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Autumn Ordinary Meeting 2018-Invitation

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Meeting Agenda

  1. Minutes of the Spring Ordinary Meeting held on Friday 15th September 2017
  2. Amendments and motion of acceptance of minutes
  3. Business arising from the minutes 
  4. Correspondence
  5. Results of Convocation Elections for Warden, Deputy Warden, Members of the Council of Convocation and one Member to Senate
  6. Vice-Chancellor's Report
  7. Guild President's Report
  8. Warden's Report 
  9. Convocation Officer's Report
  10. Other Business
  11. Q & A session


Convocation invites all graduates and other members to its Autumn Ordinary Meeting for 2018.

Date: Friday 23 March 2018
Time: 6.00pm for 6.30pm start
Location: Banquet Hall, University Club

Come along to the 2018 Autumn Ordinary Meeting of Convocation

The agenda papers are now available to read prior to the Ordinary Meeting by clicking on the PDF tab on the bottom right hand corner below.

Guest Speaker -  Patrick Cornish 

Guest Speaker - Patrick Cornish

Convocation is delighted to present Patrick Cornish as our Guest Speaker for the Autumn Ordinary Meeting of 2018.

Patrick Cornish has UWA to thank for life lessons as well as prods along the path to a career.

Having worked as a journalist on daily newspapers for most of his working life, he is now mainly involved in compiling obituaries as well as writing/editing non-fiction books.

It was Pelican, he is proud to say, that first bore him half a century ago towards a life of professional writing. Work on the student paper taught him where to speak up and when to shut up.

He is delighted to accept the occasional speaking engagement "because I always learn from the opportunity."

On campus at Crawley he completed a BA Hons and MA in English literature. Joining Camp for Kids showed him the wide world of volunteering. Marching in protest at the Vietnam War confirmed the need to bring governments to heel.


Years later, part-time tutoring in the English Department led to his writing a satirical play about student inattention. Editing a book to mark the centenary of the Guild of Undergraduates was an honour.

"And I learned Japanese here," he adds. "This university has been a guide for which I'm grateful."


Autumn Ordinary Meeting Papers