UWA improves ranking among world's best universities

Thursday, 7 June 2018

The University of Western Australia has climbed two places in the 2019 QS World University Rankings, rising to 91. The University has improved seven places over the past three years.

Welcome to the first edition of the Education Quarterly

Thursday, 26 April 2018

I am pleased to share this first issue with you, and I look forward to the opportunities for scholarly discussion that Education Quarterly will present into the future.  Education Quarterly will be sent to your inbox four times per year, and will provide a forum for discussion and debate, celebration of success, and the sharing of professional practice. 

Inspired and inspiring graduates: innovation and excellence in teaching

Friday, 6 April 2018

In January 1990, I walked into a large corporate law firm for the first day of my articles of clerkship, the dream of many a young law graduate at that time. I was ambitious and idealistic, brimming with excitement and confidence, thinking my law studies had equipped me with the knowledge and skills that I needed to be an excellent lawyer from day one.

I couldn’t have been more wrong. I soon discovered how little I knew and how little I could do, and I wondered why Law School hadn’t prepared me better for this caper.

Flipping the classroom for student experience

Friday, 6 April 2018

Dr Kati Tonkin in the School of Humanities is flipping her classroom this semester, using the adaptive-learning platform Smart Sparrow to create and deliver content for the HIST2202 Civilisation and Barbarism in European Culture unit.

Information that would traditionally be delivered in a lecture is now being enriched through the use of the platform. Interactive modules are available to students well in advance, allowing them full control of how they access and consume content.

A system to improve student learning

Friday, 6 April 2018

This semester, the Guild is launching a class representative system to provide high-quality and direct feedback to unit coordinators.

At the moment, students’ feedback comes to staff through SURF and SPOT surveys, via the Guild and faculties’ student societies. The class representative system will make it easier for students to provide feedback to unit coordinators while units are being taught throughout the semester.

Philosophy and languages a hit with Summer School students

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Over the December and January period, an enthusiastic group of students pondered many existential questions in Dr Nin Kirkham’s popular Summer School unit PHIL1002 Introduction to Critical Thinking.

The 82 philosophy students were part of a cohort of more than 1300 students across the University who took part in UWA’s biggest Summer School to date, with more than 63 units on offer.

Rio Tinto Student Engagement Program off to a good start

Thursday, 5 April 2018

An exciting new student experience program kicked off in March at a barbecue for Rio Tinto representatives and UWA students and staff.

An inaugural networking event, which was held on campus, officially opened the program and provided our students an opportunity to connect with Rio Tinto staff from across the business.

UWA Engineering student Megan Royce, who recently completed vacation work experience with the company, led the event as MC and shared how recent industry experience is helping her navigate the start of her successful and promising career.

Creator Space

Thursday, 5 April 2018