News Centre archive - 2019

Collated on this page is an archive of the University's News Centre stories in 2019.

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Fewer casual positions and less out-of-hours work could help retain early career teachers

Australia, like many other countries, is grappling with the problem of how to keep good teachers in schools, especially those who are early in their careers.

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Riding (and winning) like a girl: female jockeys are more prevalent, but still treated as outsiders

In 2015, Payne made Australian sport history by riding Prince Of Penzance to victory in the Melbourne Cup at 100-1 odds. She was the first female jockey in the Cup’s 155-year history to win the prestigious race. .

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Western Sydney University scales great heights for Giving Day, but Chancellor peaks too early

Western Sydney University is launching its very first Giving Day – a flagship fundraising event that will ask supporters to donate to any one of the University initiatives they are most passionate about.

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Family event to celebrate literacy and language

The community is invited to join much-loved children’s authors, poets and academics in a celebration of literacy and multilingualism at Western Sydney University’s upcoming Family Fun Day.

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Western student named first female university cyber ambassador

Western Sydney University student, Emma Seaman, has become the first female university cyber ambassador for the NSW Cyber Security Innovation Node — a nationally connected hub for cyber capability and innovation.

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Father’s days: increasing the ‘daddy quota’ in parental leave makes everyone happier

What can a government do to encourage the best fathers possible? The single greatest gift might be functional parental leave policies that actually encourage men to take time off and be active early in family life.


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