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Make friends and influence people

University is more than just hitting the books. At ECU, there are more than 38 social clubs and associations, offering students the chance to connect with like-minded people.

Get involved with an ECU sports team.
Get involved with an ECU sports team.

Exercise the body and mind

Joining a sports team is a great way to stay healthy, as well as meeting people from across the University. The ECU Jets offers a variety of sports including AFL, competitive cheerleading, futsal, netball, touch and basketball. There is also the opportunity to join more than 6000 other students across 40 Australian universities to compete in the Nationals Competition, held in July and September/October.

Physical sports not your thing? Keep your reflexes sharp at ECU’s eSports Society, offering gamers the chance to compete in a team or as an individual playing League of Legends, Counter Strike Global Offence and Smite.

Student parties and social activities are a big part of uni life.
Student parties and social activities are a big part of uni life.

Meet like-minded people

With more than 25,000 students enrolled at ECU, chances are there are a group of people with similar interests and concerns as you.

For example, the ECU Disability Collective aims to create a vibrant network for all students identifying as having a disability, while also working to improve accessibility on campus. Other equity groups include the ECU Queer Collective, ECU Women’s Community and ECU Aboriginal Community.

Social clubs are the backbone to any good university experience. The ECU Parties and Events club focuses on what its name suggests: keeping the party going throughout each semester. Their big events, such as the annual Toga Party and the Guild Ball, are highlights of the university social calendar.

Other social groups focus on shared interests. For example the Robotics and Programming Society holds fortnightly coding sessions and twice-yearly programming courses.

Enactus ECU focuses on using entrepreneurial skills to help those in the community, with previous ECU teams competing internationally.

ECU's Moot Court is a big part of Law Society activities.
ECU's Moot Court is a big part of Law Society activities.

Gain industry contacts and experience

If you’re looking for something more specific to your degree then academic clubs are for you.

Clubs in this category include PRops, which aims to provide communications students with internships, volunteer opportunities and professional development.

The Edith Cowan Law society gives law students an edge through networking sessions and moot court practice.

Academic clubs can also help connect you with the professional associations in your future career. Discounted offers are commonly available and are a worthwhile investment, as these connections are invaluable.

For a full list of clubs and societies visit the ECU Student Guild club page.

Written by Mitchell Roberts for a  Work Integrated Learning unit within the Bachelor of Marketing and Public Relations course.


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