Student experiences

Learn about an Indigenous Graduate’s Experience

Sandra Hill is a Nyungar artist holding a Postgraduate Diploma in Visual Arts from Curtin Perth (2002) and uses her art as a way of dealing with her profound sense of loss and grief as a Stolen Generation survivor. Through her work, she addresses historical injustices while celebrating Indigenous resilience. Honoured with esteemed accolades, including the Red Ochre Award, her art carries profound narratives.

All students can engage with us on our social media:
Facebook: CASCurtin
Instagram: curtinlifeaustralia
YouTube: curtinlifeaustralia

Discover a Non-Indigenous Student’s Perspective


Join us for our Planet Positive Yarning Circle 6 May 2024

Time: 12 – 1pm

Venue: CAS Building 211 Courtyard

The Yarning Circle will be facilitated by Dr. Carol Dowling, a Badimaya/ Yamatji woman, renowned educator and advocate for Indigenous knowledge with 32 years’ experience in higher education.

Discover the power of yarning as a tool for learning, healing, and community building. Whether you’re a seasoned advocate or a new to Indigenous studies, this yarning circle offers a unique opportunity to broaden your perspective, forge meaningful connections, and contribute to positive change. Please register via the link.


Indigenous Nationals university games

Curtin participates in the annual Indigenous Nationals, a five-day sports competition and cultural spectacular that attracts hundreds of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from universities around Australia.

Indigenous students can compete in sports such as basketball, netball, touch rugby and volleyball. Known as the Deadly Kardaz, the Curtin team is made up of Indigenous Curtin students and staff from Perth and interstate.

Learn more the Indigenous Nationals on their website.

Remote and Indigenous community volunteering

The Remote and Indigenous Programs run by Curtin Volunteers! allow students to experience life in remote Australia, build positive relationships with community and assist with a diverse range of activities.

Remote programs include trips to Laverton, Leonora and Meekatharra. Metro-based programs include Clontarf Literacy Buddies and Clontarf Numeracy Buddies program. These programs connect Curtin volunteers with Clontarf Aboriginal College students to improve literacy and numeracy skills.

Deadly Mentoring Program

The CAS Deadly Mentoring Program is a free mentoring program available to all students studying at the centre. It’s designed for you to develop and grow and combines skill-building workshops with social activities. At theses ‘yarning circles’ students and recent graduates share insights and advice on studying at university. With four program days or ‘modules’ run throughout the year, we cover topics such as motivation, resilience, leadership, presentation skills and more.
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