Resources and Facilities
When you finish your degree, your relationship with Curtin does not end. Upon graduation you become part of the Curtin alumni and join more than 164,000 Curtin graduates worldwide. Alumni Relations facilitates events and activities aimed at providing ongoing value to your degree. This includes networking, volunteering, mentoring and professional development opportunities. Alumni Relations can also be contacted through Facebook and LinkedIn.
For more information contact Alumni on: Tel: +61 8 9266 3113 or via the alumni website.
Counselling and Disability Services
These free, confidential services are available to members of staff and students as individual or group sessions. Professional staff assist with educational matters, personal matters, disabilities, faith and spirituality, University policies and procedures, and provide crisis support.
For more information visit the counselling services website.
Counselling and Disability Services provides advice and assistance to students with disabilities or medical conditions that may impact on their studies. They can assist in matters of access, specialised equipment, study materials in accessible formats, alternative examination arrangements and other support needs.
For Curtin’s Disability Access and Inclusion Plan and details of further support, refer to the disability services website.
The Multi-Faith officer is available for both personal support and general consultation on matters of faith and spirituality. The Multi-Faith officer does not represent any denomination, faith or religious organisation on campus, but provides wide-ranging support, both directly and indirectly through liaison with representatives of various faiths and denominations.
For more information refer to: multifaith.curtin.edu.au
CurtinFM 100.1 is Curtin's campus-based community broadcast radio station. The station's highly successful mainstream format acts as a channel for promoting the University's teaching and learning initiative, recruiting for research programs, promoting research, and acknowledging the contribution made by University sponsors.
CurtinFM 100.1 broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week and covers the entire Perth metropolitan area. The station caters mainly to listeners in the age 45+ demographic and plays classic music hits. CurtinFM 100.1 also functions as a training area for media and information studies students, and supports students from other disciplines across the campus who are keen to acquire broadcast related skills, such as radio production, marketing, promotions, research and information management. In addition, the station conducts media training courses for University staff.
Tune in to: 100.1 on the FM band.
or visit the station's website.
Curtin Student Guild
The Curtin Student Guild is an important part of the University environment and plays an active role in representing student interests, providing food outlets, recreational activities, welfare and other support services to students, and organising many of the social, sporting and club-based activities that make Curtin University such a vibrant community.
Curtin Student Guild plays a vital role in furthering the common interests of Curtin students and providing a range of valuable services to the Curtin community.
The Curtin Student Guild’s services are available to all Curtin students. Services include student representation, assistance on academic issues, sport and recreation, events and social activities, and access to grants. However, to access exclusive Curtin Student Guild services and discounts, you must register as a full Curtin Student Guild member. As a full Curtin Student Guild member you also have access to a range of member benefits to support you in your academic pursuits and to add value to your university experience outside the classroom.
Member benefits include discounts at on campus cafés, personal accident insurance, Student Assist counselling, employment assistance and priority ticket sales to big events.
The Curtin Student Guild takes an active role in the University’s decision-making process. A dedicated body of democratically elected students in the Guild Council represent all students on all major university boards and committees, ensuring the students’ voices are heard and their rights are represented at all levels. The structure of Guild Council involves councillors and the Curtin Student Guild executive body. Annual Curtin Student Guild elections are held each September.
For further information about the Curtin Student Guild and membership, visit the Guild website.
The Curtin University Early Childhood Centre
The Curtin University Early Childhood Centre is in the grounds of Curtin’s Bentley Campus. The University operates the centre and priority is given to children of staff members and students of the University when vacancies occur. The centre provides a high level of care for children aged between six weeks to five years in a purpose-built facility.
Visit the Centre's website for more information
Future Students Centre
The Future Students Centre team is dedicated to providing future students with personalised attention right from the beginning of their Curtin experience. Their commitment is to deliver an exceptional service to future students, and they look forward to helping you with your queries.
Tel: +61 8 9266 1000 or 1300 CU 1000
Curtin provides a Health Service on the Bentley campus. A comprehensive range of general practice care is offered to Curtin students and staff, including information on drug usage, sexuality, stress management, travel medicine, immunisations, management of illnesses and injuries, shared antenatal care, nutritional advice and response to emergencies on campus. Male and female doctors are available for confidential consultations.
For further information refer to the Service's website.
Housing Services manages all on-campus student residences and maintains an extensive database of private accommodation near the Bentley Campus. Several off-campus options are available including share housing, property rental and full board with meals included. Housing Services provides impartial information about on and off-campus alternatives, tenancy legislation and public transport.
For further information visit the housing services website.
The staff at Curtin International provide support to future international students by assisting with matters such as enrolments, providing course information, helping with sponsorship matters, dependant schooling and organising airport reception.
Curtin’s global presence is fostered through relationships with many international institutions across many countries, serving the needs of staff and student exchange, academic and research collaborations and study abroad programs.
For further information refer to: international.curtin.edu.au
The TL Robertson library provides both print and online materials to support the teaching, learning and research activities at Curtin. You can search and use many library resources and services through the library website.
The library catalogue enables you to discover the library's resources from a single search box. Interactive online tutorials, library guides containing a range of learning tools, and library workshops may assist you in developing your research and study skills. Friendly and knowledgeable library staff are also available to help with information and research needs, in person and through an online help service.
The TL Robertson library offers innovative and interactive social and learning spaces such as laptop lounges, networked printing and scanning, and individual and group study areas. The iZone features graphics workstations, webcam capability and smartboards.
