Peer support

Connect, engage, achieve

University can be challenging, and no one understands what it's like to be a student better than a student. Whether your concerns are about academic or everyday issues, there are students who can help you.

Experienced Deakin students have been trained to help, so if you have any questions or concerns about anything related to being a student here, you can find a student to help.

students helping students


Get study support

Faculty Peer Mentors provide tips and tricks to assist you with your study:

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) group study for specific units

Peer Tutors one-on-one help for specific units

Students Helping Students Drop-in Station get help with writing, study skills or any study issues

Student Rovers IT and library help


Meet other students/socialise

DUSA's clubs and societies are a great way to get involved and make friends with other students

Engage meet other international students

Faculty clubs and societies provide a variety of opportunities for students to get involved and enrich your study experience

ISS-Connect meet other international students


Help other students by becoming a student mentor/leader

DUSA Red Shirts assist with Student Association activities, events, campaigns, sport, etc.

Engage help new international students meet other students

Faculty Peer Mentors assist first year students through their transition into university life

ISS-Connect Volunteers help new international students meet each other

Orientation Hosts assist new students to make a smooth start at Deakin

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) Leaders lead study sessions for specific units

Peer Tutors provide one-on-one tutoring for specific units

Students Helping Students Drop-in Station Mentors help with writing, study skills or issues for any unit

Student Rovers help with general IT and Library information

Student Ambassadors assist with the recruitment of prospective undergraduate students

Study Abroad and Exchange Buddies support foreign exchange students before and after arrival


Students Helping Students resources

Training manuals, position descriptions and other materials for staff and program leaders, will be available shortly from the SHS Hub wiki.

To share your expertise or materials, or to request information, contact peersupport@deakin.edu.au.

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