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

David Harrison announcement

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

After nearly six years with the University of Western Australia, David Harrison will be leaving the institution to take on the role of Chief of Staff to the Vice-Chancellor at Murdoch University. David's last day at UWA will be 18 May.

Finalists for 2018 IQ Awards announced

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

The annual IQ Awards on 10 May will celebrate UWA staff, researchers and students who are developing creative solutions to real-world problems.

Our applicants are helping to drive UWA’s culture of innovation and their amazing stories will inspire others to get involved in creating, doing, and making a contribution to exciting transformations for the future. 

Award winners will receive support to take their projects further – including access to funding, publicity, networks and mentors.

On the run

Monday, 30 April 2018

Rodney Glossop has spent his career helping people achieve their health and fitness goals and prides himself on leading by example knowing it can motivate and encourage others.

UWA Sport’s Deputy General Manager also likes a challenge and is currently training for his latest one.

On Sunday 27 May, Rodney will participate in the UWA half marathon, part of the HBF Run for Reason. This will be his first half marathon, in fact the first running event he’s participated in since the 12k City to Surf 15 years ago.

2018 WA Innovator of the Year competition opens today

Thursday, 26 April 2018

The WA Innovator of the Year competition is an initiative of the Western Australian Government's New Industries Fund providing support to innovators and entrepreneurs across our State.

UWA researchers with innovations in development at UWA are encouraged to discuss applying by contacting UWA's Research Commercialisation Team.

Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 24 April

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Good afternoon. Yesterday we welcomed the Hon Ken Wyatt Federal Minister for Indigenous Health and Aged Care to campus to announce NHMRC funding of $14 million for dementia research.

Albany to become global leader in wave energy

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

The Great Southern is one step closer to becoming a global leader in marine renewable energy after the Albany Visitor Centre was announced as the location for the Wave Energy Research Centre.

Staff Appraisals commencing in May

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

The 2018 Staff Appraisal round will commence in May. When your appraisal has been activated (meaning it is ready for you to input your comments) you will receive an email notification from “no-reply-hr@uwa.edu.au”.  Click on the link to the Staff Appraisal system to view and complete your appraisal form.

Election for Level A / B representative on Academic Employees Consultative Committee

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Following the call for staff nominations to the Academic Consultative Committee (ACC) through the 11 April edition of UWA Forward, two nominations were received for the Level A / B position – Doctor Laila Abudulai and Doctor Nin Kirkham. Each nominee has provided a brief statement identifying their relevant work history and interest in the ACC (included in the ballot link below).

Please note this ballot is open to academic staff only. 

Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 18 April

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Good afternoon. Perth’s CBD was filled with song on Friday night when around 1000 singers and musicians, many from UWA, gathered to raise awareness of homelessness in Western Australia. This is an example of how universities can bring a community together and offer a voice to important issues; congratulations to Professor Alan Lourens and the Conservatorium of Music for bringing this issue forward in such an engaging way.

Steven Floyd

Hitting the hills for the Tour de France

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Steven Floyd will swap his office for the French Alps in July to ride a stage of the Tour de France – a feat most of us could only dream of attempting.

Staff discount available on postgraduate studies

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Are you thinking about undertaking postgraduate studies? 

Applications for postgraduate studies are now open, with courses available across a broad range of areas – from law and business, through to data science, arts, education and more. 

Postgraduate studies are a great way to:

Halting the hackers

Monday, 16 April 2018

Lee Patterson has lived an expat life from the start. Born in the UK, as a child he lived in Canada and New Zealand before his family settled in Perth.

Throughout his career, he’s held IT and cyber security roles with multinational corporations in London and Asia and after many years away, made the move back to Perth to take up a role leading UWA’s new cyber security team.

“When the position came up at the end of 2016 it was the perfect opportunity to bring my family back to Perth. After over 20 years living in big cities, Perth’s lifestyle was very appealing.

Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 11 April

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Good morning. Following the All Staff Forum on 20 March in which I provided information on the development of the Strategic Vision 2030 and the consultation schedule and process, I would like to thank you for the positive response and interest in being involved.  

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.