The State's only world top 100-ranked university will hold its annual Open Day on Sunday, August 11.
While the main aim of the day is to provide prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students with everything they need to know about courses and studying at The University of Western Australia, there will also be school and faculty displays, family activities, live music and entertainment and sporting matches.
In celebration of UWA's Centenary, a special program of inspirational talks, tours and activities is planned. Speakers include:
- UWA Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Johnson, talks about the transformative power of education and how UWA's ranking as a world top 100 university, along with our flexible course structure, gives our graduates a competitive edge in a rapidly changing world.
- Western Australian of the Year 2013, UWA Professor Bruce Robinson, gives an insight into his amazing journeys as a UWA doctor (as a cancer researcher; Director of ‘the Fathering Project'; and in providing medical help for international disasters.)
- Young Australian of the Year 2013, Akram Azimi, tells the story of his unique student experience: from UWA student to Young Australian of the Year 2013.
- The UWA Historical Society welcomes you to step back in time for its panel discussion on the UWA Founding Professors in the historic Senate Room, adjacent to Winthrop Hall.
Centenary events include highlights of LUMINOUSnight acts, screenings of the cinema cut version of LUMINOUShall, photo exhibitions, behind-the-scenes tours, and a kids' art and craft zone featuring Centum (100), the University's centenary mascot.
For further information and details, visit the UWA Open Day app. Printed programs will also be available on the day.
Simone Hewett (UWA Public Affairs) (+61 8) 6488 7977 / (+61 4) 13 444 154