UWA Central Phone Number
(+61 8) 6488 6000
International (+61 8)
The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley WA 6009
Welcome to the UWA community – our programs and services will help you settle in to your course and life at University.
Chances are, you've been so focused on getting into uni that you are only now beginning to think about what might be ahead of you.
Starting uni is a big step. You're probably feeling excited, nervous and maybe even a little bit scared. These feelings are typical for new students, whether you have come from straight from school or later in life. We have put together a range of resources to help you.
The UniStart website is your key to starting university. This is where you can:
Otherwise known as O-week, this is your chance to meet other new students, find out about your faculty and join the fun.
Our First Year Experience team offers a comprehensive orientation program that we follow up, when you need it, by linking you to other services and support that help you connect to the UWA community.
In Student Services, the first-year coordinator and the first-year adviser work within a dedicated team of people who know about transition and understand the issues you may face as a new student at UWA.
The ConnectMe@UWA program introduces new international students to other students studying at the University. We also help you connect to services and supports and assist you to settle into your studies.
Held every year in week three of each semester, Link Week offers a number of events where you can join activities with other new students and find answers to those questions that you’ve been afraid to ask.
Advice on how to settle into UWA can be most useful when it comes from those who are already studying here. That's why UniMentor connects all first year students with mentors who have studied and experienced life at uni.
Students say... "Fantastic experience, made coming to uni so much easier"
We offer a special two-day orientation program, study groups, social events – plus other support programs to help you survive first year. Check out UniSkills, particularly if you're coming to UWA from a rural school or a school where not many people come to University, if you receive a Centrelink payment, if you are a mature age student, or face any other barrier to transition.
Students say... "Great encouragement and made you feel you’re part of a big family and very important member. Just great!"
If you have a disability or medical conditions, UniAccess can assist you to participate fully in the life and work of uni. Contact UniAccess if you require assistance or advice or to make alternative exam arrangements.
All students enrolled in one of the University's new three-year undergraduate degree courses are allocated to a student advising office based in one of the faculties. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) are advised by the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) Coordinator. Students are advised of their student advising office after they have enrolled and can check these details through studentConnect.
If you want to get the most out of your studies at UWA, check out the range of free online and face-to-face .STUDYSmarter services. STUDYSmarter assists all students to develop their capacity as successful independent learners. Students are supported in developing academic communication, research, critical analysis, numeracy and study skills, and in transferring these skills within and beyond their areas of study.