High School Engagement

These are challenging times for schools and universities, for students and their teachers. Never has it been more important for Universities to play a leading role in the communities in which they are situated.

Western Sydney University (WSU) is committed to building relationships with communities and schools across Sydney and Greater Western Sydney. The School of Business, located in the heart of Parramatta CBD (with campuses in Campbelltown & Bankstown) knows how valuable it is for high school students, and their teachers, to connect with Universities in order to build awareness and preparedness for university.

Our School of Business holds a number of great activities through the year aimed at connecting with students and educators throughout Sydney and Greater Western Sydney. From our annual High School Principal & Leader breakfast to our Year 10 business innovation competition, The Blueprint, as well as regular Professional Development sessions for teachers. The Annual Breakfast also provides you with the opportunity to network with colleagues from other high schools in the region. Our aim is to help students see that their participation in higher education is not only achievable, but is a setting in which they can thrive.

Principal and School Leader Breakfast

The School of Business' annual High School Principal and School Leader Breakfast is an opportunity for us to invite you to our state of the art campus in Parramatta CBD.

As well as providing an opportunity for us to share some school updates with high school leaders, the breakfast also serves to launch our annual High School Business Idea Competition for Year 10, The Blueprint. The annual breakfast also provides you with the opportunity to network with colleagues from other high schools in the region.

Date: Friday, 26 July 2024
Time: 7am – 8.30am
Location: Level 9, 169 Macquarie Street, Parramatta City Campus

The Blueprint Business Idea Competition

The Blueprint Business Idea Competition is a Western Sydney University initiative to engage with high school students from Sydney and Greater Western Sydney Region. The competition is designed to help students pursue new business ideas. It also empowers students through business education and enrichment opportunities and provides a first-hand experience in entrepreneurship. The aim of the business idea is to solve a customer problem and students are required to conceptualise, build and market a business. The competition involves the creation, submission and presentation of original content that highlights the business idea.

Who: Teams consisting of two to five Year 10 students

1st Team Prize: $3000 JB Hi-Fi gift card
2nd Team Prize: $2000 JB Hi-Fi gift card
3rd Team Prize: $1000 JB Hi-Fi gift card

Winning School:


Key Dates:

  • Submission OPENS on Friday, 2 August 2024
  • Submission CLOSES on Sunday, 13 October 2024
  • Final Judging/Q&A session on Friday, 8 November 2024


Stage 1: 10 minute pre-recorded video presentation using Zoom

Stage 2: 10 minute video presentation at Western Sydney University, Parramatta City Campus

A poster promoting the competition is attached for your use in the School.

Receive your Blueprint Business Idea Competition Welcome Pack Today!


Bizfluencers is an exciting school holiday workshop program offered by the School of Business at Western Sydney University, targeted at high school students in Years 9 – 10. The program aims to connect aspiring Business Influencers ('Bizfluencers') with business leaders, researchers and practitioners in the 1PSQ Business Lab to explore the future of business.

Bizfluencers will consist of one full-day workshop offered on Monday, 23 September 2024.

Time: Registration 8.30 am, start 9.00 am to 3.00pm
Location: Western Sydney University, 1PSQ Business Lab, 169 Macquarie St, Parramatta
Cost: Free
Refreshments: Morning tea and lunch will be provided on both days. Please remember to bring your water bottles.

Registration closes Monday, 16 September 2024.

For more details on this workshop email business.engagement@westernsydney.edu.au

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