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Business School - Current Students
 June 2014
Monday 02
7:00 - COURSE - Winter Clinical Pilates : Exercise to keep you mobile during the winter months Website | More Information
Machine &/or mat based clinical Pilates classes focusing on efficient and effective movement patterns. Classes are designed to strengthen the body whilst enhancing mobility over the colder winter months! Classes may incorporate elements of myofascial and muscle release, contemporary Pilates and a variety of props.

'Group' (max 8 ppl) and 'Studio' (max 3 ppl) sessions available at various times throughout the day (incl. before or after work and lunch time sessions).

All sessions are conducted by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and private health rebates may apply depending on your level of cover.

For a schedule and prices email [email protected] or call 6488 3333.
Wednesday 04
17:30 - EVENT - MBA Information Evening (Perth) : An information evening for prospective Master of Business Administration students Website | More Information
Come along to the UWA Business School's information evening for the Master of Business Administration (MBA), where you can learn about our new MBA Full Time as well as MBA Flexible. You will have the opportunity to meet professors and current students, have all your questions answered, and even apply on the night.

You will be able to meet professors and students from 5.30pm onwards, with the formal presentation beginning at 6.00pm.
Thursday 05
13:30 - EVENT - IOA Postgraduate Showcase - Frontiers in Agriculture : 9 PhD students present their diverse agriculture-related research Website | More Information
The Institute of Agriculture's annual Postgraduate Showcase brings together some of UWA’s best PhD students at an advanced stage of their research. This year, nine presentations covering a wide range of disciplines will highlight some of the research and progress underway at UWA in the area of agriculture, food science and natural resource management. The event also provides opportunities for students to interact with industry representatives and future employers.

For catering purposes, please RSVP by 26 May to [email protected]

16:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - How Nations Succeed : A public lecture from Harvard University’s Professor Lant Pritchett More Information
Economic growth and development depend on institutions such as administrative capability of the state and the capability of governments to affect the course of events through policies and programs.

Harvard University’s Professor Lant Pritchett will discuss how some countries manage to consistently fail to acquire capability and how growth dynamics depend on institutional dynamics. He will also discuss how to sabotage the techniques of economic development failure: such as the shallow mimicry of institutions, and unrealistic expectations about the pace of institutional change.

Lant Pritchett is Professor of the Practice of International Development at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and works as a consultant to Google.org

This event is supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and is being held as part of the 10th Australasian Development Economics Workshop.
Tuesday 24
9:00 - COURSE - Introductory Statistics : A Short Course using SPSS Website | More Information
The aim of this course is to introduce you to basic statistics. It will cover descriptive statistics (means and standard deviations); data exploration; basic categorical data analysis; simple linear regression and basic analysis of variance (ANOVA). The statistical package SPSS will be used to illustrate the ideas demonstrated. The course will be held in a computer laboratory allowing participants to immediately apply the material covered through a series of practical examples.

 July 2014
Tuesday 01
9:00 - COURSE - R Basics : A Statistics Short Course Website | More Information
R is a free and extremely powerful language and software environment for statistical computing, data analysis, and graphics. The course is designed for those who have no experience with R, but have a basic understanding of statistics. The course will include: Introduction to R: How to install R on your computer; basic R commands, how to use and understand the R help pages. Data: Reading in data and data manipulation; summarising data; basic statistical analysis and fitting linear models. Graphics and output: Basic plotting commands and how to customise your plots; how to export your plots and output in a user-friendly format. Functions: Writing simple functions and flow control structures.
Friday 04
17:30 - EVENT - GMA Twilight Drinks - “A Century of Evidence: People Helping People” More Information
Join us for casual Friday drinks to help you unwind at the end of the working week with some fellow alumni, staff, and students from the Business School.

Enjoy a refreshing ale or glass of wine, rekindle some old acquaintances or make some new ones and generally have a relaxing start your weekend. Our guest speaker will be Steve Joske CSC, Executive Director of the Australian Red Cross in Western Australia. Steve will provide an insight into how the Red Cross continues to build on its reputation for excellence in service after 100 years as a volunteer organisation in Australia.

Tickets at the door - $15 GMA members | $25 guests
Monday 07
7:45 - EVENT - St George's College July School Holiday Program : St George's College will again be holding its popular School Holiday Program in July. The year's entry will be grades 3 - 7. Website | More Information
Dates are 7 - 11 and 14 - 18 July 2014, 7.45 am - 5.00 pm. The holiday program provides for exciting educational days in and around the College's historic buildings and beautiful gardens. This year's entry will be expanded to cover school years 3 - 7.

The schedule starts at 7.45 each morning with breakfast in the College's Dining Hall then the day begins with a variety of activities that include the Amazing Race and Team Games, African Drumming, Cooking Lessons, Chemistry Madness, Zumba, Crime Scene at St George's and much more.

