Students on campus

Development of the UWA Student Access and Participation Framework

Friday, 18 September 2020

“Special encouragement and assistance should be afforded those who may be hindered in the acquisition of sound knowledge and useful learning by lack of opportunity or means.”

Students participating in the Grand Challenges Hackathon

New student innovation centre showcases UWA Student Enterprise

Friday, 11 September 2020

This year the UWA Student Guild launched Venture, their new Student Innovation Centre, which promotes student enterprise and equips students with the skills to future-proof their careers.

The world that UWA’s current students are stepping into is changing at a more rapid pace than ever before. If they’re to keep up with the tectonic shifts brought on by automation and AI, innovation and enterprise skills are no longer optional.

Person working on the laptop

Academic Integrity. There is no compromise.

Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Earlier this month the Australian Government passed legislation that makes it an offence to provide or advertise academic cheating services. This is good news for our students and for the higher education sector.

Todd Bond, Marine Ecologist

When science and industry meet the sea

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

About Todd Bond

Todd Bond is a marine ecologist with the Marine Ecology Group – Fisheries Research lab in the School of Biological Sciences and UWA Oceans Institute. He works with marine scientists from many different disciplines, specialising in fish and shark ecology.  Todd submitted his PhD in May this year and recently sat his Viva Voce. His PhD research investigated how fish and fisheries interacted with subsea oil and gas pipelines located on the North West Shelf (NWS) of Western Australia.

Students in the library

Academic integrity training at UWA

Friday, 4 September 2020

Academic Integrity is described by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) as the ‘moral code of academia involving the use, production and dissemination of information in a respectful and responsible way’.1

Nin Kirkham

Ethics in the time of COVID-19

Thursday, 3 September 2020

The rapid passage of COVID-19 around the globe has shed an intense light on a number of critical ethical issues—from concerns about the rationing and just distribution of scarce resources such as ventilators and medicines; to questions of how to best respond to the vastly unequal impact of the virus across a range of demographic markers; to issues related to the limitations and extent of the power of states to impose restrictions and surveillance on their citizens; to the fraught business of vaccine development, distribution and uptake. 

Dr Julia Reisser

From destruction comes creation: Tackling climate change in a post-pandemic world

Thursday, 3 September 2020

Recovering from the profound impacts of COVID-19 provides us with a unique opportunity to reset the way we operate as a society.

Whiteboard with post it notes from cross functional co-design session

UWA Grand Challenges – mobilising the University in our mission to advance the prosperity and welfare of our communities

Thursday, 27 August 2020

Grand Challenges represent the most complex, multidisciplinary and important issues facing communities at local, regional and global levels. They do not lend themselves to easy resolution, but are areas where fresh thinking is needed and the combination of research applications and ‘students as future leaders’ will shape ever more effective responses.

International students are joining online classes

UWA welcomes hundreds of new international students

Tuesday, 25 August 2020

More than 700 international students have commenced their studies at UWA this semester.

The students, from countries including China, India, Singapore and Indonesia, will join classes online until Australia’s borders re-open.

pencil on white paper

Renewal of Higher Education Provider and CRICOS Provider Status

Tuesday, 25 August 2020

The National Quality Assurance Framework is a set of legislative requirements and regulatory standards that govern the operations of higher education providers such as universities.

parched earth

UWA’s new Climate Change Community of Practice

Thursday, 20 August 2020

From late May to early June, more than 40 staff members, including the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), participated in a series of online discussions exploring how we can work together in research, learning and teaching, and community engagement to have a greater impact on how climate change is understood, and the actions that individuals, communities and governments can take in the face of climate-driven challenges.

UWA News has moved to Impact

Monday, 17 August 2020

All UWA news content, including media releases, are now available on Impact.

Students on Albany campus

Regional Strategy update

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

As part of UWA 2030, the Education Portfolio is establishing a UWA Regional Strategy. The Strategy aims to strengthen and support the existing education, research and community engagement activities of the Albany Campus, and make UWA an active stakeholder that contributes to the economic development and social and knowledge capital of Regional, Rural, and Remote (RRR) communities across the State. The Regional Strategy will ensure UWA continues to serve as the University for Western Australia.

Associate Professor Rohan Rasiah, Western Australian Centre for Rural Health

Pilbara growth – opportunities for UWA

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

The Pilbara region covers 507,896 square kilometres (representing 20 per cent of the State’s total land mass) and extends from the Indian Ocean in the west across the Great Sandy Desert to the Northern Territory border in the east. Its main industries, iron ore and liquefied natural gas (LNG), are valued at over $70 billion, representing more than 70% of mineral and energy production in Western Australia. The region therefore makes a significant contribution to national wealth.

UWA Farm Ridgefield

UWA Future Farm 2050 – towards the transformation of farming in the Wheatbelt

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

UWA Future Farm 2050

To cope with population projections for 2050, we must go beyond ‘business-as-usual’ in our food production systems if we are to avoid further compromising the environment and therefore human wellbeing. This challenge is multidisciplinary because agriculture is multidisciplinary – farmers have to be able to interpret wide varieties of types of information and form a holistic plan for their farm, their business, and their family.

Dr Deborah Schoen and podiatry students Zuh, Marian and Meghana

Short placements transformative in shaping students’ careers

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

UWA Podiatry students experienced rural practice in the Midwest in 2019 as a result of efforts by Podiatry at UWA, and support from the Western Australian Centre for Rural Health (WACRH) and Rural Health West.

The University supports digital environments

LinkedIn Learning now available in Albany

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

LinkedIn Learning has been available for all UWA staff and students since the start of first semester last year.

UWA students Patch Mitchell and Kavisha Thirunavukkara on fieldwork in Albany

Enhancing student experience by ‘going bush’

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

For almost 20 years, UWA has been delivering field-based units from its regional campus in Albany, with tangible benefits for both students and local regional communities.

Students making the most of outdoor study in Albany

Destination Australia Scholarships

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

A total of 16 scholarships valued at $15,000 per student per year will be made available from 2021 to students who wish to study at the UWA Albany campus.

Caleb Kim volunteered in rural Papua New Guinea

A rural path puts Caleb on the right track to become a doctor

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

About Caleb

Caleb Kim is in his fourth and final year of medicine. This year, he will continue his studies as one of the three students participating in UWA’s fourth year Rural Clinical School (RCS) pilot program in Bunbury.