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Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Don’t miss the University of Sydney webinars

Are you planning to attend the University of Sydney for the semester 1, 2018 intake?

Don't miss the University of Sydney webinars

Learn more about the University of Sydney

Sydney Uni will be hosting a live webinar on December 13 to answer your questions about studying at Australia’s first university! For details, click on the links below. Be sure to check “Show in my time zone” when you are registering!

For advice on accepting your offer, accommodation, and student life, register for the university’s general information webinar:

This is your chance to get your questions answered!
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Friday, February 15th, 2013

University of Sydney has a campus Cupid

Early arrivals to the University of Sydney‘s historic Quadrangle on Thursday found that Cupid had been busy preparing for Valentine’s Day.

Two love hearts had been mowed into the lawns, bringing a smile to the faces of University of Sydney students, staff and visitors who walked through the Quadrangle, and hundreds more on social media.

A team of groundkeepers led by John Greco lovingly tend to the Quadrangle lawns twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays, to keep them at their sparkling best for important University of Sydney occasions such as graduation ceremonies.

The team’s Valentine’s Day special sheds much-deserved attention on the work that goes into making the University of Sydney such a beautiful place to work or visit. Last year, Britain’s Daily Telegraph ranked the Sydney campus among the top 10 most beautiful universities in the world.

Greco and his team maintain the grounds from Parramatta Road to Manning Road on the Camperdown Campus. In total, 20 staff from Campus Infrastructure and Services work across four campuses to maintain 2000 trees and almost 96 hectares of grounds.

“There’s a great deal of time and care which goes into maintaining our grounds,” said Greco as he admired his team’s work.

“There are a lot of hours that go into it—we work Saturdays, after hours and sometimes at night. But we’re really proud of the reputation the University of Sydney has earned for our grounds, and we love it when anyone says something good about the work we’ve done.”

The groundkeeper specifically responsible for  the Valentine’s Day heartfelt gesture, Clint Smith, mowed the hearts freehand in just 20 minutes. Clint learned his trade at perhaps the most famous patch of turf in the world: the grass courts at the All England Club at Wimbledon. But is he a hopeless romantic?

“Clint is a tough, old-fashioned fellow who loves his football. But he’s a big softie on the inside,” Greco says.

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