The cost is $80 per child per day casual visit or $75 per child per day for more than one child or if three or more days are booked in one week. For a booking of one week the cost is $60 per child per day. The daily price includes a high ratio of mentors to children, breakfast, lunch and tea breaks.
Tuesday 08
9:00 - COURSE - ANOVA, Linear Regression and Logistic Regression : A Short Course using SPSS Website | More Information
The course is designed for people with knowledge of basic statistics who want to learn more about regression and analysis of variance (ANOVA).

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.
Monday 14
9:00 - COURSE - Applied Structural Equation Models : A Short Course using Mplus Website | More Information
The course is designed as an applied course in Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) using the Mplus software package. SEM is used widely by researchers to test complex relationships among observed (measured) and latent (unobserved) variables and subsumes other analytical techniques such as regression, path analysis, factor analysis, and canonical correlation. Mplus is rapidly becoming the program of choice for the analysis of SEMs. Mplus offers a general modelling framework that allows both the modelling of cross-sectional and longitudinal data using observed variables that are a combination of continuous and categorical variables. In addition, Mplus analyses multilevel modelling structures.

The first three days of the course will be an introduction to SEM and the Mplus program. The focus of the last two days of the course is on the analysis of more advanced SEM models.

If you are familiar with the Mplus program and have an understanding of material typically covered in an introduction to SEM course, you may choose to attend only the last two days of the course.

If you have completed an introductory course in SEM using another program (e.g., Amos, Lisrel, EQS) but have not previously used the Mplus program, you may choose to attend the first day and then the last two days of the course.

 August 2014
Wednesday 06
12:00 - Public Forum - Community conversation on heart disease and medication : A conversation about experiences of taking medications for heart disease More Information
The School of Population Health are running a ‘community conversation’ for people who have had, or care for someone, with heart disease, heart failure or atrial fibrillation. We are really interested in people coming along to tell us how they manage their heart disease and medicines.

Heart disease is still the number one killer of Australians. However there is strong evidence that certain medications are successful in preventing a second heart attack and improving survival. The problem is that we do not know if people continue to take their medicines for a long time after being discharged from hospital.

For practice to be evidence based, researchers need to understand what is happening with medications and heart disease. To do this it is important to hear about your experiences. We want to hear about any issues you may be experiencing as well as what you think needs to be researched in the area.

Our community conversation will take place on Wednesday 6 August 2014 between 12pm and 2.30pm in the Niche at the Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre in Nedlands. RSVP Essential.

Payment of out-of-pocket expenses and light lunch are provided. For more information or to RSVP for this event, please e-mail [email protected] or call 6488 8176 Mon – Wed or 9489 7742 Thur – Fri.

We reserve the right to make changes to the events and the right to determine the confirmed registration list.
Sunday 10
10:00 - OPEN DAY - 2014 Open Day : Join us for our Open Day and experience all that UWA has to offer Website | More Information
Come and find out about UWA’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses, scholarship opportunities, outstanding career options and explore our community programs and facilities.

This year there will be campus tram tours, hands-on activities, live music and entertainment, as well as plenty of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Join us for Open Day 2014 from 10.00am to 4.00pm on Sunday 10 August.
Monday 11
9:00 - EVENT - Unicredit-Unistaff consultation : Book a free consultation with Unicredit to discuss your banking needs More Information
Unicredit is committed to providing a range of benefits to employees of UWA.

As the dedicated Member Relations Manager for the UWA branch, I am available to see you at a time and place that suits you to discuss your banking needs whether they are lending, deposits or general banking.

As part of the suite of discounts and offers available, UWA employees and family have the opportunity to discuss an exclusive Home Loan offer.

This includes: •4.85% p.a. UniStaff variable rate home loan (Comparison Rate 4.85%p.a.) and a No Establishment Fee offer is current for all applications received before 30/09/2014. •Currently 0.40% p.a. lower than our current standard variable rate (5.25% p.a. as at 26/8/13). •Exclusive to UWA Staff and your families. •No monthly, maintenance or ongoing fees. •Unlimited free redraws. •100% offset facility available. •Free split loan option with an Equity Access or Fixed Rate loan. •Additional repayments available on fixed loans up to $10,000 p.a. •MemberCare Insurance options with multi-policy discounts •University staff discounts also apply on personal & car loans.

Unicredit also has Unistaff Term Deposit special rates on offer.

So please arrange a no obligation consultation to see if I can save you some money and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Friday 15
17:30 - EVENT - GMA Twilight Drinks - “How to Maximise Your MBA Potential” More Information
Join us for casual Friday drinks and a short presentation on how to maximise your MBA potential. Our guest speaker is Brian Leedman, a UWA MBA alumni member and former GMA President, who is currently an investor relations professional focusing on the biotechnology industry and co-founder of two newly ASX listed biotechnology companies, Oncosil Medical Limited (OSL) and Imugene Limited (IMU).

