Food, drink and retail
G Mart: Curtin’s student-priced retailer and service centre. You can find all your student needs here in one spot, including stationery, uniforms, second hand books, printing, convenience items, discount movie tickets, dry-cleaning and Curtin’s favourite lolly wall.
The Tav: One of the Guild’s longest-running and best-loved venues. The beer garden is the ideal spot to catch up with friends and there are regular events, sundowners and live music. Head there for some home cooked pub food or when you’re in need of something a little stronger than coffee.
Angazi: It doesn’t just serve burgers and fries, but it’s pretty famous for them!
Concept Coffee Co: Curtin’s central coffee hub and meeting place with life-saving barista coffee and great food.
Mallokup Kiosk (the old Vege Patch): An exceptional outdoor space featuring gourmet rolls and slices.
Bubble Lab: Delicious bubble tea options next to the Tav.
Guild Cafe Engineering (Basement): 100% Halal, 100% delicious and student priced.
Guild Cafe Library (Bookmark Café): Home to delicious dumpling and ramen options, this cost-conscious and filling food outlet is made for those who need to refuel.
Guild Cafe Central (Main Café): Hosting the widest selection of food across campus, you’ll find amazing value hot meals and a comfortable space to meet up with friends.
George’s Kebabs: Located next to the Tav, George’s is a Curtin institution.
Don’t forget to present your current student sticker to get a discount!
For all the latest food specials and daily menus follow our Facebook page Food at Curtin.
To safe guard against burning a hole in your pocket take the following principles into account:
-Get your book list as soon as humanly possible
-As soon as you have your booklist, get what you can at G Mart—but keep in mind that year-specific texts change their content annually
-Unit texts are available in the library reserve section
-Texts that are “recommended” may be referred to only once or twice in a course
-To avoid a collection of expensive books you never use, delay buying your recommended texts until your first class to see what the lecturer/tutor says; alternatively, refer to the ones in the library in the short-term and purchase a copy if it becomes an increasingly useful resource
P.S. G Mart operates a second-hand book service, get in early to avoid buying a new book!
The gym has a large variety of equipment, a separate ladies-only gym, and a large group fitness area and spin room.
For more info check out http://life.curtin.edu.au/CurtinStadium.htm
Curtin Medical Centre
Your health makes a big difference to how easy or hard uni is for you. If you’re sick and exhausted all the time you’re not going to get the most out of your university experience. Duh.
Curtin Health Services are bulk-billed (which means free) for domestic students, and mostly covered by health insurance for international students. They offer health checks, STI screenings and a bunch of other useful stuff.
Staffed by doctors and nurses experienced in working with young adults, the centre provides bulk billed (i.e. free) services for all Medicare card holders. There is also a walk-in clinic most mornings for urgent medical problems.
For more info check out http://life.curtin.edu.au/health-and-wellbeing/health_services.htm
They’re located in Building 109, Level 1.
Hours: 8:30am–4:30pm, Monday to Friday
Phone: (08) 9266 7345
In an emergency call 000 for police and ambulance.
Health Science Clinics
Offers a range of allied health services including, but not limited to, physiotherapy, dental hygiene, and adult speech pathology for staff, students, and the general public at affordable prices.
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Offers students free, confidential access to counsellors—and they’re experts in all things mental health and study related.
For more info check out http://life.curtin.edu.au/health-and-wellbeing/counselling_services.htm
Professional Development opportunities for Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students.
This program aims at building research networks, keeping students informed of their rights and responsibilities as HDR students, and strengthening the postgrad community at Curtin.
Workshops and activities will be offered throughout the year, focusing on topics of interest for HDR students. Some of the workshops will include:
– Establishing the supervisor relationship
– Applying for grants
– What to include in your Annual Progress Report
– HDR mental health and wellbeing
Networking and social events will also be offered.
Stay tuned for more information—details of events will be posted on the Guild website.
Courses and Events
Get the most out of uni with our free and low cost events and affordable life skills and vocational training. Head to https://www.guild.curtin.edu.au/events to find out more.
Common free time
Every Wednesday from 12–2pm is kept free from compulsory student activities (i.e. classes), which makes it a great time to socialise with friends.
If you think that you have been unfairly scheduled a teaching activity during this time, contact your Student Guild and we’ll investigate it for you.