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25 November 2020

On breaking barriers and overcoming your greatest challenges

Economics and Law alumna, Kerry Chikarovski shares her pathway into politics and the leadership lessons she has learnt along the way.
25 November 2020

Bigger Brother is watching

George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, published in 1949, is more famous than ever today for its predictions of political surveillance, censorship and disinformation. Despite its prescience, Peter Marks, Professor of English at the University of Sydney, argues that the novel should not be read as a despairing dystopia but as a universal “go-to resistance text”.
18 November 2020

Is it time for Australians to stop cooking with gas?

It is time for a serious rethink on the way many of us cook and heat our homes, writes Dr Madeline Taylor and Professor Susan Park from the Sydney Environment Institute.
18 November 2020

In-country learning online: Experiencing Italy from home

From language workshops to cultural tours, two students share how they got a taste of Italy through our first-ever virtual OLE in-country unit.
17 November 2020

What belonging and security feel like for young people in out-of-home care

A University of Sydney research project asked young people with foster care backgrounds: 'what does 'permanency' mean to you?' Their answers, in photographs and words, have been collated into a book that the researchers hope will inform government policy.
12 November 2020

Don't be a HASS-been, HSC leavers

If you are a year 12 student with a preference for humanities, don't change it. Invest in a future where you will be sustained by your passion for your work and where your skills will be valued contributions to the world.
11 November 2020

How languages help you stand out from the crowd

From law to tech, public health to environmental policy, catch up with some of our language graduates who are making an impact across various fields in Australia and beyond.
11 November 2020

Responsible business platform wins Sydney Genesis startup competition

Relievables, a responsible business management platform, has won the Sydney Genesis competition, the University of Sydney's flagship startup accelerator program.
11 November 2020

Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia elects Garry Barrett

Professor Barrett, Head of the School of Economics, will join 37 other new appointees to the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia - the nation's top social sciences advisory body.
09 November 2020

Holocaust memory: An Australian story?

75 years on since the liberation of Auschwitz, Holocaust studies expert Dr Avril Alba explores the legacy of Holocaust remembrance in historical and contemporary Australian life.