University’s New Century Campaign: Investing in engineering and innovation for the future

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Jim Giumelli lives his life according to a simple ethos: you must have a willingness to learn and a willingness to have a go. It is this positive attitude and history of hard work that has made Jim one of the most respected and successful businessmen in Western Australia.

As the second son of a dairy farmer in the State’s South West, Jim was always going to have to carve his own path in life.

golden gavell winner

Micah Kickett, UWA Law graduate, wins National Golden Gavel

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Micah Kickett graduated from Arts/Law in March this year and is now working in a graduate position with the Department of Attorney General and Justice in Darwin. Recently Micah competed and won the Northern Territory Golden Gavel competition with a presentation on ‘Ten tips to succeed in the law without really trying’.

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.

Felicity Negus who completed a McCusker Centre for Citizenship internship

Let your students know about McCusker Centre for Citizenship internship opportunities

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

UWA students have contributed more than 31,000 hours of community service in the first two years of the McCusker Centre for Citizenship internship program.

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.

Dr Bede Mickan

Compost and clay can ameliorate impact of water stress in agricultural soils

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Applying compost and clay to soil can improve constraints such as water stress in sandy agricultural soils, according to a study published by researchers from The University of Western Australia.