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Western Sydney University: Setting the benchmark for gender equality

Western Sydney University has once again been recognised for its ongoing commitment to gender equality in the workplace. For the 13th consecutive year, the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) has announced Western as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE).


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Western Sydney University researchers lead national project to improve menstrual health

Researchers from Western Sydney University have embarked upon a 12-month national project to change the way young women learn about, and deal with menstruation.

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Study to investigate the impact of cancer in LGBTI communities

A prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project grant will allow Western Sydney University researchers to gain a better understanding of how cancer is experienced within lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) communities.

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Cycle of infant reflux signals a call to help mothers

Western Sydney University research has found that first-time mothers with mental health issues – in particular, maternal anxiety – are five times as likely to have their baby noted as having reflux when admitted to hospital.

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Western Sydney construction industry challenged to modernise or die

Western Sydney’s construction industry will be challenged to reconsider its future, at a conference co-hosted by Western Sydney University’s Centre for Smart Modern Construction (c4SMC).


Research success

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Discovery to alter the path of bionic voice research worldwide

Following an exciting development in The Bionic Voice research project – led by the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development at Western Sydney University – the global field of electronic voice research is set to change.


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Cycle of infant reflux signals a call to help mothers

Western Sydney University research has found that first-time mothers with mental health issues – in particular, maternal anxiety – are five times as likely to have their baby noted as having reflux when admitted to hospital.




Expert opinion

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Why sport hasn’t made much progress on LGBTI+ rights since the Sochi Olympics

Athletes from Western nations have various protections, and many now share equal rights in most aspects of the law. But when they travel to compete in countries with regressive human rights records, these protections can be lost.


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When citizens set the budget: lessons from ancient Greece

Today elected representatives take the tough decisions about public finances behind closed doors. Politicians rarely ask voters what they think of budget options and they are no better at explaining the reasons for a budget.




Awards and appointments

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First in higher education and fourth in the nation: Western recognised for exemplary customer service

Western Sydney University has been recognised as the best customer service provider of all higher education institutions in Australia.


MD Islam

Western Sydney University student awarded Canterbury-Bankstown Citizen Of The Year

MD Islam who is studying a Masters of Research at Western Sydney University’s Graduate Research School, was recognised for his service to the community over the past 12 months.



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Clinical incidents and early career graduate nurses

Researchers at Western Sydney University are investigating the experiences of recent graduate nurses who have had involvement in the reporting of a clinical incident.


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Researchers call on young women to share their experiences of visiting the city at night

A Western Sydney University study is seeking to understand young women’s perceptions of risk and danger, and any precautions they might take when visiting the city at night.