Life as a resident
Life on campus is so much more than just a comfy bed in a safe building. You'll be connected to a supportive student community and enjoy a whole range of exclusive activities across the year. This encouraging environment will ensure you're able to create a balanced study/social life.
The student experience is at the heart of everything we do. During any month, you might find our residents trying out yoga, learning new cooking skills, showcasing their skills at a Resi's Got Talent or volunteering their time in the local community.
My advice for anyone considering university and living on campus is don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone – that is when the greatest experiences happen.
MELBOURNE BURWOOD CAMPUS RESIDENT
Deakin is a nurturing environment with a collaborative culture of respect that allows all students to thrive academically and grow as people. Residents and staff share the responsibility of building and maintaining a healthy and happy community, and all experiences are guided by our RESPECT values.
Top reasons to live on campus
Better academic performance: Live on campus and expect to achieve higher grades. Residents have been proven to outperform non-residents.
Close proximity to university: No spare change? No worries – your class is no more than a five minute walk away. You also have even better access to other university support services, including the Library and computer labs.
Pastoral care and support: Feeling homesick? Or just need a helping hand? Get the support you need from someone who's been there and done it. At each residence a team of Student Leaders are always available to help.
Dedicated 24-hour support staff: A 24-7 helpline with direct access to an on-site staff member is available for all students living on campus. You'll also regularly see staff supervising after-hours events and activities, attending meals or meeting with students.
Extensive orientation and transition programs: You'll make friends for life while living on campus. Meet your new friends (and housemates) when you first arrive during our week-long orientation program. This is one week you simply cannot miss.
Diverse social and cultural activities: Do you like photography? Drama? Sports? Singing? We’ve got it all covered with a diverse range of activities on offer throughout the year. You'll have plenty of opportunities to become the next Australian Idol or Aussie Rules superstar!
No fuss payment system (and no separate utility or internet bills): When you live on campus you have a simple, no fuss, payment system. Everything is included. Plus you pay a reduced rental agreement, rather than the full 52 weeks if you were living off campus.
Student leadership opportunities: If you return to live on campus for your second or third year, you have the chance to give back to our wonderful community by taking on the role of a Student Leader. Get involved in our comprehensive training program and develop new skills.