The University of Western Sydney, (UWS) was established in 1989 in Sidney, New South Wales, Australia. UWS has six campuses in the Western Sydney region which houses three separate college, numerous departments, a law school and medical school. Collectively UWS has more than 35,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree students. UWS has a strategic building plan for growth which addresses both domestic and regional opportunities.
Myth-busting the cybersafety debate
We know that most fears originate from a lack of understanding. We also know that social networking is a mystery to many people outside of Generation Y. So it should not come as a surprise that many people - parents in particular ...
Study finds breastfeeding reduces risk of diabetes for mums
(PhysOrg.com) -- A study of more than 50,000 women has found breastfeeding may reduce the risks of mums developing diabetes later in life.
Study challenges popular image of dingo
(PhysOrg.com) -- A recent study of dingoes in the Blue Mountains challenges the postcard image of dingoes as only being white pawed and sandy coloured.
Research reveals understanding PMS can reduce women's distress
(PhysOrg.com) -- Women can significantly improve 'that time of the month,' by learning more about how premenstrual symptoms (PMS) can affect their minds and bodies and by adopting stress management and relaxation techniques.
Social factors, not mental illness, to blame for high male suicide rate
(PhysOrg.com) -- The popular assumption that most suicides are the result of depression or other mental illness has been challenged by a study of male suicide which will be launched later today by researchers at the University ...
School blogs: A direct line to the quiet kids in class
Every day, school students are required to answer questions, solve problems and work in groups. This kind of upfront engagement is challenging for shy students, who are now using blogs to have their voices heard in the classroom.
Roofs fail to defend against frequent hailstorms, study reveals
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study of hailstorms in Sydney has found many of the city's roofs are unable to resist the large hailstones expected to hit every 10 years.
Generation gaps in attitudes towards social networking,cyber safety revealed in study
A new report on young people's use of social networking and cyber safety reveals that young people may be more aware and better able to manage online risks than their parents commonly think.
Positive relationships can change student behaviours, says UWS expert
(PhysOrg.com) -- As students walk into their new classrooms this week, an education expert from the University of Western Sydney says the first week of school is an important time for teachers to set the tone for a positive ...
Strategies to address anxiety about race relations
The results of 12 years of research by the 'Challenging Racism Project' were released today, providing a national picture of racism, ethnic relations and cultural diversity in Australia.