Education at UWA

Student experience

Service learning

Students are encouraged to incorporate units with community engagement activities into their studies. Service learning develops students’ ethical and social responsibility, supports the advancement of equity within the community, and enhances UWA’s reputation for educating students in good citizenship.

UWA educational principles

The University is committed to developing disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge and skills through study and research-based enquiry; to further developing the skills required to learn, and to continue through life to learn, from a variety of sources and experiences; to develop personal, social, and ethical awareness in an international context; and to communicate clearly, effectively and appropriately in a range of contexts.

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Key Stats

  • Over 50,000 student volunteering hours in 2018 through Guild Volunteering
  • Over 700 students will be UniMentors in 2020
  • 1705 UWA students participated in international study experiences in 2017
  • More than 27,000 followers on Facebook.
  • Over 1300 Guild events were held in 2018
  • Relay for Life has run for 10 years at UWA, and raised over $1 million
  • Over 160 student clubs and societies
  • PROSH raises approximately $50,000 each year
Delivering a word-class student experience

A world-class student experience is a central feature of Education at UWA. We define a world-class student experience as ‘an inspiring, transformative, student-centred educative experience that meets or exceeds the expectations of all students to deliver the skills, knowledge and personal development necessary to equip them as future global citizens and leaders in their chosen careers’.

Our students actively participate in a transformative experience delivered through our flexible course structure that includes engagement in service learning and opportunities to provide input and feedback on their experience at UWA. Incidental fees may be charged in accordance with UWA Policy to ensure an optimal delivery of this experience.
Vision and objectives
UWA aspires to be recognised as a global leader in university education and provides a supportive, collaborative learning environment within our attractive campus encompassing a broad and vibrant student experience.