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What did students wish they knew before starting university?

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The first weeks of University are usually a time to find your way around campus and set yourself up for the years ahead. To help new students not make the same mistakes they did, current Curtin students have shared what they wished they knew before starting university.

A male student smiling “I wish I knew I could buy second-hand books. Textbooks can be quite expensive and when I started Uni, I thought I could only buy them at the Co-op shop. Knowing it, it would have saved me money I could have spent on other Uni material.” – Max, Tourism and Hospitality and Marketing
A female student smiling “I wish I knew how much independence is expected from University students – especially with regards to research. Not all the information you need can be found in lecture notes, and doing research beyond your notes is super helpful.” – Veena, Speech Pathology
A female student smiling “I wish I knew more about the on-campus activities and programs so I could’ve joined them earlier. There are a range of facilities at Curtin that I have definitely made the most of in my final year.” – Olivia, Human Resource Management and Management
A female student smiling “I wish I knew the study help opportunities available to students, such as UniPass, Vygo, and Studiosity.  They are such a great resource to gather feedback on an assignment draft or clarify unit concepts with experienced tutors!” – Hayley, Accounting and Law

Use these tips to start your University experience on the best note possible!

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