Category: University of Sydney

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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% ...

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Work, Work, Work!

This week has been a lot of school work. I just now finished an essay for my history class that is worth 40% of my final grade! I feel like there is much less homework here, but because of that the assignments are worth so much more, meaning you have to make sure you leave ...

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Time Is Flying By!

Monday was Labour day so we didn’t have any classes, which was a great chance to get ahead on some work for the last four weeks of classes! I am a major assignment due each week for the last three weeks of class, so I will be very busy. Then, on Thursday of this week ...

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Kangaroo Island

Yesterday we flew from Melbourne to Adelaide, which is in South Australia. They call it the country town, and entering the city, it’s pretty easy to see why. The whole city is surrounded by beautiful parklands and the CBD itself has a large expanse of green space. The city was the first city to be ...

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Melbourne!

We flew into Melbourne on Monday and our friend that lives here picked us up from the airport and drove us to the Melbourne Central YHA. We were a bit tired from our early flight, but we didn’t let that stop us from exploring the city. We checked out the free tram that runs in ...

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Being a Tourist Again

Nick’s parents have come to visit for the week, here in Sydney. They were suppose to arrive on Monday, however there was a problem with their first plane, which led to missing their connection and they ended up arriving Tuesday morning. Nick and I went to pick them up at the airport around 7:30am and ...

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Weekend Trip- Bateman’s Bay

Our weekend trip to Bateman’s Bay was a really great experience. We were picked up at Campbelltown train station in a minibus that one of our professor’s drove. It took us about four hours to get to our final destination, but that drive was completely worth it. We stayed in cottages right on the beach ...

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Fieldwork!

I finally finished all of my papers so now all I have left to do is study for my exam that’s on Monday! Good thing too, because today I leave for my Forest Ecosystem Science field trip for the weekend. I’m bringing as much study material as I can so that I am prepared for ...

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Abbotts and Onions

This week has mostly been work considering I will be gone all weekend on my Forest Ecosystem for fieldwork starting Friday. To make things even more stressful I have a midterm for Astronomy on Monday and Monday is the day Nick’s parents arrive here in Sydney for their vacation. AHH! I shouldn’t stress too much ...