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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Week 1 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students

By Lynette Brown: The first week at university can be a very daunting experience for some students.  With all the information sessions, orientations and the multitude of handouts it can be very confusing for students to work out what information is important to them. The very first thing any Indigenous student must do is visit […]

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Remembering Werrington South

I write this today as a representative of students in grief, staff in mourning and a university in shock. As you read this, tens (probably not hundreds) of students prepare to start their second, third or fourth year of study at a completely different campus following the brutal murder of Werrington South Campus. We dedicate […]

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9 things to do with your W’SUP that don’t involve reading it

A lot of people ask us what actually goes on at editors meetings, we’d love to tell them that we sit, edit and talk about the ethics of highbrow journalism while drinking expensive coffee. In reality we usually sit, cry on the shoulder of our publications officer and do our best to avoid actually reading […]

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Research Students Face Tighter Budgets at Western Sydney U

By Christopher Kelly: Higher Degree Research (HDR) students at Western Sydney University’s School of Science and Health are facing tighter Research Training Scheme (RTS) budgets this year following a higher influx of Masters of Research (MRes) students for 2017. MRes student Christian Viney, who will be starting his research this year, has had to reconsider […]

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Do you want to be eating Suicide Kale?

Julia Readett is privy to a very awkward dinner party: Review of Suicide Kale by Brittany Nichols, a film screening as part of the Mardi Gras film festival: How would you feel if your monogamous, successful, capital “H” Happy couple friends invited you over to their house for a harmonious dinner and you find a […]

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What did you do during the end of year break?

By Mel Macarthur, (With thanks to Robyn, Sarvana, Sam and Leah, my companions on the journey) Well, ten days of my time were spent leading a group of four young women (aged between 16 and 17) and their three mentors on a seven day hike on the Overland Track in Tasmania. This walk was part […]

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A Review of ‘Home Country’

Julia Readett reviews a play for the Sydney Festival that sets a collision of cultures and struggles against the backdrop of a Western Sydney car-park. It’s 6.30pm on a weeknight in Blacktown and the station is crammed with commuters coming home, mothers carrying their groceries to feed their families and kids gearing up for a […]

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