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New Sydney Olympic Park campus helping students on the pathway to success

Western Sydney University has officially opened its Sydney Olympic Park campus – creating more opportunities for students from across the Western Sydney region to access higher education.

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Western Sydney University experts weigh-in on the 2016 Census

A range of experts from Western Sydney University have had their say on the 2016 Census data, released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

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Western Sydney University finalist in the national Walkley Award for student journalism

Jessica, a Bachelor of Communication (Dean's Scholar) student at Western Sydney University, has been named as a finalist in The Walkley 'Student Journalist of the Year Award'. An internship in Nepal helped her to become a Walkley contender.

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Western Sydney University academic named a ‘Hero of Liverpool’

A Western Sydney University academic has been presented a special community award from Liverpool City Council, in recognition of his contributions to the health and wellbeing of the local community.

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The war on waste takes Western Sydney’s WiSE women abroad

The Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Program at Western Sydney University creates opportunities for women to explore where careers in science and engineering can take them. In June, it is taking them to Fiji.

Research success stories

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Prestigious student scholarship to advance our understanding of fern genetics

A University of Florida graduate student will spend three months within Western Sydney University’s biological laboratories, to advance his research into “one of the most complex clades of life”: the diversity and evolution of green plants.


Researcher explores new advantage to aid hearing in older Aussies

According to Western Sydney University PhD student Julie Beadle, when it comes to hearing in noisy environments, what we see can impact what we understand.

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How to help kids navigate fake news and misinformation online

Young people get a huge amount of their news from social media feeds, where false, exaggerated or sponsored content is often prevalent. With the right tools, caregivers can give kids the knowledge they need to assess credible information for themselves.

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As Harry Potter turns 20, let’s focus on reading pleasure rather than literary merit

It's 20 years on June 26 since the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the first in the seven-book series. The Philosopher's Stone has sold more than 450 million copies and been translated into 79 languages.

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Innovative weight loss study provides rare opportunity for participants

Managing weight loss could become a whole lot easier after preliminary findings from Western Sydney University have found that the way we think may be associated with our ability to shed kilograms.

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Did you translate for your parents? Study explores the role of children as translators

Western Sydney University is conducting a study which looks to explore language brokering, and develop a deeper understanding of children's' experiences and how they felt about taking on this important role within the family unit.