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18 November 2021

Want some study companions in T3? Join Deakin Buddies to connect with like-minded students online

Will you be studying exclusively online this trimester? We know that connecting with other students can pose a challenge in this instance. 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. 

Four ways you can get the most out of Deakin Buddies

Follow our tips below as you get started with Deakin Buddies and see what works best for you.

  1. Write a bio
    When you write 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 your potential buddies know about your work, goals, aspirations and interests.
  2. Set search criteria
    While it’s not a bad idea to identify what you’re hoping to find in a potential buddy, try to 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.
  3. Pick your top buddies 
    Got your search results? Great! Once you’ve read over the bios of your potential buddies, choose five to ten that you feel would be most compatible with you and send them a buddy request. If you don’t hear back in a few days, don’t worry! Simply move on to your next choices.
  4. Be proactive
    If someone requests you to be their buddy, don’t wait for them to contact you. Send them an email to introduce yourself. Make sure you keep an eye on your Deakin inbox for buddy request emails and keep checking your notifications regularly – your new buddies are waiting to connect with you.

Join Deakin Buddies today and start searching!

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