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Free meningococcal immunisations available for students between 15 and 19 years of age

Meningococcal disease is a bacterial infection of the blood and/or the membranes that line the spinal cord and brain. It is an uncommon but sometimes life-threatening illness.

The WA meningococcal W immunisation program has been launched in response to a recent increase in meningococcal infection caused by a particular type of the bacteria, ‘serogroup W’.

Meningococcal disease can affect any age group. However, some of the highest rates of meningococcal carriage and illness occur among 15-19 year olds and this age group can transmit bacteria to people who are at an increased risk of infection, including young children.

Meningococcal bacteria are spread by respiratory secretions (coughing or sneezing). The bacteria do not survive more than a few seconds in the environment.

The WA Department of Health is offering free Meningococcal ACWY vaccination to all 15-19 year olds. If you are eligible you can make an appointment at the Curtin University Health Service by calling +61 8 9266 7345, online or via the Appointuit app. Please choose “Immunisation” as the appointment type. Alternatively you can visit your local GP.

Further information can be found at the Department of Health.

Calling all Curtin students from India - Free passes to see the Indian Hockey Team play in Perth!

Curtin International has a unique cultural engagement opportunity open to students from India. Experience elite Hockey in Australia and support the Indian national teams at the same time!

The Indian national teams will be part of the 2017 Australian Hockey League, being held on the Curtin Bentley Campus at the Perth Hockey Stadium from Thursday 28 September - Sunday 8 October. The Indian team would love your support so come cheer them on as they take on the Australian and New Zealand teams!

There are free day passes available for the games on Monday 2 October, followed by a meet and greet with the Indian teams. The offer is available to the first 50 students from India to email and express interest in attending (conditions apply*).

Check out the full list of match fixtures, or visit the Hockey WA website for more details.

*Passes are available to the first 50 students to email through their interest. Only those students who receive a pass will be contacted. Passes are only available to Curtin students from India. Day passes will be valid for use on Monday 2 October only.

Join the New to Curtin Mentor Program!

The search is on for New to Curtin Mentors for 2018!

New to Curtin Mentors connect with new students who are in the same course of study or School. As a Mentor you will support new students to transition into uni life and inspire them to succeed!

Health Sciences students - Come along to a Go Global 2018 Information Session

Go Global is an award winning four week international clinical fieldwork program that provides Health Sciences students’ with the opportunity to be immersed in a different culture whilst completing fieldwork placements at partner organisations in Asia.

Where can you go in 2018?
Go Global will partner with host sites in Cambodia, China, India and Vietnam.

Who can apply?
Go Global is open to most final year undergraduate and postgraduate Health Sciences students. Please see the 2018 Go Global Program Guide for more details pertaining to your school. To be eligible you must be In Good Standing and have a Course Weighted Average of at least 60%. Placements may be taken For Credit or Not for Credit depending on your course.

Attend an information session
We will be holding four sessions at the Bentley Campus, all from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm on the following days:

  • 19 September in building 213.104

  • 27 September in building 408.1019

  • 3 October in building 401.002

  • 4 October in building 401.001A

Apply Now
Head to the website to apply. Round One is open from 19 September to 10 October 2017. Round Two opens from 19 February to 9 March 2018. Placements will run in March, July, October and November 2018.

Contact the Go Global team!
Curtin Bentley Campus, Building 400, room 204
P: +61 8 9266 3627/2183/9154
Curtin GoGlobal on Facebook

Say thanks to your New to Curtin Mentor!

If you were new to Curtin this semester, you were given the opportunity to have a Mentor under the New to Curtin Mentor Program. We hope your Mentor has helped make you feel welcome!

If your Mentor has made a positive difference to your uni experience, please send them a quick Say Thanks Message, which will definitely put a smile on their face!

If you say thanks before 11 October 2017, you can also be in the running to win a $100 Coles/Myer gift voucher.

If you didn't have a chance to connect with your Mentor as much as you'd like, remember it's never too late to get in touch with them. New to Curtin Mentors are experienced students who have been in your shoes and can help you get the most out of your time at Curtin.

Volunteers Needed - FIRST Lego League 2017

Curtin University is hosting the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) 2017 Regional competition in Western Australia and we want you to be involved!

