Week 1 – City Tour, Coffee and Cakes (and Adelaide trip)

Dear Unimates Members,
First of all, thank you so much for joining us during O-Week and our Welcome BBQ, and we hoped you enjoyed it ! 🙂
To our returning members: Welcome back to another semester at Sydney Uni. We hope you had a great summer holidays and are ready to start another semester of study. We are all looking forward to seeing you again at our events during the semester.
To our new students: A big welcome to Sydney! We hope you had a great time during O-Week in spite of the wet weather and that you have begun to settle into your new life in Sydney, found somewhere to stay and made some new friends! We are looking forward to getting to know you during our many events during the semester.
City Tour

First up on the events calendar is the CityTour.
The City Tour is traditionally our first event of the semester, during which we would show you all of Sydney’s most iconic places. That’s always been a lot of fun, but this semester we’ve decided to make it a bit different. We are putting The Domain Walk in as part of our City Tour.
We are going to divide you into small groups and lead you to the destinations. The followings are our destinations for the day:
Glebe Market – Wentworth Park – Fish Market – Darling Harbour – QVB – Hyde Park – Macquarie Street
– Botanic Garden (Domain Walk ; the Domain Walk itself has many interesting stops) – Opera House – The Rocks
Don’t be afraid or hesitate. Come along and join us for Unimates CityTour!! This is your chance to get to know Sydney better. You’ll get to see all of the city’s best and most beautiful sights while making new friends and getting to know great people.
Meeting time: 10th March Saturday 10 am
Meeting place: Main Quadrangle Building (The front gate)
Cost: Free!
Please RSVP for this event here, so that we know how many people to expect, and contact you if there are any changes to the event.
Adelaide Trip (8-10th April, 2012)
What comes to mind when someone says ‘Adelaide’? Boredom? Emptiness? Wineries?
Apart from the last one, this semester’s Unimates Major Event hopes to change that stereotypical image in the eyes of our members! Our three-day trip will comprise of the world-renowned Kangaroo Island where we will walk in the wild with seals, sand-toboggan/sandboard at Vivonne Bay (voted best beach in Australia), and checkout the spectacular Remarkable Rocks and Admiral’s Arch, a tour of Haigh’s Chocolate Factory (with free tasting), strawberry-picking at Beerenberg Farm, wine-tasting at an award-winning winery, the German town of Hahndorf (famous for its quaint and artistic atmosphere), a city tour covering Adelaide’s iconic attractions, and watching the sunset by the beach.
Further details are:
Date: 8-10 April, 2012
Price: $450-$480 (to be decided); discount available for ACCESS members!
Payment times for this week : $250 for deposit
1) 6th Mar.Tuesday 11:30 am- 1:00 pm
    at Coffee & Cakes under the footbridge between the Biochemistry Building and Wentworth Building.
2) 8th Mar, Thursday 8:45am – 10:45 am
    at Unimates Office, International Student Lounge, level 4, Wentworth Building.
We promise it’ll be a funfilled-adventure, complete with new friendships forged and memories to last a lifetime.
As all arrangements for attraction tickets, accommodation and transport have been made, all you need to do is sign up now!
There will be 20 places available for this trip, so make sure to register now if you are interested in joining us. To confirm your spot on the trip, please prepay $250 deposit for us to book your air-tiackes. (**Make sure you get the right receipt from us**).
Signups are to be made by the end of Week 2. Feel free to contact us should you require alternative booking times or more information.
Register your interest now here!
*Please note that filling in the form or clicking “attending” on Facebook page does not reserve you a place.
It merely gives us an idea of how many people we will be taking for now.
Coffee& Cakes
Coffee and Cake this semester will be held at 11:30am- 1:00pm on Tuesday on the lawn across Butlin Avenue from the MerewetherBuilding, between Biochemistry and Wentworth Buildings. However, if it rains we will be under the Biochemistry footbridge. The two places are right next to each other so it shouldn’t be difficult to find us on the day!
So come and enjoy some yummy cakes and snacks with us or get your daily fill of coffee or tea between classes, while you meet up with new and old friends from Unimates.
From this semster, cakes and teas are sponsored by Yuga Cafe.
When? Tuesday  11:30 am – 1:00pm
Where? Biochemistry lawn (small grass area between Biochemistry and Wentworth buildings, across Butlin Ave from Merewether).Click here for the map.
Cost?  Free! 🙂
That’s it for this week!! Hope you all have great week, and looking forward to seeing you at one of our events!

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