Australian marriage equality survey results are in

After a long wait, Australia has voted to change the definition of marriage to include same sex marriage. In August this year, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced there would be a postal survey to ask Australians if they believe there needs to be a change to Australia’s marriage laws, and now the results are in, reports Abigail Nash.

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Looking for a great summer read?

The holidays are beginning and it’s a wonderful time to catch up on your reading. There are many books available to read and we have chosen ‘Fangirl’ by Rainbow Rowell as this season’s favourite. It is a beautiful inspirational book for anyone struggling with study and family conflict. Review by Abigail Nash.

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I wander

Western Sydney Uni students are a talented bunch and W’SUP provides you with a platform for showing off your work. Whether it is factual reporting or creative work, such as poetry or photography, send it in to us for possible publication. Just recently Kainaz Mehta sent us a beautiful poem titled “I wander.” Read it to give yourself a break from the mundanities of every day life.

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Exploitation and wasted time: The reality of unpaid internships

Unpaid internships. The bane of existence for most communications/art students. Can’t afford to live off them, can’t get a job in the real world without them. And yet at their core, it is a serious form of exploitation that is not only accepted – but encouraged – in Australia. Story by Hannah Gee.

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When was the last time you asked someone ‘R U OK?’

Words by: Georgina Bell, Mental Health and Wellbeing Student Ambassador “Are you ok?” This simple question can help make a difference to someone’s life. You may have noticed a lot of stories and conversations in the media recently about the impacts of mental illness on young Australians. According to the ABS, one in four young […]

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EXCLUSIVE: WSU to develop Bankstown CBD Campus

Michael Wright Western Sydney Uni has today announced they will commence development on a new campus in the Bankstown CBD. Vice Chancellor and President, Prof. Barney Glover announced the development to over 100 students and staff at the existing Bankstown Campus at Milperra. Current courses based at Milperra will begin to move to the university’s […]

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Respect Now Always Briefing: Live Blog

Content Warning: Discussions of Sexual Assault and Harassment If you experience any distress or wish to seek support please call the new national 24/7 student support line 1800 572 224. At 10am this morning, Universities Australia will release the results of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s report into sexual assault and sexual harassment at universities. Immediately following, Western Sydney […]

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Transform to LEAD: A journey towards lifting others

  [Two student leaders were selected to delegate at Queensland University of Technology- transform leadership program under the LEAD program of Western Sydney University.] Representing Western Sydney University at the two-day Transform Leadership Conference held at the Queensland University of Technology on 19-20th April 2017, was an impressive experience. The Student Leadership Coordinator; Jimi Bursaw […]

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Exam Packing List

Blue and black pens: Because apparently sparkly pink ink isn’t good enough for academics. 2B pencil and eraser: You never know when they are going to sneak in a shifty shade the circle multiple choice section. A clear water bottle: No coloured plastic or writing on the bottle. RIP all of you who thought you […]

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If I could…

Back in April, I graduated. Thinking back to my first days at university, everything seemed so overwhelming. I wondered what I would say to myself if I had the chance to relive the beginning of my university experience. If you could go back and meet yourself as you started your degree, what would you say? […]

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