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

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

National Challenging Racism Project study finds 63% of Australians are worried about relatives marrying Muslims. Read more at [ Bit.ly Link ] #FU2Racism
Today marks the beginning of SBS television's #FU2RACISM week of stories and programs which challenge the preconceptions around race and prejudice, featuring the documentary "Is Australia Racist?" airing 8.30pm on SBS. Read more [ Sbs.com.au Link ]
Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University is delighted to announce that Dr Stephen FitzGerald AO will deliver the 2017 Gough Whitlam Oration, "Managing Ourselves in a Chinese World: Australian Foreign Policy in an Age of Disruption".

Dr Stephen FitzGerald AO to deliver Whitlam Institute Gough Whitlam Oration

We're proud once again to participate in the annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade being held on Saturday 4 March.

Equality Unlimited: Western Sydney University prepares for the 2017 Mardi Gras

Students: With YourTutor, you can get online help with academic skills such as writing, research, assignment planning and support, as well as fundamental maths, stats, business, sciences and economics. Find out more at [ Bit.ly Link ]
Invisible but Visible, an exhibition showcasing the work of alumni Shen Wednesday, is currently on show at the Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture at our Parramatta campus. Read more at [ Bit.ly Link ]
Returning to study after a break and weren't able to attend our pre-session workshops? Register for the Returning to Learning vUWS site. You'll have 24/7 access to complete it at your own pace! [ Bit.ly Link ]

Preparation programs | Western Sydney University

We're proud partners of GIANTS Netball as they start their journey in the Suncorp Super Netball opener tomorrow. #WeAreGIANTSNetball
We're excited about today's confirmation of the light rail network connecting Westmead, the Parramatta CBD, Rydalmere and Carlingford. Read more [ Bit.ly Link ]
Over 60 donor funded scholarships are still available – opportunities exist for new and continuing students. Tag a friend! These applications close 6 March 2017: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Scholarships | Western Sydney University

Students: Did you know you can take advantage of discounts on a variety of goods and services using only your student ID card? Find out more [ Bit.ly Link ]

Student Discounts | Western Sydney University

Students: Did you know the handy Western mobile app for iOS and Android gives you access to real-time shuttle tracking, route information and more? For download information and help, read [ Bit.ly Link ]
"I wake up every day knowing that I am studying to be involved with a profession that changes people’s lives for the better." Read more at [ Bit.ly Link ]
New students: Start strong at Western! Join the MATES program to learn the ins and outs of university life from an experienced student. Find out more and sign up today at westernsydney.edu.au/mates

MATES | Western Sydney University

We're proud partners of Tropfest this year and we're bringing you the action live from Parramatta Park on Snapchat today. Add us here [ Snapchat.com Link ]
David Rowe from Western Sydney University - Institute for Culture and Society says the pay-TV sector needs to adapt quickly in appealing to subscribers whose attention now moves freely between different screens.

Prize fight over live-streamed sport will continue long after final bell | Western Sydney University

As the temperatures begin to soar again, what's the best way to pack your child's lunch? Dr Vincent Ho from the Western Sydney U - Medicine explains [ Bit.ly Link ]
New students: Orientation is on from Monday 13 February. You’ll find out more about your course, meet academic staff and fellow students, and discover your campus. Register now for your orientation session at apps.westernsydney.edu.au/orientation