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2023 USU Australian Discussion Group Semester 1

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USU Australian Discussion Groups

Make new friends and practise English at USU Australian Discussion Groups!

Come along to our our fortnightly ADG sessions, where we welcome you to Sydney, teach you some slang, some common Aussie food and drink and sports 👋

Meet other international students, learn about the most iconic spots around USYD Campus and Sydney city, plus enjoy FREE lunch at The Bevery in Courtyard Restaurant & Bar.

Here is our semester one schedule:

Date Session Topic Content
Tuesday 21 February Welcome to Sydney! Introduction to Australia! We will talk geography, key information about the country and have the chance to get to know some new friends.
Tuesday 7 March G'day Mate!: Aussie Slang Have you ever not been sure what it meant "to have a bevvie in the arvo?". Look no further than this ADG session where we talk all things slang, idioms and Aussie expressions.
Tuesday 21 March The Great Australian Outdoors You've seen it on movies and tv shows but we will have a little deep dive into some points of Interests in Sydney and beyond! 
Tuesday 4 April Aussie Food and Drink Get to try some Australian cultural foods in a classic afternoon tea! We'll have a chat and
Tuesday 2 May

The Sutherland Room

First Nations: Indigenous Culture in Australia Get to know the longest living continuously culture in the world! We will be bringing in a representative from the Gadigal Centre here on the University to speak with you! 
Tuesday 16 May

The Sutherland Room

Frequently asked questions:

What are USU Australian Discussion Groups? 
Led by our friendly group facilitator, Australian Discussion Groups (ADGs) are social sessions where you can meet international students, practise English and learn more about Australian culture. 
ADGs run fortnightly throughout the semester, with each session on a different topic including Aussie Slang and Aussie Food & Drinks. Free lunch included!
See all our upcoming ADGs here!

Who can join Australian Discussion Groups?
These sessions are open to all USU Members. If you aren’t a member yet, make sure you sign up today so you can come along and enjoy all the fun. The best part is, it's free for all USYD students! Sign up for USU membership here.

What are the Covid-19 safety requirements? 
Attendees are required to follow all of the University's Covid Safety Precautions and any Covid Safety requirements issued by the NSW Health.

What if I don’t receive my confirmation email? 
Please email us if you don't receive confirmation of your registration. 

Tickets are sold out. What do I do now?
Please email us if you'd like to join the waitlist, and we'll contact you as soon as a spot opens. But don't worry if you miss out on this Australian Discussion Group, the next one is just around the corner!

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By participating in this event, I agree to the terms and conditions:
1. Participants are responsible for their own behaviour and any resulting consequences. The University of Sydney Union shall not be liable for any loss, damage, or theft of personal belongings or any injury to the individual or others resulting from the event. Furthermore you agree to abide by the terms and conditions of this event.
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3. All attendees must adhere to all COVID-19 safety requirements, including but not limited, to wearing a mask on ALL public transport.
4. I consent to being contacted by the USU via email about upcoming events and activities. I can opt out of these communications at any time.

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