Bankstown campus Provost
A message from Peter Hutchings, Provost, Bankstown campus
Welcome to the Bankstown campus of Western Sydney University. The Bankstown campus has a vibrant atmosphere and an energetic campus community: its design and scale enables the student body to be very visible to itself. At 23 hectares, we are one of the smallest campuses in size, but account for 12% of WSU student numbers with 4100 Equivalent Full Time Students. The programs offered here include arts, business, education, languages, and psychology. The campus also hosts a number of research bodies, including the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, and the Centre for Educational Research.
It is ideally situated at Milperra and is a 5 minute drive from the M5, a short shuttle bus ride from Revesby station, or an easy walk from Panania station.
As we prepare to move to our new Bankstown CBD campus in 2022, the University is working to maintain the quality of the buildings on this campus, and to realign the campus facilities. In 2019 we opened the new BBQ facilities at the front of Building 1, and relocated the outdoor chess set. The impressive grounds and gardens rival any public gardens, and wherever you go on the campus you will find a pleasing environment.
Historically, the campus was once the Milperra College of Advanced Education, then the Macarthur Institute of Higher Education until its integration into UWS Macarthur in 1989 and then UWS in 2000. For further information on the history of the campus, there is an excellent historical display in the "X Lounge" located in in room 1.92 of Building 1.
As Provost, I have responsibility for community relations and specific issues which relate to the Bankstown campus. The Office of the Provost also has responsibility for the Campus Life Committee which consists of representatives from staff and students on campus. We offer Campus Life 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. For guidelines and application forms, please visit the Campus Life Grant Scheme page.