Helen Wildy with a program participant

Saudi teachers develop their skills in WA schools

Monday, 4 September 2017

Some of Saudi Arabia’s most promising teachers are developing their skills in a unique WA program.

UWA IQ Awards

UWA has the edge on innovation

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Western Australia’s innovation, entrepreneurship and research expertise was celebrated last night at The University of Western Australia’s inaugural IQ Awards, held at Crawley's historic Masonic Hall. The event saw three very different projects awarded for their impact and ingenuity.


UWA ranked among world's best universities

Thursday, 8 June 2017

The University of Western Australia has risen to become one of the world’s top 100 universities in the 2018 QS World University Rankings.

Awards and Achievements

Awards and achievements - May 2017

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

Research and innovation

$200 million agreement to support research and innovation

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Australia’s Group of Eight Universities (Go8), which is comprised of the nation’s eight leading research intensive universities and includes The University of Western Australia, has entered a landmark agreement, the first of its type in Australasia, with UK based IP Group PLC.

Vice Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater Installation

Professor Dawn Freshwater installed as UWA Vice-Chancellor

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Professor Dawn Freshwater has been formally installed as the 18th Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia.

Graduate School of Education

UWA’s female STEM teachers ready to shape next generation

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Women will be strongly represented in the next crop of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teachers graduating from The University of Western Australia.


UWA ranked in top 50 for seven subjects in QS rankings

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

The University of Western Australia has had seven subjects ranked in the top 50 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, up from six subjects last year.

Rural students

Record intake of medical students to help WA's remote doctor shortage

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

The University of Western Australia has welcomed its largest intake of students from rural Western Australia this year into its Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences which will help WA's rural doctor shortage.

Scholarship offers authentic insight into teaching.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

From an early age Daniel Fortini knew that he wanted to become a teacher. Having watched his mother teach special needs children his entire life, Daniel wanted to follow in her footsteps and began tutoring students while completing his undergraduate degree at UWA.  In 2015 Daniel enrolled into the Master of Teaching Secondary where he was awarded a Centenary Mathematics Scholarship from the Department of Education in Western Australia.

William Ellis Master of Teaching Early Childhood Graduate

Bringing lifelong improvements in children's lives

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

The ability to influence children’s lives during a vital period in their educational and social development was what motivated William to enrol into the Master of Teaching Early Childhood at UWA.

After graduating with a degree in Politics and Social Sciences from Sussex University in the UK, William completed a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), and spent several years teaching English and managing language schools in Eastern Europe.

In 2012 William moved to Western Australia where he decided to pursue a degree in Early Childhood education at UWA.

Following her dream

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Kassie Cubitt is an amazing individual. Driven and dedicated to achieving her goals she is an inspiration to those around her and to her students.  Born and raised in Albany, Western Australia by her English father and Filipino mother Kassie had a boisterous and fun childhood.

Why Australia needs more teachers who are specialists

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Australia has for many years experienced an undersupply of specialist teachers in schools particularly in the areas of maths, physics and chemistry. According to the ACER Staff Survey conducted in Australia in 2013 more than 20% of secondary maths and 17% of secondary science teachers were underqualified in their field.


UWA Awards and Achievements - October 2016

Thursday, 3 November 2016

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

Australian Postgraduate Awards, University Postgraduate Awards and Prestigious University scholarships

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Online Applications for 2017 Australian Postgraduate Awards, University Postgraduate Awards and Prestigious University scholarships for domestic applicants - CLOSE next Monday 31 October 2016

Applications are now open for postgraduate research scholarships for domestic students, including Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA), University Postgraduate Awards (UPA), prestigious University and externally-funded scholarships and other faculty and discipline-specific scholarships. Please encourage eligible applicants to apply.

Kathy Fenwick receives the award on behalf of her late husband Ross Fenwick

Remembering Ross Fenwick

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Earlier this year, our dear colleague Kathy Fenwick lost her husband Ross who passed away in January after falling ill while attending a fire near Two People’s Bay east of Albany.

On the 29 September a special ceremony was held by the City of Albany to honour long serving Bush Fire Brigade Volunteers and to present a posthumous Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authorities Council Memorial Medallion for Ross Fenwick.

Dr Yee and Dean Professor Helen Wildy

Testing the Case Method for teacher education

Thursday, 20 October 2016

The recipient of the Endeavour Research Fellowship award by the Australian Federal Government, Dr Sye-Foong Yee from the Teacher Education Institute of Malaysia spent four months with the Graduate School of Education earlier this year.  During this time she undertook research into the viability of the Case Method for teacher education using the methodology of Phenomenology.  The research was grounded in an attempt to go back to the experience of the Case Method itself to understand how learning takes place in a teacher professional development activity.

Jelena Rakovic, Chair of the Fogarty Foundation Postgraduate Research Forum

Forum set to ignite and provide insight into Education research

Thursday, 20 October 2016

When the opportunity arose to Chair the Fogarty Foundation Postgraduate Research Forum student committee UWA PhD candidate Jelena Rakovic couldn’t refuse. As an opportunity to learn from other committee members, it was a unique chance to attain knowledge that would further fuel her already impressive academic career.

Originally from Serbia, Jelena began her PhD at UWA in 2014. She has studied in England, Denmark and Spain, with scholarships to attend Universities including the Danish School of Education and University of Deusto, Bilbao.

Murray Giles Little MA, the forgotten one

Murray Giles Little MA, the forgotten one

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Murray Giles Little is a name that doesn’t readily come up in conversation or in print when scholars or historians refer to prominent educators in Western Australia. Nor, for that matter, is Mr. Little mentioned in the annals of The University of Western Australia (UWA), where he studied. Sometimes, even when a particular person rises through the ranks to become the Western Australian Director of Education between1940-50, he can slip through the cracks.   

Dr Stephen Humphry and Dr Heldsinger

A bright path to learning

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Assessing student work in performance based learning areas is now easier thanks to research developed by Dr Stephen Humphry, Senior Lecturer in Educational Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation at UWA’s Graduate School of Education and Dr Sandy Heldsinger. Humphry and Heldsinger began their research on assessment methods in 2008 with grant funding from the Australian Research Council.  The impetus behind their research stemmed from a number of observations. These include: