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.
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.
Amy McDermottMaster of Studies
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.
Andrew LimMaster of Health Professions Education
Ashley MarinoMarine Science major
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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Broderick MoncrieffItalian Studies major
The Diploma of Modern Languages has been a fantastic addition to my degree. It has broadened my studies and I feel it has enhanced my education at UWA. I definitely feel it is a huge bonus, and learning a language will improve my career opportunities. Italian is a beautiful language and I have loved learning it here at UWA. Studying at UWA has been a great experience.
As a student in the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education there is a huge amount of international study opportunities which contribute to your degree. My semester of exchange as part of this was the best decision I made during my studies.
Carissa SoaresMusic Specialist Studies major
UWA has a beautiful campus and a fantastic reputation as one of the world’s top 100 institutions. The staff are very encouraging and inspiring and being able to study under their guidance is an honour.
As a first year student, I’ve joined the Music Students Society. They run lots of fun social activities and these events allow you to meet other music students, which is great for networking.
Chloe IpJapanese major
I wanted to do Engineering and Japanese as my majors and no other university offered that so I chose UWA. I really enjoy the campus, its atmosphere and the old buildings. Aside from the campus I love the opportunities provide for us. I was able to go on exchange and it was the best experience of my life! I learned a lot and made life-long friends. This is my favourite aspect of studying at UWA. I’d like to study my Masters in Civil Engineering and eventually work for a housing/reconstruction company – maybe even in Japan.
I am involved in Robogals – we visit schools and teach girls about the importance of women in Engineering and to play with robots.
Chris TikoftEnglish and Cultural Studies major
I chose to study at UWA because of its excellent reputation, its beautiful surrounds and its quality of teaching. I love coming on campus and being surrounded by a supportive environment and beautiful nature.