Academic Support


At Western Sydney University there are many people dedicated to helping new students. Whether it is through bridging programs, workshops on public speaking and time management, or Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) – these and many more support services are there to make your transition to University as smooth as possible.

Western Sydney University academic study resources and support

  • New to the Library
    New to the Library is a quick guide that points to key information to help when starting out. 'Know Now' links to information to consider as you begin University, 'Know Later' links to items that will assist down the track. 
  • MATES
    Providing first year students with the opportunity to be connected with students who are in later years of study. This helps students to make social networks and acquire knowledge and skills to help settle into life at university.
  • Bridging programs
    A range of free preparation programs to help all new and continuing students. Run before the start of Autumn and Spring teaching sessions each year.
  • Skills workshops
    Academic skills workshops and roving library help is offered by academic staff within the Learning and Teaching Unit. Study and life skills workshops are offered by the Counselling Service.
  • PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions)
    In PASS you will work with other students to understand the content of your unit/s and develop various study strategies to help you improve your academic performance.
  • Mature age student support
    Our guide to starting out at Western Sydney University is specifically designed to help students who are not current school leavers at the time of applying to universit.
  • Student Central
    Found on each campus, Student Central is your first point of contact for information, advice, forms and referrals to other services.
  • Print Services
    Competitive, contemporary print management services for all your student printing needs, from poster presentations to thesis printing and binding.