Welcome to Deakin! Your Cloud Orientation runs for 5 weeks from O'Week onwards. It includes a series of online events and competitions designed to give you the opportunity to explore your online learning environment and find out what is available to you as a cloud student. You are encouraged to register and attend as many sessions as possible.
We encourage you to make the most of your time at Deakin as a cloud student and connect with others through DeakinSync Communities. If you live near campus, then please come and join in the on campus activities as well!
What is on during an O'Week for cloud students?
Welcome to Deakin! O'Week gives you a great opportunity to find your bearings as a Deakin Cloud student before your study begins.
We recommend you join the Faculty Welcome webchat sessions and take the opportunity to chat with Jane den Hollander, Deakin’s Vice-Chancellor. You can also join web chats and workshops about studying in the cloud, financial assistance and library services - there is even a session on the ultimate
student guide to campus. Don't forget to click on 'register' to select all events you are interested in. All session times are AEDT and run for one hour, unless otherwise specified.
You are also very welcome to come to a campus if there is one near you to get involved, but if you can't make it, you can still experience some of the atmosphere - check out our live broadcasts by simply downloading the free Periscope app on your smartphone and following @deakin.
Competition of the week: You could win $50 to spend at the Deakin Merchandise store. Take a selfie with your Deakin Welcome Pack and post it on Instagram, using #deakinlife. Make sure your profile is public so we can find you!
DUSA - Trips, Tours and Short Courses
DUSA offers a range of Trips, Tours and Short Courses that can take you to amazing attractions or adventures – like swim with the dolphins! Or provide you with opportunities to gain certificates that develop your skills, knowledge and work options. Some short courses are available online and many of our trips and tours are accessible to cloud students if you live near a campus or the city of Melbourne, with many activities departing from locations across Victoria! Head to the DUSA website for full details.
Every year DUSA lines up amazing events for you to experience! As a cloud student you can participate in any event at any campus or at other locations across Victoria. During O’Week DUSA hosts day and night events! Each day there are markets, clubs & societies stalls, free food and live entertainment. When night falls we host movie nights, bar crawls, comedy nights, trampolining, Timezone and some of our iconic Beach, Jungle and Superhero parties! Through out the trimester we even have a heap of activities going on like the Plus 4 Festival or our weekly free food days. Head to the DUSA website for full details.
If you need help online and can't make it to a scheduled web session or have a general question about your enrolment, don't worry! The Student Central contact centre is open 8.30am to 9pm Monday to Friday and Saturday 9am-4pm for live chat, phone or email.
Additional online services that may also be useful include:
Watson - accessible through DeakinSync, you can ask Watson questions and get tailored answers, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Library - Skype the Library
Study Skills support Skype a Language and Learning Advisor
IT support - IT helpdesk including help with user names and passwords and email Postraduate research students: Research Hub Postgraduate Research students Research Hub
You can also visit any Deakin Learning Centre if you live nearby. There are Deakin Learning Centres in Cragieburn, Dandenong and Werribee. Make the most of the facilities available including study support, wireless access and spaces for private or group study.