Professor Simon Clarke head shot

National honour for Professor Simon Clarke

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

A highly-regarded academic within the field of educational leadership, Professor Simon Clarke received a 2013 ACEL (Australian Council for Educational Leadership) National Fellowship.

The national honour recognises ACEL members of at least five years standing who have made an outstanding contribution to education.

Simon is a highly experienced educator and researcher, whose most recent work includes developing a research agenda for school leadership in post-conflict countries.

L to R- Jessica Cobley and Becky Steven with Dr Hanan Khalifa

2013 ELICOS Award

Monday, 18 November 2013

Becky Steven and Jessica Cobley recently won a national award for their research. Their action research project aimed at finding ways of using Web 2.0-based tools to develop students’ speaking fluency. 

The Action Research in ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) programme focuses on teaching and assessing speaking skills. In 2013 the category was contested by six teams of teachers from four states (WA, NSW, Victoria and Queensland).

Scholarship winners Liam Ryan and Kimberley Adams

Graduates explore new ways of managing drought

Friday, 15 November 2013

A shared passion to minimise the adverse effects of drought on agricultural productivity has earned scholarships for two Agricultural Science students at The University of Western Australia.

Kay and Greg Poche

Aboriginal health and wellbeing to benefit from new multi-million dollar gift

Friday, 15 November 2013

One of Australia’s leading philanthropists, Greg Poche AO and his wife Kay, have provided $10 million to The University of Western Australia to create a WA-based centre for Indigenous health.

UWA students excel in national business competition

Monday, 11 November 2013

UWA students Brent Kealy and Matthew Lim have impressed a board of CEOs and executives to be named national runners-up in the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia's Mission Exceptional competition.

Winthrop Professor Bruce Robinson

UWA expert named WA Australian of the Year

Saturday, 9 November 2013

The University of Western Australia congratulates Professor Bruce Robinson AM on being named WA Australian of the Year in recognition for his world leading research into asbestos related diseases.

Cheryl Praeger (left) and Lyn Beazley with prize-winner Alexander Chua

Hundreds of young masterminds in calculator-free maths comp

Friday, 8 November 2013

A record number of 423 gifted young mathematicians from 38 schools battled it out at this year's Western Australian Junior Mathematics Olympiad (WAJO) at The University of Western Australia.

Collecting Lyngbya sample at Simpson beach, Roebuck Bay

Algal bloom fight wins Southseas Oceans Hero Award

Thursday, 7 November 2013

A community taskforce which has seen researchers from The University of Western Australia work with volunteers and other organisations to tackle toxic algal blooms in Broome's Roebuck Bay has won the 2013 Southseas Oceans Hero Award.

Alexis Baratsas receiving award from Alec Cameron on behalf of UniClub

Safety, Health and Wellbeing October 2013 Newsletter

Monday, 4 November 2013

October Newsletter featuring Safety, Health and Wellbeing Awards 2013 now available at:


Freya Shearer

UWA student wins 99th Rhodes Scholarship in 100 years

Friday, 1 November 2013

A leading honours student from The University of Western Australia who plans to undertake Masters Degree studies in Global Health Science and Research in Public Health at Britain's prestigious Oxford University has won UWA's 99th Rhodes Scholarship in 100 years.