Faculty of Science

Facilities and lifestyle

As a UWA student you can expect to be stretched intellectually as you interact with some of the country’s leading researchers and teachers, while at the same time making friends with other students from around Australia and the world.

We call this ‘the UWA experience’.

The University has many of the facilities you would expect from a small town, so you can shop, play, eat, and be entertained. Services and facilities include:

  • Banking
  • Co-Op Bookshop and secondhand bookshop
  • Child care
  • Cafes
  • Computer shop
  • Guild shop and newsagency
  • Hairdresser
  • Travel agency
  • Market Day every Tuesday
  • Art galleries, museums, performance theatres and outdoor cinema
  • Recreation centre, sports store, swimming pools, tennis and squash courts and a health and fitness centre
  • Optometrist, medical centre, pharmacy, dentist and physiotherapist.

All the mod cons

The University has modern computer laboratories throughout the campus, carrying the latest in general and subject-specific software. All classrooms are fully equipped with sophisticated teaching equipment and air-conditioning.

At the heart of the campus is the Reid Library, Western Australia’s largest academic library, with more than one million volumes and online access to extensive digital resources. The Reid Library is complemented by numerous subject libraries around the campus, including the $30 million Science Library.

The UWA campus is inspiring in itself. Nestled on a picturesque riverbend in Crawley just a few minutes bus ride from the Perth CBD, it is often described as one of Australia’s most beautiful campuses.

Enjoy the charming combination of old and new as you walk to classes. Heritage-listed architecture blends with contemporary buildings and state-of-the-art facilities in leafy grounds of open courtyards and secret gardens.

Adjoining UWA’s Crawley campus you can picnic in Kings Park, cycle round the river or tempt your tastebuds in cool cafes.

Get out and about

Social activities on campus are organised by the UWA Student Guild. Student orientation, Host Day, balls (formal dances), concerts, band competitions, fringe festivals and theme weeks are great ways to have fun and make new friends.

The Guild has about 60 clubs and societies, including the Science Union. Why don’t you have a look to see if there is something there for you or even start up your own!

Itchy feet?

Student exchange is part of UWA’s international outlook. UWA encourages all students to study for one or two semesters at universities overseas through exchange programs.

It’s a great opportunity to further your international experience, see another country and learn about a new culture with one of UWA’s many exchange partners.

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