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The Omen Rig mobile e-sports gaming platform is coming to Curtin on December 7!

The Omen Rig is coming to Curtin on Thursday 7 December. This mobile e-sports gaming platform is equipped to hold a full 6 vs. 6 tournament style gameplay and was officially launched at Oz Comic Con in Sydney in September.

Come along and get involved with the tournament, or just sit back and watch the game play on the giant 2.4m x 1.6m screen. The game being played on the night is ‘Overwatch’, which is part of a global partnership agreement between HP and Blizzard 4.

The Pink Van and Jumplings will be at the event to keep your energy levels up, so make a night of it!

There is also an Omen Laptop (worth $1800) to giveaway on the night!

Event details:

  • Thursday 7th December

  • 4pm – 10pm

  • Edinburgh Oval South (Bentley campus)

  • Students and community welcome

Want to earn $70? Apply now to share your thoughts in a student focus group!

We are always looking at ways to improve your student experience and we’d like to hear your thoughts!

Join our on-campus focus group and share your views around how you think we could improve opportunities for you, including around teaching, extra-curricular/co-curricular activities and our facilities and services. Everything discussed in the focus group will remain confidential.

We’d like to hear from a range of students, but we’re particularly keen to hear from you if you fit into one of the below groups:

  • A domestic student in the first or second year of an undergraduate course

  • A post-graduate student aged 26 or over

  • An international student from a European country

  • A student who lives in on-campus accommodation

The focus group will be held at the Bentley campus on Monday 4 December and run for 90-minutes. You will receive $70 for your time.

To register your interest, please send an email to quoting reference number CU1, and include your name and student number.

Enter now to win free tickets to West Tech Fest!

Enter now to win a double pass to West Tech Fest or the Blockchain Summit!

To enter:

Visit the New to Curtin Facebook page and just tag a friend you'd like to take along, comment with which event you want to attend and you'll be in the draw!

Competition closes Monday 27/11/17 at 5pm (AWST). Competition T&C's here.

Blockchain Summit
6 December 2017, 2pm - 5.30pm, Pan Pacific Perth

Join world leaders in blockchain technology to discuss how blockchain is transforming business processes and how the tech community are finding new and exciting applications for this revolutionary technology.

West Tech Fest
7 December 2017, 8.30am - 4.30pm, Pan Pacific Perth

Featuring an incredible line-up of speakers including global founders, investors, CEOs & tech industry visionaries sharing insights on building great companies. The event also includes the West Tech Fest StartUp Challenge, which sees Asia Pacific's hottest early stage startups in a live on-stage battle in front of global investors.

Buy a present for an underprivileged child this Christmas

Curtin is again working with Parkerville Children and Youth Care to support underprivileged children. If you're looking for ways to get into the spirit of the festive season, please consider buying a gift for a child at Parkerville.

Parkerville have provided two options for donating:

Option A: Select a name and deliver the present to Curtin. Please contact Maureen Meredith for the 'wish list' of gifts for the children and make your choice from the list of children’s names. Deliver the unwrapped gift to the storage area located in Curtin Connect, Building 102, Bentley Campus (blue door to the side of the main door, labelled Performance Studies) on either 30 November, 1 or 4 December between 12pm and 1pm.

Option B: Donate online to the Parky Parcel Christmas Appeal. Funds raised will go towards purchasing presents for children at Parkerville. The online donation is designed to make this busy time of the year much easier for you. Aside from the convenience, your donation is tax deductible and a tax receipt will be issued.

Australian marriage law postal survey results

Today’s announcement of a decisive ‘Yes’ result in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey is wonderful and very welcome news. Finally, Australians in same sex relationships, including a number of our students and colleagues, are an important step closer to being able to have their commitment recognised through marriage. Parliament now needs to pass legislation for marriage equality to become law, and I hope this happens swiftly and decisively.

I would like to acknowledge the commitment and strength of our wonderful Ally network, which has supported our LGBTIQ+ students and staff throughout this process.

If you would like to show your pride and connect with the Ally community, sign up and become a Curtin Ally.

If you need to speak with someone to process these recent events, remember you can contact:

Professor Deborah Terry,

Awesome student opportunity to hear from global experts from Facebook, Snapchat and Google!

Purchase your exclusive Curtin student discounted tickets for West Tech Fest now! There’s a range of events happening across Perth, from 4th – 10th December 2017.

Find out more about what’s on at the West Tech Fest website.

Exclusive Curtin student discounted tickets are available now for the Blockchain Summit and West Tech Fest StartUp Challenge. To purchase your discounted tickets, use the promo codes below. Please note, the codes apply to General Admission tickets only.

Blockchain Summit – 6 December
Join world leaders in blockchain technology to discuss how blockchain is transforming business processes and how the tech community are finding new and exciting applications for this revolutionary technology.

  • Curtin student tickets available here for $60 (save $40 off General Admission ticket)

  • Enter promotional code CURTINBCS when selecting tickets

West Tech Fest and StartUp Challenge – 7 December
Featuring an incredible line-up of speakers including global founders, investors, CEOs & tech industry visionaries sharing insights on building great companies. The event also includes the West Tech Fest StartUp Challenge, which sees Asia Pacific's hottest early stage startups in a live on-stage battle in front of global investors.

