Western Sydney University

Australia, New South Wales

Western Sydney University, formerly the University of Western Sydney, is an Australian multi-campus university in the Greater Western region of Sydney, Australia. The university in its current form was founded in 1989 under the terms of the State Legislature "Western Sydney University Act 1997 No 116"[1], which created a federated network university with an amalgamation between the Nepean College of Advanced Education and the Hawkesbury Agricultural College.  The Macarthur Institute of Higher Education was incorporated in the university in 1989. In 2001, the University of Western Sydney was restructured as a single multi-campus university rather than as a federation. In 2015, the university underwent a rebranding which resulted in a change in name from the University of Western Sydney to Western Sydney University. It is a provider of undergraduate, postgraduate, and higher research degrees with campuses in Bankstown, Blacktown, Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Liverpool, Parramatta, and Penrith.  

Campus Life

With over 100 Student Clubs to choose from, you have the opportunity to lead a vibrant social life on and off campus. Each Student Club broadly fits into its own interest group, including Social Life, Cultural, Religious, Sporting, Political, and Course Related. Your Campus will have its own set of Student Clubs, but you can travel to any Campus and enjoy the Club activities on offer. Keep an eye out for your Student Clubs on Campus early on during each Semester at events like Western Fair. Western’s Out & About program features regular activities and adventures open to all students at discounted rates. Whether you prefer sightseeing, bushwalking, adrenaline experiences or exploring the great Australian outdoors- we’ve got you covered.  

Noted Alumni

Western Sydney University takes pride in each graduate as they progress beyond their studies and into their chosen career. Assisting more than 190, 000 graduates, the Alumni Team aims to keep all graduates connected with the University. For any further details visit https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/alumni.