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Email: unimentor@uwa.edu.au

Transition Services team supports commencing students through their transition to UWA life, through social activities and excursions.

  1. Connect to Perth
  2. Connect to Social Activities

The Program

The Transition Services team facilitates engagement between international and domestic students through social activities, excursions and the UniMentor program.

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Connect to Perth

Each semester, students can participate in excursions to enable them to meet other students and have some fun at the same time, whilst exploring Perth and its surrounding areas.

Excursions include free and low cost trips which are available each semester and can include trips to Adventure World, Mullaloo Beach & Hillary's Boat Harbour, Perth Zoo, Perth City Tour, Ikea & Innaloo Shopping trip.

Scheduled Excursions - Semester 1, 2019 

Perth City Walking Tour

(Postgraduate International and Student Exchange & Study Abroad Students Only)

Our amazing UniMentors and current UWA students who have returned from studying abroad have volunteered to take a walk with you around central Perth and Northbridge. They’ll show you some points of interest and help you get acquainted with our beautiful city. The tours will start in the Cultural Centre of Perth. The tour leaders will show you the main train and bus stations, shopping and entertainment precincts and other attractions along the way. If you’re lucky they may even share their secret coffee spots

TIME & DEPARTURE

Date: Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Time: Check in at 9:00am, departing from UWA at 9:30am

Departs Perth for UWA: 1:30 PM

  • Students to make own way from Perth back to UWA or home

Meeting point: Whitfeld Court, the grassed by the Reflection Pond and by Winthrop Hall.

Cost: Free!

This excursion has already taken place.

Ikea and Lakeside Joondalup Shopping Trip

We're off to IKEA and Lakeside Joondalup, so why not come and explore with us! Students new to Perth find this a convenient and worthwhile trip to pick up essentials to take some stress out of settling in to your new accommodation. In the past students have purchased desks, clothes drying racks, washing baskets, indoor plants and mattresses! If you're hungry you'll also be able to grab a bite to eat at the Ikea restaurant.

TIME & DEPARTURE

Date: Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Time: Check in at 9:00am, departing from UWA at 9:30am

Departs Ikea for UWA: 1:30 PM

Meeting point: Grassed area behind the tennis courts located between the UWA Sports Centre and the School of Music.

Cost: Free!

This excursion has already taken place.

Adventure World Excursion

Adventure World is a small theme park located in Bibra Lake, about 30 minutes from the Perth CBD. There are a variety of things to keep you occupied including The Absyss, The Black Widow, and a number of water slides including the Kraken. You'll also find swimming pools, go karts, Australian wildlife such as koalas and loads more..

TIME & DEPARTURE

Date: Thursday, 21 February 2019

Time: Check in at 9:30am, departing from UWA at 10:00am

Departs Adventure World for UWA: 2:30 PM

Meeting point: Grassed area behind the tennis courts located between the UWA Sports Centre and the School of Music.

Cost: $35 AUD

This excursion has already taken place.

Perth Zoo

This is a great chance to get up close and personal with Australian animals on the ‘Australian Bushwalk’. You’ll find Dingos, Quokkas, Kangaroos and many more Aussie creatures! You’ll also find species for the Asian, African and South American regions including favourites such as the penguins, orangutans and meerkats.

TIME & DEPARTURE

Date: Thursday, 7 March 2019

Time: Check in at 9:30am, departing from UWA at 10:00am

Departs Zoo for UWA: 2:00 PM

Meeting point: Grassed area behind the tennis courts located between the UWA Sports Centre and the School of Music. 

Cost: $20 AUD

This excursion has already taken place. 

Sorrento Beach, Surf Lifesaving Club & Hillary’s Boat Harbour Excursion

Sorrento Surf Lifesaving Club has an exciting morning of beach lifesaving activities planned for you! You'll get to learn more about the sport & history of surf lifesaving, see boat, board and tube rescues in action and beach flag competitions.

You can participate in all of these activities. Following this, you will have the opportunity to shop, eat and explore at Hillary's Boat Harbour. Also located at Hillary's is AQWA, Australia's largest Aquarium.

TIME & DEPARTURE

Date: Saturday, 30 March 2019

Time: Check in at 8:00am, departing from UWA at 8:30am

Departs Hillary's for UWA: 2:30 PM

Meeting point: Grassed area behind the tennis courts located between the UWA Sports Centre and the School of Music. 

Cost: $10 AUD

Please visit our payment portal to register and pay for your ticket. 

Fremantle Prison Night Tour

Join us for dinner at the Norfolk Hotel followed by a torchlight guided tour of Fremantle Prison, where you will be entertained with sordid and ghastly stories. The Prison walls echo with stories of loneliness, pain and suffering, of executions gone wrong, of the innocent unjustly imprisoned and the guilty punished.

TIME & DEPARTURE

Date: Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Time: Check in at 3:30pm, departing from UWA at 4:00pm

Dinner at Norfolk Hotel: 5:00pm

Prison Tour: 7:00pm

Departs Fremantle Prison for UWA: 8:30 PM

Meeting point: Grassed area behind the tennis courts located between the UWA Sports Centre and the School of Music.

Cost: $40 AUD

Please visit our payment portal to register and pay for your ticket.

Dunsborough/Yallingup Excursion

The Transition Team invite you to join us for a 2 day trip down south to the Beautiful Dunsborough/Yallingup region. Dunsborough is a popular holiday destination about 2.5 hours (250km) south of Perth. The Yallingup region is known as a beach town, foodie and adventurers paradise.

We have a really fun program planned including cave exploration, SUP boarding and visits to white sandy beaches and much more. This is a great chance to meet your peers off campus and explore WA.  Dorm accommodation is located in Busselton and just a short journey to Dunsborough/Yallingup. The cost includes transport, most meals and accommodation..

TIME & DEPARTURE

Date: Thursday 2 - Friday 3 May 2019

Time: Check in at 7:00am, departing from UWA at 7:30am Thursday 2 May

Returns to UWA by: 5:00 PM Friday 3 May

Meeting point: Grassed area behind the tennis courts located between the UWA Sports Centre and the School of Music. 

Cost: $100 AUD

Please visit our payment portal to register and pay for your ticket. 

Please be advised by paying and/or registering for UniStart events you are agreeing to the following:

Refunds will not be given.
No alcohol purchase or consumption during UniStart trips will be tolerated. Anyone found to be intoxicated or to have alcohol on them will be excluded from future UniStart events at our discretion.

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Connect to Social Activities

    Each semester, students can participate in social activities to enable them to meet other students and have some fun at the same time. These types of activities are open to international and local students and provide students with an opportunity to get away from their studies and spend some time with other.

    These social activities include, UniMentor Quiz Nights, lawn games, scavenger hunts, movie nights and more.

    Scheduled Social Activities - Semester 1, 2019  

    UniMentor Quiz Night

    Come along with your UniMentor and fellow mentees to the UniMentor Quiz Night. This a great opportunity to meet other students and compete for prizes and enjoy some snacks and soft drink. Attendees are welcome to bring their own food or have food delivered. If you didn't receive a UniMentor and would like one, you can sign up to be allocated a mentor.

    Date: Thursday, 28 March 2019

    Time: Arrive 4:45pm, Quiz runs from 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Venue: UWA Water Sports Complex.

    Cost: Free

    Register for this event here.

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