Wednesday, 08 July 2020
Edith Cowan University’s (ECU) South West Campus Dean Lyn Farrell says she is looking forward to welcoming students back to Bunbury campus in semester two as the state continues to lift COVID-19 restrictions.
“Not only will existing students be able to continue most of their studies back on campus, but we’re also looking to attract new students through a generous scholarship program,” Ms Farrell said.
ECU’s South West Campus has secured 10 new scholarships worth $45,000 each as part of the Federal Government’s Destination Australia program.
“These new scholarships are available for full-time students commencing studies at ECU South West Campus in an eligible Bachelor or Masters Degree in semester two, 2020,” Ms Farrell said.
“The scholarships will provide eligible students with the opportunity to explore a unique life outside metropolitan cities while undertaking a world-class tertiary education.”
Ms Farrell said ECU South West had responded swiftly to the early challenges posed by COVID-19 and had emerged with lots of fresh learnings and a keen desire to embrace the “new normal”.
“Our academic and professional staff worked incredibly hard to meet the evolving challenges COVID-19 presented by providing our students with the resources and support needed to transition to online study successfully during semester one,” she said.
“South West Campus students responded to the changes with incredible poise and commitment to personal excellence and we’re really proud of the collaborative effort of both students and staff during this time.
“In retrospect, this makes returning to on-campus study in July even more special. We are thrilled to announce we will be welcoming students back on campus in semester two and are looking forward to welcoming new students to our beautiful South West Campus.
“Students can be assured that significant steps have been taken by the University to ensure their health and safety with a number of new protocols in place through the ECU COVID-19 Safety Plan.”
Ms Farrell said the new Destination Australia Scholarships provided extra incentive for future students to apply to study at ECU South West from July.
“New students can be confident that ECU will be back teaching on campus from July as Western Australia and the Bunbury community continues its progress in combatting COVID-19.
“We are a hidden gem here in the South West, with opportunities to study in a variety of fields from education, arts, science, social work, teaching and health sciences.
“Our science and health science courses are very popular, with majors available in conservation biology, environmental management, health promotion, nutrition and occupational safety, with a new dual Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Health Science major available in semester two, 2020.”
For Destination Australia Scholarship eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit www.ecu.edu.au/scholarships/details/destination-australia-scholarships
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