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Apply to study overseas on Exchange in Semester 2, 2017

Have you always wanted to travel and see the world as part of your Curtin degree? We have over 70 partners available in 17 countries to choose from!

The application deadline is 21st January 2017, however late applications can be received on a case-by-case basis.

In particular, we'd encourage students who have just completed their 1st or 2nd semester at Curtin to apply.

Please visit the Student exchange with partner universities website or email studyabroad@curtin.edu.au for more information.  


Scholarships for 2017 now open for application

Did you know scholarships aren't just for new students? Start searching and applying for Current student scholarships for 2017 now!

Scholarships are part of Curtin's commitment to rewarding academic excellence and enabling students from all backgrounds to realise their potential.

For more information, see the Scholarships website, or browse the scholarships for Domestic or International students. You can also sign up for the Scholarships Alert to have the scholarships come to you!  


Submit your design for the Medical Student Handbook and WIN a $200 Guild voucher

Curtin students are invited to submit a design for the cover of the Medical Student Handbook. The winning design will be awarded a $200 Guild voucher.

Artwork designs should embody the ethos of the Curtin Medical School. This includes concepts of primary care, social consciousness, cultural diversity, general practice, people first, outer metropolitan, rurality, communication, compassion and competence.

Your artwork may include, but is not limited to, pencil drawings, computer-generated artwork and paintings.

Entrants must submit their original artwork electronically in a jpg format (resolution 300 dpi) to CMSenquiries@curtin.edu.au along with a completed and signed competition entry form by 5.00pm 15 January 2017 (AWST). The entries will then be judged by a panel nominated by the Curtin Medical School and the winner will be notified by email on 29 January 2017.

For further details and the full competition terms and conditions see the Handbook Cover Competition Flyer.

Please note, the competition is only open to Curtin students and only one entry may be submitted per entrant.  


Emergency Management Bulletin - Total fire bans & important information for fire season

Emergency WA Website Launch
A new multi-hazard Emergency WA website has recently been launched by the WA State government to allow better public access to emergency information and community safety warnings.

The new easy-to-use site will deliver a live feed of emergency incidents reported to the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).

It will also include critical warnings about fires, floods, storms, earthquakes, cyclones and hazardous material incidents. This includes warnings and prescribed burns information from DFES, local governments and the Department of Parks and Wildlife.

The new map-based home page with search and filter options will make it easier to find warnings relevant to your location on mobile phones and other digital devices.

Total Fire Bans
A Total Fire Ban (TFB) is declared because of extreme weather conditions or when widespread fires are seriously stretching firefighting resources. A TFB is declared by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) following consultation with local governments.

When a TFB is declared it prohibits the lighting of any fires in the open air and any other activities that may start a fire.

The ban includes all open air fires for the purpose of cooking or camping. It also includes incinerators, welding, grinding, soldering or gas cutting.

When declared, Total Fire Bans are in place for the whole day, from midnight to midnight. They may be revoked during the day if the forecast weather does not eventuate or if weather conditions ease.

WARNING: You could be fined up to $25,000 and/or jailed for 12 months, if you breach a Total Fire Ban. Exemptions may be allowed for some industries and activities with conditions applied.

For more information download the Total Fire Bans Fact Sheet or check the DFES website.

If you have any queries, please contact Emergency Management at Curtin or call the HSEM Department on (08) 9266 4900.