Awards and appointments

Marija Yelavich

Western Sydney student takes out ‘Law Student of the Year’ title

Western Sydney University law student Marija Yelavich is an editor, publisher, mentor, community advocate – and now the 2017 ‘Law Student of the Year’.

WSU Solar Car team at race finish

WSU solar car team amongst best in the world

Heavy rain, headwinds of up to 60 kilometres per hour, cattle grids and limited weather tracking equipment didn’t stop the Western Sydney University Solar Team from finishing sixth in the world.

Titania Oberg

Out of the Navy and into Tourism: Student’s potential recognised

Titania Oberg has been awarded the 2017 Minister’s Achiever Award for her outstanding academic performance after she enrolled in university as a mature age student to study a Bachelor of Tourism.

Chris Knapp

Western Sydney University appoints new Chair of Architecture

Western Sydney University has appointed internationally-recognised researcher, educator and practitioner, Professor Chris Knapp, as the inaugural Chair of Architecture within the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics.


Cheers to the Western Sydney University winning squads

Western Sydney University cheerleading teams have taken home gold and silver at the Australian All Star Cheerleading State Championships.

Elsevier Hacks

Elsevier Hacks win for medical students' innovative app

A Western Sydney University medical student has worked to develop the prototype for an educational app, which has been announced as the overall winner of Elsevier Hacks 2017.

Leanne Smith portrait

Whitlam Institute appoints new Director

The Whitlam Institute has announced the appointment of a new Director, international human rights lawyer, former Australian diplomat and senior United Nations official Leanne Smith.

Jonathan Finch

Exploration of tiny creatures leads to big 3MT Final win

At Western Sydney University's Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Final, the audience was taken on a compelling journey from the research lab to the forest floor – to explore the habitat of some of the world's smallest creatures.

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