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.

Postgraduate

Akash Mishra

Master of Business Information and Logistics Management

Akash Mishra

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.

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Alexander Floyd

Data Science major

Alexander Floyd

I’ve always been fascinated with numbers, technology and problem solving. The Data Science major enables me to draw on my talents and it empowers me to make a difference in this rapidly expanding field. The UWA undergraduate structure has also given me the flexibility not only to choose from a large variety of majors, but to study German as an elective.

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.
 
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Undergraduate

Alistair Ryan

Human Geography and Planning major

Alistair Ryan

Human Geography and Planning is an extremely interesting subject for me, as someone who likes to know the reasons why cities and towns filled with people function as they do. This major demonstrates the fundamental shape and workings of urban places. The field trips offered to UWA Geography and Planning students to places such as Japan and Spain is a truly memorable and rewarding experience, while still contributing as credit towards your degree. 

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.
 
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Postgraduate

Allira Hanczakowski

Master of Translation Studies

Allira Hanczakowski

After completing my Bachelor of Arts (Linguistics and Italian), I was unsure how to practically use my love of language and Italian beyond the university environment. The Master of Translation Studies was the perfect progression. It has enabled me to enter a hidden world that consists of exploring the theoretical, practical, creative and fascinating aspects of translation.

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.
 
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Postgraduate

Amy McDermott

Master of Studies

Amy McDermott

UWA was the only university to offer a course that allowed me to study both Policy and Education within one Masters course. I chose a Master of Studies as it gave me the flexibility to study across disciplines I believe that in this complex world the kind of thinking that will be needed to solve problems will be interdisciplinary and I love that my course sets me up for this kind of world. In my course I can study both a breath of units relating to Public Policy whilst still focusing on my passion, Education.

I have loved the class discussions in our seminars - I really feel academically engaged in the learning process. The lecturers are so knowledgeable and also the mix of world and life experience of my classmates has created a real depth of analysis and discussion.
 
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Postgraduate

Andrew Lim

Master of Health Professions Education

Andrew Lim

One of the key strengths of the Master of Health Professions Education relates to the varied educational and occupational backgrounds of the staff and students undertaking the course. I have found it invaluable to learn from the experiences of others, their perceived mistakes, the settings in which they have occurred and the overall outcomes achieved.
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Undergraduate

Angela Goh

Medical Sciences major

Angela Goh

The Medical Sciences major provides me with a solid foundation in my undergraduate years to better prepare me for my Direct Pathway to Doctor of Medicine. My lecturers are passionate about what they are teaching and show interest in how we are progressing through the course. I enjoy the opportunities to work in groups in the Medical Sciences major, it allows me to meet people who are also passionate about Medicine. I also involve myself in the clubs around the campus I am part of the Korean Cultural Club and Multicultural Students Union where I attend events and learn more about the Korean culture and language as well as other student who are interested in Asian languages and cultures.
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Undergraduate

Ashley Marino

Marine Science major

Ashley Marino

Marine Science has no geographical limits. When I was in Year 12 living in Albany, a town spoilt with incredible coastal environments, I dreamt of travelling, snorkelling, and living by the sea for the rest of my life. This major opens that possibility, with the added aspect of environmental consideration. Everything biological and atmospheric can be linked to the vast oceans. Marine Science can be applied globally, from the open ocean to local rivers and the atmospheric influences of winds and climate. 

Throughout my course, my perspective of the world has been broadened. The students in my class share my passion for protecting our environment and their belief in a better future is contagious; it’s easy to feel optimistic and determined when you’re surrounded by kind-hearted people.

Everyone’s aware of UWA’s prestigious reputation, but really it was the relocation services and pleasant atmosphere that allowed me to picture myself living as a student here.
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Research at UWA

Breast cancer research

New tool in fight against breast cancer

Breast cancer research

A tool that will enable surgeons to detect malignant breast cancer tissue during surgery using new imaging techniques has been developed by researchers at The University of Western Australia and the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.
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