St Catherine’s College to open at Curtin University

As part of a $300M development at Curtin University, St Catherine’s College has been chosen to open an innovative residential accommodation facility that builds on the traditions of the Oxford and Cambridge style Colleges.

St Catherine’s College at Curtin will offer its suite of world leading programs and services to 400 Curtin students from all over the world. A new type of accommodation offering, at Curtin University, this state-of-the-art facility will offer residents an all-inclusive package of accommodation and meals. However, what distinguishes it from other accommodation offerings is the intensive academic program and contemporary wellness programs which ensure students make friends, have a balanced approach to life and are successful, not only at university but into employment.


The Head of College, Fiona Crowe, is thrilled St Catherine’s has been selected by Curtin. She says, “Expanding to Curtin allows us to access the best of two leading universities which will allow our residents to embrace opportunities that will create knowledge sharing, cross campus collaboration and networking on an even more global scale.”

Hannah Rankin-Hume, studying a Bachelor of Science (Speech Pathology) at Curtin, currently resides at St Catherine’s in Crawley. “Travel has been a huge challenge for me over the past two years, but I really wanted to experience living in a College and I am so pleased I have persisted. St Cat’s has significantly enhanced my university experience, allowing me to access opportunities I would never have imagined.”


The project will add 1000 beds of which 400 will be at St Catherine’s.

St Catherine’s currently operates in Crawley as one of five residential Colleges associated with the University of Western Australia. With over 70 years of experience in running a successful College, St Catherine’s will now operate on two campuses at two different universities.

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