Participant & Parent Comments

We are writing to sincerely express our thanks to you, the UWA team, the Group Leaders & the Sponsors of the ConocoPhillips Science Experience for providing such a wonderful experience for our daughter, Sophie, at UWA last week.

It was Sophie's first visit to UWA. She has been to visit Curtin University with John Tonkin College on a day excursion when she was in Year 7 & Year 8. We met one of the Group Leaders, Santana, on the bus when he overheard me speaking to the driver. He introduced himself and gave us a wonderful introduction to the UWA Campus and escorted us to Wilsmore Lecture Theatre. Sophie really enjoyed her 3 days experience. Each day she was full of enthusiasm and couldn't pinpoint just one highlight of the day - there was always more than one! Walking into the UWA Campus on the second day Sophie told me she couldn't wait to come and study at your Campus. This was a bit of a surprise because halfway through Term 4 in year 9, 2017, she started telling us she was thinking of forgetting about going to University. We encouraged her to continue her studies and wait for this experience in January 2018 and then make up her mind. On the final day of her UWA experience as we walked into the Campus she told me her "my faith has been restored in the Education System and I can't wait to come and study here. I will definitely be coming back here". Wonderful words for a parent to hear. We just have to keep reminding her of the opportunities waiting for her in 3 years time!

I had the pleasure on the final day to sit in the Wilsmore Theatre for the Certificate Ceremony and it was wonderful to see so many happy, enthusiastic young people in one space. Everyone obviously had a similar experience to Sophie during the 3 days and it was inspiring to experience the buzz in the theatre.

Congratulations to you all for providing such an awesome program. Are we allowed to attend again next year?

Sophie looks forward to seeing you all again in 2021 as a student!
Kind Regards, Vic, Maree & Sophie 2018



Thank you for providing such an excellent program this year. My daughter Jessica had a wonderful time, and her siblings are also eager to participate in a couple of years' time. Jessica particularly enjoyed the mathematics component and the physics show.
Thanks and regards, Neil 2017



I wanted to write and commend you on the wonderful experience my daughter had in early December. She now can’t wait to finish school and join the university community to continue her studies.

Thanks for running this program which is so beneficial to the students who participate therein.
Kind regards Dawn 2017