Student support

Check out the range of services available to assist you in your studies with us.

We offer student support services dedicated to helping you get your studies off to the best start. We’ll set you up for success and support you over your journey with us. Keen to learn more? Browse our support services below or meet the team looking after student welfare.

Academic support

Course advice

Our friendly Future Students Centre advisers are available to help with all your questions prior to starting university study, like which course to choose, entry requirements, how to apply and more.

Once you start at UWA, your student office can provide assistance with course-related queries, like checking your enrolment, creating a study plan and advising on global and extra-curricular experiences. They can also help you handle complex matters regarding special consideration, credit transfer, approved leave, academic progression, graduation eligibility and other special approval requests.

Libraries

Did you know our libraries are open for use during high school exams? We have almost 5,000 study spaces available for group study or independent learning, so you’re sure to find a space to suit. When you’re a university student, our Library team can help you find and reference information to support your studies, use UWA IT systems such as Pheme and Learning Management System (LMS), print documents and a whole lot more.

Online learning tools

Depending on your unit of study, teaching staff will be facilitating and supporting live, online sessions when face-to-face sessions, such as tutorials and seminars, are not able to be conducted. We've developed some learning programs and resources to support your online learning.

If you’re currently overseas, we’re continuing to offer online learning in 2021, so you don’t need to delay your degree due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. Start your studies at home and join us here in Australia when travel restrictions are lifted. Find out what online learning looks like at UWA.

Study Smarter

Participate in free academic skills programs to improve your study techniques, time management, writing, communication, English language, maths, stats and research skills. You can also get expert, one-on-one advice from UWA staff.

Wi-fi

Learn more about the free wi-fi available across campus.

Personal support and wellbeing

Care and support

At times, you may not be too sure where to go or where to find help. Our Student Wellbeing team provides someone to talk to in a confidential, supportive environment, and can help you with a variety of issues.

Counselling and Psychological Services

Access free, professional and confidential support throughout your time at university.

Inclusion and diversity

At UWA we believe people work and learn best in a setting marked by mutual respect and where the worth of the individual is valued. We aim to foster an environment that welcomes, accepts and embraces the diversity of our staff and students.

Medical Centre

The University Medical Centre is a fully equipped and accredited service supporting the UWA community with high-quality safe and confidential care.

Parent services and childcare

Find information about childcare services on campus, including the Early Learning Centre for children aged six weeks to five years, after school care and vacation care.

Find parent rooms and baby changing facilities on campus.

Religious and spiritual needs

UWA recognises the diversity of backgrounds of its community. We’re committed to supporting you with a diversity of cultural, religious and non-religious backgrounds, and aim to promote interfaith conversation and collaboration wherever possible. Find out more about our Interfaith Calendar, prayer facilities, Chaplaincy program and more.

UWA's Student Guild also represents a number of religious and spiritual clubs and societies.

Safety and security

The Campus Security team is available to support students, staff and the UWA community 24/7. UWA offers an after-hours security escort service to car parks, colleges and accommodation immediately adjacent to the University. Uniformed security officers can be called upon to ensure you reach your destination safely.

Specialised services and support

Indigenous students

UWA’s School of Indigenous Studies (SIS) provides a resource centre for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students on campus, including students in the Aboriginal Orientation Course and undergraduate and postgraduate students. The SIS Student Services team provides advice and support to students throughout their studies, and also offers a variety of facilities and services, such as a computer lab, common room and library.

International students

As a new international student, you can get in touch with our dedicated team to get support throughout your studies through one-on-one consultations and help connecting to other services we offer.

The International Students’ Department of the UWA Student Guild exists to look after the welfare of all international students studying in UWA.

If you’re currently overseas, we’re continuing to offer online learning in 2021, so you don’t need to delay your degree due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. Start your studies at home and join us here in Australia when travel restrictions are lifted. Find out what online learning looks like at UWA.

Students with a disability or medical condition

If you have a disability or medical condition, UniAccess can ensure you enjoy university life to the full, from sourcing assistive technologies, to organising alternative examination arrangements.

Careers and employability services

Careers Centre

The Careers Centre helps UWA students and recent graduates with their career decision making, employability skill development, labour market awareness and industry engagement. Take advantage of the resume and LinkedIn checker, practise your interview skills or find out about the internships available.

Work Integrated Learning

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities provide you with the chance to gain industry knowledge, develop work-ready skills and create lasting networks with industry professionals. Whether you undertake WIL as part of your course or as a co-curricular activity, you'll be better equipped to enter the workforce and pursue your goals.

Careers and Employability Award

The Careers and Employability Award is a program in which you'll gain practical, hands-on experience, skills and knowledge to embark on an enriching future career journey. This learning approach is highly valued by employers and assists you to become career-ready.

Career Mentor Link

Career Mentor Link matches you with a professional, providing you with the opportunity to benefit from the industry knowledge and career experience of your mentor.

Jobs board

Thousands of employers advertise opportunities for UWA students on CareerHub. These include graduate employment, vacation employment, degree-related part-time employment, non-course related part-time and casual employment, internships, scholarships, work experience and voluntary opportunities. Browse the job listings or set your CareerHub preferences to be alerted when a position of interest to you is advertised.

McCusker Centre for Citizenship

Undertake an internship with one of more than 300 organisations to engage in real work, develop valuable transferable skills, create connections and explore ways to apply your knowledge and skills after uni. The McCusker Centre for Citizenship will pair you with a community, not-for-profit, government or business organisation to help make a difference, with possible credit going towards your degree.

Guild Volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to create positive impact, gain valuable skills and have fun. Plus, you can choose from opportunities like day trips and regional trips, to events and micro-volunteering activities. Whether you’re passionate about animal welfare, homelessness, sustainability or something else, the Guild and Volunteering WA can match you with an organisation to suit your interests.

Bloom

Bloom is a creative lab dedicated to boosting startups. You’ll be encouraged to take your big idea and turn it into a reality, whether that’s a small business, community initiative or globe-spanning enterprise. As a second-year student, you could choose to apply for Bloom’s Launchpad program, a one-semester unit that counts towards your degree, and gain the business skills and connections needed to share your vision with the world.

Settling in to life at uni

Getting started

As a new student, you can get in touch with a team of UWA advisers for support throughout your studies via one-on-one consultations, a mentor through our UniMentor program and help connecting to other services we offer. Our advisers are passionate about making sure you feel at home.

UWAConnect

UWAConnect helps you discover the unlimited possibilities of studying at UWA. Whether you’re a new or existing student, broaden your opportunities with this six-week program of activities. From getting you on track with your studies and career pathways, to preparing you as a global citizen, UWAConnect provides something for everyone.

UniMentor

Be connected with a current student who’ll help you navigate life at uni. Whether you’ve come from overseas, a regional location or simply down the road, we can link you with a UniMentor before your first day. UniMentor is not exclusive to commencing students, so even if you’ve started your course but are feeling unsettled, we can help you out.

Financial support

Guild Student Assistance

The UWA Student Guild offers interest-free loans, grants, budgeting assistance and other financial advice or referrals you may need.

Study support

If you need financial help for emergencies to cover expenses related to your education, we may be able to provide you with financial assistance through UWA’s Study Support Fund.

Scholarships

UWA offers many scholarships that allow our students to successfully complete their course by improving their financial situation.