New students

If you have just started university or are returning after a long break, get prepared for study with the following resources.

Orientation programs


UniStart has essential learning modules for all new and returning students. Learn about study at Deakin, using online tools, submitting assignments, and much more.

Preparing to succeed
In addition to UniStart postgraduate students also have access to Preparing to Succeed.  Learn about study at Deakin, time management, digital tools and the academic skills to be successful.

For staff access to UniStart, please contact eSolutions.

UniStart sessions

UniStart workshops

UniStart orientation sessions are held during the orientation period each trimester for all new undergraduate and post graduate students.

Learn more about Deakin, get some good study tips from staff and students, and find out where to get support when you need it.

These face-to-face and online sessions are delivered by Study Support, the library and and Faculty staff.

UniStart recordings

Access recorded UniStart sessions.

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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