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Western Sydney University academic wins prestigious Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellowship

Professor Belinda Medlyn from the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment has been named the 2019 ARC Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellow.


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University leader recognised with prestigious Friendship Award

Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Barney Glover AO, has received the Friendship Award from the People’s Republic of China, for his leadership in fostering important international collaborations in the field of traditional Chinese medicine.

Western Sydney University continues to rise in world rankings

Western Sydney University has continued to rise in world rankings after being named one of the world’s top 300 universities in the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for 2019-2020.

Western Sydney University’s Giving Day raises over $760,000

Friends, alumni, staff and students of Western Sydney University have raised over $760,000 to-date through 800 donations for the University’s first-ever Giving Day, held on Wednesday 4 September.

Professor Pru Goward joins Western Sydney University

Former NSW Minister for Family and Community Services and former Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Pru Goward has joined the University as Professor of Social Interventions and Policy.


Research success

Australian women turning to cannabis to treat endometriosis symptoms

A new study published today in Journal of Obstetrics Gynaecology Canada has found one in eight Australian women with endometriosis use cannabis to alleviate pain and other symptoms, rating the plant based medicine as the most effective way to self-manage the disorder.


Western Sydney University academic wins prestigious Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellowship

Professor Belinda Medlyn from the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment has been named the 2019 ARC Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellow.




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1 in 10 women with endometriosis report using cannabis to ease their pain

Endometriosis is a chronic, inflammatory condition where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus is found outside of the womb. It affects around one in ten women of reproductive age, causing pain, infertility and gastrointestinal symptoms.


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Reading is more than sounding out words and decoding. That’s why we use the whole language approach to teaching it

Good readers use a full repertoire of skills, each dependent on the other. And a whole language approach to teaching reading is about arming new readers with this repertoire.




Awards and appointments

New Dean appointed to School of Science

Western Sydney University is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Eileen McLaughlin as the new Dean of the School of Science.


Professor Michelle Trudgett honoured by University of New England

Professor Michelle Trudgett, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education, Strategy and Consultation at Western Sydney University, has received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of New England.