Program

Date and Time (AEST) Session and Speakers Description Register
Monday 20 September, 4:00pm

Employability - Jobs of the Future

  • Christopher Youness, Executive Director, Office of People and Success at Western Sydney University
  • Sharon Roy, Alumna, Master of Information and Communications Technology (Advanced)
  • Jenna Nguyen, Alumna, Master of Business Administration 

One of the most important considerations for students choosing university is the future employment prospects. This session splits focus on two questions:

  1. What Western Sydney University does for you to guide and assist you in the process transitioning from study to employment
  2. What will the future of work look like? How can you develop your employability whilst studying at Western?

Western Sydney University Careers will be here along with some of our current and recently graduated students to talk to you about how the university prepares you for the workplace and how we help you find a job. We also look to provide useful insights into the future of work and how to best plan for the future in a disrupted world.

Monday 20 September, 5:30pm

Humanities, Communication and Arts

Dr Asha Chand
Associate Dean, International in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts at Western Sydney University

At Western Sydney University, the School of Humanities and Communication Arts comprises the broad disciplinary fields of Communication and Media, Literature and Creative Writing, Cultural Studies, Music and Therapy, Historical and Philosophical Inquiry, Visual Communication Design, and Languages and Linguistics. Our innovative research focuses on contemporary debates, perspectives, methods and technologies.

Monday 20 September, 7:00pm

Engineering

  • Dr Fidelis Mashire;
  • Dr Jamal Rizk;
  • Dr Dharma Hagare;
  • Dr Qinghua Zeng;
  • Assoc. Prof. Olivia Mirza;
  • Professor Gu Fang

Engineering is in high demand globally and Western Sydney University's professionally accredited undergraduate and postgraduate programs provide a quality, highly-ranked degree to set your students on course to achieve their long term career goals.

Join us in the Engineering Master Class to learn more about our world class engineering programs at Western Sydney University.

Tuesday 21 September, 4:00pm

Admissions, Scholarships and Accommodation

  • Hang Nguyen - International Admissions Manager;
  • Todd Tang - Operations Manager at Campus Living Villages

This session will help you through the admissions process to give you a better understanding of what is required to make the transition into Western Sydney University. The second part of the session will cover scholarship availability and requirements for upcoming intakes.

In this session, you'll also learn more about Campus Living Village, our on-campus student accommodation options.

Tuesday 21 September, 5:30pm

Computer, Data, Mathematics and Technology

  • Professor Alana Maurushat, Associate Dean (International), School of Computers, Data and Mathematical Sciences; and
  • Dr Simi Bajaj, Director of Academic Programs

Degree programs at Western Sydney University’s School of Computer, Data and Mathematical Sciences are a great choice for students seeking a career in computer science and information and communications technology.

Western Sydney offers professionally accredited undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the forefront of technology specialising in key in demand areas such as Programming, Networking, Data Science, Mobile Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security.

Students learn from award-winning academics, explore our state-of-the-art access grid and labs, and get real-world project experience working within our region’s blossoming tech space industry.

Tuesday 21 September, 7:00pm

Health Science and Public Health

  • Professor Gregory Kolt - Dean;
  • Dr Caterina Tannous - Director of Academic Program (Undergraduate Health Sciences);
  • Dr David Lim - Director of Academic Program (Postgraduate Health Sciences);
  • Dr Nicole Peel - Academic Course Advisor (Undergraduate Health Sciences);
  • Dr Stewart Alford - Academic Course Advisor (Postgraduate Health Sciences)
  • Cecilia Yu, current student, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

The School of Health Sciences at Western Sydney University consists of disciplines across Allied Health, Public Health and Health Services, and Sport, Health and Exercise Science. We produce world-class research which is strengthened by a firm commitment to community and industry engagement.

Join us to hear about our highly ranked school, our diverse range of accredited professional programs and your future study and career in the broad area of health.

Wednesday 22 September, 4:00pm

Research Degree at Western

  • Victoria Jones - Manager, Graduate Research School;
  • Dr. Alex Norman - Senior Lecturer in Higher Education
  • Professor Adam Possamai, Dean of Graduate Studies & Researcher Development, Graduate Research School

In the spirit of 'unlimited', Western Sydney University is committed to high-impact research that makes a tangible and ongoing difference in the world, and is responsive to contemporary challenges. We foster strong research ties with industry, the government and the community. And our research endeavours are supported by a ten-year research investment program.

If your next step in your academic pathway is PhD or a Research Masters join us to learn more about research options a Western Sydney University. Together with academics at the Graduate Research School, we are pleased to invite you to attend our session and develop your detailed understanding of our programs and learn more about how to make a successful research application.

