The Student Guild is run by ECU students and provides academic, social and financial assistance, organises events, supports student clubs, and offers member discounts.
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ECU is always rated one of Australia's best universities by past students who've experienced our commitment to supporting them through their time here. We've got your back anytime you need us.
We have three campuses in Western Australia, each offering a modern, vibrant location for study and learning. We're also committed to maintaining our environments by reducing our footprint and encouraging the achievement of a sustainable community.
No matter which campus you study at – or even if you're studying online – you'll find great facilities to enhance your uni experience. Apart from cafes, taverns, ATMs, bookshops, gyms and sports centres and libraries, you'll find loads more useful services.
Lots of students choose to drive to a campus, but this gets tricky at times, especially when the carparks fill up. So, we encourage everyone to think about sustainable transport for travel to and from campus. Fortunately, we're easily accessible by public transport and have facilities for bike riders too.
If you're enrolled as a full-time student at ECU, you'll qualify for a Transperth student concession. To make things easier, you can have a Transperth SmartRider card combined with your ECU Student ID card.
As a student, you must display a valid parking permit or a valid metered parking ticket when you park on university grounds on weekdays, between the hours of 7:00am and 5:00pm.
If you've accepted our offer to study in Perth, Western Australia, and you're able to make Perth your home when travel restrictions return to 'normal', here's some information you might find useful.
You can drive the same vehicles that you are authorised to drive on your overseas licence, for as long as it remains valid in the country of issue. If your licence ceases to be valid, you must apply for a WA licence to continue driving.
Perth is a multi-cultural city, home to a vast array of ethnic groups and cultural activities. For information about clubs, associations, religious groups, and other organisations relating to your home country, view the WA Govenments multicultural network webpage.
In Western Australia, the children of international students must be enrolled in approved government or non-government schools, registered by the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). Read more about Dependant Schooling in Western Australia
In 'normal times' we recommend you arrive at least 2-3 weeks before the start of your classes so you can attend Orientation. However, we recommend you check the latest government advice about borders and timing, including quarantine requirements before travelling.
Here are some of the important things to remember to bring…
Australia's quarantine regulations are very strict and many foodstuffs, plants, animal products, weapons and some medicines can't be imported here.
You'll be required to declare such items on the incoming passenger card on your flight to Australia. Failure to declare any of these restricted items could lead to on-the-spot fines or even prosecution.
For more information, see the Australian Govenment's advice for travelling to australia.
If you're moving to Perth to study at ECU, you can register for our Airport Arrival Service where we arrange for someone to meet you at the airport and take you to your accommodation. The service is free for international students and for domestic students moving from interstate.
Being successful at uni is as much about being organised as it is about being intelligent.
Manage your time with a study pattern that helps you get to lectures/tutorials and submit your assignments on time.
Don't be put off by any early struggles. Talk to your lecturers, tutors, learning advisers or any of our other 'supporters'. Don't be afraid to ask for help.
Don't be a stranger. Join a club or society. Attend everything you can, not just lectures and tutorials, but forums and other school activities.
Uni life is all about balance. You need to find that place between 'party animal' and 'full-on student' that suits you best.