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  • On-campus accommodation now available to Curtin College students!

    Here at Curtin College, we’re consistently striving to make your Curtin experience as enjoyable and memorable as possible. We are excited to announce that Curtin College are now providing more accommodation opportunities for our students. In addition to being able to complete your diploma and degree on the Curtin University campus, you can now live…

  • Work and Play – My Disney Adventure!

    This is a working program; a condition of our Visa is that Disney gives us a minimum of 33 hours a week. Now, whether we chose to work more or less than 33 hours a week is up to us. I personally have worked a 40-hour weeks since I got here but I have had…

  • The Disney Dream – My Disney Adventure!

    Jade Tallowin with Winne-The-Pooh

    As of last Friday I have completed all four of my Disney seminar classes. Disney is known for the “Disney way” of doing things and this is carried out with everything they do, including their classes. The experience, the class atmosphere and the content I learnt are all different compared to what I am used…

  • Never give up! – My Disney Adventure

    Jade Tallowin and Chaarachter from Inside out at Disney

    I have finally reached the half way point of my program! At first I was extremely home sick. And talking to my friends and family back home just made it harder. There were many times I just wanted to pack up and leave but now I know it was a good decision to stay. I…

  • Magic Moments – My Disney Adventure!

    Jade-and-Mickey

    This has been a very emotional journey. Sometimes it can get rough but I just think about everything I am gaining from this experience. Working for the Walt Disney Company definitely has it perks! Not only do we get free entry into the parks we also get free guess passes depending on the amount of…

  • Studying at Disney – My Disney Adventure

    Studying at Disney

    February has been a very full on month between work, study and learning the American culture, my roommate’s barely see me. Studying at Disney. My Disney series classes started about two weeks a go and to be honest with you it was just like starting a fresh semester at university. That feeling you get when…

  • USA vs Australia – My Disney Adventure!

    disney fireworks

    So I’ve been living in the United States for just over a month now. This past month has gone pretty quickly, but it also feels like forever. I feel as if I have been gone so much longer that I actually have. I try to talk to my family and friends on a daily basis…

  • I’m a Disney Cast Member- My Disney Adventure!

    Walt-Disney-Castle

    University was a success for me, not only did I complete my degree but being a Curtin University student also gave me the ability to apply for this internship with Walt Disney. University was my first step into adulthood. It set me up in becoming accountable for myself. As a university student I needed to…

  • Moving to Disney – My Disney Adventure!

    disney-traditions

    Today was all about moving to Disney- The most hectic day of this journey so far! It’s only been a week since I left home but within the last week I have never felt like more of an adult. The first week was tough; I couldn’t count the amount of times I wanted to just…

  • It begins: My Disney adventure!

    disney comics

    In 48 hours I leave for the biggest adventure of my life! I leave my family, my friends, my whole life behind to start fresh in the United States. Moving half way across the world is definitely going to have it’s challenges but I can not wait to see what the future holds for me…

  • Curtin College student Jade becomes intern at Disney.

    My name is Jade Tallowin; I am 20 years old and have recently finished my Bachelor in Commerce with a double major in Marketing and Advertising. In July this year I applied for a 6 months to 1 year internship in Florida with the Walt Disney company and was recently accepted. I will be working…

  • Curtin ranks in the top 300 in prestigious world rankings

    Curtin University has again improved its rankings in the highly-regarded Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). Curtin is now placed in the 201-300 band, up from 301-400 in 2014 and 401-500 in 2013, placing the University at 271 and number 11 in Australia. In addition, Curtin featured in the world top 200 ARWU Field ranking…

  • A winning wage: University degrees that lead to high paying careers.

    Your Pathway to a High Paying Career begins here. So it goes without saying that the more qualified you are, you earn more. And lets face it, we all do want to be successful and well paid. Typically, the career sectors that have high paying jobs come from the health industry and the engineering industry….

  • 8 Apps To Help Students Stay Organised

    8 Apps To Help Students Stay Organised Organise – verb. To put in order, to categorise, put straight, sort, sort out. Something a lot of students struggle to do so. Remedy? Here you go: 1. iStudiezPro iStudiezPro helps you stay organised in every part of your student life, from social outings to your classes and…

  • 5 Star Green Rating for Curtin’s Master Plan

    Australia’s first 5 Star Green Star–Communities rating by the Green Building Council of Australia has been awarded to Curtin’s Master Plan. Green Star–Communities is one of the world’s first independent, transparent, national schemes designed to assess and certify the sustainability of large-scale master planned development projects. Curtin’s Master Plan was assessed against best practice benchmarks…

