Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University.

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Western Sydney University is made up of several campuses that each have their own history. They came together when WSU was formed in 1989. WSU is the main university destination for the students of Sydney's expanding western suburbs. If you've studied at the university, feel free to post a review and let others know about your student experience.

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User Rating 2.98 (44 votes)
Comments Rating 2.67 (9 reviews)

Student Reviews

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  1. Fernanda
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    Quality of Project Management in Construction

    Hi, is there anyone here studying or graduated in Project Managent with specialisation in CONSTRUCTION in WSU? I would appreciate your comments about the program and teachers quality. I have the oportunity of accepting a good scholarship acepting I am worried about how focus is this Master in my area of interest as an Architect from overseas looking for a construction position.
    Thank you so much!

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  2. disillusioned and heartbroken
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    psychology honours? pathetic.

    I graduated from a reputable college for my undergraduate degree, and after coming to Western Sydney University I wish I had never even considered pursuing further studies. The level of teaching is painfully poor, and the assignments are so difficult and no matter how much blood sweat and tears you shed over them, you are bound to fail. Universities should focus on lifting their student body up, but it seems UWS is far more concerned about how to bleed the student body of their hopes and dreams, and any remaining cash they may still have held onto. I wish I had chosen just about any other institution as I am embarassed to say that I’ve chosen such a terrible school, and am STILL MANAGING TO FAIL. I have never received grades as low as I have in this university. Go here if you want to end up depressed.

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  3. Rangika
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    Worst university (for international students)

    Western Sydney University is a disappointment. I have been there for my Bachelor degree when it was UWS and doing my Masters now. As an international student, this place doesn’t provide the services they promise. Especially SGSM(Graduate School). Very poor service from enrolment, teaching, and other non-academic services. False and misleading information given at the enrolment. Worth spending money elsewhere if you are an international student.

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  4. Youseif
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    Amazing University

    I am a current 2nd year Bachelor of Business (Advanced Leadership) Bachelor of Laws Student and have found this university to be very convenient and articulate in its teaching. The student support is so advance compared to other universities that I have attended in Sydney. In addition to this, there are multiple student opportunities that arise for employment such as becoming a peer tutor. There are also multiple positions advertised for internships and workplace opportunities. I do like the flipped-class room approach (which others may not like) as it allows you to have a more flexible lifestyle as you do not have to attend university for these lectures. The recorded/interactive lectures provide students with additional study so they do not miss out on pivotal content from the course. I do see a dramatic improvement in WSU and cannot wait to see it progress further in the rankings in the years to come!

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  5. sheme
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    Which Campus is better? WSU Parramatta or WSU City

    I am enrolled for the Bachelor of Business at WSU but I want to know which campus to choose before I select my units. Im deciding between the Parramatta Campus and the Sydney City Campus! NEED INFO ASAP PLS!!

    • Dan
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      Parramatta City is the Centre

      Definitely Parramatta is the centre of the University and it is a short distance between Parramatta South and P City where everyone hangs out.

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  6. Ari
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    Is it worth studying there?

    Anyone studying a Bachelor of Communications (major in Public Relations) or Creative Industries? If so, is it worth the money to study that course at WSU? Thank you!

  7. RIFAT ALAM
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    disappointing

    I have been studying a Master degree at WSU. frankly speaking, this university is a huge disappointment for me. As an international student, I have been just wasting money, nothing else. the quality of services and teaching is really poor. I came all the way from my home country for better education but it turns out a big mistake. Their tutorials and lectures materials are really poor and even the free content of some random websites are far more informative than their learning materials. Really, frustrating.

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  8. Wint Yee Maung
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    Request suggestions to choose Western Sydney University or not

    I am planning to study MBA in Western Sydney University. I wonder that will Western Sydney Uni offer pathway to find job after finishing MBA? Is there anyone who attend MBA in Western Sydney University? Please suggest me!

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  9. Truth
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    "No career support/development for PhD graduates/early career researchers"

    1. The University does not support the career development of its postgraduate students nor early career researchers (those with higher qualifications). As a former postgrad and employee of UWS, i worked extremely hard to develop my credentials in career. This was all my own work and effort. However, UWS did not attempt to support my career or make it a place that someone with postgraduate qualifications wants to work at. As a former postgrad and employee, i want to state plainly that the institution does not support its students nor early career researchers. No attempt made at career development.
    2. Also, when you complain to their Executive Hierarchy (Complaints), they protect their full-time staff, but make no real attempt to support a. postgrad students and b. early career researchers, nor address their concerns. That is they ignore your complaint/do not take it seriously as a student, and also as an employee. Upon my submission of a complaint, one comment i received from their executive hierarchy was: ‘i will not respond to your email’. Also, when you email them with concerns, they often don’t respond. Ignoring a complaint or one’s issues is not helpful either.
    3. Often staff in management do not treat PhD students, PhD graduates or early career researchers well. It is unprofessional to not respond to a staff members query.
    4. They either ignore your emails or are coarse and even abrasive in their manner.
    5. Overall, management/executive hierarchy are not nice to deal with.
    6. They owed me some money; management refused to respond to my emails. I had to do a lot of work in order to get monies owed to me.
    7. I have only experienced such bad treatment at this university but not other universities.
    8. The problem of disrespect and unprofessionalism appears endemic to this institution.
    9. When you try to communicate with their executive hierarchy or even various managers, and are ignored, this indeed shows unprofessionalism and that it is not a nice place to work at.

