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).
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.
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.
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.