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2012 Re-O Day and International Food Fair

Welcoming students back for Semester 2 Clubs and Societies stalls, food stalls, market stalls, entertainment and more! Photos by Jeremy Yao.

dUES-10 May 2012

dEUS have enjoyed a remarkable 20 year career thus far, with their star growing bigger by the day. Their previous five albums have earned them a place on the hit-lists of numerous tastemakers including Drowned In Sound and Pitchfork. Photgraphy by Sarch Michelle Lahti

Arch Enemy- 30 April 2012

With nine albums under their belts, Arch Enemy are masters of their craft. The Amott brothers, Michael and Christopher, are in fine shredding form and supported by Sharlee D’Angelo, Daniel Erlandsson and Angela Gossow. Photography by Sarah Michelle Lahti

Electrelane - 22 March 2012

Heralding the return of one of the most innovative and intimate bands in recent history, Popfrenzy are thrilled to announce a string of Australian shows for Electrelane, their first on our shores since 2005. Photos by Sarah Michelle Lahti

O-Week Friday Band Night

Have a look at all the pics from O-Week's band night on Friday the 3rd! Photos by Jeremy Yao.

O-Week Thursday 2012

All the action from Day 2 of O-week 2012! Photography by Jeremy Yao.

O-Week 2012 Part 1

O-Week 2012: The Circus! Check out some of the high flying action with some hot shots courtesy of Photosoc!

O-Week Uncaged

Check out all the circus inspired outfits from Uncaged!Photography by Jeremy Yao

Mudhoney + The Holy Soul - 6 December 2011

“They deliver a bluesy sprawl full of meaty punk riffs and Stooges-schooled abandon that still outpaces less-inspired slop-rock bands.” Rolling Stone. Photos by Matthew Thurbon.

USU Debates Dinner 2011

26 October 2011: The Annual Dinner for the USU's world-conquering debating team. Photos by Jeremy Yao.

End of Semester CARNIVAL

USU Campus Culture presented a FREE end of semester carnival with rides, fairy floss, giant bubbles, music and food stalls! Photos by Kimberley Low.

USU Annual Dinner Wrap Up - 17 October 2011

The USU celebrated a busy and successful year at its Annual Dinner held last Friday at the Refectory in the Holme Building. The black-tie event was attended by students, staff and alumni who have spent 2011 working tirelessly for the Union. Photos by Jeremy Yao.

New York Dolls + Straight Arrows + Fait Accompli + The Salvagers - 15 October 2011

The Boroughs - the boutique New York-inspired arts and culture festival - brought the highly influential punk band the New York Dolls to Australia in October. Photos by Matthew Thurbon.

Interfaith Poetry Slam

Topic: The Spiritual. Performers had two original poems to perform, one for the heat and if they made it, one for the final. Photos by Jeremy Yao.

Interfaith Week 2011

10-14 October: Interfaith Week was a new festival that celebrated the richness and diversity of the many faiths represented on campus. Photos by Jeremy Yao.

Mono + No Anchor - 8 October 2011

Blurring the boundary between art-metal and neo-classical, Japanese post-rockers MONO, hailing from Tokyo, have long established themselves over the past 12 years as the leading voice of epic majestic noise.

Trail of Dead + Further + Grand Fatal - 10 September 2011

Handsome Tours proudly presents …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – this September 2011. Photos by Matthew Thurbon

Laser Party

Flames, Beats, Lasers and Prizes. Verge Festival 2011 went out with a massive party incorporating all of these things. Photos by Jeremy Yao.

The Best Damn Comedy Show Ever

Why did we call this the best damn comedy show ever? We’ve sourced our favourite local, national and international comedians, laugh-makers we’re genuinely giddy to see on-stage, world-class talent who are making the world a better place with their funny words, and we’ve booked them all for this one.


The big names that had their big break on the Manning Bar stage returned for one night only to relive the glories, shames and screamed obscenities of the past. Alongside the cream of the crop of current improvisers these monsters of comedy will wax lyrical, think quick and talk funny, all you. Photo

Sydney Chamber Opera 2012 Season Launch

The Sydney Chamber Opera cordially invited us to celebrate the launch of its 2012 season in style at the Verge Gallery, surrounded by art, culture and people who can sing god-like.

