You can access services and support – including the Library, IT, Student Central and Wellbeing Services – both online and face-to-face in line with COVID Safe practices.
You can find resources available to you below:
Student Assistance Fund
We understand that this may a tough time financially for students.
The University has established a Student Assistance Fund to assist those who are facing serious financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund can assist students with their basic living expenses, through grocery vouchers and modest financial support.
Some students may be eligible to apply for financial support. For further information and details on the eligibility criteria, please visit:
If you have suddenly lost your job, the University can also provide employment help. We can help you with identifying transferrable skill, upskill you through online resources and training, and proactively matching you to vacancies in other industries that suit your skill sets.
To access support, contact the Coronavirus Support Line on (02) 9852 5399, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Library has a large collection of online resources available anytime, including e-books, journals, subject guides, tutorials, and interactive apps, such as Visible body and learning modules. Download study tools and resources from the Study Smart website. Use MyLibrary to renew items and view your current loans.
Access Study Smart Online 24/7 through vUWS to upload your assignment for feedback. Book a live Study Smart Zoom session for expert advice on academic writing and assignment questions, or Zoom with a Librarian for referencing and citation assistance. Available times and dates vary – see website for details.
For Library queries, contact the Online Librarian via chat or email between 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.
Please note: From Monday 1 June, the Library has extended its hours at identified campuses to provide students with a space to study, access computers or the Wi-Fi network. Before heading to campus, please check the Library website for current opening times. Your current Western ID card is required to swipe/tap access to enter all libraries. Physical distancing measures will remain in place.
TalkCampus is a free app that you can download onto your device to talk anonymously to other students from universities and colleges around the world. Access free mental health support, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
TalkCampus is a safe student network that’s all about support. This means you can talk to your peers about exam stress, anxiety, depression and a range of other matters. The app is available in 25 languages including English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi, Urdu and Bengali.
The TalkCampus app is available for free to all Western students. You can download the app from Google Play or the App Store. To sign up, please use your Western student email address to unlock the app free of charge. For more information, visit the TalkCampus webpage.
For School related enquiries, including course advice and timetable issues, please phone 02 9852 5522 or email the relevant School:
Campus Safety and Security
The University is open and operating. If you're on campus and need assistance or have concerns for your personal safety, call the 24-hour security hotline on 1300 737 003.
For more information, visit Campus Safety and Security.