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Uni life

Starting a degree or adding to your qualifications is an exciting and sometimes daunting time. It’s why we make a massive effort to ensure you get all the support you need to have a positive experience – on or off campus.

We're a uni that values individual differences and diversity. We have a multicultural mix of people who’ve chosen to study here, as well as a wide range of ages – from school leavers to people returning to study.

We also respect the Nyoongar people, the traditional custodians of the land on which our campuses are built, and we're committed to developing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff.

Learning & career support

Learning advisers

Learning advisers assist with developing your study skills and can answer study questions like:

  • How do I keep up with all the reading?
  • What should I be doing with my lecture notes?
  • How do I know if I'm plagiarising?
  • What makes a good essay or assignment at university level?
  • How do I reference?

Peer mentors

Peer mentors help new students build social and academic networks so they settle more quickly into uni life.

Mentoring groups are led by later-year student volunteers who are trained mentors.

Careers & Employability Services

Careers & Employability Services provides free, professional career counselling and job search support. They'll help you find employment and work experience opportunities while studying, as well as plan your transition from uni to working life.

Personal support

Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service

Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service is a free, confidential service for students with a disability and/or medical condition, either permanent or temporary, and can help make uni life a better experience.

Student Health Services

Student Health Services provide general practitioner, nurse and allied health services to Joondalup and Mount Lawley-based students, including:

  • sports medicine
  • pre-employment medicals
  • vaccinations and immunisations
  • contraception advice and pregnancy testing
  • blood tests
  • physiotherapy (Mount Lawley only)

Student Counselling Service

The Counselling Service is a free and confidential service offering:

  • a safe place with someone who will listen
  • qualified counsellors to help and support you
  • assistance for a wide range of challenges
  • care and support in times of uncertainty, crisis and loss

Campus services

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.

Childcare centres

Childcare centres on or near Joondalup, Mount Lawley or South West campuses, catering for children from 0-5 years.

Wireless networks

Wireless networks are available on all campuses.

Multimedia equipment

Multimedia equipment you can borrow through campus multimedia centres.

Student guild

The Student Guild is run by ECU students and provides academic, social and financial assistance, organises events, supports student clubs, and offers member discounts.

Computing facilities

On-campus computing 24/7 e-Labs for PC and Mac users, with the latest software.

Software for home use

Software for home use through license agreements we've negotiated on behalf of students.


Security officers are available on campus 24/7 to assist and protect students, visitors and staff.

Student accommodation

Accommodation is available at student villages on our Joondalup, Mount Lawley and South West (Bunbury) campuses.

Shops and sport and recreation facilities are within walking distance of the villages, or easily accessible by public transport.

For more information, visit the ECU Village website.

Off-campus accommodation

If you'd prefer to live off-campus, you should explore Perth rental properties at the REIWA or Domain websites.

Alternatively, you can live in a private home with a Western Australian family through the Australian Homestay Network.

Open Day & Orientation Week

Open Day

Open Day is held every year at all of our campuses, with a different day allocated to each one.

It's about opening our doors to visitors like high school students, people returning to study, parents and teachers. It's a fun-filled, fact-finding experience for everyone.

Orientation Week

Orientation happens the week before the start of each semester and it's a great way for new students to adjust to uni life.

In O-Week you'll get to meet teaching staff and new students, find your way around campus and understand where to go for our legendary support.

Tips for enjoying uni life

Be organised

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.

Ask for help

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.

Meet people and do stuff

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.

Find a balance

Uni life is all about balance. You need to find that place between 'party animal' and 'full-on student' that suits you best.