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Featured in | The Conversation

Buying picture books as Christmas presents? These stories with diverse characters can help kids develop empathy

When children see characters and stories reflecting their background, they can develop a stronger sense of identity. Research also shows reading books with diverse characters and story-lines helps children develop a greater understanding and appreciation of people different to themselves. Dr Helen Adam has some suggestions of diverse picture books to buy kids this Christmas.

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Campus & Community

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Holiday opening hours 2021-2022

Opening hours for ECU services supporting future, current and graduating students will change over the Christmas-New Year break.

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Being flexible the key to success

ECU’s Professor Joanne Dickson, a goal-motivation and mental health and wellbeing expert, said the path you decided on a year or more ago does not need to be the direction you decide to head today.

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Media stars celebrated at ECU

The extraordinary efforts of researchers to share their expertise has been acknowledged at the 2021 ECU media awards

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ECU staff set bar high in annual awards

More than 28 individuals and teams were honoured at ECU’s Vice-Chancellor’s Staff Excellence Awards held on Friday, 12 November at the Joondalup Campus.

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Become a secondary school teacher in just 18 months

ECU is helping to answer the call for more qualified high school teachers with a new fast-track version of the Master of Teaching (Secondary) that can be completed in just 18 months, commencing Semester One, 2022.

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ECU research talent on show

The breadth of ECU’s interdisciplinary research talent will be on show at the annual early and mid-career researcher network (EMCRN) showcase event.

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Foods to feed your brain during exams

Focus on study can become all-consuming at exam time and nutrition might sometimes fall behind in the list of priorities. However, a healthy diet plays a vital role in achieving peak academic performance.  ECU Nutrition expert Professor Amanda Devine has advice on how to choose the right foods to help fuel your brain and smash your study schedule.

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Community support for those suicide leaves behind

A forum at Edith Cowan University’s (ECU’s) South West Campus aims to raise awareness of the impact of suicide, including the role that stigma plays in grief, and how people can better support the needs of those bereaved by suicide loss.

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