Originally from Singapore, Claudia Tan still cannot get over the fact that she is now well-versed in art history – a subject she had long been eager to take up at university.
A final year Design School student, Claudia leads the first student-led Cultural Ambassadors Program, but her artistic journey had a somewhat unorthodox beginning.
“I didn’t grow up in an artistically-minded household. I was introduced to the world of art history during my high school years in Perth through documentaries presented by the UK art historian and television broadcaster Andrew Graham-Dixon.
After many years of dedicated service to UWA, Professor Robyn Owens has made the decision to retire at the end of her current term, in November 2019.
Robyn’s contribution to the university has been immeasurable, having performed numerous roles, most recently of course serving two terms as the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research. In this role Robyn has led the University’s research strategy and played a critical role as a member of the UWA Executive.
One of the hits of this year’s Perth Festival was honoured at Australia’s top performing arts awards on Monday night. Early music adventurer Jordi Savall’s performance with Hespèrion XXI and Tembembe Ensamble Continuo won a Helpmann Award in the best chamber and/or instrumental ensemble concert category.
Putting European traditions alongside Indigenous Mexican and Latin American sounds, Savall and a dozen performers revered and celebrated both forms in a thrilling performance of music and dance.
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UWA Open Day will take place on Sunday 12 August from 10am – 4pm.
Join us at the second and final briefing for staff in the lead up to our single largest annual recruitment event open to the WA community.
Hear from Owen Davies, Chief Marketing Officer, on why Open Day is an important recruitment event for UWA, the key messages we are delivering in our campaign, and how the university will showcase its courses and campus life with unique displays, activities and entertainment.
For 14 years, Julie Millias worked as a Dental Therapist, visiting schools across Perth, the Wheatbelt and Great Southern. When she decided it was time for a career change, she turned to studying microcomputers – a change that led her to a new career with UWA. Now Julie has set herself another goal – to complete postgraduate studies in Leadership.
O-Week runs from 23 - 27 July and new students from across the globe will join us on campus for a range of activities to help them settle into life at UWA. A consistent piece of feedback from new students is that they are excited to meet academic staff and would like more opportunities to do so.