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Faculty of Education
 March 2013
Friday 08
12:00 - EVENT - INVITATION TO THE 2013 BIG MEET CAREERS FAIR More Information
INVITATION TO THE 2013 BIG MEET CAREERS FAIR

Every year Australia’s leading employers travel the country looking for high quality graduates and undergraduates. The Big Meet is your opportunity to meet up to 100 of these organisations in one day, in one location.

The Big Meet is the ultimate careers fair for undergraduates, graduates and postgraduates from all disciplines. Whether you're looking for graduate employment, a new job, vacation work, an international internship, a gap-year experience, voluntary work, travel, overseas opportunities, a teaching job or postgraduate education, The Big Meet can get you started. Don't miss out!

Entry is FREE, and you'll get some fantastic free stuff as well.

Register for the event via: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TheBigMeet2013Perth Further Information For more info, visit The Big Meet website www.thebigmeet.com.au

Confirmed Exhibitors To Date

ABB Australia, ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), Accenture, ACS Foundation, Alcoa of Australia, Arup, Aurecon, Aurizon, AusAID, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Federal Police, Australian Institute of Personal Trainers, Australian Secret Intelligence Service, Australian Taxation Office, Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development (AYAD), Chevron, Clough Projects Pty Ltd, Crowe Horwath, Defence Force Recruiting, Deloitte, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF), Department of Defence, Department of Education (WA), Department of Finance (WA), Department of Human Services, Department of Mines and Petroleum, Department of Regional Development and Lands, Department of State Development , Department of Treasury (WA), Department of Veterans' Affairs, Edmund Rice Camps WA, Fulton Hogan Pty Ltd, Fortescue Metals Group, GradConnection, Graduate Opportunities, Hatch, Hays Recruitment, IBM, Institute of Chartered Accountants, Intergen, KBR, Kiewit, KordaMentha, Lawler McGillivray, Leighton Contractors Pty Limited, Linfox Logistics, Main Roads WA, Mainfreight, Monadelphous Group Limited, Meltwater Group, National Australia Bank, Navitas Workforce Solutions, Newcrest Mining, NRW Civil & Mining, PPB Advisory, Public Transport Authority WA, Readygrad, Real Gap, Rio Tinto, Shell Australia, Sinclair Knight Merz, SThree, Subsea 7, Teach For Australia, Technip, The Ride to Conquer Cancer, The Tax Institute, Thiess, Water Corporation, Woodside.

 April 2013
Wednesday 03
14:30 - Award - Alan Robson Rural Teaching Award : You are invited to apply for the Alan Robson Rural Teaching Practicum Award. Website | More Information
The Award recognises and celebrates the strong commitment to teaching and learning of our former Vice Chancellor, Alan Robson.

The award acknowledges Professor Robson’s own rural school experiences and honours the rural teaching career of his father.

The Faculty of Education offers $1000 each year to one student participating in a rural teaching practicum. This is to be spent on expenses incurred in undertaking the practicum.

The successful applicant, who must show that they would not be able to consider a rural practicum without the scholarship, will gain long term benefit from a rural teaching practicum.
Thursday 18
12:00 - SEMINAR - HDR Supervision Series : “Supporting HDR supervision: Lessons from the field” Website | More Information
This event is open to both new and more seasoned staff who would like to gain a wider perspective on the joys and challenges of supervision from an Education perspective.

Topics include: Supervising at a distance/Supervising international students; and Balancing the fine line between supervision and intervention.

BYO lunch, tea and coffee will be provided.
Wednesday 24
12:00 - TALK - Talk: Amy Dawel (ANU) - Integration of dangerous context and fearful expressions in children and adults: Gaze-cueing and threat bias effects More Information
In real life, we use contextual information from the environment to help us interpret the emotions signaled by others’ facial expressions. Yet, because emotion perception has often been studied using facial expressions in isolation, we know little about how this important social skill develops. This talk presents data that explores to what extent children (8-12 years) show early and mandatory integration of context and expression information, in a non-predictive gaze-cueing paradigm. Briefly, children and adults decided whether animals that were looked-at (or away from) by fearful and happy faces were safe or dangerous. The animal stimuli and required response (i.e., safe vs. dangerous) were designed to invoke a potentially threatening environmental context, meaning that fearful expressions were more relevant in this context than happy expressions. Integration of context and expression was measured as (a) greater gaze-cueing from fearful expressions than from happy expressions, and (b) facilitation of responses by fearful expressions to dangerous animals versus safe animals. Results indicate that 8 to 12 year old children do have some capacity for early and mandatory integration of context and expression, which can drive shifts in attention and behavioural responses. This capacity however seems to decline rapidly as processing becomes more volitional (i.e., at longer SOA duration). The difficulties children show with integrating context and expression in later volitional stages of processing may contribute to errors in emotion perception and, thus, less adaptive social responses.
Friday 26
13:00 - SEMINAR - Thesis as a Series of Papers : An outline of UWA rules and advantages and disadvantages of this format Website | More Information
The Graduate Education Officers will outline the UWA rules on formatting your thesis as a series of papers. The advantages and disadvantages of this format will also be discussed.

