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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 2, 2019 

Perth City Walking Tour

(Student Exchange & Study Abroad Students Only)

Our amazing students from Perth International 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, 23 July 2019

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

Tour finishes at approximately: 2:00 PM

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

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

Cost: Free!

Register here for this excursion. Registrations close Monday 22 July2019 or when fully booked.

Ikea and Lakeside Joondalup Shopping Trip

(International Full Degree and Domestic students Only) 

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: Thursday, 25 July 2019

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

Departs Ikea 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: Free!

Register here for this excursion. Registrations close on Wednesday 24 July 2019 or when trip is fully booked.

Ikea Shopping Trip

(Student Exchange & Study Abroad Students Only

We're off to IKEA to do some shopping! 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 The coaches will have storage so you're able to buy bulky items if you need to.

TIME & DEPARTURE

Date: Thursday, 25 July 2019

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

Departs Ikea for UWA: 11:00 AM (arriving back about 11:30am in time for the Amazing Race starting at 12:00pm)

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

Cost: Free!

Register here for this excursion. Registrations close on Wednesday 24 July 2019 or when trip is fully booked

Fremantle Walking Tour

Come and explore the port city of Fremantle or 'Freo' as it's known to locals. Fremantle is a historic suburb of Perth known for it's vibrant arts and cafe culture, with many fascinating attractions - many built by convicts back in the 1800's. This walking tour will give you a taste of what Freo has to offer so you can go back to visit any time (it's not far from the City and UWA). We'll show you where the main attractions are, as well as public transport options. There will be time to stop on the way to grab a coffee and lunch. this walking tour will be led by our wonderful UniMentors..

TIME & DEPARTURE

Date: Friday, 26 July 2019

Time: Check in at 8:30am, departing from UWA at 9:00am

Departs Fremantle 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: Free!

Register here for this excursion. Registrations will close on Thursday 24 July 2019 or when trip is fully booked.

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, whale watching, visits to beautiful beaches and time around the campfire. 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, all sightseeing activities, most meals and accommodation, much cheaper than it would be if you went for the weekend by car. For more information about Yallingup click here.

TIME & DEPARTURE

Date: Tuesday 17 - Wednesday 18 September 2019

Time: Check in at 7:00am, departing from UWA at 7:30am Tuesday 17 September

Returns to UWA by: 6:00 PM Thursday 18 September

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

Cost: $130 AUD

Register here for this excursion. Registrations will close when trip is full. 

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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