  • 5 Things I Learnt In 2014 | A Student Perspective

    Hello 2015. A new year. A new opportunity. What did you learn? They say good things come to those who wait. Personally, I don’t see it that way, I say good things come to those who have good karma and fight for what they want. 2014 has been a great year for me, but it’s…

  • Psychology Gets A Boost At Curtin Uni | Study Psychology at Curtin

    Psychology at Curtin has been given a major boost with the opening of new, state-of-the-art laboratories within the Faculty of Health Sciences. “This will provide much better education for students because they will be able to access to a range of measures that they were not able to before.” The labs include soundproofed booths, consultation…

  • 15 Things Only International Students Will Understand.

    Your first day at college was spent thinking about how badly you just want to go back home. No one pronounces your name right, and when someone finally does, you’re ecstatic. You try to comprehend why you get asked such asinine questions about yourself and your home country. You realise that possibly 90% of the…

  • Procrastination | How to beat it!

    Procrastination (PRO)crastination We all know what this is, and as students, we’re all Pro’s at it. But what if this simple word is actually the reason we’re always so stressed out and overwhelmed with the amount of work we have to do? What if this simple one word is the reason as to why we…

  • Why International Students Use Agents To Help Apply For College

    Not like the secret agents or the FBI, but an agent who represents a bunch of Colleges or Universities in your country. So you want to know why international students use agents? When applying to any College you have a list of choices, you’re sometimes still confused as to where you want to go, what…

  • 7 Reasons Why You Should Study in Western Australia

    Thinking of studying in Western Australia? Here are 7 reasons why you should. Lets be frank, there’s an ample supply of places to choose to study in. But did you know Australia is the third most chosen destination for International Students to study in? So that’s saying a lot. Taking into consideration that Australia is…

  • Curtin acclaimed No 1 university in Pride and Diversity Awards

    Curtin University has been named the Highest Ranking University for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) equality for the second year running at the national Pride in Diversity (PID) Awards. Curtin was also ranked second in the top 20 employers for LGBTI employees. Curtin’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Deborah Terry, said this was a remarkable feat…

  • 22 Reasons Why Western Australia Is The Greatest State in Australia

    It’s not just the sunshine, beautiful beaches, open spaces and happening night life that makes Western Australia so awesome. Nor is it the fact that the Economist Intelligence Unit survey of 140 cities wordwide rated Perth 95.9 out of 100 in the areas of healthcare, education, stability, culture, environment and infrastructure. There are a zillion reasons why…

  • Student Survival Kit

    So you know how everyone talks about how college and uni is pretty much the best four years of your life? And there’s this whole stigma around it and that it’s filled with loads of parties and great memories, that you’ll never forget it and you’ll never have a dull moment? To me, that’s all…

  • Bucket List

    Sadly, I have just a few more months left in College, which brought me to this realization that I need to make the most of it, which then led to me spending a rainy afternoon back home in Kenya creating my College Bucket List. Tick them off as you go, share your memories. 1. Go…

  • Student Video Competition Trimester 1 – 2014

    It’s that time of year again where we like to share our students work and have a little fun. Marketing 1100 students have been asked to create short marketing video’s, which answer the question “Why Perth?” for our international students. 5 videos have been selected for the student video competition and the winning entry will be that…

  • Leaving On A Jet Plane..

    So it’s that time of the year again, which means doing all nighters, handing in your assignments and finally getting started on revision for exams. But it also means, new cupcakes are joining Curtin College next semester! Joining Curtin College was a scary experience for me, because it meant leaving home and having the International…

  • More Instagram..

    As a follow up to my previous post, here is the Types Of Instagram Comments. Get it? Get it? Yeah, it’s Instagram Week 😀 And if you didn’t already know, Curtin College has an Instagram account so go and turn that blue follow button green. (@curtincollege) Where we? Oh yeah, back to the types of…

  • About Instagram…

    So welcome back after the extremely short break which I mostly spent in bed watching re runs of Vampire Diaries and eating Ben&Jerry ice cream. Oh and reading The Mortal Instruments books. I also decided to Snapchat and Instagram about that and now I am choosing to blog about it too. So here is your…

  • Drive Thru Down Under

    As an International student, it sometimes gets a little bit hard to juggle your studies and all those cooking utensils. And if you’re anything like me, you always had your mum there to cook you a scrumptious home cooked meal. I miss that.  And, you also get pretty lazy. So what do you? You resort…