Harry Potter Trivia - Part 2

A truly magical evening of epic proportions. The Great Hall was packed out with Wizards, Snitches and Owls all competing against each other to win a huge array of prizes. Photos by Kimberley Low.

Harry Potter Trivia

A truly magical evening of epic proportions. The Great Hall was packed out with Wizards, Snitches and Owls all competing against each other to win a huge array of prizes. Photos by Jeremy Yao.

Verge High Tea 2011

The Great Gatsby High Tea graced the Sunken Lawns on the 6th of September as part of Verge Festival.

PALM Exhibition 2011

The PALM Exhibition openned on the 5th of September and is on until the 23rd of September. It showcases the talent of University of Sydney Students in the Verge Art Gallery.

Kanye the Musical

"In the beginning there was man and from man came Kanye". This is the gallery of the play that was inspired by the life and times of Kanye West. Photos by Jeremy Yao.

Hermes Launch - 5 September 2011

Hermes is a literary journal that chronicles the experiences and experiments of it's writers. The publication becomes like a time capsule of our year. On the 5th of September Hermes Launched it's 2011 edition.

Manning Birthday Party and Night Markets

This is an accumulation of 2 major events at the Verge Arts Festival 2011. These are photos from the Manning Birthday Party and Verge High Tea. Photos by Jeremy Yao

Verge Opening Night with Major Raiser

Verge had teamed up with social change dynamos Major Raiser to create a first impression people would not forget with a cracking line-up of music and a tent fully decked out by an amazing team of artists.

Neon Trees + Radio Ink + I Am Apollo – 3 August 2011

U.S. Alternative rockers 'Neon Trees' graced the stage of Manning Bar on the 30th of August. To see the photos from the event click here.

Humanitarian Week

For one week in August, the USU's Humanitarian Week brought social justice, ethical thinking and humanitarian issues to the fore, with a positive and inspiring twist.

Warpaint + Jack Ladder - 28 July 2011

Many missed out on seeing the hyped and regarded band, who appear to have sprung from nowhere to international accolades from all the right people and social media outlets. Manning has stepped it up, welcoming all to the scene that is WARPAINT live.

Re-O Day & International Food Fair - 27 July 2011

It was like a mini O-Week, only tastier! There was Clubs and Societies stalls, market stalls and entertainment, plus an amazing assortment of food from around the globe! Photography by Sher Ali Khan

Helmet + Pangaea - 24 June 2011

After sold-out tours of the U.S. and Europe, the LA post-hardcore rockers geared up to head back to Australia this June/July for the first time in Three years!

Election Day/Night Party - 25 May 2011

All the votes were cast and counted, Hermann’s Bar then played host to the official Election Night Party. Photos by Kimberley Low

Scavenger Hunt 2011

18 May 2011: More than 50 students were let loose on campus for the 2011 USU Scavanger Hunt. Points were awarded for feats both brave and bizarre and prizes were handed out that evening at Hermann's. Photos by Iona Tjoeng

Kirby Cup 2011 - 12 May 2011

Now in its fifth year, this competition offers students of all experience levels a chance to test and practice their public speaking skills in an environment that is both constructive and competitive.

House of Pain + The Havknotz - 6 May 2011

This April and May, HOUSE OF PAIN - the rowdy Irish-American Hip-Hop group from Boston, Massachusetts - brought their fiery live show to Australia as a part of their 20th anniversary world tour.

Hugh Cornwell + The Dark Shadows - 5 May 2011

Former Stranglers front man Hugh Cornwell toured Australia in April this year. The show featured two sets - the first featured a collection of Stranglers hits and classic solo material, with the second featured The Stranglers seminal debut album 'Rattus Norvegicus IV' being performed in its entirety

Silent Disco 2011 - 13 April 2011

Shhhh! This is the gallery for the Silent Disco on the 13th of April proudly brought to you by your 2011 USU Campus Culture Directors.

Dead Kennedys - 9 April 2011

Dead Kennedys are one of the most popular and important American punk bands, and they are returning to Australia for three special shows this April. Live, Dead Kennedys are a combination of chaos and theatrics. With their current line-up they still perform with the same thrills that made the Dead Ke

Hawkwind + The Night Terrors - 11 March 2011

From the streets of Ladbroke Grove in the late 60’s, to the fields of Stonehenge and The Isle of Wight in the 70’s, through punk and then on to the rave culture of the 80’s and 90’s, Hawkwind are the instigators, the innovators and the oft-imitated keepers of tribal psychedelic space rock. They play

The Besnard Lakes + Stonefield - 10 March 2011

Playing at Manning on the 10th of March off the back of their third studio album ‘The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night’, the six-piece Quebecois collective will bless Australian music lovers with their breathtaking Pink Floyd meets Beach Boys live show.

