Online course

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.

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

  • Duration 1 week
  • Weekly study 2 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?

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  • Available now
    This course started 27 May 2019

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?

Bernie Marshall

Bernie Marshall

Bernie has been at Deakin for 27 years, teaching in public health. He is now the Dean of Students and was previously the Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) for the Faculty of Health.

John Hamilton

John Hamilton

John Hamilton is a Language and Learning Adviser. He was formerly an Educational Developer at Victoria University and a Lecturer in the Student Academic Support Unit at Monash University.

Wes Howard

Wes Howard

Wes Howard is a Language and Learning Adviser who works with students in the development of their academic literacies, English language and communicative skills.

Who developed the course?

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