Since the start of this year we have visited schools as far north as Karratha, as far south as Albany, and as far east as Kalgoorlie. This was part of the combined universities rural trips that happened from February to April.
The April School Holidays have been busy here at UWA with the university hosting ‘A day in the life of a music student', ‘A day in the life of an astronomy student', and ‘A day in the life of an environmental science student'. The events were a great opportunity for school students to discover what a typical day at university is like.
With so much happening at UWA, this is an event for Careers Advisers that can't be missed. Keep the 24th of June 2011 free for a day of enlightenment on UWA's new courses for 2012. You will hear first hand from the faculties about new course structures, majors, pre-requisites, assured pathways and scholarships. There will also be tours of the facilities and residential accommodation colleges.
A lot of people probably don't know who or what the Admissions Centre and Prospective Students Office are, or what exactly it is that we do within the university. Basically, while the rest of the university goes into ‘shutdown' over the Christmas period, with staff leaving their jobs and busy workloads behind to take some much-deserved R&R before another academic year begins, the Admissions Centre and Prospective Students Office remain open and commence what is, for us, the busiest time of year.
Did you know that The University of Western Australia has the second largest pipe organ in WA? Or that there are 184 steps going up to the University Clock Tower? These are some of the fascinating facts you may learn through a campus tour.
Students at The University of Western Australia are provided many opportunities to further develop their skills and enhance their university experience. For Daniel Sully, a UWA student, he was able to travel to Japan at the end of last year as part of the Mitsui Educational Foundation (MEF) Study Tour. The MEF Study Tour selects eight students per year from universities around Australia to experience corporate, traditional and contemporary Japanese culture.
Last month a record number of students entering Years 10 and 11 from the metropolitan area and regional towns including Broome, Esperance, Albany and Karratha, registered to attend the 21st annual Science Experience for a three-day science fest from January 18 to 20.
One of the biggest developments of the New Courses structure to be introduced at UWA in 2012 is that some professional qualifications, which were previously available to study as undergraduate degrees, will now be delivered at postgraduate level. This means that in order to gain entry into these professional qualifications/degrees, students will now need to have completed at least one three-year Bachelor degree, along with other degree-specific prerequisites.
If there are students at your school who are interested in studying at UWA but have had their academic achievements adversely affected by certain disadvantages, encourage them to apply through our UWay scheme. Applications close at 4pm on Thursday 30 September 2010.