It is very well known and accepted today that a science degree opens up many doors for its graduates. It is therefore no wonder that the Faculty of Life and Physical Sciences has around a thousand new students enrolling each year, eager to put themselves in good stead for the future. While Science Union cannot take credit for the importance of science in our everyday lives, or the large proportion of students choosing a science degree as their career path, Science Union endeavors to support the students enrolled in the Faculty of Life and Physical Sciences, in any way possible. It is with this goal in mind that Science Union plans educational and social events each year, and strives to give all science students the opportunity to make the most out of their university life.
Practical skills gained through hands on experience throughout your undergraduate studies are very important, especially for a science degree. However, recognizing the skills that will get you employed can often be a difficult task and it is always a worry that once you leave the safety net of UWA you will be unprepared to tackle life in the work force. Thankfully, students at UWA are very lucky and, as many find out, if you are finding it difficult to make decisions regarding your future there are plenty of people willing to help.
On the 6th September this year Science Union held a generic skills and employability workshop, entailing academic staff, recent graduates and employers from science related businesses giving information on the best ways to set yourself up now for future employment. In the style of an open forum inviting questions from the audience, students were able to get a better understanding of what options are available for science students once you graduate.
University is not all about hard work, and this year saw the return of the highly anticipated Science Ball on the 29th September. Held at the Novotel Langley it was a fantastic night; with a scrumptious three course sit down meal, drinks and plenty of music to dance the night away to. For information about all of Science Unions' upcoming events, or to get in touch with the committee visit: http://www.scienceunion.org.au/.
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