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Diwali Festival

Bring your family and join Deakin staff and students as we celebrate the Diwali - the most important and vibrant Indian Festival of Lights for all.

Thursday 30 October, 4-6 pm
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, KD Stewart Centre.

Get involved at Deakin and make the most of your time at University.


Diwali Festival

Burwood

Day Month Week Event
4 Oct Week 11

Deakin Twilight Festival - Fireworks Spectacular

Join us for a family friendly event, packed with FREE entertainment. 

  •     Rides
  •     Face painting
  •     Roving performers
  •     Petting farm
  •     Jumping castle
  •     Children's entertainment
  •     Fairy floss
  •     Popcorn
  •     And more!

The FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR will begin at dusk.

Food and beverages will be available to purchase from various stalls or you can visit the NEW family friendly restaurant Mrs Robinson.

Free car parking is available via Entrance 2.

Date: Saturday 4 October
Time: 4 – 7pm
Location: Burwood Campus, Entrance 2

Entry is FREE and everyone is welcome.

28 Sep - 3 Oct Oct Week 11

Deakin Dragons Aus Uni Games

Aus Uni Games - Deakin Dragons
28 Sep - 3 Oct.

The Deakin Dragon team consists of
  • 148 Competitors
  • 6 Coaches
  • 5 DUSA Staff

Follow our team on Deakin Spirit. 

2, 7, 9, 15 Oct Week 11

Global study information session

Interested in studying overseas and want to know more? Come along to an Information Session.

It is your chance to find out, first-hand, how it all works!

For all students planning on submitting an application for an exchange program it is compulsory to attend an information session. Please ensure you bring valid student ID as your attendance will be registered by the Global Student Mobility team upon arrival.

Date:             Thursday, 2 October 2014
Time:             2pm - 2:50pm
Room:           LT 10 (L1.08)

Date:            Tuesday, 7 October 2014
Time:            10am – 10:50am
Room:           LT 10 (L1.08)

Date:            Thursday, 9 October 2014
Time:            10am – 10:50am
Room:           HE1.014

Date:            Wednesday,  15 October 2014
Time:            10:00 - 10:50am
Room:          EA2.03

Find out more about the Global study information sessions

1-31 Oct Ongoing

Graduate Career Check Up

Graduate Career Check Up is a fantastic, personalised program designed to help you get your first graduate job. Your consultant will tailor a plan which addresses your job search, application, personal branding and interview needs.

With the right preparation you will increase your chances of job success. The program is open to job seeking, undergraduate students due to complete their degree in T2 or T3 2014.

Registration is open 29 Sept – Nov 14.

Find out more by visiting Grad Career Check-Up 

13-24 Oct Exams

Free exam breakfasts

DUSA will be providing free breakfast to all students during exam time. 

Time: 10:30am-12pm
Location: Deakin Central Precinct 

This is a DUSA event. 

15 Oct Exams

Ride to Work Day

Come on Deakin students and staff - get involved in Ride to Work Day!
 
Ride to work and get a free breakfast and coffee. Go in the draw to win a free 6 week gym membership and other cool give-aways.
 
Date: 15 October, 2014
Time:  7.30-8.45 am
Location: Mutant Way

You can register for the event at Ride2Work.

1-18 Oct Ongoing

Lloyd Godman: A Photo: Synthetic pathway

Lloyd Godman: A PHOTO: synthetic pathway traces the evolution of the artist's practice from traditional photographic techniques through to his innovative suspended rotating living air plant sculptures.

Through parallel practices as artist and organic gardener, and making a connection between photosynthesis and the role of light in photographic practice, Lloyd Godman presents living plants as 'super-sustainable' sculptures. There is a strong environmental thread that binds his diverse oeuvre then opens a portal to conceive the planet as a 'giant living abstract photograph' with a consequential shift from environmental art as comment to environmental activism.               

Date: 11 September 2014 - 18 October 2014
Time: 10 am-4 pm
Location: Deakin University Art Gallery, Building FA

Wed Oct Weekly

WordPower Program

Deakin's WordPower program helps you explore topics such as vocabulary building, identifying grammar errors and understanding academic style.  Access online resources, activities and forums.  Present and discuss texts from your discipline and samples of your own work.

Day: Wednesdays weekly
Time: 10 am–12 pm
Location: Room H1.13, The Learning Space
Teachers: Nancy

Day:     Saturdays weekly
Time:       11 am–1 pm
Location: Library Group Study Room V3.84, Library
Teachers: Caroline

More information

Tues Oct Weekly

Conversation club

Join the conversation! Come along to meet new people and enjoy some friendly, informal discussion on a range of topics. All welcome. No registration required.

