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22 March 2021

How are you finding uni? Help is here if you’re struggling

Starting uni is a pretty big deal – and it’s not always easy. The campuses are huge, sorting out your classes and study routines can be a challenge, and it may take a while to get to know people and feel like you belong.

Feeling overwhelmed or a bit anxious at the start is totally natural and very common. It’s important that you’re patient with yourself and give yourself time to adjust to integrated learning and unfamiliar environments.

Usually, you’ll start to feel better once you make some friends, get stuck into your course content, and become familiar with Deakin’s campuses and systems. Here’s some ways to make the transition easier:

Still feel adrift? There’s plenty of help available

If you find that you’re just not coping with uni, please don’t struggle on alone. There’s a range of services that can help you:

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