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The University is offering free textbooks to commencing undergraduate students

Western makes textbooks free for new undergraduate students in 2017

To help with the cost of study, the University is giving all new students free digital textbooks, in one of the world's largest rollouts of its kind. 

The Chancellor and a representative of The Salvation Army
Staff and students donate to the Chancellor's Christmas Toy Appeal

The festive season was made a little brighter for some disadvantaged children and teenagers thanks to the generosity of Western Sydney University staff, students and their families.   

Tinashe Dune, senior lecturer.
Study finds innovative teaching methods encourage student involvement

A study has revealed that harnessing popular culture in learning methods encourages students' involvement in producing educationally sound content.     

Emeritus Professor Rhonda Griffiths
Distinguished nursing leader honoured

The University has honoured Rhonda Griffiths, former Dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, with an Emeritus Professorship.  


Alfred Mupenzi researched the lives of refugees at university

Former refugee wins international research competition

For Alfred Mupenzi, who was born and raised in refugee camps in Africa, researching the lives of refugees at university is a subject close to his heart.     


The topping out ceremony at Macarthur Clinical Hospital
Pinnacle of new Clinical School building reached

A major construction milestone for the University's new Macarthur Clinical School at Campbelltown Hospital has been reached, with a 'topping out' ceremony.    


A machine astronaught 

A machine astronomer could help us find the unknowns in the universe

What have pulsars, quasars, dark matter and dark energy got in common? Answer: each of them took the discoverer by surprise.      


Staff Profiles

60 seconds with Kevin Bell

As Pro Vice-Chancellor (Digital Futures), Kevin is refreshing our online strategy, leading an initiative on learning analytics, researching technology-enabled learning and analysing the impact and effectiveness of our digital learning strategy.

Team profile: PASS

PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) is a student-centred learning program delivered for students by students. The team recruits, trains, develops and supports student casuals to facilitate group learning sessions for their peers.