In addition to the McCusker Centre for Citizenship units, you can find relevant units relating to citizenship across UWA

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The McCusker Centre for Citizenship Units

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The McCusker Centre for Citizenship offers UWA students academic credit when undertaking one of our units as part of one of our programs. You can find more information about these units here.


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UWA Units on Citizenship

Stanford University's Haas Centre for Public Service has identified six different categories for ways of exercising citizenship. These are listed below with links to the various UWA Faculty units within these categories.


Community Engaged Learning and Research

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Connecting coursework and academic research to community identified concerns to enrich knowledge and inform action on social issues.

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Community Organising and Activism

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The process of involving, educating and mobilising individual or collective action to influence or persuade others.

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Policy and Governance

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Participating in political processes, policy making, and public governance.

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Social Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility

corp respons

Using ethical business/private sector approaches to create or expand market-orientated responses to social or environmental problems.

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Philanthropy

philanphropy

The donation/use of private funds or charitable contributions by individuals and institutions that contribute to a public good.

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Direct Service

directservice

Working to address the immediate needs of individuals or a community, often involving contact with the people or places being served.

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Sarah McCauley
Current UWA Student
Intern at Southcare

"The McCusker Centre for Citizenship provided an opportunity to explore unchartered territory and experience firsthand the inspiring work, people, and mission of the community and not-for-profit sector. I would recommend this opportunity to any UWA student. You might find a new passion or direction for your future career. I know I did."

Ross Wortham
CEO
Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia

“Our organisation and others have been blown away by the quality and professionalism of the interns and we benefit from the different viewpoints they bring. I'm now very excited by the collective impact that potentially hundreds of these interns will have on the community service sector over the coming years, helping to build real generational change.”

Rebecca Ball
Executive Director
Office of Multicultural Interests

"There’s a great need for young people to contribute to internships like these. They bring contemporary thinking, they reflect the views of not only their own personal views but the views of their peers and that’s very important... to be embedding that type of thinking ..."