Student Services

STUDENT SERVICES

At Western Sydney University, the welfare of our students is our number one priority. That’s why we happily provide multiple support services to ensure your transition to university goes smoothly.

BADANAMI CENTRE FOR INDIGENOUS EDUCATION

Western Sydney University is committed to providing a range of support services and education pathways for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. The Badanami Centre for Indigenous Education provides programs, services and facilities to encourage and support the involvement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in all aspects of tertiary education. College students studying at Nirimba campus have access to the Ngaramada Centre for Indigenous Education.

CAREERS

Our Careers Team can help students plan their career, provide feedback on resumes, help with job hunting and prepare for interviews.

Current students and graduates have access to careers workshops, employability programs, career/employer events and activities, and an extensive array of online resources.

WELLBEING SERVICES

Visit our Wellbeing page to access online options for student support including counselling, welfare and wellbeing services.

The Counselling Service offers free and confidential phone and online counselling appointments. We work with diverse student populations on any issues of concern. Counsellors also advocate for students’ psychological wellbeing and promote adjustment to University life.

The Student Welfare Service offers support and advocacy by helping students to navigate University systems and processes and by providing support for academic or personal difficulties. The service provide advice and support in relation to accommodation matters as well as a range of financial assistance to support you with education-related costs and basic living expenses, including grants, textbook support and emergency food assistance. Eligible students can access a Carers Verification Statement which assists carers in managing caring responsibilities alongside study. International Students can access advice and support in relation to study load matters and student visa related concerns.  

DISABILITY SERVICES

The Disability Service is a team of professional Disability Advisors and trained educational support staff. We can support and assist future and current students with disabilities and chronic health conditions to reach their full academic potential. Students with a temporary injury such as a broken limb may also be eligible for assistance.

IT SUPPORT

MyIT is your gateway to IT services available at Western Sydney University. MyIt is available all day, every day, even when the University is closed. Access IT knowledge articles and fact sheets, IT forms, password management, assistive technology and more. You can also speak with one of our friendly IT Service Desk staff. 

LIBRARY

The Library is your central point of reference for learning success. Get an edge by accessing high quality scholarly resources in the Library collection. Visit Library Study Smart for expert assignment writing advice, feedback, searching and referencing tips. Choose from a variety of study spaces adapted to meet physical distancing requirements. Individual quiet and silent study spaces are also available. Access multiple Library locations with your student ID card. Online Librarian is available extended hours to answer your queries via phone, email and chat or ask our friendly staff on campus for help at the Digital Service Desk.

Take a virtual library tour now.

LIBRARY STUDY SMART

Improve your assignment writing, increase your academic study skills and have confidence that you are hading in your best work with Library Study Smart.

There are many ways to get advice from Study Smart:

Study Smart Zoom: Video chat one-to-one online with a literacy expert for writing feedback, study tips, referencing and citation advice or assistance in developing key academic study skills.

Study Smart Online, powered by Studiosity: Upload your assignment draft 24/7 to receive constructive writing feedback before you hand it in. Use the interactive chat feature to work through a study question live with a Studiosity Advisor.

Study Smart website: Download study guides and browse our tools and resources to help you succeed in your studies. Use the assignment calculator to plan your time, learn about academic integrity or how to work effectively in a group. Check the step-by-step guides on how to write an essay, report, case study or develop your reflective writing skills.  

EARLY LEARNING CHILD CARE CENTRES

Western Sydney University Early Learning LTD provides high quality child care and early learning experiences for our children in a stimulating, inclusive and nurturing environment, working in partnership with families, Western Sydney University and our diverse community. All six learning services operate at an exceeding level as assessed against the National Quality Framework.

RESPECT. NOW. ALWAYS.

Sexual assault and sexual harassment are never OK. Western has zero tolerance for sexual offences in our university community.

Respect. Now. Always. is a national campaign to ensure our Universities are places of safety and respect. At Western, Respect Now Always sits alongside a host of initiatives to embed gender equity and prevent sexual and gendered violence across our community. Projects include our student supporter program, campaigns, internships, curriculum partnerships and training. To get involved or learn more, find us on WesternLife or follow our Instagram.

STUDENT ACCOMMODATION

Western Sydney University offers a wide range of on-campus accommodation, providing you with high quality, affordable accommodation that gives a rich and balanced living and learning environment.

All of our villages are self-catered and fully furnished with a great range of accommodation options and 24 hour support on Bankstown, Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Nirimba, Parramatta and Penrith campuses. No matter which campus you choose, you'll find an exciting community of residents with plenty of events to help you live, learn and grow!

PLACEMENTS HUB - STUDENT COMPLIANCE

If you're a student enrolled in a degree where you’ll have to go to a NSW Health facility, we will inform you about what you need to do to prepare for this placement or work-integrated learning (WIL) component of your program. Follow the advice of the Student Compliance Team to become compliant.

GO GLOBAL

Western Sydney International's Go Global team provides you with opportunities to complete components of your degree overseas, including semester or year-long exchange, international short-programs, international volunteering, internships abroad, study tours, virtual international experiences and more. Enrich your Western Sydney University experience by combining study and travel, immerse yourself in new cultures, get credit towards your degree and make lifelong friends along the way. 

*Travel restrictions due to COVID19 currently apply.

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