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For Deakin students, the future starts in Warrnambool

11th February 2015 

Deakin students have set their vision for the future at a week-long intensive course in Warrnambool.

Seaweed research gains international attention

2nd February 2015 

Studies involving the seaweed of the south-west are set to be recognised in a German television documentary, centring around the attractions of the Great Ocean Road.

Deakin University celebrates 2015 Australia Day honours

30th January 2015

Deakin University has congratulated members of its community who were recognised in this year's Australia Day Honours.

US study tour broadens palate of Deakin University students

29th January 2015 

A nutrition study tour of the United States might sound like a lesson in fast food, but two Deakin students have discovered the country has much more to offer.

Deakin marine scientist latches onto solution to jellyfish

27th January 2015

Deakin University's top marine scientist is part of a global team which could have the solution to the sting of the jellyfish bloom.

Partnership to help wipe out poverty, malnutrition

24th January 2015 

Deakin students and disadvantaged communities will benefit from a new partnership between the university and an international aid organisation.

Jane den Hollander - research assistant

21st January 2015

The Warrnambool Standard recently asked some well-known south-west identities to recount their experiences in the roles that introduced them to the working world.

Student nurses on Philippines mercy mission

20th January 2015 

The Philippines couldn't be further away from the cosy surroundings of the nursing and midwifery wing at Deakin University's Warrnambool campus.

Taking the technology tour

19th September 2014

A virtual indigenous heritage tour created by Brauer College students has been showcased as an example of mobile technology expanding the classroom learning environment.

Warrnambool Art Gallery volunteer role a welcome holiday

31st December 2014 

A Deakin University student has come from Melbourne to Warrnambool for a work placement and liked it so much she's reluctant to leave.

Deakin Warrnambool to expand VCE units offer

19th December 2014 

Students can get a head-start on their university courses through a new program at Deakin University's Warrnambool campus.

Fresh study leads to university for mother of five

17th December 2014

Hitting the books decades after leaving school has been well worth the wait for Allison Kean.

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Deakin launches course first

16th December 2014

In a first for south-west Victoria, Deakin University is making its Bachelor of Health Sciences course more accessible by offering the first year of the degree in Portland and Hamilton.

New health initiatives target drugs, obesity, disease

11th December 2014 

Finding new ways to combat childhood obesity, alcohol and drug abuse and chronic disease in western Victoria are the goals of three research projects announced by a new academic health alliance.

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Associate teachers hit the South-West

29th November 2014 

Teaching in regional and rural areas can be tough, but James Holden and Jarrod Hogan are up for the challenge.

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Deakin contributes $53 million a year to Warrnambool region

25th November 2014

Deakin University's Warrnambool Campus is worth $53 million annually to the region's economy.

Vicki Jellie named south-west's top achiever

25th October 2014

Warrnambool's Peter's Project cancer centre fund-raiser and its founder Vicki Jellie were last night named South-west Achiever of the Year at the Regional Achievement Awards.

Hospice in the Home to be launched

24th October 2014

A Victorian-first Hospice in the Home service to be launched in Warrnambool will allow more local people to fulfil their wish to die at home.

Partnership offers students more opportunities

14 October 2014

A new partnership being launched today between Deakin University and South West TAFE will create guaranteed pathways for students from diplomas into degrees.

Deakin welcomes funding commitment for NCFH

10th October 2014

Deakin University has welcomed a funding commitment for the National Centre for Farmer Health.

Seaweeds pass nutrition and taste tests

10th October 2014

Australian seaweeds have passed taste and nutrition tests in a Deakin University study that could eventually pave the way for seaweed to become a regular part of our national diet.

Deakin's campus provides slimy, hands-on experience

9th October 2014

Finding out why fish are slimy is just one of many things south-west secondary school students learnt at the Deakin Experience Day.

No rest yet for Maremma dog penguin guardians

9th October 2014

The Maremma dogs guarding Warrnambool's endangered penguins have several more years of guard duty on the windswept Middle Island rookery before being retired

Campus doors open for tertiary tours

7th October 2014

South West TAFE and Deakin University will open their doors this week to show off "a world of opportunity".


Deakin graduates leads N.T. netball team on first city visit

3rd October 2014

TWO Deakin University graduates have led 10 students from the Northern Territory outback to a successful first netball tournament in Melbourne.

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Jon takes a dive with sharks for science

26th September 2014

Many people shudder at the thought of a daily swim with sharks, but a Deakin University marine science graduate describes them as "cute"

Warrnambool student Brigid Auchettl wins journalism prize

24th September 2014

A love of language and a nose for news has earned Brigid Auchettl this year's The Standard Journalism Prize.

