We often refer to the fact that our University was built on the extraordinary philanthropy and vision of our founders almost a century ago ... and our whole community continues to enjoy the benefits of the generosity of new generations of friends and supporters.
Two events occurring on the same morning and only a couple of hundred metres apart on campus recently provided another example of the breadth and depth of our University's rich heritage and innovative future.
The early months of the year provide a valuable opportunity to reflect on the spectrum of academic activity at our University.
In the early part of the year we celebrated the academic excellence of the State's school leavers as they received their results and finalised their decisions for further study. This is very important since our University continues to be the ‘university of choice' for the highest achieving students - and we enrol around 85 per cent of school leavers with a TER of more than 95.
We are moving towards the end of another year of achievement marked by continuing success at an institutional and individual level. This success is the result of outstanding effort from all staff. No matter what your role on campus, your contribution is valued and appreciated.
Teenagers in suburbs like Lockridge, Girrawheen and Hamilton Hill don't often pay much attention to the idea of going to university.
But now these high school students have come to the attention of UWA... and we're spending $2.45 million to encourage teenagers from these and 21 other similar areas in Perth and the Pilbara to study at University.