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Students Helping Students (SHS)

As student leaders for all faculties at Deakin, SHS mentors provide free personalised support in areas such as managing your time, achieving study-life balance and getting to know Deakin services.

SHS are available to answer any questions you may have about your studies at Deakin, including:

  • using CloudDeakin and eLive
  • changing units and majors
  • how to meet more students
  • where to practise conversational English
  • how to get involved in other activities
  • accommodation issues

You can get in touch with SHS at the drop-in station, via email, phone or Facebook. No appointments are necessary.

Have a question about writing or assignments?

SHS mentors can answer questions about managing the expectations of writing at university, research and actually writing the assignments. They can also refer you to a Language and Learning Adviser if necessary.

Typical questions about assignments which we can assist with include:

  • I have so many assignments due all at once, how long should I spend on each one?
  • Where do I start? 
  • How do I start researching my assignment?
  • I am not sure what I have to do with my task, the question is not clear to me.
  • How can I plan my essay?
  • How can I get my assignment to 'flow'?
  • Have I addressed my assignment criteria?
  • I have written the assignment but I am not sure if it makes sense. Can you read it?
  • I got a low mark. Can you help me understand how to improve for next trimester?
  • Can you help with time management and timetabling?
  • Where can I find relevant journal articles?
  • Can you explain referencing?

Can SHS mentors proofread assignments?

As your assignment has been assigned to you, we are unable to change its content because this raises plagiarism and collusion issues.

However, we are able to make some general suggestions about assignment structuring advice. We can also go through your assignment with you to make sure that you have fulfilled the assessment criteria.

You do not have to wait until your assignment has been finished to ask us for help. In fact, it is better to come in early rather than on the due date, so that we can make sure someone is available to help you, whether it's a mentor or a referral to a Language and Learning Adviser.

'We've been through it all before and know of some of the challenges students face. As a result we have some handy tips, skills and advice which might just make your experience the best it can be!'

Where to find us

Burwood

The Learning Space, Building H, Level 1

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
12 midday - 4pm 1 - 4pm 12 midday - 4pm 12 midday - 4pm 12 midday - 4pm

03 9246 8694 03 9246 8694 mentors@deakin.edu.au
SHS Facebook

Waurn Ponds

The Library

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
11am - 3pm 11am - 3pm 11am - 3pm 11am - 3pm N/A

03 9246 8694 03 9246 8694 mentors@deakin.edu.au
SHS Facebook

Waterfront

The Library

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
11am - 3pm 11am - 3pm 11am - 3pm 11am - 3pm N/A

03 9246 8694 03 9246 8694 mentors@deakin.edu.au
SHS Facebook

Warrnambool

If you are a Warrnambool student, please call, email or post your questions on Facebook:

03 9246 8694 03 9246 8694 mentors@deakin.edu.au
SHS Facebook

Cloud (online) study

If you are a Cloud (online) student, please call, email or post your questions on Facebook:

03 9246 8694 03 9246 8694 mentors@deakin.edu.au
SHS Facebook

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