GUILD UNI SURVIVAL GUIDE

So, you’ve enrolled at Curtin and may be wondering - what happens now?

We're here to break it down what it's really like from students who’ve been exactly where you are now!
These are the things that are going to make your start to the new semester a whole lot easier.
 


Order your Student ID

You're going to want to get this sorted ASAP so you can get access to buildings on campus (and get your Guild sticker).

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Say hello to OASIS

Your online student portal and new best friend! The My Experience and My Campus tabs are worth exploring now.

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Bookmark Blackboard

Everything for your units (including unit outlines for the assignments you'll probably be doing at the last minute).

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Get your Guild Sticker

This is your golden ticket to get the most from uni life! Get 10% discount at Guild cafes and access great off campus deals.

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Guild Insider Tips

Best toilets, study spaces, what an average day looks like and more sage wisdom from others who have seen and done it all.

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How to make friends

Attend O-Week events, join a Guild club or wave back at someone who was waving at someone else behind you!

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Find your way around

Getting here, parking, maps, cafes and safety. Things to know before you get lost somewhere on this huge campus.

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Ace your assignments

All about referencing, academic integrity, study tips and whether or not you really need to buy all those textbooks.

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Spending on a student budget

Where to find cheap eats on campus, what scholarships are available and what student financial help is out there.

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Student ID

Your student ID card gets you access to library services, buildings, your exams and to vote in the Guild elections!
Order your student ID card through OASIS if you don’t already have one. It will be mailed to you via Australia Post. Get your student sticker from Curtin Connect (Building 102).
 



OASIS

OASIS is your online student portal and new best friend! This is where you can access your enrolment, online resources, submit assessment extensions, apply for scholarships and read important notifications from the University.

You should also be regularly logging into OASIS for important tasks and updates from Curtin.

The My Campus tab is where you’ll find events happening at Curtin but we also suggest visiting our What’s On page as well for events hosted by the Guild and Guild Clubs.
 


Blackboard

The My Studies tab on OASIS is where you’ll find Blackboard! This has everything about your individual units including unit outlines (so you know what assignments you have to do!).

Bookmark Blackboard because this is where you’ll be submitting the majority of your assignments and online assessments.

The best way to find your Unit Coordinator contact details is in your unit outline. You can also find these details on Blackboard if your tutor has published them.
 


Guild sticker

  • Student ID card = Guild sticker. Anytime throughout semester
  • Explore Guild Member Benefits
  • Defer your SSAF - Financial Transparency
  • Curtin/Canning College - Associate Membership
     

Guild Insider Tips

Best toilets

Whether you’re new to campus or have been around for a few semesters, knowing where the best toilets on campus are is essential!
Here are some of your Facutly rep favourites:

  • 106 – Outside Guild (all-gender toilets, outdoor lunch areas nearby)
  • 104 – Outside Main Café (all-gender toilets, outdoor lunch areas nearby)
  • 108 – OT Building
  • 410 – Medical School (clean, modern design and near the study spaces)
  • 407 – Business School
  • 200A – John Curtin Building
     

Best study spaces

There's always a Guild cafe, outlet or vending machine close by to fuel you for your assignments.
Even though the Library is under construction, there's still lots of spaces and facilities on campus for a study sesh!

Best snacks

G Mart is your one-stop shop for all snacks. Don't miss the crowd favourite lolly wall as well as savoury treats and sweet eats.
Stock up on instant noodles to power you through your next assignment.

Day in life of a student

Get ready to manage your own time! You're the one who decides what to do now.
So, what does an average day look like as a student?

  • Get to campus (and remember to start CellOPark if driving! Getting a parking fine is not how you want to end the day).
  • Arrive a bit before your classes – don’t wanna be late, good opportunity to do your pre-class work if you forgot to.
  • Actually go to classes (Once you skip one, it's very easy to skip two, three, six, ten!)
  • Pass the time between classes – meet up with friends for a chat, do some study, check out a club event or refuel at a cafe.
  • Review what you learnt that day, make progress on your assignments and prepare for your next class (future you will thank you for this one!)
  • Go to bed and get lots of sleep! 
     

