Life at Western Sydney University

Friendly, multicultural and inclusive campus environments

As a student at Western Sydney University, you become part of a dynamic, thriving and culturally rich community. There are diverse opportunities for sport and recreation, entertainment, going out and engaging with the community – both on and off campus. From the ultra-modern and high-tech to more serene, pastoral environments, each of our campuses is different – but all are friendly, multicultural and inclusive.

Our on-campus facilities include libraries, computer laboratories, innovative social learning spaces, wireless internet, cafes, bars, gyms, sporting grounds, tennis courts, and lots of open space to hang out in.  

With a range of on-campus clubs and associations there are also lots of opportunities to meet new people with similar interests, make friends, and explore a variety of cultural, course-related and other activities.

State-of-the-art facilities

As a modern university, our aim is to combine vibrant, inspiring learning environments with world-class facilities, equipment and technology to enable you to gain practical experience and put learning into action.

The School of Medicine, the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, the Institute for Culture and Society, the MARCS Institute, moot courts, nursing laboratories, the Confocal Bio-Imaging Facility, Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Facility, language labs, conference interpreting facilities, and Mechatronics and Robotics facilities are just some of the amazing facilities you will have access to as a student.

At Parramatta South campus you will have use of the new Science and Psychology facility, purpose built production studio, design and creative arts facility. A new Industrial Design Centre is planned to open at Parramatta South in 2018.

If you choose to study in the heart of the city, Sydney City Campus offers a brand new, purpose-built high-tech environment.

Putting learning into practice

  • The next generation of doctors train in the anatomy labs and other practical facilities at the Medical School at the Campbelltown campus.
  • Nursing students learn about life on the ward, working in an exact replica of a hospital ward, and gain essential practical experience in laboratories at the Campbelltown, Bankstown, Hawkesbury and Parramatta campuses.
  • Exercise and sports science students get hands-on with equipment to measure a whole spectrum of factors relating to sport and physical activity, as well as physical and biomedical indicators.
  • Forensic science students conduct realistic crime scene investigation – preparing them well for the real thing – at the Crime Scene House.
  • Law students practise their closing addresses in the Moot Court at the Parramatta campus.
  • Health and medical students treat members of the general public in the UniClinic at the Campbelltown campus.
  • Business students now study at the brand new Parramatta City campus at 169 Macquarie Street, Parramatta.
  • The Penrith campus is home to the Solar Car and Formula SAE Racing Car projects.

Technology

  • On-campus computer labs are open 22 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • 2,000 computers are available for student use
  • Wireless email and internet access on all campuses
  • Cutting-edge computer software packages