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New book prepares teachers for rural life

30th November 2015 

Teachers working in rural communities are the focus of a new book addressing the potential skills shortage facing regional areas.

Call for junk food tax

27th November 2015 

New research has found junk food may shrink people’s brains.

Deakin hosts 125 students in Teach For Australia program

26th November 2015 

Demand for teacher placements in the south-west has almost doubled, as a program attracting inspirational teachers to disadvantaged areas returns to the region.

Big crowd for 25th birthday of Deakin Warrnambool

22nd November 2015 

Fireworks lit up the night sky over Deakin University in Warrnambool on Saturday night, as more than 3000 people gathered to help celebrate the campus’ 25th birthday.

Salmon research worth its salt

18th November 2015 

Deakin will join with Australia's largest salmon producer to improve the welfare of cultured Atlantic salmon

National honour for Warrnambool Lecturer

16th September 2015 

A Deakin University Warrnambool lecturer has won national recognition for creating imaginative digital learning resources.

Rob challenges brain, brawn and stereotypes

7th September 2015

At Deakin University in Warrnambool Rob Harniman challenges his brain as a fourth year medical student.

Cara Watt is on the path to success

20th August 2015 

Despite early difficulties Cara Watt's future is looking bright.

Budding scientists test their skills at Warrnambool

14th August 2015 

The best budding scientists and engineers from around regional Victoria have tested their skills in a state final in Warrnambool this week.

The Undersea World of Daniel Ierodiaconou

11th August 2015 

He might not sport a red beanie, but Deakin’s Dr Daniel Ierodiaconou could be Australia’s 21st century answer to legendary French undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau.

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Warrnambool Rotary awards Deakin Shark Jimmy Crawford

6th August 2016 

This year's $1000.00 Rotary Club of Warrnambool Deakin student award winner is well known Sharks footballer and marine biology student James Crawford.

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Deakin teaching academy alliance to be launched

3rd August 2015 

A new teaching academy is being launched at the Deakin University Warrnambool Campus to improve teacher preparation and build stronger partnerships with local schools.

Families flock to Deakin Warrnambool's Open Day

2nd August 2015 

Segways, stilt-walkers and even an Austin Powers impersonator combined for a colourful open day at Deakin University's Warrnambool campus.

Deakin Warrnambool's quarter century marked

 2nd August 2015

Deakin University's connection to Warrnambool is a quarter-century old with celebrations planned later this year to mark the occasion.

Deakin’s staff and students rolling up their sleeves to save lives

26th July 2015

Deakin University is proud to support the life-saving work of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service by encouraging staff and students to consider donating blood for National Blood Donor Week, 26 July – 1 August 2015.

Regional Achievement Awards

Nominations are now open...

For the 2015 South West TAFE & Deakin University South West Regional Achiever Award.

Indigenous i-Book to be launched at Warrnambool

23rd July 2015 

An innovative iBook tracing south-west Victoria's Indigenous history is being launched at Deakin University.

Warrnambool lecturer wins seafood research award

20th July 2015 

A Deakin University Warrnambool marine ecologist has won a Victorian award for his habitat mapping work that has helped to protect reef systems and seafood stocks.

Mayor wants Warrnambool to be known as a university city, not just a city with a university

18th July 2015 

Mayor Micheal Neoh wants to change the way Warrnambool is perceived.

Careful planning could see Deakin University's Warrnambool campus prosper

18th July 2015 

There is no reason Warrnambool couldn't be known as a university city, a leading figure in business forecasting says.

International student falls in love with Warrnambool

18th July 2015

It was a simple choice but it's one that led Deakin medical student Dominique Grandport falling in love with Warrnambool and the south-west.

Waves Gala Ball raises funds for Peter's Project Foundation and SES

12th July 2015 

Warrnambool's SES and Peter's Project Foundation will share in thousands of dollars thanks to the generous donations of party goers on Saturday night.

Deakin University to introduce Bachelor of Science at Warrnambool in 2016

26th June 2015

Aspiring scientists in Warrnambool can study without leaving home after Deakin University announced a new Bachelor of Science course starting next year.

Deakin Warrnambool hosts science challenge

23rd June 2015 

The region's brightest young minds faced off in the Great South Coast Science and Engineering Challenge regional finals on Tuesday.

Warrnambool student takes a gap year of study

15th June 2015

Will Howard has come up with a novel activity for his gap year…study.

Deakin University plans for the future of education in Warrnambool

8th June 2015 

Deakin University is aiming to cater for the changing needs of the south-west as it decides what courses should be offered at the Warrnambool campus by 2020.

Deakin brings Victoria’s underwater kingdom to the surface with bird’s eye view

1st June 2015 

Deakin University researchers have been given a bird's eye view of Victoria's underwater kingdoms, after attaching miniature video cameras to seabirds in a bid to work out how they find food in different environments.

National inclusion award for Warrnambool student adviser

18th May 2015 

A Deakin University Warrnambool Campus student adviser has been named Australia's regional workplace inclusion national champion.

Antarctic study pays off for Deakin University student Trish Corbett

6th May 2015 

A trip to Antarctica led a Warrnambool Deakin University PhD student to the scientific evidence that could help protect the continent from pollution.

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Additional funding announced for Warrnambool community grants

5th May 2015 

The South West Community Foundation is offering a record $84,000 in its 2015 community grants and distributing a further $20,000 on behalf of the David and Isobel Jones Foundation.

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First time honours: Deakin cracks world's top 50 young universities

30th April 2015 

Deakin University has continued its climb up the Times Higher Education (THE) list of the world's top 100 universities under 50 years old, cracking the top 50 for the first time.

$4 million funds boost for National Centre for Farmer Health

29th April 2015 

Jubilation and a few dance moves were on display yesterday with $4 million in state cash securing the future of the National Centre for Farmer Health.

Green Army graduates gain on the job experience in Koroit area

29th April 2015 

Building kilometres of fencing and removing weeds from 70 hectares of public land were all part of the job for local Green Army members who graduated this month.

South-west program gives physicians a taste of country living

25th April 2015 

Three junior doctors are getting a taste for emergency medicine and country life as part of a new program in the south-west.

Deakin medical experience: students spend valuable time with Horsham doctors

23rd April 2015 

Four Deakin University third year medical students are learning valuable hands-on skills during a one-year placement in Horsham.

Warrnambool Graduations 2015

27th March 2015 

The 2015 Deakin University graduation ceremonies began successfully in Warrnambool on the 26th March where the Warrnambool Civic Centre was converted to Deakin town.

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New leadership role for Deakin Warrnambool

26th March 2015 

The Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University, Professor Jane den Hollander, today announced a new leadership position to deliver a strategy for the future of the Warrnambool Campus.

Attracting medical professionals to rural Australia

17th March 2015

It's a long way from Singapore to Yuendumu. In fact Yuendumu, an Aboriginal community in Central Australia, 300km west of Alice Springs, is a long way from most things.

Warrnambool and district students learn how to lead

28th February 2015 

Every community needs leaders was the message to students at the region's second Student Leaders Congress

Deakin University welcomes latest medical students to Warrnambool

25th February 2015 

High achieving young doctors returned to Warrnambool last night to shed some light on their tertiary education to a new batch of budding medicos.

Warrnambool Relay For Life raises $95,000

16th February 2015 

Warrnambool's Relay For Life event raised more than $95,000 to go towards cancer research.

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.

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

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.

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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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