Teacher's Prospects edition
A group of sixty high-achieving Year 12 students from around the State experienced an exciting insight into their future life as a university student at UWA during the July school holidays for UWA's inaugural Excellence Camp.
The students, who were nominated by their schools to attend, spent three fun-filled and informative days on a whirlwind tour of campus exploring numerous aspects of the UWA student experience.
They attended lectures and presentations covering a variety of topics such as Scholarships and the Bachelor of Philosophy program, as well as introducing students to academic areas including astronomy, physics and languages.
A particular highlight for all attendees was the opportunity to participate in interactive workshops across a wide range of areas that they may not have otherwise had exposure to. Among these were a mock trial in the Faculty of Law's moot court; simulated laparoscopy and suturing workshops providing an insight into the Doctor of Medicine; and building robotic arms with the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics.
By all accounts, the event was a great success, with the students really enjoying their time on campus. Feedback received from attendees was extremely positive:
Alannah Patterson, from Newman College said "It was an extremely enjoyable way to kick off the holidays and gather my thoughts on what I intend to pursue after graduation. I will without doubt be applying to UWA, and very much look forward to taking part in the uni culture of which staff and current students spoke of so fondly."
Caitlin Telford, from Georgina Molloy Anglican School (Vasse) concurred, "This was a fantastic camp; it helped me realise what I might be interested in studying at University. I would definitely recommend it to other students".
For further information about the UWA Excellence Camp, contact Alison Chan, Prospective Students Adviser.