Wavves + Magic Kids - 9 March 2011

Wavves is musical outlet for the charmingly careless Nathan Williams. The skateboarding, video gaming, Seinfeld enthusiast will be making his highly anticipated journey to Australia in March 2011.

O Week - Friday 25 February 2011

The last day we sailed on new adventures throughout the festival

O Week - Wednesday 23 February 2011

O-Week is an epic festival held the week before classes begin, welcoming everyone to the University of Sydney. This year’s theme is Welcome Aboard! – a nautical intro to the high seas of campus.

Les Savy Fav - 10 February 2011

Since their emergence from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1996, Les Savy Fav have been building a passionate following among musicians, fans, and critics the old fashioned way: by earning it.

Ratatat - 28 January 2011

Perched high in the depths of dwarf galaxies Evan and Mike bend it back as Magellanica welcomes the returning spectrumatic flutter of Ratatat.

USU End of Semester Halloween Party

28 October 2010. End of Semester Halloween Party featuring... A huge jumping castle!!

Volunteer of the Year Awards

The USU/PKF Volunteer of the Year Awards annual presentation. All artworks in photos featured are protected by Copyright: ©Angela Grimsdale, ©Clare Bond, ©Luke Tipene, ©Ella Condon, ©Isabella Andronos, ©Grant Parke, ©Anne Ferran, ©Robin Hungerford

Kristina Keneally Union Oration

As part of the USU's Public Lectures Program, The Premier of NSW, Kristina Keneally, addressed the students and staff of the University of Sydney.

USU Annual Dinner 2010

Held in the Holme Building's Refectory, the USU Annual Dinner was a chance to celebrate the good work of the organisation in the past year.


On July 30 Washington release their debut album “I Believe You, Liar” with a sunset gig at Splendour In The Grass. Their performance will mark the beginning of a national tour celebrating the release of their album, and what promises to be one of the best Australian tours of the year!

24 Hour Comedy Gig

Using naught but a phone an Internet connection and you, the Verge Festival's 24 Hour Comedy Gig is going to inflict some serious damage.

C&S Awards Night

Whether your speciality is theatre, photography, medieval costume, fine food or engineering, the annual C & S Awards Night is here! It’s the night of the year for USU Clubs and Societies, as we hand out the awards for the best of 2010.

DJ Comp

The final is an adrenalin ball of beats as the DJs only have 20 minutes each in which to cram all their best mixes, moves, tracks and scratches in an effort to impress the expert panel of industry judges.


Sydney University Theatresports® is calling in some favours. After being the incubator for a number of Australia’s finest comic assets, including members of The Chaser, The Axis of Awesome, Comedy Inc and most of the cast of Thank God You’re Here, the weekly campus impro show is bringing them all ba

Debates Dinner 2010

The Annual Dinner for the USU's world-conquering debating team.

PALM Awards Ceremony 2010

Originally known as the Art, Photo & Literature Awards, the competition has developed and expanded throughout the years to include a vast range of artistic mediums and accommodate emerging art forms.

Silent Disco 2010

A room packed with sweaty, hip-swinging, toe-tapping dancers, grooving with absolute abandon... in silence? Is it a bizarre religious festival? A supercharged but very quiet yoga class? Or is it, the Verge Silent Disco?

Hermes Launch 2010

Hermes is the annual literary journal produced by the University of Sydney Union and the oldest such journal in Australia. Join us for the 2010 Hermes Launch during the Verge Festival.

