News and Events

Upcoming Events

School of Humanities and Communication Arts Events

Most of our events are for enrolled students. From time to time we have events that connect the public to our School and we will update this page to announce those when appropriate. If you represent an organisation that's interested in collaborating with the School for an event, please contact the engagement officer via

Past Events

Suzanne Dredge

Wednesday 21 April 2021

Journalism Event

Learn more about this journalism event for current Western Sydney University journalism students. (read more)

Research Showcase

Friday 23 October 2020

School of Humanities and Communication Arts Research Showcase 2020

View the online exhibition of works curated for HCA's Research Showcase. (read more)


Thurs 27 June - Friday 28 June 2019

School of Humanities and Communication Arts Postgraduate Conference 2019

Learn more about what's happening at this year's revamped HCA Postgraduate Conference!(read more)


Fri 3 Nov 2017

The Atomic Bombs and Japan’s Decision to Surrender

This workshop explores and examines documentary source materials which shed light on the Japanese reaction to World War II atomic attacks... (read more)


Sat 18 Nov 2017

Research Methods Workshop for HSC Society and Culture students

Are you an HSC student of Society and Culture starting your PIP?  You may be interested in this free workshop... (read more)


Fri 13 Oct 2017

DocMedia Day 2017

Connecting students with industry professionals and showcasing student work... (read more)


Thurs 10 - Fri 11 Aug 2017

Music Festival and Competition 2017

Battle it out with other bands for the title of 2017 Best HSC Band. Performances will be judged by leading University staff musicians, HSC Music teachers and Bachelor of Music students... (read more)


Fri 19 May 2017

Never in Print: the born-digital literary essay

A practical workshop on the online literary essay for essayists, scholars and other non-fiction writers, part of the WSU Writing and Society Research Centre 2017 seminar program... (read more)



June 2017

16th Chinese Language Bridge Competition Winners

Western Sydney University has continued to shine at the 16th Chinese Language Bridge Competition, reflecting the consistently excellent performance of the... (read more)


Oct 2016

Ephemera Publication Launch

EPHEMERA, a collection of publications in analogue and digital forms designed by third year Visual Communication (Design) students, was launched in October... (read more)


Oct 2016

New music precinct opened at Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University's brand new, state of the art, music facilities at the Penrith campus have been officially opened. ... (read more)


Oct 2016

The race that stops the nation also holds many weird and wonderful stories

Opinion piece by Dr Wayne Peake from the School of Humanities and Communication Arts, first published on The Conversation... (read more)


Sept 2016

Student to launch gaming empire

At 22 years old, design student Julian Wilton is ready to take on the gaming world as part of game company Massive Monster... (read more)


Sept 2016

Literary experts nurture aspiring young writers

Budding writers and their teachers attended workshops run by accomplished Australian authors and university academics including Dr Fiona Wright, learning tips and tricks to hone their writing skills... (read more)


Jun 2016

Best of the West Tour - In Western Sydney

As part of the campaign's 'Best of the West Tour', the Daily Telegraph will be promoting the 'In Western Sydney' website, a research collaboration between the Institute for Culture and Society, the School of Humanities and Communication...(read more)


May 2016

Giramondo publishing wins two awards at NSW Premier's Literary Awards

Lisa Gorton and Joanne Burns received awards at the recent Premier's Literary Awards... (read more)

Sydney Opera House at night

May 2016

The sound of silence: why aren't Australia's female composers being heard?

Associate Professor in Musicology, Sally Macarthur co-writes on the under-representation of women composers in Australian music... (read more)