Art accessibility

Program helps make arts more accessible in the community

Thursday, 16 November 2017

The University of Western Australia will this month launch Inclusive Arts Week – a new program that aims to promote accessibility and inclusion in the arts for everyone in the community.

Summer School

New Summer School program offers students greater flexibility

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

A new summer school program at The University of Western Australia will offer students and the wider community more than 70 units to choose from.

Laboratory image

UWA researchers awarded $14.75 million in Federal funding

Friday, 10 November 2017

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have received $14.75 million in funding for 26 projects through the Federal Government’s Australian Research Council. UWA received $9.6 million for 25 Discovery Projects, $2.9 million for eight Early Career Researcher Awards and $2.2 million for three Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities.

Professor Carol Bower

Awards and achievements - October 2017

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

Halloween pumpkin

Why do we love to be scared?

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Scary novels have a long tradition in literature, including children’s stories. This Halloween UWA Senior Lecturer in English and Cultural Studies Dr Ned Curthoys was asked why people have a fascination with scary stories.

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.

UWA Open Day

UWA Open Day draws budding teachers

Friday, 27 October 2017

Hundreds of high school students were inspired to pursue a teaching career when they visited the Graduate School of Education booth at UWA Open Day.

A Modern Slavery Act for Australia? UWA explores the challenges

A Modern Slavery Act for Australia? UWA explores the challenges

Friday, 27 October 2017

Australia is now in the early stages of introducing legislation that could put an end to companies endorsing a variety of modern forms slavery within their global supply chains.

UWA is establishing a new mediation clinic

UWA to establish first comprehensive mediation clinic at an Australian university

Friday, 27 October 2017

The University of Western Australia is set to establish the first comprehensive mediation clinic at an Australian University.

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.

The Centre for Human and Cultural Values

New centre to promote the understanding and appreciation of human and cultural values

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education is setting up a new centre to promote the understanding and appreciation of human and cultural values.

Clarinettist Ashley Smith

Churchill Fellow takes risks at Fremantle Festival

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

The University of Western Australia’s Churchill Fellow has performed an unexpected and experimental music event as part of this year’s Fremantle Festival.

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.

New experimental farm takes UWA Archaeology to new depths

New experimental farm takes UWA Archaeology to new depths

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

The University of Western Australia’s School of Social Sciences is investing in a new ‘experimental farm’ for the study of archaeology, rock art, and forensics.

UWA researchers

Research measures Indigenous outcomes in the Kimberley and Pilbara

Friday, 20 October 2017

A study commissioned by the State Government and carried out by researchers from The University of Western Australia has provided the first detailed analysis of government service provision and expenditure in the Kimberley and the Pilbara and its impact on Indigenous communities.

Business School professor leads workplace mental health partnership

Business School professor leads workplace mental health partnership

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Led by UWA Business School professor, Sharon Parker, the Centre for Transformative Work Design has partnered with The Mental Health Commission to support the development of evidence-based activities and resources within the Centre’s state-wide Thrive@Work Strategy.

Josephine Wilson won the Miles Franklin Literary Award for her novel Extinctions

UWA creative writing graduate wins Miles Franklin Literary Award

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Josephine Wilson, a UWA creative writing graduate, has won the 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award with her second novel, Extinctions.

Students from the Hyogo Floating Floating University summer school program

Asian Studies brings Japan closer to UWA

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Two community engagement events have helped bring Japan closer to UWA.

Dr Bonnie Thomas (left) receiving an Australian Award for University Teaching

French lecturer scoops national teaching award

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

A French lecturer at The University of Western Australia has won a prestigious national teaching award.

Fiona Mayne

International award for early childhood researcher

Friday, 8 September 2017

A researcher from UWA’s Graduate School of Education has won the 2017 European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) Student Research Award.