Accelerate students

Welcome to Deakin! We're going to help you get started at university by guiding you through your first trimester. Explore the six phases below to find essential information, tips and resources that will help you make a great start. You can navigate to where you are in the trimester, look ahead to see what’s coming or check back to make sure you are on track. Good luck with Year 12.


It’s never too early to start getting ready for university. In Prepare, you’ll find everything you need to get organised before Orientation. Check your enrolment in StudentConnect, check your Deakin email, explore DeakinSync and more.

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Nice to meet you! Orientation is your chance to get to know Deakin and everything the university has to offer. Learn about our essential apps, our campus culture, our student association DUSA and, most importantly, how to be safe and make friends.

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Week 1

Your first week of classes will be both exciting and overwhelming, but we’re here for support. You’ll find information below about what to bring on your first day, what facilities you’ll find on campus, how to build your academic skills and where to get help if you need it.

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Weeks 2–6

At the start of your first trimester, you should focus on two things: your studies and your wellbeing. Here, you’ll find all the support available to you on campus, from library staff to student mentors to doctors and nurses. Reach out to these services when the time is right for you to achieve your best.

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Weeks 7–9

You’re over halfway through the trimester! Now is the time to seek feedback on your academic work so you can get the best assessment results. You might also like to research getting work experience, or, if you’re feeling out of your depth, have a chat to one of our counsellors or chaplains.

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Weeks 10–12

The pointy end of trimester is all about your end of unit assessments, exams and assessments. Learn about referencing your work, dealing with stress and anxiety, applying for special consideration and getting support if you need it.

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