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New students

If you have just started university or are returning to study after a long break there is often a lot to take in. Here you will find links to essential study support resources for new Deakin students.

Get Ready

Deakin's Get Ready site provides valuable information to new students transitioning to university. Find key resources on student support services, student tools, campus life and more.


Unistart is a self-paced resource that provides essential information on a range of university tools and services to new students.

Learn more about Unistart

Unistart will help you:

  • learn about CloudDeakin and IT support
  • prepare yourself for university study
  • learn about the Library resources and Career services

All students are automatically enrolled in Unistart. Log in to CloudDeakin via the Current Students page.  Look for the link to Unistart under the heading My Sites.

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Talk to a student mentor

Where can you get reliable information about uni from a student perspective? There are a number of peer mentor programs at Deakin to get you onto a good start at uni. Attend the Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) program or drop in to see a Students Helping Students (SHS) peer mentor.


iDeaL is an online tool which you can use to find out which language and communication skills services at Deakin are most relevant to your needs. All new students are required to complete iDeaL in their first week of study.

Find out more about iDeaL

Introduction to studying at University workshop

The Introduction to studying at university workshops run during orientation week each trimester and provide information and advice on study skills. Attend campus or cloud (online) workshops. Suitable for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Learn more about Introduction to studying at University workshop

Current session times are listed on the registration page.

1. Register for a campus or cloud (online) workshop

Register now

2. To access a cloud (online) workshop, join the Lync session below. Please only attend the session that you have registered for.

Enter your Deakin student email and password.

Join cloud session now

Further resources for new students

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