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Our community traverses oceans. It comprises of graduates from over 160 countries around the world, current and former staff, donors, and supporters – our friends. No matter your relationship to Curtin, we welcome you with open arms and are excited to explore opportunities with you.

Our community traverses oceans. It comprises of graduates from over 160
countries around the world, current and former staff, donors, and supporters – our
friends. No matter your relationship to Curtin, we welcome you with open arms
and are excited to explore opportunities with you.

Alexis Steyn standing with painting

Curtin Commons

An exciting new space for our alumni, students, staff and friends to stay connected with their university.

Sharing thought-provoking and insightful ideas, experiences and stories, we hope you find inspiration in ways that are beneficial to your lives, families and communities.

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Moorditj Yorga Scholarship Program

We’ve all been influenced by strong women, or ‘moorditj yorga,’ in our lives – mothers, sisters, aunts, teachers, colleagues and friends.

Together, we can provide the opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women – who may feel the promise of higher education has passed them by – to enter and succeed at university. Find out how you can support moorditj women so they can return to their communities as strong leaders and role models.

CurtinFM Radio

CurtinFM Radio

Curtin FM 100.1 is a community broadcaster that has been educating, entertaining and informing since 1976. It is a not-for-profit enterprise completely funded by community support and sponsorships.

The Carrolup Centre for Truth-telling

The Carrolup Centre for Truth-telling

Shining a light on the injustices of our past and examining their consequences across generations so we can build a fairer and more inclusive future together.

Support Curtin

Find out how your actions today can create a lasting impact on tomorrow.

Have you faced a big life change recently? 💭🤔

Whether it be dealing with a career change, financial stress, a divorce or even getting through a global pandemic, these transitions can bring on a whole wave of emotions.

Curtin graduate Nicole Pates (Bsc Physiotherapy 2010) has found big life changes have always been a part of her life, from starting her own health practice, @westernkidshealth while navigating first-time motherhood to giving birth during the first #COVID19 lockdown.

Nicole shares her advice when it comes to coping with big life changes via the link in bio. 👆

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinGrad #lifechanges #mindset #leadership #careerdevelopment #careeradvice #motherhood #worklifebalance #futureofwork

Have you faced a big life change recently? 💭🤔

Whether it be dealing with a career change, financial stress, a divorce or even getting through a global pandemic, these transitions can bring on a whole wave of emotions.

Curtin graduate Nicole Pates (Bsc Physiotherapy 2010) has found big life changes have always been a part of her life, from starting her own health practice, @westernkidshealth while navigating first-time motherhood to giving birth during the first #COVID19 lockdown.

Nicole shares her advice when it comes to coping with big life changes via the link in bio. 👆

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinGrad #lifechanges #mindset #leadership #careerdevelopment #careeradvice #motherhood #worklifebalance #futureofwork
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Congratulations to Geography graduate Ashleigh Payne for receiving the Young Achievement Award at our Alumni Awards ceremony. 👏💫

Since joining the Royal Australian Navy in 2004, Ashleigh has had many career milestones. From completing a posting to HMAS Darwin as Communications Officer to completing a two-year exchange with the Royal New Zealand Navy, which included her career highlight of Operation CASTLE deployment to the Southern Ocean and Ross Sea.

Since returning to Australia, Ashleigh navigated HMAS Melbourne and later was selected as Commanding Officer at HMAS Bathurst.

Thank you Ashleigh for all the inspiring work you do to make the world a safer place! 🌏

Watch Ashleigh’s inspiring award winner video via link in bio. 👆

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinGrad #AlumniAwards #Alumni #Awards #RoyalAustralianNavy #youngachievers #leadership #community

Congratulations to Geography graduate Ashleigh Payne for receiving the Young Achievement Award at our Alumni Awards ceremony. 👏💫

Since joining the Royal Australian Navy in 2004, Ashleigh has had many career milestones. From completing a posting to HMAS Darwin as Communications Officer to completing a two-year exchange with the Royal New Zealand Navy, which included her career highlight of Operation CASTLE deployment to the Southern Ocean and Ross Sea.

Since returning to Australia, Ashleigh navigated HMAS Melbourne and later was selected as Commanding Officer at HMAS Bathurst.

