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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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Dr Kakenya Ntaiya visits campus for IWD

By Nicole Gismondo and Lisa Lewis: During the week of International Women’s Day, Western Sydney University hosted Dr Kakenya Ntaiya on Kingswood campus. Dr Ntiaya is a champion of girl’s education in Kenya, starting a female boarding school to help change the harsh realities of child marriage. Incredibly, during the event Denise Kirkpatrick, Western Sydney […]

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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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The Age Of Youth Unemployment

By Christopher Kelly: During a collaborative workshop held at Western’s 1 Parramatta Square campus, a handful of academics, community workers and youth discussed the issues of youth unemployment following a brief outline of research findings conducted by the population experts. Western Sydney University (Western) lecturer Dr Sheree Gregory chaired a panel for the workshop, and […]

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University Backflip: Study Hall Reopens with Extended Hours

By Kelly Munro: Students were thrilled last week by the news that Western Sydney University would reverse the controversial decision to limit Study Hall hours. The announcement came on February 23rd, following strong public outcry by students who felt the decision would be detrimental to their studies. The University issued a statement on the restoration […]

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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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