Australia’s universities launched a campaign yesterday to prevent sexual assault and harassment, in a ground-breaking initiative across the sector. The campaign – Respect. Now. Always. – highlights the determination of Australia’s universities to ensure that our students and staff are safe from sexual assault and sexual harassment.
The University of Western Australia has become the first university in WA and one of the first in Australia to make publicly available its Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) entry data.
UWA’s move follows the Federal Government’s push for universities to provide greater transparency in their admissions processes amid claims that entry standards are slipping and students with low ATARs are gaining entry to university courses.
A new University-wide framework has been developed to support informed planning of academic workloads. This framework comprises agreed principles and common processes as well as a workload modelling application (in Hyperion) for allocation of academic activities. This framework will enable transparent, fair and equitable workload allocation across the University while also improving data quality and analysis capabilities.
Crowd funding has become a popular way for people with bright ideas to find investors. Now the research sector is adopting a similar tactic to find volunteers for research projects with UWA leading the way.
“Crowd sourcing is becoming increasingly popular and it isn’t just about raising funds but also sourcing participants for research outcomes,” says Dr Campbell Thomson, Director of UWA’s Office of Research Enterprise.
Open Day is our premier future student event, and provides the opportunity to showcase our unique campus and its offerings to this valuable audience. Future students and their families attend to seek information on the many course and career opportunities available at UWA and to chat to staff and current students for an insight into student life.
New and current employees are encouraged to seek advice relating to their own personal circumstances. Stephen Brereton and Stephen Henshall are UniSuper Advisers visiting UWA campus for individual appointments. To book an appointment please contact 1300331685 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Safety is an integral part of all University activities and operations, and there are many work areas and staff that provide outstanding leadership and effort in establishing and maintaining good safety practices and cultures.
Now is the time to recognise the contribution of these people/groups by nominating them for a UWA Safety Award. There are four awards: Group (faculty, school or section); Individual; Safety Leadership (individual); and Safety Recognition.
It is with great pleasure that I announce that Michelle Scott will be the inaugural Director of the McCusker Centre for Citizenship. Michelle was WA’s Commissioner for Children and Young People from 2007 to 2013 and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the role of Director. She has 30 year’s experience working in the non-government and government sectors including more than a decade as a chief executive officer. Michelle has proven capacity to drive innovation and promote creative solutions.