Category: University of Sydney

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The Final Countdown

Despite all the studying of this week, I have still managed to get a little bit of fun in this week. Last night, the Opera House was light up for Diwali! We decided to take a break from studying and head down there for a little while to check it out. We took some time ...

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Newtown Festival

This past Sunday we went to the Newtown Festival. It was at the dog park that is about a block away from where we live, which was very convenient. It started around 10 in the morning and there was live musical all day, which I could hear from my room! It was a bit distracting ...

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Finals, Finals, Finals

I have now finished all my assignments for this term. Isn’t that crazy?? I’m starting to get really sad about how fast these last couple weeks are going! I’m not ready to leave Sydney. The next two weeks especially are going to fly by with studying for finals and taking the exams. All the study ...

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Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest!

We just flew home from Cairns and had the most amazing time! The first day we arrived, we just walked around the small town and spent some time in the local lagoon/pool area (since there are crocodiles in the actual open water area). It was a fun, relaxing day and a great start to our ...

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The End of Classes

I had another exam on Thursday for my Forest Ecosystem class. I believe that I prepared very well for it and feel very good about how it went. The review session for that class was very helpful and if you paid attention, you knew exactly what to study for the exam. That was also my ...

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Last Week of Classes (if they would actually hold classes!)

I had my first exam on Tuesday, in my Astronomy class! We had our lab exam, which was only an hour to try to show everything we did over the whole term. I had studied very hard and done a whole practice exam to prepare, but I still felt very rushed over the 50 minutes. ...

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Royal National Park (for real this time)

The end of the academic week was spent studying for my astronomy lab exam that I have on Tuesday and my forestry class exam that I have on Thursday. I’m not too worried about either one now that I have spent a couple of days preparing and still have sometime next week as well. I ...

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Gathering of the Gifts

Only two more weeks of classes! Yesterday I presented my final research poster in my Biodiversity class, so the only thing left in that class is the final now! Since I handed in my history paper, it’s the same case for that class as well! I still have a forestry paper due in two weeks ...

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Royal National Park

This weekend we are planning on going to the Royal National Park just outside Sydney. It’s about an hour and half by train and then you take a ferry to the park. A lot of people here have recommended it so I’m excited that we are finally going and it will be a bit cooler ...

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Final Two Weeks of Class

This has been another week of work. As soon as I finished my history paper, I had to start my research poster for my Australian Biodiversity class. It’s all about the Tasmanian Devil and why captive breeding programs are so important because the facial tumor that they get is easily spread and has a 100% ...