Division of Student Life
Our purpose is to enable the success of all Deakin students by developing and providing diverse, practical and efficient services, resources and facilities.
Health and wellbeing
Student and staff wellbeing is a priority at Deakin. We offer a range of specialised services to help students stay healthy and safe – physically, mentally and spiritually.
Our services include medical centres, confidential counselling, Safer Community, multifaith chaplains, general student welfare and on-campus childcare.
Find out about our childcare centres
Find out about our counselling services
Find out about student advocacy and welfare
Find out about our medical centres
Find out about safety and security
Find out about senior student advisers
Orientation and induction
We lead the development and coordinated delivery of specialised welcome, orientation and induction activities for all students. Our purpose is to ensure students’ long-term engagement with Deakin University and each other.
Harmonious and respectful campus culture
In partnership with the Student Association, student clubs and societies we work hard to achieve a harmonious and respectful campus culture. This is done through inter-cultural event information and education, celebration of diversity and zero tolerance of abuse, harassment or victimisation in any form.
Study support and English language skills
We're dedicated to providing specialised and tailored study support. We ensure continued improvement and development of academic ability, English language, numeracy and communication skills for life.
Independant academic advocacy services are also provided in collaboration with DUSA.
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Sport and recreation
We manage, develop and enhance Deakin’s recreation and sporting facilities. We also deliver an engaging program of recreational activities in partnership with the DeakinACTIVE, DUSA and other key partners.
Executive Director – Student Life
Email John Devereaux
Manager, Student Academic and Peer Support
Email Corinna Ridley
Manager, Student Engagement and Retention
Email Jo Cook
Manager, Digital Presence and Communications
Email Fiona Greig