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Support for students affected by the Italy earthquake

In the early hours of Wednesday 24 August, a strong earthquake tragically hit the central area of Italy, causing serious damage to buildings and a death toll now exceeding 250 people.

Curtin's first priority has been to check the welfare of all students in the region, and to date it appears none have been injured in the event. We are however aware of the impact on those who may have family or loved ones in the affected region, and would encourage anyone experiencing emotional distress to contact Student Wellbeing Advisors for free and confidential support.

Bentley campus students

Kalgoorlie campus students

Outside of Australia
If you are not in Australia, please call +61 8 9266 2662. This will connect you to our Advisors who can assist you directly or refer you to support at any Curtin campus.


Research and Innovation Week Public Lecture "Density by Design" presented by CUSP

The Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute invites you to a free public lecture as part of Curtin's Research and Innovation Week 2016.

As our cities continue to grow the argument for greater urban densification can't be ignored, but how do we get it right and how can the benefits be shared?

Date: Monday 29 August 2016
Time: 5.30pm - 6.00pm Refreshments , 6.00pm - 7.30pm Lecture
Cost: Free
Location: Elizabeth Jolley Lecture Theatre 210.101, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley

RSVP: Visit the Eventbrite event page to register.

The lecture will include presentations by the following panel of experts:

"The story so far" - Professor Peter Newman, John Curtin Distinguished Professor, Sustainability, will provide a big picture overview of how smart and sustainable cities are the way to solve wicked problems like climate change. He will discuss how disruptive innovation leads to rapid decoupling of wealth creation and poverty relief from greenhouse gas and other environmental footprints.

"The business case for density" - Jemma Green, CUSP Reseach Fellow will talk on the role of disruptive innovation, the'Internet of Things' and integrating smart renewables into the built environment.  

Assertive Communication

Gain more control of your life and feel like you do have choices with this three hours workshop designed to increase your self-worth by way of improving your ability to be assertive.

for more information, please see the Health and Wellbeing website.  

Depression Skills Group

This 6-week "skills-based" group is designed to create awareness of what contributes to low mood and facilitate the development of new skills to better manage mood and prevent further bouts of depression.

for more information, please visit the Health and wellbeing website  

Procrastination Skills Group

Do you struggle with procrastination?

University presents a unique challenge when it comes to procrastination. This group aims to provide you with the skills to meet this challenge by helping you to discover your own personal procrastination idiosyncrasies and develop strategies to tackle them.

These strategies will stand you in good stead during your university years and beyond, assisting you to improve your performance.

To book please visit our website  

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

This eight session, two-hour-a-week, FREE group is designed for people who have had at least one episode of depression and are interested in developing some skills to prevent or better manage future episodes.

for more information, please visit the Health and Wellbeing website.  

Building 304 Research Facility Project - Changes to Site Fencing and Pedestrian Access Routes

Construction works for the new Building 304 Research Facility are still on track to be completed in the final quarter of 2016.

To facilitate progress of the Brand Drive upgrade roadworks, changes are required to the site fencing on the east side of the site and the pedestrian access to and from the bus station.

The attached map provides details of these changes that will be in place from Monday 1st of August until the end of the year.

To assist students, staff and visitors new signage has been put up.

Staff and students are thanked for their patience in this matter as we move into the final stages of completing the construction of this exciting new project.

For further information, please contact Mike Yates (Project Manager) on 6363 0877 or  

Alcohol-related adverts on social media: Is that okay?

Curtin researchers are looking for participants to take part in an anonymous online survey exploring your opinions and experiences about alcohol-related advertising on these social media websites.

It involves surveying youth exposure to alcohol marketing via Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter websites, and investigating the relationship between social media use and alcohol consumption among Indian and Australian youth.

The study will provide an opportunity to investigate how young people engage with such marketing practices and potential impacts of those practices on their alcohol consumption behaviours.

Are you, or do you know anyone who

If the answer is YES to all of the above questions, we would like you to take part in the anonymous online survey. The survey will take about 10-15 minutes and can be completed on your computer, tablet or mobile.

To complete the survey, please visit:
Alcohol Advertising and Social Media Survey – for Australia
Alcohol Advertising and Social Media Survey – for India

For more information, please email Himanshu at or call/SMS at +61 405404566.

'Like' our survey Facebook page for more details and updates.

This study has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee at Curtin University (Approval Number RDHS-239-15).