About Pelican

Danjoo (Interwoven), by Esther McDowell / Yabini Kickett

Pelican is UWA’s editorially-independent student magazine. We are the second oldest student publication in Australia, flipping the bird since 1929.

Pelican dedicates itself to publishing a diverse range of voices, in keeping with the wide scope of the UWA student body; editorial independence from the Guild; and working closely with our writers.




Pelican is not a club or a community, and has no joining or membership fee. Submissions are open any time to all UWA students and graduates.

You can pick up a free copy of Pelican from stands around UWA’s Crawley or Nedlands campuses. We publish six themed print copies every year, in tandem with our website.

If you’re interested in writing for us (and we hope you are – you definitely should), have a look at our Write for Pelican page.


2020 Editors: Bayley Horne and Stirling Kain


2020 Sub-Editors:

Arts and Design: Riva-Jean Lander and Abigail MacLeod – [email protected]

Campus News: Courtney Withers – [email protected]

Comedy – Rupert Williamson – [email protected]

Diversity: Elanor Leman – [email protected]

Finance and Economics: Millie Muroi and Brook Lewis – [email protected]

Film: Lachlan Serventy and Amy Papasergio – [email protected]

Lifestyle: Cameron Carr & Francesca De Nuccio – [email protected]

Literature and Creative Writing: Elena Perse and Isabelle Yuen – [email protected]

Music: Susannah Wong  – [email protected]

Politics: Christine Chen – [email protected]

Science: Paris Javid and Deni Campbell – [email protected]

Sport: Campbell Williamson – [email protected]

Tech and Gaming: Caleb Cheng and Kyle Pauletto – [email protected]


The views expressed within are not the views of the UWA Student Guild or the Pelican editorial staff, but the individual writers and artists.


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