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Mentor program to help Peel students learn about STEM careers

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

A new online mentoring pilot program launched by The University of Western Australia with support from the Alcoa Foundation will see students from years 9 to 11 in the Peel region learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) career opportunities.

Student sitting at desk

UWA launches online short courses to meet need for skills

Thursday, 4 June 2020

In response to the challenges many Australians may face finding work in the coming months, The University of Western Australia has launched new online short courses that offer practical skills and experiences across a range of industries.

Health and medicine

Medical students get support to train in mental health first aid

Friday, 29 May 2020

Up to 8,000 medical students, including those from The University of Western Australia, will get access to mental health first aid training over the next two years under an agreement between the Australian government and Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand.

UWA Accredited Exercise Physiologist Ben Kramer conducting a Telehealth sessio

Exercise physiology students use telehealth to help community

Monday, 25 May 2020

In response to physical distancing requirements imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, exercise physiology students from The University of Western Australia are now offering exercise fitness and rehabilitation consultations to the local community using online telehealth.

Incel terrorist attacks pose an increasing threat

Friday, 8 May 2020

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that self-identified ‘Incels’ (involuntary celibates, young men who cannot find female sexual partners), present a national security issue.

Professor Jon Watson

UWA Expert Series - Medical schools ready to boost hospital capacity with new medical assistant roles

Friday, 1 May 2020

A new role which allows final year medical students to work inside hospitals has been designed to enable Australia’s healthcare capacity to be immediately increased if required in response to COVID-19.

Professor Jane den Hollander

UWA will admit students on Year 11 results

Sunday, 19 April 2020

This article by UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander first appeared in the online edition of The Australian newspaper on April 14 and is reprinted with the newspaper's permission.

Isabel Philip

2020 Ciara Glennon Scholarship awarded

Friday, 17 April 2020

A second-year Law student with a quiet determination to make the world a better place has been awarded this year’s Ciara Glennon Memorial Law Scholarship at The University of Western Australia. 

UWA campus at sunrise

New online learning solutions to support UWA community

Thursday, 9 April 2020

The University of Western Australia has partnered with Microsoft to rapidly implement new online learning and collaboration solutions, supporting University staff and students working and studying remotely due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Winthrop Hall

UWA moves quickly to online learning

Friday, 27 March 2020

The University of Western Australia has transitioned rapidly to an online mode to ensure continuity of teaching for students as well as the safety of its workforce.