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More choice and flexibility for HSC students in a disrupted final year of high school

Year 12 students who have had their HSC studies disrupted by COVID-19 will be able to apply to study at Western Sydney University based in part on their Year 11 results.


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Expert: ‘Peculiarities of the pandemic’ are trigger points for eating disorders

A Western mental health expert has shed light on the ongoing, traumatic effects of COVID-19 for people living with eating disorders.

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Western consistently climbs in global rankings

Western Sydney University has continued to improve its world standing, moving up 22 places in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings.

New report: global snapshot of COVID-19 response

Western Sydney University’s Humanitarian and Development Research Initiative have used international research linkages to produce a new report on government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Study: If women’s birth choices aren’t supported, they may go it alone

A Western Sydney University study has found that women may be prepared to deliver their babies at home, unassisted, if Australia’s maternity health system is not reformed.


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Study: If women’s birth choices aren’t supported, they may go it alone

A Western Sydney University study has found that women may be prepared to deliver their babies at home, unassisted, if Australia’s maternity health system is not reformed.


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Study finds women’s birth choices more likely to be supported by a midwife

A Western Sydney University study has found that it is possible for women to have a successful VBAC – and to feel safe, secure and supported in their birth choice – if they engage the services of a midwife.




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Opinion: Rising coronavirus cases among Victorian health workers could threaten our pandemic response

Over the past week, we’ve seen a spike in the number of COVID-19 infections among health-care workers in Victoria.


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Opinion: During COVID-19, women are opting for ‘freebirthing’ if homebirths aren’t available. And that’s a worry

The pandemic is prompting some Australian pregnant women to give birth at home without a midwife or registered health provider, according to a survey out this week.




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Grant from Golden Key unlocks opportunity

A Western Sydney University medical student has been awarded a prestigious scholarship from the Golden Key International Honour Society.


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International recognition for renowned diabetes and pregnancy researcher

Distinguished Professor David Simmons has been recognised by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for outstanding contributions to the field of diabetes and pregnancy.