was lucky enough to be able to attend NAPSA* AGM** as the NAPSA rep for SUPA***. You must be wondering—what’s up with the acronyms? Well, at uni there’s a lot, and on the topic of shorthandedness—you’ll get very good at it, trust me. But I digress...

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At the moment I live in a world of chalk dust and footpath art. It is a lovely yet hectic land which I like to think I stroll through with the air of a flâneur, enjoying the smell of fresh paint in the Graffiti Tunnel and watching piles of printed propaganda float by in the breeze.

Oh yes, it is Union election time again.

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Le français, they say that you can seduce any girl with a cleverly crafted smattering of this language of love. I have to admit, that's one reason why I'm studying it. But what's the use of studying Old English if there aren't any medieval women to whom I can profess 'thou hath ankles most shapely and pale'?! No, Old English isn't the best language to pick up with on campus. But as a fresher, I might as well be speaking it when I try to navigate the sandstone mazes of Sydney Uni.

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Its late afternoon and I am delighted to find the front laws buzzing with the kind of activity that befits any normal O-Week. Handing out flyers for the international exchange fair (to be held this week on Thursday the 29th March) I was in competition with the army of faithfuls that represent the EU (the Evangelical Union - not to be confused with the formidable European bloc), and the eager and helpful bright green SPOCS. We vied for the attention of excited first years, as they stumbled around, arms laden with freebies, in a bit of a daze having just joined half a dozen societies.

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I had an awesome day at O-Week yesterday. Here is a photo diary tracing my footsteps...

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Okay, bad title. And okay, it’s not from a song.

But I just saw the O-week timetable and I am SOOOO pumped.

Here are my personal picks:

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You've made it. You've got your offer. You've enrolled. Now you're ready to start uni. There is a simple list of to do's to get ready for uni.

Oh, and by the way, welcome to the University of Sydney!

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February is a very gay month in Sydney. It is Mardi Gras season again, which features a month-long festival of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer cultures in Sydney. And this year, Mardi Gras Festival sprinkles its rainbow glitter all over Sydney University...

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