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1. Meet students from other courses and Faculties
Get to know people who have the same interests as you, and people whose experience is completely different from yours: some of them will be friends for life.
2. Develop skills important to future employers
Employers won’t just look at your grades: demonstrate that you are a cut above other applicants with a broader range of experiences.
3. Deepen your understanding of different cultures
Challenge yourself to understand more about life in other cultures and countries, and share your own culture with others.
4. Forge links with later year students, staff and Alumni
Harness the expertise and wisdom of people who have been where you are now. Lots of them would like to offer you a hand because they received the same help when they were in your shoes.
5. Keep fit and healthy
Keep your brain in tip-top condition by looking after your overall health and wellbeing, and get energetic about exploring your surroundings.
6. Have your say and influence the University and student association
Could you represent your fellow students? Do you have good ideas about the ways Deakin can improve? This is a student-centred uni that listens, so speak up!
7. Develop global networks that will last well beyond uni
In five years time will you be working in Hong Kong, Holland or Haiti? Your time at Deakin can provide you with the necessary skills and experiences, and our students, staff and Alumni can help you on your way.
8. Stay in touch with what’s happening
Once you become involved in some of Deakin’s many communities you will find out lots of useful information from students and staff alike.
9. Get more value for money
You are already paying for your tuition, and as a Deakin student, most of these activities are free! So go on, maximise your Deakin experience.
10. Give back to the Deakin community
The more involved you become, the more rewarding we think you’ll find your experience, and before long you’ll be lending a hand to a whole new group of students.