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Jan 2013


1. UWA University Hall Special Offer Extended!
2. Business Students Profit from Renewed Ernst & Young Investment
3. Single mum from Nairobi wins scholarship to Taylors Perth
4. Perth USAsia Centre Launch at UWA
5. Staff Profile

UWA University Hall Special Offer Extended!

Currie Hall has undergone a major expansion project over the last 12 months, increasing capacity by 500 beds, and is now known as University Hall (from 2013), coinciding with the University’s centenary year. Taylors College has doubled its current capacity and will now have 44 rooms over 2 floors, available for UWAFP and Diploma students.

Click here for a downloadable copy of the promotion.

Business Students Profit from Renewed Ernst & Young Investment

A renewed sponsorship agreement between global accountants Ernst & Young and The University of Western Australia’s Business School will give UWA students more opportunities to meet senior company executives, access exclusive graduate recruitment opportunities and learn from senior Ernst & Young practitioners through guest lectures and case studies.

Ernst & Young currently contributes to career and professional development opportunities for UWA Business School students by offering internships, meeting students at information sessions and expos, and hosting student boardroom lunches and an annual recruitment breakfast for MBA students. The company was recently involved with a study tour of Germany by MBA students from the UWA Business School.

Single mum from Nairobi wins scholarship to Taylors Perth

“I will be the first person in our family to hold a university degree.”

Susan, a single mum from Lucky Summer Estate in Kasarani, Nairobi has won a scholarship to undertake a bridging course at Taylors College in Perth from mid-January this year. After completion she will qualify for enrolment at the prestigious University of Western Australia where she plans to study Law and Media.

Susan was born and raised in Korogocho in Nairobi and completed her high school education in 2005, however she was un able to pursue further education as her father, who would have paid her school fees, died the same year. After finishing high school she started a small business hawking second hand clothes to university and college students in Nairobi. With the income from her business she has been able to support herself and her son while working as a volunteer with different community groups in Korogocho. It was while volunteering for Be Kids Australia Inc. last year, working with children and women in Korogocho, where she heard about a potential scholarship at Taylors College in Perth, Australia.

Upon the invitation of Be Kids Australia Inc., Susan together with three other young people from Korogocho applied to Be Kids for the scholarship. In her scholarship application Susan was assisted by students from K-Youth Media Centre (KYM) in Kariobangi to make a five-minute documentary film. The young filmmakers from KYM did the filming, editing and postproduction. The film was posted on YouTube for Taylors College representatives to view as part of her application, articulating her intention to give back to the Korogocho community when she completes her studies in Australia, and also the fact that seven years after completing her high school education she still held on to the hope of undertaking a university degree. Susan’s grades were sufficient and she was awarded the scholarship.

With financial assistance from Be Kids Australia Inc. Susan has completed a Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), taken driving lessons, applied for a visa and has an air ticket to travel to Australia to commence her studies at Taylors College. Susan aims to undertake casual work between her studies in order to support herself to some extent.

Susan is very grateful to members of Be Kids Australia Inc. who have supported and prepared her for this experience and also for pledging to provide her with accommodation, upkeep and mentoring for the duration of her studies. Susan is eagerly waiting for her visa to travel to Australia to undertake her bridging course at Taylors College in Perth, which commences on the 21st of January 2013.

Taylors College offers me renewed hope about my future” Susan said.

A representative from the University of Western Australia and Be Kids Australia Inc. will pay a visit to Korogocho on 22nd of January 2013 from 11.00am and will be hosted by K-Youth Media Training Center in Kariobangi, Sanoda House off Kamunde Road.

Perth USAsia Centre Launch at UWA

On 13 November 2012, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton took part in the launch of the Perth USAsia Centre, a new West Australian-based institution aimed at strengthening ties between the United States, Australia and the Asian region.

Along with Federal Tertiary Education Minister, Senator Chris Evans and State Premier Colin Barnett, Secretary Clinton unveiled a plaque commemorating the launch of the Perth USAsia Centre at The University of Western Australia.

The Perth USAsia Centre will be a leading policy think tank on the Australia-Asia-US strategic and economic relationship, a teaching and research centre, and a conduit for a deeper Australian understanding of US business, culture, history, politics and foreign policy.

Based at The University of Western Australia, the Centre will work in close partnership with the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, and add new dimensions drawing on the distinctive attributes of Western Australia and its existing relationship to Asia.

To read the full media release, click here.


Staff Profile

Alan Simon joined the University of Western Australia in 2003. Before that he was an Associate Professor at Monash's business school. He has also taught at the Universities of the Witwatersrand and Natal in South Africa and worked at P&S Business Group for several years in Melbourne.

Alan teaches the Introductory Management subject at UWA and Taylors College. He has won both undergraduate and postgraduate Excellence in Teaching prizes at UWA. In 2012 he won the ANZAM (Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management) Management Educator and Taylors Lecturer of the Year awards. He has co-authored 5 Introductory Management texts published by Wiley and two more are due to appear in mid-2013. Alan applies the same standards of his first year UWA Management subject to his Principles of Management unit at Taylors. The entire first intake of students passed his subject, which he says is indicative of Taylors College students' capability.

"I very much like the idea of an alternative pathway into UWA and so far Taylors College students have not been found wanting. While I've always gotten on well with international students, teaching at Taylors College has given me an even better perspective as there is much closer interaction and mutual understanding".


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