Week 3 – AFL, Masked Murder, Surf Camp, Coffee and Cakes, International Week

Dear Unimates members,

Thank you to everyone who showed up for our events, Surfing and our coffee and cakes, and hope you had fun and made heaps of friends ! 🙂

All spots for our Adelaide trip are filled. Thank you for those who signed up for Adelaide trip. Our major event leaders will keep update any further information. For those who missed our major event, don’t worry about it becase we still have plenty of events coming this semester, which are all promised to be fun! And if you are still around next semester, join us for another trip!!


WEEK 3 : Australian Football League (AFL)



Hey there Unimates! Week 3 has started and we have another upcoming weekend event. Come and join us on Saturday for the opening match of the 2012 AFL Premiership Season. Don’t know what AFL is? Don’t worry we will have experts of the game with us to explain the mechanics of Aussie Rules Football (or just footy). The season opening match is between the Sydney Swans and Greater Western Sydney. Go Swannies!

We will also be having an exhibition match at Coffee and Cakes on Tuesday 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, so come along to see Aussie Football in action. Everyone is also welcome to participate!

Check out the official AFL website for more information: http://www.afl.com.au/home/tabid/164/default.aspx

*Time: 7:20 pm Saturday 24th March

*Venue: ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park



 Access: $13 / Non-Access: $17


*Payment times:

 Monday 19th March, 3 – 5pm at Unimates office, Level 4, Wentworth Building (map).

 Tuesday 20th March, 11:30 – 1pm at Coffee and Cakes (map).

 Wednesday 21st March, 2 – 4 pm at Unimates office, Level 4, Wentworth Building (map).

 **Contact: Andy (0452622785) or Kevin (0401502345).



Masked Murder on the Dancefloor Cruise 



On a cruise ship. In the middle of Sydney Harbour. Really, what can go wrong? There’s free flow of liquid refreshments, and raw, red food (sushi and pizzas). If you’re feeling edgy, you can dance the edge away on the dancefloor. While all these are taking place, there’ll be a murder mystery game occuring at the same time. It seems like we’re just asking for trouble, like those teenagers from Hollywood slasher films. But if you’re game, dress up in your best and board the ship of uncertainty. It’ll be a night you’ll never forget. Just don’t forget to wear your mask, for you’ll never know when to hide from someone…or a certain Jekyll. Whatever you do, don’t let your mask of sanity slip.


So mark the date in red, and countdown to the day where you can paint the ship red.


Date: Thursday, 29th March

Time: 6:30pm meet. (The ship leaves at 7:00pm. You don’t want to be late)

Location: King Street Wharf 8

Name of cruise: Southern Star

Attire: Masquerade


Ticket prices:

Early bird tickets: $34 (Access)/ $40 (Non-Access)

Normal tickets: $39 (Access)/ $45 (Non-Access)


Please note that you must be 18+ to attend.


To buy tickets, please contact:

VSA: Nhi (0431804787)/ secretary@vsausyd.org.au

Unimates: Thea (0430877320)/ usyd.unimates@gmail.com

SUAMS: Wei Ming (0433668930)/ weiming@suams.com

Wasabi: Jessica (0447045554)/ jlys1763@uni.sydney.edu.au

TCA: Sarah (0433124780)/ gaginang.usyd@gmail.com

KSA: Angela (0404456377)/ KSA.usyd@gmail.com


WE WILL BE SELLING TICKETS AT JFR PLAZA (NEAR THE BOTTOM OF THE BRIDGE NEAR EASYWAY) from week 2 onwards, between 10am and 2pm each day =)



Coffee & Cake (Tuesday 11:30am- 1:00pm)

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.

Also, we’ll be having a mini AFL exhibition match this week! So come and get your blood pumping before you go back for lectures or tutorials.


From this semster, cakes and teas are sponsored by Yuga Cafe.


*When? Tuesday  11:30 am – 1:00pm

*Where? Biochemistry lawn (small grass areabetween Biochemistry and Wentworth buildings, across Butlin Ave from Merewether).Click here for the map.

*Cost?  Free! 🙂


** We are organizing Special Coffee & Cake in Week 5, and the date and time might change depending on our members’ availability to attend. Please click here and let us know your preference.



Mid-semester break : Surf Camp! 

Missed out on Week 2 Surfing event?

Fret not, for there will be an exciting surf camp running over the mid-semester break!

Surf camps are a great way to learn surfing and enjoy the natural beauty of the NSW South Coast– you can expect to see dolphins, kangaroos, possums, feed giant sting-rays and enjoy stories around a campfire!


The 3 day & 3 night surf camp will ensure that you’ll gain the skills to surf along a wave, turn your surfboard, and ride green waves, whilst totally forgetting the stresses of uni life!

More details will be sent out later (approx.costs will be less than $330), but for now, register your interest here!!!



International week on 27th-29thMarch 2012 

The international week is a brand new event organized by the USU. This three-day program aims at raising awareness of multiculturalism on campus and promoting different cultures. As part of the program, we are going to exhibit photos that are closely related to the internationalism theme (e.g. cityscapes/landscape/exotic places around the globe). We would appreciate it if you submit photos for the event.


1, Each participant can submit UNLIMITED amount of photos that feature anywhere OTHER THAN Australia.

2, When submitting the photos, please make sure to write down the participant’s name and place’s name. We’ll put them down in the corner of each photo.

3, PRIZE: The TWO best photographers will be awarded TWO movie tickets each.

4, Submission DEADLINE: 20th March 2012


In addition to photos, we are recruiting volunteers for the international week. Each volunteer will be rewarded for their work!

Anyone who is interested in submitting the photos or/and volunteering for the event, please send your photos or/and personal details (including your name, SID, email address and availabilities between 27th-29th) to internationalinterns@usu.usyd.edu.au



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