New students

Whether you have just started university or are returning after a long break, we have the resources to get you prepared for study.

Orientation resources


Learn about study at Deakin, using online tools, submitting assignments and much more. UniStart is for all commencing students.

Use the handy UniStart self-assessment quiz to work out your orientation needs.

In addition, new postgraduate students can join Preparing to succeed.

UniStart sessions

UniStart workshops

UniStart information sessions happen on campus and online during Orientation and throughout the trimester. If you don't live near a campus or missed a session you can access the recordings.

Student mentors

Deakin's student mentors can help you make a great start.


Helping you develop your English language and communication skills.

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