The Deakin Times - January 2014

The Deakin Times BannerHappy New Year and welcome to the January 2014 issue of The Deakin Times - your monthly Deakin Alumni Community eNews bulletin.

This year marks forty years since Deakin was formally established and to celebrate, the university will be running a series of special events and opportunities with all the exciting details to be announced soon. As part of this we are currently seeking items to display as part of a touring memorabilia exhibition and also seeking your nominations of prominent people who in your opinion have helped shape Deakin's history through the decades. Find out more.

In other news, we preview all the latest research and other news happening at Deakin including:

Deakin research influence on new NSW knockout laws

New app challenges Australians to live with racism every day for seven days

Sports concussion has long term impact on the brain, Deakin University research finds

We also catch up with successful Deakin Alumnus Glenn Findlay (1999) who is Global Head of Sponsorship at Tennis Australia.

If you have any feedback in relation to The Deakin Times please email the Deakin Central Alumni Office at   

Wishing you a fantastic 2014.

Alastair Lee
Alumni Relations Manager
Deakin University

Deakin Alumni Community News
Get Involved – Deakin 40th anniversary celebrations

Forty years ago Deakin was formally established with the Deakin Act of Parliament 1974.  To celebrate we're offering some initial ways that you can get involved in the festivities as an Alumni member. These include:

  1. Send your memorabilia suggestions for inclusion in an upcoming Deakin Exhibition which will tour all campuses.  The exhibition will be free to attend and open to the public.  Email pictures of your items for consideration to
  2. Nominate a Key Influencer at Deakin.

More opportunities to become involved, including events will be communicated to you soon.  Stay connected in the meantime via Deakin Facebook.

Deakin Alumni Postgraduate Course Fee Bursary – take 10% off
Deakin Alumni members, their spouse and children can receive 10% off per unit on the cost of postgraduate studies on new award course enrolments for the life of the degree. Terms and conditions apply. Find out more.

Join the Deakin Sharks Alumni Network
Calling on all Deakin University Sharks Football and Netball Club past players and members to be involved with the new Deakin Sharks Alumni Network. Find out more.

Alumni professional development webinars
In case you missed our first professional development webinar series launched in December you can still download these. Visit Alumni Webinar Series 1.

Hong Kong Alumni Chapter launches
A Deakin Hong Kong Alumni Chapters was launched recently with the election of a new committee. Find out more.

Change 100 Lives: The power to change is in your hands
As a Deakin Alumni member, you know better than anyone that a tertiary education has the power to shape lives and communities in many positives ways.  Read more.

Alumni in the news
Dr Heather D'Cruz
 - who recently released, Social Work Research in Practice Ethical and Political Contexts (Second Edition) with co-author Martyn Jones. Find out more.

Sebastian Terry of 100 Things, who will be holding a series of free public seminars in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne during February. Find out more.

Calling Deakin United Kingdom Alumni
Seeking Alumni to be involved in helping the Central Alumni Office to establish Deakin's inaugural United Kingdom Alumni Chapter. For expressions of interest email

Events – what's coming up?

Details of our Australian events to be advertised soon.

Hong Kong
Deakin Hong Kong Alumni Chapter AGM Event
6.30pm-9.30pm, Saturday 22 February 2014, The YMCA of Hong Kong, Assembly Hall II, 4/F North,  41 Salisbury Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Our new Deakin Hong Kong Alumni Chapter Committee has been elected and you are invited to this special networking dinner to celebrate. Cost is HKD$200 pp and RSVPs are essential as places are limited. Download an event invite.

2014 Australian Graduate Job Fair Indonesia
10am-4pm, Saturday 22 February 2013, Jakarta Indonesia

This annual event provides Deakin Alumni an opportunity to access Indonesian employment opportunities in a broad range of areas. The fair will include seminars on developing your career and professional skills. Find out more.

Deakin Alumni in China are encouraged to attend upcoming events through our corporate partner Australia China Alumni Association including:

ACAA Beijing Ski Trip - Time – 8am-6pm, Saturday 22 February 2014

Deakin University news

This month our research and general news stories include:

Deakin research influence on new NSW knockout laws

New app challenges Australians to live with racism every day for seven days

Deakin research shows limited support for claims ID scanners reduce late night violence

Sports concussion has long term impact on the brain, Deakin University research finds

For more research stories visit Deakin Research and for general University news visit the Deakin Newsroom.

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Alumni services and benefits
Career development services for Deakin Alumni

As a Deakin Alumni you can access a range of expert careers services via the Jobshop - either free of charge or at a highly reduced rate. For more details visit

Also don't forget that there's a wealth of helpful information and career building resources at

Receive free Deakin Library membership for 12 months*
Deakin University Library offers discount memberships to Deakin University Alumni members, including those living overseas. *First time Alumni Library members receive the first 12-months membership free. Sign up today at Deakin Alumni Library membership.

Geelong Performing Arts Centre (GPAC)
GPAC offers Alumni members access to a great range of shows as part of the 2014 Deakin University Theatre Season and at significantly discounted prices. Find out more.

For more information visit Alumni services and benefits.

Alumni in profile

This month we catch up with graduate Glenn Findlay (1999) who is Global Head of Sponsorship at Tennis Australia.

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