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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“Offensive” banner arrested and detained at refugee support rally

A group of UWS students attended the refugee support rally at the weekend, organised by the Refugee Action Coalition. There were refugees addressing the rally alongside thousands of people from eveywhere who were really angry about the stupid refugee detention policy. People are taking their power back – they are unhappy not only with this […]

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NUS Education Conference: UWS delegation visits Adelaide

I organised for six members from Bankstown Campus Council, one from Parramatta, one from Campbelltown and one from Hawkesbury to attend the NUS Education Conference in Adelaide this July. We flew down and shared two apartments just a short walk from the Uni of South Australia. There were about 350 at the conference – student […]

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Many hands make light work: A win for Bankstown campus

Recently the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) completed installation of traffic lights at the Bullecourt Ave entrance to Bankstown Campus. This came about after a long battle by the Bankstown Student Campus Council (SCC) to create a safe way to cross the road. The issue was first raised by the SCC at its February 2012 […]

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REP RAP: Helal Said from Bankstown Campus Council

I attended my first NUS (National Union of Students) Education Conference in Adelaide in July. I came to the SCC knowing nothing, but with these conferences and meetings, your confidence builds up and your strength and ability for public speaking improves. I proposed a motion in front of over a thousand delegates. I was very […]

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Q and A with Tahani Husari, student ambassador

  Is campus life what you expected? When I started uni I did not understand it. I was very happy to be at uni but was overwhelmed at the same time. The semester system and the uni routine was not something familiar to me; it wasn’t easy to go through the first year and I […]

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REP RAP: James Middleton from Bankstown Campus Council

Greetings fellow students. My name is James Middleton and I am one of the members of the Bankstown Student Campus Council. As part of my policy on the free and open exchange of information, I wanted to share a little about myself, what I believe, and why I believe in what I do. To begin […]

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Western Sydney’s Next Top Model

Jade Collins, a law student at UWS, has been announced as a 2013 finalist for Australia’s Next Top Model. From across the nation, thousands of girls auditioned to be part of the show. With no professional experience, Collins survived model boot camp to make it to Australia’s Top 15. The series has launched the careers […]

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Vale Peter Horsfield

Our friend and colleague Peter Horsfield passed away on July 6. We send our deepest condolences to Peter’s family and loved ones. Peter worked tirelessly to support his fellow students at UWS as a member of the Penrith Student Campus Council, holding the Disability and Mature Age portfolio, and as a National Union Of Student […]

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The Shock of the Newstart

I came to the conclusion that I needed a break from the rollercoaster of financial stress and University study just before Christmas, when we single parents got wind of the changes to Parenting Payment Single.  You may have seen my rants before on the Facebook Page, Uni Family Support (UFS).  I am a single parent […]

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