Equity and Diversity

Deakin Engagement and Access Program (DEAP)

Building on aspiration to widen university access

Through the Deakin Engagement and Access Program (DEAP), Deakin University collaborates with eligible and interested school communities to widen participation in higher education. DEAP partner schools are located in Melbourne, Geelong and the Barwon-South Western Region. Through a coordinated program of activities across Years 9 to 12, the DEAP builds on students’ aspirations and awareness to introduce university as a desirable and achievable pathway to pursuing life goals.

The objectives of DEAP are:

  • To raise aspirations and attainment for higher education, inspiring students to both consider and access university as a viable pathway.

  • To engage parents with the aim of encouraging and supporting their families' understanding of and aspirations for higher education.

  • To familiarise students with university life and pathways to university, including VTAC's Special Entry Access Schemes (SEAS).

  • To support schools in preparing students for the transition to university and connecting with transition programs at Deakin University.

  • To build Deakin University's profile as a leader in the provision of accessible and equitable education.

For more information contact:

Ms Mel Martinelli
Manager, Student Access and Equity

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Deakin Special Entry Access Scheme
If you have experienced educational disadvantage, you may be eligible to apply to study at Deakin through the Deakin Special Entry Access Scheme (Deakin SEAS)

Register to get involved with DEAP activities

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15th October 2012