Mission, Goals and Strategic Plan

The Western Sydney University is building on its reputation for resilience and flexibility to cement a student-centred and research-led culture at the core of its next phase of development.

Our Vision

To secure success for our students and the Greater Western Sydney region through innovation and discovery in a dynamic and technology-enabled world

Our Mission

To be a university of international standing and outlook, achieving excellence through scholarship, teaching, learning, research and service to local and international communities, beginning with the people of Greater Western Sydney.

What we Believe in

  • The primacy of the student experience
  • Environmental and social responsibility
  • A vibrant and inclusive intellectual community
  • Opportunity for excellence
  • Being connected locally and internationally
  • Valuing, developing and rewarding our staff

Our Values

  • Excellence and quality
  • Scholarly rigour and integrity
  • Equity and inclusiveness
  • Collegiality and participatory 
  • Academic responsibility and freedom
  • Relevance and responsibility 
  • Ethics and accountability

Securing Success 2015 - 2020 Strategic Plan

The Securing Success 2015 - 2020 Strategic Plan (PDF, 4015.86 KB) (opens in a new window) represents the cornerstone of the University's strategic planning process. Endorsed by the Board of Trustees in February 2015, Securing Success 2015 - 2020 presents the strategic goals and objectives of the University as it positions itself for the next wave of sector-wide change.

Key Focus Areas

  • A distinctively student-centred University
  • A vibrant research-led University with regional, national and global impact
  • A unique learning experience that is innovative, flexible and responsive
  • An expanding international reach and reputation
  • A leading advocate and champion for the Greater Western Sydney region and its people
  • A dynamic and innovative culture that secures success

 Securing Success diagram, with 'A distinctively student-centred University' in the centre and international, research and community outcomes surrounding

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Widening participation
  • Student retention
  • Research outcomes
  • International students
  • Postgraduate load
  • Student satisfaction

Latest Vice-Chancellor's End of Year Report to the Board of Trustees

At the 7 December 2016 Board of Trustees meeting, the Vice-Chancellor presented the end of year report. The report is available below: