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Items with Category: Student News May 2018

How to start your assignment (especially if you’re procrastinating)

Do you have an assignment due but you’re not too sure where to start? Deakin’s Assignment Planner can help you! This handy tool is designed to assist you by breaking down your assignment into manageable stages. Just enter the relevant dates for your assignment and…

Where to go if you need mental health support

All week, we’ve been talking about mental health for University Mental Health Day (Tuesday 1 May 2018). We’ve explored the variety of lifestyle factors that can affect your mental health, and some of the strategies and support services available to you to ease the pressure. …

Things that will make your life easier on campus

Did you know that you can post your mail on campus? Or that you can charge your phone in a Deakin locker? Or that you can bring your own lunch to uni and heat it up? You may not have seen them, but there’s actually…

Show your colours at Pride Week

DUSA’s Pride Week is nearly here and it’s the perfect excuse to ditch your regular clothes and bring out more colourful attire!   From Monday 14 – Friday 18 May, Pride Week will be lighting up Deakin campuses in a rainbow to celebrate remembrance, love, acceptance…

Why healthy food and exercise affect how you feel

We don’t mean to sound like your mum, but it’s true: healthy food and exercise can dramatically improve your mood. But let’s be honest, most university student diets consist of two-minute noodles, beers and chocolate energy bars. Is this you? What’s the last thing you…

Come along to ‘The Stories That Shape Us’, a night celebrating diversity

Diversity is not always obvious. Personal attributes, experiences and circumstances intersect in our lives.  Diversity @ Deakin: The Stories that Shape Us is a special event celebrating diversity. You’ll hear from three speakers, Jacki ‘Jax’ Brown, advocate for disability rights, Dr Adele Murdolo, Executive Director of the…

Get 3 PT sessions for only $89 at DeakinACTIVE

Ever wanted to work out with a personal trainer like the pros, but always thought it was too expensive? Now’s your chance! Our new campus gyms, DeakinACTIVE, are offering a great deal this month to help you kick-start your fitness! You can get 3 PT…

How to access the Library in the Cloud Campus

Have you had a chance to explore all the services and resources the Library has to offer? As a Cloud Campus student, accessing the Deakin Library is as easy as signing on. Free digital newspaper subscriptions You can catch up on current events with a…

Are you struggling with money or rent?

Not a day goes by without an article in the news about the rising cost of living in Victoria. But we know it’s particularly hard for students. And it can be really difficult to make ends meet when you’re concentrating on your studies and you…

Why referencing is so important – and how to do it properly

One of our most common searches here on the blog is ‘how to reference’. So you probably already know that referencing is very important! In academic writing, you must reference all sources you utilise for your assignments, including: words and ideas, facts, images, videos, audio,…

Do you feel anxious about succeeding at uni?

The biggest source of anxiety for students is achieving good marks. There, we’ve said it.  Whether or not this is true for all, it’s certainly a reality for most young people who are studying. The pressure to do well, to get top grades, to get…

Connect with people around you for Uni Mental Health Day

You probably already know that anxiety, depression and mental health issues are very common among university students. Too common. Maybe you’ve got a friend who has been struggling. Or maybe it’s you that’s not coping. But it’s not something you have to deal with on…

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