When uni starts feeling like a big ol’ pile of stress, it’s time to shut the books and head to the closest uni night, where you can let off steam, socialise with some fellow students, and burn off a bit of energy on the dance floor. Luckily, there are cranking student sessions happening all over town, ready to treat you to some much-needed midweek fun. Survive the semester in style, with our pick of Sydney’s best student nights.

Tuesdays @ The Tudor Hotel – Redfern

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Get the most out of that meagre student budget, with help from The Tudor Hotel’s generous Tuesday uni night specials. From 6-10pm each week, this cheery Redfern haunt has your back, tempting uni kids from all over with its $10 burger-and-chips combos, and drink specials like $6 cocktails and $12 jugs of beer. Time for a wallet-friendly study break? We thought so.

Wednesdays @ The Ranch Hotel – Eastwood

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Lucky enough to score a late start on Thursdays? Make the most of it with some Wednesday madness at The Ranch Hotel’s buzzing uni night, Hump. Sign yourself up for a free club card and head in on a Wednesday night to enjoy free entry before 10pm, $5 spirits and $6 Vodka Mothers (7-10pm), and the chance to win the weekly cash jackpot. There’s a free-spririted crowd, a high-energy dance floor, and regular theme parties.

Wednesdays @ The Sheaf- Double Bay

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Wednesday evening at The Sheaf has become something of an unofficial uni night, pulling a young, party-ready crowd with its promise of rollicking, midweek good times. You’ll find a solid line-up of DJ talent gracing the decks, a karaoke bar where you can let off some steam, $5 pizza specials, and a bunch of $5 drink deals to see you through the night. The best part? Entry is absolutely free.

Wednesdays @ Side Bar – CBD

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Perennial favourite among students and backpackers, Side Bar isn’t afraid to party hard in the middle of the week. The CBD hot-spot is home to one of the city’s most institutional uni nights, ringing in each Wednesday with the help of resident DJ’s, international guests, a weekly bikini contest, and a slew of great drink deals. Kick things off with $5 wines and beers during happy hour (7-9pm), and prepare for a big night of partying.

Wednesdays @ The Royal Hotel – Darlington

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Just a short trek away from the Sydney Uni campus, The Royal Hotel proves a popular student haunt, especially during Wednesday’s weekly uni night. Hump day here is made entirely bearable, thanks to a whopping 49% off selected drinks (7-8pm) and a $10 steak special they like to call the “not so tiny cow”. What’s more, students can get their hands on $12 jugs here, every day of the week.

Wednesdays @ 3 Wise Monkeys – CBD

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Renowned party spot, 3 Wise Monkeys, recently launched a banging new uni night called Yeah Right Wednesdays and it’s a must-visit for anyone hunting some midweek revelry. Entry is free, and you can expect two levels of epic dance tunes; usually house, hip hop, and RnB on the second floor, and trap and twerk up top. There are plenty of drink specials too, to keep you partying hard through till the place closes at 3am.

Wednesdays @ The World Bar – Potts Point

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Taking over The World Bar every Wednesday, midweek party institution The Wall is uni night of choice for many students across the city. Push those Thursday morning commitments to the back of your mind, and head here for an epic, bass-driven rave, across multiple levels and rooms. There’s a ripper line-up of local and international guests, and drink specials aplenty for students.

Weeklong @ The Whitehouse Bar – Kensington

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Every night is uni night at The Whitehouse Bar, which sits right in the heart of the UNSW campus. It might not be a late-night party destination, but it serves a whole lot of student-worthy fun, including $10 cocktails on Mondays, Tuesday’s weekly trivia session, Thursday’s double whammy happy hour (4-6pm), and Friday’s blissful combination of $17 jugs and live tunes.