The Albany Centre

Head South for the Summer

Bald Head Trail Walk

Are you interested in completing a unit over summer?


Why not head south to the UWA Albany Centre and combine a week or two of fun with a field-based summer elective or broadening/core unit.
The UWA Albany Campus will be offering a range of units for students to attend during the Summer break period from December 2017 to January 2018. 




Here a list of units available for you to apply for at the UWA Albany Centre over the Summer Season:


Natural History
Combine some pre-online study with a week of field experience in Albany to explore how and why the theory and practice of natural history has enjoyed such worldwide acceptance. Discover how biodiversity impacts us and increase your knowledge to learn how you can help reverse global biodiversity decline and improve sustainable living. This is a Level 1 unit.

Saving Endangered Species
You will work with officers from the Department of Parks and Wildlife to analyse the conservation status, threats and biology/ecology of a particular threatened species. With integrated field-based practice and lectures, you will gain an overview of considerations needed to design recovery plans. This is a Level 3 unit.

Ecosystem Restoration
This unit commences with a one-week field work component in Albany during summer. The unit introduces you to conceptual frameworks that underlie the practice of ecological restoration. You will estimate the degree of degradation, set restoration goals and identify appropriate restoration options and tools to measure and evaluate restoration success. This is a Level 3 unit.

Global Families - (Course Guide not yet published)
Combine some online study with a week of field experience in Albany to explore cultural and global diversity as it relates to human kinship. Be involved in the practical skills of studying family histories, genealogies, archaeological evidence and DNA studies, all of which demonstrate the interconnectedness of human groups. This is a Level 1, Category A broadening and elective unit. 


Accommodation options

There are a range of affordable accommodation options in Albany close to the UWA Albany Campus.

6 Degrees Hotel
Located in central Albany on the historical Stirling Terrace boulevard with 180° views across Princess Royal Harbour and King George Sound, the grand old Royal George Hotel has been carefully modernized to retain its historical character & charm. 6 Degrees offers a variety of accommodation, from well-appointed motel rooms through to budget hotel rooms. Walking distance to UWA Albany, cafes, restaurants and the city centre.

Albany Backpackers
Albany Backpackers is situated opposite UWA Albany on Stirling Terrance and is close to cafes, shops, supermarkets and restaurant and offers simple and inexpensive accommodation options. A basic breakfast is included.

1849 Backpackers Hotel
Delicious, fresh hot pancakes served every morning between 6.30 - 9.30am. Free, fast and reliable WiFi, table tennis, stage/piano/guitars, soccer pitch and volleyball, beautiful gardens, spotless commercial, communal kitchens.

Big 4 Middleton Beach Holiday Park 
Big4 Middleton Beach Holiday Park is located directly adjacent to Middleton Beach, with several restaurants, cafes and bars close by. The park is 3.2kms from the city centre. Featuring a mix of caravan and camping sites, as well as chalets and cabins.


Study Inbroad Program

If you are interested in spending a semester at UWA Albany then click here to find out more about our Study Inbroad Program!