Students living in drought-affected areas will have the opportunity to take the lead in discussions about their personal experiences. The “UNICEF NSW Youth Drought Summit” invites 14-24 year olds to gather and share their ideas, which will ultimately result in a report submitted to the NSW Government to guide policymaking. The Summit comes after only 0.7% of the state was categorised as “recovering from” or “not affected” by drought in
At the recent Halogen Australia National Young Leaders Days, students heard the story of the Cotton On Foundation. The story encompasses how millions of dollars are raised through Cotton On group fashion stores, and needy schools and communities around the world benefit in numerous ways. During the breaks of the National Young Leaders Day, students were able to purchase items from the Cotton On Empower Station, including empower wrist bands,
Meet Rebecca, Jayden and Tamara, three Aboriginal students from diverse backgrounds who all have something in common. The three arrived at Edith Cowan University after very different journeys. But they each see education as a major step in reaching their goals. Mentor program pays off for Jayden When Jayden Gerrand was at high school he visited ECU and was inspired by a unique mentoring program designed to close the gap
Seventy percent of job roles are never advertised. So how does anyone ever find a job? Networking is one of the most important keys to unlocking the large number of these hidden jobs. Remember that saying: it’s not who you know, but what you know? During your time as a student leader, you are uniquely positioned to ‘get networking’. We asked our friends at ECU to put together five tips
Disruptive technology, a changing climate and new industry trends means the world of work is constantly evolving. And that means universities must continue to adapt, developing new courses to allow graduates to take advantage of these changes. We asked our partner, Edith Cowan University, to shed some light on what’s changing. Here’s four new ECU courses that have been launched in the past decade. 1. Bachelor of Science (Sports Science
Richard Harris and Craig Challen are the two cave divers who helped in the dramatic rescue of twelve boys and their football coach from a flooded cave in Thailand. They have been jointly named 2019 Australian of the Year. The men stayed in the underwater Tham Luang cave system for three days, swimming multiple kilometres in hazardous conditions. The story of the successful cave rescue is extremely unique, but we
A Virtual Reality (VR) teaching tool developed by ECU computer science students could transform how some of society’s most vulnerable children are taught about personal safety and social interaction. It was developed by Bachelor of Computer Science students Jarryd Wimbridge, Marko Vasev and James McNeil. They have used VR to create a more engaging method of teaching the existing ‘circles’ concept which outlines appropriate interactions with family, friends and strangers.
Crimson education have recently launched the ‘Crimson Youth Fund’ which will delegate $50,000 of funding to students looking to make a lasting impact in their community. It has been created to provide students or recent graduates (aged 13 – 21) with essential resources that will help bring their event or project to life. Jamie Beaton, co-founder of Crimson Education, informs that “these transformative projects deliver positivity and unity to communities
Beyond This Moment is a new book by popular youth speaker Nathan ‘Dubsy’ Want. Launched last week, this book gives teens practical tools to navigate life’s important moments. “The book designed to help young people navigate the inescapable moments that will come in their lifetime” says Dubsy. “Moments of triumph. Moments of struggle. Moments of grief. Moments of decision. Moments that can change lives.” The book contains 17 ‘bite sized’ chapters,
The National Young Leaders Day features Australia’s most inspirational voices and role models. Halogen Australia has announced that Tim Diamond, the General Manager of the Cotton On Foundation, will be speaking at every upcoming event around Australia. When you walk past a Cotton On store you may not realise that there’s a selection of products on the shelves that are generating millions of dollars for international development projects each year.