START programs for new students
Find out about the programs and services we provide for new students to assist in their transition to university life.
START and NEXT STEP mentoring programs
Curtin runs two student mentoring programs to help students coming into and leaving the university.
In the START mentoring program, senior students provide support and advice to new students making the transition into university. Go to START mentoring program
In the NEXT STEP mentoring program, Curtin alumni and staff provide support and an industry perspective to students nearing completion of their degree, to assist them with their transition to graduate employment. Go to NEXT STEP mentoring program
The UniPASS program at Curtin is a voluntary, peer-facilitated, cooperative, academic assistance program that targets historically difficult courses and assists in the transition and retention of first and/or second year students. Go to UniPass program
The Curtin Ally Porgram aims to foster a university culture inclusive of sexual and gender diversity, in line with Curtin's policies and values. Go to Ally program
Orientation and student activities
START coordinates O-Week at the start of each semester. Orientation (or O-Week) provides new students with a fun and informative way of preparing them for uni. Go to Orientation for more information. Staff will also be interested in the Operational guidelines for orientation.
Student Wellbeing Advisory Service
To support the welfare and learning of Curtin students, START has established a Student Wellbeing Advisory Service with a phone hotline number and email address.
Student Wellbeing Advisors are the first point of contact for students that need a question answered or wish to have someone to voice their concerns with. When necessary, the Student Advisor will make appropriate referrals to other Curtin Sstaff or services or to an outside agency. Go to Student Wellbeing Advisory service.
International students returning home
This online guide is for international students returning home after completing their studies. It provides advice on visas, travel arrangements, getting your affairs in order, resettling back home and finding employment. Go to International students returning home
Living in Perth and WA student guide
This online guide is for students who are new to Perth and WA, particularly international students. It provides information on getting around, everyday life and things to do and see. Go to Living in Perth and WA guide.
START facilitates a Facebook site for students who are commencing their studies at Curtin. It is targeted at international students, remote/regional students and students at our regional campuses to improve their transition to university life. Login to Facebook and search for 'New to Curtin'.