NEXT STEP Mentoring Program
Would you like to mentor a student in 2014 to help them prepare for professional employment? If so, consider registering for the NEXT STEP Mentoring program!
The NEXT STEP Mentoring Program matches final and penultimate year students with Curtin alumni with at least three years industry experience.
The program has been running for five years and previous mentors have experienced many positive outcomes from their participation such as:
For more information about the program or if you are interested in being a mentor in the 2014 Next Step Mentoring Program, visit the NEXT STEP Mentoring Program website. Mentor registrations open mid-march.
Relay For Life Curtin - Make 2014 the year you commit to fighting cancer
Relay For Life Curtin is a community event hosted by Curtin University in conjunction with Cancer Council WA. On 18 October 2014, teams of 10 - 15 people will take it in turns to walk or run around a track for 24 hours, raising vital funds for cancer research, support and education. It’s not too early to get involved, team registrations are now open and getting in early will give you plenty of time to get your team together and fundraise. Register your team today at the Relay for Life website.
You can also follow Relay For Life Curtin on Facebook or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Commercial sponsors for the event are also being sought so why not show the community your socially responsible side and get some great promotional benefits while you’re at it!
A group of Curtin University journalism students and film, television and screen arts students have gathered stories about the Noongar culture to produce the fourth instalment of the award winning television series Noongar Dandjoo.
Anna Guerrero, Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing, Publishing & Journalism (2013), said the unit went beyond any other course work she had done in her degree. She says “At the end of the series I realised why it was called Noongar Dandjoo. It wasn’t just about gathering stories, it was about gathering people, non-indigenous people and indigenous people, people who in some way were doing their part to fight for Noongar culture.”
The fourth series of the television program, Noongar Dandjoo, will go to air on NITV at 8pm on Tuesday February 11. Now that NITV has joined with SBS the program will be seen free-to-air in Noongar country for the first time. DVD copies of the program will be available soon so please contact us if you would like a copy.
Embrace the New Year by getting more active
Want to be more active but restricted by a joint or muscle problem? Suffering from neck or back pain or postural problems? The Curtin physiotherapy student practitioners can help you.
The students assess and treat a variety of conditions including neck and back pain, headaches, post-surgical rehabilitation, sports injuries, arthritis and joint pain as well as injury rehabilitation.
The Physiotherapy Clinic has a fully-equipped rehabilitation gym and a professional treatment area. All treatments are supervised by expert physiotherapy clinicians and are priced at $25 for the initial visit and $20 for subsequent appointments. For more information, visit the Curtin Physiotherapy Clinic website.
Curtin joins the State League
The Curtin Soccer Club will join the State League Division Two next season. Offering access to the world game for all levels, the club caters for highly skilled and experienced players as well as beginners just starting out in the game.
Alumni willing to join the training can contact the Curtin Soccer Club for more information.
The perfect way to spend a warm summer evening
Curtin University is once again hosting Movies by Burswood. With a new movie showing every night, this is the best time of the year to enjoy a relaxed evening outdoors watching a great selection of movies with food and drinks available for purchase.
Movies by Burswood is run by a team of over 400 volunteers, with all profits going to local children’s charities including Riding for the Disabled, Starlight Children’s Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Wheelchairs for Kids, and Friends of Autism. Since beginning operations, they have raised over $3 million for their charity partners.
Check out the Movies by Burswood movie schedule now before the season ends on Monday 3 March.
Perth for Australian panache
According to the New York Times, Perth is amongst the top 10 places to visit this year. Well-known for its beaches, laid-back vibe and Aboriginal heritage, Australia’s fourth-largest city has been exhibiting the signs of a trendy transformation with the development of entertainment opportunities.
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