Thank you Ashleigh for all the inspiring work you do to make the world a safer place! 🌏

Watch Ashleigh’s inspiring award winner video via link in bio. 👆

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinGrad #AlumniAwards #Alumni #Awards #RoyalAustralianNavy #youngachievers #leadership #community
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The festive season is here and sadly, so are the cyber criminal grinches! 🛍🎄

Curtin graduate and Security Engineer Andre De-Moeller is no stranger to dangerous online scams, everyday he’s on a mission to prevent them from happening.

It’s the season of phishing, and as we buy gifts for loved ones and friends over the holiday period, we can become more susceptible to attackers targeting our login credentials and credit card details.

So, why might some of us be more likely to fall victim and how do we safeguard ourselves from these scams? 🤔

Andre shares his top tips via the link in bio. 👆

#CurtinGrad #cybersecurity #phishing #phishingscams #holidayseason #christmas #christmasgifts #onlinescams #toptips #riskmanagement

The festive season is here and sadly, so are the cyber criminal grinches! 🛍🎄

Curtin graduate and Security Engineer Andre De-Moeller is no stranger to dangerous online scams, everyday he’s on a mission to prevent them from happening.

It’s the season of phishing, and as we buy gifts for loved ones and friends over the holiday period, we can become more susceptible to attackers targeting our login credentials and credit card details.

So, why might some of us be more likely to fall victim and how do we safeguard ourselves from these scams? 🤔

Andre shares his top tips via the link in bio. 👆

#CurtinGrad #cybersecurity #phishing #phishingscams #holidayseason #christmas #christmasgifts #onlinescams #toptips #riskmanagement
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If it weren’t for the generosity of a stranger, Curtin’s Vice-Chancellor Harlene Hayne would never have discovered the transformational power of a higher education. 📚

The first person in her family to attend university, Harlene has always believed a tertiary education was her destiny.

The developmental psychologist sat down with us to share her incredible career journey, which has led her across the Pacific Ocean and over the Nullarbor to Curtin.

Read our full interview with Harlene via link in bio. 👆

#CurtinUniversity #ViceChancellor #leadership #highereducation #university #education #futureofeducation #careerjourney #westernaustralia #academics #innovation #psychologist

If it weren’t for the generosity of a stranger, Curtin’s Vice-Chancellor Harlene Hayne would never have discovered the transformational power of a higher education. 📚

The first person in her family to attend university, Harlene has always believed a tertiary education was her destiny.

The developmental psychologist sat down with us to share her incredible career journey, which has led her across the Pacific Ocean and over the Nullarbor to Curtin.

Read our full interview with Harlene via link in bio. 👆

#CurtinUniversity #ViceChancellor #leadership #highereducation #university #education #futureofeducation #careerjourney #westernaustralia #academics #innovation #psychologist
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Congratulations to Curtin Medical School graduate Dr James Leigh on being named a prestigious Rhodes Scholar. 👏👏👏

Next September, James will make his way to @oxford_uni where he plans to do a one-year Master of Science in Applied Digital Health followed by a Master of Science in Translational Health Sciences.

“I’m incredibly grateful to have received the scholarship, which will allow me to develop the skills to conduct and lead research projects relating to digital health technology, including the design of safety protocols for innovations like artificial intelligence.”

James was part of our first cohort of Curtin Medical School graduates and during his time at Curtin was awarded the Don Watts High Achiever Scholarship.

We wish you all the best James and we look forward to watching your journey in the next few months! 💫

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinGrad #RhodesScholar #Scholarship #OxfordUniversity #congratulations #university #medical #graduate #doctor #healthsciences #leadership

Congratulations to Curtin Medical School graduate Dr James Leigh on being named a prestigious Rhodes Scholar. 👏👏👏

Next September, James will make his way to @oxford_uni where he plans to do a one-year Master of Science in Applied Digital Health followed by a Master of Science in Translational Health Sciences.

“I’m incredibly grateful to have received the scholarship, which will allow me to develop the skills to conduct and lead research projects relating to digital health technology, including the design of safety protocols for innovations like artificial intelligence.”

