Dennis Roeder of New South Wales, Australia stands poised at the threshold of his life. This 22-year-old graduate of the University of Sydney has earned his Bachelor of Education degree to go along with his passion for working with young students, and eagerly looks forward to a successful career as a primary school teacher. Roeder’s alma mater University of Sydney, known as USyd, Australia’s earliest university, is considered today to be a leading institution of learning in the country, with 16 schools of learning offering bachelors, masters and doctoral certifications. A very large institution, USyd had over 32,000 undergraduate and over 16,000 graduate students in 2011. The University of Sydney has the singular distinction of being ranked in the top 10 of the world’s most beautiful universities by both the British Daily Telegraph and the Huffington Post.
The University of Sydney boasts five Nobel Laureates from its lists of graduates and faculty, as well as six prime ministers and 24 justices of the High Court of Australia. 24 Rhodes Scholars have arisen from the students of the University of Sydney, a source of inspiration for undergraduate Dennis Roeder during his time there from 2012 to 2015, when he earned his Bachelors of Education degree. The University of Sydney retains memberships in the Group of Eight, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), the Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning, the Australia-Africa Universities Network (AAUN), the Academic Consortium 21, the Association of Commonwealth Universities and the Worldwide Universities Network.