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Curtin University
Note to staff

18 December 2015


HEPPP success

The Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) aims to ensure that capable students from low SES backgrounds have the opportunity to study at university.

Next year Curtin will receive $4.7 million in HEPPP funding for initiatives to improve undergraduate access, and retention and completion rates, for students from low SES backgrounds.

Curtin’s HEPPP funding allocation for 2016 has increased year on year, despite the total pool available actually decreasing. The increase reflects our performance in attracting and retaining low SES students and is a testament to the effort of the Ethics, Equity and Social Justice team and everyone who works to support students in this area.

Curtin taps into ‘the force’

The University has developed a Star Wars themed advertisement to coincide with the release of the new and hugely anticipated film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The ad screened at a midnight session of the film on Wednesday night and received cheers from the audience, so look out for it when you visit the cinema this summer.

Holiday season

I know many staff are starting their holidays today, and I wish you all a happy and safe break from work.  Thank you all for your huge contributions to the University this year, and I look forward to working with you in 2016.




  1. Paul Nicholls December 18, 2015 3:06pm

    I attended the Star Wars movie last night with a couple of young Jedi’s and the crowd reaction was excellent #curtinnovation #OB1 #geekfromwayback

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