Faculty of Business and Law

Higher Degree by Research Hubs

The Faculty of Business and Law HDR Hubs are fully equipped facilities designed to foster a supportive and collaborative research environment for our higher degree by research (HDR) students. The Hubs consist of working areas, printing areas, meeting rooms and a common room. They are equipped with fast Wi-Fi connectivity, multifunction copying and printing services and storage lockers.


The Hub is located at Enterprise Unit 4 (E4), DeLaeter Way, Technology Park (see map below) and is accessibly 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Map to E4 Hub Technology Park [.pdf 120kB]

Hub access

If you’re a Business and Law student you can apply for general access to the Hub, which will allow you to use most of the common facilities 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If you’re base overseas, interstate or regional and you plan to visit the Perth campus, you can apply for general access to the Hub for the duration of your visit.

To apply for access, contact FBL-HDR@curtin.edu.au.

Hot desks

Workspaces in the Higher Degree by Research Hubs are available to all Business and Law HDR students on a hot desk basis only. No workspace is allocated for the exclusive use of an individual student. All workspaces are available on a first come, first served basis.

Students can’t reserve space in these areas, and they can’t leave their belongings on a hot desk in order to ‘claim’ a space for extended periods, beyond taking reasonable short breaks.

Computers are available in the building, or if you prefer only a laptop a second monitor is available.

Finishing rooms

Enterprise Unit 4 (E4) have Finishing Rooms available to students in their last 7 months of study, this is available on a first come first served basis. This is a shared room with a computer and desk, and you do not need to pack your belongings away at the end of the day.

You are required to vacate the room on submission of your PhD/Master’s thesis unless previous arrangements have been made.


A laptop is provided to HDR candidates in the Faculty of Business and Law.

You can request a laptop by filling out the online form available at bit.ly/HDR-Laptop. Once you have submitted the form, you will be redirected to make an appointment to collect the laptop. Laptops can be collected from the HDR Hub (Technology Park) or Bentley Campus.

Contact FBL-HDR@curtin.edu.au if you have any queries relating to eligibility.

Printing facilities

Printing is available to HDR students within the Faculty of Business and Law.

Contact FBL-HDR@curtin.edu.au to register.

Storage lockers

The Faculty of Business and Law provides individual lockable store units at the HDR Hub so you can store your study materials securely.

Locker Guidelines

  • Once you’ve submitted your thesis you should vacate the storage space.
  • If you no longer need your locker, please leave it open.
  • It is your responsibility to keep your locker locked.
  • Please don’t write on the lockers or place stickers on them.
  • All food items must be kept in the cupboards in the common room.

To apply for a storage locker or to report any problems with them, contact FBL-HDR@curtin.edu.au

Meeting rooms

There are two bookable meeting rooms in the Hubs.

EU4 is a bookable meeting room with seating for 30, with teleconference and projection equipment.

The meeting rooms are available to all Hub users (including Curtin staff). The meeting room is not intended for solo work or primarily social activities and work related use will take precedence.

To make a booking for the meeting room, contact FBL-HDR@curtin.edu.au.

Common room

The HDR Hub contains a common room for the use of Business and Law HDR students and staff. The area is equipped with:

  • Microwave
  • Fridges
  • Sandwich maker
  • Kitchen table and chairs
  • Storage cupboards for food
  • Tea, coffee and long-life milk (supplied by the Faculty for student use).

All regular users of the Hub are expected to keep the area clean.

Contact FBL-HDR@curtin.edu.au for enquiries.

Business cards

Students are eligible to Curtin branded business card for throughout their candidacy.

Contact FBL-HDR@curtin.edu.au to order.


The hot desk areas within the Hub are scholarly work areas, and we ask that you respect the quiet working environment. These dedicated workrooms are mobile-free zones. Noise levels in these areas should be kept to a reasonable minimum, and everyone should ensure that non-work activities are conducted in such a manner and in such locations as to prevent disturbance to anyone else.

While scholarly progress is often favoured by a degree of peace and quiet, people do sometimes make noise when they get together and collaborate. As a general matter of mutual respect, requests to keep it down or take it elsewhere should be made without rancour, and honoured with good grace.

In contrast, the meeting and common rooms are intended for group discussion and creative interaction. Users should still ensure they do not interfere with the productivity of colleagues in other areas of the Hub.

Curtin takes personal safety and wellbeing very seriously and has a zero tolerance policy for violence, harassment and discrimination. Everyone has a right to feel safe in the Hub. All of the policies, laws and regulations that apply generally on campus apply within the Hub as well. Failure to observe these, as well as egregious or repeated breaches of common courtesy, will result in exclusion from access to the Hub.

Contact details

In case any issues arise please contact FBL-HDR@curtin.edu.au.