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05 August 2020

"I'm not addicted!" Kids have a right to play - even digitally

Children adopt the word "addicted" to describe a game as fun or to say how long they played it. But adults use it as a pathology - and that can harm kids.
04 August 2020

Student spotlight: The USYD community and studying online

We recently caught up with second year Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor Advanced Studies (Politics and International Relations) student Nikita Papastamatis, to ask him why he choose Sydney, what classes were like online and how he came to major in Philosophy.
04 August 2020

A feminist approach to the Anthropocene

Feelings are not an obvious tool in the intellectual processes of academic research. Yet Dr Astrida Neimanis uses “feel-ed work” in her study of the relationship between people and water. She is writing a book with the ambiguous working title The Feeling of Water and, yes, she cares how the earth’s waters feel as a result of human activities.
03 August 2020

International student spotlight: Study at Sydney and online

When COVID-19 hit, international student Urvashi Bandhu had just started her second year. She doubted if classes could be run online effectively and whether she would cope. Now, she quite enjoys it and says it shouldn't deter students from enrolling.
03 August 2020

Scepticism to surprise: Teaching excellence continues during COVID-19

Despite the significant disruption COVID-19 has brought to university life, Arts and Social Sciences students recently let us know they continued to receive a high standard of education last semester.
31 July 2020

Sydney philosopher to learn tricks of media trade

Dr Ferracioli will spend two weeks at the national broadcaster, learning skills to promote her research on the philosophies of migration and procreation, adoption and parenting.
30 July 2020

Graduate awarded RN Spann Scholarship in public policy

Alexander Webb has received the RN Spann Scholarship for achieving outstanding results in the Master of Public Policy at the University of Sydney.
30 July 2020

$6.6m awarded to Future Fellowships

Australian Research Council funding supports Australia's most outstanding mid-career researchers in Humanities and Sciences at the University of Sydney.
28 July 2020

5 reasons why the age of criminal responsibility should be raised

Professor Judy Cashmore, from the University of Sydney Law School, outlines five urgent reasons why we must raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14 now. "It's time to make the change," she says.
27 July 2020

Taking aim at military sexual violence

Almost a decade has passed since the “Skype scandal” made front-page news in Australia, alerting the public to a new variation on age-old sexual crimes within the Australian Defence Force, leading to internal reviews, policy changes and declarations of zero tolerance. And yet the problem of military sexual violence has not abated.