Day/Time:  Every Tuesday 3–4 pm during Trimester
Location: Room H1.13, The Learning Space

30 Oct Break

Diwali Festival

Bring your family and join Deakin staff and students as we celebrate the Diwali - the most important and vibrant Indian Festival of Lights for all. 

Date: Thursday 30 October 
Time: 4 - 6 pm.
Venue:  Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, KD Stewart Centre. Transport from Burwood and/or Warrnambool will be arranged if there is enough interest.

Find out more and register

23 Nov Week 

Visionnaire

A collection of Graduate and Honours short films from theCreative Arts (Film and Television) program. 

Date: 23 November
Time: 6:30 pm
Location:  Astor Theatre - 1 Chapel St, St Kilda

Find out more

Waterfront

Day Month Week Event
28 Sep - 3 Oct Oct Week 11

Deakin Dragons - Aus Uni Games

Aus Uni Games - Deakin Dragons
28 Sep - 3 Oct.

The Deakin Dragon team consists of

  • 148 Competitors
  • 6 Coaches
  • 5 DUSA Staff

Follow our team on Deakin Spirit.

1 Oct Week 11

Global study information session

Interested in studying overseas and want to know more? Come along to an Information Session.

It is your chance to find out, first-hand, how it all works!

For all students planning on submitting an application for an exchange program it is compulsory to attend an information session. Please ensure you bring valid student ID as your attendance will be registered by the Global Student Mobility team upon arrival.

Date:          Wednesday, 1 October
Time:          12:00 – 12:50pm
Location:      D2.105

Find out more about the Global study information sessions

1 - 31  Oct Ongoing

Graduate Career Check-Up

Graduate Career Check Up is a fantastic, personalised program designed to help you get your first graduate job. Your consultant will tailor a plan which addresses your job search, application, personal branding and interview needs.

With the right preparation you will increase your chances of job success. The program is open to job seeking, undergraduate students due to complete their degree in T2 or T3 2014.

Registration is open 29 Sept – Nov 14.

Find out more by visiting Grad Career Check-Up 

6 Oct Study Period

Julia Gillard - My Story

Julia Gillard was Australia's first female Prime Minister. Much has been said and written (already) about her three years at the top, but now she's telling her side of the tale.

Her leadership was tumultuous, action-packed and controversial. But as notable as the controversy was her management of a hung parliament and the record amount of legislation passed during her term.
 
Gillard, in conversation with Dr Andrew Scott, Professor in politics and policy at Deakin University will tell her story without shying away from her mistakes or misjudgements.     

Date: 6 October
Time: 7:15-8:15 pm
Location:  Deakin Costa Hall
Tickets: Phone GPAC (03) 5225 1200
$35 (A Reserve) and $20 (B Reserve) Make a booking

11 Oct Study Period

Deakin Dash 5km Challenge

Introducing the Deakin Dash! A fun-filled, down-and-dirty, fund-raising obstacle course at the Deakin Waurn Ponds campus. Test yourself with the mud crawl, colour bomb run, balancing challenge plus many more obstacles!

Why participate? This event has been created to support Insulin for Life – a not-for-profit organisation founded in Melbourne that is committed to saving the lives of those with type I diabetes in low-income countries around the world.

Date: Saturday 11 October
Time: 9 am-12 pm
Location: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
More information: Deakin Dash Facebook page

 13-24

Oct Exams

Free exam breakfasts

DUSA will be providing free breakfast to all students during exam time. 

Time: from 8am
Location: Waterfront Kitchen 

This is a DUSA event.  

15 Oct Exams

Ride to Work Day

Come on Deakin students and staff - get involved in Ride to Work Day!
 
Ride to work and get a free breakfast and coffee. Go in the draw to win a free 6 week gym membership and other cool give-aways.
 
Date: 15 October, 2014
Time:  7.30-8.45 am
Location: Waterfront Fitness Warehouse (Former Ford Discovery Centre)

You can register for the event at Ride2Work.

Tues Oct Weekly

WordPower Program

Deakin's WordPower program helps you explore topics such as vocabulary building, identifying grammar errors and understanding academic style.  Access online resources, activities and forums.  Present and discuss texts from your discipline and samples of your own work.

Day:      Tuesdays weekly
Time:       12–2 pm
Location: Room D2.144, Geelong Waterfront campus
Teachers: Maja / Caroline

Find out more about WordPower

Tues Oct Weekly

Conversation Club

Join the conversation! Come along to meet new people and enjoy some friendly, informal discussion on a range of topics. All welcome. No registration required.