 May 2013
Thursday 02
16:00 - SEMINAR - Social Justice and Higher Education: A good partnership or mutually exclusive? : SESE Seminar More Information
What is the relationship between Higher Education and Social Justice? Is there one? Does Higher Education promote social justice in society or, rather, does it create social injustice? These troubling questions are the ones we attempt to address in our recent publication ‘Social Justice and Higher Education’ (Baillie et al, 2012, Engineering and Social Justice, London). We decided to explore these questions in more detail by interviewing a range of educators from all over the world about their views on this topic. As we chose not to define what we meant by social justice the conversations were very rich and diverse, prompting many insights into the working experience of the respondents. We did not conduct these interviews as a traditional researcher might. The project became more of a long, ongoing conversation and the resulting, illustrated book, is authored by us all, including the artist whose interpretations of our conversations added extra depth and insight. The responses ranged from the belief that HE can enhance social justice in society to the view that HE is inherently based on unjust principles and alternatives are needed now. This seminar will share some of these views to provoke broader discussion about changes in the role of HE in society.
Thursday 09
11:00 - EVENT - Nominations for Teaching and Learning Awards open Website | More Information
Is there a staff member you think did a fantastic job this year?

Nominations for semester one are now open until May 31.

If so, you can nominate them for an Excellence in Teaching and Learning award up to using the online nomination form see https://www.education.uwa.edu.au/students/teaching/awards/nomination-form

The faculties of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts; Education; and Law have combined to offer Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

The Awards are a way of recognising and rewarding outstanding teaching, research supervision, programs and student support within the faculties.

It is an opportunity to acknowledge those teachers and other staff members who make a real difference to the learning experience of our students.

For award categories see https://www.education.uwa.edu.au/students/teaching/awards

Nominations must be received by close of business 31 May 2013 for semester 1 nominations.
Monday 27
7:00 - COURSE - Clinical Group & Studio Pilates Available on Campus!! Website | More Information
Through the UWA Health & Rehabiliation Clinic a variety of Clinical Pilates options are now available to staff and general public!

Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, balance, control, strength, flexibility, and breathing. It incorporates mat and equipment based exercises to optimise function, improve fitness and aid the management or rehabilitation following pain or injury. Using the experitse of Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology trained staff to tailor exercises, Clinical Pilates is able to ensure optimal gains whilst minimising risk of injury or aggravation.

Initial assessment may be required prior to starting classes. Sessions are available Mon-Fri at various times between 6am-6pm. Private Health Rebates May Apply.

 June 2013
Saturday 08
8:00 - EVENT - DIABETES SEMINAR : Multidisciplinary CPD seminar - Diabetes: Priorities, targets & the annual cycle of care Website | More Information
UWA CPD Health presents a Multidisciplinary CPD seminar on Saturday June 8th 2013. In association with the Diabetes and Endocrine Health Network and Diabetes WA, UWA CPD Health is presenting a unique education seminar on Diabetes: Priorities, targets & the annual cycle of care. The event represents a great opportunity to understand patient management from all perspectives and strengthen collaboration and develop referral pathways between health care providers. Open to ALL members of the multidisciplinary health care team. This seminar is eligible for 6 active learning hours for CPD with optional assessment. Seminar attendance is fully catered for at the UWA Club OR online access is available through the Universities' Lecture Capture System.
Thursday 13
13:00 - PRESENTATION - Preparing and presenting a Three Minute Thesis talk : Guidelines on how to present a suitable talk for UWA's 3MT competition in 2013. Website | More Information
The rules and details of UWA's Three Minute Thesis Competition will be described, and guidance will be given on how to present a talk suitable for this event. Doctoral and Masters Researchers, ECRs and academics within 7 years of PhD completion are eligible to compete.
Monday 17
15:00 - LECTURE - Understanding & measuring real-world impacts from research More Information
In Australia there has been a recent drive to look more closely at the real-world impact of research paid for with public funding, as evidenced by the 2012 joint ATN / Go8 'Excellence in Innovation' assessment trial. David Pannell, whose research was well rated in the trial, will discuss his thoughts on understanding and measuring impact, as well as strategies to increase the impact of research.

 July 2013
Thursday 04
9:00 - COURSE - Survival Analysis : A Short Course using R Website | More Information
This course covers material ranging from Kaplan Meier curves to the analysis of censored data and Cox's proportional hazards models.

Participants must bring their own laptop with R installed.
Tuesday 16
9:00 - COURSE - ANOVA, Linear Regression and Logistic Regression : A Short Course using SPSS Website | More Information
This course covers techniques that can be used to analyse data with continuous and categorical variables. The course will begin with simple linear regression and then proceed with approaches that can be used with more than two variables such as multiple regression. ANOVA with interactions and blocking will also be covered. The course will end with techniques that address the analysis of binary or ordinal variables.

