UWA Forward is the University of Western Australia's weekly staff news bulletin. It is published every Wednesday via all-staff email.

The notes in our head

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Nicholas Bannan tends not to separate his work from pleasure in his different creative roles in the Conservatorium of Music. As a Senior Lecturer in one of Australia’s leading music schools, Nicholas designs and oversees the units in the postgraduate music courses at UWA. 

Nina McCarthy

Championing positive mental health in PhD students

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

As a geneticist at the Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease, Nina McCarthy has devoted much of her working life to combating psychiatric illnesses.

Ben McGuire

Ben’s on the mark

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Ben McGuire may be a rising star at East Perth Football Club, but the talented athlete has his feet planted firmly on the ground.

Raising the Bar Perth

World-leading experts take to the stage (and pubs) across Perth

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Western Australians will have the opportunity to hear from leading experts in music, literature, rock art, business, history, engineering, medicine and science during UWA’s Research Impact Series.

Helping books come to life

Monday, 13 May 2019

Eleanor Hurt worked in the Dymocks head office as the book buyer for their flagship store for a few years prior to joining UWA Publishing (UWAP) early this year.

Rory Garton-Smith, UWA student and Laurence Escalante, VGW

UWA and VGW join forces to develop young tech talent

Friday, 5 April 2019

The University of Western Australia has partnered with global technology company VGW to give students more opportunities to complete internships, gain scholarships, and collaborate on innovative research.

Photonic switch research to see the light

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

The research team behind the design of a new photonic switch to help meet the need of ever-increasing network speeds has been awarded Pathfinder funding to build and test a prototype at UWA.

Vote for our researchers in the 2019 Pitch It Clever competition

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Support our UWA researchers by voting for them in the Pitch It Clever People’s Choice Award.

Pitch it Clever is an annual competition from Universities Australia challenging early career researchers to communicate their research and why it matters to non-specialist audiences via video.

Five UWA researchers have submitted their videos on topics ranging from offshore renewable energy to exercise.

Vote for our researchers in the 2019 Pitch It Clever competition

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Support our UWA researchers by voting for them in the Pitch It Clever People’s Choice Award.

Pitch it Clever is an annual competition from Universities Australia challenging early career researchers to communicate their research and why it matters to non-specialist audiences via video.

Five UWA researchers have submitted their videos on topics ranging from offshore renewable energy to exercise.

Alex Kerr graduating from UWA

Alex Kerr: 1921-2018

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Alexander McBride Kerr occupied many roles over his 97 years: great grandfather, journalist, RAAF pilot, prisoner of war, consultant to the United Nations and foreign governments– and at one point, Dean of UWA’s Faculty of Economics and Commerce – to name a few.

The Australian Awards for University Teaching

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

The Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) recognise the impact that educators have on the learning and teaching experiences and outcomes of university students.

Free Q&A series with ARC General and Detailed Assessors

Friday, 19 October 2018

Do you have questions about your application for a 2020 ARC Discovery project or DECRA? 

Join the Office of Research and Enterprise for Q&A sessions with ARC Assessors.

Experienced general and detailed ARC Assessors will help you to understand what they look for when reviewing an application, as well as the criteria and approaches they use to rank the applications.  

Two interactive sessions will take place over two days in the Gentilli Lecture Theatre, Geography and Geology Building during November.  

Introducing our new UniSuper representative

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Congratulations to Heather Morton, who has been appointed as the University’s Professional and General Staff representative on the UniSuper Consultative Committee.

Heather was appointed as the representative following a week-long ballot where University staff UniSuper members were invited to vote. The term of the appointment is four years.

The role of the Consultative Committee representative is to:

UWA leads the way in global subject rankings

Thursday, 18 October 2018

The University of Western Australia has been ranked first in WA in the subjects of Business & Economics, Social Sciences, and Education in the global Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject, released today.

Have your say on computer hardware for 2019

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Please share your computer hardware and printing requirements for next year by completing this survey.

UWA campus

UWA researchers elected to Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Two UWA professors were recently elected as Fellows to the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the health and medical research landscape in Australia.

UWA the place for learning this summer

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

UWA Summer School is back for the next summer season.

Running from late November 2018 through to early February 2019, Summer School will offer students and the wider community an exciting range of units to choose from over the summer break.

Designed to increase flexibility in learning, Summer School is taught in intensive teaching periods of four to six weeks. There will be nearly 60 units on offer, following last year’s popular program that had almost 1400 enrolments.

The University Club’s Christmas Package

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Christmas will be here before you know it and the University Club of Western Australia is the perfect place to celebrate the festive season with colleagues and friends.

With its stunning location and award-winning food and service, let the club make your end-of-year event one to remember.

The club’s all-inclusive 2018 festive package  removes the stress from planning your Christmas event and offers everything you need to host a memorable celebration.

Leading archaeologist is new Director of the UWA Oceans Institute

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Dear Colleagues

It is my pleasure to announce that Professor Peter Veth has been appointed as the new Director of the UWA Oceans Institute starting in early 2019.

NASA Space Apps Challenge Hackathon 2018, 20-21 October

Monday, 15 October 2018

Have you ever wanted to attend NASA’s Rocket Launch at the NASA Kennedy Space Centre in Florida? Now is your chance.    

UWA is supporting the NASA Space Apps Hackathon together with hosts CORE and the Perth innovation community including Space Hub Perth, Unearthed and Spacecubed.

Students, staff and researchers are invited to attend this free event.  You will work with technologists, scientists, designers and entrepreneurs to develop answers for challenges on Earth and Space.