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Student Events
 April 2019
Friday 05
9:00 - WORKSHOP - Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group (PMRG) Conference Masterclass : Join us for our free inaugural PMRG conference masterclass! Website | More Information
The Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group (PMRG) was founded in 1981, and welcomes all who have an interest in the culture, life and history of medieval and early modern Europe. PMRG offers a forum to showcase local, national and international scholarship in the field by hosting seminar papers and presentations by local and visiting scholars throughout the year. The highlight of the year is the annual conference, attracting scholars of all stages from around the world to present their research. Themes in previous years have included such diverse areas as magic and marvels, houses, households and families and the world as stage.

For a while now PMRG have been discussing how to create more support for undergraduate students who are interested in progressing into postgraduate studies and/or working in the academy, and for those already in postgraduate study. In response, we have developed a Conference/Abstract Masterclass to work in tandem with the Study Smarter Conference Workshop, and will essentially assist students with such things as crafting an abstract, sourcing CFPs, joining professional memberships, public speaking skills, and general conference information (such as what to wear, how to network and how to follow up on connections you’ve made once the conference in question is over). What makes PMRG’s Masterclass unique is the opportunity for students to: a) Present your abstract on the day, as though it were an actual paper being presented at a real conference. b) Experience receiving questions during the question time following your paper (and also how to ask them!) and, c) Have the unique opportunity to submit your abstract to the CFP for PMRG’s annual conference in October of this year, with a view that all students whose abstracts are within the realm of our conference’s topic, and who have attended our Masterclass, will be accepted to present. You will also then receive guidance on writing their paper between CFP acceptance and the conference itself.

The PMRG Masterclass will be held on Friday 5th April 2019, and will run from 9:00am to 1:00pm. The conference itself will be on Saturday 19th October, 2019, and will run for a full day. The theme for the conference is “Mental Health in the Medieval and Early Modern Worlds”, so we recommend thinking about something within this topic when you prepare your idea for your abstract.

We are incredibly excited about this new program, and hope you will think about coming along! We’ll be visiting your class to talk more about this opportunity next week, so feel free to ask us any questions then, or you can contact me for more information at [email protected]

13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert | UWA Voice 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.

Transcend the everyday in our free lunchtime concert featuring the sublime sounds of UWA voice students. These emerging young artists will present a mixed program of songs and arias covering the 300 years from Henry Purcell to Libby Larsen, accompanied by Gladys Chua.

Free entry, no bookings required.
Monday 08
12:00 - WORKSHOP - Boost your Grammar: Better English Now : Interactive grammar practice for UWA students with English as a second or additional language Website | More Information
Improve your English language skills in this interactive, grammar-focused workshop.

This workshop is part of a series of weekly sessions that run from weeks 1-8. Grammar topics change every week. Come to one session or to them all!

Please note: this workshop is open only to current UWA students. Registration is free, required and available through eventbrite.

Check out www.studysmarter.uwa.edu.au for other academic skills services, workshops and resources for UWA students.

13:00 - WORKSHOP - Speak Up: Communicate with Confidence : Intensive speaking practice for UWA students with English as a second or additional language Website | More Information
Improve your spoken English with this practical, friendly workshop. Get easy-to-apply tips and helpful feedback, with making new friends around campus.

This workshop is part of a series of weekly sessions that runs from weeks 1-8. Speaking topics change every week. Come to one session or to them all!

Please note: this workshop is open only to current UWA students. Registration is free, required and available through eventbrite.

Check out www.studysmarter.uwa.edu.au for other academic skills services, workshops and resources for UWA students.
Tuesday 09
12:00 - WORKSHOP - Boost your Grammar: Better English Now : Interactive grammar practice for UWA students with English as a second or additional language Website | More Information
Improve your English language skills in this interactive, grammar-focused workshop.

This workshop is part of a series of weekly sessions that run from weeks 1-8. Grammar topics change every week. Come to one session or to them all!

Please note: this workshop is open only to current UWA students. Registration is free, required and available through eventbrite.

Check out www.studysmarter.uwa.edu.au for other academic skills services, workshops and resources for UWA students.

13:00 - WORKSHOP - Speak Up: Communicate with Confidence : Intensive speaking practice for UWA students with English as a second or additional language Website | More Information
Improve your spoken English with this practical, friendly workshop. Get easy-to-apply tips and helpful feedback, with making new friends around campus.

This workshop is part of a series of weekly sessions that runs from weeks 1-8. Speaking topics change every week. Come to one session or to them all!

Please note: this workshop is open only to current UWA students. Registration is free, required and available through eventbrite.

Check out www.studysmarter.uwa.edu.au for other academic skills services, workshops and resources for UWA students.

17:00 - SEMINAR - UWA Music presents: Callaway Centre Seminar Series | Shaun Fraser & Chris Milne More Information
A free weekly seminar series, with presenters from within UWA and from the wider community.

