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Student participation

Opportunities for student participation on Council or Boards arise through membership of:

  • Council;
  • the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts Board;
  • the South West Campus Advisory Board;
  • Faculty Boards; and
  • the Vice-Chancellor’s Student Advisory Forum.

Council

Section 9 (1)(e) of the Edith Cowan University Act (1984) provides tor 2 enrolled students of the University to be elected to Council. As the governing body of the University, membership provides an opportunity for students to have an input into strategic decisions affecting the University.

Elections for the student members of Council are held in September/October each year, with the elected member serving a one-year term. A student member of Council may stand for election to serve one further term.

Further information about Council and its operation may be found on the Council pages.

Information about elections to Council may be found on the Elections pages.

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts Board

University Statute No 15 provides for one enrolled student of the Academy to be elected by enrolled students of the Academy.

Information about the WAAPA Board may be found on the WAAPA Board page.

Information about elections to the Board may be found on the Elections pages.

South West Campus Advisory Board

Statute 20 provides for one enrolled student of the campus to be elected by enrolled students of the campus.

Information about the South West Campus Advisory Board may be found on the South West Campus Advisory Board page.

Information about elections to the Board may be found on the Elections pages.

Vice-Chancellor's Student Advisory Forum

The Vice-Chancellor's Student Advisory Forum provides students the opportunity to discuss issues directly with the Vice-Chancellor and senior leadership team. The terms of reference for the Forum are to raise issues and provide advice to the Vice-Chancellor on any matters that would lead to improving access to programs for motivated and capable students, and improving the experiences and outcomes of students.

Information about the Forum and the nominations process can be found on the Vice-Chancellor's Student Advisory Forum pages.

Student Guild

The Student Guild provides an opportunity for students who want to be more involved with student life and activities. The Guild has representatives on a number of ECU committees, and student participation is encouraged through the work of the Guild.

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