Academic Units

Pathways to Citizenship Unit+

Are you committed to making a positive change in your community? Do you want to learn more about being an active citizen locally and globally?

Learn more about how you can do this through a practical unit this summer.

Through the Pathways to Citizenship summer unit, you can learn about:

  • The role of social enterprises
  • Researching community issues and solutions
  • Advocacy and activism
  • Directly working in a not-for-profit organisation

This unit will explore these different pathways to citizenship. You will also connect with local and international organisations that support active citizenship.

Enrolments for 2019/20 Summer School will open in November 2019.

How to apply

Applications will open in November 2019. For more information, visit the 2019 UWA Handbook.

For queries about the unit, contact our Academic Coordinator.

Wicked Problems Unit+

Many challenges facing Western Australian communities are complex and require a cross-disciplinary approach. In this unit, students form small cross-faculty teams, working collaboratively with staff from UWA faculties, the McCusker Centre for Citizenship and stakeholders.

From 2014-16, the Transdisciplinary Service Learning and Design unit placed 90 students working in cross-faculty teams in the West Australian Wheatbelt. Teams of 5-6 students worked together with the Wheatbelt Development Commission and the councils and residents of selected Wheatbelt towns, to address complex problems identified by Wheatbelt Communities.

The current focus of this unit is on the Perth metropolitan region of Mirrabooka which has entrenched unemployment that the Stirling Council has identified as a wicked problem that demands transdisciplinary solutions.

Read the Scope of Work here.

Enrolments for 2019/20 Summer School will open November 2019.

How to Apply

Applications will open in November 2019. For more information, visit the 2019 UWA Handbook.

Please also contact our Academic Coordinator when applying.

Enrolments are welcome from all honours, masters and HDR students.