This week we have presentations from 2 HDR candidates:

Shaun Fraser: The preparatory beat is the most important gesture a conductor can give - this single gesture conveys significant information including tempo, dynamics, style, and character, but does it effectively transfer to a readable cue?

Chris Milne: Transcriptions make up a significant proportion of the wind band repertoire, but there is little research on successful techniques in replicating a homogenous a cappella choral work in a heterogeneous wind band setting. This study aimed to identify some of the techniques utilised by three contemporary composers and their transcriptions of their own choral works for wind band.

Free entry - no bookings required
Wednesday 10
12:30 - PRESENTATION - Physics to fish with some whales on the side! Second International Indian Ocean Expedition 110°E repeat line : Prof. Lynnath Beckley presents on the month-long voyage that will repeat the 1960s Indian Ocean investigation. Website | More Information
In the 1960s, Australia made a significant contribution to the first International Indian Ocean Expedition. Now, nearly six decades later, a second Expedition is underway, and in May 2019 a multi-institutional team of 30 oceanographers will head offshore from Fremantle with the Australian Research Vessel Investigator to study the oceanography of the SE Indian Ocean. On this month-long voyage we will to repeat the 110°E line from the 1960s, examine multi-decadal change in the physics, chemistry and biology of the water column, investigate microbes and biogeochemistry especially related to nitrogen and study the pelagic food web from plankton through to mesopelagic lantern fishes. The voyage will also enable ground truthing of bio-optical quantities like sea surface colour recorded by satellites as well as an acoustic survey of whales. For comparison, some of our work will use the original techniques employed during the first Expedition but these will be supplemented by a host of modern techniques and electronic technology that will assist us in better understanding the pelagic ecosystem at the western edge of Australia’s Exclusive Economic Zone.

17:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Centre Stage | Masterclass : The Brandenburg Quartet More Information
The Brandenburg Quartet features the four principal string players of the celebrated Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. Join these artists as they work with talented UWA students, offering unique guidance on performance, interpretation and technique.

Free entry, no bookings required
Thursday 11
16:00 - PERFORMANCE - Moved Reading: King Lear : All welcome for a participatory performance on the New Fortune stage More Information
The new season of moved readings is upon us and we are delighted to present our offerings for the first semester of 2019.Overseen by Bríd Phillips (project director) and Steve Chinna (staging director and much else!) with educational input from Kathryn Prince, the Renaissance Moved Readings Project continues the tradition of informal, participatory, fast-paced and usually hilarious readings of Shakespeare’s plays.

This semester’s moved readings are Thursdays from 4-6 pm on the New Fortune Stage:

28 March, Much Ado About Nothing (a witty battle of the sexes is waged, comedy ensues)

11 April, King Lear (a king foolishly divides his kingdom among his daughters, tragedy ensues)

16 May, The Tempest (on an enchanted island, magical and muggle characters meet, romance ensues)

Participants and spectators of all ages are welcome: over-18s are invited to bring their own libations for festive imbibing afterwards in the Shakespeare Garden.

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Beyond a Trade War: The Future of Chinese Economy : The UWA Business School Economics department invites you to the annual Bateman Lecture by Professor Shang-Jin Wei, Columbia University. Website | More Information
Professor Wei will dissect the view that the US-China trade is unbalanced and unfair in China’s favor. In addition, to resolve the trade tensions for greater fairness and efficiency, Professor Wei contends that a reciprocal and balanced approach requires policy changes on both sides and reforms of the World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.

With the disappearance of cheap labor as its source of comparative advantage, China needs to move to an innovation based growth model, which is also a source of friction with the United States. Professor Wei assesses the likelihood of success for this transition and points to needed policy reforms.

Keynote | Professor Shang-Jin Wei

Professor Wei is a chaired professor of Chinese Business and Professor of Economy and Finance and Economics at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business and School of International and Public Affairs. He was Chief Economist for Asian Development Bank and Director General of its Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department during 2014-2016. Prior to his Columbia appointment in 2007, he was Assistant Director and the Chief of Trade and Investment Division at the International Monetary Fund. He previously held the positions of Assistant and Associate Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University.

18:30 - FREE LECTURE - UWA Music presents: Distinguished Artist Lecture Series with Chris van Tuinen : Presented in association with West Australian Opera More Information
UWA and West Australian Opera proudly present a Distinguished Artist Lecture Series with Chris van Tuinen entitled 'Collaboration and competition, risk and reward. A discussion on devising and producing opera seasons' Join us as West Australian Opera’s Music Director, Chris van Tuinen, discusses the challenges and opportunities involved in devising opera seasons.

How does one curate a program that excites and inspires diverse audiences? Chris will address some of the key risks facing the operatic landscape, the importance of collaboration and the appetite for new work in this 400 year old artform.

