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September Graduation 2017

Western Sydney University celebrates September graduation

Western Sydney University's Parramatta campus will be awash with colour as thousands of graduands don cap, gown and colourful hood and make the transition from dedicated student to proud University alumni, as part of September graduation.

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Multi-million dollar Science Building a boost for STEM education and research in Western Sydney

Western Sydney University has launched its new $30 million Science Building, significantly expanding the University’s capacity to produce the highest quality science, psychology, social work and art therapy graduates and researchers.

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Don’t let your past define your future: College graduate delivers inspirational speech

The buzzing auditorium fell quiet. Hundreds of proud faces were transfixed towards the stage, as the guest speaker delivered the Occasional Address.

Young Writers Day

Making students ready to write

Pens were at the ready for this year’s Young Writers Day where 180 promising school students flocked to Western Sydney University to hone their writing skills.

Matilda Harry

Scholarships celebrated at special Parramatta South ceremony

On Friday 15 September 2017, the University hosted its annual Scholarships Awards Ceremony – to commend students, as well as to thank the generous donors from throughout Greater Western Sydney.

Research success stories

Rendering of a Supermassive Black Hole - Credit: ESO/L. Calçada

Transforming our view of the universe

Researchers at Western Sydney University are working to revolutionise the way we study the universe, with a review paper showing how radio astronomy can aid our understanding of how galaxies form and evolve.

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Refugee and migrant women require additional sexual and reproductive health support

A Western Sydney University report has revealed that a cycle of misinformation, shyness and fear is preventing migrant and refugee women from receiving adequate sexual and reproductive health care and support.

Expert opinion

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In historic cases, punishment alone is not always the best response to violent crime

Sentencing offenders for crimes committed many years earlier raises important questions about what purpose sentences in such cases are expected to achieve.

Rendering of a Supermassive Black Hole - Credit: ESO/L. Calçada

Expect the unexpected from the big-data boom in radio astronomy

New technology is now gathering data on objects in our universe faster than astronomers can analyse.

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Are you a breastfeeding mother at Western? Share your experiences

Western Sydney University researchers are working to improve the experiences of breastfeeding mothers on campus. Staff and students who have breastfed their babies over the past two years are invited to take part in an online survey.

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Research calls for young people with physical disabilities to share their experiences

A new Western Sydney University doctoral study aims to understand the unique skills and perspectives of young people who live with a physical disability.