ECU Mount Lawley recently staged two courses in broadcasting and photography aimed at high school students who might become the first members of their family to attend university. The students completed a short course version of a normal university unit, experiencing what it is like to be a university student.
Schools coordinator David Smith, who also runs the undergraduate broadcasting major, says those who attend get a huge boost in their studies. “Schools tell us the pupils return to school enthusiastic about completing their studies. The fear of the future has been eased and in many cases it confirms that university is the pathway they want to take”.
As a special incentive, those passing the course are given a certificate which entitles them to a free unit in their respective areas should they decide to study at ECU.
ECU has been running these special courses since 2013 and courses such as Broadcasting, Interactive Media, Journalism and Photomedia may be offered in 2016.
If you would like your school to be involved in this fantastic program, please contact the School of Communications and Arts, or if you’re interested in studying Media and Communications, visit our Communications and Arts web page. Here you’ll find information about this and related courses, including videos and galleries about our facilities, our students and our lecturers.