Free entry, bookings essential | RSVP to [email protected]

Refreshments served from 6.30pm
Friday 12
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert | Irwin Street Collective : UWA Winds and guest coach Nicola Boud 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 emerging artists from the UWA Woodwind Program perform works by Mozart, Krommer, Spohr, Weber, Rossini and Schumann. These young artists have received coaching from Institute of Advance Studies Visiting Fellow and proud UWA Graduate Nicola Boud, who returns to UWA for a residency with the Irwin Street Collective.

Free entry, no bookings required.
Sunday 14
10:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Centre Stage | The Winthrop Singers with Piñata Percussion More Information
As part of Choralfest 2019, The Winthrop Singers and Piñata Percussion lead a Palm Procession, followed by a Mass at St Patrick's Basilica, including a new setting of St Luke's Gospel by Nicholas Bannan.

Further information from choralfest.org.au
Monday 15
12:00 - WORKSHOP - Boost your Grammar: Better English Now : Interactive grammar practice for UWA students with English as a second or additional language Website | More Information
Improve your English language skills in this interactive, grammar-focused workshop.

This workshop is part of a series of weekly sessions that run from weeks 1-8. Grammar topics change every week. Come to one session or to them all!

Please note: this workshop is open only to current UWA students. Registration is free, required and available through eventbrite.

Check out www.studysmarter.uwa.edu.au for other academic skills services, workshops and resources for UWA students.

13:00 - WORKSHOP - Speak Up: Communicate with Confidence : Intensive speaking practice for UWA students with English as a second or additional language Website | More Information
Improve your spoken English with this practical, friendly workshop. Get easy-to-apply tips and helpful feedback, with making new friends around campus.

This workshop is part of a series of weekly sessions that runs from weeks 1-8. Speaking topics change every week. Come to one session or to them all!

Please note: this workshop is open only to current UWA students. Registration is free, required and available through eventbrite.

Check out www.studysmarter.uwa.edu.au for other academic skills services, workshops and resources for UWA students.
Tuesday 16
12:00 - WORKSHOP - Boost your Grammar: Better English Now : Interactive grammar practice for UWA students with English as a second or additional language Website | More Information
Improve your English language skills in this interactive, grammar-focused workshop.

This workshop is part of a series of weekly sessions that run from weeks 1-8. Grammar topics change every week. Come to one session or to them all!

Please note: this workshop is open only to current UWA students. Registration is free, required and available through eventbrite.

Check out www.studysmarter.uwa.edu.au for other academic skills services, workshops and resources for UWA students.

13:00 - WORKSHOP - Speak Up: Communicate with Confidence : Intensive speaking practice for UWA students with English as a second or additional language Website | More Information
Improve your spoken English with this practical, friendly workshop. Get easy-to-apply tips and helpful feedback, with making new friends around campus.

This workshop is part of a series of weekly sessions that runs from weeks 1-8. Speaking topics change every week. Come to one session or to them all!

Please note: this workshop is open only to current UWA students. Registration is free, required and available through eventbrite.

Check out www.studysmarter.uwa.edu.au for other academic skills services, workshops and resources for UWA students.
Wednesday 17
13:00 - WORKSHOP - Fundamentals of inferential stats : Find out how hypothesis tests work Website | More Information
Inference (or hypothesis testing) is a widely used technique for assessing evidence from data so it gets covered in most introductory statistics or data analysis units. The good news is that all statistical tests follow the same underlying structure. In this workshop we explore this structure in a simple setting and demonstrate how it applies to some common statistical tests. Recommended for anyone studying an introductory stats unit.

Please note: this workshop is open only to current UWA students. Registration is free, required and available through eventbrite.

Check out www.studysmarter.uwa.edu.au for other academic skills services, workshops and resources for UWA students.

* Please note date change from the original schedule. This workshop has been moved from Tuesday 16 April to Wednesday 17 April from 1-2pm in Rm 2204, Level 2, Student Central, with a repeat session also now scheduled on Thursday 18 April from 12-1pm in Rm 2204, Level 2, Student Central.
Thursday 18
12:00 - WORKSHOP - Fundamentals of inferential stats (repeat workshop) : Find out how hypothesis tests work Website | More Information
Inference (or hypothesis testing) is a widely used technique for assessing evidence from data so it gets covered in most introductory statistics or data analysis units. The good news is that all statistical tests follow the same underlying structure. In this workshop we explore this structure in a simple setting and demonstrate how it applies to some common statistical tests. Recommended for anyone studying an introductory stats unit.

Please note: this workshop is open only to current UWA students. Registration is free, required and available through eventbrite.

Check out www.studysmarter.uwa.edu.au for other academic skills services, workshops and resources for UWA students.

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