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Marine science course gives Sherwood park a global glow

17th September 2014

There's a global glow around Deakin University's reputation with three new accolades:

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Warrnambool's Deakin campus earns world praise

17th September 2014

Deakin has won praise from international assessors after it gained a spot in a list of the world's top tertiary institutions.

Rowdy collects essential ingredient for marine study

9th September 2014

CONTRACTOR 'Rowdy' Rentsch copped a few wisecracks about tackling sea level rises as he sucked thousands of litres of water from Warrnambool's Lady Bay.

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The world loves a real-life fairy penguin story

19th August 2014

MIDDLE Island was merely a backwater blip on the global scientific barometer until a brave trial using Maremma dogs to save endangered penguins from extinction.

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Midfield-Deakin program works for Malerie

19th August 2014

A THREE-week placement as a Deakin University student was all it took for Malerie Weston to find her first graduate position.

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Students dine out on science challenge

13th August 2014

THE regular cafeteria lunch crowd was absent from Deakin University yesterday.

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Homing in on university options - using GPS

12th August 2014

GEOCACHING is hide-and-seek with a modern techno twist and yesterday seven "treasures" were hidden at Deakin University, awaiting discovery.

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Deakin Warrnambool Open day

3rd August 2014

Deakin University's Warrnambool Campus was yesterday open to the public to see the facilities and the courses available.

Deakin shows the way on career studies

2nd August 2014

Changing from a cabinet-maker to a medical researcher isn't your normal career path. But for Vincent Versace, it was a decision that made sense.

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Researchers keep watch on the sea bed

1st August 2014

Several times a year a small group of Deakin University students board the research vessel, Yolla, and make dozens of passes back and forth across Lady Bay.

Waves Gala Ball

Waves Gala Ball

14th July 2014

For one night in July, Deakin Warrnambool City Centre, The Warrnambool Art Gallery and The Lighthouse Theatre are all united by an expansive marquee.

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The Challenges of Effective Leadership - David Smorgon

15th May 2014

Deakin's Warrnambool City Centre recently hosted a Deakin Alumni Seminar and Networking Event.

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More sea turtles will be born female as climate warms

20th May 2014

Once the sands in which eggs incubate grow too hot, population could become entirely female – risking the reptile's extinction

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Deakin students IMMERSe themselves in the community

20th May 2014

Twenty medical students from the Deakin University School of Medicine are immersing themselves in local communities across south-west Victoria.

Regional Victoria Living Expo

Regional Victoria Living Expo

14th April 2014

A new record of 9,638 Melburnians attended the recent 2014 Regional Victoria Living Expo at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Warrnambool Graduations

Warrnambool Graduations

28th March 2014

The 2014 Deakin University graduation ceremonies began successfully in Warrnambool on the 27th March where the Warrnambool Civic Centre was converted to Deakin town

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NRAS Accommodation Officially Opened

22nd March 2014

Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander today joined the Victorian Premier  Denis Napthine and Federal Member for Wannon Dan Tehan at the official launch of the new $12.7 million, 102-bed student accommodation complex.

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Fibre Roll-out Launch

22nd March 2014

Deakin University Recently welcomed a new fibre optic connection that will allow a broader range of subjects to be offered and strengthen research capacity at its Warrnambool Campus.

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The Case of Machu Picchu

21st March 2014

The Deakin Lecture Series continued in March with a talk by Dr Jean-Jacques Decoster, Professor of Anthropology from the University San Antonio Abad, and Director of the Museum Machu Picchu of Casa Concha, in Cusco, Peru.

Close the gap day

Close the Gap Day

20th March 2014

On Thursday the Warrnambool Civic Green hosted local Close the Gap activities from 11am to 2pm.

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Warrnambool Leaders Lunch

14th March 2014

The first of the Institute of Company Directors Leaders Luncheons was recently held in Warrnambool.

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Sustainable Living Festival

22nd February 2014

The Civic Green was even greener on Saturday February 22 with the Warrnambool Sustainable Living Festival on from 10am-3pm.

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A Turkish View of Gallipoli

14th February 2014

Gallipoli expert Dr John Basarin presented a talk at the Warrnambool City Centre talk as part of a project which will take 13 Warrnambool students to Gallipoli this year.

Experience Deakin Day in Warrnambool

Experience Deakin Day

16th January 2014

Deakin University opened its doors and went into the heart of Warrnambool with its first Experience Deakin event on Tuesday 16 January.

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West Kentucky Visitors

13th January 2014

14 PhD and Honours students from Western Kentucky University have recently spent a week at Deakin in both Melbourne and Warrnambool.

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Upwelling Festival

4th November 2013

Deakin University is once again a proud sponsor of the Upwelling Festival.

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