News and Events

Upcoming Events


Fri 19 May 2017

Never in Print: the born-digital literary essay

A practical workshop on the online literary essay for essayists, scholars and other non-fiction writers, part of the WSU Writing and Society Research Centre 2017 seminar program... (read more)


Wed 31 May 2017

Vivid Ideas: I Blurbed My Best Friend's Novel

The Writing & Society Research Centre at Western Sydney University and the Sydney Review of Books invite you to a practical workshop for working critics on the ethics of cultural criticism, with a particular focus on literary criticism, part of the WSU Writing and Society Research Centre 2017 seminar program... (read more)


Thurs 10 - Fri 11 Aug 2017

Music Festival and Competition 2017

Battle it out with other bands for the title of 2017 Best HSC Band. Performances will be judged by leading University staff musicians, HSC Music teachers and Bachelor of Music students... (read more)

Recent Events


Thurs 6 Apr 2017

Journalism Guest Presenter, Giulio Saggin

Giulio Saggin, news photographer and former photo editor for ABC News Online, will present on the changing face of Australian photo journalism at our Parramatta South Campus... (read more)



Oct 2016

Ephemera Publication Launch

EPHEMERA, a collection of publications in analogue and digital forms designed by third year Visual Communication (Design) students, was launched in October... (read more)


Oct 2016

New music precinct opened at Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University's brand new, state of the art, music facilities at the Penrith campus have been officially opened. ... (read more)


Sept 2016

Student to launch gaming empire

At 22 years old, design student Julian Wilton is ready to take on the gaming world as part of game company Massive Monster... (read more)


Sept 2016

Literary experts nurture aspiring young writers

Budding writers and their teachers attended workshops run by accomplished Australian authors and university academics including Dr Fiona Wright, learning tips and tricks to hone their writing skills... (read more)


Jun 2016

Best of the West Tour - In Western Sydney

As part of the campaign's 'Best of the West Tour', the Daily Telegraph will be promoting the 'In Western Sydney' website, a research collaboration between the Institute for Culture and Society, the School of Humanities and Communication...(read more)


May 2016

Giramondo publishing wins two awards at NSW Premier's Literary Awards

Lisa Gorton and Joanne Burns received awards at the recent Premier's Literary Awards... (read more)



Oct 2016

The race that stops the nation also holds many weird and wonderful stories

Opinion piece by Dr Wayne Peake from the School of Humanities and Communication Arts, first published on The Conversation... (read more)

Gwyneth Howell

May 2016

60 seconds with… Gwyneth Howell

Gwyneth Howell is an Associate Professor of Public Relations from the School of Humanities and Communication Arts. Gwyneth's commitment to student learning was recently recognised when she was awarded a Distinguished Teaching Fellowship... (read more)

Sydney Opera House at night

May 2016

The sound of silence: why aren't Australia's female composers being heard?

Associate Professor in Musicology, Sally Macarthur co-writes on the under-representation of women composers in Australian music... (read more)