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Community activity

Engaging with the community is an important aspect of our activities and is integral to the Bunbury Education Precinct’s business. Our engagement activity is guided by ‘ECU’s Engagement Functional Plan’ to strengthen our position as a valuable education hub in the region.

Key to the Precinct’s success is the maintenance of strong local, national and international partnerships that will realise sustainable educational, economic, environmental, social and cultural benefits for the region through teaching and learning, regionally-relevant research and community engagement.

Bunbury Education Precinct

The Bunbury Education Precinct partners comprise of:

  • ECU South West Campus;
  • Manea Senior College;
  • South Regional TAFE; and
  • Bunbury Regional Hospital and St John of God Hospital - two teaching hospitals.

Together we work collaboratively to share resources; increase workplace learning opportunities particularly for education, nursing and social work students; and provide articulation opportunities for high school and TAFE graduates.


ECU South West are committed to engaging with the local and wider community through meaningful and sustainable partnerships.

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Leadership for Recovery: The Yarloop-Waroona fire

Edith Cowan University has funded research to capture people's expectations and experiences of leadership during the recovery phase of an emergency or disaster, like the fire which engulfed Yarloop and affected neighbouring communities in January 2016.

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Western Australian Debating League

The Western Australian Debating League aspires to ensure all students have meaningful access to debating that encourages critical thinking, fosters engagement with global issues and equips students with lifelong skills and the confidence to pursue their potential. WADL aims to do this by ensuring all WA school students have access to challenging debating competition, high quality resources and purpose-built development opportunities.

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Shore Lines Writing for Performance Festival

The Shore Lines Festival is unique to Western Australia and creates opportunities for established and emerging writers of all ages to express themselves through the many forms of writing for performance, including song, short fiction, playwriting, monologues, and performance poetry.

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Art Partners Bunbury

Art Partners is a mentorship program that matches protégés (people with disability) with mentors, and together they participate in mainstream art classes and activities in Bunbury, Western Australia.

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