A day in the life of...
Learn what it's like to study at UWA as an undergraduate, a postgraduate or research student and see where a degree from UWA could take you. Hear first-hand from current students, alumni and our staff.
Jacob DaviesGeraldton Grammar School graduate and Aspire Ambassador
As a regional high school student, Jacob participated in a number of Aspire UWA events, including visiting the UWA campus to explore what university life might be like and learn about the support that is available, particularly to regional students. Once he completed his secondary education at Geraldton Grammar School, Jacob moved to Perth to study a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Sport Science and Exercise and Health via the ATAR pathway. Jacob is thoroughly enjoying his course and plans to continue postgraduate studies in the future, to become a medical doctor.
While this has been Jacob’s main motivation for pursuing a university degree, his engagement with university life extends far beyond just his studies. Jacob is actively involved in supporting first-year university students and volunteers as a UniMentor. He is also a member of both the Science Union and the Basketball Club at UWA, where he can connect and socialise with like-minded peers who share his interests. Jacob also enjoys playing disc golf and video games. He is currently living with friends in Perth and balances his study with his work and social commitments.
90 years of Italian at UWAItalian Studies
90 years of Italian at UWA
Designing products the world has never seen before is beyond fulfilling. The process of exploration, ideation, designing and deploying is fun every step of the way, and allows me to experiment with different tools and ideas. It’s the most interesting part of my career so far, and I’d like to continue creating bigger and bolder tools for the rest of my life."
Adil CaderMaster of International Law
Akash MishraMaster of Business Information and Logistics Management
UWA is the best university in WA. The master’s framework is very practical and prepares you for advanced business and career exposure. The faculty members, beautiful campus and friendly environment make studying here an amazing experience. I chose to study the Master of Business Information and Logistics Management because it is industry relevant and combines both business and IT. This course suits someone who wants to pursue a career in something like business analytics or digital marketing.
Alexander FloydData Science major
The facilities and the staff here are world-class, with most of my lecturers and tutors holding PhDs, so I am constantly inspired. The projects and assignments are very relevant and the skills I am learning are easily transferable. The social life on campus is fantastic with all the clubs very welcoming and very active. As a mature-age student, I thought I might be too old to socialise, but this most definitely isn’t the case.
Alistair RyanHuman Geography and Planning major
UWA has always been recognised as Western Australia’s premier university. Having achieved well in high school, I wanted to attend an institution that matched the ability I had. Furthermore, testimonials from tutors and relatives about UWA’s culture only pushed me to believe that it would be the most enjoyable university to attend – which so far, I believe has rung true.
Allira HanczakowskiMaster of Translation Studies
The opportunity to undertake a six-week internship in Italy was an extremely valuable aspect of the course, enriching my translating skills and giving me an insight into the life of a translator. My ultimate goal is to work in the field of literary translation. I absolutely love the challenge of transferring messages, ideas and emotions across languages. Learning how to be the bridge that facilitates cross-cultural communication and breaks down language barriers is truly an art.
"I started studying straight after high school in 2016. My undergraduate majors were in Neuroscience and Archaeology, and in 2019 I completed an Honours in Archaeology.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time at UWA, and have especially fond memories of travelling for both archaeological field trips and debating competitions. I studied neuroscience after falling in love with it during the Brain Bee at high school, organised by Jenny Rodger at UWA.
My second major became archaeology after a very interesting first year class with Sven Ouzman, where I ended up sourcing and firing my own clay tablet for an assignment. I was lucky enough to get a job at the Museum straight after graduation.
I have remained connected to UWA since then, especially as I finish publishing work that I completed during my Honours year."
Patrick Morrison, BSc ’18, BA(Hons) ’19 (Archaeology and Neuroscience)
Assistant Curator, Western Australian Museum
UWA equipped me with the skills and experiences that have shaped my chosen career path. While I was there, I was able to complete an exchange to the University of York where I was able to learn from an entirely different perspective.
I continue to work with UWA even after graduating. I am involved in the Career Mentor Link Program where I mentor a student in their career development.
My passion is to empower those to speak, not to speak for them. I hope that I can use my skills to empower people with lived experiences of injustice and inequality to develop their own organisations, causes or voices to empower others who are similarly impacted.”
Amy Bowdrey - Program Support Coordinator, DVassist
Bachelor of Arts ‘19 (Political Science and International Relations, Law and Society)