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

Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 4 April

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Good afternoon. Tomorrow we celebrate the official ground breaking for EZONE UWA, an exciting development which will revolutionise the way our students learn and engage in research-led teaching and industry engagement.

Nominations now open for Professional and General Employees Consultative Committee vacancy

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

The Professional and General Employees Agreement 2017 provides for the establishment of the Professional and General Employees Consultative Committee (PGCC). The role of the PGCC is to enable consultation between management and employees on workplace relations and human resource matters. The membership of the committee includes three elected staff representatives and one vacancy has arisen for a professional and general employee representative.

Nominations now open for Academic Employees Consultative Committee vacancies

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

The Academic Employees Agreement 2017 provides for the establishment of the Academic Employees Consultative Committee (ACC). The role of the ACC is to enable consultation between management and employees on workplace relations and human resource matters. The membership of the committee includes three elected staff representatives. Two vacancies have arisen for staff representative at Level D & E and at Level A & B, and a third vacancy for a Level C staff representative will arise from September 2018. 

Alesco/ESS unavailable between 8am-2:30pm Sunday 15 April

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

In order to perform necessary system maintenance, the following services will be unavailable between 8am-2:30pm on Sunday 15 April:

  • Alesco
  • Employee Self-Service (ESS)
  • HR Portal components (Web Reports, Web Timesheets, and Online casual contracts/Casual New Hire)
  • HR Website components (Holidays calendar, Salary scales)

In addition, the following services will be partially affected, as they rely on Alesco for some of their data:

Review of UWA Statutes and Regulations

Monday, 9 April 2018

The University Secretariat is undertaking a project to review and update the University’s current statutes and regulations, required as a result of amendments to the University of Western Australia Act 1911 (WA) by the Western Australian government in 2016.

Pat Hallett

For the love of learning

Monday, 9 April 2018

Pat Hallett never imagined she would graduate from university.  Growing up in London, Pat left school at the age of 15 with a Certificate in Office Practice and an Advanced Certificate in Ice Skating.

Kim Beazley

Kim Beazley appointed new Governor of Western Australia

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Former Deputy Prime Minister Kim Beazley will become Western Australia’s 33rd Governor.

Join us in raising awareness to end homelessness - Friday 13 April

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Staff and students from our Conservatorium of Music have been working alongside community choirs and musicians as they rehearse for a once-in-a-lifetime community event to raise awareness of homelessness in Western Australia.

Register for New Colombo Plan Mobility Program Application Workshop and/or the Information Session on options through Consortiums

Thursday, 29 March 2018

UWA is running an application workshop and an information session on the NCP Mobility Program on April 10, please see details of both events following:  

Information Session on NCP Program Options through Consortium and Partner University Programs

Convocation of UWA 2018 Elections

Thursday, 29 March 2018

A successful and well attended Autumn Ordinary Meeting of Convocation was held at the University Club on 23 March 2018.

The results of the 2018 election were announced at the meeting with Mr Simon Dawkins being re-elected to the Senate for a further 3-year term. The University wishes to thank Ms Hilary Silbert and Mr Quang Ly for their contribution to the UWA Senate during their respective terms. 

Research and teaching go hand-in-hand

Thursday, 29 March 2018

For the past ten years Siobhan Hickling has been teaching at the School of Population and Global Health and loved every moment of it.

Her passion for teaching is only equalled by her passion for research and Siobhan is a true believer that the two go hand-in-hand to create the best student experience.

“I believe my research work can add so much to my teaching. I can bring this experience into the classroom and it’s a great way to pique the interest of students.

Sabbatical applications to open on 1 April

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Applications for academic staff to undertake a sabbatical in 2019 will be open between 1 - 30 April 2018.

Premier’s Science Awards 2018 – Applications Open

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

The Premier’s Science Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of the Western Australian Science community. Award recipients exemplify the outstanding scientific research and engagement taking place in our state.

The Awards cover all fields of science, including natural, medical, applied and technological science, engineering and mathematics.

The four categories in the 2018 Premier’s Science Awards are:

Staff appraisal training and Q&A sessions available from April

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

The UWA Staff Appraisal process is planned to commence in May 2018.

Health Campus Open Day – a first for UWA

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

For the first time, our Health Campus will play host when it opens its doors to the community on Sunday 8 April from 10am - 2pm.

Located at 17 Monash Avenue, Nedlands, and adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre, the UWA Health Campus will showcase all of our health offerings across faculties.

The event is the first of two major open days at UWA in 2018, with the second and well-known UWA Open Day taking place in August.

Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 21 March

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Good afternoon. Thank you to those who attended the all staff forum on Tuesday; it was particularly enjoyable to share with you the exciting process to develop UWA’s Strategic Vision 2030 and to talk with you over afternoon tea.

Revised policy framework approved by the Executive

Thursday, 22 March 2018

The Policy Team was established within Strategy, Planning and Performance last year to ensure policy development and management is rigorous, standardised and integrated. The team has revised the Policy Framework to enable this, and this has been recently endorsed by the Executive.

University Archives has relocated

Thursday, 22 March 2018

The University Archives manages University records of permanent and ongoing value and represents an important part of the history and corporate memory of the University.

The office of this service has now been relocated from the Irwin Street building to the Special Collections and Archives service on the 2nd floor of the Reid Library.

People wishing to make Archive enquiries or access material held in the collection can either:

UWA’s new Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Thursday, 22 March 2018

While the position of Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor represents a new challenge for Professor Simon Biggs, there’s something very familiar with the environment he’s just joined.

UWA’s new SDVC has an impressive research background, most notably in the areas of novel product formulations and nuclear waste management, with a history of working at research-intensive universities.

In this respect Simon feels at home at UWA.

“Throughout my career my time has been spent at research-intensive universities.

2019 New Colombo Plan Mobility Program – come to a Lunch and Learn to hear why you should apply

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Applications for the 2019 New Colombo Plan (NCP) Mobility Program have opened.

This year all students participating in mobility projects nominated for the 2019 NCP Mobility Program will receive funding from either the Australian Government or UWA.

Additionally, UWA’s Office of the Pro-Vice Chancellor International (OPVCI) is offering workshop support to UWA academics to assist with the application process.