UWAConnect

Embrace being part of the UWA community! From 26 Feb - 7 April UWA will hold a range of activities for you to be involved in. A chance to make the most of your student experience as there is more to uni life than just study!

Whether you’re a new or existing student, broaden your opportunities with this exciting six-week program of activities.

Week 1 - STUDYConnect

26 February - 3 March

Discover how to access the huge range of in-person and online support services and resources available by our UWA’s Academic Skills Centre. The team provide free, innovative academic skills to improve your study techniques, time management, writing, communication, English language, maths, stats and research skills.

Activities this week will include academic skills workshops and one-to-one consultations, as well as UWA Library workshops and Book a Librarian services.

You can also spend this week completing the 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.

Week 2 - CAREERConnect

4 - 10 March

Take a moment to reflect on your career direction and what small steps you can take to start achieve your goals. The UWA Careers and Employability team offer a drop-in service (where you can stop by and speak to a careers advisor), regular career, resumé workshops and employer networking events. Including the UWA Careers Fair on 19 March! You can register for these events and search for employment opportunities via the UWA student jobs board, UniHub.


Week 3 - SOCIALConnect

11 - 17 March

A great 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 12 March for Guild 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.


Week 4 - WELLNESSConnect

18 - 24 March

It’s time to check in with how you’re settling into your first few weeks of study, familiarise yourself with the support services available and form good habits for looking after your wellbeing. We encourage you can explore all of the UWA support services and visit the Student Wellbeing Hub, Shenton House, Perth Crawley campus to take part in a range of Mindfulness Activities from Monday to Friday 11am-3pm.

Week 5 - COMMUNITYConnect

25 - 31 March

Get more involved with the UWA community! Explore the on-campus galleries and museums which host amazing exhibitions, talks and seminars throughout the year. Explore the exciting music, theatre, arts and cultural events the UWA Cultural Precinct.

Learn more about contemporary social issues and how you can make a difference in the wider community by connecting with The McCusker Centre for Citizenship. They run an interesting series of events and forums and offer the opportunity to complete an internship at a not-for-profit organisation where you can give back to the community and earn credit towards your degree.

Celebrate student culture and enjoy campus life with the many great Guild clubs and societies on offer. They’d love you to get involved, meet other students and embrace being part of the UWA community.

Note: 31 March 2024 is census date is the last day to withdraw from units for Semester 1 in StudentConnect without receiving academic or financial penalty. Talk with your Allocated Student Advising Office for any tips and advice regarding unit withdrawal.

Week 6 - GLOBAL AND CULTURALConnect

1 - 7 April

UWA provides you with opportunities to undertake exchange and short-term programs with international universities through the UWA Global Learning Office. These programs are an incredible experience, providing you with the opportunity to see the world and broaden your employment prospects. There are scholarships and loans to help you get there. This week there will be a mini Global Study Fair on 12 March where you can ask questions to returned exchange students. You can also learn more about the overseas opportunities available to you at fortnightly information sessions.

While the UWA Careers and Employability Centre provides opportunities to network with global companies across a range of industries.

Want to get the most out of your student experience?

You can talk with your Allocated Student Advising Office to gain advise about the various free and confidential support services available to you as a UWA students, receive tips and advice on how to maximise your time as a university student.

Our lovely Student Advisor staff are here for you every step of the way throughout your student journey and look forward to meeting you soon!

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