Upcoming Events

Previous Events

Trinity Residential College Information Session

Get the most out of your UWA student experience with the McCusker Centre for Citizenship. Information session on 5 August from 7-8pm at Jean Randall Common Room.

8 July, 2019

Globetrotters & Changemakers: Making a World of Difference

Do you want to help change the world? Panel event on Tuesday, 20 August from 1-2pm at Hemsley Learning Suite, Reid Library.

8 July, 2019

Disrupted Festival of Ideas 2019

Free festival featuring panel discussions, keynote speakers and activities held at the State Library of Western Australia on the 27 & 28 July, 2019.

8 July, 2019

Mental Health MythBusters

7 May, 1-2pm, Hemsley Learning Suite, Reid Library

10 May, 2019

There is No Planet B: A Beginner’s Guide to Saving the Environment

27 March, 4-5pm, Hemsley Learning Suite, Reid Library

28 February, 2019

Panel Discussion: What does it mean to be a good citizen?

The panel of four respected Western Australians discussed what makes a good citizen.

31 October, 2018

Matariki Network of Universities (MNU) Global Citizenship Forum discussion

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship students who attended the Matariki Network of Universities’ Global Citizenship Forum led an interactive workshop on active citizenship for UWA students.

21 August, 2018

Cultural Awareness with Dr. Richard Walley

Our Winter interns had an insightful and engaging session with Dr Richard Walley in preparation for their internships. During the session Dr. Walley discussed the timeline of Aboriginal culture, struggles and vision for the future, as well as providing students with a great insight into the culture, heritage and traditions that exist around us today. An engaging and valuable session that we hope students got a lot from to take forward into their upcoming internship experiences and future endeavours.

6 June, 2018

Pop-up: The View from the Outside - Homelessness in Perth

Our second student pop up event for the year was on the issue of homelessness in Perth and generated a very engaging discussion. Our Student Advisory Committee was joined by panellists Tayla Byatt, a second year Juris Doctor student who helped found the Perth based social enterprise uneARThed, and Katherine Haag, a Student Assist Officer with the UWA Student Guild. The panellists provided their insights into the issue on a local level and a perspective on homelessness as it affects students and young people.

8 May, 2018

Pop-up: Educational Inequality

Our student pop-up event series for 2018 began with a Panel Discussion on Educational Inequality, featuring panellists Dr Carmen Lawrence, Mr Sione Murray and Mr Harry Sanderson. The informative discussion organised by our student committee, considered the issue of educational inequality from both a broader policy perspective as well as through anecdotal stories, and highlighted that Australia has one of the highest rates of educational disparity in developed countries. The panelists discussed how this leads to negative social outcomes and contrasted Australia’s educational situation with Finland’s educational system, which has greatly minimised this issue. They also reinforced that it is important to try to achieve equity, rather than equality (the same for everyone) in education. A standardised national curriculum may be in place in Australia, but regional and economic differences mean that its delivery is greatly varied, and better outcomes may flow from a more place-based approach to education, in which teaching and learning is more connected to the local context of students.

22 March, 2018