James was part of our first cohort of Curtin Medical School graduates and during his time at Curtin was awarded the Don Watts High Achiever Scholarship.

We wish you all the best James and we look forward to watching your journey in the next few months! 💫

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinGrad #RhodesScholar #Scholarship #OxfordUniversity #congratulations #university #medical #graduate #doctor #healthsciences #leadership
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Curtin graduate and Perth surrealist Liam Dee’s (BA Illustration, 2010) latest self-portrait, ‘Oversaturation’ reflects the life of a colourblind artist. 🎨🖌

Recently named as a finalist in the 2022 Lester Prize, for Liam, the process of painting himself came with many mixed emotions, as reflected through the impeccable detail and composition of the intricate work.

It was during his time studying graphic design at Curtin where Liam found his passion for fine art.

“I guess I owe a lot to my time at Curtin, being a design student, it gave me a good understanding of visual communication, balance and composition but also helped me make lifelong friends and good industry contacts.”

His biggest piece of advice for aspiring artists and creatives is to expand your knowledge and push boundaries. 💫

“I like the idea that if DaVinci were alive today, he wouldn’t be a painter. He would be innovating on the forefront of technology with all the tools at his disposal. Do not limit your scope, expand your knowledge, and find mediums that push the boundaries.”

Check out more of Liam’s breathtaking work in #CurtinCommons via link in bio. 👆

#CurtinGrad #CurtinUniversity #art #exhibition #perth #perthart #perthartists #graduates #portrait #art #painting #surrealism #monochromatic #acrylic #contemporaryart #perthcreatives #australianart #australianartist

Curtin graduate and Perth surrealist Liam Dee’s (BA Illustration, 2010) latest self-portrait, ‘Oversaturation’ reflects the life of a colourblind artist. 🎨🖌

Recently named as a finalist in the 2022 Lester Prize, for Liam, the process of painting himself came with many mixed emotions, as reflected through the impeccable detail and composition of the intricate work.

It was during his time studying graphic design at Curtin where Liam found his passion for fine art.

“I guess I owe a lot to my time at Curtin, being a design student, it gave me a good understanding of visual communication, balance and composition but also helped me make lifelong friends and good industry contacts.”

His biggest piece of advice for aspiring artists and creatives is to expand your knowledge and push boundaries. 💫

“I like the idea that if DaVinci were alive today, he wouldn’t be a painter. He would be innovating on the forefront of technology with all the tools at his disposal. Do not limit your scope, expand your knowledge, and find mediums that push the boundaries.”

Check out more of Liam’s breathtaking work in #CurtinCommons via link in bio. 👆

#CurtinGrad #CurtinUniversity #art #exhibition #perth #perthart #perthartists #graduates #portrait #art #painting #surrealism #monochromatic #acrylic #contemporaryart #perthcreatives #australianart #australianartist
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Our last #CuriousCorner episode for the year is here and it’s the sweetest one yet! 🍬🍩

Self-confessed lolly and ice-cream lover Chelsea interviews her mum, #CurtinGrad and nutritionist Rebecca Russell to learn more about why we crave ice-cream and lollies in summer.

Do you have a curious child who wants to learn more about the world around them from our bright community of alumni leaders and experts? Send us a message to get involved. 📩 

#CuriousCorner #CurtinGrad #nutrition #nutritionist #alumni #healthyeating #healthyfood #nutritiontips #summerfoods #perthkids #perthfood #perth #foodtips

Our last #CuriousCorner episode for the year is here and it’s the sweetest one yet! 🍬🍩

Self-confessed lolly and ice-cream lover Chelsea interviews her mum, #CurtinGrad and nutritionist Rebecca Russell to learn more about why we crave ice-cream and lollies in summer.

Do you have a curious child who wants to learn more about the world around them from our bright community of alumni leaders and experts? Send us a message to get involved. 📩

#CuriousCorner #CurtinGrad #nutrition #nutritionist #alumni #healthyeating #healthyfood #nutritiontips #summerfoods #perthkids #perthfood #perth #foodtips
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Our global search for Carrolup artworks unearthed a historic piece drawn by 13-year-old Noongar artist, Ross Jones, more than 70 years ago. 🖤❤️💛

On hearing Curtin’s international search for works created by Australian First Nations children at WA’s Carrolup Native Settlement after they were forcibly removed from their families in the 1940s, Manjimup-based retired neonatal paediatrician Dr Patrick Pemberton recognised the piece in his home.

