Bankstown campus Provost

A message from Provost Michele Simons and Deputy Provost Bill Parasiris, Bankstown City campus

We are delighted to welcome you to the Bankstown City Campus – the newest addition to the Western Sydney University network of campuses. Developed in partnership with Walker Corporation, the University’s newest vertical campus will be home to undergraduate and postgraduate courses in fields such as teacher education, psychology, arts and humanities, business, accounting, as well as the University’s College pathway programs.

The campus is also home to the Factory of the Future, a state-of-the-art collaborative facility for local industry to explore new technology and innovation. Offering world-class studio spaces, the facility will provide advanced design tools and virtual and augmented reality solutions across R&D, prototyping, training and computer aided design, boosting small-to-medium enterprises (SME's). The Factory of the Future will support the region’s collaborative research and development capacity across key high-tech areas, including rapid prototyping, additive manufacturing, collaborative robotics and sustainable manufacturing. It will also support an exciting school’s engagement program.

As Provost and Deputy Provost we share responsibility for community relations and specific issues which relate to the operation of the Bankstown campus. We also co-lead the Campus Provost Committee which consists of representatives from staff and students on campus.

As part of our goal of growing a vibrant and exciting campus life at Bankstown, the Committee administers a number of grants that are open to students, staff, or organized groups.  If you have any ideas for a more vibrant and engaging campus for students and staff which might include (and is not limited to) cultural, social, educational and recreational events, publications and exhibitions, please submit them to the Committee.

To apply for a Campus Provost Grant, please visit the Campus Provost Grant page for guidelines and a link to the application form.

For further enquiries, please email