Greater Western Sydney is the third largest economy in Australia, home to almost 150,000 businesses. Here at Western, we’re committed to our region and we share a commitment to supporting our students, communities, businesses and government.
That’s why we’re proud to collaborate with partners to deliver benefits that make a difference for our students, staff, Western Sydney businesses and community. Western are proud partners of the Western Sydney Wanderers Football Club, GWS GIANTS Football Club, Bankwest Stadium, Western Sydney and South Western Sydney Academy of Sports, and the brand new Sydney Zoo.
GWS GIANTS Football Club
Western and the GIANTS have been in partnership since the club’s inception in 2012. Throughout our ongoing partnership, GIANTS and Western have collaborated across numerous research projects and several Western students have undertaken placements, PHDs and internships with the GIANTS. Partnering with the GIANTS AFL and AFLW teams, students also get behind- the- scenes access to GIANTS headquarters, development sessions with player and coaching staff and the ability to participate in on-campus clinics with players. Western and the GIANTS also proudly deliver a joint in-school program within Western Sydney which is focused on expanding the impact of our partnership into the community.
Take a look at some of our Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Sport Development students engaging with GIANTS players and coaching staff as part of their course experiences.
Western Sydney Wanderers Football Club
Western and the Western Sydney Wanderers have been in partnership together since 2013. Supporting both the A League and W League teams, the partnership offers our students a range of experiences through internships, real-world projects, access to players and coaching staff for a range of student engagements and behind the scenes educational days at the Wanderers Head Office. The Wanderers also support our students through an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholarship program.
See the great hands on experience Western students received from participating in a mock media conference, with Western Sydney Wanderers players.
The NEW Sydney Zoo is right in our backyard, and our shared commitment to the Indigenous heritage of Western Sydney sets the foundation for our partnership. Sydney Zoo is home to over 1,000 species including a wide range of exotic and native animals, Australia’s largest Reptile and Nocturnal House and an aquarium whilst proudly showcasing and educating visitors on the Aboriginal land and Indigenous heritage of Western Sydney. Students have the opportunity to go on exclusive behind the scenes tours, gain hands on experience through internships and engage with the Zoo on a range of learning and research projects. Sydney Zoo also supports PHD students and a scholarship program at Western across Tourism Management and Science majors in Zoology.
Hear from two Western students, on their experiences after being awarded scholarships with Sydney Zoo and the invaluable experience they are receiving from our partnership.
Western are proud partners of the newly built Bankwest Stadium in Parramatta - the heart of Western Sydney. The University and Bankwest Stadium both strive to deliver world-class experiences to the people of our region. Students can gain exclusive behind- the-scenes real-world experiences as well as secure valuable internship opportunities. Students even have the chance to score tickets to some of the hottest sporting matches in town.
Check out a behind-the-scenes tour with some of our Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) students at Bankwest Stadium.
Western Sydney Academy of Sport & South Western Sydney Academy of Sport
Western Sydney (WSAS) and South West Sydney (SWSAS) Academies of Sport are located within two of our key geographical regions and focus on nurturing and developing upcoming talent identified athletes. Western is proud to support both academies and the future elite athletes of Western Sydney. Students have access to internship opportunities and gain valuable experience via projects and guest lectures provided by the Academies
South Western Sydney Academy of Sport Induction day held on campus at Western Sydney University.