Geoscience Masterclass: University of Western Australia

Wednesday 29 November

Online (Zoom)

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Event details


  • Online (Zoom)

Date and time

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Event type

  • Online


  • International students

Event Fee

  • Free


  • Registration is essential
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Join us for a Geoscience Masterclass to discover how you can study at a world top 100 university in Perth, Western Australia (QS 2024). The University of Western Australia is ranked 23rd in the world for Geology and 29th in the world for Earth and Marine Sciences (QS Subject Rankings 2023).

In this virtual masterclass, you'll hear from one of the University of Western Australia's (UWA) award-winning academics and Head of School of Earth Sciences, Professor Annette George, and also a current UWA student.

Professor George will deliver two short classes on the following topics:

  • The role of critical mineral exploration in the energy transition
  • Environmental changes recorded by ancient carbonate reefs

You'll also learn more about living and studying in Perth (the capital of Western Australia), UWA Masters courses in the School of Earth Sciences and the scholarships available to you.

Register to attend

Our Speaker

Professor Annette George, Head of School: School of Earth Sciences

Professor Annette George head shot


I undertook all of my study at Victoria University of Wellington including a PhD on the geological evolution of the Torlesse Terrane (subduction complex) in the southernmost part of the Wairarapa, North Island. New Zealand is an exciting place to discover geology, and I was fortunate to work on two different Antarctic projects during my PhD including a fieldtrip to the Transantarctic Mountains. I am really grateful to have had those opportunities. In moving to Australia, I also benefited from teaching and undertaking research in diverse locations in Victoria while at the University of Melbourne. Western Australia has provided a great many opportunities to work in sedimentary basins from Archean to modern in age, and to collaborate with a wide range of colleagues in Australia and overseas and, of course, research students.

Session Schedule

  • Introduction and welcome (5 minutes)
  • Perth and UWA overview (10 minutes)
  • Topic 1: The role of critical mineral exploration in the energy transition (15 minutes)
  • Topic 2: Environmental changes recorded by ancient carbonate reefs (15 minutes)
  • Student experience (5 minutes)
  • Q&A Session (10 minutes)

Why register for this Geoscience Masterclass?

Here’s 8 reasons to study at UWA in Perth:

5-star rating for teaching quality (Good Universities Guide 2021)

UWA is in the same time zone as 60% of the world’s population (+/- 2.5 hours)

in the world (QS World University Ranking 2023)

4,500+ industry partnerships offering you a head start in your career


Group of Eight member (Australia's best research-intensive universities)


Study in one of the world's most liveable cities (Economist Intelligence Unit)


9 subjects ranked in the world’s top 50 (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023)


Make connections with more than 160 clubs and societies