Established in 1977 by then Chancellor Sir Hermann Black, we aim to:
Our key initiatives are running:
All our members are volunteers, allowing all of the funds raised to go directly to our important projects.
The Committee's contribution to the University is considerable, always seeking to maintain and improve our unique environment and the opportunities available to our students.
The Book Fair is a major fundraiser and it returns in 2022 after a two-year absence due to COVID restrictions. It will take place in the University of Sydney Great Hall from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm from Saturday 10 to Wednesday 14 September.
Our volunteers are also back to work in the Book Fair workroom and are accepting donations.
We accept most categories of pre-loved books but they must be clean and in good condition for sale. Encyclopaedias, magazines, and textbooks that are more than five years old are not accepted.
Book donations can be delivered to Level 3, 146 Burren Street, Newtown on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Please ring 9351 0017 beforehand to check that the workroom is open. Books can also be left in the blue collection bin located outside 146 Burren Street at any time.
Find out more about these two bursaries in the 'All faculties and schools' section of the advertised bursaries webpage on the University's current students website.
Find out more about this bursary in the 'Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students' section of the advertised bursaries webpage on the University's current students website.
Find out more about this bursary in the 'Students with a disability' section of the advertised bursaries webpage on the University's current students website.
We also fund a wide range of grants for student and staff initiatives, across many different areas of the University. Examples of the initiatives we support include:
If you would like to sponsor a bursary or a grant, please contact us.
Joining the committee is a wonderful way to engage with the University and its students, and use your talents to improve the University community.
Volunteer opportunities include staffing the Gift Shop, assisting with the Book Fair, and helping to organise occasional social and fundraising functions.