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Support services

Your time at university should be as enjoyable and productive as possible, which is why we offer a range of services including academic support, health services and career guidance to all Curtin students.

Orientation

Orientation (O-week) is a week-long introductory program to help you settle into life at university. It prepares you for the challenges that university life throws at you, including finding your classes and knowing who to talk to if you need help.

Help with your studies and English skills

We offer a range of academic support programs to help you succeed. The Learning Centre provides free workshops and online programs to help you improve your study skills, while the CBS Communication Skills Centre provides free communication and academic skills support for all students enrolled in Curtin Business School.

If English is not your first language, our UniEnglish program can help you develop your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

Health and wellbeing

You will be better prepared for learning if you feel healthy, safe and happy. We offer a variety of health and wellbeing services, including access to occupational therapists, social workers and professional psychologists who can assist with any personal issues such as relationships, sexuality, stress, anxiety, depression, crisis management and trauma.

Our confidential Student Wellbeing Advisory Service is a great places to start if you need advice or help, or if you are not sure where to find the support you need.

Disability services

We offer a free service to all students with disability, including students at our regional campuses.

Security

Our security services include free shuttle buses at night during semester and 24-hour patrols to help make you feel safe at our campus.

Computer facilities and support

At Curtin you will enjoy wireless network access across most of campus, plus you can visit any of our Abacus computer labs, which are upbeat study environments equipped with hundreds of computers, printing stations, scanners, graphics workstations, smart boards and current software. We also offer Fill Up Your Laptop (FUYL) cells where you can recharge phones and laptops. You will get 2GB of Internet usage per month and a Live@edu email account with Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote and 7GB SkyDrive.

Library

The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and offers access to a vast collection of books, audiovisual material, journals, electronic databases and e-books, as well as a wide choice of online study guides and training tools. We encourage you to sign up for a library tour during Orientation Week so you can learn about the library’s facilities, services and resources.

Student Guild

The Curtin Student Guild is the University’s dedicated body of democratically-elected student representatives who protect the rights of all students. The Guild provides student members with valuable educational, welfare and social services. It also offers lots of extra-curricular activities such as Orientation, the Guild Ball, tavern shows, multicultural week, sports programs and market days.

Faith and religion

The diversity of religious beliefs and convictions represented among students and staff at Curtin are supported through the Multi-faith Services, a qualified team of visiting chaplains who are recognised leaders in their faith community.

Curtin University Postgraduate Students’ Association (CUPSA)

CUPSA is a department of the Student Guild that represents Curtin postgraduate students and promotes a sense of community amongst postgraduates. The association hosts regular regular meetings, discussions and social events.

Career advice

Curtin Careers, Employment & Leadership offers career planning and development services to help you find employment in your field of study, identify further study and career options, and develop the lifelong skills you will need to excel in your chosen career. The centre can also help you select classes, get work experience while you are studying, build strong job applications and prepare for interviews. Check out the annual careers fair or drop in for a confidential discussion with one of our career counsellors.

Volunteering and leadership opportunities

Curtin Volunteers! connects students together through fun volunteering opportunities in the local community. The Curtin Leadership Centre combines workshops and online training with volunteering so you build skills that make you more attractive to employers.