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

Call for nominations to the Academic Board

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Nominations are invited for the election of academic staff and general staff to the Academic Board.  Elections will be carried out by postal ballot in these two categories. Research staff should apply in the relevant category according to whether they hold an academic or general staff appointment.

Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 14 February 2018

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Good afternoon. Next week our new students will be on campus to join in the festivities of O-Week.

Iain Watt announcement

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

We are pleased to congratulate Iain Watt who has recently been appointed to the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor, International at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Iain commenced at UWA as the PVC International in 2013 and in that time has had considerable success in developing and implementing a clear and focused international strategy which under his leadership has seen the number of international students commencing courses at UWA increase by 80% from 2015 to 2017. 

Comic excerpt

Comic contracts and other ways to make the law understandable

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

This article by Camilla Andersen was originally published on The Conversation.

Capturing UWA’s Work Integrated Learning activity

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

The Strategy, Planning and Performance (SPP) team are currently undertaking a project to capture data about UWA’s Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activity for reporting to Universities Australia. 

The purpose of the project is to develop a national baseline for Work Integrated Learning activities across the university sector.

Trevor Humphreys

Collaboration the key to effective campus management

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Trevor Humphreys, UWA’s new Director of Campus Management, has spent more than three decades in the higher education sector.

Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 7 February 2018

Monday, 12 February 2018

Good morning. Last week the Executive committed two days to the planning processes for the University’s 2030 Vision.

Caine Chennat

Awards and achievements - December 2017 - January 2018

Thursday, 8 February 2018

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students. To recognise these achievements, a monthly article is published on the UWA news page on the website and in UWA Forward on the first week of every month.

Mark Cassidy announcement

Monday, 5 February 2018

We are pleased to congratulate Professor Mark Cassidy following his appointment as Dean of the Melbourne School of Engineering.

Professor Cassidy has been at UWA’s Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems since 2000, and Director since 2006.

Finding inspiration in arts and films

Monday, 5 February 2018

There aren’t many staff members at UWA who can claim their university connection goes as far back as campus kindy.

Pier Leach, Executive Assistant to the Chief Cultural Officer, fondly remembers her kindy time here and sometimes feels like she never left.

“Most of my time growing up involved UWA in some shape or form as I lived nearby and would often be doing something on campus during school holidays.

Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 31 January 2018

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Good morning. Enhancing our international reputation is an ongoing priority for the University and I was pleased to visit India and Singapore last week, two countries we share a strong relationship with.

Planned IT maintenance this weekend

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

This weekend electrical works are being carried out which may affect UWA’s phone and network infrastructure.

While no service disruption is anticipated, works of this nature could result in an outage to the following services: 

Saturday 3 February (6:30am – 1:00pm)

  • Phone services (both incoming and outgoing calls) for all UWA sites

Sunday 4 February (6:30am – 1:00pm)

Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 24 January 2018

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Good morning. This time of year brings great opportunity to enjoy Summer on and around our beautiful campus including the Lotterywest Film season at SomervilleRecreate courses which run from January to March; the iconic Perth Festival opening on 9 February and Writers Week, a wonderful celebration of storytelling, beginning on 19 February.

Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 18 January 2018

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Good afternoon. Welcome to a special edition of UWA Forward, the first for 2018, I hope you all had a relaxing break. As we build on last year’s achievements, 2018 promises to be another dynamic and productive year.

Come and meet our Schools Engagement Team and hear how they promote UWA

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Our Schools Engagement Team represents the University on and off-campus at various recruitment events aimed at secondary school students.  The team are often the first UWA staff representatives that future students meet in person.

In 2017, the team engaged with approximately 13,300 students through a high number of presentations, expos and on campus recruitment events. 

Now it is your opportunity to meet the vibrant team at a special presentation they are delivering just for staff. 

UWA researcher awarded Medical Research Future Fund grant

Monday, 29 January 2018

Congratulations to Thomas Snelling, Clinical Senior Lecturer at Telethon Kids Institute for being awarded a Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) grant of $3.545 million last week to further his research into cystic fibrosis.

This grant is one of 19 projects under the first round of the rare cancers and rare diseases program of the MRFF.  

The report related to the research-led teaching project is now open for feedback

Monday, 29 January 2018

In early 2017, the Vice-Chancellor set out the priorities for the University. These included enhancing the quality of teaching and the student experience to further deliver on UWA’s commitment to providing a world-class education. The introduction of the UWA Courses framework in 2012 explicitly intended to foster research-informed teaching and embed the learning of research skills in all majors and courses.

From punk rock to ‘rocking’ engagement

Monday, 29 January 2018

Growing up in Kojonup as a ‘farm boy’, little did Jayden Worts, Alumni Relations Officer, know that he’d end up doing ‘virtual engagement’ with alumni worldwide.

“I was probably as far from the stereotypical ‘farm boy’ as you can get. One of my early memories growing up on the farm in the South West was the sense of expanse and freedom, and, funnily enough, of my geologist dad licking rocks to figure out their composition.

UWA researchers invited to attend Q&A sessions with ARC Assessors - 5 & 9 February

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Do you have questions about your application for a 2019 ARC Discovery Project or DECRA?

Join the Office of Research and Enterprise for Q & A sessions with ARC assessors. These workshops are part of the Streamlined Application Support Program (SASP) that aims to improve the quality of your ARC and DECRA applications.

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. 

Access your staff discounts for the upcoming Perth Festival

Thursday, 25 January 2018

The Perth Festival invites you to celebrate a world-class program and to leap in and experience art in a different light.

With the Season Two of Lottterywest Films launched recently and the full Writers Week program* released, there are plenty of things to do and see this Festival.