Tickets at the door - $15 GMA members | $25 guests
Thursday 28
18:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Is Bitcoin really a currency? : A public lecture with Professor David Yermack from New York University More Information
Bitcoin is a "virtual currency” made possible by the internet. One attraction for many is that the creation and use of Bitcoin as a currency is that is independent of any bank. But, is Bitcoin a valid currency or is it a speculative investment? Professor David Yermack provides an informed, unbiased perspective on this issue.

Professor Yermack is the Albert Fingerhut Professor of Finance and Business Transformation at New York University Stern School of Business and also Director, Pollack Center New York University School of Law.

 September 2014
Saturday 06
15:30 - CONCERT - Beethoven: A Tale of Triumph : Selections from Beethoven's piano sonatas performed by Perth's mightiest pianists! Website | More Information
Beethoven: A Tale of Triumph Concert - to be held at St George's College as part of their Spring Concert Series. The concert will see a selection from Beethoven's piano sonatas including the famous Moonlight Sonata performed by Perth's mightiest pianists! Performing: Mark Coughlan, Caroline Badnall, Raymond Yong, Anastasia Buettner-Moore, Rachel Chan, Stephen Armstrong. Free admission, bookings required.
Tuesday 09
9:00 - Free Home Loan consultation - Unicredit-Unistaff Home Loan consultation : Open invite to discuss your home loan More Information
I will be available to discuss your current or future home loan requirements all day. Either book a time or just come into the Clubs Meeting Room, 1st Floor, Guild Central Wing. Go to the Student Centre and they can direct you to the meeting room.

As the dedicated Member Relations Manager for the UWA branch, I look forward to discussing your banking needs whether they are lending, deposits or general banking.

As part of the suite of discounts and offers available, UWA employees and family have the opportunity to discuss an exclusive Home Loan offer.

This includes: •4.85% p.a. UniStaff variable and comparison rate home loan and a No Establishment Fee offer is current for all applications received before 30/09/2014. •Currently 0.40% p.a. lower than our current standard variable rate (5.25% p.a. as at 26/8/13). •Exclusive to UWA Staff and your families. •No monthly, maintenance or ongoing fees. •Unlimited free redraws. •100% offset facility available. •Free split loan option with an Equity Access or Fixed Rate loan. •Additional repayments available on fixed loans up to $10,000 p.a. •MemberCare Insurance options with multi-policy discounts •University staff discounts also apply on personal & car loans.

Unicredit also has Unistaff Term Deposit special rates on offer.

Unicredit – Here for you on campus Unicredit began in 1964 (it’s our 50th anniversary this year!) and we have been on-campus with our UWA branch providing a convenient and competitive alternative for the banking needs of UWA staff and students. Being a credit union, we are not publicly listed (we are effectively owned by our members), so we don’t exist to maximise profits to pay shareholders. Instead, we only retain a modest profit to ensure our future and our member’s financial security then reinvest the remainder back into the society, allowing us to continue providing a strong and stable financial institution delivering outstanding member service, simple and flexible products, competitive rates and fairer fees for our members.
Wednesday 10
18:00 - EVENT - Blood-Injection-Injury Phobia : Do you or someone you know live in fear of needles or blood? If so, read on... More Information
Blood-Injection-Injury Phobia is a fear that is triggered by seeing blood or an injury, or by receiving an injection or other invasive medical procedure. People vary in the way they react to situations involving blood or injections. Some individuals may feel disgust, nausea, or dizziness. Some people may even faint.

The Robin Winker Clinic is a clinical psychology unit linked to the School of Psychology at The University of Western Australia. The Clinic will be running a group treatment program for Blood-Injection-Injury Phobia. The treatment is based on evidence from up-to-date research, and was co-developed by Dr Andrew Page, a psychologist and researcher from the School who specialises in anxiety disorders. The program will run for 8 two-hour sessions, plus a follow-up session approximately one month after completion. There will also be an initial assessment session. Through this program, individuals will work in a supportive environment to challenge their fears and learn coping strategies to control anxiety and be less worried when getting an injection, seeing blood, or when visiting the doctor for a medical procedure. Techniques for preventing fainting and for coping with feelings of disgust are also introduced.

What do you do now? If you or someone you know would like to reserve a place in this treatment program, or if you would like more information, please call the Clinic on 6488 2644 or email [email protected]
Friday 12
14:00 - SEMINAR - UWA Careers Centre - Employer Workshops : KPMG will present a workshop on writing online applications Website | More Information
"Writing Online Applications with KPMG" on FRIDAY 12 September

A successful online application opens the door to the next stage in the recruitment process. Find out what to look for and the pitfalls many students encounter.

Other upcoming workshops:

* Writing Cover Letters - 16 September

* Job Search Strategies - 18 September

* Resume Writing with Technip - 23 September

* LinkedIn - 25 September

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL - UWA CareerHub - https://uwa.careerhub.com.au
Tuesday 16
9:00 - SEMINAR - The 7 Secrets of Highly Successful Research Students : The key habits underlying success and enjoyment of a research degree will be covered. Website | More Information
This workshop is for research students who would like to be more effective in their studies.

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