Western Australia Teaching and Learning Forum 2023

Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd February, 2023

Murdoch University
90 South Street Murdoch WA 6150

Twitter: #WATLF2023

University Life: Being, Becoming, Belonging

University Life: Being, Becoming, Belonging is an invitation to all who shape and enhance the lives of students and colleagues through the development and delivery of teaching and learning programs within and beyond the classroom.

This theme invites us all to reflect on the diverse roles that we play within our university communities. It is an opportunity to share, showcase, engage and celebrate how we have:

  • developed our university community’s self-efficacy, self-awareness and self-knowledge

  • supported and contributed to the wellbeing and lives of our students, our colleagues, our peers and friends within the various university communities that we belong to

  • utilised approaches that helped our university communities become more resilient through change and transformation

  • cultivated a sense of belonging around the pursuit of academic excellence, student interests or institutional affinity.

We look forward to welcoming you to Murdoch University to have many stimulating discussions on the theme of University Life: Being, Becoming, Belonging.


Call for PRESENTATION proposals

The WA Teaching and Learning Forum Committee invites interested presenters and facilitators to consider their proposals in one of four types of submissions. Submissions are due 31st October 2022.

There are four types of submissions:

  • Showcase presentations

  • Interactive workshops

  • Immersive teaching bites

  • Nuts and bolts.

Go to the Presentations page for more information and submission details.

Submit proposals to: proposals@wateachingandlearningforum.org
Further enquiries: info@wateachingandlearningforum.org.


Your conference attendance includes:

  • Welcome to Country (day 1)

  • Inspiring keynote speakers

  • Two full days of concurrent presentations

  • Sharing, presentations, networking and collegial exchange of ideas

  • Fully catered Arrival coffee, morning tea, lunch

  • Daily Belonging Sundowner

  • Informal program for our well-being and belonging

  • Guidebook Program app

Registration Costs 2023

Note: prices INCLUDE GST

Registration is on the Murdoch University payment portal.
Registration and refund policies available here.

2023 Sessional Staff Grants


Updated 18 May 2022

The health and safety of all delegates to the Forum and visitors to Murdoch University is our priority. Murdoch University adheres to the government requirements in place. For the health and well-being of all participants, please maintain health practices, including not attending the Forum if you are unwell, and consider wearing a mask.

This message is updated periodically to reflect current and potential future directions.

CONTINGENCY PLANNING: In the unlikely event that the face-to-face Forum be untenable due to severe restrictions or other government regulations, a fully online version will be ready. In this case, the Forum will be presented via MS Teams, and registered participants will receive email communication up to the morning of the Forum. Presenters are advised to have their own contingency plan in mind.


The program combines the formal presentation program and informal connecting opportunities weaved throughout.


Draft available December 2022


An informal being, belonging and becoming program designed to bring that something extra to WATLF2023


(Click on map to download and print)

Keynote speakers

Keynote Speaker coming soon

Dr Bep Uink

Dr Bep Uink (Master of Applied Psychology (Clinical), PhD) is a Noongar woman from Perth, WA. She is the co-lead of the Aboriginal Culture, Education and Equity (ACEE) Lab at Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre, Murdoch University. Her research focuses on understanding how socially determined disadvantage impacts the social emotional well-being of young people, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, and how social systems such as higher education can support young peoples’ well-being. Her work spans investigations into adolescent emotion regulation, the barriers and enablers of Indigenous student success in higher education, gendered barriers to higher education, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQA+ youth mental health. She currently holds an ARC Discovery Indigenous grant investigating the impacts of every-day racism on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescents and how non-Indigenous peoples can act to interrupt and prevent racism.

Dr Uink will present on Friday 3rd February 2023.