A range of general and specific outreach activity goes on at Curtin. Our different programs accommodate individuals or groups, as we engage on or off campus to offer an opportunity for potential university students to gain inspiration and information as they consider tertiary education.
The Curtin AHEAD team works with equity stakeholders, schools and community members to create higher education aspirations among under-represented groups and individuals.
Funded under the Australian Government’s Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program in 2013; Curtin AHEAD complements the University’s focus on raising higher education aspirations in schools.
Curtin AHEAD is committed to creating sustainable partnerships with groups that have not traditionally been outreach targets including Indigenous groups, disengage youth, humanitarian entrants, residents in corrective services and individuals in regional and remote communities.
An opportunity for school or community groups with an interest in science to visit Curtin to view state-of-the-art facilities, experience demonstrations and participate in hands-on activities. Alternatively Science Outreach team members can visit you to provide a science and university talk, hands-on activities in a range of science subjects, and interactive science demonstrations.
Have you ever wondered exactly what it is that engineers do? Come and find out at one of our many outreach programs. Curtin Engineering Outreach coordinate a range of on-campus workshops, programs and competitions with the help of Curtin engineering student mentors. We also run incursions for schools in robotics, coding and physics. Curtin Engineering outreach activities are designed to expose primary and secondary students, teachers and parents to the world of engineering and its various disciplines.
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME)
The Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) is a dynamic education program that trains university students as mentors to support Indigenous high school students define their own aspirations and transition into university, employment or further education at the same rate as all Australian students.