A new summer school program at The University of Western Australia will offer students and the wider community more than 70 units to choose from.
Running from late November 2017 through to early February 2018, the new program offers an additional teaching period at UWA that was previously not available. Enrolments for the program are open now until Monday 27 November 2017.
As part of the program, existing UWA students will be able to complete units and receive credit towards their degree. Units offered in the Summer School will cover the same content and have the same workload associated with them as subjects taught in standard semesters.
The units are also open to non-UWA students, year 12s and the wider community. If people then decide to enrol in a degree at UWA, the completed Summer School units will be credited towards that degree.
UWA Professor Grady Venville, Dean of Coursework Studies, said the University hoped offering students the opportunity to complete units outside the traditional teaching periods would give them more flexibility.
“The summer break was previously a non-academic period, but by offering students an additional time to study they can now fast-track their degree and spread their workload,” she said.
The extensive summer program also gives people in the community the chance to take up a new interest, hobby, or learn something new.
“There are so many exciting units on offer– everything from learning a new language, to units looking at our history, creative arts, health and sciences and business and economics,” Professor Venville said.
“There is something for everyone, so we encourage people to explore the diverse range of courses on offer.”
For more information on the units, the prerequisites some units require, the costs and how to apply visit student.uwa.edu.au/course/enrolments/summer
Some of the units are also available at UWA’s Albany campus http://www.albany.uwa.edu.au/head-south-for-the-summer