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ECU off to the Indigenous Games

Thursday, 23 June 2016 News > Latest news > 2016 > 06

Eleven Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island students will represent ECU for the first time since 2009 at the 2016 Indigenous Unigames in Brisbane.

Scholarship win a great start to NAIDOC Week

Thursday, 23 June 2016 News > Latest news > 2016 > 06

Becoming a teacher and creating positive change is Aboriginal student Mikayla King’s dream and she is well on the way to achieving it.

How we're helping WAAPA ballet dancers achieve the impossible

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 News > Latest news > 2016 > 06

Ballet dancers spinning four or five times while balancing on one foot shouldn’t be possible. We find out how WAAPA’s elite dancers are doing it.

Internships help students better manage their careers

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 News > Latest news > 2016 > 06

How do internships at university improve students employability and help them make better choices in their future careers?

Leadership advice from the Eagle’s nest

Friday, 17 June 2016 News > Latest news > 2016 > 06

Leadership doesn’t have to be complicated. That was the message from West Coast Eagles coach Adam Simpson at an ECU alumni event.

Blue lights mirror the cold of Makuru season

Thursday, 16 June 2016 News > Latest news > 2016 > 06

Buildings at ECU’s campuses have changed colour – from green (nodjam) to blue (wooyan) – signalling the arrival of Makuru season.

NAPLAN? No worries

Thursday, 16 June 2016 News > Latest news > 2016 > 06

NAPLAN testing has only a minimal impact on student stress levels according to a new study of WA primary schools.

Do you ever grow out of digital parenting?

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 News > Latest news > 2016 > 06

Professor Lelia Green takes a closer look at how parents' attitudes to children's digital media use change as they move towards adulthood.

EcoCheck: Perth's Banksia woodlands are in the path of the sprawling city

Tuesday, 07 June 2016 News > Latest news > 2016 > 06

Perth is one of the least densely populated cities in the world and its continuing outwards growth is putting precious native bushland as well as a number of endangered animals at risk.

Exercise is medicine

Friday, 03 June 2016 News > Latest news > 2016 > 06

The advice for cancer patients to get "bed-rest" is a thing of the past. Emerging evidence is showing that by reaching a certain level of fitness you can increase your chance of surviving cancer by as much as 50 per cent.

Lost for words

Friday, 03 June 2016 News > Latest news > 2016 > 06

The average adult has more than 35,000 words in their vocabulary. But for the more than 100,000 Australians with the communication disorder aphasia, even the simple act of ordering a coffee can be a daily struggle.

There must be smarter security than a ban on 'dumb passwords'

Thursday, 02 June 2016 News > Latest news > 2016 > 06

In cyberspace we are facing password fatigue, caused by having to recall (seemingly) endless streams of (apparently) unrelated numbers and letters at odd times.

Re-introducing the trautonium to a new audience

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 News > Latest news > 2016 > 06

With only a handful of examples of this antique synthesiser left in the world, a WAAPA research student decided to build her own.

WA on show in a new TV program

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 News > Latest news > 2016 > 05

A unique friendship between four WA girls adopted from Chinese orphanages is just one of the stories featuring in a new program by ECU Broadcasting students on Channel 7.

The sound of silence: Why aren't Australia's female composers being heard?

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 News > Latest news > 2016 > 05


Associate Dean Cat Hope explains the disparity between male and female composers represented in concert programs and offers solutions for the future.

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