Wednesday 22 September, 4:00pm

Communication, Arts and Interpreting and Translation (Mandarin Session)

  • Dr Kenny Wang, Associate Dean International, School of Humanities and Communication Arts
  • GAO Ge and LIANG Ziya are both current students from the Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation)

At Western Sydney University, the School of Humanities and Communication Arts comprises the broad disciplinary fields of Communication and Media, Literature and Creative Writing, Cultural Studies, Music and Therapy, Historical and Philosophical Inquiry, Visual Communication Design, and Languages and Linguistics. Our innovative research focuses on contemporary debates, perspectives, methods and technologies. Turn your passion for language into a world-spanning career. Interpreting and translation gives you the global skills you need to combine travel and career opportunities, both home and abroad. With a degree in Interpreting and Translation behind you, the world truly is yours. Join us for this demo-style session to better understand course content, study options and work opportunities in this niche and fast growing area.

Wednesday 22 September, 5:30pm

Architecture, Construction and Project Management

  • Dr Payam Rahnamayiezekavat, Director of Academic Programs and Associate Dean (International)
  • Associate Professor Sean Jin, DAP Project Management
  • Associate Professor Sepani Senaratne, DAP Construction Management
  • Dr Ursa Komac, DAP Master of Architecture
  • Sonia Reddy, Project Management Student
  • Henry Tran, Construction Management Student
  • Hala Hishan, Architecture Student

Directors of Academic Program together with two invited international students will convene a panel to discuss critical aspects of Architechture, Construction and Project Management as relate to international applicants.

The panel will compare and contrast the attributes of our different programs to enable the audience develop an understanding of the unique learning opportunities offered in these programs. The connectedness of our programs with the emerging job market in architecture, onstruction and project management will be the highlight of the panel discussions.

The panel will also elaborate on the spectacular teaching team, research impact, comprehensive student support, several professional accreditations and the unique Aussie learning experience.

Wednesday 22 September, 5:30pm

Education and Training (Mandarin Session)

  • Associate Professor Jinghe Han
  • ZHOU Geyue(Yulia) current student - Master of Teaching (0-5/0-12)

Teacher education at Western Sydney University: Leading and innovating for tomorrow’s teachers. The School of Education is a leader in teacher education preparing teachers and educators for 21st century schools, pre-schools and adult learning environments. Our staff bring to their teaching and research, expertise in pedagogy, assessment and innovative curriculum design focussed on the impact of technology.

We offer Master of Teaching programs in Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary and Secondary (STEM) together with a Bachelor of Education (Primary) and engagement in the undergraduate degrees leading to teaching. We also conduct a Master of Education (Leadership & Management) (with the School of Business), and a Master of Inclusive Education (an advanced teaching degree).

Wednesday 22 September, 7:00pm

Law

  • Dr Zhiqiong (June) Wang, Associate Dean International, School of Law
  • Mr John Juriansz, Deputy Dean, School of Law

A degree in Law is a popular choice for students across the globe. Western Sydney University's undergraduate and postgraduate law programs are fully accredited and build a pathway to a rewarding career in the legal profession. Join us to hear about our Bachelor, Master and Juris Doctor degree programs and begin your journey with Western University's School of Law.

Wednesday 22 September, 7:00pm

Chat with WSU Insiders: Study, Internship, and Work (Vietnamese Session)

  • Hang Nguyen, Admissions Manager
  • Jenna Nguyen, Alumni - MBA General, working for Western Sydney University
  • Nam Tran, Alumni - MBA HRM, working at PwC
  • Evelyn Nguyen, WSU student - Master of Social Work

One of the most important considerations for students choosing university is the future employment prospects. In this session, you will hear our alumni and current students to share their experiences in studying, taking internship, and finding jobs after graduation right in the middle of the pandemic. The students will also share their tips in enjoying student life at Western and Australia. We will also have our Admissions Manager answering any queries relating to admissions and scholarships.

Thursday 23 September, 4:00pm

Business

  • Dr Stella Wu;
  • Dr Laurel Jackson;
  • Dr Francine Garlin

The School of Business works closely with industry and community partners to ensure that our range of professionally accredited and industry recognised courses help prepare our students for outstanding careers anywhere.

Employers attest to the fact that our graduates are confident and work ready when they enter the professional world. We provide them with enduring skills so they are well prepared to take on the exciting challenges created by a changing and, at times, uncertain future.

Thursday 23 September, 4:00pm

Computing, Data, Mathematics and Technology (Mandarin Session)

  • Assoc. Prof. Yi Guo
  • ZHENG Yabin current student in 2nd year from Master of Data Science

Degree programs at Western Sydney University’s School of Computing, Data and Mathematical Sciences are a great choice for students seeking a career in computer science and information and communications technology. Western Sydney offers professionally accredited undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the forefront of technology specialising in key in demand areas such as Programming, Networking, Data Science, Mobile Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security. Students learn from award-winning academics, explore our state-of-the-art access grid and labs, and get real-world project experience working within our region’s blossoming tech space industry.

Thursday 23 September, 5:30pm

Science

  • Associate Professor Kamali Kannangara, Associate Dean (Global Engagement) - School of Science

Get ready for a journey of discovery when you study Science at Western. Develop the skills you need to investigate any number of scientific disciplines, from Biological Sciences to Forensic Science, Medical Science, Chemistry and Zoology, or help create a more sustainable future in the emerging ‘green collar’ industries with a degree in Natural or Environmental Sciences, Agriculture, Animal Science or Food Science.

