Year 8 Discovery Days
Year 8 students can attend one of three Discovery Days which are held in November each year. Students will have a one-day experience to introduce students to the university environment through a diverse range of hands-on activities at different departments on campus. This could include testing someone's athletic ability like an AFL talent scout, applying plaster to a forearm like a doctor or working out what minerals are used to make a car like a geologist. Information will be sent to schools in Term 3. If you are a teacher that would like information about registering students for this program please email [email protected].
Year 9 Djinanginy
A fresh new program for Year 9 students who can attend a one-day experience to introduce them to the university environment through lecture style activities mixed with hands-on activities. Demonstrations could include physics or chemistry style interactive activities or something from the Business School. Additional hands-on activities may be along the lines of sports science or engineering. Information will be sent to schools in Term 3. If you are a teacher that would like information about registering students for this program please email [email protected].
Staff and students from SIS regularly attend Indigenous Career Expos held throughout Western Australia to provide advice and assistance to anyone considering tertiary study. These expos provide a great opportunity for all people to see first-hand what is available in education, employment and training.
School excursions to UWA
Tours of the University provide high school students with a great opportunity to meet Indigenous university students who as role models can discuss the various aspects of university life.
Schools are welcome to view the facilities and resources available to students at SIS anytime of the year. Excursions normally take two to three hours and are best suited to mornings. Places of interest to visit on campus include Winthrop Hall, the Sport and Recreation Centre, Residential Colleges, Lecture Theatres, Guild Village and Prospective Students Office. Visits to individual departments to do activities can also be arranged.
Visits to schools
Staff from the School of Indigenous Studies can also visit students at schools in Perth. SIS staff who work in the Aspire UWA Program will also visit Aspire schools (sometimes with other Aspire UWA staff) in the metropolitan area and also in the Peel, Pilbara, Mid-West and Kimberley regions.
Open Day at UWA
Each year The University of Western Australia holds a public Open Day which is an opportunity for prospective students, friends and family to learn about all that UWA offers. In 2021, the University has decided to hold the Open Day on Sunday, March 28 from 10am - 2pm. We welcome prospective students, parents and families and hope that you will visit Bilya Marlee on the day. Staff & students from the School of Indigenous Studies will be available to answer any queries and provide information about many aspects of university life.