Prove your humanity

If there’s one struggle all Curtin students can relate to, it has to be finding a good quality study spot. In the last 3 years, I’ve photographed, filmed and even once slept overnight on campus. If there was anything good that could come from those days of sweat and tears, other than my actual degree, I’m glad I can offer you this. Here are my top 3 favourite study areas on our Bentley campus.

Curtin Medical School, 410

Why go to a library that always smells like food, is noisy and crowded and has stinky toilets when there’s a modern and well-kept building not too far away?

Convenience: 4.5/5
Has ample charging ports for your devices, but is on the top end of the campus (across the road from Angazi). There’s a yellow carpark right in front of the building.

Cleanliness: 5/5
Toilets are new and clean.

Quietness: 3.5/5++
The second and third floors are busiest. Although there isn’t a silent zone, it’s surprisingly generally quiet all ‘round.

Source: Screenshot from Curtin University’s YouTube video: Curtin Medical School – Building 410

Common Ground Café (Building 104, next to the Main Café)

If you love the soft sound of people chatting away over a cup of coffee in the background as you cram, then you’re going to love this spot. Tucked away from the main Guild area, the Common Ground is an excellent place to get some work done.

Convenience: 4/5
It’s right next to the Main Café. There’s only one charging port, though (at a two-seater table next to the counter), so you need to prep before coming in.

Cleanliness: 3/5

Quietness: 2.5/5

Lush Seating Area (behind Vin Davies Building 303)

If you’ve ever taken the bus to campus, you’ve probably walked past this and completely missed it. Tucked away in between buildings, it’s one of the only quiet outdoor spots on campus with ample seats.

Convenience: 2/5

As it’s outdoors, there are no charging ports. Toilets are in the buildings nearby, but it’s probably safest to avoid leaving your things unattended if you do go.

Cleanliness: 5/5

Surprisingly enough, even though it’s outdoors there are not many people there. So, it’s generally quite clean (other than the leaves and bird sh*t … but hello, it’s outdoors).

Quietness: 5/5