2 years ago

5 January, 2016

Sydney University Muslim Students' Association (SUMSA)

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SUMSA (Sydney Uni Muslim Students' Association)

Assalamu Alaikum!

Not long ago now, you were sitting in an examination hall, wiping sweaty palms, biting nails, and trying to calm the butterflies in your stomach. The memory of sitting your first HSC exam is still a vivid one. But take a step back and breathe a long sigh of relief because - you did it! Well done!

Many of you are considering university as a future option, and the University of Sydney is likely one of many choices you may be looking into. We're sure that Info Day 2016 will provide you with all that you need to know about pursuing future studies at USYD. However, as many of you know, the university experience is not limited to mere lectures, assignments, and exams. We're here to introduce you to something equally as important - something that will most definitely be one of the most memorable and rewarding parts of your university journey - life with SUMSA!

The Sydney University Muslim Students' Association (SUMSA) is a society at USYD that aims to cater for Muslim students on campus. Our central hub is located at the musalla - a place you will soon discover will be your home away from home. The memories made at the musalla will stay with you long after you've left university life behind and moved on to bigger and better things. The feeling of unity and serenity in congregational prayers, the deep discussions, the social gatherings (food included!) and the amazing atmosphere - many a SUMSA alumni looks back to their time at the musalla with fondness. It's hardly a surprise that we were named the best musalla in 2015 by the cross-university Muslim Students' Assocation, MSANSW (*shameless plug*).

For many of us, university life can be a little jarring - interacting with a myriad of people with different belief systems, having to skirt around handshakes, invitations to 'have drinks', and awkward questions about showering with a hijab on. The solace one can feel in the shelter of the musalla is truly invaluable - it's no wonder that many lifelong friends are made there.

With all that's been said, we'd have no greater pleasure than to introduce you to the musalla and the big ol' SUMSA family. Allocate some time in your Info Day schedule to meet us at the musalla for some fun activities, motivational talks, and to meet the coolest brothers and sisters out! ;)

We guarantee you'll fall in love and... you'll be back.


Date: Tuesday 5th January (USYD Info Day)
Time: 9am - 4pm
Location: University of Sydney Camperdown Campus. Musallah Location - Old Teachers College, Level 3. Room 319 (Women's) and Room 320 (Men's)