UWA Logo What's On at UWA
   UWA HomeProspective Students  | Current Students  | Staff  | Alumni  | Visitors  | About  |     Search UWA    for      
 

What's On at UWA

* Login to add events... *
Today's date is Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Student Events
 May 2018
Friday 04
9:00 - CONFERENCE - Radicalisation and de-radicalisation: Post-ISIS? : A CMSS Conference More Information
Three years ago, ISIS claimed a cross-border caliphate stretching over vast swathes of north-western Iraq and eastern Syria. Fascinated by its rise, Muslim youths from all corners rapidly joined its cause. After three years of shocking violence, ISIS has faced major setbacks and has been in retreat in those areas it formerly controlled. Many of its fighters have been returning. This conference brings together experts to shed light on the lessons on radicalisation and de-radicalisation in the context of the rise and apparent decline of ISIS and to offer insights into future trends. What would radicalisation and de-radicalisation look like in the future? What are the responses required? These are the questions at the heart of this one-day conference being organised by The Centre for Muslim States and Societies, The University of Western Australia. The conference will be useful for policy makers, law enforcement groups, academia, students and all those interested in countering radicalisation.

TICKETS: Students: $50, Others: $100

Pay at the gate in cash but prior reservation required via [email protected] (Costs include morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea)

11:00 - SEMINAR - Child second language acquisition:Examining theories and research : Forthcoming Linguistics Seminar More Information
This seminar will be presented by Prof. Rhonda Oliver, School of Education at Curtin University.

Abstract: Within the field of second language acquisition (SLA), there has been much less research undertaken with children than with adults, yet the two cohorts are quite distinct in characteristics and in their learning processes. This presentation provides a review of child SLA research, particularly the research with a pedagogical focus. I describe a series of studies, including those informed by different theoretical perspectives (interactionist and sociocultural), in different instructional settings (i.e.,second language, foreign language, immersion, and content and language integrated learning [CLIL] contexts) and using different research methodologies (longitudinal,case study, experimental, and naturalistic). I begin by highlighting the importance of age as a factor in SLA research, presenting studies that have focused on the differences existing between younger and older learners. I also consider interventions that can support language learning—including form-focused instruction and the use of tasks. I finish by presenting a proposed change in the way that research with children is conducted.

Biography: Rhonda Oliver is a Professor of Education at Curtin University, Perth, Australia. She is widely published in the area of second language acquisition. Internationally she is best known for her work in relation to child language learners. As well as work within the interactionist paradigm she has also conducted numerous studies on ESL and mainstream learners in schools and universities, and more recently she has undertaken work in the area of Aboriginal education.
Tuesday 08
13:30 - TUTORIAL - Gamsat Biology Tutorial (UWA) | GradReady : Free GAMSAT tutorial Website | More Information
Don’t know where to start with your GAMSAT® Preparation? Struggling with a particular section?

We're running a FREE GAMSAT Biology Tutorial at UWA, with attendance capped at 35 students. We’re creating an interactive learning environment that mimics the way we deliver our actual courses to provide students with an invaluable learning experience and real engagement with our expert tutors - All for Free!

GradReady is an education technology company aimed at making learning more effective and engaging. GradReady has helped over 6000 students prepare for the GAMSAT® exam since 2010. Our students have improved by an average of 24 percentile points and 90%+ have achieved medical school admissions. To learn more about GradReady, click here: https://gradready.com.au

Be sure to save your spot through our EventBrite page:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/gamsat-biology-tutorial-uwa-gradready-tickets-44736936381

---

General Program: - High Level Overview of the GAMSAT® Exam and Detailed Breakdown of GAMSAT Biology - Biology Specific Study Techniques: Strategy, Planning and Free Resources - Sample MCQs: Group Activity and Review - Q&A with GAMSAT® Tutor

---

We're also running a seminar that will go through the Medical Schools Admission Process and highlight admissions milestones and the GEMSAS admissions process (including preferencing and portfolios). To learn more, visit our FB Events page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GradReadyGAMSAT/events

For more information on the other seminars and events we’re planning to run throughout the year visit our website here: https://gradready.com.au/gamsat/events

If you've got any queries, feel free to send us a message on our Facebook Page!

We look forward to seeing you at our events!

---

Our students improved their scores by 24 Percentile Points on average and achieved a Medical School Admission rate of 90%+, 4 years in a row. We are the only provider to achieve statistically significant score improvements for our students.

To learn more visit our website: https://gradready.com.au/gamsat-preparation-courses/student_testimonials#2017_perform

Enrol in groups of 3 or more and receive up to 15% off. 90%+ Medical School Admissions Rate - 8 years+ Trusted Experience - 6000+ Students
Wednesday 09
17:30 - MASTERCLASS - UWA Music presents Converge | Guitar Masterclass with Jonathan Fitzgerald Website | More Information
Join us each week for a delightful musical surprise! From young artist-led concerts to informal musical drinks on the famous grassy knoll, behind-the-scenes workshops, lectures and masterclasses, these free weekly musical experiences will delight all music lovers.

