• Deakin University

Preparing to Succeed: A Quick and Easy Guide to Postgraduate Study and Life at Deakin.

Find out what it takes to succeed in your postgraduate studies and how Deakin can support you.

8,768 enrolled on this course

Preparing to Succeed: A Quick and Easy Guide to Postgraduate Study and Life at Deakin.
  • Duration1 week
  • Weekly study2 hours

Gain the knowledge, skills and resources to study with confidence.

This short overview to postgraduate study at Deakin will build your understanding and confidence about what it takes to succeed, how to get prepared and organised, and where to find the support and resources that you might need when you need them.

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What topics will you cover?

  • Deakin’s learning philosophy
  • How to make the most of your Deakin postgraduate experience and beyond
  • Planning for study success: balancing your study, work and other life commitments
  • Academic support and integrity
  • Personal wellbeing, Deakin communities and other resources
  • Practical tips and insights from Deakin students and staff

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Describe what to expect in your postgraduate studies at Deakin
  • Evaluate what additional support you may require to succeed in your studies
  • Design a sustainable study plan
  • Assess which additional orientation and preparation resources will be of most use to you.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for both online and on-campus students commencing postgraduate studies by coursework at Deakin.

Who will you learn with?

is Dean of Students at Deakin University. Lisa was a teaching and research academic in the Faculty of Health for over 10 years, and is passionate about supporting Deakin’s student experience.

Drew is a Language and Learning Adviser at Deakin University, where he manages online resources for the Study Support unit. He has a background in teaching, adult literacy, e-learning and publishing.

Juanita is a Language and Learning Adviser and coordinates Deakin’s Writing Mentors. Her background is in applied linguistics and teaching. She researches literacies development in tertiary education.

Tao is a Langauge and Learning Adviser, Academic & Peer Support. He has worked in academic and language support for over 15 years. He has published on this work, as well as on alternative education.

Who developed the course?

Deakin University

Deakin University is one of Australia’s largest universities with more than 61,000 students and over 15,000 online.

  • Established1974
  • LocationMelbourne, Australia
  • World rankingTop 280Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

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