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When was the last time you asked someone ‘R U OK?’

Words by: Georgina Bell, Mental Health and Wellbeing Student Ambassador “Are you ok?” This simple question can help make a difference to someone’s life. You may have noticed a lot of stories and conversations in the media recently about the impacts of mental illness on young Australians. According to the ABS, one in four young […]

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EXCLUSIVE: WSU to develop Bankstown CBD Campus

Michael Wright Western Sydney Uni has today announced they will commence development on a new campus in the Bankstown CBD. Vice Chancellor and President, Prof. Barney Glover announced the development to over 100 students and staff at the existing Bankstown Campus at Milperra. Current courses based at Milperra will begin to move to the university’s […]

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Respect Now Always Briefing: Live Blog

Content Warning: Discussions of Sexual Assault and Harassment If you experience any distress or wish to seek support please call the new national 24/7 student support line 1800 572 224. At 10am this morning, Universities Australia will release the results of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s report into sexual assault and sexual harassment at universities. Immediately following, Western Sydney […]

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Student Assistance: Limited

Are student services at risk at Western Sydney University? The answer to that question rather depends on whom you ask. If you were to ask Western Sydney University directly, the answer would be a strong negative.  Consulting the University’s most recent Strategic Plan, published for the period of 2017 – 2020, the University claims that […]

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Exam Packing List

Blue and black pens: Because apparently sparkly pink ink isn’t good enough for academics. 2B pencil and eraser: You never know when they are going to sneak in a shifty shade the circle multiple choice section. A clear water bottle: No coloured plastic or writing on the bottle. RIP all of you who thought you […]

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If I could…

Back in April, I graduated. Thinking back to my first days at university, everything seemed so overwhelming. I wondered what I would say to myself if I had the chance to relive the beginning of my university experience. If you could go back and meet yourself as you started your degree, what would you say? […]

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Managing Stress, Studies, and ADHD

University can be stressful for so many students, especially with the never-ending assignments. University can also be a curveball for First Years who are most likely fresh out of high school. While some students can manage their university, work, and social lives well, there are many students who struggle with that. Time management becomes an […]

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Five Ways to Stress Less

1. Organisation is your friend. There is nothing worse than attending class on a Thursday, only to discover that the weekend you had planned with Netflix and Doritos would now be interrupted with two assignments and a quiz all due by Monday. Don’t rely on your memory to get you through your assessment calendar. We […]

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The Rules of Political (Dis)Engagement

Oliver Pocock How University Students can change the future of Australia. Following last year’s Federal Election, the Australian Electoral Commission released statistics on voter enrolment that revealed several interesting insights. NSW recorded one of its highest numbers of voter enrolment in over a decade – with a 96 per cent of the state’s eligible population […]

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New Student Incentives: iPad’s vs Free Digital Textbooks

Harley Bowd What are we getting and do we want it? Western Sydney University has recently made several claims regarding their free digital textbook program for new students. This program is a replacement for the popular electronic device program, which original saw first-year students receive free iPads or similar devices. It is my aim to […]

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