Day/Time:  Every Tuesday 4–5 pm during Trimester
Location: Room D4.202, The Red Space, Level 4 (next to DUELI)

30 Oct Break

Diwali Festival

Bring your family and join Deakin staff and students as we celebrate the Diwali - the most important and vibrant Indian Festival of Lights for all. 

Date: Thursday 30 October 
Time: 4 - 6 pm. 
Venue:  Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, KD Stewart Centre. Transport from Burwood and/or Warrnambool will be arranged if there is enough interest.

Find out more and register

Waurn Ponds

Day Month Week Event
1 Oct Week 11

Global Study Information Session

Interested in studying overseas and want to know more? Come along to an Information Session.

It is your chance to find out, first-hand, how it all works!

For all students planning on submitting an application for an exchange program it is compulsory to attend an information session. Please ensure you bring valid student ID as your attendance will be registered by the Global Student Mobility team upon arrival.

Date:          Wednesday,  1 October 2014
Time:          11:00 – 11:50am
Location:  ib2.007

Find out more about the Global study information sessions 
1 Oct Week 11

Charity BBQ

Come along to DUSA's Engineers Without Borders Club charity BBQ. 

Date: 1 October
Time: 12-2pm
Location: Union Green 

This is a DUSA club event.  

28 Sep - 3 Oct Oct Week 11

Deakin Dragons - Aus Uni Games

Aus Uni Games - Deakin Dragons
28 Sep - 3 Oct.

The Deakin Dragon team consists of

  • 148 Competitors
  • 6 Coaches
  • 5 DUSA Staff

Follow our team on Deakin Spirit.

2 Oct Week 11

Charity Carnival

Deakin Optometry Students Society are holding a charity event with carnival rides for World Sight Day. All welcome. 

Date : 2 October
Time: 12-5pm
Location: Union Green 

This is a DUSA club event.  

1 - 31 Oct Ongoing

Graduate Career Check Up

Graduate Career Check Up is a fantastic, personalised program designed to help you get your first graduate job. Your consultant will tailor a plan which addresses your job search, application, personal branding and interview needs.

With the right preparation you will increase your chances of job success. The program is open to job seeking, undergraduate students due to complete their degree in T2 or T3 2014.

Registration is open 29 Sept – Nov 14.

Find out more by visiting Grad Career Check-Up 
6 Oct Study Period

Julia Gillard - My Story

Julia Gillard was Australia's first female Prime Minister. Much has been said and written (already) about her three years at the top, but now she's telling her side of the tale.

Her leadership was tumultuous, action-packed and controversial. But as notable as the controversy was her management of a hung parliament and the record amount of legislation passed during her term.
 
Gillard, in conversation with Dr Andrew Scott, Professor in politics and policy at Deakin University will tell her story without shying away from her mistakes or misjudgements.     

Date: 6 October

Time: 7:15-8:15 pm

Location:  Deakin Costa Hall

Tickets: Phone GPAC (03) 5225 1200
$35 (A Reserve) and $20 (B Reserve) Make a booking.

10 Oct Study Period

Blue Week

Universal Health at Deakin (UHAD) club are having a 'Blue Week' event, offering activities for Mental Health week. All welcome. 

Date: October 10
Time: 11am-2pm
Location: Union Green 

This is a DUSA club event.  

11 Oct Study Period

Deakin Dash 5km Challenge

Introducing the Deakin Dash! A fun-filled, down-and-dirty, fund-raising obstacle course at the Deakin Waurn Ponds campus. Test yourself with the mud crawl, colour bomb run, balancing challenge plus many more obstacles!

Why participate? This event has been created to support Insulin for Life – a not-for-profit organisation founded in Melbourne that is committed to saving the lives of those with type I diabetes in low-income countries around the world.

Date: Saturday 11 October
Time: 9 am-12 pm
Location: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
More informationDeakin Dash Facebook page

13-24 Oct Exams

Free exam breakfasts

DUSA will be providing free breakfast to all students during exam time. 

Time: from 8am
Location: Building JB 

This is a DUSA event.  

15 Oct Exams

Ride to Work Day

Come on Deakin students and staff - get involved in Ride to Work Day!
 
Ride to work and get a free breakfast and coffee. Go in the draw to win a free 6 week gym membership and other cool give-aways.
 
Date: 15 October, 2014
Time:  7.30-8.45 am
Location: Waurn Ponds Transit Hub

You can register for the event at Ride2Work.

Tues Oct Weekly

Conversation Club

Join the conversation! Come along to meet new people and enjoy some friendly, informal discussion on a range of topics. All welcome. No registration required.

