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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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December Graduation

Great Australians honoured with awards from Western Sydney University

Three great Australians will be recognised for their services to the community by Western Sydney University at the upcoming December graduations.

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Staff and students get into the Christmas spirit, donating to the Chancellor’s Christmas Toy Appeal

With the countdown to Christmas well and truly on, the festive season has been made a little brighter for some disadvantaged children and teenagers thanks to the generosity of Western Sydney University staff, students and their families.

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Distinguished nursing leader honoured

Western Sydney University has honoured Rhonda Griffiths, its former Dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, with an Emeritus Professorship.

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Study finds cash and coins help engage primary maths students

The study aimed to tackle one of the most common complaints about maths classes- that they lack relevance outside school.

Research success stories

Tree chambers

Unique tree chambers allowing scientists to bring the heat

The tree chambers allow scientists to control temperature, humidity, CO2 concentration and water availability of each tree, granting them a valuable opportunity to turn up the dials to see how they’ll react to climate change.

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Study discovers the cultural tastes of modern Australians

A landmark survey has uncovered significant divides in the cultural tastes of Australians, with class, level of education, age, and ethnic heritage the key drivers behind Australians’ cultural preferences.

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The price is not right: how much is too much for a beer at sporting events?

For many Australian sports fans, buying beer at sporting venues is an exercise in subjugation.


A machine astronomer could help us find the unknowns in the universe

What have pulsars, quasars, dark matter and dark energy got in common? Answer: each of them took the discoverer by surprise.

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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.

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Western Sydney University investigates new weight-loss technique

Researchers at Western Sydney University are investigating a new and innovative psychological treatment to help people lose weight.