UWA childcare centre

Childcare centres at UWA rated top in WA

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Under the National Quality Standard (NQS), two childcare centres at The University of Western Australia - the UWA Early Learning Centre and Unicare - have received a top rating of ‘excellent', the highest possible rating a centre can achieve for early childhood education and care under NQS.

Library Easter opening hours

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

All UWA libraries will close at 5pm on Thursday 2nd April for the Easter break. The Reid and Science libraries will be open on Monday 6th April from 9am-5pm. 

Normal hours will resume for all libraries on Tuesday 7th April.   

Friends of the Library: April Speaker - Dr Ken Mulvaney

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

 

Kimberley Archaeology: Dr Ken Mulvaney
Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Venue: Reid Library Ground Floor Meeting Room, UWA

Time: Doors open 7:00pm, followed by the speaker at 7:30pm.

Cost:  $5 donation (Friends of the Library members free)

Microsoft Office 365 for Students - now FREE for currently enrolled UWA students

Friday, 20 March 2015

Thanks to a new agreement between UWA and Microsoft, all current UWA students can now download and install the full Microsoft Office 365 suite for free on their personal devices, and also access  1TB of cloud storage in OneDrive! 

Rejection of the Higher Education Bill means uncertainty for Australia's universities

Thursday, 19 March 2015

The University of Western Australia is disappointed that the Federal Government’s Higher Education Bill has been rejected by the Senate for a second time.
A deregulated tertiary sector would allow universities rather than government to set their own fees and would be of great benefit to the nation.

Western Pygmy Possum on Banksia, Torndirrup National Park. Photo S.D. Hopper

UWA Albany research students investigate nectar-feeding possums

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

An Australian Research Council Discovery grant has enabled the first of a series of honours and postgraduate studies on two of Southwest Australia’s most endearing marsupials – the Honey Possum and the Western Pygmy Possum.

E/Professor Alan Robson AO CitWA

Former UWA VC inducted into Science Hall of Fame

Friday, 13 March 2015

Former Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia, Emeritus Professor Alan Robson AO CitWA has been inducted into the WA Science Hall of Fame.

David Mickler

New Africa unit a hit with Political Science students

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

The UWA Energy and Minerals Institute have written a great piece on the new units with a focus on Africa being taught this semester at undergraduate and postgraduate level by Dr David Mickler from Political Science and International Relations. They have very kindly agreed to share the piece with us:

The UWA and Temasek Polytechnic celebrate 10 years of student exchange

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Last Friday, 27 February, a celebration was held at Temasek Polytechnic marking the 10th year of the UWA Temasek exchange program. The celebration was attended by His Excellency the Australian High Commissioner for Singapore, Mr Philip Green, the Dean of the Faculty of Arts at UWA, Professor Krishna Sen, Associate Dean (International) Nick Harney as well as Media and Communication lecturers and dignitaries and staff from Temasek Polytechnic.

New degree to tackle emerging global development challenges

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

A unique new international development degree at The University of Western Australia aims to equip students with the skills needed to tackle the increasingly complex array of global challenges facing aid and development agencies.