Where’s the gym?

Students at Parramatta have wanted a gym for years and this year, they got an outdoor kiddies play area. ANDREW TRAN, Parramatta Student Campus Council, says this is not a gym.   I wouldn’t use the outdoor gym equipment. It does stand out: When I walk to uni I can see it. When we came […]

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REP RAP: Leam Mark Farrar urges all to vote (then vote again)

Student rep Leam Mark Farrar speaks to the benefits of getting involved and urges all to VOTE in the student elections.   Between March 2011 and December 2011 I was on student leadership groups. From December 2011 to now I have been on both the Penrith Student Campus Council and the SRC. I wanted to […]

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Are your studies also your passion?

Are your studies also your passion?  Jacquie Dredge asked students at Bankstown campus…   Sara Whitehead: I’m studying teaching. I was working at a high school doing sign language interpreting with the deaf. I came to uni to study primary teaching. I am involved with the Occupy Sydney movement and have been working with the […]

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Diversity Week photo call-out

Diversity Week explores and celebrates our differences. From 26 – 20 September UWS will hold an exhibition of staff and student photographs exploring personal meanings of ‘diversity’ in the UWS community. If you have an idea that signifies diversity, take a photo with your phone, tablet or camera and send it in! Images must be […]

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VIDEO: National Day of Action campaign, Bankstown campus

UWS National Day of Action campaign video Bankstown campus

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African Students Association calls for Ethnic Studies at UWS

UWS African Students Association has come to be an association, more than a club. It is a body that has come to look after African students studying at UWS, as well as being a voice for African students at UWS. For instance, African studies has been ignored and marginalised at UWS. African students studying here […]

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Kendo club picks a fight

UWS Kendo Club was founded in 2012 and has already been in a big fight with USYD, UNSW, ANU and UTS, at the Founders Cup in early August. With more members on board, the UWS Kendo Club hopes to host its own tournament in future, possibly at Campbelltown campus. Members Stefan Stojanovski, Russell Guy and […]

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Will you find True Love on campus?

Is it possible to find your True Love at UWS? We asked our readers…        Giselle Rahme “Yes. You’re constantly here and you will find yourself attracted to people studying the same thing as you”.         Sylvia Naidu “Yes. There’s so much diversity here, there are so many people from […]

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Stop cuts to education or risk student backlash

It is sad to see the Federal Government is planning to cut $2.3 billion of tertiary education funds. I always ask myself why don’t MPs and Ministers cut first their wages and travel entitlements? Politicians need to know that education comes first, before even defence, since Australia is not in danger, neither are its territories […]

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Teacher of the Year

Did you know UWS is home to the Prime Minister’s University Teacher of the Year? Professor James Arvanitakis researches globalisation, citizenship, young people, security and the cultural commons. If you are lucky, you may have seen him in action. What do you enjoy about teaching the most? That is easy: Working with the students. I always […]

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