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16 September 2021

Take some time out to recharge before exams during DUSA Wellness Week

Welcome to the final weeks of Trimester 2! We know you’re all busy preparing for final assignments and exams right now, but remember it’s also really important that you’re taking frequent breaks to relax and prioritise your wellbeing.

That’s why during DUSA Wellness Week (Monday 20–Friday 24 September) we’re running a series of events to help you de-stress, take a breather and refocus on your self-care in the lead-up to the final assessment period.

Check out the full Wellness Week program on the DUSA website for details of fun activities you can join next week, and we look forward to seeing you at an event!

Spread some joy

Come along to this free workshop comprising a combination of restorative yoga, guided meditation, breath work and self-appreciation exercises. This session will teach you how to engage your parasympathetic nervous system (the body’s ‘rest and restore’ system) to allow you to process and relieve any built-up stress. We’ll also go through some reflective joy and gratitude exercises so you’ll finish the session feeling calm, clear and content. Please note registrations are essential.

Joyfulness Workshop
Monday 20 September, 2.30–3.30pm
Online via Zoom or at the Waurn Ponds Campus


Have a yarn

Join us for an afternoon of social chatter while you work on your current craft projects. Whether you spend your hours knitting toys, sewing clothes, folding origami, wood carving, handmaking jewellery or creating just about anything, we’re keen to see your handiwork!

Monday 20 September, 4–6pm
Online via Zoom


Chill out…

Take some time out to stretch your body and relax your mind in between your study sessions. Join us for one (or all!) of our meditation, yoga, pilates or office exercises sessions during the week, courtesy of our friendly instructors from DeakinACTIVE.

Or really work up a sweat!

DeakinACTIVE are also holding sessions to strengthen your core and amp up your fitness – join in for a great workout that will support your study posture and stamina!

If you really want to step up your fitness, join the DUSA and DeakinACTIVE Wellness Week Challenge too. The student who accumulates the most ‘moves’ during Wellness Week will win a Deakin Dragons prize pack and a $100 gift voucher, so sign up today! 

DeakinMOVES Wellness Week Challenge
Begins Monday 20 September 2021
Online via the DeakinMOVES app

Drop by for a chat

Gather some mates virtually – or make some new ones – and bring along a cuppa as we unwind amid the final assessment period with this lively social catch-up. A good chat and a good laugh solves many study woes!

Social chat
Tuesday 21 September, 7–8.30pm
Online via Zoom


Unleash your inner artist

Tap into your creative nature with our painting workshop! Everyone is welcome regardless of experience, so just bring along your paint kit and let your imagination run free.

Paint Workshop
Wednesday 22 September, 12–2pm
Online via Zoom


Test your wits with trivia

Join our Virtual Drag Queen Trivia night for an evening of colour and fun! Meet fellow students and form new friendships as you engage your grey matter – all you need to do is register below and bring yourself on the night. 

Virtual Drag Queen Trivia
Thursday 23 September, 7–8pm
Online via Zoom

Tune in and enjoy the show

The Deakin Voice club are hosting a fun-filled online concert to celebrate the end of Wellness Week. Bring your lunch, sit back and enjoy the performances from the comfort of home.

Deakin Voice Wellness Concert
Friday 24 September, 1–2.30pm
Online via Zoom


See you next week!

Visit the DUSA site for all Wellness Week event details and remember to keep an eye on DUSA’s Facebook and Instagram channels throughout the week for more fun and study inspiration.

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