UWA Science Union Newsletter 2015 Ed 2
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President's Address

Happy National Science Week!

Another fortnight has raced by and it’s time to give a recap of what we have been up to. The semester is in full flight and so are we.

We had a Sundowner for our first years and it was nice to see you brave the cold to attend but it only gets warmer from here. I enjoyed meeting some people with fun games at the Gazebo on Matilda Bay.

We went even younger than freshers as we meet prospective students at Open Day.

With National Science Week on this week we held a Q & A Panel Discussion with 5 panel members able to give advice to Science Students on how to get a job, what will distinguish them from the pack and how to trial their career while still at university. The three key themes I took away from all the speakers were: Take opportunities available to you to expand yourself Volunteer work can open up many doors Enjoying your work is key to success at your job

In terms of upcoming events: Celestial Ball Ticket Sales have opened up and is looking to be a great night. Have a look at the Facebook event if you want to get a ticket because they have sold out the past two years! An event for our Second Semester Quiz Night, Quiztopher Walken, which was also a sell out last year will be coming out in the next few days! Later in semester we are planning a Women in Science Breakfast and a Networking Night to meet with industry representatives but there will be more details on that later in semester. I look forward to meeting you at these events!

If you need any help with anything as the semester’s stress and assignments begin to take its toll feel free to shoot a message to UWA Science Union.

That’s all from me until the next newsletter.

Alex Tsaknis


Esplanade Hotel Fremantle

Friday September 25th, 2015

7pm till midnight.

Tickets available here.

Tables of 10

$135 per person (2015 Science Union Member), $145 for non-members

Ticket price includes a three course meal and five hour drinks package. 


18+ event, valid photo ID must be shown upon entry.  


Table forms can be found on the Facebook event page or by emailing the contacts below. Please note you will need the name and ticket number of all persons on the table. If your table has less than 10 people please still complete the form, leaving any free seats blank.  

Sarah Finlay-Jones (Treasurer) 
0435 041 048


Alex Tsaknis (President) 

Your Career in Teaching

Teach for Australia
Teach For Australia is one of Australia’s fastest growing not-for-profits, and their aim is to address one of Australia's most pressing social issues - educational disadvantage. TFA is a graduate program for driven graduates from all degree areas who commit to teaching in a challenging, educationally disadvantaged school for at least two years. During this time they receive full salary and benefits, while earning their Masters on scholarship. As well as providing graduates with a world-class teacher education, the Teach For Australia program is acutely focused on developing our future leaders. 
Teach for Australia is exclusively looking for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Graduates.

The Round 2 deadline for 2015 applications is August 23. For more information please see their Facebook page and check out all the information sessions and networking opportunities here.
TFA Partnerships Event here
CSIRO Scholarships

Summer Vacation scholarship applications for the CSIRO are now open. Projects available are across all subjects including maths, computing and multiple disciplines of science. Follow the link for more information on individual projects and scholarships available:
Research News at UWA
Scientists measure the slow death of the universe
An international team of astronomers studying 200,000 galaxies has measured the energy generated within a large portion of space more precisely than ever before, discovering that it’s only half what it was 2 billion years ago and fading – the Universe is slowly dying. more

Australia's $10 billion 'other reef'
For the first time scientists have put a dollar value on Australia’s little talked about ‘other reef’, the Great Southern Reef, finding it contributes more than $10 billion to the Australian economy each year. more

Wednesday 2nd September - Science Union Quiz Night
Wednesday 9th September - Women in Science
Friday 25th September - Science Union Ball
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