Slack attitudes and foresight lacking for students with disabilities

Being a student with disabilities presents a world of things to negotiate and others’ attitudes don’t help. JAMES STANLEY spoke with Cruwsible about parking, smoking and the Queer Room at Bankstown campus. Parking for people with disabilities is really limited. I received a $101 fine for parking in a restricted area, but I had my […]

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Stop cuts to higher education: National Day of Action

The NUS National Day of Action: Why the UWS Bankstown Student Campus Council joined unis across Australia in protesting $2.3b of cuts to tertiary education On Tuesday August 20 students across Australia left their lectures and tutorials to stand together and fight against the latest attack by the Federal Government on tertiary education. Students from […]

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REP RAP: Eat, vote, love at Campbelltown

MANPREET BANGA –Chair Campbelltown Student Campus Council and SRC rep: It’s hard to juggle part time work, studies and student council work as well. To have a proper functioning student council, reps should be getting paid as much as you would for any other part-time job. I think it’s only fair to the students they are representing. At […]

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Diversity Week photos on show

Come, see the world through fresh eyes at the Diversity Week photo show at Bankstown campus. From September 16 to 20, view a range of arresting and engaging images taken by UWS staff and students, celebrating our differences, as well as the things that bring us together. Swing by the foyer of Building 23 and […]

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Bushwalking a beautiful way to socialise

UWS Bushwalking Club started in March 2012 and has run walks in the Blue Mountains, Popran National Park, Dharug National Park, Kangaroo Valley and the Royal National Park . There are some 140 members and a regular groups of walkers of about 20 to 30. It’s a great way to meet people. The trips are […]

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Blame game rife in child protection

There appears to be a movement afoot to blame Aboriginal culture for the failings of the DOCS system. While not discounting the very real tragedies that sometimes occur, I believe that ‘the rights of the child’ are misused to commit harms not commonly considered.  What exactly does the rights of the child mean? Does anyone […]

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Thoughts on refugees

I have this view about refugees; it’s stereotypical. I understand that these people are human and most are seeking a better life in Australia. Most have grown up with political instability, poverty, war and numerous other terrible things. I can empathize with them, but here’s the thing that I cannot tolerate. Don’t come to live […]

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Are you a Scaredy Cat?

Fearless Cruwsible folks asked: What is the Scaredy Cat Society? It’s a horror club. We focus on all genres of horror, from zombie apocalypses to paranormal Japan.  What inspired you to create this club? As first years, we were really eager to experience campus life. But we soon learnt there weren’t many clubs that applied […]

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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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