- Applying to study
- New to Uni
- Important dates
- Fees and costs
- The Academy
Services and facilities
- - Student Central
- - Workshops, programs and online resources
- - Counselling Service
- - Disability Service
- - Student Welfare Service
- - Special Consideration
- - Student Legal Services
- - Chaplaincy
- - Student Representation & Participation
- - Student Academic Committees
- - International student support
- - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student support
- - Online student support
- - Student facilities
- - Support for Student Veterans
- Online systems
- Student Misconduct Rule
- Semi Permanent Unlimited Live
- Western Digital Story Telling Project
University wide advocacy
Making and changing policy
Policies are the rules and procedures by which members of the University community operate. The policy structure at Western Sydney University is developed and maintained by the Policy and Governance unit. The database of all active policies is available online with additional information about their history and implementation.
All University policies are developed and reviewed according to the Policy Development Review Cycle and most draft policies should be made available for public comment. This is where you have the opportunity to comment on proposed changes as a student.
Polices are regularly posted for comment on the Policy Bulletin Board - you're encouraged to comment using this tool. We value your comments on policy and we may contact you with further questions. The Policy and Governance unit keeps a record of comments made via the Policy Bulletin Board and passes them to the person or group responsible for each policy. The Student Rights Advocate also regularly comments on policy from a student perspective and also, where appropriate, promotes opportunities to comment on policy. If you would like to comment on a policy but are not sure how, please contact the Student Rights Advocate for assistance.
If you have an issue with an existing policy and would like to make a comment or suggestion on how to improve it, please contact the Student Voice Officer or the Policy and Governance unit.
Academic policy and Academic Committees
All Academic (Teaching and Learning) policy has to be approved by Academic Senate and its Committees. The Senate and Committees is made up of academic and professional staff as well as student representatives.
Higher Degree Research (HDR) students
HDR Coffee Breaks - the Student Rights Advocate meets with groups of HDR students at each campus throughout the year for a general catch up over coffee and to answer any questions or issues they have, such as access to resources or issues with supervision. Any recent news or changes at the University which effect HDR students is also discussed. If you are an HDR student and are interested in coming along for a coffee and a chat, feel free to contact the Student Rights Advocate.