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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 our 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, CommBank Stadium, Western Sydney and South West Sydney Academies of Sport, and 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.
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 a scholarship program at Western.
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.
Westerns are proud partners of the newly built CommBank Stadium in Parramatta - the heart of Western Sydney. The University and CommBank 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 & Southwest Sydney Academy of Sport
Western Sydney Academy of Sport (WSAS) and South West Sydney Academy of Sport (SWSAS) 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. Western also assists in facilitating various athlete testing days throughout the year, which allows our Sport and Exercise Science Students to get hands on experience with using testing equipment, as well as knowledge on preparing, recording and reviewing data.
South Western Sydney Academy of Sport Induction day held on campus at Western Sydney University.
Western has been in partnership with Semi Permanent in various capacities since 2017. Our current partnership with Semi-Permanent provides exclusivity as an Education Partner and benefits[KGD1] which are closely aligned to The Academy, a network of highly engaged and high achieving students studying at Western Sydney University. Semi-Permanent brings students, working professionals and leaders within the creative industries together with influential brands to engage audiences via their annual event held in Sydney, and includes benefits such as a student mentorship program, student internship and volunteer program, on-campus activations, University activation during the Sydney event, branding, access to exclusive content, conference workshops, ticketing, and hospitality.
7News Young Achiever Awards
The 7NEWS Young Achiever Awards acknowledges, encourages and promotes the positive achievements of young people in NSW & the ACT, up to and including 29 years of age. Western is proud to partner with the awards, sponsoring the Academic Excellence award.
WSU Academic Achievement Award
The Western Sydney University Academic Achievement Award acknowledges young people displaying passion, drive, a willingness to learn and work hard to help them create opportunities and achieve excellent outcomes in their chosen field. At Western we have celebrated excellence since 1989 and for this reason are committed to recognising outstanding students throughout NSW and the ACT.