Campus events and activities
We have a range of campus events and activities that helps to get you involved, have fun and stay on track at Curtin Singapore.
Currently, we have a total of 10 Curtin student clubs.
Students interested to join our student clubs can email us at Campus.Events@curtin.edu.sg to find out more.
Curtin Student Clubs
Curtin Virtual Amazing Race, also known as CVAR20, was our very first Virtual Race hosted by Curtin Singapore.
The main objective of CVAR20 was to promote cohesion, communication, negotiation, coordination, and decision making amongst Curtin Singapore staff and students through team building activities. Most importantly, it was intended to be a bonding event for all of Curtin to have fun together.
The registration for CVAR20 was opened to staff, students, and friends of Curtin Singapore.
Record Breaking competition
In total, our gamemasters were very pleased to have received about 1,624 submissions from the participants.
Participants had covered a total of more than 340 KMs in a week, which was more than the total KMs of our MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) Railway. This was almost half the size of our Curtin Singapore campus!
Truly an amazing race!
Certainly, this event had shown that despite the social distancing and isolation required by the current state of events, it was entirely possible to have fun in a virtual amazing race. Our gamemasters and team had thoroughly enjoyed this CVAR20 journey with our participants, and we too, look forward to having more of such events in the future!
John Curtin Day
JCW has its origins in John Curtin Day, a celebration of the day John Curtin became Prime Minister of Australia on 7 October 1941. John Curtin Day was first held in 1998, with medals being handed out to those who demonstrate John Curtin’s values of vision, leadership and community service.
Turning values into action
In 1999, students and staff began doing community service on John Curtin Day. Within a year, this became ‘John Curtin Weekend’. From the initial 8 communities that opened their hearts and homes in 2002, there are now more than 40 participating towns and 500+ volunteers globally.
Who is John Curtin
John Curtin (1885–1945) was Prime Minister of Australia during World War II, and many consider him to be our greatest leader. He was known for his humility and belief in the future of the Australian people. This was exemplified by the introduction of pensions as a social safety net, even as our nation faced invasion. His mission to advance knowledge through technology and enrich culture through community education is an inspiration for John Curtin Weekend.
For more information about the amazing life of John Curtin, please visit the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library.
Get involved at Curtin Singapore
Want to be part of the action? JCW takes place annually in September so do keep a lookout as more information will be sent to your email closer to date. Should you like to enquire more on JCW, you may reach out to Campus.Events@curtin.edu.sg.