Forrest Hall has opened its doors to scholars from around the world. The state-of-the-art accommodation also offers modern self-catering studio and two-bedroom apartments which are available to visiting scholars and academics on short stays.
Forrest Hall short-term accommodation is available to:
We are pleased to welcome the University’s new Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Simon Biggs who began this week.
Professor Biggs has joined UWA from the University of Queensland and comes to us at an exciting time as we embark on initiatives focussed on enhancing student experience, engagement with our community, and building on our strong global reputation for research excellence.
Look out for a full profile of Professor Biggs in the 21 March edition of UWA Forward.
Staff are invited to share in the graduation celebrations by showing their support as our graduands proceed through campus, starting at Great Court South and making their way to Winthrop Hall.
Where to meet
Please meet behind Winthrop Hall near the fig tree on Saw Promenade approximately 15 minutes prior to the ceremony start times. You’ll be joined by our Alumni volunteers to cheer on our graduands during their procession.
UWA academic staff travel far and wide attending conferences and industry meetings.
The next time you are travelling for work, consider connecting with alumni to share research and UWA updates, exchange ideas.
These meet-ups allow alumni to engage meaningfully in the UWA community, no matter where they live.
Professor Barry Marshall dined with graduates in Chicago, for example, while there to present at a leading gastrointestinal conference last year. One of those graduates was Michael Wood, the Consul-General for Chicago.
Mark Stickells, Director of Business Development and Head of the Innovation and Industry Engagement (IIE) team, is the first of his family to graduate from university and this has led to a rewarding career at UWA spanning almost 25 years.
Having been part of many changes at UWA over this time, he believes the University has continued to evolve and maintain its relevance in our changing world.
Heading up the new specialised team, they will provide a welcoming and visible doorway to our University for potential industry and government research partners.
The Watersports Complex, with 180 degree views across the stunning Swan River and Matilda Bay Reserve, is the perfect venue for conferences, seminars and networking events, or private celebrations such weddings or special birthdays.
Supported by a dedicated events team, the Watersports Complex offers you flexibility to use your own suppliers; or, we can provide you with our list of trusted suppliers.
The newly-appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education), Professor Peter J. Dean, has always had a strong military connection throughout his life and has managed to forge a career that encompasses both this and his passion for education.
Growing up with a father that served in the Australian Army and a sister in the Royal Australian Navy, Peter was inspired to follow a military career pathway. For him, this decision has made a lasting impact on his professional life.
Dr Dino Spagnoli's interest in chemistry started with a childhood fascination with crystals; however, it was only when he reached university that his real passion for all things molecular started to take hold.
Originally from the UK, Dino works as a lecturer and coordinator of first-year studies in chemistry and biochemistry, helping students transition smoothly from high school to university learning.
I wish to welcome Associate Professor Annette George (Head of School, School of Earth Sciences), who will be sharing the Acting Dean of Coursework Studies role with Professor Graham Brown (Head of School, School of Social Sciences).
I also take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation to Professor Jane Heyworth (Population and Public Health) who has been sharing the Acting Dean of Coursework Studies role with Graham up until now.
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.
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.