If you enjoy Lego and robotics, and want to inspire young people, we need your help to make the three competition events happen:

  • St Stephen School: Sat, 4 November 2017

  • Comet Bay College: Sat, 11 November 2017

  • Curtin University: Sun, 12 November 2017

Register your interest as a volunteer now (Lego experience is not necessary).

This opportunity is open to all Curtin students. If you are an Engineering student, hours volunteered for Curtin Engineering Outreach can be counted on the Engineering Work Experience Logbook.

Get in fast to secure your tickets to TedXPerth!

TEDxPerth returns to the Perth Concert Hall on Saturday November 11 2017.

TEDxPerth 2017 will include a full day of entertainment featuring 14 inspiring talks by some of WA's leading thinkers, live speaker Q&As, interactive stalls, displays and the exclusive TEDxPerth after-party. Curtin will be showcasing some of our innovative work through activations on the day.

This annual event, now in its sixth year, is the second-largest TEDx event in Australia and sells out quickly!

Tickets on sale Wednesday 27 September 2017. To book tickets please visit the Perth Concert Hall website or Ticketmaster, call on +61 8 9231 9999 or book in person at Perth Concert Hall Box Office.

LGBTIQ+ support is available for all sexually and gender-diverse members of the Curtin community

On 12 September 2017, the government will be conducting a postal survey on Australian marriage law. As such, the rights of the LGBTIQ+ community continue to be a topic of local and national conversation. If this brings up any issues for you, Curtin has a range of free and confidential support services available.

Please remember you are not alone.

If you feel that you need support with issues of sexuality or gender, are ever subjected to any forms of homophobia, or just want to talk to someone, there are a wide array of LGBTIQ+ services you can access at Curtin, including:

There are also a number of ways we can all stand with members of the LGBTIQ+ community, including the Student Ally Program, open to anyone who wants to express support for the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people.

Curtin is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment free from discrimination and harassment. Everyone has a right to feel included and Curtin is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment free from discrimination and harassment. We encourage you to make use of our free services if you ever need assistance.

The Adobe Creative Pursuit - Join the race now!

The Adobe Creative Pursuit is your opportunity to demonstrate your ability and originality within a creative community.

Join the pursuit with students from Australia and New Zealand, and digitally race to the top of the leader board for your chance to win one of 180 prizes.

You can earn points by creating innovative artworks, taking quizzes to enhance your skills with Adobe products, and completing surveys to share your opinions.

Simply select either the "Beginner" tier or the "Expert" tier, whichever suits your confidence and skill level. No matter what tertiary degree you are completing, Adobe Creative Pursuit is open to you.

Join the contest now!

Have you met the Curtin Safer Community Team?

The Curtin Safer Community Team makes sure Curtin remains a safe and friendly place. The team provides 24-hour support service, every day of the year, and is available to all Curtin students and staff.

The Safer Community Team is highly trained to help with all personal safety issues, including instances of sexual assault and sexual harassment. Once contacted, the team will respond immediately to make sure you are safe, offer you ongoing support, and in instances where it may be appropriate, assist you to make a formal report to the University or police if you choose. If you have experienced any form of assault or harassment, even if it occurred in the past and/or did not occur on a Curtin campus, the team can still assist to ensure your ongoing safety and wellbeing.

If you ever find yourself in a situation where you need immediate assistance, need to report an incident of assault or harassment, see something that shouldn’t be happening, or feel unsafe, the Safer Community Team can help.

If you’re studying with us at our Bentley, Kalgoorlie or Perth City campuses, or are studying with us online, contact the Safer Community Team:

If you’re studying with us at our Singapore Campus, contact the Safer Community Team hotline +65 6593 8004.

If you’re studying with us at our Malaysia Campus, contact the Emergency Response Team +60 85 443 930 or +60 85 443 999.

Want to get more out of your Uni Experience? Become a Curtin Student Ambassador in 2018!

The search is on for a new team of Curtin Student Ambassadors for 2018. Student Ambassadors engage with future students by providing insight into what studying at Curtin is really like. This personal and professional development program can help you develop your skills in public speaking, communication, teamwork and time management, whilst also providing the opportunity to help others.

Registrations are open now and Information Sessions will run from 13 – 20th October. To find out more about the program and how you can apply,
register your interest on OASIS today and you could become Curtin’s next Student Ambassador!

For more information check out the Student Ambassador website and like us on Facebook.