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Alumni support during COVID-19

Alumni support during COVID-19

We are all being tested as never before by the COVID-19 pandemic.

During these challenging times when we cannot physically connect with loved ones, friends, family and colleagues, the support and interaction we can offer each other becomes increasingly important.

We are bombarded by a myriad of opinions and news, both real and fake, and sometimes it is hard to work through the maze of information hitting our inboxes and social media feeds. Many of us are feeling anxious and unsure how this will all play out.

ECU is home to leading academics and researchers whose expert opinion is sought after and who can provide interesting commentary on relevant trending topics separating the fact from fiction.

We want to share their insights with you. We want to share learning and professional development opportunities, moments of light relief and laughter and keep you updated with our virtual events and activities.

Please check in with us often on this page. Tell us what you want to see here.

We are listening.

Let’s look after each other so we come out the other end strong and capable with renewed energy and new friendships forged through these extraordinary circumstances.

So grab a coffee and join us …….

Karen, Kim and Tim
The ECU Alumni Relations Team

You can find ECU's updates for students, future students, staff and campus visitors here

Student Hardship Fund

Student in yellow computer lab

Right now, the COVID pandemic is testing our students. Many are struggling to afford essentials like food, rent and the technology required to continue their studies. In order to offer practical support, ECU has launched the Student Hardship Fund and we need your help.

Fighting fear with facts

COVID-19 virus graphic

As the world struggles to deal with the myriad implications of the unfolding COVID-19 crisis, ECU's world-class experts have some practical tips and opinions across a variety of topics related to the crisis.

Fighting fear with friendship


While times are tough, it’s important to stay positive, connected and to see the funny side. Here's a round-up of fun moments and interesting articles to keep you smiling!

Webinar series - COVID conversations

Young woman using a computer at home

In a time when social distancing, self-isolation and uncertainty have taken control of our daily lives, ECU’s world class researchers share their expertise and practical advice on how to manage life through the COVID-19 pandemic. Tune in to hear from the experts via live webinar and have your questions answered.


Social media during and beyond the COVID-19 crisis

Monday, 18 May 2020

The past few months have changed the way we connect with people, and the way we do business. For ECU Bachelor of Arts graduate and Sorrento Surf Club Office Manager, Jessica Bunford, social media is a key way to develop brand awareness and promote the surf club.

15 songs that show the array of WAAPA alumni talent

Thursday, 14 May 2020

15 songs featuring WAAPA graduates to get you moving!

Is it right for our kids to be back at school this week?

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

ECU alumni and host of Flashpoint, Tim McMillan, shares his thoughts on kids going back to school during COVID-19.

If we never shake hands again what do we do instead? Speak.

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Dr Nathalie Collins, Director (International) in the School of Business and Law, helps us to figure it out.

Teaching in the Time of Corona

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

In any ordinary year, Australia’s teachers would spend their April holidays taking a quick breather from Term 1 and planning lessons for the upcoming autumn term. 2020 is, of course, no ordinary year. On a global scale, COVID-19 has brought about the greatest disruption to the work of teachers ever seen in modern history.

Isolation Inspiration!

Friday, 24 April 2020

15 movies featuring incredible WAAPA graduates to watch while you're at home!

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