INSPIRED stories

Realising a career dream

At the end of her first year, Olivia received the Stanley and Ivy Tipper Trust Scholarship, which was established by a gift from the late Beryl Mary Bubacz. It provides up to $6000 per year to promising students in the Faculty of Education and Social Work whose studies are being impacted by sickness or loss of employment.

Westpac opens doors to Asian adventure

A new Asian cultural adventure beckons for undergraduate students with an eye for Australia’s role in Asia. Westpac Bicentennial Foundation in partnership with the University of Sydney and the University of Melbourne has announced the launch of its inaugural Asian Exchange scholarship.

Inspiring student success

Even small expenses can add up quickly when you’re a student. For James Begley, 19, in his second year of a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) degree, the cost of public transport was a significant cause of financial stress. Thanks to a generous legacy from the late Bernard Lee, part of that burden has now been lifted.

Pave the Way: one day, two causes

Education and medical breakthroughs are two of the major ways in which we can make lives better. On 16 September the University of Sydney community came together to help support two important causes.

Kenny and the Chromosomes

When University of Sydney PhD candidate Kenny Sabir isn’t composing music he is deconstructing chromosomes. The musician and information technologies student won the University’s recent Three Minute Thesis finals with his presentation on understanding chromosomes’ structures.

Living in two worlds

Frances Merenda dedicated her life to migrant welfare. At the beginning of 2009 she established the Merenda Scholarships to promote the study of Italian languages and culture, by giving students the opportunity to travel to Italy to pursue further study or research.

Generous grant paves the way for prostate cancer research

The University recognises International Prostate Cancer Awareness month with the announcement of a grant from the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. The grant to Sydney Medical School has funded potentially life-saving prostate cancer research that aims to identify better treatment options tailored to progressive prostate cancer.

Leading the charge

The John Grill Centre for Project Leadership at the University of Sydney has this week welcomed its first cohort of major project professionals to commence its new Executive Leadership in Major Projects program.