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Western Sydney University is going to the Zoo

Western Sydney University has become the official Tertiary Education Partner of Sydney Zoo.


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Cow the west was won: UniSchools Steer Competition

Bede Polding College has become the Champion School for the 2018 UniSchools Steer Challenge, which saw students raise a Poll Hereford steer for 3 months.

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Single women facing housing insecurity

Dr Emma Power wants to hear stories of how older women aged 55 and over who are not home owners are grappling with housing security in the Illawarra region.

Western Sydney girls win Alexa coding competition

Western Sydney University is proud to announce the winners and runner-ups of this year’s Alexa Competition, presented at yesterday’s AWS Public Sector Summit held in Canberra.

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New book calls for changes to education system

A new book co-edited by Western Sydney University’s Associate Professor David Cole asserts that a radical change to the education system is vital to addressing current global issues such as climate change.


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Breastfeeding mothers turn to social media for support

Facebook groups offer emotional and practical support to breastfeeding mothers

A Western Sydney University study has shed new light on the ways that mothers use social media for breastfeeding support.


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Single women facing housing insecurity

Dr Emma Power wants to hear stories of how older women aged 55 and over who are not home owners are grappling with housing security in the Illawarra region.




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Who is our health regulator, AHPRA, and does it operate effectively?

In Australia, we sometimes hear of problems in the health industry regarding anaesthetics, cosmetic surgeons or chiropractors acting in ways that could be, and sometimes are, harmful to patients.


Sore losers forgetting the importance of grace in defeat

Defeat is a truer test of character than victory. Whether it’s the US Open or Australian politics, the way participants deal with failure impacts the contest overall, with implications well beyond a moment of madness.




Awards and appointments

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Westpac Bicentennial Foundation and Western unite to support the next generation of technology-capable leaders

Western is one of five universities across Australia who will award up to seven Westpac Young Technologists Scholarships each year to support tertiary studies in technology-related disciplines.


Western Sydney University students selected for Millennium Fellowship

The prestigious Fellowship is a semester-long leadership development program that convenes, challenges, and celebrates student leadership and advocacy of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.



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Single women facing housing insecurity

Dr Emma Power wants to hear stories of how older women aged 55 and over who are not home owners are grappling with housing security in the Illawarra region.


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Dementia trial expands as study signals effectiveness of novel treatment for vascular dementia

Australians aged 40 and over with dementia are encouraged to participate in one of the nation’s largest clinical trials investigating a novel Chinese herbal extract Sailuotong (SLT).