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Trimester 1 Edition 1 2016

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Welcome Back Week – a student’s perspective

Student getting started

First day of university was terrifying; I had no idea what to wear, what to bring or what to eat, let alone who to sit with. I felt intimidated by the people, the buildings and everything in between, just like […]

Cloud Orientation – Plus4 sessions 


Our pilot Cloud Orientation program continues for the next four weeks as part of Plus4. We have lots of competitions and session running to ensure you make a great start.  […]

Plus4 DUSA Passport Challenge … your passport to some great prizes.

Plus 4 - events

Plus4 will run for until the end of Week 4 across all campuses and includes sensational events with live music, clubs & societies, free food, give-aways, student services, faculty information and free seminars. Plus4 is your passport to information, fun, free food […]

Respect. Now Always. coincides with free ‘The Hunting Ground’ screenings

Resepct Now Always

At Deakin we recognise that even one incident of sexual assault or harassment is one too many.  The Respect. Now. Always. campaign highlights Deakin’s determination to ensure that all students and staff are safe from such behaviour and to remind you […]

Harmony Day – Let’s celebrate diversity


Harmony Day, 21 March celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. It’s a celebration of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home – from the traditional owners of this land to […]

Farmers market a fresh event for Whitehorse 


The Burwood Whitehorse Community Chest is very excited and proud to be holding a monthly Farmers’ Market at Deakin, which is set to become the largest of its kind in Melbourne.

Getting started

Get connected


During the first few weeks of Trimester 1, you will meet many friendly students in orange T-shirts with ‘Got a question? Ask me’ written on the back. These are student volunteers who are part of the Connect Leadership program.

Be prepared for Uni with UniStart! 


Commencing study at university for the first time or returning to study after a long break can be a mixture of excitement and anxiety about what is expected to succeed. Commonly asked questions are: Will I understand? How will I […]

Getting involved – a student’s perspective

Deakin Indigenous Dragons

Just saying that I was terrified does little justice to my feelings. For I had moved to Burwood – four long hours away from my home, family and friends, in a small country town – to study at Deakin University. […]

Study corner

Writing Mentor Jane Evans shares her studying insights

It Help on demand

Writing Mentors are experienced students who provide free personalised study support to all students. Jane Evans is a Burwood-based Writing Mentor currently studying a Master of Teaching at Deakin University. What are you studying and what do you like about […]

Accessing your Units in Tri 1

Your online learning environment has undergone some improvements starting from Tri 1 2016. The new unit Home page has refined navigation and introduced some new tools to improve student engagement.

Welcome from Study Support!
Writing mentors

Welcome to Tri 1!  If you have just started Uni or are returning to study, you might have a few questions. The Study Support team have Language and Learning Advisers (LLAs) and Writing Mentors ready to assist you throughout your studies. We are located […]

Interact with Watson

Watson - ask me a question

Got questions? Ask Watson! by Laura Soding IBM Watson exists to make your life as a student easier. Watson is accessible through DeakinSync You can ask Watson questions and get tailored answers: Available 24/7 on DeakinSync Immediate responses Watson uses the Deakin website […]

Stay on track at Deakin

Now that you have attended O Week and had a feel of life at Uni, you probably also know that your studies are a priority. You need to stay on track of lectures, tutorials, assignments and everything else you need to – […]

 Deakin Learning Centres – a great study environment
Werribee Learning Centre

My name is La-Rue de Vries. I am a mature-age student in my second year of studying Social Work at Deakin University. I first came into the Werribee Learning Centre around February last year. From the moment I walked into the centre, […]

Library news
Library girl reading

The start of the academic year is an exciting time! Whether you’re new to Deakin or a returning student – make the most of your Library, the heart of the University. There’s a lot to explore at the Library: comfortable spaces […]

Access course software from anywhere, at any time

You can now access course-related software on your own computer, tablet or smartphone – from anywhere, at any time. Deakin has launched Apps on Demand, a cloud-based service that includes more than 70 applications that were previously only available to […]

Social Business Group internship in India – open for applications!


Interested in an internship of a different kind? You could be sent you out to a rural village in Southern India where you will spend a month responding to the needs of the locals. The 40K Globe – Social Business Group […]

Sporting News

Elite sports precinct ready to break new records…

The first stage of the new Deakin Elite Sports Precinct opened at our Waurn Ponds Campus earlier this month. The $8.1 million new precinct has been developed to provide state of the art world-class facilities for Exercise and […]

Do not miss the Uni Games – a student’s perspective
Deakin Dragons

University Games is sporting mecca. Each year hundreds of universities from across the country descend on one Australian city for a week of pure sport, competition and teamwork. The Uni Games are also like a cheeky ‘holiday’ during term, where […]

Boomers call time on a successful seasonWomen in sport - Melbourne Boomers 23

By Melanie Orvis Saturday 20 February saw the Deakin Melbourne Boomers play their last game for the  2015/2016 WNBL season. This season has been one of the most successful years for the club despite not reaching the finals.

Deakin Life

Shine a light on your DUSA club on DeakinSync to win big time

Member of a DUSA club? Here’s your chance to make your club shine! Just follow your Club on DeakinSync Communities. Make sure the name of your club on DeakinSync is the same as the name under DUSA. If your club […]


Survive uni by saying ‘yes’ to Advocacy & Welfare – a student’s perspective

Sometimes at university, life, relationships, family, study, finance and even geography, take over. Things become difficult, stressful, or just hard to balance. During my study, I’ve been against all odds and it was DUSA’s Advocacy and Welfare services that allowed […]

Personal mobile therapist keeps watch on blue moods


‘BlueWatch’ is a free, app-based program that builds resilience and wellbeing. A personalised mobile therapist developed by Deakin University psychology experts that could be one of the answers to treating depression

Free legal help for Deakin studentsFree-Legal-Help-Strip

Do you have unpaid fines? Do you have questions about your student visa? Trouble getting your landlord to fix things in your house? Have you signed any contracts, such as an employment contract or a tenancy agreement, which you are […]

New university shuttle services – Deakin Burwood Campus
shuttle bus

To help students and staff get to university more easily, PTV have commenced a new service that will commence in mid-February before our trimester begins. The new shuttle services and more frequent buses on two existing routes will connect students and staff […]

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