UWA VC Dawn Freshwater, Siemens Chief Technology Officer Roland Busch with UWA

Major boost for an industry-ready workforce

Friday, 3 November 2017

The University of Western Australia today received a major industrial software investment from the global technology company Siemens to help students develop the skills needed for the highly digitalised world of the future.

Drumming boys

Drumming program improves boys' mental health and delinquent behaviour

Friday, 3 November 2017

An innovative, ten-week program that combines hand drumming and therapeutic talking has been found to significantly assist disadvantaged boys’ mental health and antisocial behaviour.

Citizen science students

Citizen science research boosts student interest in biology courses

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Citizen science projects, such as ClimateWatch, could be used to boost engagement in undergraduate courses, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Michael Reiss

Solving the STEM student shortage

Monday, 30 October 2017

A leading education expert from University College London has reiterated the importance of encouraging students to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.

Makeup being used to replicate Black Death symptoms

Special effects makeup transports school pupils to the Black Death

Thursday, 26 October 2017

School pupils have been transported back through time to the age of the Black Death – thanks to special effects (SFX) makeup.

Black Death workshop

Students experience Black Death

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Fake blood, latex buboes and special effects make-up were all part of the lesson when pre-service Humanities and Social Science (HASS) teachers took part in a Black Death workshop.

Debra Mullan and Graeme Martin present the MOOC on the Coursera Platform

New MOOC on best practice farming for 2050

Thursday, 19 October 2017

The University of Western Australia’s Institute of Agriculture has launched a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), on discovering best practice farming for a sustainable 2050.

The MOOC, Discover Best Practice Farming for a Sustainable 2050, uses the foundations of UWA’s Future Farm 2050 Project to introduce online students to sustainable agriculture and the many different disciplines needed to tackle the issue of feeding and clothing the world while maintaining the natural resource base. 

UWA Engineering Design Students Visit Underground Gold Mine

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

A group of UWA Master of Professional Engineering students have recently returned from an educational trip to Daisy Milano Gold Mine near Kalgoorlie.

UWA’s new Summer School and an update on the Education Strategy

Monday, 9 October 2017

Earlier this year the Vice-Chancellor set out the 2017 priorities for the University. Included in these was enhancing the quality of teaching and student experience to further deliver on our commitment of providing a world-class education at UWA. To address this priority the Education Strategy has been reviewed and expanded and is in the process of being refined and implemented. 

(R-L) Mark Machado, Jack Klein, Dr Yimiao, Shubharm Saxena, Milan Thiaga

UWA Civil Engineering Competition Success

Friday, 6 October 2017

Four Civil Engineering students from the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, accompanied by Dr. Yimiao Huang, have returned from Taiwan, after competing in the International Earthquake IDEERS (Introducing and Demonstrating Earthquake Engineering Research in Schools) Challenge. The team competed against 80 universities from around the world, where they placed 16th within the competition and 1st among the other Australian universities involved.