University of Sydney students in the Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC), the University’s first major infrastructure collaboration delivered through the Westmead Redevelopment project.
The University of Sydney is a Westmead Redevelopment partner alongside Health Infrastructure, Western Sydney Local Health District and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
More than $80 million has been invested to date by the University at Westmead to provide for new education facilities, upgrades to existing spaces, and a suite of new academic programs and initiatives.
These facilities, including a new University space for staff and students across 1.5 floors of the new Central Acute Services Building, are being delivered in partnership with Westmead Hospital, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, and research institutes at the precinct.
The University’s investments build upon over 40 years of leadership at the Westmead Health Precinct and enable deeper collaborations between healthcare, research, education and training. These investments will deliver outcomes for University researchers, staff and students now and into the future, supporting the University of Sydney’s $500 million commitment to develop the Westmead Health Precinct.
The University of Sydney will occupy 1.5 floors of the new Central Acute Services Building. The new hospital building will increase integration between the University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, and further embed the University’s research, education and training across the precinct.
The space will act as a central meeting point for University staff and students at Westmead and has been purposefully designed to foster collaboration with new facilities for teaching, learning and working.
The University’s CASB space includes:
The Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC) is a key education, training and research facility at Westmead Hospital. The WECC was refurbished in 2017 in a partnership between the University and the Western Sydney Local Health District.
The new WECC has created a highly engaging teaching and learning environment for staff and students. It promotes interdisciplinary collaboration and encourage students, researchers and clinicians to exchange ideas. A mix of formal and informal spaces allow for a multitude of teaching and learning approaches. Download the factsheet (published in August 2017) and read the University’s media release (27 November 2017).
The University partnered with the Western Sydney Local Health District to refurbish the Westmead Hospital Library in 2018. Key features of the new library include clinical exam and simulation rooms, a pathology tutorial room and diverse study settings with modern furnishings and plants to create a welcoming space. Read the story on The Pulse (27 June 2018).
In March 2016, the University of Sydney partnered with the Westmead Redevelopment to deliver the new clinical simulation lab and tutorial rooms for the Masters of Nursing program at Westmead Hospital.
Read more about the Masters of Nursing program at the University’s website.
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