Staff and volunteers get involved in recent university O-Day activities

4 March 2022

Royal Life Saving WA recently attended Edith Cowan University, Curtin University and the University of Western Australia orientation days held during the week of 22nd of February to provide students with important water safety and course information whilst immersing in the fun. 

students visiting the RLSSWA stall at a uni open dayThe four events saw approximately 1,100 people engaged by Royal Life Saving WA staff, signing up to the Youth newsletter to score a chance at spinning a wheel for a prize. The Youth Newsletter allows students to stay up to date with activities, be notified of volunteering opportunities and access information about water safety education.  

“It’s great to get students signed up to our newsletters,” Royal Life Saving WA's Youth Water Safety Coordinator, Georgia Eaton, said. “It allows us to provide continuous communication of the water safety messaging to these young people.” 

University orientation days are more than just a day of discovering new clubs and groups on campus by incoming students. They provide external organisations the opportunity to promote educational messages, including staff and volunteers from the Youth Water Safety Program’s promotion of water safety and Royal Life Saving messaging. 

Courses run through Royal Life Saving WA were also promoted to students, including swim teacher and pool lifeguard, with students recognising these are popular and high demand jobs whilst they complete their studies. They were also informed on the first aid courses offered, with first aid being a requirement for some university students. 

These events were a great opportunity to educate students on water safety and provide them with course information that may be necessary whilst they are working towards their degree. 

If you would like Royal Life Saving WA representatives to attend your next youth event, follow the link below and express your interest!

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