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START's programs and initiatives

Find out about the Student Transition and Retention Team's (START) programs and initiatives to help students transition into university and successfully complete their studies.

START programs

New to Curtin Mentoring Program

In the New to Curtin Mentoring Program, senior students provide support and advice to new students making the transition into university. Go to the New to Curtin Mentoring Program.

UniPASS program

The UniPASS program at Curtin is a voluntary, peer-facilitated, cooperative, academic assistance program that targets historically difficult courses and assists in the transition and retention of first and/or second year students. Go to UniPass program.

Ally Program

The Curtin Ally Program aims to foster a university culture inclusive of sexual and gender diversity, in line with Curtin's policies and values. Go to Ally program.

START initiatives

Orientation and student activities

START coordinates O-Week at the start of each semester. Orientation (or O-Week) provides new students with a fun and informative way of preparing them for uni. Go to Orientation for more information.

International students returning home

This online guide is for international students returning home after completing their studies.  It provides advice on visas, travel arrangements, getting your affairs in order, resettling back home and finding employment. Go to International students returning home.

Living in Perth and WA student guide

This online guide is for students who are new to Perth and WA, particularly international students. It provides information on getting around, everyday life and things to do and see. Go to Living in Perth and WA student guide.

Student wellbeing hotline

To support the welfare and learning of Curtin students, START has established a student wellbeing hotline and email address. Students are put in touch with a Student Wellbeing Advisor. Go to Student Wellbeing services.

New to Curtin Facebook

START facilities a Facebook site for students beginning study at Curtin. It is targeted at international students, remote/regional students and students at our regional campuses to improve their transition to university life. Check out the Connect 4 program run in the four weeks after each O-Week – it provides real time advice and support for all students, especially those studying online. Go to the New to Curtin Facebook page.