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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W’SUP with our Research

“Research Unlimited”. “80% of Western Sydney U’s research is rated the world’s best”. “$5 million in new funding to drive improvement and new findings”. But what do we really know about what Western research students are researching? As they spend day in day out researching their choice of topic, most of us may be unaware […]

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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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1PSQ: A Technological Wonder

By Maxwelle-Jane Dwyer While many business students, staff, and community members are excited about 1PSQ’s location, new teaching style, and industry links, as a technology orientated Business/Laws student I feel it’s important to talk about one of the best parts of the new campus: the innovative technology used to optimise the space both in classrooms […]

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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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January 26: An Interview with Lynette Brown

Australia Day, Invasion Day, Survival Day, or change the day? January 26 is a day which carries very different meanings for all Australians.  Be it referred to as Australia Day, Invasion Day or Survival Day, all Australians are free to celebrate or not celebrate it as they wish – our ancestors and the men and […]

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