Congratulations to the 117 students who recently graduated from the joint ECU and Emirates Group Security Centre of Aviation and Security Studies program, whose achievements were celebrated at a gala ceremony in Dubai this week.
It was my pleasure to personally present the Vice-Chancellor’s Student Awards for 2013 to two students who most exemplify the core values we aspire to here at ECU.
We had three graduation ceremonies at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre last weekend and they were each superb events, celebrating the successes of our graduates with their family and friends, supporters and our staff.
I recently had the pleasure of farewelling our University’s 153 students competing in the 2013 Australian University Games on the Gold Coast.
Congratulations to all staff on the important role you have played in ensuring ECU continues to offer a “five-star” experience to our students, as recognised in the Good Universities Guide 2014, which draws on Course Experience Questionnaire data (a component of the Australian Graduate Survey).
ECU congratulates two of our outstanding staff members who have been recognised as 2013 Citation winners by the Commonwealth Office of Learning and Teaching for their outstanding contributions to student learning.
It’s been a great pleasure this week for me to host several important visitors to ECU.
The University recently opened its doors for the largest crowd ever to visit our ECU Open Days, with more than 13,000 future students, their families and friends attending the Joondalup and Mount Lawley Campus events.
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It has been a great week for ECU staff, who have received both national and international recognition for their contributions to the communities this University was established to serve.
Australia benefits widely from the cultural diversity of its population.
ECU’s Chancellor, the Hon. Dr Hendy Cowan, will tomorrow celebrate his 70th birthday.
The Federal Government’s announcement to cut funding for universities is disappointing, given it comes after recent years of widening access to the tertiary sector.
Last year, following a rigorous review of his performance, I was delighted to be able to offer Professor Arshad Omari a new five-year appointment as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), which I am pleased that he has accepted.