Inspiring Australians Student Forum at Edith Cowan University’s (ECU) Joondalup Campus

  • 15 June 2021

For the first time, Auspire extended the Inspiring Australians Student Forum series of events to Edith Cowan University’s (ECU) Joondalup Campus. What a great success it was too. 

We welcomed over 220 year 10 students from Butler College, Carine SHS, Swan Valley Anglican School, Wanneroo Secondary College, St Mark’s Anglican Community School, Northshore Christian Grammar and Mandurah Baptist College. 

Students and teachers were treated to inspiring presentations from Australian of the Year Alumni – Julian Pace, Local Hero finalist 2020, Belinda Teh & Ashleigh Small, Young Australian of the Year finalists 2021, and Noelle Martin, Young Australian of the Year 2019. 

The speakers shared their experiences from identifying gaps in the justice system in order to help young people at risk to overcoming extreme personal tragedies. Their stories resonated well with the audience and students enjoyed the opportunity to engage in the Q&A session where they asked some probing questions. 

We were delighted that our event sponsor Vikas Rambal, Chairman of Perdaman and Australian of the Year Awards Diversity and Inclusion sponsor Chevron Australia’s Shelby Yazmadji, Media Advisor Corporate Affairs opened proceedings with welcoming introductions. Laura Hanna, ECU’s Future Student Engagement Coordinator thanked students and teachers for taking time out of their busy schedules and outlined some great opportunities for further education. 

Following the Forum students enjoyed the opportunity to explore the ECU Campus through an engaging ‘Amazing Race’ teams challenge and we thank the team at ECU for arranging such a great experience. To view the photo gallery, click here

We’re looking forward to welcoming future young leaders at the next event. 

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