  • Curtin student tickets available here for $85 (save $65 off General Admission ticket)

  • Enter promotional code CURTINWTF when selecting tickets

'Toys for Tickets' is back! 1 Nov - 2 Dec

From Tuesday 1 November until Friday 2 December, anyone who comes into the Parking Office located at the Bentley Campus in Building 115 to pay an infringement notice will be given the option of paying the fine or donating a NEW toy to be given to the Parkerville Children’s charity to assist with Christmas presents for underprivileged children.

A receipt to show proof of purchase will need to be presented along with the toy but there is no minimum amount to spend. It just has to be a NEW toy.

Get on board and support this wonderful cause to brighten up a child’s Christmas. Gift donations will also be accepted from students who don’t have a fine to pay but would like to get involved.

Payments can still be made online.

Please note that if your infringement has been referred to Debt Collection, we won’t be able to accept a toy in lieu of payment.

For more information please email Parking.

Curtin's student exchange and study abroad programs

Be sure to find out more about the range of study abroad programs available, that allow you to combine travel and study!

Travel and study go hand-in-hand

Whether you want to study on exchange at one of Curtin’s partner universities, or take a self-directed study experience in a location and institute of your choosing, Curtin’s student exchange and study abroad programs offer you the chance to add ‘globetrotting’ to your degree!

Choosing to study abroad will allow you to:

  • Enhance your employability

  • Improve your general and cross-cultural communications skills

  • Be truly immersed in a different culture

  • Gain credit towards your degree from a partner university

  • Choose a short-term or long-term study experience.

  • Support every step of the way

    Attend an information session to have all your questions answered about the programs and placements available, eligibility and the application process. They’re held every Wednesday at 12 noon in Building 401, room 152 at the Bentley Campus.

    The advice and support continues even after you’ve started your application, with modules detailing what to expect on exchange, planning your trip and settling back in Perth after your study experience.

    Get on board

    Early bird applications for semester 2, 2018 exchange programs close on 7 January 2018, with the final application deadline on 21 January.

    Apply to study abroad today!

We want to hear from you: Parking Experiences Survey

If you have parked on the Bentley campus this year, we want your feedback on parking costs, systems and processes. This will allow the University to better understand how you would like to see parking provided on campus in the future.

Take five minutes to complete the survey now.

Graduate Gateway: Upcoming workshops for students close to graduating

If you are about to finish your degree, or are in the final years of study, then make sure you check out the Graduate Gateway Employability Series.

This series of free employability workshops is held at the Bentley Campus from 22 November to 7 December, and will help you harness your skills and prepare you for the professional world.

You can attend all of the workshops, or pick and choose the ones that suit you best. This is an invaluable opportunity to brush up on some core job hunting skills and help you land that first professional role – sooner rather than later.

Check out ‘Events and Workshops’ on UniHub to book your spot and find out more.

Would you like help to better manage social anxiety?

Do you feel anxious or afraid in social situations like having a conversation? Have you ever felt afraid or uncomfortable doing something in front of other people?

If you answered yes, you may be eligible to take part in a trial led by researchers at the Centre for Clinical Interventions and Curtin University comparing two group psychological treatments for social anxiety disorder.

We are recruiting individuals with an existing or new diagnosis of social anxiety disorder to take part in the trial.

If you are interested in participating, head to the Curtin Social Anxiety Facebook page where you can find more information about the study.

If you have any questions about the study or are interested in taking part, email the trial coordinator Dr Matthew Hyett.

This study has been approved by the Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (Approval Number HR87/2016).

Proposed Government changes to student fees are coming soon.

Earlier this year, the Australian Government proposed a range of reforms to the Higher Education sector. Subject to the passing of legislation, there may be changes in 2018 that will affect your tuition fees.

If you’re studying in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP):

  • Your 2018 tuition fees will now be charged in January 2018, instead of at time of enrolment.

  • You will be notified through your Official Communication Channel (OCC) in January 2018, where you will be able to view your tuition fees and generate your eInvoice.

  • This guide to the 2018 tuition fees shows the maximum student contribution amounts for each field of study.

Check your Official Communication Channel (OCC) now for further details.

Updates on these changes will be provided to you over the coming months through your Official Communications Channel (OCC) when it becomes available. Please be sure to check your OCC in January 2018 for important updates.

If you need some advice around these changes, chat to us at Curtin Connect in Building 102 (Bentley Campus) between 8am – 5pm or phone 1300 222 888 (8.30am – 5pm AWST).

Volunteers needed: Survey for young and novice drivers

The Curtin-Monash University Accident Research Centre (C-MARC) is currently seeking motor car drivers aged 17 to 25 years to participate in an online road safety survey.

The survey takes around 15 minutes, can be completed anonymously and is concerned with driving behaviour and drivers’ knowledge and beliefs regarding ‘Safe Vehicles’. The survey is sponsored by the Western Australian Road Safety Commission.

Complete the survey now!

To find our more, check out the C-MARC web page or contact:

Peter Palamara
Research Fellow
Curtin Monash Accident Research Centre
Telephone: (08) 9266 2304

This survey has been approved by the Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee, Approval HRE2017--615

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!

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!

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.

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.