Masterclasses are an important learning opportunity for emerging artists but they also offer students, educators and music lovers not only the opportunity to see some amazing performances, but also to get a unique insight into the process of preparing a performance with advice from expert mentors.

This week Head of the UWA Guitar Studio Dr Jonathan Fitzgerald working with the next generation of young high school guitarists.

Entry is free - no bookings required
Thursday 10
11:00 - WORKSHOP - Research Data Storage and Sharing Website | More Information
Do you want to ensure that your research is secure, accessible and reusable into the future? Find out how you can apply research data management best practice in all phases of the research lifecycle to ensure this happens. UWA offers a suite of services which aim to help researchers meet funder and publisher requirements in terms of data storage and access.

Bring your questions, the presenters will be available for individual consultations.
Friday 11
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents Free Lunchtime Concert | The Winthrop Singers and Piñata Percussion Website | More Information
Be transported from the everyday by our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the best musical talent from within the UWA Conservatorium of Music and around the country.

This week, be transported by the divine voices of the Winthrop Singers, supported by special guests Piñata Percussion.

Entry is free - no bookings required
Monday 14
8:00 - COURSE - Practical Rock Mechanics in Mining Short Course : This course is designed to develop specific open pit and underground mining geomechanics competencies for mine geologists and engineers so their contribution to mine site geomechanics programmes is enhanced. Website | More Information
This course is designed to develop specific open pit and underground mining geomechanics competencies for mine geologists and engineers so their contribution to mine site geomechanics programmes is enhanced. The course could be of particular benefit to geomechanics personnel with limited practical experience and is applicable to both open pit and underground mining personnel.

Course topics include:

Intact rock strength Discontinuities Rock mass classification Core logging and geotechnical mapping Stress measurements Rock mass failure criteria Data collection strategy Underground geomechanics mine design Open pit geomechanics design Groundwater management Numerical modelling Monitoring underground mines Monitoring open pit mines Stope reconciliation Introduction to probabilistic design

13:00 - SEMINAR - Open Access for Researchers : What is Open Access, why should you make your research open and how can you do it at UWA? Website | More Information
Open Access for Researchers What is Open Access, why should you make your research open and how can you do it at UWA?

This session will cover:

- What is open access? (green vs gold) - Why should you do it? (Benefits to you) - UWA code of conduct for the responsible practice of research - Open Access journals - how to identify them and understanding article processing charges (APCs) - Open Access options at UWA (UWA repository) - Predatory publishers

Thursday 17
8:00 - COURSE - Managing Seismic Risks in Underground Mines Short Course : This course is designed to introduce mine geotechnical engineers to basic mine seismology concepts and their application in mining. Website | More Information
Hard rock mines in deep and high-stress environments often require the use of seismic systems to enable operators to manage seismic risk posed to the workforce, the mining investment and the environment. Seismic data is also used in assessing the rock mass response to mining activities where source parameters are used in the interpretation of rock mass failure mechanisms, the calibration of numerical modelling, and the interpretation of failure mechanics of the rock mass. This course is designed to introduce mine geotechnical engineers to basic mine seismology concepts and their application in mining. Geotechnical engineers who work on medium to high risk seismic mines would benefit most from this course. Course topics include: • Intact rock strength • Spatial seismic analysis • Seismic response • Seismic re-entry • Seismic hazard assessment

16:00 - Moved Reading - 'The Tempest', by William Shakespeare : CMEMS Moved Readings Project Website | More Information
As part of the 'Moved Readings Project', the play will be read on the New Fortune stage with the help of willing students, staff, friends and family. No experience is required, as the readings will take place with script in hand! We hope to provide a dynamic learning space that creates a fun and entertaining experience for anyone who has an interest in early modern drama, acting, theatre studies, or watching colleagues perform outside their comfort zone. Come along and join in!

19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents Main Stage | Collaboration Website | More Information
The exceptional ability of young emerging artists and their passion for music will always create an extraordinary experience for concertgoers.

In this concert, the UWA Wind Orchestra directed by Paul de Cinque perform some exciting repertoire for winds, before the UWA Symphony Orchestra presents Brahms' monumental Symphony No. 4, conducted by Head of the UWA Conservatorium Professor Alan Lourens.

Come along and be inspired by the cream of Western Australia's young musicians.

Tickets $18-25 | School students attend for Free (email [email protected] to RSVP)

19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents Enrich! Ukulele Sensation Website | More Information
Since 2012 the Conservatorium of Music has offered a number of stimulating and enjoyable broadening units for all undergraduates studying at UWA.

