Study Skills, together with the library and other support services, provides free workshops, consultations and online resources to develop your academic skills and enhance your university experience.
Deakin has a number of free peer support programs to assist you in getting to know your way around the university and provide support with your studies and in some cases with specific units. At the Students Helping Students Drop-in Station find experienced Deakin students who have excelled in their own studies and are trained to provide specialised support.
Need a quiet place to study? Want to start a study group? Need to rehearse an oral presentation with other students? Book a study space in the Learning Space at Burwood or a Library study room at any campus.
Library study rooms (all campuses)
Book a Library study room at your campus. Rooms can only be booked a week in advance.
The Learning Space (Burwood only)
Building H, level 1
Melbourne Burwood Campus
Open: 8 am – 12 midnight, Monday – Friday
Telephone: 03 9246 8250
The Learning Space is a great learning facility for students:
- private rooms for group work or small meetings, each with LCD flat-panel monitors. Make a booking by calling the Learning Space.
- quiet individual zones
- open collaborative areas
- computers with printing facilities
- power and wireless access for laptops and devices
- a café with indoor and outdoor seating.
Maintaining a healthy study/work/life balance is not always easy. Studying at university can be an exciting and challenging time, but it can also be a very stressful time. Deakin student services are here to support you with managing some of the pressures associated with university study.
- Check out these Deakin Health and Wellbeing tips on stress management, procrastination, study/life balance , exam confidence, sleep difficulties and relaxation techniques.
- Deakin Counselling Service offers free confidential psychological support to students. Counsellors are all highly skilled psychologists and social workers. They will work with you to understand and manage issues that are impacting on your ability to reach your potential.
- Deakin Medical Centres provide accessible medical services for all current students. The centres are staffed by qualified and experienced medical doctors and nurses who provide confidential healthcare services.
- DUSA Advocacy and Welfare advocates for students in a wide range of academic and disciplinary matters.
- The Desk aims to support Australian tertiary students to achieve mental and physical health and wellbeing. The Desk offers free access to online modules, tools, quizzes and advice on how to study more effectively. Register with your university login.
- Reach out: Exams and study stress has resources on starting university, beating exam stress, and managing work and study.
- Beyond blue: Study habits has advice on time management, study stress and procrastination.
Do you have a disability, health or mental health condition that affects your study? Deakin's Disability Resource Centre (DRC) supports students to make the most of their studies. Support is available whether your condition is ongoing, temporary or only affects you from time to time.
There are a number of guides and tutorials to help you navigate the Library catalogue, databases and online resources.
- Explore the Library's Getting Started guide for new students.
- Check out the Library resource guides in your subject area.
- Explore the online tutorials on digital literacy.
- Keep an eye out for Student Rovers in the Library.
- Deakin IT Services provides support and information about student software, usernames and passwords, internet and wireless access, email and printing.