Tarmon’s Tale

As the din of battle subsided, all that could be seen for miles were plumes of thick smoke from the wrecked and smouldering war machines, signifying for many of us what had been a fractious period rent with strife and mistrust and that no one was safe in their own world. We all had to […]

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Student Clubs and Groups at UWS

Student Clubs & Groups play an integral part of Campus Life at UWS. With the help of uwsconnect staff, but primarily run by students, the groups cater for many different interests, hobbies and abilities. Student Clubs significantly add to the vibrancy of Orientation as well as many other events on the UWS calendar such as […]

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Postcard from the US

Hi Y’all.   Greetings from North Carolina State University, my home away from home for the next year while I complete my international exchange program. I’m living in Raleigh, a college town where NCSU sports merchandise is sold at the local Kmart and the number of people attending every varsity game puts Australian leagues to […]

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A Chance To Be Heard

It may have happened over three months ago and things internally within the Student Representative Council and the five campus councils may have changed, but the big university-wide issue of 2012 remains in all of our minds- the issue of course changes, or as many have labelled it on social media and in the news […]

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Motivate me

I love going back to Uni. I love the excitement, learning new things and most of all my rapidly declining social life. But I know there are some of you out there who don’t, or cant, get excited for a new semester, and a new year, of Uni. For those ‘weird’ ones out there, this […]

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Hopping kangaroos and burgers … a feast for visitors down under

It is 8am Sydney time on 14 February 2012. My flight from Patagonia, Chile touches down in Sydney. This was no smooth landing as the plane almost crash landed, jolting me to a realization that I had reached my dream destination. Feeling the butterflies in my tummy at the fear of the unknown, I tell […]

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Getting Active At University Can Be Hard Work

University can be such a boring or even isolating experience for some people. But I’m here to tell you that if you feel bored or isolated at UWS, there are exciting ways to get involved in active campus life, and that if you believe yourself and have a vision, anything is possible. You see, before […]

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Abortion: Is it an issue for University?

The topic of abortion isn’t something that comes up in Australia all that often, and most certainly not on University campuses. It’s definitely become a taboo topic in general, but especially at University. I believe it’s one of the most important political issues currently, and needs there needs to be more discussion about it. That’s […]

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Big Days and Soundwaves

Two festivals, 127 acts, 100,000 screaming fans and three thousand five hundred litres of sunscreen. All of this in one park during early 2013, as the Big Day Out and Soundwave music festivals come to Sydney. The two festivals cater for different music tastes, with The Big Day Out hosting artists from a wide range […]

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Coffee times

Hi Everyone!! To introduce myself briefly my name is Crystal and I am the current Barista (Coffee) trainer across UWS Campuses. I have a 6 year background in my passion- making coffee. In some way or another I have always worked with coffee or incorporated it into my job role.  I have now taken my […]

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