From humble beginnings in 2014, there are now 6 Ukulele ensembles running each week on campus and in the Enrich! Ukulele sensation, the amazing Luke Dux brings these groups together to showcase their semester's work!

Tickets $10 Standard / $5 Concessions (available at the door - cash only)
Friday 18
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents Free Lunchtime Concert | UWA Guitar Studio Website | More Information
Be transported from the everyday by our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the best musical talent from within the UWA Conservatorium of Music and around the country.

This week, quartets from the UWA Conservatorium Guitar Studio will perform movements from Phillip Houghton’s Opals, and an arrangement of a Philip Glass string quartet (rarely heard on guitars). This free concert will also feature solo performances of works by JS Bach, Leo Brouwer and Giulio Regondi.

Let the sensuous sound of classical guitars take you from the mundane to the sublime.

Entry is free - no bookings required
Wednesday 23
17:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents Converge | Piano Showcase Website | More Information
Join us each week for a delightful musical surprise! From young artist-led concerts to informal musical drinks on the famous grassy knoll, behind-the-scenes workshops, lectures and masterclasses, these free weekly musical experiences will delight all music lovers.

Come and hear music from Bach to Dizzy Gillespie in the UWA Conservatorium piano (and piano accordion!) student showcase!

Entry is free - no bookings required
Thursday 24
12:00 - Open to staff, students, and the public! - Plant Sale! with Friends of the Grounds : JOIN US! herbs, succulents, and more - plants typically $3 to $5 each Website | More Information
UWA Friends of the Grounds are holding a May Plant Sale on Thursday 24 May 2018 (and Friday 25 May 2018 if remaining stock)

Find herbs, succulents, and more - plants typically $3 to $5 each. Great finds! Open to staff, students, and the public.

Please bring a carry bag or cardboard box to cart your new plant friends home - thank you :)
Friday 25
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents Free Lunchtime Concert | UWA Clarinets Website | More Information
Be transported from the everyday by our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the best musical talent from within the UWA Conservatorium of Music and around the country.

Featuring flute, clarinet and oboe in ensemble and solo performances - this concert will take you on a musical journey through works by Corelli, Prokofiev, Poulenc and more!

Entry is free - no bookings required

18:00 - PERFORMANCE - Don't Stop The Music | How Music Came to Challis : Celebration Concert Website | More Information
Don't Stop the Music is a documentary series highlighting the transformative effects of teaching music in primary school.

Classic FM's Russell Torrance helps chart the journey of students of Challis Community Primary School who are part of a new school music program. With their imaginations ignited they show us what they've learnt, supported by a collective of exceptional performers, including the UWA Symphony Orchestra and members of the UWA Symphonic Chorus.

The concert also features special guest performances by superstars James Morrison and Guy Sebastian who are mentors for the students.

Tickets $20
Monday 28
19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents Enrich - World Percussion Fiesta Website | More Information
The Conservatorium of Music offers a number of stimulating and enjoyable broadening units for all undergraduate UWA Students. Enrich! brings together these students in vibrant and dynamic ensemble performances.

In the World Percussion Carnival, renowned Perth percussionist Paul Tanner will lead 3 ensembles in a lively performance of traditional Zimbabwean, Zulu and West African music!

Come and hear part of the wealth of musical talent on campus!

Tickets available at the door (cash only): $10 Standard / $5 Concessions (Seniors/Children/Students/Friends of Music)
Tuesday 29
19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents Enrich - Percussion Carnival Website | More Information
The Conservatorium of Music offers a number of stimulating and enjoyable broadening units for all undergraduate UWA Students. Enrich! brings together these students in vibrant and dynamic ensemble performances.

The Percussion Fiesta will feature over 80 students, performing pieces from film and TV, Pop and Rock favourites as well as more traditional African melodies in the culmination of their semester's work!

Come and hear part of the wealth of musical talent on campus!

Tickets available at the door (cash only): $10 Standard /$5 Concessions (Seniors/Children/Students/Friends of Music)
Wednesday 30
17:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents Converge | The Irwin Street Collective: Mozart Double Piano Concerto Website | More Information
Join us each week for a delightful musical surprise! From young artist-led concerts to informal musical drinks on the famous grassy knoll, behind-the-scenes workshops, lectures and masterclasses, these free weekly musical experiences will delight all music lovers.

In our final Converge of Semester 1, talented honours students Maria Ceccarelli and Adrian Soares join Cecilia Sun, Shaun Lee-Chen and the UWA Chamber Orchestra for a free performance of Mozart’s Concerto No. 10 in E-flat major for two fortepianos.

This not to be missed free concert will also feature Mozart's 'Paris Symphony' before renowned soprano and UWA Conservatorium faculty member Sara Macliver joins the orchestra to perfrom Exultate Jubilate.

Entry is free - no bookings required

Alternative formats: Default | XML


Top of Page
© 2001-2010  The University of Western Australia
Questions? Mail [email protected]