The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences offers seven scholarships to commencing first-year students. Applications are open now for students who are applying for entry into any of the courses offered by the faculty in 2009.
UWA has been declared overall winner of the 13th National Indigenous Tertiary Education Student Games held in Perth in September.
Over the three days of competition, the teams competed for championship cups in netball, basketball, touch, volleyball and fly, a traditional Noongar game that involves running through sticks placed on the ground.
The Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad (OZCLO) is a competition for high school students that UWA is organising in 2009.
Linguistics is about the nature of human language. It's concerned with what languages have in common and how they are different, including how they are structured, how they are learnt, how they are used in different cultures and societies, and how they change over time.
A number of UWA students studying Architecture and Landscape Architecture have recently had the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in the ‘real world'. Fourteen Landscape Architecture students returned from India recently after starting work on plans for the gardens around the newly completed Australian High Commission's Chancery building in New Delhi, whilst a number of first year Architecture students have also put their skills into practise in a way that was enjoyed by the wider community for the Kings Park Festival.
From 2009, science and mathematics (including statistics) have been classified as "National Priority" areas by the Commonwealth Government. This represents a big reduction in fees (student contributions) for students undertaking studies in science and mathematics.
In this issue we hear from Oliver Jones, a UWA Dental Science graduate, about his experiences working as a volunteer in Vietnamese orphanages:
Since finishing uni I have worked privately as a dentist in rural and city settings, but by far the most rewarding experience for me is being a member of an aid organisation. Being part of an aid team is great, because you get the opportunity to help people that have a lesser capacity to help themselves... people who have nothing and the last thing they can afford to worry about is their teeth.
A dress made from fermented red wine by scientist Gary Cass in the laboratories at UWA was the centrepiece of National Science Week in Sydney. The dress has also been exhibited at the Venice Biennale fringe festival.
Inspiration for the cellulose garments came when Gary noticed a skin-like layer covering a vat of wine at his friend's winery.