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Summer Paid Internship Student Projects

Are you an undergraduate student interested in undertaking a paid internship over the summer? Do you have an interest in visualisation, virtual reality, 3D or related technologies? Are you interested in building your skills and connections?

The Curtin HIVE is looking for motivated students to undertake a 10 week internship with the HIVE and academic supervisors. The internships will run from the 27th of November 2017 to February 2018, with a 2 week break over Christmas. Selected students will receive a $6,000 tax-free scholarship over the course of the internship. An estimated 7-10 internships are on offer. At the end of the internship, students will present their work in the HIVE and prepare a report. The projects are aimed at 3rd year or honours students in a range of disciplines.

The HIVE is Curtin’s impressive visualisation and immersive technologies facility. The four large-scale display systems in the HIVE can be used to turn complex data into powerful images, creating and communicating new knowledge through the tools and techniques of immersive visualisation and simulation.

A broad selection of visualisation-related projects have been proposed by Curtin academic staff across a wide range of disciplines. If you have an interest in visualisation technologies, there is sure to be a project that will spark your imagination.

Interested students should:

  1. Review the internship overview and look at the projects on offer

  2. Complete the HIVE Internships Student Application Form

  3. Lodge the completed form and appropriate documents to by the 6th of November 2017.

Key Dates:

  • 6th November – Student Applications Due

  • 14th November – Students notified of results of project allocations

  • 28th November – Internships start (HIVE induction day)

  • February – Project presentations

For more information, please email and visit the HIVE website to learn more.

FREE 12 month digital subscription to The West Australian and Sunday Times.

Whether it's for research, or just to learn more about what's happening in the local community, make sure you sign up for free digital access to The West Australian and Sunday Times newspapers.

You can read the digital editions anywhere – on your commute, at the cafeteria, the library or at home.


  • You can search keywords to access information in articles, photos, graphics and more.

  • In a few clicks you can transcribe articles for your reference material.

  • Browse up to 14 editions and store them in your library. Email, print and bookmark pages, articles and ads.

  • Gives you the ability to display news articles on a screen.

  • Choose how you want to read, with access available on your desktop, laptop and tablet.

Don’t miss out, register today as subscriptions are limited!

Bentley students - if you're parking on campus after hours don't risk a parking fine

Just a reminder that if you're parking at the Bentley Campus after hours, even though parking is free, you still need to park in a marked bay at all times.

Parking is free in yellow, green, white, blue and purple zones between the hours of 4.30pm and 8.00am Monday to Friday and all day on weekends. Permits are still required to park in ACROD and courtesy bays.

We encourage you to park in a bay close to your building after hours but infringements may be issued to those parking inappropriately.

Email scam alert - have you recently received an email with the subject 'Library Services'?

Some Curtin students may have recently received a legitimate looking email informing their access to their Curtin Library Services will expire, and to click on a link to renew their library account.

This has been identified as a scam email. Although CITS have automatically deleted this email from affected inboxes, if you think you may have clicked on the link provided in the email, for security reasons we request that you reset your Curtin password via OASIS . Should you have any questions regarding this incident, please contact Curtin Connect or call CITS Service Desk on 08 9266 9000.

What to do if you think an email might be spam or a scam:

  1. Do not click on any links, open any attachments, or reply to the sender.

  2. Immediately forward the email to, and then delete it.

  3. Remain vigilant when using your computer, as this is the best defence against fraudulent and/or mischievous activity. For further information, please contact the CITS Service Desk.

For further information, please contact the CITS Service Desk.

eVALUate 2017 Semester 2 survey is now open. Complete it for your chance to win cash prizes!

From Monday 16 October to Sunday 3 December, you can complete and submit anonymous feedback on your units and teachers via Curtin's 2017 Semester 2 eVALUate Survey. Head to the My Studies tab in OASIS to access the survey.

Participating puts you in the running to win great cash prizes.

For more information visit the frequently asked questions webpage or contact the eVALUate staff for help!

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 information sessions at the Bentley Campus, all from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm on the following days:

  • 11 October in building 400.219

  • 18 October in building 402.303

  • Apply Now
    Head to the website to apply. Round One applications are NOW OPEN and close on 23 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

    World's Greatest Shave at Curtin: Be brave and shave - or simply colour!

    Today, 34 Australians will be given the devastating news that they have leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma, and they'll turn to the Leukaemia Foundation for help.

    Join Curtin’s team and either shave or colour your hair to raise our target of $35,000 for the Leukaemia Foundation on Thursday 22 March, 2018.

    To join up, shave or colour, or donate, visit the Curtin team Fundraising page and then contact Team Leader Maureen Meredith at to book a time.

    Hairdressers from Fringe Benefits will shave or colour participants' hair outside Curtin Connect, Building 102, between 11am and 2pm.

    Consider helping other people who are doing it tough!

    Vice-Chancellor's message on marriage equality

    As you would all be aware, the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey is now underway. Unfortunately, the debate surrounding the survey has at times become divisive and hurtful. While universities are places for debate and discussion, we must all take care to treat each other with respect and consideration, and to support those in need of assistance.

    Curtin has had a long-standing commitment to creating an inclusive and welcoming culture where LGBTIQ+ students and staff feel supported and respected, a commitment that fully aligns with our values.

    The Senior Executive Team and I strongly support marriage equality. However, we recognise that in a community as large and diverse as Curtin there will inevitably be differences of opinion on this issue, and we respect the right of all those eligible to vote in the survey to do so according to their views and beliefs.

    Professor Deborah Terry, Vice-Chancellor

    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.

    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.

    Interested in MOOCs, additional study options or considering switching course?

    You will soon be able to browse and search in style through all Curtin units, courses and MOOCs.

    Here you’ll also find all of the following information:

    • Learning pathways for units

    • Fees for units

    • Linkages between units and courses

    • Key dates (e.g. application closing date) for study periods and more

    • Studying online and/or on campus information

    • So whether you’re looking for additional study options, considering a course switch, or showing a friend or family what you can study at Curtin, be sure to keep an eye out for when the new and improved Curtin study options web page goes live and make the most of your Curtin experience.

    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.