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Western Sydney University celebrates April 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 April graduation.


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Partners can help with PMS: Couples counselling key to coping with premenstrual distress

A Western Sydney University study has found that couples counselling can be critical for women in the treatment of severe premenstrual symptoms (PMS).

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Elders at Western Sydney University join emotional ANZAC Day 2017 march

Military and former military personnel who are Elders on Campus will join other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander veterans and defence personnel as they lead the Anzac Day march.

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Proud mum graduates with son at April graduations

The prospect of studying at 43 seemed daunting. But Sarah's dream of becoming a police officer was greater than her worries of being “too old for university”.To make things more surreal, Sarah’s son is graduating alongside her.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine students graduate after Beijing exchange

The blossoming partnership with the world-leading Beijing University of Chinese Medicine was on display at April graduations as the first cohort of students who studied in Beijing received their testamurs.


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Partners can help with PMS: Couples counselling key to coping with premenstrual distress

A Western Sydney University study has found that couples counselling can be critical for women in the treatment of severe premenstrual symptoms (PMS).


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Study finds “dire” lack of interest in maths careers among Australian students

The finding comes as student participation in year 12 mathematics is declining and for science is at its lowest point in 20 years.





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Dark Mofo’s slaughtered bull and the ethics of using animals in art

In a three-hour show scheduled at Hobart's Museum of Old and New Art in June, Viennese artist Hermann Nitsch plans to use the blood of a slaughtered bull to explore ancient ritual and spiritual sacrifice.


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Science or snake oil: do meds like Remifemin ease hot flushes and night sweats in menopausal women?

Native Americans didn’t only use black cohosh to treat female reproductive problems such as “menstrual irregularities”, they also used it for pain, fever and cough.




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Western Sydney University leads study on inclusion and safety

The study will consist of an anonymous survey and a series of focus groups to investigate student and staff experiences surrounding safety and inclusion on campus, including those who identify as sexuality and gender diverse.


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Staff and students needed for health supplement reminder study

A study looking into ways of reminding people to take their health supplements is being conducted by a PhD student at Western Sydney University.