About us

W'SUP is the student publication of Western Sydney University

Current Publications Team:

Ruby Ritchie (Director of Student Publications 2024) Julia Bell (2024) Natasa Aster-Stater (2024) Angela Tran (2024) Garish Kugathasan (2024) Bayan Sohailee (2024) Shabnam Siddique (2024) Nadine Mendis (Design Officer, 2024) Sahla Faleel (Marketing Officer, 2024) Raynesh Charan (Social Media Officer, 2024)

Previous student editors:

Sumaiya Chowdhure 2023 Samanda Tharaki Mularachchi 2023 Maya Salim 2023 Jordan Brett 2023 Joshua Thomas 2023 Madilyn McKinley 2022 Dinusha Soo 2022 (Director of Student Publications 2022/23) Shayma Abdellatif 2022 (Director of Student Publications 2022) Ishmamul Haque 2020/2021 (Director of Student Publications 2021) Jostina Basta 2020/2021 (Director of Student Publications 2020) Sarah Cupitt 2020/2021 (Director of Student Publications 2021) Tileah Dobson 2021 Katelyn Brunner 2021 Ayush 2021 Aklilu Tekle 2021 Rameez Parkar 2021 Dania Roumieh 2020 Ishita Khaitan 2020 Jye Campbell 2020 Isabella Granero 2020 Anushka Kapoor 2020 Radia Muhammad 2020 Sinlo Kemp 2020 Caitlin Konzen 2019 Zohal Arbabzada 2019 Sinead Simpkins 2019 Priyansha Kohli 2019 Lachlan Andrews 2019 Chantelle Al-Khouri 2019 Rebekah Manibog 2019 Bianca Exall 2018/2019 Chanelle Mansour 2018/2019 (Director of Student Publications 2019) Lois MacCullagh 2018 Divya Bhusal 2018 Erielle Sudario 2018 Abigail Nash 2018 Kelly Munro 2017 Rachel Hardie 2017 Nancy Upadhya 2017 Megha Kalra 2017 Nicole Gismondo 2017 Michael Wright 2017

From student newsletter, to crUWSible, and then to W’SUP

Before W’SUP, in the lead-up to O-Week 2013, students contributed to a newsletter covering issues of the day with articles by then SRC President Luke Lau and WSU student Peter Horsfield. The October 2012 edition of the Student Representation & Participation Newsletter was just the beginning, where the crUWSible’s first edition soon followed, and has since attracted more than 250 contributors in its three-and-a-half year history. In May 2016 crUWSible was renamed W’SUP by the student editors, after gathering suggestions from the student body at Western Sydney University. The name change reflected the change in the University’s name from University of Western Sydney to Western Sydney University.

Once a year, all students at Western Sydney University are given the opportunity to elect nominated students as W’SUP editors. The outgoing editorial team chooses a currently enrolled student to be the Director of Student Publications for one year (or until that student graduates). In 2019, Chanelle Mansour became the very first student to be awarded the honorary role of Director.

The history of student newspapers at Western Sydney University

The Hawkesbury Agricultural College Journal ( HAC) was the first student newspaper, serving what is today known as Western Sydney University. HAC Journal was first published in 1898 by the newly established Hawkesbury Agricultural College Old Boys Union. Its pages from September 1914 were among the first to address the advent of “The Great War”. The opening lines read “the British Empire is at war! The last word has been spoken; the die has been cast; and the nations of the world have once more appealed to the sword as the arbitrament of international disputes, whilst the expression of friendship and goodwill have bravely left the lips of our treacherous enemy.”

Get involved

Do you have an article, quiz, creative writing piece, review, photo, or anything else that you think would be great for W’SUP? Well, we accept pitches for content, and if we think the pitch has potential, we will get back to you and develop the idea with you. Simply email your stories and pitches to wsup@westernsydney.edu.au.

Code of ethics

W’SUP adheres to the MEAA Journalist Code of Ethics.

Student Representation & Participation unit at Western Sydney University

W’SUP is coordinated by the Student Representation & Participation team at Western Sydney University.

In addition to coordinating W’SUP, this unit coordinates the annual student elections, supports the student councils, produces Diversity Fest and provides advocacy services.

University staff managing W’SUP-related matters:

Publications Officer: Jostina Basta | Email: j [dot] basta [at] westernsydney.edu.au

Manager: Grant Murray

Administration: Jenny Page

For all other enquiries, contact us by sending an email to wsup@westernsydney.edu.au.

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