Community Award 2023
Winner: Curtin Tabletop
CT have proven to be quite successful in their ongoing goal to bring together their community through diversifying events to assist with breaking down ideological boundaries. The club has heavily focused on fostering connections amongst its members and it is extremely evident they are ensuring its online and in-person spaces are safe, welcoming and exciting. This is apparent via various sources of feedback from Curtin stakeholder references & member testimonials. Some words used by members to describe the club are; consistent, diverse, highlight of my year, accepting, delightfully friendly faces, chill & fun, hardworking leaders – just to name a few. The main and common trend we’d like to share in just a small snapshot, was that members expressed how happy they are with the lifelong friendships they’ve made.
Runner-Up: Curtin Japanese Club (CJC)
CJC’s impact on the wider Curtin community can be summarised with the success of their intra-cultural language exchange program. Bringing together Japanese students, and students from all other backgrounds to exchange language, culture, and develop friendships is a testament to the club’s importance to the Curtin community. Their Semester 2 inaugural language exchange at the Tav exceeded all expectations with over 100 students coming together in a showcase of what bringing the Curtin community together really is about. Working with the Japanese Consulate in Perth, the club welcomed international school students to their language exchange program, creating a really global community experience for Curtin students.
Best New Club 2023
Winner: Finance & Financial Planning Curtin (FFP)
FFP have launched their new club like no other with a heavy focus on setting-up their committee, stakeholder relationships, securing sponsorship and listening to what members wish to see. After laying a strong foundation, they blasted into semester two by delivering well organised and executed events, developing bonds with industry partners & Curtin stakeholders while providing their members with a varying experience such as a sense of community and connections with industry. Feedback from various sources such as members, industry partners, Curtin staff mention the club should be commended for assisting in tackling really important issues that will continue to impact society in an incredibly challenging economic environment with high costs of living. Other things mentioned were that the committee are determined, hardworking, welcoming, provided informative workshops & are willing to provide other new clubs with support & time – just to name a few.
Runner-Up: Nursing Paramedicine and Oral Health Student Society Curtin (NPO)
Due to ongoing Covid issues, the Nursing, Paramedicine, and Oral Health students of Curtin were without a club to bring students together and help develop industry relationships. This all changed for 2023 with the arrival of NPO Curtin. With over 90 members in their inaugural year, and over 300 following their social media accounts, it’s been a successful arrival for NPO. With industry events teaching skills to students, to sundowners for students to relax at following hard working Semesters, the club has diversified its offerings and created an inviting club that will see much success in 2024.
Most Improved Club 2023
Winner: Curtin African Student Association
In CASA’s own words: “our club has demonstrated remarkable growth and success”. This is an understatement given the success of the club over 2023. Developing their relationships with various stakeholders, sponsors, and community members, the club ran hugely successful events focused on bringing the culturally diverse African communities of Curtin together. Highlights include their two semester parties with notable DJs, and their Mental Health Workshop with special guest, Olympian Peter Bol. This hard work and success are a testament to their expanded committee for 2023. Feedback from Curtin stakeholders included how professional the club committee members conducted themselves, their exemplary work with the club, and their commitment to international and domestic students of their community.
Runner-Up: Curtin Association of Malaysian Students
Hosting a staggering 13 events in 2023, with an attendance of over 650 students across all events, AMS has grown leaps and bounds. Their events were wide-ranging with culturally significant events in the Merdeka Meetups to celebrate Malaysia’s independence, and their Hari Raya night market proving a huge success. AMS utilised their social media effectively with striking promotional material that helped them advertise to their members and the wider community. All of this couldn’t have occurred without the efforts of their committee which has expanded in 2023 to accommodate their commitment to bring more events to Curtin.
Best Club Event 2023
Winner: Curtin Filipino Students' Society for Tiangge
Tiangge is the flagship event of CFSS, a Filipino night market with Filipino culture on true display for all who attend, with countless hours of work throughout the year culminating in showcasing Filipino culture to not only Curtin staff and students, but the wider Bentley community. 2023 saw Tiangge reach new heights with over 300 students, staff, and community members coming together. The CFSS committee worked tirelessly through the year to develop their dance performances for the night, showcasing a unique offering of the club. Attendees were in awe of the event, surprised to hear it was student run, and stating that the night market was an awesome break from study. Tiangge could not have been the success it was without the CFSS extended committee coming together and working in harmony to execute 2023’s event of the year.
Runner-Up: Curtin Mechanical Society for Mechelmech
CMS was the lead organiser for Mechelmech, a joint networking event hosting 20 engineering companies. Such companies include Monadelphous, Rio Tinto, and GHD. The club had an incredible turnout of 167 students, an improvement from last year’s 133. Being a major collaboration effort with other Guild Clubs such as CSME, CEC, WiECD, IEEE, CRoC and MLC it was highly successful at its scale.
Club of the Year 2023
Winner: Curtin Esports
Curtin Esports committee meeting at the start of 2023 clearly stated the club’s goal of reach out to more of the Curtin community. To say this was a success would be an understatement and not a true reflection of what Curtin Esports committee have achieved this year. Hosting weekly Games Nights in the Tav; Game Zones at some of Curtin’s largest events; and their indomitable semesterly Quiz Nights: Curtin Esports made themselves available for all students on campus who were needing a safe, welcoming environment to unwind. Given the vast expansion of the club for in-person and on-campus events, this did not come as a detriment to the club’s heart and soul online gaming opportunities, with daily events through the week available for all members to relax after a hard day of study. Feedback from members included how accommodating the club is, creating a warm, accepting, and safe environment, and how they have made lasting friendships.
Runner-Up: Curtin Tabletop
Curtin Tabletop’s commitment to creating a fully inclusive space for students to come together to play various types of role-playing and boardgames is a testament to their committee for 2023. Running weekly Friday night games nights, running events through the study breaks and mid-year semester break was not enough, with the committee running two MEGAGAMES in 2023. With the staggering amount of time required to run one MEGAGAME, the commitment from their committee to develop a story, resources, advertise, and run a second event is a sign to their success for 2023. Members feedback to the club include it’s accepting, welcoming and safe space, the long-lasting friendships members have made, and the effort the club has put in to create memorable gaming events.
Best O-Day Stalls
Curtin Women in Mining and Resources
Curtin Robotics Club
Western Australian Physiotherapy Students Society - Curtin Chapter (WAPSS Curtin)
The People's Choice Award
Curtin Hindu Club
Numerous anecdotes were lodged for the People’s Choice Award from various stakeholders, including Curtin staff, students, and the general community. One student described their weekly holistic events as a joy to attend, creating a calm and welcoming atmosphere. Another student stated that their connection to their identity and culture was strengthened by the clubs’ events and approach to Hinduism. Staff described how the club’s weekly sessions filled a longstanding need for Hindu students to have a place to collaborate and attend on campus.
Finance & Financial Planning Curtin
Feedback from various sources such as members, industry partners, Curtin staff mention the club should be commended for assisting in tackling really important issues that will continue to impact society in an incredibly challenging economic environment with high costs of living. Other things mentioned were that the committee are determined, hardworking, welcoming, provided informative workshops & are willing to provide other new clubs with support & time – just to name a few.
Association of Malaysian Students
Curtin African Students Association
Curtin Animation Club
Curtin Engineering Club
Curtin Filipino Students Society
Curtin Hindu Club
Curtin Mechanical Society
Curtin Nepalese Society
Curtin Quant Society
Curtin Student Law Society
Curtin Women in Business
Curtin Writers Club
Finance & Financial Planning Curtin