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Support for small courses with big impact

Thursday, 19 May 2016


Students seeking a career in youth work, disability services and other social professions will be the ultimate winners of a $90,000 Fellowship awarded to Associate Professor Trudi Cooper.

The Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) National Teaching Fellowship will support Professor Cooper in developing a national strategy to improve the quality, availability and economic sustainability of niche social profession courses.

Professor Cooper, from ECU’s School of Arts and Humanities, said because of the small number of students, such courses had become expensive for single institutions to offer.

“Despite the small numbers, there is a strong need for people with the skills needed to work in specialist areas in disability services, social gerontology, community mental health, and youth work,” she said.

“This Fellowship will enable me to work with colleagues at different institutions to develop a nationwide collaborative strategy that will support these courses and improve student outcomes.”

If you’re interested in studying Youth Work at ECU visit our Arts and Humanities webpage.

Here you’ll find information about this and related courses, including videos and galleries about our facilities, our students and our lecturers.


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