Week 15: Firsts
Monday, 23 June 2014
The University of Western Sydney has always been at the forefront of providing opportunities for first in families 'out west' to gain access to higher education. Many of the University’s preceding institutions have also been leaders in their respective fields providing access to education and opportunities in the fields of agriculture, nursing and teacher education. In 2007 the University had its first intake of medical students.
The University of Western Sydney has also always been a leader in the fields of social justice, equality and equity.
From the archives
Image galleryFrom the archives this week, we have:
- In the above image gallery, Sheerin Amirbeaggi (with Pari (mother) and Hossein (father) and Eddy Saba) - First UWS Nepean Graduate in Physics, 14 October 1992 (P2385)
- First Board of Governors meeting in Frogmore House, 20 Jan 1989 (AI-20065)
- Dr Sharon Armstrong - First PhD graduate from the University of Western Sydney 1993 (AI-20063)
- First medical students (UWS 2007-2011) to graduate
- First Sorry Day tree planting May 1998 (AI-20068)
- Group of Students - First intake of Canadian Students for Teaching - Faculty of Education 1994 (P2989)
- Update - Vol. 1 Issue 1 - UWS School of Medicine March 2006 (AI-4119) (PDF, 531.89 KB) (opens in a new window)
- Extract 2011 Graduation book. First medical students to graduate 21 December 2011 (PDF, 609.5 KB) (opens in a new window)
- First females to enrol in Agriculture at the Hawkesbury Agricultural College 1971. Extract from AI-19967 Agricultural Gazette of NSW 1972 (PDF, 942.21 KB) (opens in a new window)
- UWS Nepean Lecture Series Volume 1 (1991-92) (this lecture series was begun in 1991 and was designed to bring a variety of well known people to talk about varied topics that reflected the diversity of Western Sydney’s people and needs. The Chief Executive of UWS Nepean, Professor Jilian Maling gave the first lecture of the series 'Levelling the Ivory Tower' on 14 August 1991) (D93/0138) (PDF, 9180.85 KB) (opens in a new window)
Did you know?
The first female students to enrol at the Hawkesbury Agricultural College weren’t until 1969 and that they had their own dormitory called the Cats Flat.