Purchased by his father from the London-based Foyles Art Gallery in 1951, the @johncurtingallery retrieved a photo in their archives of Ross, at age 13, holding the same stunning pastel drawing.

The process of reconnecting Carrolup artworks with families is at the heart of Curtin’s Carrolup Centre for Truth-telling - an ambitious undertaking to create a permanent home for the collection in Australia and provide an opportunity for others to learn about this tragic period in Australian history. 

Tracing the art of a Stolen Generation: the child artists of Carrolup was supported by Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries Western Australia, Australian High Commission in the United Kingdom, BHP, @aubritish, @johncurtingallery, @curtinuniversity, @porticolibrary , @ukaustraliaseason & @britisharts 

If you think you may have found a historic Carrolup children’s artwork, get in touch with @John Curtin Gallery.

[Image description: John Curtin Gallery’s Manager Kathleen Toomath with the located artwork by Ross Jones at Carrolup].

📸: Brad Coleman, John Curtin Gallery

#StolenGeneration #Carrolup #CarrolupCentreForTruthTelling #CarrolupCentre #CarrolupArt #FirstNations #AboriginalArt

Our global search for Carrolup artworks unearthed a historic piece drawn by 13-year-old Noongar artist, Ross Jones, more than 70 years ago. 🖤❤️💛

On hearing Curtin’s international search for works created by Australian First Nations children at WA’s Carrolup Native Settlement after they were forcibly removed from their families in the 1940s, Manjimup-based retired neonatal paediatrician Dr Patrick Pemberton recognised the piece in his home.

Purchased by his father from the London-based Foyles Art Gallery in 1951, the @johncurtingallery retrieved a photo in their archives of Ross, at age 13, holding the same stunning pastel drawing.

The process of reconnecting Carrolup artworks with families is at the heart of Curtin’s Carrolup Centre for Truth-telling - an ambitious undertaking to create a permanent home for the collection in Australia and provide an opportunity for others to learn about this tragic period in Australian history. 

Tracing the art of a Stolen Generation: the child artists of Carrolup was supported by Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries Western Australia, Australian High Commission in the United Kingdom, BHP, @aubritish, @johncurtingallery, @curtinuniversity, @porticolibrary , @ukaustraliaseason & @britisharts

If you think you may have found a historic Carrolup children’s artwork, get in touch with @John Curtin Gallery.

[Image description: John Curtin Gallery’s Manager Kathleen Toomath with the located artwork by Ross Jones at Carrolup].

📸: Brad Coleman, John Curtin Gallery

#StolenGeneration #Carrolup #CarrolupCentreForTruthTelling #CarrolupCentre #CarrolupArt #FirstNations #AboriginalArt
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As we reflect on the year, Curtin soon-to-be graduate Nina Dakin’s ‘Branching Future’ illustration brings to life the eclectic collection of inspiring and heartfelt stories of #CurtinCommons. 🍃✍️

For many cultures around the world, trees symbolise a creative source of storytelling. A writer puts pen to paper enlightened by Curtin’s brightest minds and leaders while sitting under a London plane tree on our Bentley campus.

This year in Curtin Commons we have been fortunate enough to share the stories of Australian actress Kate Mulvany, @masterchefau extraordinaire Brendan Pang and Australian Scientist of the Year Kliti Grice, to name a few.

A passionate illustrator and creative designer, Nina’s mesmerising work has been featured in @grokmagazine, @curtinwritersclub, 
@paperbird_books and recently she presented on a panel at @perthcomicartsfestival. 

