Discover the unlimited possibilities available to you at UWA
Whether you’re a new or existing student, broaden your opportunities with this exciting six-week program of activities.
Week 1 - STUDYConnect
25 February - 3 March
Get on track as early as possible and think about forming good study habits. Get organised and discover how to access the huge range of in-person and online support services and resources available at UWA.
STUDYSmarter is services for students of all levels. Our WRITESmart, (mα+hs)Smart and GETSmart services can help you to get more out of your learning, writing, language, maths, stats and research skills.
Activities this week will include study skills workshops and UWA Library tours and events.
Now is a good time to start your online learning modules, Academic Conduct Essentials (ACE), Communication and Research Skills (CARS) and/or Indigenous Study Essential (ISE) – you’ll be automatically enrolled in the ones that are relevant to you in LMS.
By the end of this week you should be set with a range of study skills, tools and resources and feel confident about knowing where to go if you need any help getting started.
Week 2 - SOCIALConnect
4 - 10 March
Your goal for this week is to make new social connections – meet other students, join Guild clubs and societies, join in on the great activities offered by UWA Sport, come along to off campus excursions and discover the various cultural events and activities on campus.
The Guild has more than 160 clubs at UWA, covering just about every interest: course-related, cultural, political, religious, hobby-related and more. They’ll be taking over Oak Lawn on Tuesday with Club Carnival so come down and find out what they do, get tickets to upcoming events, join clubs and societies and get involved with the best campus culture in the country.
The Transition Team has a number of social events planned both on and off campus. If you’re new to Perth, we’ll be visiting Perth Zoo on Thursday and would love you to join us. Keep an eye out for more events over the coming weeks to connect with new friends and your new surroundings.
There are opportunities to be linked with UniMentors (if you don’t already have one) as well as a chance to catch up with your mentor groups to see how you’re going, now that you've started.
Week 3 - CAREERConnect
11 - 17 March
It’s time to think about your career direction and what you can do from the start of your degree to achieve your goals.
Employers are actively seeking talented UWA students for various positions within their organisations. The UWA Careers Fair on 12 March is your chance to learn more about a wide variety of roles and organisations. Many employers will be offering exciting opportunities like internships and vacation work which you can take on as part of your UWA degree.
The UWA Careers Centre in Student Central runs regular career and resumé workshops and employer networking events. You can register for these events and search for employment opportunities via the UWA student jobs board, CareerHub.
This week you’ll also get the chance to hear from alumni who have gone on to create exciting careers following their studies at UWA, learn more about volunteering opportunities offered by the UWA Student Guild and attend information sessions to get your career pathway on track.
Week 6 - GLOBAL AND CULTURALConnect
1 - 7 April
UWA provides you with many opportunities to undertake exchange and short-term programs with international universities. These programs are an incredible experience, providing you with the opportunity to see the world and broaden your employment prospects. Learn more and get inspired about where you could take your degree at the annual Study Abroad Fair on 2 April. This week you’ll also have the opportunity to meet UWA alumni from a variety of nationalities and cultures and hear about where in the world they’ve taken their careers after completing their UWA degree.
We love to embrace cultural diversity on campus and you’ll find many events throughout the year which celebrate it. The Guild clubs represent a wide range of cultures and the Multicultural Students Union’s annual Spring Feast is one of the highlights of the year.
The UWA Careers Centre provides opportunities to network with global companies across a range of industries and can even connect you with career opportunities in China.
Find us on campus
You can visit the UWAConnect tent located in Student Central to discover all of the great activities that are happening each week. Our staff and student volunteers will be available daily to answer any questions and provide information about our weekly events and how and where to access these on campus.