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Items with Category: Student News April 2018

What’s been happening at the Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games 2018 is currently being held on the Gold Coast until Sunday 15 April 2018 and we’ve got a team of stellar student athletes competing! Deakin student Alexandra Eade won our first medal for the Games, taking home the gold in the Gymnastics Floor event. It’s Australia’s first…

Need to talk to someone?

Do you need to talk to someone? Are you struggling with uni, a relationship, loss or some other aspect of your life? You might not know that you can visit Deakin’s multifaith chaplains. Our chaplains and spiritual centres aren’t just for students who practise a…

Flu vaccinations now available at Deakin

Protect yourself from getting the flu this year. Our campus Medical Centres recommend a flu vaccination: it’s the best defence against Influenza and missing out on study, work and life because you’re sick. Vaccinations are now available on campus: they’re convenient and affordable, but they are…

Let’s Talk About X for SHAG Week

It’s no secret that discussing sexual health can be a bit of a taboo subject. Let’s face it: most people feel uncomfortable talking about it in an open setting. That’s why from Monday 16 – Friday 20 April 2018, we’re celebrating SHAG Week! And no,…

Win a ticket to sustainability speed mentoring

As you might have heard, sustainability is a big deal at Deakin. We’re therefore excited to announce that we’ve joined forces with United Nations Association of Australia (Victoria Division) to celebrate sustainability through an exciting and thought-provoking program of events called 17 SDGs in 2018.…

Deakin’s made some healthy changes – and you can too

Last year, Deakin launched the Food Charter to guide and promote a balanced and healthy approach to food and drink across all our campuses. Initiatives such as our composting trial at Waurn Ponds are just some of the way we’re changing the way we talk, think…

Take our survey about your drinking habits to win $100

The survey will close on Sunday 22 April 2018. We’re surveying students about their alcohol consumption, and you could score $100 just for taking part. As part of research conducted by the Faculty of Health, the VicHealth Alcohol Culture Change Project questionnaire aims to understand…

Your Cloud Campus support services

Now that you’ve settled in to your studies you might be feeling a little challenged by all the different demands on your time. Balancing your day-to-day responsibilities with your education can be tough, but as a Cloud Campus student you’ve got access to student support…

How to successfully collaborate online

Collaborating online with your fellow Cloud Campus students can sometimes be a challenging process. You might be working on an assessment with classmates living interstate or overseas, using technology that you’re not entirely familiar with. Fortunately, Deakin provides digital study tools to facilitate online group…

Access the essential news for free from the Library

You’ve probably heard that you can now read the Australian, the Herald Sun and the Geelong Advertiser for free as a Deakin student. It’s quick and easy to register, and you’ll get access to all desktop and mobile content for these newspapers, as well as…

Staying motivated as a Cloud Campus student

Deakin’s Cloud Campus enables you to plan your learning experience around your life. It’s essential to develop study habits that work for you in order to stay motivated and maintain a healthy balance. As we hit mid-trimester, here are some ways to stay driven and…

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