Indigenous Events

The University hosts many events throughout the year and can be found at Future Students - Events.

This page is dedicated to Indigenous events.


UPCOMING EVENTS

YARRAMUNDI LECTURE 2021

Thursday, 9 December 2021
6.30 pm - 8.00 pm
Virtual Event

The Yarramundi Lecture provides a forum for the discussion of issues of local and national importance. It was established out of respect and recognition of First Nations People and has become central to the University's longstanding commitment to its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.


 


ANNUAL INDIGENOUS STAFF VS INDIGENOUS STUDENTS SOCCER DAY

Friday, 18 March 2022
11.00 am
Penrith Valley Regional Sports Centre

Register your interest to play or to attend by clicking on the Register Now button below.

PAST EVENTS

RESEARCH WEEK

25 – 29 October 2021

Bold Indigenous Futures

Western is proud to host keynote speaker Professor Bronwyn Carlson who holds the position Head of Indigenous Studies at Macquarie University. Western's Director of Indigenous Research, Professor Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews will introduce a number of Western's Higher Degree Research students and academic staff who will deliver 5-minute presentations on their research projects - all of which are Indigenous focused.

After each presentation there will be a brief Q&A with the Research Leads.


 


ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER FUTURE STUDENTS INFORMATION EVENINGS

Tuesday 20 July 2021 | 6.00pm - 7.30pm | Parramatta South Campus (Face to Face)

Tuesday 7 September 2021 | 6.00pm - 7.30pm | Webinar (Online)

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Future Students Information Evenings at Western Sydney University are an opportunity to hear about what courses are on offer and how Western can help you during your studies. Learn about the different pathways to study, the support services available, scholarships on offer and life on campus. 


 


NAIDOC WEEK 2021

4 - 11 July 2021

Heal Country, Heal Our Nation.

As reflected on the NAIDOC organising committee website, NAIDOC Week acknowledges and celebrates that our nation’s story didn’t begin with documented European contact whether in 1770 or 1606 - with the arrival of the Dutch on the western coast of the Cape York Peninsula. The very first footprints were those belonging to First Nations Peoples. For us, this nation’s story began at the dawn of time.

See what Western Sydney University did this NAIDOC Week and the winners of our competitions.


 


INDIGENOUS NATIONALS

20 - 24 June 2021

Indigenous Nationals hosted by unisport is annual event that aims to bring together Indigenous students from universities across Australia to compete in a variety of sports, network and create new friendships. Indigenous Nationals is an amazing environment to not only celebrate the rich sporting culture of Indigenous Australia however acknowledge the heritage and history of the participating student-athletes. Students will compete in the following four sports across the week-long event including, Touch Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Netball Indigenous Nationals | UniSport Australia.

Western Sydney University has participated in these games for multiple years giving our students and staff opportunity to compete and network with Universities from all over the country.


 


YARRAMUNDI LECTURE 2020

The Yarramundi Lecture provided a forum for the discussion of issues of local and national importance. It was established out of respect and recognition of First Nations People and has become central to the University's longstanding commitment to its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.