Yes. There are many non-academic activities you can get involved in to meet new people, relieve stress and help the community.
Careers, Employment & Leadership offers a wide range of support and opportunities, from help with writing your resume to networking with industry experts and employers. There are workshops and online modules available that will help you build your career management and leadership skills, or you can drop in and speak to the team about where your degree can lead you.
Curtin Volunteers! is a student-driven volunteering hub doing exciting things right across Western Australia. It’s mission is to provide volunteering and leadership opportunities which both enhance the student experience and benefit the wider community. They run a variety of projects throughout the year. Their one-off projects range from day activities to weekend trips away while their ongoing programs span a broad range of areas including children and youth, environment, health, and remote and Indigenous.
Curtin Community Fundraising and Curtin Community Projects provide students with opportunities to work on a range of initiatives that support a number of not-for-profit organisations such as the Leukaemia Foundation, the Cancer Council, Perth Children’s Hospital and Parkerville Children and Youth Care. In so doing, students are afforded personal and professional development and leadership opportunities while having fun and meeting new people.
Guild Clubs are a great way to get involved in uni life outside of the classroom. Just pick one that suits your interests academic/religious/international and special interest and looks like fun! Clubs are responsible for running many student events, activities, trips and functions each semester. With over 70 Clubs on campus which support around 3,000 students, Clubs are definitely worth checking out.
The John Curtin Leadership Academy is named in honour of Australia’s World War II Prime Minister, John Curtin, after whom the University is named. The JCLA Curtin University’s flagship co-curricular leadership program. JCLA can help you build the skills to identify your strengths; reflect, collaborate and communicate effectively; and facilitate positive social change in communities, all while gaining real-world experience. Plus it gives students work experience and a mentor with well known companies – great for your cv and lots of opportunity to network with business leaders.
Curtin recognises, respects and values the diversity of religious beliefs and convictions represented among its students and staff. Curtin supports these religious faiths through the Multi-Faith Service and facilities available at Curtin University and in the surrounding community. These include referral to Curtin based chaplains for specialised support in relation to a specific faith, religious equity examinations and connection to faith based clubs
Sport and Recreation
Curtin Stadium is a state-of-the-art fitness centre with indoor and outdoor courts, offering over 25 different sports including beach volleyball and tennis courts. Sporting ovals are also available for use by Curtin registered clubs.