Getting ready for a practical placement

If your unit has a practical component, you're going to need to get a few things sorted.
All pracs are different so make sure you ask your advisor if you have any questions.


How to make friends

If you're wondering how you're going to make friends at uni, you're not alone! 
The first few weeks are a great time to jump in the deep end and put yourself out there.

Here's some of the true and tried ways to make friends at university:
 

O-Week Events
Introductory sessions, craft making, Friend Speed Dating and more! There's so many different events during O-Week that there's bound to be something right for you.

Try introduce yourself to the person sitting next to you. Everyone's in the same boat here!

View all O-Week events
 

Guild O-Day
This is a great event to get involved in campus life, join Guild clubs and get the most out of your Guild membership.
100+ stalls giving away freebies, free food samples and show bags!

View Guild O-Day
 

Guild clubs
We have so many clubs from academic, political, issues based, faith based and more! Meet other people studying the same course as you or interested in the same hobbies.

Network, make friends and get a better understanding about what your options are after your graduate!

View all Guild clubs
 

Sport clubs & social sports
Curtin Stadium runs all the sporting teams, social sports and inter-faculty sport events on campus.
They also have a fantastic gym and fitness classes available to keep you active during semester!

View Curtin Stadium
 

Faculty Facebook group
Every year, one student from each faculty is elected to represent you on university committees, respond to student questions and concerns, run campaigns regarding issues and initiatives relevant to your faculty.

Join your Faculty group for all updates, events and sweet memes from students in your faculty.
 


Find your way around

We’re excited to welcome even more students to enjoy our beautiful Bentley campus in 2022.
Take the guesswork out of getting here, finding your way around and most importantly, the best places to eat!
 

Getting to campus
Whether you plan on driving, taking the bus and cycling in - save yourself some stress and know before you go.

Parking

CellOPark, CellOPark, CellOPark. Where do we begin...
This is the app where you have to start your parking session to avoid paying a fine.

Green Zone is the cheapest but you'll need to give yourself a little bit of time to get to campus.
Yellow Zone is more expensive but closer.

Whatever zone you're parking in - don't forget to start CellOPark!

SmartRiders
If you're catching public transport, a SmartRider is essential to saving money and carefree travel!
Full time students are also able to access concession status discounts.

Campus maps
Campus is massive and you’ll always be finding new little gardens and study spaces throughout your degree.
There’s a few different ways to access the campus map so you can feel confident getting around campus.

Classrooms
Now that you've found the building. This is how you find the room.
If your class is in 100.301, it means you’re in Building 100, Room 301. Room 301 will be on the 3rd floor.
 

Cafes
The Guild owns lots of the cafes and outlets you’ll find all over campus with a great range meals.
Flash your Guild sticker to receive a 10% discount!

Safety on campus
Everyone has the right to feel safe on campus.
Curtin's Safer Community Team operates 24/7 to assist students with safety and can even escort you back to your car if you're studying late on campus.


Ace your assignments

And now for why we're all here in the first place - learning!

Academic Integrity Program (AIP)
Students new to Curtin University need to complete and pass the Academic Integrity Program in OASIS to avoid a sanction (the withholding of your final grades for the semester).

Census Date
This is the last date to withdraw from units without any penalty. If you're on an international student visa, make sure you know the visa requirements before withdrawing from any units.


Academic Support
The Guild's Student Assist team has put together advice about where you can buy textbooks (if you actually need them), Learning Resources, how to get assignment extensions and your rights and responsibilities as a university student.

They can explain your rights and responsibilities with regard to University policy, decisions made about your enrolment, academic progress or assessments.


Spending on a student budget

Working out how to manage your money while studying is a skill that all students need to learn.
Some days you bring your lunch from home to heat up in the student kitchen and other days you're enjoying a delicious feast from one of our cafes. It's all about balance!

We've put together some information on scholarships, student finances, paying fees and emergency relief.