Deakin believes in offering its students a meaningful learning experience. To achieve this, Deakin offers a complete range of services, from orientation and welcome sessions to academic development services and social activities.
Deakin ensures that all new international students, many of whom have arrived in Australia for the first time, make a smooth transition to the university. Deakin’s welcome programme includes airport pick up, orientation, workshops, social events, study groups and opportunities for students to get involved in campus life.
The university has student mentors available to assist with academic, practical or social matters to help students achieve best results. This is a part of Deakin’s Students Helping Students service. Many student mentors are international students themselves, so they know what it means to be new to Deakin and Australia.
Friendly International Student Advisors (ISAs) are located on each of Deakin’s campuses. These advisers have lived and studied in other countries and have experienced firsthand the cultural and social adjustments involved. ISAs provide general support during studies and can do so in person, online or over the phone. Students can book a private appointment or simply drop-in to the International Student Support Centre on their campus.
Getting involved in university life is a great way for students to meet new people, take on new challenges, and look after health and fitness. Deakin students can join more than 150 clubs and societies across all campuses. The university is home to a diverse range of clubs, including sporting, academic, health, religious and many more. Finding somewhere safe, convenient and affordable to live is important for every student. Deakin has on-campus accommodation and offers support services to help find options that suit student needs.