Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 31 January 2018

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Good morning. Enhancing our international reputation is an ongoing priority for the University and I was pleased to visit India and Singapore last week, two countries we share a strong relationship with.

Planned IT maintenance this weekend

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

This weekend electrical works are being carried out which may affect UWA’s phone and network infrastructure.

While no service disruption is anticipated, works of this nature could result in an outage to the following services: 

Saturday 3 February (6:30am – 1:00pm)

  • Phone services (both incoming and outgoing calls) for all UWA sites

Sunday 4 February (6:30am – 1:00pm)

Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 24 January 2018

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Good morning. This time of year brings great opportunity to enjoy Summer on and around our beautiful campus including the Lotterywest Film season at SomervilleRecreate courses which run from January to March; the iconic Perth Festival opening on 9 February and Writers Week, a wonderful celebration of storytelling, beginning on 19 February.

Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 18 January 2018

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Good afternoon. Welcome to a special edition of UWA Forward, the first for 2018, I hope you all had a relaxing break. As we build on last year’s achievements, 2018 promises to be another dynamic and productive year.

Come and meet our Schools Engagement Team and hear how they promote UWA

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Our Schools Engagement Team represents the University on and off-campus at various recruitment events aimed at secondary school students.  The team are often the first UWA staff representatives that future students meet in person.

In 2017, the team engaged with approximately 13,300 students through a high number of presentations, expos and on campus recruitment events. 

Now it is your opportunity to meet the vibrant team at a special presentation they are delivering just for staff. 

UWA researcher awarded Medical Research Future Fund grant

Monday, 29 January 2018

Congratulations to Thomas Snelling, Clinical Senior Lecturer at Telethon Kids Institute for being awarded a Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) grant of $3.545 million last week to further his research into cystic fibrosis.

This grant is one of 19 projects under the first round of the rare cancers and rare diseases program of the MRFF.  

The report related to the research-led teaching project is now open for feedback

Monday, 29 January 2018

In early 2017, the Vice-Chancellor set out the priorities for the University. These included enhancing the quality of teaching and the student experience to further deliver on UWA’s commitment to providing a world-class education. The introduction of the UWA Courses framework in 2012 explicitly intended to foster research-informed teaching and embed the learning of research skills in all majors and courses.

From punk rock to ‘rocking’ engagement

Monday, 29 January 2018

Growing up in Kojonup as a ‘farm boy’, little did Jayden Worts, Alumni Relations Officer, know that he’d end up doing ‘virtual engagement’ with alumni worldwide.

“I was probably as far from the stereotypical ‘farm boy’ as you can get. One of my early memories growing up on the farm in the South West was the sense of expanse and freedom, and, funnily enough, of my geologist dad licking rocks to figure out their composition.

UWA researchers invited to attend Q&A sessions with ARC Assessors - 5 & 9 February

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Do you have questions about your application for a 2019 ARC Discovery Project or DECRA?

Join the Office of Research and Enterprise for Q & A sessions with ARC assessors. These workshops are part of the Streamlined Application Support Program (SASP) that aims to improve the quality of your ARC and DECRA applications.

Experienced general and detailed ARC assessors will help you to understand what they look for when reviewing an application, as well as the criteria and approaches they use to rank the applications. 

Access your staff discounts for the upcoming Perth Festival

Thursday, 25 January 2018

The Perth Festival invites you to celebrate a world-class program and to leap in and experience art in a different light.

With the Season Two of Lottterywest Films launched recently and the full Writers Week program* released, there are plenty of things to do and see this Festival.