School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

At the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences we are leaders in our field, nationally and internationally. We ensure that our graduates have real world skills to tackle current and future global challenges. Our students have access to rare specialist equipment and techniques, and opportunities to acquire practical and application-based learning through fieldwork. Our academic staff are committed to designing educational experiences that are engaging, challenging and relevant. Our degrees are taught by staff at the forefront of their fields of research, and this shines through in the quality of our graduates.


Date: Friday 1 May, 2015
Time: 5:30 – 6:30pm
Venue: Building 43, Science Teaching Facility (STF)
RSVP: or (02) 4221 3721 by 27 April.

2015 Guest Speaker  

Bruce Thom

This year’s guest speaker is Professor Bruce Thom, Member, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists and Honorary Professorial Fellow in the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences at UOW.  Bruce’s guest talk title is “Healthy environments and productive economy – a challenge for the future of Australia”. Download Professor's biography and talk abstract [PDF].
UOW Media Release "Call to Integrate Regional Environment Strategies"

About the annual Allan Sefton Lecture

The Late Allan Sefton

The late Allan Sefton was well known to residents of the Illawarra and further afield for his work as a naturalist and conservator of the local environment. In recognition of his contributions to environmental science in the Illawarra region, the Allan Sefton Memorial Lecture was established in 1993 and is a public occasion where a distinguished Australian scientist speaks on a topic of wide environmental interest.

Download the 2015 Allan Sefton Invitation [PDF]

The Mike Morwood Memorial Website

A dedicated website has been developed and will be used as a memorial to Mike and the legacy he has left. Visit Mike's memorial website.