As Australia heads to the polls next month, we begin to look at key issues voters will consider. Here, Glenn Savage (UWA) argues that while the main parties emphasise quality and standards, their means of doing so (in terms of funding, autonomy, curriculum and leadership) vary considerably. Shamit Saggar
A study led by The University of Western Australia and funded by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) has found improvements for the disadvantaged in accessing a tertiary education, but there are still challenges that lie ahead in the job market.
Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities provide students with the chance to gain industry knowledge, develop work-ready skills and create lasting networks with industry professionals. Jason D'Silva, who is currently completing an Honours degree in Medical Research at UWA, recently undertook a placement at Chisholm Catholic College as part of the Science Consultancy Project.
UWA’s Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (EMS), along with the Rotary Club of Dalkeith, sponsored the WA Science and Engineering Challenge this month, which is run nationally by The University of Newcastle.
For the first week in April, 1200 year 10 students from 40 WA high schools competed in fun and exciting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) programs at the Claremont Showgrounds, inspiring them to build their futures in science and engineering.
Indigenous Year 12 students from around the state will attend a leadership seminar at The University of Western Australia. The seminar, organised by UWA’s School of Indigenous Studies, aims to encourage Year 12s to further their education at tertiary level.
The University of Western Australia has been recognised in Australia in the Engagement and Impact Assessment 2018-2019 National Report, which provides a national snapshot of how university research translates into real-world benefits for society.
Congratulations to UWA Graduate School of Education Professor Peter Merrotsy, who recently received an Australian Award for University Teaching (AAUT) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, at the 2018 Awards Ceremony, on 26 February 2019.