Spirituality and faith
A multi-faith university
UWA recognises the diversity of backgrounds of its community.
As a university, we support and encourage:
- efforts which promote understanding and cooperative action between many different beliefs and/or religious traditions
- intellectual engagement with questions of meaning, belief and faith
- the right to freedom of belief and religion
- dialogue aimed at developing shared understanding
- freedom to believe as one chooses and to change one’s beliefs
We keep an Interfaith Calendar, so everyone can know festival times for some of the larger religious bodies. Religious obligations of any belief systems are recognised as potential grounds for an application for deferral of one’s exams.
UWA's Student Guild also represents a number of religious and spiritual clubs and societies. View the list.
There are many forms of mindfulness and spiritual meditation but the basic core of them all is very similar – to focus the mind. You can meditate anywhere and anytime. One beauty of meditation is its simplicity.
UWA Chaplain Michael Wood practices and teaches a meditation informed by the ancient Christian meditation tradition. Anyone, of any faith tradition (or none), can meditate in this way.
There is a morning meditation for UWA students and staff offered via Zoom every Monday to Friday, 8.00 – 8.30am. To find out more or to join a morning meditation, head to the Contemplatio webpage.
Coaching is a structured process through which you can gain greater clarity, purpose and effectiveness in your life. You will be encouraged, challenged and supported to figure out your own strategies for achieving your desired outcomes.
You can try new approaches and then reflect on what’s working for you. Many people report that coaching is enabling and empowering.
Our Anglican Chaplain has 30 years’ experience in leadership, coaching and facilitation, and is an ICF Professional Certified Coach.