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50 Years of the Guild - Looking back: Patrick Gorman, Former Guild President


Grok spoke to Patrick about his time at Curtin, how working with the Guild helped him succeed in politics and his advice to students aspiring to work in politics.

50 Years of the Guild - Looking back: In conversation with former Guild Activities Officer, Andrew Thamo


Andrew Thamo, then a young Social Sciences student, spoke recently about his years at WAIT and what his role as the Student Guild’s Activities Officer involved—and more importantly, about trees.

cupcakes make student life sweeter


Hundreds of Curtin students have celebrated the 50th birthday of their representation body with a spectacular grazing table of cupcakes.

We Will Not Be Left Behind - Campaign Wrap Up


Our We Will Not Be Left Behind campaign is not only about this election. It is about showing students and young people that they deserve to be heard and that they can effect change.

50 Years of the Guild - Looking back: Former Homosexual Information Officer, Maxine Drake


Maxine Drake was the Guild’s Homosexual Information Officer in the 80s. We chatted about the feminism and gay liberation movements during her time at university, how she came about the role and what she took away from it.

Notice of Election Result


Jesse Zambrano has been elected Chair of the Represtenation Board

End the University funding freeze


Students demand an end to University funding freeze as part of their "We will Not Be Left behind" campaign

Excellence in Teaching Awards - Curtin's Top Ten


Ten teachers at Curtin University have been recognised for their positive impact on the learning experience and lives of their students.

50 Years of the Guild - Looking back: A tribute to the founding father of ‘Grok’, Rod Cole


In 1969 WAIT’s student newspaper was called Aspect; and then in 1972, it was re-born like a phoenix from the ashes as Grok, led by a student called Rod Ravenswood, née Rod Cole. He took the name from Robert A. Heinlein’s novel ‘Stranger in a Strange Land’, in which ‘grok’ meant to understand something thoroughly, or intuitively.

Students demand protection and support


The Guild’s “We Will Not Be Left Behind” campaign is calling for all parties in this election to take a stand against sexual assault and harassment by committing to establish a national taskforce to address the issue on university campuses.

Sexual assault policies not good enough


The Guild’s “We Will Not Be Left Behind” campaign calls for a national taskforce into sexual assault and harassment on university campuses to be established.

Federal Election Candidates Forum 9 May


Curtin students have the opportunity to engage with local candidates to ask questions and gain the insight into the values, policies, and reforms pitched by the parties in this year’s election.

50 years of The Guild: Interview with Grok’s ‘07 Editor, Melissa Davey


In our effort to celebrate 50 years of Grok, we spoke to Davey about her time as the magazine’s editor in 2007, and her experience as an overall Grok contributor and Curtin student from 2003-2007, where she completed a double degree in Politics and Journalism.

It's time for our Annual General Meeting.


All Guild Members are invited to attend and will have the right to vote on any resolution of the meeting. There is a free sausage sizzle and Guild Members in attendance will also receive a free beverage voucher for use during the event.

Students will no longer tolerate inaction on climate change


The Guild’s “We Will Not Be Left Behind” campaign demands include a call for the removal of subsidies given to fossil fuel companies, a flat 10% tax rate for gas companies for the next ten years, and the funding of free education as a result of these initiatives.

Students demand action on climate change


The Guild’s “We Will Not Be Left Behind Campaign” is demanding that political parties running in the election respond to youth and student calls for greater action on climate change.

Students demand support for an affordable quality education


“The appalling state of universities is that they are expected to provide a quality education to an increased number of students with much less funding than ever before,” said Finlay Nolan, Curtin Guild President.

The future of students demands better education policies


From 2019, students are repaying their HELP debts once their income reaches $45,000 per year, which is down from a previous threshold of $55,874.

50 years of the Guild: In conversation with former Grok music editor, Craig Reardon


Grok picked Reardon’s brain for more memories of being a student, writing for the paper, co-hosting shows on the Curtin Radio, 6NR, and still managing to hand in his assignments on time.

Student Welfare at core of election demands


With more than two-thirds living below the poverty line on inadequate income support, many students are being left behind as university education becomes out of reach.

Students demand a fair, fully funded and equitable education system


In recent years, a lowering of the HELP repayment threshold has meant that students now face repaying their debts before earning enough to be considered a decent salary upon graduation.