  • Introducing Guest Blogger Jasrita

    So when David asked me to take over the Blog I was pretty ecstatic, but then I chose not to jump up and down in his office, so I was just like “yeah okay, I could do that.” But in reality, I was overjoyed with this. So firstly, I’ll start of by introducing myself, I’m…

  • New Friends & Good Times @ Curtin College Orientation 2014 01

    What has 4,000 stickers, 500 legs, 250 water bottles, 20 groups, 10 stops, and 1 crazy guy standing on a chair shouting his lungs out? That’s right, it’s the Curtin College Orientation! And this year it was something spectacular. Students raced from station to station, led by their Student Mentors, in a quest to learn…

  • Perth makes top 10 of The New York Times’ list of 52 places to visit in 2014

    PERTH has made the top 10 of The New York Times‘ list of 52 Places to Go in 2014. The WA capital was ranked No. 9 and was the only Australian city to be included. It lauded Perth as “exhibiting the signs of a trendy transformation”, citing chef Jamie Oliver’s decision to open a restaurant here…

  • Curtin College MKT1100 Student VIdeo Competition

    As part of an assignment for the Marketing 1100 unit, Curtin College students from Trimester 3, 2013 had to address a client brief and create a video clip aimed at a specific target market. The video should promote the following key message: “The 3 Things I Love About Studying At Curtin College Are…” Students presented…

  • Hear about a Health Science Student’s Experience at Curtin College.

    Health Science Courses in Australia. Meet Scholarship Winner and Diploma of Health Sciences Graduate Ignasius Oentoro from Indonesia. Did you know about the new Scholarships on offer at Curtin College in 2014? Send us an email or call us to find out more.   

  • Paintball Fear & Fun!

    Eight brave souls enlisted in the inaugural Curtin College Paintball Extravaganza last weekend. Facing wind, rain, and a fierce opposition, our students, along with their Captain, (David Missal), our soldiers and their comrades on the White Team loaded their paintball guns and set out for their first battle along the Berlin Wall. The objective: Storm…

  • Graduation Ceremony – 5th September

      Another successful and exciting event for Curtin College students as they move onto the second year at Curtin University. It was great to see so many student receive their awards in front of  proud family members and friends. Here are a few pictures from the day, but let’s start with Irene’s valedictorian speech. It…

  • An Introduction from your new Student Experience Officer

    Hello students I’d like to take a few moments to introduce myself, as I will be the new Student Experience and Advisory Officer at Curtin College. My name is David Missal, and I was born in Phoenix, Arizona, in the United States. I studied English, Education, and Music as an undergraduate, and completed my Master’s…

  • Farewell to a famous face!

      I have been the proud Student Experience Officer at Curtin College since August 2011 and it is with genuine sadness that I announce that I will be leaving to take on a position at QIBT on the Gold Coast in Queensland. As Student Experience Officer, the best job at the College (!), I have…

  • Why international students choose Australia

    Curtin College Student Advisors Ella and Pranavi recently attended a conference focusing on international education in Australia. Here are some of the useful facts and advice they found out: In 2012 there were over 500,000 international students enrolled in courses in Australia, most of those in universities. Over 40,000 students were studying in Western Australia. A national survey of…

  • My Story – by Juneidy Wibowo

    I was born and grew up in Batam island, which is a small island in Indonesia and very close to Singapore. I attended kindergarten until high school in Yos Sudarso. I began to learn about computers whilst I was in junior high school. It began with my interest in computer games. I was merely curious…

  • Curtin College Ball 2013

      Feather boas, top hats, lacey gloves and plastic guns all accessorised smart suits and stunning ball gowns at the third annual Curtin College Ball on Saturday June 29th at Perth’s Parmelia Hilton. Codenamed the ‘Bond Ball’ guests were required to provide their own secret agent code name on arrival to go into the lucky door…

  • Meet the Lecturers

    Grab your coffee and settle down for 5 minutes while you get to know Alison Barker – Lecturer and Coordinator @ Curtin College.

  • Study Perth

    Check out the shiny new website, recently launched by the fabulous people over at Study Perth. It’s full of nifty little facts and ideas for things to do, when you’re not busy with your head in a book!

  • The Curtin College Ball

    The Curtin College ‘James Bond 007′ themed Ball is going on this SATURDAY, the 29th July! Last minute tickets are available priced at a hugely discounted $40!! You don’t need a partner, or a suit, or a ball gown, or a horse and carriage… Just dress smart, come armed with a smile and be prepared…

  • Welcome!

    Welcome to the Curtin College Student Blog. We encourage your participation and involvement! If you would like to write entries on a regular basis, please email us or contact student services. Please enjoy this space responsibly!