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07 October 2021

Review of COVID and mental health finds hope but growing inequalities

Australia's Mental Health Think Tank review of mental health impacts of the pandemic has found most people will recover. However, those hit particularly hard will find it difficult to bounce back, write Sydney experts.

06 October 2021

Museum as classroom

The chance to handle museum objects is bringing study to life for students from across the disciplines, with object-based learning preparing for a second semester.

06 October 2021

Four new species of perchlets identified

Chau Chak Wing Museum curator Dr Anthony Gill was the leader of a collaborative team of researchers recently highlighted by the CSIRO’s annual report about the 150 new species named in the past year.

06 October 2021

As vast amounts of polystyrene go to landfill, could wool be the answer?

Working in the meal kit delivery industry, Joanne Howarth was horrified by the volume of EPS polystyrene packaging it generated. The solution she came up with was both disruptive and effective. It also won her a 2021 University of Sydney Alumni Award.

06 October 2021

The female Australian coach bringing boss energy to African basketball

Raised in the suburbs of Sydney, Liz Mills built a successful career in African men's professional basketball. As a driven and goal orientated coach, her style is underpinned by the African idea of ubuntu: I am because we are.

05 October 2021

Sydney Law School alumni appointed Senior Counsel in 2021

Congratulations to our Sydney Law School alumni who have been appointed Senior Counsel this year.
05 October 2021

'Mother of all cannabinoids': anti-seizure compounds found in cannabis

The team at the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics is focused on developing a better cannabis-based treatment for Dravet syndrome, an intractable form of childhood epilepsy.
05 October 2021

Guidelines for treatment of alcohol problems notes risks, stigma

The University of Sydney has led the development of the updated federal Guidelines for the Treatment of Alcohol Problems, publicised in the MJA yesterday, which sits alongside the NHMRC alcohol consumption guidelines.

05 October 2021

Is Globalisation through digital platforms a good idea?

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many employers to introduce flexible work from home arrangements for their staff. Professor David Hensher looks at the pros and cons of implementing this on a global scale so that labour markets are not restricted by state or even country.
30 September 2021

Koala genome data released in push to protect vulnerable species

With support from Australian federal and state governments, releasing the genomic data will help New South Wales in its steps to double the koala population by 2050.
29 September 2021

Understanding mental health

This Mental Health Month discover the inspiring mental health research being undertaken across the University and access our mental health resources to inform yourself and others.

29 September 2021

What exactly does it take to launch a startup?

This year’s Sydney Innovation Festival features an outstanding line-up of panellists from Australia’s best innovators and startups. If you have an idea in mind, or want a taste of innovation, we have rounded up the top 3 sessions you should attend.

28 September 2021

How studying at Sydney unlocks opportunities for international students

From launching successful companies to driving public health initiatives, these international student alumni have shown that studying at Sydney can take your career in unexpected directions.

28 September 2021

Imposter syndrome: what is it and how to overcome it?

Studying at university can sometimes incite feelings of inadequacy in students. Combine that with remote learning and the stresses of lockdown, it's no surprise that some students may suffer from what's known as imposter syndrome.
28 September 2021

‘Kiss me I’m vaxxed’: Art student launches start-up while in lockdown

We talk to Art Curating student Chloe Morrissey, the founder of ‘Kiss me I’m Vaccinated.’, on her creative journey with the campaign, and her passion for art curation and social causes.

28 September 2021

What is the cost of studying at University as an international student?

Being an international student at the University of Sydney opens you up to a world of opportunities and invaluable connections. We’re excited to welcome you and give you a university experience with a Sydney difference.
28 September 2021

Climate change warning from collapsed ancient cities

Why did some ancient Khmer and Mesoamerican cities collapse between 900-1500CE while their rural surrounds continued to prosper? Intentional adaptation to climate changed conditions may be the answer, suggests a new study, which offers lessons for today.
28 September 2021

COVID provided a real-life experiment on house price theory and what makes owning a home unaffordable

Closing the international borders was the sort of experiment economists had only ever carried out with a spreadsheet, never expecting it to actually happen. The results surprised a few, and have many questioning whether the right lessons are being learned.

27 September 2021

Researchers develop 'safe' quarantine monitoring system

A School of Computer Science researcher is collaborating with the NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN) and the University of Technology to deliver a quarantine monitoring system that could be used by arrivals once state and national borders reopen.
27 September 2021

From an arts degree to connecting global cultures

Who says an arts degree doesn’t get you a job in tech? Anastasia Pavlovic is an arts graduate with an Indonesian Studies major and a big remit to connect brands in every language in the world.