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Western Sydney University makes textbooks
 free for new undergraduate students in 2017

To help with the cost of study, Western Sydney University is giving all new students free digital textbooks, in one of the world's largest rollouts of its kind.

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Old MacDonald had a farm… then Western Sydney University students came along

When two Western Sydney University planning students entered a virtual design competition, they never expected they would be jetting off to the capital of technology, Tokyo, to represent their country

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It’s time to start nominating for the annual Women of the West Awards

Western Sydney University is calling on the community to recognise the many, often unsung, women making a difference in the region by nominating them for the 2017 Women of the West Awards.


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Kingswood campus upgrades set to improve student life

Western Sydney University will welcome its students back with a freshly renovated plaza at Kingswood campus which will house four new eateries and a space for live music.


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What Matters to you? We’re listening

Young people are disengaged and disaffected, right? Our experience tells us that the exact opposite is true.

Research success stories

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Adopted babies can remember their birth language

New research has discovered that early language learning in children adopted internationally can be subconsciously retained, even when they can no longer remember the learning experience.

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Study investigating innovative teaching method highlights student involvement

A study has revealed that harnessing popular culture in learning methods encourages students involvement in producing educationally sound content.

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Top maths tips for parents preparing for the school year

There are many things parents can and should do to help their children learn mathematics, particularly before they begin school and during their primary school years.

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Ukraine puts legal spotlight on Russia over MH17 disaster

The shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 is back on the international legal agenda after Ukraine instituted proceedings against Russia.

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Study examines changes to financial planning profession

Financial planners are now subject to more stringent education requirements and Western Sydney University and the Financial Planning Association of Australia are at the forefront of research guiding this transitional period.

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Participants needed for text message weight-loss study

Western Sydney University students at the University Centre for Rural Health (UCRH) are conducting research to investigate how regular text messages from health experts can assist with weight loss and healthy habits.