Studying medicine can be challenging, rewarding, demanding and time consuming, but it also provides you with the unique opportunity to make a real difference to people's lives. In this edition of Prospects we speak to Vinay Menon, a 6th year medicine student who's managed to fit quite a lot in to his time at UWA!
Once the books have been closed, the study timetable taken down from the wall and the exams finally over, it's tempting to move straight into holiday mode and not give another thought about your results or university preferences until after Christmas. Whilst it's important to take the time to celebrate the end of school and enjoy your holidays, we'd like to make sure you are as prepared as possible for when your results finally are released- that's why we'd like to invite you to our ‘Making the Most of Your TER' information session.
The Science Experience is a three day program of events for students about to enter Year 10. It will be held at UWA from the 19th to the 21st of January 2010. The program will give you a unique insight into the science courses and facilities available at UWA, the multitude of career options as a science graduate, as well as the opportunity to experience first hand what university life is like.
Staff at the UWA Admissions Centre and Prospective Students Office are available to answer questions and provide advice about admission into UWA courses. Please note the alteration of our opening hours during the Christmas and New Year period.
Among the other fantastic things taking place on Open Day, UWA will be playing host to some special guest speakers who will be talking about a variety of issues including Obama, astronomy and the global financial crisis.
For this issue Prospects asked Conor Bush, a recent Engineering and Arts graduate, to tell us about her combined course, why she chose to study it and the opportunities she got involved in as a student at UWA.
If you're a student currently in Year 12 you probably have many things to consider at the moment—exams, study, holidays, graduation, post-school options, to name a few! If you are thinking about university study next year, there is something else we recommend you think about—applying for scholarships.
The UWA Business School is offering all Western Australian high school students the chance to be involved in a challenging competition with exciting prizes, including a laptop or an iPod. If you have an inquiring mind and a knack for constructing compelling arguments then UWA's UNIfy Essay Competition is for you.
UWA Astronomy and Astrophysics student Jacinta Delhaize is Western Australia's 2008 Science Student of the Year. In this issue we hear about why Jacinta is so passionate about Astronomy and the unusual places her study has taken her...
A team of Health Science students and staff from UWA recently travelled to a remote area of India to promote the benefits of rainwater harvesting and to get stuck in with some practical help. What's more, they stayed, despite the Mumbai attacks occurring the day after they arrived.
UWA graduate Steve Vigilante's work as a landscape architect has taken him all over regional Western Australia from the Kimberley, to Lancelin and Exmouth. He has worked on projects that have required him to plan National Parks spanning thousands of hectares, right down to the intricate details of designing park furniture.
Present and future climate change and environmental issues are among the foremost scientific challenges presently facing the global community. UWA is now offering a new Science major, Climate and Environment. This is an exciting area of study for those who want to become leaders in their community on environmental problems.
Come and hear about the flexible study options and exciting career opportunities available to you with a science degree from UWA. We will be holding careers and information evenings on Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd of June.