Manning Turns 10 - 3 September 2010

Ok, so Manning House is actually over 100 years old. However, the newest bit (the bit with the sweet bar, wonderful balcony and excellent live music) has turned 10. Being the ever-embarrassing, proud parents, the USU threw Manning a birthday bash and invited all its dearest friends, including you. W

Night Markets 2010

Bargain hunters and design enthusiasts were delighted to find fine food, art, craft, music, and wares from Sydney’s own creative types at the Verge Night Markets. An annual highlight of the Verge Festival, the Night Markets happened in the Manning Carpark, right next door to the Festival Tent. Here

Band Comp 2010

Competition was fierce and the support was even fiercer with 600 people cramming into Manning to witness the 26th Annual Sydney Uni Band Comp Final last Thursday 2nd September. A great night was had by all but in the end first place went to The Dead Heads for playing what can only be described as on

Snowball 2010

Sydney Uni’s massive winter party is back again in 2010 with its biggest line-up yet featuring Van She Tech, Ajax, The Only, Cutlass Supreme, Deekilne (UK), Killaqueenz and many more. Set in Sydney Uni’s historic Manning House, Snowball 2010 is one of Sydney’s favourite boutique electronic / ind

Gypsy and the Cat and Foals

Foals bring their high-energy live show to the stage, but not before they have the SOLD OUT Splendour In the Grass crowd whipped into a frenzy. It will be Australia’s first bite of the Oxford band’s irrepressible live energy, that will leave them chomping at the bit.

AMUNC 2010

11-16 July: The University of Sydney Union hosted the 16th Annual Asia-Pacific Model United Nations Conference, bringing global politics to the Sydney Uni campus.

Kirby Cup 2010

Now in its fourth year, this competition offers students of all experience levels a chance to test and practice their public speaking skills in an environment that is both constructive and competitive. The gallery features photos from the 27th to 29th of April and the 4th to the 6th of May.

Silent Disco

21 April 2010: Party in the headphones on Eastern Avenue! Silent Disco in the sun, does it get any more awesome than that? Not really.

Back To Holme 2010

Michael Hintze gives a special talk at the 2010 Back to Holme Event.

O-Week 2010 - Friday

All the action from the last day of O-Week 2010!

O-Week 2010 - Thursday

O-Week 2010: Thursday 26 February

O-Week 2010 - Wednesday

O-Week 2010: 24 February - The O-dyssey begins!

SPOC Camp 2010

The SPOC Volunteers for O-Week 2010 head off to camp for fun, training and karaoke.

USU Annual Dinner

30 October 2009. Winners of the USU Leadership and Excellence Awards plus best Club and Society winners were announced.

End of Semester Luau Party

22 October 2009, Hermann's Bar: Aloha! the end of year party at Hermann's fires up like a tiki torch with some Hawaiian festivities.

Volunteers Thanks Party

15 October 2009, Verge Gallery. The USU celebrates another year of incredible contribution from its beloved volunteers.

Oktoberfest 2009

14 October 2009, Manning Bar. Schnitzels amd steins were heartily consumed, when Manning Bar turned German Beer Hall for an afternoon.

C&S Awards Night 2009

14 Oct, Manning Bar. The night of nights for the USU Clubs and Societies, celebrating 2009 with a Bollywood twist.

Debates Dinner 2009

9 Oct, 2009: Withdrawing Room. The Annual Dinner for the USU's world-conquering debating team.

Women's Bull 2009 Launch

24 Sep. Verge Gallery. The Hon. Maxine McKew attends the launch of the 2009 Women's Bull, coordinated by the USU Women's Convenors.

Verge 2009 Part 3

The Verge Arts Festival 2009: The USU's two-week student arts festival took the campus on a fun-filled creative adventure into the world of fine art, musical genius and mangled pink fishing rods.

Verge 2009 Part 2

The Verge Arts Festival 2009: The USU's two-week student arts festival took the campus on a fun-filled creative adventure into the world of fine art, musical genius and mangled pink fishing rods.

Verge 2009 Part 1

The Verge Arts Festival 2009: The USU's two-week student arts festival took the campus on a fun-filled creative adventure into the world of fine art, musical genius and mangled pink fishing rods.

PALM Awards Night 2009

The 2009 Photo, Art, Literature and Music (PALM) Award winners are announced at a ceremonny held in the dazzling new Verge Gallery.

Band Comp Final 2009

3 September, Manning Bar: Kyu stun the judges and crowd with a mesmeric performance - and win by unanimous vote. Runners-up were Stephanie Says, with super FLORENCE jam in third. Other finalists: Foveaux, Conditionals and Moravia.

Back To Holme 2009

21 August 2009: Alumni and current students come together for the annual "Back to Holme" reunion.

Revues Launch 2009

Revues Season Launch 2009: August 13 Hermann's Bar. Project 52 host an opening night bash attended by the casts of the 2009 Revue teams.

