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UWS "surprised and disappointed" by funding cuts
In Brief: Like much of the western Sydney community, University of Western Sydney was surprised and disappointed by the Federal Government's decision to claw back $2.8 billion in funding from Australia's universities. (Posted: 18/04/2013)

Rural and remote Indigenous students experience university life
In Brief: Indigenous students from eleven high schools in rural and remote areas of NSW will get a taste of university life at the University of Western Sydney from Monday 26 November to Friday 30 November, 2012. (Posted: 22/11/2012)

Risky business: Drought pushes tree plumbing to its limits
In Brief: New research in the current issue of Nature, lead by the University of Western Sydney and Ulm University in Germany, has found most trees worldwide, even those in rainforests, operate day-to-day very close to their hydraulic safety threshold leaving them highly vulnerable to drought. (Posted: 22/11/2012)

Lots of buzz at the Brain Bee Challenge
In Brief: 124 of the brightest Year 10 students in NSW converged on the University of Western Sydney's School of Medicine to compete in the State Finals of the Australian Brain Bee Challenge on Thursday 26 July. (Posted: 02/08/2012)

Media alert: Over 100,000 targeted in new program to help school students go to uni
In Brief: Media are invited to attend the launch of a major new initiative designed to reach over 100,000 students in low socio-economic status communities and boost participation rates in higher education, on Thursday 2 August at 10am at Fairfield High School. (Posted: 02/08/2012)

Media alert: Over 100,000 targeted in new program to help school students go to uni
In Brief: Media are invited to attend the launch of a major new initiative designed to reach over 100,000 students in low socio-economic status communities and boost participation rates in higher education, on Thursday 2 August at 10am at Fairfield High School. (Posted: 01/08/2012)

Sustainability Month heralds arrival of new green products at UWS
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Climate right for new research institute at UWS
In Brief: Nine storey cranes and 28 metre high ring structures in native bushland that can produce the elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations predicted for later this century are among the state-of-the-art research facilities to be officially opened today by Senator Chris Evans at the University of Western Sydney's Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment. (Posted: 04/04/2012)

MEDIA ALERT: Marriage Equality, the International Experience
In Brief: As the Federal Government considers three private members bills to legalise same sex marriage, the Whitlam Institute and Catalyst are pleased to announce a forum exploring the experience of countries that have adopted laws providing for marriage equality. (Posted: 23/02/2012)

Leading national complementary medicine agency to receive significant funding
In Brief: The National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM) has announced at an event held in Sydney today that it has received $2.9 million in funding from philanthropic and industry supporters. (Posted: 16/12/2011)

How to play the lead in Australia's creative future
In Brief: It's tough to make a career out of creativity. Getting your break in creative industries takes talent. Staying there takes business skills and an entrepreneurial spirit, which was largely left to chance until UWSCollege introduced an innovative program to give creative minds the business savvy to reach their full career potential. (Posted: 15/12/2011)

UWS GIANTS set to kick a goal for Greater Western Sydney
In Brief: The Greater Western Sydney GIANTS and the University of Western Sydney have announced details of an exciting and unique partnership. (Posted: 14/12/2011)

UWS Course Decision Day: The last opportunity for advice on your future
In Brief: The University of Western Sydney invites prospective students to attend Course Decision Day at the UWS Parramatta Campus, from 4pm-8pm on Tuesday 3 January 2012. (Posted: 14/12/2011)

Universities join forces to widen higher education participation
In Brief: Five Sydney-based universities are set to work together to increase the numbers of students from low socio-economic backgrounds in higher education, with the announcement of $21.2 million in Federal Government funding over four years for the Bridges to Higher Education project. (Posted: 14/12/2011)

Media Alert: National Institute of Complementary Medicine to announce new funding
In Brief: The National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM) will be announcing major new funding support and an overview of national priorities on Friday December 16 at 10.30am. (Posted: 14/12/2011)

UWS and GWS GIANTS to announce partnership
In Brief: Greater Western Sydney Giants Head Coach Kevin Sheedy will join the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Western Sydney, Professor Janice Reid, to make an announcement about a unique partnership between UWS and the Giants - the AFL's newest club. (Posted: 14/12/2011)

Gough Whitlam's vision and the establishment of the University of Western Sydney
In Brief: When Gough Whitlam first entered parliament in 1952 as the MP for the south-western Sydney seat of Werriwa, there was not a single high school in his electorate. Despite the summer heat there were few public swimming pools, and significantly, much of Western Sydney (west of Woodville Road) was not connected to the sewer. The concept of a University in the West was repeatedly shelved in order to cater for booming populations closer to the east. University participation rates in the western suburbs were the lowest in the country, limiting generations of people from many of the benefits most Australians took for granted. (Posted: 12/12/2011)

UWS students honoured in annual journalism awards
In Brief: Two University of Western Sydney students have been recognised for journalistic excellence at the 2011 Ossie Awards for Student Journalism. (Posted: 09/12/2011)

More students to succeed at university, thanks to $30 million Government grant
In Brief: The University of Western Sydney has welcomed a multi-million boost from the Federal Government to significantly expand its flagship UWSCollege model of higher education and to establish a new tertiary education facility in Lithgow - the first in the region. (Posted: 09/12/2011)

UWS goes out on the town to study nightlife revellers
In Brief: Researchers from the University of Western Sydney will venture into Sydney's most popular nightspots to measure levels of drinking and observe the behaviours of the patrons of night-time entertainments districts. (Posted: 09/12/2011)

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