Our staff and students collaborate with research institutes, public and private health organisations, industry partners, and community organisations at the local, national and international level making your study experience relevant to the working world of science in the 21st century.

Thursday 23 September, 5:30pm

Engineering (Mandarin Session)

  • Assoc. Prof. Ming Zhao
  • Dr Qinghua Zeng
  • Assoc. Prof. Olivia Mirza
  • Dr Jeffrey Zou
  • Professor Gu Fang
  • SHE Ze (Sherwin ) Alumni - Master of Engineering (Civil)

Engineering is in high demand globally and Western Sydney University's professionally accredited undergraduate and postgraduate programs provide a quality, highly-ranked degree to set your students on course to achieve their long term career goals.

Join us in the Engineering Master Class to learn more about our world class engineering programs and how we teach at Western Sydney University.

Thursday 23 September, 7:00pm

Education and Teaching

  • Assoc. Prof. Christine Johnston

Teacher education at Western Sydney University: Leading and innovating for tomorrow’s teachers.

The School of Education is a leader in teacher education preparing teachers and educators for 21st century schools, pre-schools and adult learning environments. Our staff bring to their teaching and research, expertise in pedagogy, assessment and innovative curriculum design focussed on the impact of technology.

We offer Master of Teaching programs in Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary and Secondary (STEM) together with a Bachelor of Education (Primary) and engagement in the undergraduate degrees leading to teaching. We also conduct a Master of Education (Leadership & Management) (with the School of Business), and a Master of Inclusive Education (an advanced teaching degree).

Friday 24 September, 4:00pm

Nursing

  • Associate Professor Leeanne Heaton - Deputy Dean, School of Nursing and Midwifery 
  • Associate Professor Kath Peters, Associate Dean International, School of Nursing and Midwifery 
  • Dr Fiona McDermid, Director Student Engagement 
  • Kate O’Reilly, Director International Programs and Engagement 
  • Diksha, current student, Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced) 

A career in Nursing is a highly respected, well-paid and above all immensely rewarding profession that is in great demand in Australia and globally.

Our highly ranked School of Nursing and Midwifery offers a range of qualifying and professional development degrees at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Join us for the session to see for yourself how Western Sydney University teaches nursing in our state-of-the-art training facilities across four campuses.

Friday 24 September, 5:30pm

Psychology

  • Professor Tanya Meade - Dean, School of Psychology
  • Dr Renu Narchal - Associate Dean, Engagement and International

The School of Psychology at Western Sydney University is at the forefront of excellence in research, teaching, and clinical training.

It is ranked in the Top 10 universities nationally and Top 150 universities internationally, and is recognised as performing above world standard in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation.

Our programs are based on the scientist-practitioner model and emphasise the attainment of competencies at all stages.

Friday 24 September, 5:30pm

Why a pathway might be a better first option for you

  • Dimitrios Makris, Director Admissions and Marketing - International College
  • Tao Yang, Recruitment Manager

The session will also include Western Sydney University International College's Digital Campus and what it means for students and success stories of some of our students. This will cover pathways to Bachelor degrees in the following subjects: Computing, Business, Engineering, Health Sciences, Arts, Nursing, Science.

Friday 24 September, 5:30pm

Chat with WSU Insiders: Study, Internship, and Work (Mandarin Session)

  • Karina Mai, Alumna, Master of Project Management
  • Julia Xiao, current student, Bachelor of Traditional Chinese Medicine;
  • Ashley Liao, current student, Master of Social Work; and
  • Julie Ma, Alumna, Master of Property Investment and Development.

One of the most important considerations for students choosing university is the future employment prospects. In this session, you will hear our current students to share their experience in their placement and internship during their study; and what they learn from the experience. The students will also share their experience and tips in studying at Western and Australia.

Friday 24 September, 7:00pm

Social Work, Psychotherapy and Counselling

  • Dr Julie Wen - Associate Dean (China), Lecturer in Heritage and Tourism in the School of Social Sciences
  • Dr Hong-Jae Park - Academic Course Advisor - Master of Social Work (Qualifying) in the School of Social Sciences
  • Penny Gardner - Academic Course Advisor - Master of Psychotherapy & Counselling in the School of Social Sciences
  • Dr Joy Paton - Director of Acadmic Programs (Arts Therapy & Counselling) in the School of Social Sciences
  • Professor Alana Maurushat - Associate Dean (International) in the School of Computer, Data and Mathematical Sciences
  • Evelyn Nguyen, Current Student

The School of Social Sciences at Western Sydney University aims to provide students with the skills to consciously and ethically pursue social justice and social change within their chosen fields in Western Sydney, the wider community and globally. Students are offered frameworks to think critically, innovate and independently evaluate the shifting social worlds around them.

The School's research seeks to achieve both excellence and impact in Western Sydney and the world. Our research has a strong focus on Diversity and Human Rights in the School's core disciplines of Social Work and Therapy Studies and Counselling.

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