For further information see library.curtin.edu.au
Campus and community life
Curtin, and its students, engages with the community in a variety of different ways, including: Curtin Volunteers, John Curtin Leadership Academy, Open day, Curtin FM and the John Curtin Gallery.
Curtin is committed to engaging with the wider community through initiatives and partnerships with organisations that share Curtin’s commitment to ethics, equity and social justice.
The following lists some of the areas involved in campus and community life:
Established in 1994, Curtin Volunteers! is Australia’s largest, student-run volunteer organisation for students, staff and the wider community. The organisation aims to create community-minded citizens by connecting people with the community in a variety of programs and projects. These include the popular John Curtin Weekend, on-going health, youth, indigenous and cross-cultural programs on and off campus, environmentally focused trips and events, and weekend-based programs in remote communities.
Find out more about CV here: cv.curtin.edu.au
John Curtin Leadership Academy
The John Curtin Leadership Academy is Curtin’s prestigious flagship leadership program for undergraduate students at Curtin. Students are selected on the basis of excellent academic performance, demonstrated outstanding community service, and leadership: they develop leadership, project management, advanced communication, dispute resolution and entrepreneurial skills. The Academy has a strong link with Rotary, with students being placed with Rotary mentors with professional backgrounds that match the students’ field of study. The key outcome is a community project that meets a community need, with past projects including Youth Focus, Solariscare, Princess Margaret Hospital and Cystic Fibrosis.
Find out more at: life.curtin.edu.au/leadership-and-community/jcla.htm
John Curtin Weekend
Every October, in celebration of John Curtin Day, hundreds of Curtin volunteers travel to rural communities to assist local volunteers with a project of local and regional importance.
Traditionally projects have included:
- Construction of walking paths to local attractions
- Erecting children’s playground equipment
- Weeding waterways
- Painting the local centres or town museum
- Mapping fauna and flora
- Street art.
Find out more at the JCW website.
Curtin has a number of partnerships with overseas universities to enhance student study abroad opportunities. Study and Service Abroad provides students with an opportunity to combine a period of study abroad.
Find out more about service abroad here.
Curtin Community Projects
Curtin recognises that in addition to a solid educational foundation, graduates need to develop further skills and attributes emphasising service, social justice and ethical behaviour, which will equip them to become citizens valued in their community.
Curtin Community Projects have a wide range of activities and support for charities, and incorporate community service into University life for students and staff. Curtin Community Projects underpin the University culture of social inclusion and reciprocity.
Fundraising activities to support such organsiations as the Leukemia Foundation, Red Cross Blood Service, Cancer Council, Princess Margaret Hospital, Movember, Parkerville Childrens’ Youth Centre and fundraisers for natural disasters, has seen Curtin recognised as a leading fundraiser in Western Australia.
Find out more about Curtin's community projects.
Student Transition And Retention Team (START)
The Student Transition and Retention Team (START) is part of University Life Support Services, and provides a range of services to all Curtin students and staff. START encourages students to contact them directly with any issue that may be affecting their studies including personal, academic or welfare problems. The Online Service Finder can also help students find the most suitable support service if they are unsure.
Visit the START website for more.
The following are some of the areas within START:
START: Student Wellbeing Advisers
START’s student advisers are available to talk to any student about any issue that may be affecting their studies or sense of wellbeing. This may include problems like overwhelming stress, settling into university, financial difficulties, switching courses, significant life events and where to get specific support at Curtin. Don’t be afraid to ask any question as all contact is confidential. If a student adviser is not the best person to speak to about a particular issue, they will refer you to the most appropriate person. Appointments can be made by contacting START or by calling into Building 102.
Find out more about wellbeing at Curtin.
START: Orientation and Student Activities
This area coordinates the International Information and Enrolment Week, StartUp Week and supports other student activities throughout the semester. Staff and students with any queries or ideas about the orientation program should contact the coordinator. If you would like to become an orientation volunteer, please visit the Curtin Volunteers!
For further information, visit orientation.curtin.edu.au
START: Curtin Mentor Program
The mentor program connects new students to current students with the goal of a smooth transition to Curtin. Mentors can offer new students advice and answers their queries about starting at Curtin, navigating the range of services and options available to students on campus, study tips and more. Current students interested in being mentors or new students with any queries are welcome to contact the outreach officer. However, mentors are not expected to be teachers, proofread assignments, solve all problems, or be on call.
Find out more about the mentor program here: mentoring.curtin.edu.au
START: Curtin Ally
The Curtin Ally program fosters a university culture inclusive of sexual and gender diversity in line with Curtin's equity policies and values. Participation in the Ally program is voluntary. Staff and students are invited to consider whether they would like to become Allies.
Increasingly, employers are looking for graduates with more than just high marks. They want someone who is passionate and enthusiastic about their chosen industry, a graduate who can think creatively and use their initiative to solve problems. Employers want an individual who can demonstrate they have a genuine desire to contribute to their business and the community as a whole.
The Curtin Careers Centre helps you maximise your investment in education. The Careers Centre works with you from your first year to engage you in all aspects of career planning and development, from discovering what you really want to do, to putting you in touch with employers and job search skills.
Jobs and Events Connect is available through the Career Centres website and the My Career tab on OASIS.
For further information refer to: careers.curtin.edu.au
Curtin offers numerous scholarships to support some students in their studies.
For further information refer to: scholarships.curtin.edu.au
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