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Andrew and Nicola Forrest with student

Andrew and Nicola Forrest honoured at UWA Graduation Ceremony

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Andrew and Nicola Forrest will tonight be awarded honorary doctorates by The University of Western Australia for their outstanding service to the community of Western Australia, to the nation and beyond.

Printmaking students at work

New Fine Arts major commencing in 2015

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Are you keen to explore your creativity? The Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts (ALVA) is pleased to introduce Fine Arts as a new major within the Bachelor of Design, starting next year.

Students Sophie Lunn (L) and Tamara Glick (R)

Art in the Alice

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

UWA students Sophia Lunn (Art History) and Tamara Glick (Architecture) recently took part in an exciting regional work placement as a part of their studies in art history. They stayed in desert communities in the east Pilbara, working with Martumili artists.

Out of Place Gwalia book cover

Cross disciplinary essays explore transient communities

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

UWA Publishing (UWAP) has just published a new collection of cross disciplinary essays called Out of Place Gwalia co-edited by Winthrop Professor Bill Taylor, Assistant Professor Philip Goldswain and Dr Nicole Sully (University of Queensland and UWA alumnus).

Statue of couple embracing

Intimacy/autonomy and living apart together

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Living apart together - or being in a relationship but not sharing a home - is a lifestyle that attracts about nine per cent of adults in the UK, with similar numbers in the industrialised world.

Julie Weeks

Vet takes up Latin as ‘dead’ language comes alive

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Julie Weekes has been a lawyer and works part-time as a vet, but she's back at The University of Western Australia studying for a third career change - this time one that revolves around her first love, ancient languages.

Save The Children book sale celebrates 50 years at UWA

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

From humble beginnings in 1964 when the University branch of Save the Children Australia raised £101 through its first book sale at The University of Western Australia, this year's sale is expected to raise almost $300,000.

DRUMBEAT improves mental health of WA prisoners

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

An independent evaluation by The University of Western Australia of an innovative program trialled in WA prisons has found a group-based program that combines hand drumming with social and emotional learning can improve the mental health of prisoners.

Giants in town for PIAF opening

Thursday, 24 July 2014

The streets of Perth will host one of the biggest live arts events ever seen in Australia this summer when two giant marionettes roam the city in a moving and emotional commemoration of World War One.

Sophie Richard

Perthites wanted for study on the Aussie lingo

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

We all know that Australians speak English differently from the way it's spoken in the UK or the US, and many of us are aware that Perth people have a slightly different version of the language from, say, Melbournians - but a young French linguist is hoping to recruit 120 Perthites to discover exactly how people in WA's capital use the Queen's English.