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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.

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.

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.

50 Years of the Guild: Spotlight on the successful alumni of Curtin, Joel Shepherd


Joel Shepherd is a successful Australian science fiction author, most well-known for his ‘Cassandra Kresnov’ and ‘Spiral Wars’ series.

50 years of the Guild: Standing up for student unions with ‘05’s Rikki Hendon


Guild's former Education Vice-President (2005) shares her insights and experiences.

50 years of the Guild: In conversation with ’75 to ‘78’s Treasurer, Tony Tilenni


Guild Treasurer (1975-1978) Tony Tilenni shares insights about the Guild in the mid-to-late 70s,

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.

50 years of the Guild: The student’s president of the 21st century, Jonathon Saw


Guild President (2000) Jonathon Saw shares his story about leading the Guild into the 21st century.

50 Years of the Guild: Spotlight on the successful alumni of Curtin, Deanne Cheuk


Former Grok designer Deanne Cheuk shares about her early influences at Curtin and how she worked towards the success she’s achieved today.

50 Years of the Guild: Spotlight on the successful alumni of Curtin, Peter Mitchell


From studying theatre to dedicating his life to working in the community and social services sector, hear Peter Mitchell's story as told by none other than his daughter Luisa, our very own Grok Magazine editor.

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Referencing - Student Assist advice series


Referencing. The cornerstone to a higher education.

Letter to the VC: STUDENT DEMANDS COVID-19


The petition makes three key demands of the university which reflect the significant academic, financial, and mental toll the COVID19 crisis is having on students.

2020 Diary Cover designed by Matthew Wong


When designer, illustrator and letterer Matthew Wong created the cover artwork for the 2020 Curtin Student Guild diary he drew inspiration from the Curtin community.

MEET STAR, YOUR 2020 WOMEN'S DEPARTMENT OFFICER


I hope to achieve a strong community with female-identifying students, deliver vibrant events and open opportunities in my effort to build the networks of the Curtin Women’s Department.

MEET MAY, YOUR 2020 POSTGRADUATE STUDENT COMMITTEE PRESIDENT


Currently completing a PhD in the School of Public Health with a project that’s looking at blood vessel disease in the brain and retina. May loves cooking—especially baking sourdough—and more recently spin classes at the gym.

MEET CHEYENNE, YOUR 2020 INDIGENOUS DEPARTMENT OFFICER


Cheyenne hopes to continue to grow awareness for Indigenous students’ individual rights and wellbeing.

MEET DYLAN, YOUR 2020 ACCESSIBILITY DEPARTMENT OFFICER


The Guild is the best way to improve your experience at University. It’s important to invest time into getting involved in clubs—which the Guild provides the resources to function. If you need help and don’t know where to find it—Student Assist is here! The Guild also runs events that we try and make accessible and fun.

MEET AMELIA, YOUR 2020 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COMMITTEE (ISC) PRESDIENT


We’re making sure that every single issue—big or small—that matters to our students are [being] heard and taken into consideration in the university decision making.

MEET BRY, YOUR 2020 QUEER DEPARTMENT OFFICER


I’m hoping to make a difference for our LGBTQIA+ students by providing ways for them to socialise and make friends with each other, and to help build the QD community into an amazing social support for those struggling with being queer on campus.

MEET JERU, YOUR 2020 FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES


In my first year of Pharmacy I was voted in as one of the First-Year representatives for Western Australia Pharmacy Students Association (WAPSA). I had an amazing experience and made so many friends through my position. The year after I became the Second-Year rep as well.