At Western Sydney, we believe in a future that is unlimited for our students and the communities we are engages with- both in Western Sydney and across the globe.
From our unique geographical position in Australia’s third largest and fastest growing economy, we are uniquely placed to help our student, staff and the communities we engage with, tap into a global perspective and unlimited opportunity.
In 2015, we were ranked among the top three percent of universities in the world by the prestigious Times Higher Education World University Rankings. We are continuing to strengthen our international profile for academic excellence and research standing. As an integral part of Western Sydney and the global community, we continue to focus on changing lives and absolute commitment to excellence.
At Western Sydney University we prepare our students to go places and do great things in their community, their workplace and the world. Through our alumni, our graduates become part of a strong network of global citizens who remain connected to and engaged with the University.
Stories of Unlimited
Our graduates have gone on to become Oxford and Cambridge scholars, business and community leaders, world-renowned researchers, sporting stars and well-known personalities in the arts and entertainment industries.
Meet some of our most successful graduates here – and imagine the places you will go ….
Jay Manley – Engineering Project Manager, TESLA MOTORS
In 2012, as an undergraduate student in Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics), Jay Manley led the University’s inaugural solar car team in the prestigious World Solar Car Challenge. Jay now works in a dream job in the Silicon Valley for TESLA MOTORS. Under the leadership of its CEO, Elon Musk, the innovative electric car manufacturer has earnt a reputation for its disruptive technologies in the renewable energy industry in the same way Steve Jobs did with the computer industry.
Deng Thiak Adut - Defence Lawyer
Taken away from his family’s banana farm in South Sudan, Deng Thiak Adut was conscripted into the army. After undergoing military training, several years of army service and witnessing a number of atrocities, Deng was still a boy when he was shot in the back while running through a village.
A further two years later, a chance meeting led to Deng reuniting with his brother who helped smuggle him out of the country by hiding him in a corn sack on the back of a truck. The two brothers befriended an Australian family and eventually arrived as refugees in 1998. After working at a local service station to learn English, Deng enrolled at TAFE and completed his Advanced Diploma in Accounting before deciding to study law. In 2005, he enrolled in a Bachelor of Laws at Western Sydney University and became the first person in his family to graduate with a law degree.
Deng now works as a lawyer in Blacktown, where he is determined to ensure that other Sudanese refugees have the legal advice and support they need before entering the court system.
Melissa Chiu – Museum Director, Curator and Author
Melissa Chiu is recognised as one of the world's leading authorities on modern and contemporary Asian art.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from Western Sydney University, Melissa lived in New York for 13 years, where she ran the Asia Society and was Vice President of its Global Arts Programs. She is now the Director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC.
Melissa is also the author of several books on Chinese contemporary art, a board member of the Association of Art Museum Directors, the American Alliance of Museums and the Museum Association of New York. She is a also on the founding Advisory committee for the USC American Academy in China and has participated in the advisory committees for the Gwangju and Shanghai Biennales.
Western Sydney University: Your Success Starts Here