Life at Deakin

There's more to university life than just textbooks and lectures. At Deakin, we've got so much to offer. From making new friends and learning about your course during orientation to getting the individual support you need to do well, we've got you covered.

Your university experience

There’s a reason why we’re rated one of Australia’s top universities. On campus we can help you get all the support you need for your course, career and general wellbeing. Join a club (we’ve got everything from anime to basketball) or hit the town with new friends – we’ll give you the low-down on where’s best to eat and shop. Get ready for a great time.

Why study at Deakin

Our student satisfaction ranks the highest among all the Victorian universities. Join more than 61,000 students who’ve chosen Deakin for its practical, hands-on approach to learning.

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Student life

Away from the textbooks, there's a whole campus to explore. We'll help you find the best eateries, where to work out and which clubs and societies to join.

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Support services

We've got heaps of services for you to make the most of, from health and wellbeing support to career advice.

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Orientation and getting started

Nervous about starting university? There's no need to be – we've got everything in place to help you through the process.

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Whether you choose to stay for a week, a trimester or a year – we have just the place for you.

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Graduation is a celebration of all your hard work and completing your studies. Whether you're finishing your studies or showing your support from the crowd, here's everything you need to know about graduating at Deakin.

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