Makeup being used to replicate Black Death symptoms

Special effects makeup transports school pupils to the Black Death

Thursday, 26 October 2017

School pupils have been transported back through time to the age of the Black Death – thanks to special effects (SFX) makeup.

Black Death workshop

Students experience Black Death

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Fake blood, latex buboes and special effects make-up were all part of the lesson when pre-service Humanities and Social Science (HASS) teachers took part in a Black Death workshop.

Debra Mullan and Graeme Martin present the MOOC on the Coursera Platform

New MOOC on best practice farming for 2050

Thursday, 19 October 2017

The University of Western Australia’s Institute of Agriculture has launched a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), on discovering best practice farming for a sustainable 2050.

The MOOC, Discover Best Practice Farming for a Sustainable 2050, uses the foundations of UWA’s Future Farm 2050 Project to introduce online students to sustainable agriculture and the many different disciplines needed to tackle the issue of feeding and clothing the world while maintaining the natural resource base. 

UWA Engineering Design Students Visit Underground Gold Mine

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

A group of UWA Master of Professional Engineering students have recently returned from an educational trip to Daisy Milano Gold Mine near Kalgoorlie.

UWA’s new Summer School and an update on the Education Strategy

Monday, 9 October 2017

Earlier this year the Vice-Chancellor set out the 2017 priorities for the University. Included in these was enhancing the quality of teaching and student experience to further deliver on our commitment of providing a world-class education at UWA. To address this priority the Education Strategy has been reviewed and expanded and is in the process of being refined and implemented. 

(R-L) Mark Machado, Jack Klein, Dr Yimiao, Shubharm Saxena, Milan Thiaga

UWA Civil Engineering Competition Success

Friday, 6 October 2017

Four Civil Engineering students from the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, accompanied by Dr. Yimiao Huang, have returned from Taiwan, after competing in the International Earthquake IDEERS (Introducing and Demonstrating Earthquake Engineering Research in Schools) Challenge. The team competed against 80 universities from around the world, where they placed 16th within the competition and 1st among the other Australian universities involved.

EMS teacher recognised for outstanding contribution to student learning

Monday, 2 October 2017

Associate Professor Cosimo Faiello, from the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (EMS) at the University of Western Australia (UWA), has been recognised among Australia’s finest university educators in the Federal government’s 2017 Australian Awards for University Teaching.

The awards, administered by the Department of Education and Training, were presented at a ceremony held at Frasers in Kings Park.

Teaching awards

UWA teachers recognised for outstanding contribution to student learning

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Three teachers from The University of Western Australia are among some of Australia’s finest university educators recognised in the Federal government’s 2017 Australian Awards for University Teaching, Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.


Classroom simulation to help pre-service teachers

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Entering the classroom for the first time is a daunting prospect for many pre-service teachers.

Instructor [photo: RedR Australia]

Fieldwork in complex and hostile places

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Dr Scott Flower is an ex-soldier, with stints as a professional mountain rescuer in New Zealand and intelligence analyst at ASIO also under his belt.