Western Sydney University invites students to explore their future

Western Sydney University is inviting thousands of prospective students to ‘Explore Western’ between 16 and 26 May.

Explore Western is a series of dynamic information sessions and activities designed to give all prospective students the opportunity to explore the University’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses and flexible learning options.

Registrations are now open for the information sessions, which will be held online nightly from 6pm, so prospective students can learn more about university life and all it has to offer. There will also be opportunities to join on-campus tours guided by a friendly current student to see the university’s world-class facilities first-hand.

Explore Western will highlight a range of courses available for mid-year enrolment for students who are keen to start in late July and get a jump start on their studies.

Current high school students can also learn about the various pathways and entry programs to the University including the sector-leading HSC True Reward initiative, which recognises that students are much more than their ATAR.

Master of Research student, Sarah Fletcher, is one of the friendly faces who will be on hand to help prospective students during Explore Western.

As part of the University’s award-winning Student Services Hub team, Sarah uses her own knowledge and learnings to support new students and help them navigate university life.

She is looking forward to helping future students – whether they are current school leavers, postgraduate students or those looking for a career change – find their dream course that’s the best fit for them.

“I remember feeling a bit lost as a new student, so it is great to have the chance to help others. I really enjoy talking to new or prospective students about their plans and their career goals,” said Sarah.

“It’s so important to receive as much information as possible as a new student. University can be overwhelming when you start, but there are lots of people at Western who want to answer your questions and help you have a great experience.”

Sarah said one of the advantages of studying at Western Sydney University is that it offers a great support network and world-class facilities to students.

If you feel overwhelmed as a new student there is plenty of support that you can turn to, including help with assignments, counselling and mentoring, or even if you just need to chat.”

As part of Explore Western, students will also have the opportunity to see why Western Sydney University is not only university that cares more, but does more when it comes to its commitment to sustainability, climate action, inclusivity and social justice.

The University was recently named best in the world for its social, ecological and economic impact in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings.

Hannan Lewsley, who is studying a Doctor of Philosophy at the University, also supports new students by working at the Student Services Hub.

“The University’s diversity, both in terms of the programs it offers and its students and staff community, is something that has always appealed to me,” said Hannan.

“As a younger university there is this great enthusiasm that seems to drive so many things forward.

“I study literature and there are many programs that encourage the development of young writers, which is inspiring. You can see it in other big projects across research and innovation too, such as the student-led solar car project.”

Highlights of Explore Western will include:

  • A range of online sessions where students can find out about the University’s range of course. Students will be able to ask questions, chat to academics and current students, and find their best course fit.
  • Tours of the University’s world-class campuses and state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Opportunity to connect with the wide range of student services and support on offer, including scholarships, counselling, wellbeing, and childcare.

To register your interest, visit the Explore Western page (opens in a new window).

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11 May 2022

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Photo credit: Sally Tsoutas