News Centre archive - 2017

Collated on this page is an archive of the University's News Centre stories in 2017.

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Jessica Cortis

Western Sydney University finalist in the national Walkley Award for student journalism

Jessica, a Bachelor of Communication (Dean's Scholar) student at Western Sydney University, has been named as a finalist in The Walkley 'Student Journalist of the Year Award'. An internship in Nepal helped her to become a Walkley contender.

Luke Foley

New Sydney Olympic Park campus helping students on the pathway to success

Western Sydney University has officially opened its Sydney Olympic Park campus – creating more opportunities for students from across the Western Sydney region to access higher education.

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Journalists in war zones tread a fine line between safety and freedom of speech

Journalists are increasingly threatened and assassinated in conflict zones worldwide. But could the need for their protection be causing harm to free speech, and increasing the production of one-sided journalism?

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Student and SWEATSHOP author to address Stella Schools event for young female writers

A Tongan writer from Mount Druitt, Winnie is currently the manager of SWEATSHOP, and has recently graduated from a Bachelor of Arts.


Global study to track the educational experiences of resettling refugees

A leading Western Sydney University education researcher will contribute to a global study that is set to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of Government resettlement policies for refugees.

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As Harry Potter turns 20, let’s focus on reading pleasure rather than literary merit

It's 20 years on June 26 since the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the first in the seven-book series. The Philosopher's Stone has sold more than 450 million copies and been translated into 79 languages.


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