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Help Us Choose How to Put $10,000 to a Good Cause

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,

Opportunities for Everyone

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

5 Tips for Successful Student Networking

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

5 Uni Courses That Didn't Exist 10 Years Ago

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

5 Lessons Student Leaders Can Learn From the 2019 Australians of the Year

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 New Reality for Students with Special Needs

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.

Get Funding For Your Project with Crimson Youth Fund

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

New Book: Beyond This Moment

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,

Tim Diamond- Taking Centre Stage at the National Young Leaders Day

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.

Get Your Free Book for 'Reading Hour'

‘Reading Hour’ encourages all Australians to pick up a book and read for one hour on Thursday 20th September 2018. At the bottom of this article you will see how to claim a free book, so that you can be part of it too. “Most vital human functions are accompanied by pleasure, and reading is no exception. I’m proud and delighted to be an Australian Reading Hour Ambassador for 2018,