UWSCollege makes dreams come true

UWSCollege joined the local community on Sunday 25 November to participate in the 'Celebrate Lithgow Street Festival'.

The University of Western Sydney and Lithgow City Council have been cooperating for several years to secure a viable and sustainable university presence in Lithgow. This has been an integral part of Council's Community Strategic Plan and Economic Development Strategy and is consistent with the University's ongoing commitment to access and equity in higher education.

In order to promote the UWSCollege Lithgow campus, which is scheduled to open late 2013, festival goers who registered their interest at the street festival with UWSCollege went into the draw to win an Apple iPad Generation 4 and a Belkin Folio with Stand iPad case.

At 3.15pm, the winner was drawn by Mayor Maree Statham. The winner, Jade Thompson, has just finished her Higher School Certificate.

A condition of entry required entrants to list the area of study they were interested in and their dream occupation.

Jade is interested in studying a Bachelor of Nursing and says her dream occupation is to ultimately become a surgeon.

Initial offerings at the Lithgow campus will include University Foundation Studies for students who require preparation for formal academic study in Engineering and Arts and Higher Education Diploma Programs with vocational outcomes.

Associate Degrees in key areas such as Engineering to enable local tradesmen to upgrade their qualifications and gain professional recognition with Engineers Australia will also be offered as well as a suite of short courses and public lectures and workshops in business and the creative arts and related areas.

It is also envisaged that UWS and Council will co-operate in a range of cultural activities utilising the resources of both University and the local community whilst showcasing the region's notable heritage and nature landscape.

UWSCollege is a wholly owned entity of the University of Western Sydney, and offers academic pathways to the University, continuing education and professional development programs for Australian and International students.

UWSCollege is responsible for the management of the UWS Outreach Campus opening in Lithgow in 2013.


26 November 2012

Contact: Kristy Gleeson, Media Officer