Sixty high achieving Year 12 students from around the State are the first to trial The University of Western Australia's latest initiative to help arm school leavers with a better understanding of the opportunities available to them to enhance their professional futures.
The three day UWA Excellence Camp (7-9 July) is taking students on a whirlwind tour of the facilities available to students on campus.
As well as finding out about college accommodation, they are getting a better idea of the variety of scholarships available and study abroad opportunities.
The high school ‘leavers' also gained first-hand experience of academic study areas at UWA through a variety of activities in areas as diverse as: Astronomy; Business and Law; Engineering - where they built a robotic arm; Medicine - where they experienced suturing and keyhole surgery techniques; working 3D printers and laser cutting machinery in Design;investigating hazardous waste spills with Population Health; filming and editing an iMovie; and learning about the foreign languages available to study in Arts.
The camp focuses on opportunities for students who are likely to be eligible for courses such as UWA's prestigious Bachelor of Philosophy program and Assured Entry Pathways into Law, Medicine, Dentistry and Engineering.
Each of the students in the camp was nominated by their school as one of the highest achieving students in their year.
Current students and academic mentors joined the students to help guide them in arguably the single biggest decision they will make in their life.