Congratulations to both Le Ho and Jenni Bombardieri, 2017 Women of the West award winners: Two enterprising women chosen for their inspirational leadership, community advocacy and tireless volunteer work. Both Le and Jenny have received a grant to further develop their leadership and advocacy work in their local communities. Read more about these extraordinary women [ Bit.ly Link ]

Inspiring women named Women of the West for 2017

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Students - we need you! Join our study on inclusion and safety to help improve the campus experience

Western Sydney University leads study on inclusion and safety | Western Sydney University

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Come along and see the Western Sydney University Solar Car Project documentary about team’s incredible journey – 6.30pm Thursday 23 March at Penrith City Council Library

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Think you know how to tackle Australia’s largest problems in agriculture? Then join the Telstra Innovation Challenge 2017. All hackers, creators and coders are invited to work with fellow innovators to produce real-world solutions to problems facing Australian agriculture. Find out more -[ Telstra.com Link ]
"Temperament is always a focus for us as quiet cattle do better and are safer for our staff and students to work with" Follow Western Sydney Uni Farm for news and photos direct from the WSU farm
Meet the nominees for the 2017 Women of the West Awards being presented Friday 17th March in partnership with Coleman Greig Women in Business

Meet the nominees for the 2017 Women of the West Awards | Western Sydney University

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13-20 March is Coeliac Awareness Week. Did you know that 1-in-70 Australians suffer from Coeliac Disease to some degree. Check out this informative, HDR Showcase-winning video by Nerissa Hearn (School of Medicine) which delves into the potential future of Coeliac Disease screening and treatment
Come along to the Student Services Fair on your campus between 14-23 March and get all the info on the free services available to you! See stalls from a range of services, along with prizes, giveaways and food. Find out when the fair is visiting your campus at [ Bit.ly Link ]
Happy International Women's Day! Our celebration next Friday 17 March 2017 will see the announcement of the winners of our Women of the West and Young Women of the West Awards in partnership with Coleman Greig Lawyers. Read more about the extraordinary women who have been nominated at the link below.

Women of the West Awards 2017 | Western Sydney University

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NSW Premier The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian attended the annual Western Sydney University - Fast Forward Program year 12 conference earlier this week. Read more at [ Bit.ly Link ]
Students: Last chance to register for LEAD 2017 – SSAF Funded leadership program open to all students. Go to [ Bit.ly Link ] to register - closes Sunday, March 12.
Climate models used internationally may need to be revisited after groundbreaking research conducted at Western Sydney U - Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment questions the ability of trees to offset carbon emissions. Read more at [ Bit.ly Link ]
A group of our students and staff marched in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on the weekend in our third and biggest float so far. Find out more at
Transport for NSW are holding an info session about Parramatta Light Rail on Tuesday 7 March from 2-8pm at Parramatta (South) campus: Building EB, Room G17. Find out more at
The Western Sydney U Solar Car Project saw a group of our undergraduate students achieve their dream of designing, building and racing a solar-powered electric vehicle across Australia. Share their amazing experience in this documentary about the 2015 World Solar Challenge. [ Youtu.be Link ]
Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University is again calling for students in years 5-12 across NSW, the ACT and Tasmania to take a moment to reflect on what matters to them, what they think other people should pay attention to – and put it down in writing for this year's What Matters? competition. Read more at [ Bit.ly Link ]

What Matters to you? We're listening

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A group of our students swap Sydney for Kruger National Park as they experience first hand the challenges of conservation in the 21st century. Read more at [ Bit.ly Link ]
Dr Ian Wright from the School of Science and Health, says underground coal mining is causing major damage to protected local waterways. Read more at [ Bit.ly Link ]

Study finds toxic mine discharge flowing into Blue Mountains World Heritage Area

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Congratulations to our alum Jason Billington who was nominated at Oscars 2017 for his Visual Effects work on Deepwater Horizon. Read Jason's story via The Sydney Morning Herald at [ Bit.ly Link ].

It started with the worst Star Wars movie for Australian Oscar nominee

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National Challenging Racism Project study finds 63% of Australians are worried about relatives marrying Muslims. Read more at [ Bit.ly Link ] #FU2Racism