Week 20: Community Engagement
Monday, 28 July 2014
The University of Western Sydney has always been firmly embedded amongst and within the communities it serves and services. UWS is truly a university of the people catering to a large proportion of 'first in family' university students.
Community outreach and engagement activities include but aren't limited to training courses/classes, exhibitions (both in Australia and overseas), astronomy nights, science fairs, open days, academic exchanges such as hosting visiting scholars, school children hosting radio programs, video festivals, presenting awards at local high schools, and community projects such as water re-use projects.
From the archives
From the Archives this week we have:
- In the above image gallery, Charles T Musson, Lecturer in Botany and Entomology, giving a class outside to a group of school children [Hawkesbury Agricultural College (HAC)] c.1900 (P2745)
- Three students perform an experiment at the Science Fair 1992 (P2362)
- British Empire Exhibition, Wembley 1925 - Certificate of participation [Hawkesbury Agricultural College (HAC)] (P1157)
- Framed, signed certificate of the first Winter School for farmers held at the College 1906 [Hawkesbury Agricultural College (HAC)] (P1661)
- Open Day Science Experiment 1997 (P3489)
- Regional & Community Engagement Plan - 2004-2008 (AI-2959) PDF, 2715.19 KB) (opens in a new window)
- UWS Peer Guide for first in family students 2012 (PDF, 256.26 KB) (opens in a new window)
- 10 Years of Community Engagement - Dr Ragbir Bhathal (AN-909) (PDF, 18780.72 KB) (opens in a new window)
Did you know?
The University of Western Sydney also partners with Local/State/Federal Government, Educational and research bodies, community groups, professional associations and business to provide opportunities to families and communities in the Greater Western Sydney area.