Happiness on the agenda at Warrnambool

The Deakin Alumni Community is to hold a professional development seminar in Warrnambool during August for all off-campus students, staff and members of Deakin's Alumni Community in the Warrnambool region.

Is Happiness Good for You? will be held on Tuesday evening, 14 August 2012 at the Lighthouse Theatre and be presented by Deakin's own happiness expert and Personal Chair in Psychology, Professor Robert Cummins.

On the night Professor Cummins will explore issues such as; whether money can buy us happiness, how happiness relates to depression, whether we can actively pursue happiness, what impact work-life balance has on happiness and how happy Australians are compared to the rest of the world.

Deakin Alumni Relations Manager Alastair Lee says that the seminar is an opportunity not to be missed.

'I really encourage our Warrnambool region Alumni to come along to this event and hear Professor Cummins, who is such a respected and successful academic in the psychology field. This event really promises a fascinating look into happiness and what impacts this and therefore our overall wellbeing - it's certainly one event that everyone should come along to,' Mr Lee says.

Light refreshments will follow the seminar to give guests a chance to network with former colleagues and classmates. Guests are also welcome to attend.

The event is free of charge and bookings are essential by 7 August 2012.

To RSVP contact the Deakin Central Alumni Office at or PH (03) 5227 1019.

Details of the event are:

When                         Tuesday 14 August 2012
Time                          6.30pm-8.45pm
Presenter                  Professor Robert Cummins, School of Psychology, Deakin University
Venue                        Lighthouse Studio, The Lighthouse Theatre
Location                    185 Timor Street, Warrnambool Victoria
Event cost                 Free of charge
RSVP                         By 7 August 2012 to Guests welcome.

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4th July 2012