UWA Forward will return in late-January 2016

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

UWA Forward will be taking a few weeks break over the Christmas and New Year period but will be back in your inbox in late January.

Forward’s editor, Communications Officer Patrick Conway, will be on annual leave for much of January. If you have content you would like have published on Forward’s return, please get in touch with Jennifer Letts in the Internal Communications team.

Jennifer can be reached on extension 6933 or via her email.

Mission Australia and Lifeline say Thank You UWA!

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Mission Australia and Lifeline have said thank you to UWA staff for their generous contributions made to the charities’ Christmas appeals.

Mission Australia WA State Director Amanda Hunt thanked UWA for contributing so many gifts for the guests attending the 40th Mission Australia Christmas Lunch in the Park.

“You have proven once again to be a community of warm hearted people who have committed to making Christmas one to remember for those who may be isolated, lonely or doing it tough during the festive season,” Ms Hunt said.

Do you park at the Matilda Bay Reserve area?

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

The State Government’s Department of Parks and Wildlife has informed the University that following the passage of recent legislation, Parks and Wildlife staff have the ability to issue infringements to vehicles that are parked unlawfully.

The department will be closely monitoring car parking across Matilda Bay Reserve and will be issuing infringements when vehicles are parked unlawfully or where a valid parking ticket is not displayed in the vehicle.

Early bird Guild Associate Membership deal

Monday, 21 December 2015

Become a Guild Associate Member before January 15th to save $20 on your year-long membership and benefit from Guild member prices in seven food outlets around campus throughout 2016!

Guild Associate Members receive significant discounts at Hackett Cafe, Catalyst Cafe (in the Barry J Marshall Library), Guild Village Cafe, the Refectory, the Nedlands Cafe, McGeachie-Tennant Kiosk (at OHCWA) and the Reid Library Cafe (closed during the library renovations). They also have access to a range of discounts from businesses around Perth.

Seeking charities to benefit from PROSH

Monday, 21 December 2015

Do you know a WA charity that could use some extra support?

The UWA Student Guild is now seeking prospective beneficiaries for the 2016 edition of the long-running fundraising event PROSH.

PROSH started in 1931 when students were ordered to donate to Children’s Hospital after writing a satirical newspaper that stirred up controversy. Since then, it’s become an annual tradition for UWA students to publish a paper satirising the issues of the moment and hit the streets in costume to sell the paper and raise funds for charities that support the WA community.

Look out for your new car parking permit in January

Monday, 21 December 2015

Campus Management has re-designed staff and student parking permits, along with parking information to bring the design in line with UWA’s new branding. The rollout of the new look will occur with the issue of staff parking permits in January 2016.

The updated brochure is a handy guide and includes parking information at UWA, FAQs and a revised parking map to assist you with parking options on campus. For full details on parking visit transport.uwa.edu.au.

UWA Forward by the Numbers

Monday, 21 December 2015

UWA Forward is taking a short hiatus for the next few weeks but will be back in January 2016. In the meantime, please enjoy these UWA Forward-related stats from the last year.


  • Number of issues in 2015 (including this one): 40


  • First issue of 2015 (first issue ever): Wednesday, 25 March.
  • Last issue of 2015: The one you just clicked on to get here.


Associate Director Zoe Morrison and managers Andrew Huck and Rick Ackerman (John

A Very Admissions Christmas

Monday, 21 December 2015

As staff across the University get ready to take a well-earned break, please spare a thought for our Admissions team who will be working throughout the shutdown period.

Part of the Community & Engagement portfolio, Admissions brings together all aspects of the admissions process for both domestic and international, Undergraduate and Postgraduate students. The team is responsible for the core assessment of applications, and the offer conversion process and the continuous improvement and development of admissions processes.

Professor Kate Wright, UWA's new Dean of the Graduate Research School

Appointment of new Dean of the Graduate Research School

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Professor Kate Wright to the position of Dean of the Graduate Research School with effect from March 2016.

Professor Wright is presently the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research Training at Curtin University, having fulfilled that role since April 2011.

Geoffrey Lehmann accepting the Prime Minister’s Award for Poetry in a ceremony i

Geoffrey Lehmann wins Prime Minister’s Award for Poetry

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Geoffrey Lehmann has won the 2015 Prime Minister’s Award for Poetry for his volume Poems 1957-2013, published by UWA Publishing.

Accepting the award at a ceremony in Sydney Monday night, Geoffrey reflected on his writing career. “Since the age of 14 all I’ve wanted to do is write poetry,” he said, adding, “A good poem may be read 200 years from now.”

Poems 1957-2013 is a volume of poems that span Geoffrey’s writing career and constitute his major contribution to Australian literature and culture.