Snowball 2009

6 August 2009: Grafton Primary, Bang Gang DJs, Sam La More, Purple Sneakers DJs, Hideki and more at Manning Bar for Snowball 2009.

Kirby Cup Grand Final 2009

21 May 2009: Retired Justice Michael Kirby was present for the 2009 Kirby Cup Grand Final, held in the Refectory.

Debates Dinner 2009

8 April 2009: Annual Debates Dinner held at the Refectory.

Beachball 2009

12 March 2009: Van She, Wolf and Cub, Bag Raiders (live), The Aston Shuffle, Killaqueenz, Van She Tech, Dash & Will, Philadelphia Grand Jury + more

O-Week 2009 Part 3

O-Week 2009: Flashback Fastforward. 25-27 February 2009. Part 3: People of O-Week.

O-Week 2009 Part 2

O-Week 2009: Flashback Fastforward. 25-27 February 2009. Part 2: Summer of Love Party!

O-Week 2009 Part 1

O-Week 2009: Flashback Fastforward. 25-27 February 2009. Part 1: Morning Yoga, Out and about, 24 Clubs in 24 Hours, Triple J Live and more!

SPOC Camp 2009

The SPOC volunteers head to Narrabeen for a fun 3-day introductory camp at the NSW Institute of Sport.

Info Day 2009

6 January 2009: Prospective students explore the campus, learn about the University and enjoy some entertainment from the USU.

US Election at Manning

5 November 2008: Hundreds pack into Manning Bar to watch the historic 2008 US Presidential election.

USU Annual Dinner 2008

31 October 2008, The Refectory, Holme Building. The University of Sydney Union caps off a great year with the 2008 Annual Dinner.

Sounds in the Grounds 2008

18 October, Manning House. Midnight Juggernauts, British India, Van She, Bluejuice, Lost Valentinos, Children Collide, Numbers Radio, (is), Purple Sneakers DJ’s feat PhDJ, Kato, Sosueme DJs.

Volunteers Party 2008

16 October, Nicholson Museum. The USU's treasured volunteers are awarded with a night of celebration in front of ancient artefacts.

Badlands 2008

21 September, Manning. Cog, Kisschasy, Dead Letter Circus, After the Fall, Mammal, The Hot Lies, Trial Kennedy, Hell City Glamours, MM9 Laura, Fifty Sixx, Regular John, Sleep Parade.

Prime Minister Rudd visits USU

11 September 2008, The Refectory, Holme Building. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd addresses students and USU staff at a function for the Fabian Society.

PALM Awards 2008

9 September, Manning. The winners of the 2008 PALM Awards are announced.

C&S Awards 2008

8 September. Clubs and Societies Awards Night 2008: Manning Bar.

Hermes Launch 2008

3 September 2008, Holme Building. The 2008 edition of the USU's annual literary journal, Hermes, is launched.

Snowball 2008

7 August, Manning Bar. Featuring: Bumblebeez, Ajax, Bluejuice, Grafton Primary,Bag Raiders, Doom and Hoodrat, The Holidays, Bandits DJs, Amy Meredith, Hoops

Public Issues 2008

Politcs in the Pub and Politics in Focus: Co-hosted by the USU's Public Issues Convenors and the Politics Society. A number of top politcal speakers were invited to discuss a range of issues.

Back to Holme 2008

On 16 May 2008 the University of Sydney Union Foundation and the University of Sydney Union hosted the Back to Holme reunion in the Withdrawing Room, Holme Building.

Revues Launch 2008

Hermann's Bar. The 2008 Revues season is kicked off with a party at Hermann's. Even a couple of Chaser boys turned up.

Beachball 2008

6 March, Manning.Featuring Van She, Ajax, The Potbellez, Damn Arms, Bluejuice, Dardanelles, Bag Raiders, The Jezabels and more.

International Students Party 2008

27 February, Manning Bar. Fresh from overseas, the international students celebrate their arrival at the University of Sydney.

O-Week 2008

O-Week 2008: Play!

Verge Arts Festival 2007

Verge Arts Festival 2007.

O-Week 2007

O-Week 2007: Unleash!

O-Week 2006

O-Week 2006: Blast Off!

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