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Thursday, 05 April 2012


ECU’s Joondalup Campus hosted around 100 Indigenous students from across WA for Dreaming@ECU.

Held on Friday, 30 March, the event promoted tertiary education opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students as direct entry pathways from year 12 and combines educational workshops with inspirational presentations. This is the first time the event was held at ECU’s Joondalup Campus.

Students were treated to presentations from special guest speakers, highly respected Aboriginal businessman Cedric Jacobs and WAAPA graduate and channel 10 news presenter Narelda Jacobs.

Students took part in interactive workshops based around a number of different university subjects including aboriginal theatre, nursing, exercise science, tourism and visual arts.

A presentation led by Indigenous Employment Coordinator Melanie King also taught students about pathways to University and how to get a job.

Director of ECU’s Marketing and Communications Services Centre, Mrs Julia Turner said it was inspiring to see so many Indigenous students on the ECU Campus.

“We were really excited to welcome Indigenous students from across WA to ECU Joondalup as they learned about a range of different learning opportunities,” Mrs Turner said.

“We wish the students all the best in their final years of study and look forward to seeing them at ECU in the near future.”

For more information on the Dreaming@ECU initiative and other Indigenous future student engagement contact


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