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The annual Year 12 Leadership Seminar is a week-long residential program open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Year 12 who have academic ability and an interest in studying at UWA.

Each year the Seminar introduces and promotes the various study options available at The University of Western Australia as well as introducing study options at other universities in the Perth metropolitan area. All student costs including travel, meals and accommodation are sponsored by UWA.

In 2021 the accommodation for the Leadership Seminar will be at Ngulla Mia at the Clontarf Aboriginal College in Manning and the group will travel to activities at UWA and surrounding areas each day.

Facilities and resources

Students learn about the programs, facilities and resources available at the School of Indigenous Studies and also at various schools and faculties at UWA and the boarding colleges particularly University Hall. The program also includes learning seminars, self-esteem workshops as well as social and cultural activities, which encourage students to meet each other, network and discuss their future.

The University of Western Australia

A friendly and homely atmosphere is provided at UWA by the staff and students at the School of Indigenous Studies (based at Bilya Marlee). Visits include a campus tour which includes activities at a number of faculties depending on students? interest/intended course, meeting current UWA Indigenous students, visits to lecture theatres, the Sport and Recreation Centre and Winthrop Hall.

In 2019, students were introduced to staff and courses in Exercise and Sports Science, Medicine, Engineering, Arts, Law, Architecture and Commerce. Students had the opportunity to visit a residential college, and had information sessions on courses, applying for university and scholarships.

Cultural and social activities in 2019 included a cultural dance and story night, a quiz night and a dinner dance river cruise on the Derbal Yerrigan (Swan River).

UWA would also like to acknowledge and thank Rio Tinto for their continued sponsorship of the program.

Useful information

Brendon DeGois
Indigenous Services Officer/ Leadership Seminar Coordinator
Telephone (+61 8) 6488 3847

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