University News


Marianne Mackay of Parmelia

New voice for indigenous people

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Marianne Mackay, who is studying law at UWA, is a member of a group starting a new political party to represent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Stellar line-up at UWA Autumn Graduations

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

More than 2,000 graduands will receive bachelor degrees, diplomas, Masters and higher degrees in nine ceremonies over three weeks at The University of Western Australia's Winthrop Hall from Tuesday March 9 to Thursday March 25.

Grads turn up the heat on Macbeth

Friday, 12 February 2010

Shakespeare's Macbeth has often been described as a ‘winter' play, but in The University of Western Australia's Grads' new production, director Garreth Bradshaw will make Perth's autumn heat work in his favour.

UWA Jessup - Australian Champions

Monday, 8 February 2010

UWA has won the Australian National Rounds of the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition this year.

UWA defeated Bond University's team in the semi final, securing its place representing Australia in the International Rounds in Washington DC.

Afterwards, UWA defeated the Australian National University in a close Grand Final moot, which took place in Court 1 of the High Court. Justice Gummow of the High Court presided over the Grand Final. Last year, UWA was Australian Runner-Up.

Profs. Geoff Laerent, Alan Robson and Dame Kay Davies with David MacKinlay

London and NY events showcase UWA research

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

The UK committee of UWA’s Science Futures Foundation (SFF) hosted an outstanding dinner in London to showcase the ongoing achievements of the Faculty of Life and Physical Sciences.


The event attracted prestigious alumni, distinguished academics and industry representatives, and featured guest speaker Professor Dame Kay Davies 

UWA Agricultural Science graduates of 1972, Neil Brown, David Feldman, Lorelle C

UWA Ag Science reunion reveals diverse career options

Friday, 29 January 2010

A recent reunion of 1972 agricultural science graduates from The University of Western Australia (UWA) revealed the diversity of career paths taken.

It has been 40 years since the 1969 intake started their studies at UWA.

Of the 33 students who successfully completed the degree course, 26 attended the reunion which began at UWA’s Institute of Agriculture at Crawley and was followed by a formal dinner at the University Club and a barbeque the next day.

Business School Alumnus Links Social Consequences with Economic Problems

Sunday, 3 January 2010

UWA Business School alumnus Jean-Paul Carvalho (BEc, PhD, Corporate Finance) always dreamed of studying at the University of Oxford and, after being one of eight Australian recipients of the 2004 General Sir John Monash Award, his dream has become a reality.

Medefacts December 2009: Mastering the science of nursing

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

The first group of Master of Nursing Science students, who have switched from a range of careers to become nurses, started the innovative post-graduate degree in July.

Medefacts December 2009: A tale of two students

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

These are the stories of two of the first intake of students for the Master of Nursing Science degree at UWA.

Medefacts December 2009: The Bulge spreads out to help community

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

This year’s medical graduates, affectionately known as “The Bulge” because they are the biggest cohort to date, are the 50th group to emerge from the Medical School as qualified physicians.

There are 197 graduates this year compared with 15 who attended their dedication ceremony in December 1959.