Big Buddies from Deakin University exchanged almost 400 handwritten letters of encouragement with St Francis Xavier Primary School this year as part of the Literacy Buddies program. Literacy Buddies was coordinated by the Deakin Engagement and Access Program (DEAP) in collaboration with the Ardoch Youth Foundation, and has seen 31 volunteer Deakin staff working with 31 Little Buddies from St Francis Xavier PS’s grade 6 cohort in Corio, Geelong. “The
Operating from Western Australia, sailing on the Leeuwin is one of the unique leadership development opportunities on planet earth. Over the years, countless people have been part of the structured sailing voyages of various lengths, including thousands of young Australians. The Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation has created a unique event to allow education representatives to preview the Leeuwin programs up close. 2018 will bring several exciting new programs to the
Student leaders naturally want to make a difference. Instead of trying to think up a brand new idea, make a phone call to a nearby university and ask if your school can help with their research. Deakin university recently contacted a study, based on nutrition, and required a large number of primary school students to help out with some health eating. What a great idea for the student leaders to
The University of Newcastle’s innovative Science and Engineering Challenge has attracted a $100,000 grant from the NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer’s office to run events and give regional schools access to exciting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities. The Science and Engineering Challenge runs a range of STEM outreach events right around Australia. The largest of these is a national competition for year 9-10 students, with over 18,000 people taking part
Just three days out from the WA State Election three of WA’s most successful politicians will discuss WA female firsts as part of ECU’s International Women’s Day celebrations. They’ll join ECU Vice-Chancellor Professor Steve Chapman to discuss their experiences as successful leaders and how times have changed since the University’s namesake made history as Australia’s first female MP. The panel includes: The Hon. Professor Carmen Lawrence, Australia’s first female Premier.