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Giving Day 2019

As part of the Western Sydney University’s 30th anniversary celebration, Giving Day invited supporters to contribute to University initiatives including student scholarships, research and other innovative programs.

In just 24 hours, 800 donations were made and over $765,000 was raised. Together, we really did make a difference! Western Sydney University Chancellor Professor Peter Shergold AC acknowledges the community for their generous support and enthusiasm.

“The success of our inaugural Giving Day on 4 September is a testament to the spirit and generosity of our supporters. I thank everyone who made a contribution to help us bring positive change in the lives of students and others in our community,” said Professor Shergold.

“The funds raised on Giving Day will directly benefit students through scholarships and will support leading research and initiatives that enrich our community, such as our award-winning MARCS BabyLab and the student-led Solar Car team.”

It’s not too late to support what you’re most passionate about at Western. Click here to make a difference, today.

Chancellor’s Challenge Abseil

Challenged by Chancellor Professor Shergold AC, a brave group of Western Sydney University staff, students, alumni and friends faced their fears and abseiled down “The Peter Shergold Building”, in the heart of Parramatta, raising funds to support scholarships and vital research projects at Western.

It’s not too late to support your friends and colleagues – click here to make a donation towards an initiative you’re passionate about.


Many of our students have faced challenges on their journey to higher education, but they are passionate and determined to succeed.

Scholarships acknowledge academic and personal achievements and inspire our students to overcome setbacks to reach their full potential.



Help BabyLab deliver research informed programs to the families of Western Sydney.

The MARCS Institute BabyLab is an Infant Research Centre that studies how babies learn to understand and interact with the world around them. Established in 1999, we conduct world class research and deliver real world impact through industry, government and community collaboration. Our vision is to optimise human interaction and wellbeing across the lifespan.

Solar Car

The Solar Car Project is a student led, non-profit green initiative.

Our Solar Car Team has an unquenchable devotion to pushing the limits of efficiency and sustainability, which has seen them beat the best in the US. The team are now preparing to race again, competing against the best in the world.


30 Years of Western

Western Sydney University is proud to be celebrating its 30-year anniversary in 2019.

It is a timely opportunity to celebrate the University’s history and acknowledge the vital role it has played in the social and economic transformation of the burgeoning Western Sydney region.

Formally constituted on 1 January 1989, the University has grown to become one of the world’s leading universities and the largest, most established higher education institution in Western Sydney, with over 48,000 students, 3,000 staff and a cohort – both locally and globally – of more than 180,000 alumni.

To mark this important milestone, the University is hosting a program of events and activities throughout the year for students, staff and members of the community.