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Western Sydney University - Computing, Engineering & Mathematics lecturer Karen Yevenes discusses her teaching approach to project development with Industrial Design students who have used sustainable products to construct and build designs such as the Mason Wasp and an electric car. Find out more at
Our new Parramatta City campus has been designed to achieve a 5 Star Green Star rating for sustainable building design, construction and/or performance. Read more about the building design here [ Bit.ly Link ]
Our new campus in the heart of the Parramatta CBD is set to shake-up traditional teaching methods. Via Herald Sun [ Bit.ly Link ]

Western Sydney University opens its new campus with no lecture rooms as they change traditional teaching methods

For award winning researcher Alfred Mupenzi, investigating the lives of refugees at university is a subject close to heart. Read more at [ Bit.ly Link ]

Former refugee wins international research competition

Graduate Dr Angelina Di Re reminisces about her learning experiences at Western Sydney U - Medicine. Find out more about studying medicine at
Applications for the inaugural NRMA Insurance and Western Sydney Wanderers FC Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship are open until 17 March. Find out more here [ Bit.ly Link ]
Staff and students have access to high quality childcare at discounted rates on our campuses. Occasional Care places are also available. Find out more at
Joanne Orlando from Western Sydney University - Education asks parents to think again before they post online pics of their children [ Bit.ly Link ] via The Conversation

Think again before you post online those pics of your kids

"What better way to finish off my studies in Health Science than a six month study abroad experience in the United Kingdom?" Read more at [ Bit.ly Link ]
Most scholarship applications close 6 January! Don’t miss out on your chance to secure one of the hundreds of scholarships awarded each year. Opportunities available for both new and continuing students, and criteria vary – scholarships aren’t just for students with the highest ATAR or GPA. Apply now! [ Bit.ly Link ]

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We're back on campus today and look who came out to greet us at Penrith campus this morning!
With the countdown to Christmas on, the festive season has been made a little brighter for some disadvantaged children and teenagers thanks to the generosity of our staff, students and their families who have donated to the Chancellor's Christmas Toy Appeal. Read more [ Bit.ly Link ]

Staff and students get into the Christmas spirit, donating to the Chancellor's Christmas Toy Appeal

The University will be closed from 22 December and open again on 4 January 2017. If you need course advice or help enrolling during this time, our student team are still here to help on all days apart from public holidays. Check their opening their hours here
You are invited to nominate an extraordinary woman for the 2017 Women of the West Award. The Women of the West Awards honours women in Greater Western Sydney and formally recognises their contribution to the development of the region. Find out more at [ Bit.ly Link ]
Physiotherapy student Emily Johnson created this clever Adele parody to explain the theoretical constructs of communication for health professionals. The video was a task set by Dr Tinashe Dune from our School of Science and Health for students to create music videos on a concept presented in their Communication in Health unit.
"My interest in health science stems from my experience as a personal trainer. Working in the fitness industry for many years, I wanted to be more than the ‘average trainer’." Read more at [ Bit.ly Link ]
Nominations for the Western Alumni Awards are closing tomorrow. Make sure you submit your nomination by 21 December. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Alumni Awards | Western Sydney University

We believe in a world of unlimited opportunity for those with talent, drive, confidence and ambition. It’s about what’s inside you, not where you’ve come from. westernsydney.edu.au/unlimited
Keith Parry and Blair Hughes from Western Sydney University - Business say Australian sports fans are being ripped off when buying beer at sporting venues. Read more [ Bit.ly Link ]

The price is not right: how much is too much for a beer at sporting events?