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11 September 2020

Explore these resources and succeed in your online studies

What support do you need right now? As we enter the second half of trimester, you might be looking for support with your assessments, tips on preparing for your exams, or advice on maintaining your wellbeing. We’ve put together a list of Deakin services and resources that you can use to better your chances of study success. Take a look and see if any of these offerings work for you.


How many times have you needed support with an assessment outside of business hours? Smarthinking is a free service where you can access writing feedback and online tutoring 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can work with tutors who specialise in a range of disciplines, in real-time and from any location, at any time of the day. If you want a Smarthinking tutor to look over a draft of an assignment, we recommend you send it to them at least three days before the due date. You can learn more about this service on the study support webpage.

Deakin guide to referencing

One of the most essential resources for Deakin students is the Deakin guide to referencing. This academic skills guide covers everything from why referencing is important, to how to integrate information and ideas from sources into your writing. You can also find a breakdown of how to set up popular styles of referencing.

Study workload planner

What does your study schedule look like? You can use our study workload planner to block out time for study, family, work, sleep and any other important part of your life. It’s a great way to find a balance between your life commitments and your studies.

Cloudy – a resilience building toolkit

How do you build your resilience? Cloudy is a resilience toolkit that you can use to find out your current level of wellness, and then access articles and habit builders to raise your level of resilience.

Using Cloudy for 10 minutes each day will go a long way to developing your own personal resilience toolkit. Join Cloudy and start building your resilience today.

Deakin Buddies

How do you meet other students when you’re studying online? Deakin Buddies is a web tool you can use to find other Deakin students who are interested in sharing their learning experience. You can search for students studying the same course or units and for people living in your local area. Join Deakin Buddies today.

Student Central

Remember, if you have any questions about your studies or your enrolment you can contact Student Central. Click on ‘submit an enquiry’ and search for useful information, send an email or call the dedicated line for Cloud Campus students, 13 DEAKIN or 13 3325. If you’re outside Australia, dial +61 3 924 46333.

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