Day/Time:  Every Tuesday 4–5 pm during Trimester
Location: Study Room 3, Level 2, Waurn Ponds Library

Sat Oct Weekly

WordPower Program

Deakin's WordPower program helps you explore topics such as vocabulary building, identifying grammar errors and understanding academic style.  Access online resources, activities and forums.  Present and discuss texts from your discipline and samples of your own work.

Day:      Saturdays weekly
Time:       11 am–1 pm
Where:     Library group study room 3, Level 2
Teachers: Geoff

More information
1 - 31 Oct Ongoing

Deakin Desk Drawers - Keepsakes and curiosities exhibition

Something new is coming to Deakin campuses – a snapshot of the last 40 years of Deakin history built out of the things we use most often. Did you know Deakin were inter-university sporting champions in 1995? Or that lectures were recorded all the way back in 1989?

For the past six months Deakin staff have been scouring their cupboards, cabinets, and yes, desk drawers, to find the old, the weird and the wonderful Deakin memorabilia they've accumulated over the decades.

Dates:   until 31 October 2014
Location: Waurn Ponds campus

Check the dates for your campus and come see the history of Deakin in a whole new way.

Deakin University 40 Years

30 Oct Break

Diwali Festival

Bring your family and join Deakin staff and students as we celebrate the Diwali - the most important and vibrant Indian Festival of Lights for all. 

Date: Thursday 30 October 
Time: 4 - 6 pm. 
Venue:  Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, KD Stewart Centre. Transport from Burwood and/or Warrnambool will be arranged if there is enough interest.

Find out more and register

Warrnambool

Day Month Week Event
1, 2 Oct Week 11

Global Study Information Session

Interested in studying overseas and want to know more? Come along to an Information Session.

It is your chance to find out, first-hand, how it all works!

For all students planning on submitting an application for an exchange program it is compulsory to attend an information session. Please ensure you bring valid student ID as your attendance will be registered by the Global Student Mobility team upon arrival.

Date:          Wednesday,  1 October 2014
Time:          1:00 – 1:50
Location:    F3.04
 

Date:          Wednesday,  1 October 2014
Time:          3:00 – 3:50
Location:    F3.04 

Date:          Thursday,  2 October 2014
Time:          10:00 – 10:50
Location:    F3.04 

Date:          Thursday,  2 October 2014
Time:          1:00 – 1:50
Location:    F3.04 

Find out more about the Global study information sessions 

28 Sep - 3 Oct Oct Week 11

Deakin Dragons - Aus Uni Games

Aus Uni Games - Deakin Dragons
28 Sep - 3 Oct.

The Deakin Dragon team consists of

  • 148 Competitors
  • 6 Coaches
  • 5 DUSA Staff
Follow our team on Deakin Spirit.
1 - 31 Oct Ongoing

Graduate Career Check Up

Graduate Career Check Up is a fantastic, personalised program designed to help you get your first graduate job. Your consultant will tailor a plan which addresses your job search, application, personal branding and interview needs.

With the right preparation you will increase your chances of job success. The program is open to job seeking, undergraduate students due to complete their degree in T2 or T3 2014.

Registration is open 29 Sept – Nov 14.

Find out more by visiting Grad Career Check-Up 
13-24 Oct Exams

Free exam breakfasts

Come and get your free breakfast during exam time! Available to all students.  

This is a DUSA event.  

15 Oct Exams

Ride to Work Day

Once again Deakin is a proud sponsor of the Warrnambool Ride2Work Day. 

We would love to see staff and students representing Deakin on the Village Green!! Come join Australia's biggest celebration of commuter riding, Ride2Work Day 

Last year 113 people felt the benefits of leaving their car at home. Some participants travelled over an hour to attend, improving their fitness and doing their bit to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. 

Registration is FREE, there are spot prizes and a FREE breakfast will be served.

Date: Wednesday 15 October 2014
Time: 7:00 - 9:30am
Location:  FREE breakfast will be served at the Warrnambool Art Gallery

Register at Ride2Work Day

30 Oct Break

Diwali Festival

Bring your family and join Deakin staff and students as we celebrate the Diwali - the most important and vibrant Indian Festival of Lights for all. 

Date: Thursday 30 October 
Time: 4 - 6 pm.
Venue:  Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, KD Stewart Centre. Transport from Burwood and/or Warrnambool will be arranged if there is enough interest.

Find out more and register

The Student Calendar of Events is designed to promote University and DUSA events open to all Deakin students. The calendar is updated on a monthly basis.

Complete the event submission form to have your event considered. For more information please send an email.

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