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Student News November 2018

Thunderstorm asthma is a serious risk and it might affect you

With spring comes wind, storms and increased pollen which can be a nightmare if you’re prone to asthma, hay fever or allergies. There’s also the risk of thunderstorm asthma, an epidemic activated by a particular combination of small fragments of grass pollen carried in the…

Why you should watch a Boomers game – and how to win free tickets

Chelsea D’Angelo (second from right) is a new recruit for the Boomers and a Deakin law student – she’s been playing basketball since she was 8 years old and has dreams of representing Australia at the Olympics or the World Cup. After playing for state…

Introducing your 2019 DUSA Student Council

The new Student Council for 2019 has been announced! With a spread of students from all Deakin campuses this council is ready to be the voice of students and commence their leadership roles in 2019 with enthusiasm, gusto and passion! President: Jean-Marc Kurban Vice President:…

Find your Study Buddies

Are you looking to connect with other Cloud Campus students? The Deakin Study Buddies program is now open for Trimester 3. Connecting with other Cloud Campus students who are studying the same units as you can improve your learning in many ways. To make it…

Which mentor program is right for you?

No-one knows what it’s like to be a student like others students do. This is one of the reasons that peer mentoring – when one experienced student helps another student – is such an important part of Deakin. There are more than 20 different Students…

5 ways the library will help you succeed at Deakin

There’s a lot to learn when you first start at university: which rooms your classes are in, who your lecturers are, which café serves the best coffee. If you want to hit the ground running and be a successful student, one thing you don’t want…

Career resources for Cloud Campus students

Cloud Campus students all have different levels of career experience. You could be taking your career to the next level or you might be starting out on a new path. Either way, you’re going to want to start developing your career opportunities as soon as…

New vending machines are coming to all campuses

Hangry? You’ll soon meet some colourful and convenient friends on campus: Deakin’s new vending machines. As part of the Deakin Food Charter and our work to give the Deakin community quality food and drink options all day every day, the new machines will be popping…

Need help with your T3 units? Join CloudPASS

You have to study, so why not study in a group led by a student who has successfully completed your unit? It’s a great way to ensure that you’re studying the right things the right way, and to bounce your ideas and your questions off…

Gender transition support for Deakin students

Deakin is committed to diversity in the higher education sector and we have an ambition to be a leading LGBTIQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer) inclusive educator and employer. Today, we take a significant step forward on this journey. We are pleased to launch…

Congratulations to our Students Helping Students Awards recipients

On Wednesday 26 September 2018 at the Waterfront Campus, Deakin celebrated the achievements of some of our most outstanding peer mentors at the Students Helping Students (SHS) Awards. Peer mentoring is an integral part of Deakin and contributes to an atmosphere of community, confidence and…

Counselling for Cloud Campus students

Towards the end of trimester many Cloud Campus students feel like they need some extra support. Exams can really add a lot of extra pressure to a student’s life, especially when you have other responsibilities vying for your attention. If you feel like you need…

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