2016 Mental Health and Wellbeing Month

By Keshni Kanthan and Tom Hatch: According to the World Health Organisation, mental health is the state of wellbeing in which an individual can cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and contribute to their community (WHO, 2014). Whether or not we have ever experienced mental illness, it is important to always look […]

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Does your relationship need a health check?

Anyone, regardless of their gender, religion, culture or sexual identity can experience a relationship based on an imbalance of power and control. Abusive relationships can take many forms, including but not limited to: physical, sexual, psychological and emotional abuse, financial control and social isolation. It is also possible that you are in fact in an abusive […]

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Gaming is the future of learning

By Erielle Sudario: The use of games and technology to teach and engage the new learners is the way of the future, says Phil Spencer, the head of X-Box as he stated that “How the gamers and the gaming industry are the early adaptors to new technology and its how they innovate technology to great […]

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There’s a story out there…

By Rebecca Yeo: On the 29th of August, journalism students from Western Sydney University were given the opportunity to hear the journey of ex-student Chloe-Amanda Bailey. Chloe-Amanda graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Communication, majoring in Journalism, and currently works as a reporter for Channel Seven News. She advised students to “Look for stories […]

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Advice: Disability Services at Western Sydney U

By Christine Cardona: Are you a student with a disability or medical condition? 1 in 5 Australians have one or more disability and more than 80% of disabilities are invisible and some people take for granted that they actually have a disability. Universities are legally required under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) to make […]

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Future Transport Youth Summit: #thecarisourking

By Nicole Gismondo: Transport for NSW is in the planning stages of looking into the future of transport and technological development. As part of that process they held the Future Transport Youth Summit in September to tap into the bright minds of 100 interdisciplinary university students. Students’ area of study ranged from the typical planning […]

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Don’t Feed the Ducks: S4S Conference

By Sam Marsh: The musings of an LLB Student while attending the S4S National Leadership Conference. The University of Wollongong, in association with the Australian Student Leadership Association, hosted the 10th annual Student Leadership Conference; “Discover – Endless Opportunities, Unleashing Potential”. I’ve walked away from this conference with much inspiration and insight.  One aspect that […]

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Fun and Leadership: S4S Conference

By Ashley Robinson: On the 24th and 25th, I had the privilege of going to the ASLA S4S National Leadership Conference at the University of Wollongong. What an amazing experience it was! For those that are not quite sure what the S4S conference is in basic terms, it is a leadership experience where you listen […]

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Event: Mental Health and Wellbeing Month

October is Mental Health and Wellbeing Month at Western Sydney Uni.  Come and hang out at a Chill Station on your campus! A range of events and activities will be held on each campus, including health food cooking demonstrations, chill stations, study break sessions, career checks, mindfulness demonstrations, juice bars and free healthy food options, […]

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The price they paid: The story of four women wrongfully accused of child sexual abuse and their journey to justice

Julia Readett reviews Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four at the Queer Screen Festival: Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four explores the compelling and unbelievable case of four Latina lesbian women who were accused of child sexual abuse. The documentary begins simply with stark shots of the […]

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