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9 November 2020

Connect with other students through Deakin Buddies

We know that connecting with other students when you’re studying online can be a challenge. If you’re looking to meet people to study with and share your experiences, you can join Deakin Buddies – an app designed to connect you with other Deakin students.

Once you register for Deakin Buddies, you can search for other registered Deakin students who study the same units or course as you and who are living in the same local area.

Connecting with your peers can improve your learning in many ways. Studying with others can keep you motivated and improve your understanding of your studies. You can also use Deakin Buddies to build a network of friends and supporters. If someone shares your interests when it comes to studying, chances are you’ll have other things in common as well. 

Get the most out of Deakin Buddies

Follow our tips for getting the most out of Deakin Buddies and find out what works for you.

Writing a bio: When you’re writing your bio make sure you include what you’re hoping to get out of Deakin Buddies. It’s also a great idea to include a few things about what you’re like outside of your studies. Let them know about your work, goals, aspirations and interests.

Setting search criteria: Keep an open mind when you’re setting your search criteria. Once you’ve set your first preference of either course or units, think about widening the scope of your search and seeing what other potential buddies you can find.

Pick your top buddies: Once you’ve read over the bios of your potential buddies, pick out the five to ten that you feel would be the most compatible and send them a buddy request. If you don’t hear back in a few days, move on to your next choices.

Be proactive: If someone requests you to be their buddy, don’t wait for them to contact you, send them an email introducing yourself. Make sure you keep an eye on your Deakin inbox for buddy request emails and keep checking your notifications.

Join Deakin Buddies today and start searching.

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