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Student News February 2018

Week 1 on Deakin Res with Joel and Eliza

You probably know that Deakin has a number of residences across our campuses, but what’s it actually like to live on Res? Almost 800 students call the Waurn Ponds Campus home across three colleges – Barton, Alfred Deakin and Parkes. Deakin Res recently welcomed everyone for…

Represent your campus at the Campus Clash!

Last year, the very first DUSA Campus Clash was held at the Waurn Ponds Campus – Geelong and Burwood battled it out across a range of physical activities with Geelong claiming the cup for 2017. This year, the Clash is on again with a small…

Creating a more compassionate world: Miranda’s experience in Nepal

In December, a group of Deakin students travelled to Nepal as part of Global Environmental Placement tour. This placement is a special opportunity made possible by social entrepreneur Stephanie Woollard and her humanitarian business Seven Women, as well as Hands On Development, a company which…

Sharing the love of cricket at the International Student Academy

Over the summer, a group of lucky international students at Deakin experienced Big Bash cricket up-close, playing on hallowed grounds, watching their heroes and forging strong friendships. In a partnership between Deakin, DUSA and Cricket Victoria, the International Student Academy visited Deakin in November and December…

It’s Lunar New Year: Happy Year of the Dog!

Friday 16 February is Lunar New Year – it’s the first day of the traditional lunar calendar, a calendar determined by the position of the moon. It’s also known as Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, and has been celebrated for centuries around the world by…

Congratulations to Jakara Anthony, Winter Olympic finalist!

On Sunday night, Deakin student Jakara Anthony competed in the Freestyle Mogul Skiing at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. She made the Super Final and finished 4th overall.  While she narrowly missed out on a medal, this is the highest result…

All the colours of the rainbow from Pride March

The hot weather last Sunday did not deter over 40 Deakin staff, students, friends and family from joining in the Midsumma Pride March. This annual event has a large following with over 200 organisations registering to join the March in 2018! It was a fabulous…

Protect yourself with Stay Smart Online

We’re increasingly living our lives online, but are you taking adequate precautions? It’s the start of a new year: take stock of your online profile and habits now by visiting Stay Smart Online. Stay Smart Online is a government website which has advice on how to…

Visit FooMoo, Burwood’s new pop-up cafe

If your leftovers are dwindling or you’re in extra need of a coffee hit, we’ve got you covered. Introducing FooMoo, a pop-up café located on the ground floor of Building BC in Burwood that brings to life the five guiding principles of our new Food…

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