People's Choice Award

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UWA Audiology in remote Aboriginal communities

This project aims to increase understanding of the prevalence, assessment, treatment and management of middle ear disease in Aboriginal children in rural and remote Western Australia for Clinical Audiology students. The project gives students the opportunity to travel to remote communities with professional audiologists and gain hands on experience. This results in competent and culturally aware graduates who are equipped to help address the health issues affecting our state.

The prevalence of middle ear disease in Australian Aboriginal children is amongst the highest globally. Chronic middle ear disease results in hearing impairment which impacts children's speech and language development and educational outcomes. However, current funding limitations prevent uni students from gaining any experience in Aboriginal ear and hearing healthcare beyond what can be presented in classes.

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Medical Student Common Room

The Western Australian Medical Students’ Society want to create a space to de-stress and interact with their fellow medical students. The common room will improve the student amenities within UWA’s FJ Clark Complex situated on the QEII Health Campus where medical students are primarily based.

Medical students have long contact hours and spend countless hours studying outside of class. Students need a space where they can take time to unwind, have a cup of tea and interact with their peers. The common room will provide a modern space that facilitates medical learning which thrives on peer-to peer discourse, helping to improve the student experience.

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Matilda Buoy – monitoring environmental change

This project will support the development of an instrumented buoy that will be placed in Matilda Bay to monitor changes in the environment by tracking real-time air, water and soil measurements. Not only will this give us a better understanding of our local environment but it will provide positive hands-on learning for Environmental Science and Marine Science students who will experience managing environmental sensor infrastructure, including strategic deployment in field environments and the subsequent post-processing data analytics.

This fun team-based learning will help students obtain skills vital to their employability; ensuring UWA graduates are equipped for the workforce they want to enter. The data will contribute to current cross-faculty research and teaching collaborations and be accessible to the public online.

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