  10. Jordan
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    Never go there. Low quality uni compared to others in Sydney.

    Ok university but if you are a male, do not every join their nursing degree. Some units are run by men-hating nazis as I have witnessed many capable men getting low marks compared to some females who used to fail in the previous semester. Even their slideshows or presentations are female-promoting. There are some good fair female teachers though like Dr Linda Gregory, etc. Marks are checked by random people, some can be phd students, some with bachelors degree and what not. There are much better universities out there. With my previous experience at Wollongong university, I can safely compare and say that this uni sucks and the new gender debate has really reached its peak here.

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  11. Henry
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    A new era for WSU

    I’ve just completed the first semester of my Master of Teaching at WSU and I could not be happier. First of all, the lecturers at the WSU School of Education, are leaders in their subject areas and have done countless research in the field of education. Evident in how often their names appear in different educational texts used throughout Australian Universities. The University itself is definitely on the rise, the facilities are very modern in every aspect and the university is investing a lot of money in its campuses. I was offered an MTeach place and what was supposedly a much more prestigious university and I attended for the first month but withdrew feeling utterly dissatisfied with the quality of teaching, how oudated the lecture theatres were and how overly crampt the tutorials were. So in this regard, WSU blew me away. I didn’t attend WSU for my undergrad and I admit I was skeptical of the uni at first, as it was never really highly regarded when I was in high school. I did however realise they had been investing a lot of money in recent years. But to cut a long story short, I couldn’t be more satisfied with my decision to move to WSU. The last thing I’d like to add from my experience is, always be aware of how highly the university regards your faculty. At the first uni I attended for the MTeach, yes the Uni as a whole was regarded as one of the best in the country but they obviously had education right down their list of priorities and this was evident in the quality of teaching and facilities. However, Education is WSU’s 3rd highest ranking faculty and is in the world’s top 100/ top 150 (depending on who you ask) and this is evident in the great quality of teaching and facilities.

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  12. shravil singh
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    Need to know about the real situation not about good campus and lecturers

    Can anyone tell me the reality in terms of employability and quality of education in Civil Department (post graduation) as this is the most important criteria for students like me who are taking huge amount of loan choosing this university. Do they provide any platform or job fares for freshers as I have 2 years experience in Civil but in different field.I don’t want to fall in a trap as I have heard about Universities who are making huge profit as business agencies.It will be life changing information for me
    Thank you

  13. ex-educator
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    Not a happy workplace. Rebrand was obviously a waste of money! Focus remains on attracting academics with research skills and grant funding rather than effective and skilled educators!

  14. Peter Maroun
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    I transferred from UTS business to WSU business at Parramatta City Campus and it was the best decision I have made. As a student who works part time, I enjoy the flexibility of being able to watch the lectures online, whereas UTS did not record their lectures and made attendance compulsory. The teachers at WSU are very engaging, and always offer the help when needed. The campus is positioned in a convenient location, and the groups of cafes, shopping centres and the park give off the city vibe. The people are really friendly which makes group assignments bearable. The 24 hour access to the library is a bonus!

  15. Nidia
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    Great university. Just need more food varieties around the campbelltown campus.

  16. Brandon
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    Really good campus and facilities. Close by and convenient to get to. The only problem I have is with the students. They lack motivation and this affects the students who actually want to do the work. Group assignments are common in every unit, and have a heavy weighting towards your individual result. And it is hard to achieve good results when more than half the group are plebs. Anyhow, the teachers are well informed and WSU cares for its students by always checking in.

  17. Peter Davis
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    I started my degree of bachelor of science at wsu, they were helpful the whole time. They had a lot of chances for work experience and job prospects in the biology field, my tutors were very helpful the transport was easy since I live right next to a hub of transport so free shuttle bus. Joined a couple of clubs had a great time would recommend wsu

  18. Joe
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    Not a really good uni, course is taught hurriedly, that is why they have received 24% in their rankings in teaching.

  19. Mario
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    This Uni improved a lot from 2015 to 2016, the improvements includes: lectures, student support, technical projects, even campus. I am a member of the Solar Car Team and Robotics Club, and we always receive support from teachers and Uni, receiving high-tec equipments and infrastructure.
    My course is “good”, the biggest issue is not having Math for Engineers 3 (my course is bachelor in Electrical Engineering with Honours) , which they eliminated because of the massive failure rate 85%, and divided the subject between Maths 1 and 2…

  20. SC
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    I have studied at 3 undergraduate universities in the States and am now studying for my Master’s at two universities in Australia. University of Western Sydney is by far the worst quality ‘education’ that I have ever encountered. The disorganisation of the system makes it very difficult to engage, the poor teaching skills of the staff create a demotivating sentiment among students, the staff is helpful and can be understanding about certain problems but other members of teaching staff seem to have serious psychological issues that do not allow them to enjoy teaching, create a learning atmosphere, or improve students’ general knowledge base. In the social sciences I had instructors who teach only theories that aligned with their own political stance and did not encourage students to think for themselves. I also had an instructor who supervised my research project throughout a semester, tens days away from the due date, she announced that I should change my entire theoretical basis.

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