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In collaboration with the Curtin University Alumni Chapter Indonesia, the Alumni & Community Relations team organised a “Back to Curtin” Bentley Campus trip for Curtin graduates from Indonesia. Over two days, the graduates participated in professional development workshops, networked with Curtin professional and academic staff and enjoyed a campus tour and lunch at the Centre for Aboriginal Studies.

Curtin Vice-Chancellor, Professor Deborah Terry AO, delivered an update on the University’s recent highlights and mingled with the visitors, along with several senior staff members, over morning tea.

The Back to Curtin trip provided an opportunity for graduates to explore Perth and return to where they undertook their studies.

Overview of each day

Day one: Thursday 7 February included a whole day of Professional Development Workshops presented by Curtin staff:

  • Dr Dorothy Wardale, Senior Lecturer from School of Management: Leading High Performing Teams – view copy of the presentation
  • Hillary Lambert, Portfolio Manager, Place Activation: Place Activation on Curtin Campus – view copy of the presentation
  • Jim Wyatt, Strategic Project Officer, Innovation Central: From Smart Campus to Smart City: how Innovation Central is leading the next generation of projects beyond lights, parking and bins – view copy of the presentation

Day two: Friday 8 February

  • The Vice-Chancellor welcomed alumni back to campus and Perth, delivered an update on the University’s recent highlights and significant developments and mingled with alumni over morning tea
  • Grads visited the HIVE
  • Experienced lunch at the Centre for Aboriginal Studies
  • Erika Beazley, Director of Alumni & Advancement Services presented each graduate with a certificate of participation (from the PD workshops the day prior)
  • The group went on a campus tour, visiting the Creative Quarter, the Library, the trading room, the Agency and Medical School.