All posts from Blog

All categories:  Blog Council Wrap Up Damsel Damsel: Black History Month Damsel: Women's History Month G-News Life Hacks Lighthouse Media Releases News PSA PSA-Events PSA-News Uncategorized

Update on Late Penalties

Conrad Hogg, Guild PresidentLincoln Aspinall, Education Council President The Guild has continued its work throughout 2019 in advocating for UWA’s late assessment penalty to be lowered to 5%. At the beginning of this year, the University’s Education Enhancement Unit consulted with academics and students to determine their attitude towards the late penalty. This consultation showed […]


There were two Guild Council meetings held in June. They were action packed with changes to the Guild operations, and taking some important representative stances – see more below.   The first was a special council meeting to discuss the report of the Election Culture Working Group. All of the recommendations, including the two changes to the Guild Election Regulations […]

9 Super Fun, Interesting Electives to Spice Up Your Semester

Electives are a great way to explore areas you’re interested in outside your degree. This broader learning is useful, but you don’t want it taking up your whole life, right? And you probably want the content to be interesting and valuable… seeing as you’re paying for the unit and all. Finessing your electives takes skill, […]

Plastic Free July Made Easy

Get excited, because Plastic Free July is here! What began as a small movement in Australia in 2011 has since expanded to over 150 cities with millions of participants worldwide. Plastic Free July’s challenges people to try and go the whole month without single-use plastics, in the hope of helping them adopt more sustainable habits […]

Referencing styles at UWA: Should we condense the number of referencing styles at UWA?

Have you ever been frustrated by the number of referencing styles that are used across UWA? Or annoyed that you got marked down for using Harvard referencing, not UWA Harvard referencing? I know I certainly have. We have been working on a discussion paper with the Library about the number of referencing styles used across […]

Winter in Perth: It’s actually pretty good

Hanging around Perth for the Winter Break? Don’t despair – despite popular opinion, there’s still plenty to do once you’ve binge-watched your way through the entire Netflix catalogue. And the best part? It’s all either FREE or budget-friendly, so fire up the group chat, get your winter woolies on and go exploring around the city! […]

What the F is happening with the Ref?

We’ve had a lot of people asking what’s going on with the Ref development project, so we took to the campus to answer your questions. Why is the Ref development delayed? The City of Perth changed the regulatory restrictions, which meant that extraction from all outlets (for the fumes) needed to be shielded from view […]

The Guild thanks Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dawn Freshwater

Earlier this week the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dawn Freshwater announced that she would be stepping down in March 2020 to take up the position of Vice-Chancellor at the University of Auckland. The Guild would like to thank Prof. Dawn Freshwater for her service as the Vice-Chancellor of the University. From the start of her term, Prof. […]

5 Anti-procrastination Tips for Maximum Productivity

Are you a world-class procrastinator? Have you started ‘cleaning out your room’ or baking endlessly to avoid studying? Then you’re in the right place – we’ve put together some of the most effective anti-procrastination methods around to ensure you stay on task and ace those exams! 1. Remove all distractions Identify what distracts you the […]

The Ultimate Exam Guide

Exams are stressful; study is hard, and procrastination levels are at a record high. Don’t worry – we understand. That’s why we’ve put this guide together for you. Everything you need to know about exams from ‘what if my calculator breaks?’, to what counts as special consideration – all in one convenient location. So have […]


BIG CONGRATS to the grand prize winner of our Coke vending competition ⚡ Isaac has won 2x primo tickets to the METALLICA WorldWired Tour! 🙌🏼
1 Jan

LAST WEEK TO WIN ⚡⚡ The grand Metallica prize is still up for grabs - keep your eye out for the golden sticker on the label of any Coke vending machine 600ml product! *T& Cs apply*
1 Jan