Thank you, Nina, for your beautiful illustration that brings Curtin Commons to life! ✨👏

If you haven’t already, check out #CurtinCommons via the link in bio. 👆

#CurtinCommons #CurtinGrad #illustration #creativedesign #animationdesign #timelapsevideo #storytelling #illustrationdesign #leaders #waleaders #community

As we reflect on the year, Curtin soon-to-be graduate Nina Dakin’s ‘Branching Future’ illustration brings to life the eclectic collection of inspiring and heartfelt stories of #CurtinCommons. 🍃✍️

For many cultures around the world, trees symbolise a creative source of storytelling. A writer puts pen to paper enlightened by Curtin’s brightest minds and leaders while sitting under a London plane tree on our Bentley campus.

This year in Curtin Commons we have been fortunate enough to share the stories of Australian actress Kate Mulvany, @masterchefau extraordinaire Brendan Pang and Australian Scientist of the Year Kliti Grice, to name a few.

A passionate illustrator and creative designer, Nina’s mesmerising work has been featured in @grokmagazine, @curtinwritersclub,
@paperbird_books and recently she presented on a panel at @perthcomicartsfestival.

Thank you, Nina, for your beautiful illustration that brings Curtin Commons to life! ✨👏

If you haven’t already, check out #CurtinCommons via the link in bio. 👆

#CurtinCommons #CurtinGrad #illustration #creativedesign #animationdesign #timelapsevideo #storytelling #illustrationdesign #leaders #waleaders #community
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As the year draws to a close, we are proud to celebrate the outstanding creations of our latest arts graduates. 🎨🎓

The 2022 Curtin Art Degree Show is the largest fine art graduate show in Western Australia, featuring the amazing work of our latest graduates.

Take a wander through the free multi-gallery exhibition that showcases eye-catching paintings, printmakings, sculptures, videos, performances, and other interdisciplinary art forms.

You don’t want to miss this, make sure to visit before it closes tomorrow, see the details below. 

🗓 Monday 21 Nov – Tuesday 22 Nov | 10AM – 4PM daily

📍Buildings 202, 203 and 212, Manning Road entrance, Curtin Bentley.

Check out a sneak peek of some of the work on display below. 👇

#CurtinGrad #CurtinUniversity #finearts #graduates #artschool #artschoolife #graduateartshow #contemporaryart #perthart #perthartist #perthartists #perthartlist #curtinlifeaustralia

As the year draws to a close, we are proud to celebrate the outstanding creations of our latest arts graduates. 🎨🎓

The 2022 Curtin Art Degree Show is the largest fine art graduate show in Western Australia, featuring the amazing work of our latest graduates.

Take a wander through the free multi-gallery exhibition that showcases eye-catching paintings, printmakings, sculptures, videos, performances, and other interdisciplinary art forms.

You don’t want to miss this, make sure to visit before it closes tomorrow, see the details below.

🗓 Monday 21 Nov – Tuesday 22 Nov | 10AM – 4PM daily

📍Buildings 202, 203 and 212, Manning Road entrance, Curtin Bentley.

Check out a sneak peek of some of the work on display below. 👇

#CurtinGrad #CurtinUniversity #finearts #graduates #artschool #artschoolife #graduateartshow #contemporaryart #perthart #perthartist #perthartists #perthartlist #curtinlifeaustralia
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Do you work with your best friend? 💼🤝

It’s often said that starting a business with your bestie rarely works, but if work forms such a big part in our lives why should we spend it with people we don’t get on with. 🤔💭

Reflecting on the past 20 years working as a product & service design professional, Curtin graduate Guy Buchan (BA Design 1996) shares how friendships have helped shape the success of his design-led ventures.

Guy shares his top tips when it comes to friendship and business via the link in bio. 👆

#CurtinGrad #friendship #business #design #entrepreneur #entrepreneurialmindset #creativeentrepreneur #london #startup #innovation #workculture #businesstips

Do you work with your best friend? 💼🤝

It’s often said that starting a business with your bestie rarely works, but if work forms such a big part in our lives why should we spend it with people we don’t get on with. 🤔💭

Reflecting on the past 20 years working as a product & service design professional, Curtin graduate Guy Buchan (BA Design 1996) shares how friendships have helped shape the success of his design-led ventures.

Guy shares his top tips when it comes to friendship and business via the link in bio. 👆

#CurtinGrad #friendship #business #design #entrepreneur #entrepreneurialmindset #creativeentrepreneur #london #startup #innovation #workculture #businesstips
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