BREAKING: PARRAMATTA CAMPUS BLACKOUT

Michael Wright UPDATE: MARCH 22 2017 – 9:59 PM Power has been restored at the Parramatta South campus after the earlier outage. Classes will be on tomorrow as per normal   UPDATE: MARCH 22 2017 – 5:16 PM An all student email has been sent by Matthew Dakin, the University’s Director, Campus Safety & Security. “The decision […]

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Zest Awards Celebrating Achievements of the West

By Lisa Lewis: On February 21 approximately 530 dedicated community, government and business representatives filled the ANZ Stadium’s Millennium Room to attend the 7th annual Zest Awards ceremony. The Zest Awards is a celebration of Western Sydney’s achievements through highlighting our assets, diversity, creativity and innovation. This event celebrated the accomplishments of local initiatives and […]

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Skateboarding in Tokyo: My Year Abroad

By Naomi Hastings   From March 2016 up until February of this year, I had the amazing opportunity of going on a two-semester exchange program at Meiji University, Tokyo, to study Japanese language and culture. The university lifestyle was relaxed and I was able to make good use of my spare time. Everyday, I went […]

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Reporting live from the SRC meeting

Join Emma as she blogs about the Student Representative Council’s (SRC) happenings; live from their first meeting of 2017. Refresh the page to see the latest updates.   7:40 meeting ends!                7:30 Michael moves that the meeting go in camera. I got “kicked out”, but nicely.   7:13 General […]

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What is the SSAF?

Michael Wright looks at what the Student Services and Amenities Fee is and who spends it. Each semester the university asks you to pay SSAF a $147.00 fee ($294.00 annually) that pays for ‘student services and amenities’. Due in part to the fact that it can be easily deferred through the ATO, many students pay […]

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Student Legal Service: Licence Suspensions

Imagine this – it is your first day back at uni. The endless summer holidays have sadly come to an end and reality is about to hit. You have great aspirations (as you do every year) to attend all your classes, stay on top of your readings and start assignments before the due date. You […]

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Study Hall Cuts: the Low-Down

By Nicole Gismondo and Kelly Munro: EDIT 1.40pm 23/02/17: the university has issued a new statement and has retracted any previous statements: “The University has reconsidered its position and will reinstate Study Hall. We would like to work with students regarding some of the issues surrounding the use of Study hall to ensure that SSAF […]

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University with a Disability

By Elie El-Khoury Antonios: It’s February 25, 2014, my first day as a social work student at Western Sydney University. I remember it well. I hurried to one of the big lecture theatres on campus, amid a crowd of people trying to get in. Being in a wheelchair, I was conscious not to try and run […]

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Dinner duties vs Weekly readings

By Chandelle Denne (Full time student and Mum of 2) Are you starting university this year as well as taking on the responsibilities and challenges that are at home? Being a student and a parent is hard, but so worth it. Here are some tips to help you get through this rough patch (which is […]

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International Students ‘What you seek is seeking you!’

By Reza Alam: Living in a foreign country is not as easy we think, but also not as hard as it appears.  Many international students come to western countries like Australia to have a good, secure and free life.  They thought their life would be like a Hollywood movie; shiny, colorful and brilliant.  After they […]

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