Diversity Fest Writers Needed

August 24 is the deadline for the big Diversity Fest edition of W’SUP. We need your stories on what Diversity means to you. We need your articles, artworks, rants and poems, investigative journalism and everything else. Send to wsup@westernsydney.edu.au    

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The lonely dandelion and the magical breeze: poem

By Angelico D. Aputen: There was once a dandelion that stood on grass, joyful as it looked up to embrace the magical breeze. Although, it tried to flap its yellow petals, pity, it couldn’t move from its place. It continued to look up to feed on more magical breeze alongside rich and glorious rays. One […]

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NOWSA 2016: Penrith Women’s Collective

By Winnie Dunn: When women get together there is a specific type of talk that cannot be replicated. It is a specific conversation of experience. It is a specific type of empathy. It is a specific type of feeling. This is what NOWSA16 at UTS from 11-16 July was all about: the specificity in the […]

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Youth Voice in Western Sydney

On Thursday the 16th of June I represented Western Sydney University and The Academy at Youth Action and the Committee for Sydney’s event: Future Proofing Western Sydney. There were four keynote speakers, including myself, Khushaal Vyas from UNSW, Alice Yan from James Ruse High School and Courtney Carter from Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High […]

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A Taste of Social Work in Blacktown

By Gabrielle Lawson: What exactly is social work? It is an industry that carries with it many connotations, some of heroism and others of negligence. To be honest with you, I was unsure of what social work looked like until the third year of my social work degree. Having finished my placement at the Blacktown […]

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We Came, We Gamed, We Conquered

By Melissa Swann: For 24 hours over June 2nd and 3rd, the Western Sydney U Nerdfighters hosted a charity gaming marathon at The Cottage on Werrington South campus. We dubbed this ambitious adventure ‘Game Hard or Go Home.’ You may have heard about the event in the lead up, or caught up with us on the […]

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Western Sydney Community Forum Federal Election Q & A

By Lauren Nicholls: The Western Sydney Community Forum launched its Q&A breakfast series at Penrith Council Chambers on Thursday, June 2nd. The panel was collated to discuss the impending federal election, and consisted of representatives from a wide variety of NGO’s and advocacy bodies including the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples, DVNSW, NCOSS, WSCF, […]

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Fighting Global Poverty with Gender Equality

By Kylie Henman: Who runs the world? GIRLS! Or not, as Dr Helen Szoke was to inform us. I attended Western Sydney University’s Open Forum “Fighting Global Poverty with Gender Equality”. Dr Helen Szoke, CEO of Oxfam Australia and special guest speaker, revealed that the top 1% of the wealthy in Australia are worth more […]

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RESPECT. NOW. ALWAYS. update

On Friday 27 May, the Parramatta Campus Council hosted a free student movie screening of the short film, The Hunting Ground. The film is a controversial documentary that explores the culture of sexual assault on American university campuses. The movie was used to begin discussions and inspire students to show their support for a safer […]

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What is an Ally ?

By Marija Yelavich: An Ally is a volunteer (staff or student) from the Western Sydney University community who is committed to cultural change and who provides support to LGBTIQ community members at the University. University Allies: can be identified by the display of an official Ally sticker or Ally pin; provide a welcoming and confidential […]

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