Awards honour ECU students

Tamzin Walker (left) and Lauren Kunath were recognised at ECU’s 2015 Vice-Chancellor’s Student Awards.
Tamzin Walker (left) and Lauren Kunath were recognised at ECU’s 2015 Vice-Chancellor’s Student Awards.

CURRAMBINE student Lauren Kunath has been recognised for helping fellow students adjust to university.

Ms Kunath, who is in her fourth year of studying occupational therapy at Edith Cowan University’s Joondalup campus, won the Contribution to University Life Award as part of ECU’s 2015 Vice-Chancellor’s Student Awards.

“I had to jump through many hoops to get into university as I didn’t do TEE and I also was unaware of the peer mentoring program when starting as a new student,” she said. “This would have been so helpful to me.

“I also love being able to share my experiences with students to give them a ‘real life’ perspective and share my knowledge and resources with them.”

Fifth-year engineering and computer science student Tamzin Walker received the Engagement Award for her work encouraging women to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses.

She co-founded the ECU Robotics and Programming Society and is the founder and president of ECU’s Women in Engineering group.

“I’m very passionate about technology and engineering in general but especially in regards to promoting technology pathways to female students, as STEM is something they often don’t consider as an option,” she said.