News Centre archive - 2018

Collated on this page is an archive of the University's News Centre stories in 2018.

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Music festival audience

Study: Revellers ready for festival drug checks

A study of the attitudes and behaviours of young people at music festivals found that a majority were in favour of drug checking, and would reconsider taking a drug if they were aware of its contents.

Man cheering in stadium

Expert: Sport should stay out of the heat to protect the spectacle

A Western Sydney University expert in sport physiology is available to comment on the impact of extreme heat on professional athletes. Dr Ric Lovell says extreme heat and sport do not mix – but not always for the reason that you might think.


Secrets of the brain may be key to understanding back pain

Researchers at Western Sydney University are seeking to discover why some people with acute onset lower back pain recover quickly, while others do not.

Students in Xiamen

Business in China: Students travel to Xiamen to learn from innovative firms

20 Western Sydney University students have been given a unique opportunity to learn about innovation and professional practice in business, by working with firms in one of the world’s largest economies.

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Extreme heat in sport: why using a fixed temperature cut-off isn’t as simple as it seems

Record-breaking temperatures during the Ashes cricket test match in Sydney on Sunday led many to wonder: how hot is too hot to continue playing sport safely?

Master of Financial Planning

WSU supports measures to create more prepared financial planners

Western Sydney University’s Associate Professor Sharon Taylor from the School of Business says new educational requirements for financial planners will only result in “better and more prepared financial advisers”.


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