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.

Our services

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 our multifaith chaplaincy
Find out about safety and security

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.

Find out more about student orientation

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.

Find out more about DUSA

Find out more about International Student Support

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.

Find out more about study support

Deakin Card

Imagine if just one card could do everything. Pay for things, check out library books, subscribe to memberships. No need to imagine – you'll get one when you start at Deakin as a student or member of staff.

Find out more about the Deakin Card

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 YMCA, DUSA and other key partners.

Find out more about sport and recreation

Contact us

Executive Director – Student Life
John Devereaux
Email John Devereaux

Manager, Student Health and Wellbeing Services
John Temple
Email John Temple

Manager, Student Academic and Peer Support
Corinna Ridley
Email Corinna Ridley

Manager, Student Engagement and Retention
Jo Cook
Email Jo Cook

Manager, Digital Presence and Communications
Fiona Greig 
Email Fiona Greig

Team Leader, Business Services
Salli Bruce
Email Salli Bruce

Team Leader, Student Life Customer Service and Deakin Card
Karen Graham
Email Karen Graham