Sydney Pharmacy Indigenous Camp Jan 2013 application open

What is the Sydney Pharmacy Indigenous Camp (SydPIC)?

SydPIC is a camp that incorporates pharmacy workshops, laboratory sessions and field trips that will give you a taste of university education and a career in pharmacy.

It will be held from Sunday 20 January to Thursday 24 January 2013 for up to 15-25 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, male and female, from Years 10 and 11 in this current year. The SydPIC program will run over four days during which you will be introduced to the University, campus life and pharmacy.

Is Pharmacy for me?

If you…

  • are good at maths and science
  • enjoy working with people
  • like working as part of a team
  • like to tackle challenging problems

…then pharmacy may just be what you’re looking for!

What will I do at SydPIC?

You will tour the university campus, live on-site in college accommodation; participate in challenging workshops and fun team-building exercises including working in the laboratory to prepare creams and lotions, make tablets and extract the active ingredients from medicines. In addition you will learn about the benefits and harmful effects from commonly used medicines.

Guided by your tutors – pharmacy teachers and a practising indigenous pharmacist – you will visit and speak with hospital and community pharmacists, and be introduced to the science and practice of pharmacy. You will also have the opportunity to meet current students to find out firsthand what it is like to study pharmacy at the University of Sydney.

You will also have the opportunity to discover more about the city of Sydney via a night out on a harbour cruise.

If you would like to know more about the study camp, please read our brochure.


SydPIC is a fully sponsored event by the Faculty of Pharmacy. All your travel costs to and from Sydney, as well as accommodation, tuition, insurance and food will be covered. The only money you many require is pocket money when travelling and during your stay in Sydney.


If you wish to apply for SydPIC you will need to complete an application form. Applications need to be submitted by 26 October 2012. Further details can be found on the application form.

Or for more information, please contact:
SydPIC coordinator
Faculty of Pharmacy
T +61 2 9036 7647
SydPIC is associated with the University of Sydney Wingara Mura-Bunga Barrabugu Indigenous strategy.

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