March launch for simplified Staff Appraisal process

Thursday, 19 January 2017

In December it was announced that the simplified Staff Appraisal process will be launched in March this year. 

As advised, all appraisals will be carried out within the same 8 week period each year to align with the IPE process, with the exception of this year, where we will be running 2 appraisals, one in March for Senior leaders and one for all employees in October to align with IPE.

Last day for free campus-wide furniture, waste and e-waste collection

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Dear colleagues

The University is undertaking a free campus-wide furniture, waste and e-waste collection to remove all unwanted, old or damaged items, from Wednesday 25 January to Wednesday 8th  February 2017. 

We ask that you take the time to check your work and storage areas for items that are no longer used or required, damaged or taking up space unnecessarily (these items are not only unsightly, but also create a safety hazard). 

Simplified staff appraisal process to be implemented in 2017

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

A simplified Staff Appraisal process is being implemented for all Academic and Professional & General employees across the University in 2017 which will replace the current PDA process and has been designed to align with the annual University planning process.

Key features of the simplified process:

-all employees required to complete an appraisal during a scheduled 8-week period each year.

- simplified online staff appraisal system

Process for updating the UWA Contact Directory in January

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Dear Colleagues,

As you would expect, the UWA Contact Directory will need to undergo extensive changes in order to align with the new University structure that formally activates as of 1 January, 2017. These changes will need to be made live in the New Year and cannot be pre-programmed.

Transforming Teaching for Learning unit - enrol now

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Your professional development is key to future proofing your teaching practice and actively engaging with your students in new successful models of learning and teaching.  The Transforming Teaching for Learning (TTL) unit is fully flexible through UWA’s LMS.  The three modules that make up the unit can be taken in immediate succession or in order over a period of time with breaks.

Module 1 (4 weeks): introduces the past, the present and the future of learning.

UWA Forward – year in review

Friday, 16 December 2016

Welcome to the final edition of UWA Forward for 2016.

It’s been a big year; 48 editions, 48 staff profiles, 192 news stories and the release of a refreshed UWA Forward in mid-October.

We are always keen to hear your feedback and you’ll see more polls next year on a variety of topics. Last week we asked you what you’d like to see more of in UWA Forward. Thanks to everyone who responded, results are below and we will be sure to incorporate this feedback next year.

Vote in the 40 under 40 awards People’s Choice Award

Thursday, 15 December 2016

A number of UWA staff are represented in the nominees for the 2017 40 under 40 awards. Get your vote in for the People’s Choice Award, you have until January 13 to vote.

UWA Sport holiday programs for kids and teens

Thursday, 15 December 2016

The UWA Kids Sports Holiday Program

The UWA Kids Sports Holiday Programs are fun and exciting, multi-sport day camps for children aged 5-13, running from 9-27 January.

Our Kids Sports Holiday Programs are run by an experienced team of enthusiastic and friendly leaders. With the focus on participation, and having a good time, this program is excellent for introducing kids to new sports in a friendly, non competitive environment, and for keeping the active and happy during the school holidays!

Professor Peter Davies

UWA joins United Nations Sustainable Development Network

Monday, 12 December 2016

The University of Western Australia has joined the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network to help tackle some of the world’s most pressing environmental, social and economic problems. 

Profesor Mariapia Degli-Esposti

UWA awarded $22 million in national health research funding

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Improving treatment of viral infections in transplant recipients, determining whether testosterone slows biological ageing in men to improve health outcomes and developing a tool to diagnose and predict different types of diabetes are among 26 projects at The University of Western Australia to receive funding of more than $22 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).