Monday, 22 March 2010

Region. UWS and RAS partnership

The Sydney Royal Easter Show is set to further promote a better understanding of rural industries among city show goers under a new partnership between the University of Western Sydney(UWS) and the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS). The partnership will see several projects rolled out to capitalise on the event's renewed focus on educating visitors about the complexities of Australia's changing rural industries These and other activities will be filmed by students from the university's School of Communication Arts and aired on Television Sydney (TVS), the community television station based at the university. "UWS has a proud 100-year history in agricultural science and education at its Hawkesbury Campus, and being involved with the Sydney Royal Easter Show allows the university to further engage with the community and promote understanding of the issues facing rural Australia," UWS vice-chancellor, Professor Janice Reid, said.