New way to remotely access UniDrive via Windows

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

It has now become easier for staff and students to access UniDrive remotely. Any files that have been saved under your H: drive, My Documents, My Pictures or to the Desktop on a UWA-managed computer can now be accessed from any location (personal laptop or home computer) with a working internet connection.

Staff can also access their area’s S: drive and any files within the UWA Institution Research Data Store that they can access while on campus.

UWA drug offers new hope to young muscular dystrophy sufferers

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

A new drug for the treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) originally developed at The University of Western Australia has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

2016 University IT benchmark survey, have your say on IT service quality

Monday, 19 September 2016

As of Monday 26th September 2016, this survey is now closed. Thank you for your participation!

Light the Night - Leukaemia Foundation's annual fundraising walk

Monday, 19 September 2016

Join us for Light the Night, an inspiring evening culminating in a lantern walk through our beautiful grounds here at UWA on Friday 7 October. 

There will be live music on the night and plenty of activities for the kids.

Light the Night is the Leukaemia Foundation's annual fundraising walk. The event supports their mission to help more Australian families affected by blood cancer, provide education and care, improve survival rates and quality of life and fund world class research to provide better diagnostics and treatments.

Nominations invited for Professional and General Staff Consultative Committee

Friday, 16 September 2016

The Professional and General Staff Agreement provides for the establishment of the Professional and General Staff Consultative Committee (PGCC).  The role of  the PGCC is to enable direct consultation between management and employees on workplace relations and human resource matters.  The membership of the committee includes three elected staff representatives and the term of these staff representatives has ended. 

UWA discount for Barking Gecko Theatre Company world premiere

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Get a 30% staff discount for In A Dark Dark Wood at the Dolphin Theatre on 24 September.

Fresh from his Helpmann Award-winning Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories, director Matt Edgerton weaves together the tales of the Brothers Grimm in a thrilling, funny, and exciting journey through life’s forest, suitable for children aged 6 and over.

Use promotional code BIGBADWOLF when you book online.

Australian University Games come to UWA

Thursday, 15 September 2016

The University of Western Australia is gearing up to welcome more than 5,000 university athletes from across the country for the flagship event on the national university sporting calendar – the Australian University Games. 

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Johnson said the Australian University Games provide students with an incredible opportunity to compete against some of the highest calibre athletes in the country, connect with like-minded students and represent their university on the national stage.

Postgrad & Honours Expo

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Postgrad qualifications have increasingly become the expectation of prospective employers in the global workforce. A long and successful career begins with a UWA postgrad. You will learn from experts in your field of study and make invaluable contacts in your industry before you even graduate.

If you want to keep learning and advance your career with an outstanding degree, head to UWA’s Postgrad and Honours Expo, 4 to 7pm on Wednesday the 21st of September.

What to expect

Pay increase

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Dear Colleagues,

Most staff will happily have discovered an increase in their pay last week. 

In line with the Academic, Professional & General, Child Care and ELICOS staff Agreements; a pay rise was effective in the fortnight ending 18 September 2016 and was paid in last fortnight's pay (16/9). 

The revised salary scales are available at: 


Human Resources

The University of Western Australia M350

Speedy scientist a local legend

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

It’s been a long time since a local runner won back-to-back City to Surfs (12k distance), but last month UWA’s own Dr Roberto Busi achieved this feat.

Fair to say he’s pretty good at the sport he calls a hobby.

A Research Fellow in the School of Plant Biology, Dr Busi moved to Perth from Italy in 2005 on a six-month Endeavour Award Scholarship, and over ten years later is still here researching and running.