UWA is committed to continuing to widen participation and support students from diverse backgrounds in higher education. The Student Equity team sits within the Student Life portfolio, and our layered and long-term approach includes initiatives embedded across at all stages of the student life cycle.
Our programs provide broad-based, early intervention outreach and an admission entry pathway for students of high potential but limited means and opportunity.
We would like to thank our supporters: the Alcoa Foundation, Rio Tinto, Monadelphous, Babcock, Newmont, ATCO, Firecroft Australia and the many kind individuals who share our belief in the transformative power of education.
Aspire UWA is a school-based program engaging students in Years 7-12 to increase university aspirations, support academic capabilities and promote the individual, community and societal benefits of higher education.
Children's University works with partner primary schools to foster aspirations and a love of learning by providing access to outstanding extra-curricular learning activities.
Fairway UWA is a program that provides students completing Year 12 under challenging circumstances with an admission pathway to UWA.
Girls in Engineering
Girls in Engineering is an outreach program that inspires female students to pursue career pathways in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Female engineers share industry experience online
A panel of female industry leaders with some of the most diverse and creative engineering careers in Western Australia will share their experiences at an online event next Tuesday to celebrate International Women in Engineering Day.Read more
Mentor program to help Peel students learn about STEM careers
A new online mentoring pilot program launched by The University of Western Australia with support from the Alcoa Foundation will see students from years 9 to 11 in the Peel region learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) career opportunities.Read more
How a top ATAR student found his passion for medicine
Travelling the remotest parts of our State and witnessing first-hand a lack of medical expertise and resources available to many communities was the catalyst for suburban Perth teenager Aldric Ratnasekera to study medicine at The University of Western Australia.Read more
Pilbara high school students get a taste of studying STEM at university
High school students in Karratha and Roebourne were able to gain an insight into university life and careers in STEM when a team from The University of Western Australia visited the region last week.Read more
Finding your feet through Fairway
If you’re in high school and wondering if university is for you, Matt Offer is proof great things can happen when you take a chance.Read more
How you can help
We encourage anyone with an interest in creating opportunities for disadvantaged students to consider supporting our programs, and we welcome the opportunity to discuss how you can open doors for young people to explore their dreams.
For further information, please contact:
- Fiona Allan
- Development and Alumni Relations
- +61 8 6488 4772
- Katie Douglas
- Manager, Student Equity
- +61 8 6488 5611