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

You're invited to meet new students during O-Week

You're invited to meet new students during O-Week

Monday, 16 July 2018

O-Week runs from 23 - 27 July and new students from across the globe will join us on campus for a range of activities to help them settle into life at UWA. A consistent piece of feedback from new students is that they are excited to meet academic staff and would like more opportunities to do so.

Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 11 July

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Good morning. This week Indigenous high school students from across the State are attending the annual Indigenous Science, Engineering and Health Camp, which this year coincides with NAIDOC Week.

Nominations for Honorary Doctorates and Chancellor's Medals close 3 August

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Please note that nominations for Honorary Doctorates and Chancellor's Medals close Friday 3 August. 

Honorary Doctorates

She’s got the Fever

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

You can find Jess Anstiss at the UWA Recreation Centre where she helps people work on their fitness as a UWA Sport Fitness Trainer. However when she’s not putting people through their paces you’ll probably find her on the netball court battling it out in arguably the toughest domestic competition in the world.

For the second year Jess is a core member of the West Coast Fever, WA’s Suncorp Super Netball team which is currently at the top of the ladder.

“I have a degree in Exercise Sport and Rehab Science, and it’s great to transfer what I learnt into my role at UWA Sport.

Visit the Tavern during semester break to try the new menu

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

The Tavern is open on Thursdays and Fridays throughout semester break so staff can come try out the new menu. Come on down from 11am on any of the below days:

  • Thursday 12 July
  • Friday 13 July
  • Thursday 19 July
  • Friday 20 July
  • Thursday 26 July
  • Friday 27 July

See you there!


Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 4 July

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Good morning. I am pleased to announce that UWA will be the lead university in the new Western Australia Life Sciences Precinct which will bring together researchers and industry partners to generate new business opportunities in medicine, health, agriculture and biodiversity.

Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 27 June

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Good morning. It’s been a busy year for infrastructure development on campus and EZONE UWA reached a milestone last week when major demolition was completed on site.

Nominate a colleague for the UWA Award for Excellence and Teaching

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Do you know a colleague that’s doing a fantastic job? If so, nominate them for an award!

Careers and Employability Award: submit your student programs

Monday, 2 July 2018

The new Careers and Employability Award launches next month and aims to help students prepare for a successful career pathway. To achieve the Award, students must complete EMPLOY101 online career development modules and a diverse range of experiences which enable them to articulate their employability, attributes and skills to potential employers. The Award will improve the student experience and enhance UWA's reputation for producing high-quality graduates.

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Christmas closedown period 2018/2019

Monday, 2 July 2018

Dear Colleagues
As you are aware the University typically has a closedown period over the Christmas and New Year holidays.  This is an opportunity for staff to take a well-earned break and spend time with friends and family.

This year, the University Executive has decided to extend the closedown period by two days to provide a full two week break. Accordingly, the last working day will be Friday, 21 December 2018 and staff will return to work on Monday, 7 January 2019.

Bronwen Veale

Inspiring students with university and dancing

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Bronwen Veale spends her days raising the aspirations of high school students, inspiring them to study at university. After work hours she’s a swing dancer, regularly performing and even DJing for other dancers in Perth.

The School Partnerships Coordinator in UWA’s Equity Outreach team loves how her job inspires students who didn’t think that UWA was within their reach.

Researchers: applications are open for ON Prime5

Monday, 25 June 2018

Applications are open for ON, Australia’s sci-tech accelerator designed to help researchers translate their big ideas into real-life impact.

Interested? Contact Jo Hawkins at the UWA Innovation Quarter to find out more.

Jo can help you with your application – whether you need to recruit team members or write your application.

UWA Professors elected Fellows of the Association for Psychological Science

Monday, 25 June 2018

Congratulations to Professor Romola Bucks (Head of School, Psychological Science) and Professor Johanna Badcock (Senior Principal Research Fellow, Centre for Clinical Research in Neuropsychiatry and Research Director, Perth Voices Clinic), for being elected Fellows of the Association for Psychological Science. Fellows were elected for their “sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in the areas of research, teaching, service, and/or application”.

2017/2018 Payment Summaries

Monday, 25 June 2018

Your 2017/2018 Payment Summary will be available in the Employee Self Service (ESS) from Monday, 2 July 2018.

To access your payment summary in ESS:

1. Click on ‘Payment Summaries’ from the list of favourites
2. Click on the ‘Serial#’ link associated with the Tax Year 2018 record
3. Click on the ‘PAYG Payment Summary’ link

UWA-led Network receives $23.8m in federal funding

Monday, 25 June 2018

Last month the Population Health Research Network (PHRN) was awarded $23.8 million in federal funding to maintain the national infrastructure that enables linked data from around Australia to be made available for research.

The funding provided through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy, was announced by the Minister for Education and Training, the Hon Simon Birmingham, and will be administered through UWA, as the agency with overall responsibility for PHRN.

Costa Simatos

Costa's kitchen

Friday, 22 June 2018

Costa Simatos is the man behind the menu at the University Club. As Executive Chef, he writes menus for the Club’s restaurant and cafés, as well as for special events – ranging from high teas and conferences, through to weddings and Christmas lunches.

VCV - 20 June 2018

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Good afternoon. In this edition of UWA Forward, I am pleased to be launching the Strategic Vision UWA Values clarification exercise, linked to the People and Culture Green Paper consultation.

New UWA Profiles and Research Repository launches today

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

UWA Library has been leading a project to consolidate the multiple online public profiles currently available for staff at UWA.

As a result, a new UWA Profiles and Research Repository is available from 20 June to staff across the University.

Plant the Seed of Knowledge Tour

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Hosted by UWA Friends of the Grounds, this walking tour is designed for school children (ages 8+) and their families and will showcase just a small example of what the University has to offer.  

Meet our Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Simon Biggs; be amazed at the history of Winthrop Hall; touch a meteorite, have a tour of the Geology museum, purchase rocks that are millions of years old, tour the newly-refurbished Reid Library; hug a tree that is more than 660 years old; see a fascinating science experiment and a host of other extras.

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Let's join together on the journey to UWA Open Day 2018! Staff information session: Thursday 28 June

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

UWA Open Day will take place on Sunday 12 August from 10am – 4pm. 

The UWA Open Day is our single largest annual recruitment event open to the WA community.