Subsidised fees are available for UWA Graduate Research Students.
Friday 19
8:00 - CONFERENCE - PEG Scientific Meeting - Merging Qualitative and Quantitative Research Website | More Information
Friday 26
14:00 - ORATION - Three Minute Thesis Competition Final : An 80,000 word thesis would take 9 hours to present - their time 3 minutes! Website | More Information
The task for the 10 finalists is to give an engaging talk on their PhD topic and it's significance in language that everyone can understand - in just 3 minutes. The audience will vote for its People's Choice.

 August 2013
Sunday 11
10:00 - OPEN DAY - 2013 Open Day : Join us for our Centenary Open Day and experience all that UWA has to offer Website | More Information
Come and find out about our undergraduate and postgraduate courses, career options, scholarship opportunities, our valuable research, community programs and facilities.

There's also residential college tours, hands-on activities, live music, entertainment, and plenty of fun activities for the whole family as we celebrate our 100th birthday.
Friday 16
8:30 - EVENT - Transformative leaders: Driving schools from good to great : A leadership forum: for aspiring and novice leaders Website | More Information
Are you an aspiring or novice leader? Are you interested in lifting student achievement?

Here you will engage in roundtable discussion of strategies to raise student performance. Speakers will share their insights into transforming organisations from good to great.
Tuesday 20
13:00 - Colloquium - The Raine Study – A unique West Australian resource for health and medical researchers. : The Raine Study is one of the largest successful prospective cohorts of pregnancy, childhood, adolescence and now young adulthood in the world. More Information
The Seminar:The Raine Study is one of the largest successful prospective cohorts of pregnancy, childhood, adolescence and now young adulthood in the world. It began in 1989 at King Edward Memorial Hospital with the recruitment of 2,900 pregnant women in early pregnancy. These families were followed through pregnancy and 2,868 children born to the mothers have been reviewed in detail at ages 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 10, 14, 17, 18, 20 and now at 23 years of age. Each member of the cohort has over 95,000 measures of health and disease and demographic data as well as information on more than 2.5 million genetic variants. The prospective longitudinal design of the Raine Study allows causal pathways of complex conditions such as cardiovascular, respiratory and psychiatric disease to be investigated. The Raine Study has already contributed to scientific research in many ways and led to novel discoveries across a range of disciplines, particularly childhood diseases.Since its inception in 1989, research studies using the Raine Study have generated more than $12.6 million from 27 grant applications from 12 funding bodies, the largest funding ($9.5 million) coming from the National Health & Medical Research Council. Research output has been increasing exponentially with over 130 research papers published in the past 3 years. The Raine Study is now moving into the adult years. At 23 years old, the cohort is well placed to assess the effects of the disturbing transition of obesity onset from the middle-aged population to younger age groups. By engaging with researchers in the fields of adult health and medicine the Raine Study has the potential to provide unprecedented data on the prevalence, clinical picture and risk factors for disease in early adulthood and beyond.

13:00 - TALK - CAREERS MONTH - Welcome to the W.A. Public Sector - employment opportunities abound! : Come along and hear from a representative of the Public Sector Commission who will discuss life in the WA public sector, how to apply for positions and where to find current vacancies. Website | More Information
Welcome to the Western Australian public sector and the never ending possibilities of working for the Government and contributing to the administration of the State. The public sector is made up of a wide range of government departments and agencies with locations throughout the whole of Western Australia. Although you may gain employment for one particular agency within the public sector you belong to a much larger workforce. Newly appointed public sector employees are given the opportunity to contribute to the efficient and effective administration of the State of Western Australia.

The variety of jobs in the public sector is huge - all students from all disciplines welcome.

Bookings on CareerHub - https://uwa.careerhub.com.au
Wednesday 21
13:00 - SEMINAR - CAREERS MONTH: Guild Volunteering Opportunities Seminar - Volunteering and career development : Not only is volunteering an opportunity to give back to the community but it provides invaluable experience which can be included on your resume and helps to boost your employablity. Come and learn more about the value of volunteering and the opportunities available. Website | More Information
Don’t wait until you graduate to get real-world experience: Come hear from Guild Volunteering about how you can start acting locally to provide solutions to some of society’s greatest challenges. Learn, firstly, about the changing demands placed on graduates and the imperative for broad-minded social responsibility in the corporate world. Then, learn how you can start responding to these challenges now to ensure that when you graduate you can gain meaningful employment that makes a positive contribution to society.

Guild Volunteering provides a range of ways to engage with community for first-time volunteers or for students looking to cut their teeth on a high-commitment leadership opportunity

All students welcome!

Book on UWA CareerHub - https://uwa.careerhub.com.au

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