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15 February 2024

Respect Week celebrates our unique strengths – apply now to be a student performer!

‘Respect’ is a word we hear a lot and it’s one of Deakin’s core values. But what does it really mean and how do we demonstrate it every day? How do other people know that we respect them?

To respect someone is ‘to show regard or consideration for them’ and ‘to hold them in esteem or honour’. So, basically, it’s about being a good person and treating others well. Simple, right?

Well, not always. Relationships can be complicated, so that’s why we’re embracing ‘Respect at Uni Week’. We think it’s up to all of us to create a physical and online environment that’s nurturing, safe and supportive for everyone. 

Be part of Respect at Uni Week

Our communities should be safe and free from violence. That’s why Victorian universities annually join forces for Respect at Uni Week, which this year runs from Monday 18 to Friday 22 March. For 2024, we’re keen to simultaneously celebrate cultural diversity while promoting the importance of respect, inclusion, and the prevention of sexual harm in our campuses, online spaces, and broader communities.

Register as a student performer at your campus!

We’re on the lookout for student performers to be featured during Respect Week 2024, and are really excited to showcase the talents and diverse cultures of Deakin students at our on-campus events! We’re seeking dancers, singers, musicians, DJs and emcees, with a focus on celebrating cultures around the world, to perform on each campus on the dates below:

Please complete this short form to register your Expression of Interest. We’ll be in touch with you by the end of February to let you know if you’ll be on the Respect Week line-up!

Other things you can do

It’s up to all of us to challenge views that condone violence, disrespect, power imbalances and inequity. Here’s how:

Where to get support

We’re always here to help you. Deakin has excellent free and confidential services, including:

There are also external support services, including 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732), which provides 24/7 information, counselling and support for people affected by family violence and sexual harm. In an emergency, always call Victoria Police on Triple Zero (000).

The Respect at Uni Campaign is an initiative of the Victorian Tertiary Primary Prevention Network, involving universities from across the state of Victorian in promoting respect and preventing sexual harm within higher education.  

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