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Research Guided and Award Winning

All of the work undertaken by Deakin Res is underpinned by student development theory and research.

You can read more about some of our most innovative programs and initiatives here :

Academic Research Papers

Our Academic Research Papers series highlights key elements of the Deakin Res experience to prospective students, parents, care givers and Career Practitioners.

Better Academic Results
Academic Benefits of Student Accom
The impact of living within on-campus accommodation on students’ academic success and persistence.
 All living areas
A Safe Place to Call Home
The importance of physical and psychological safety for students and its impact on their learning and overall experience.
Cultural / Social
A culture of respect
The important role Deakin Res’ RESPECT values play in proactively guiding appropriate and positive behaviours and attitudes within our residential community

You can view each of our academic research papers here:

  1. Academic Benefits of Student Accommodation

  2. A Safe Place to Call Home

  3. A Culture of Respect

  4. A Sense of Belonging and Community

  5. Why Accommodation Matters

  6. The Long-Lasting Impact

We’re also proud to highlight that our Deakin Res team has been awarded a number of international and local awards for its student experience and facilities.

  • Association of College and University Housing Officers International (ACUHO-I) Institutional Presidential Service Award

  • Multiple Deakin University Vice Chancellors Awards

  • Asia Pacific Student Accommodation Association (APSAA) Michael O’Leary Award for Innovation

  • Shortlisted for the PIEoneer Student Accommodation Provider of the Year Award

We also regularly recognize the incredible achievements of our residents and residential student leaders as part of our annual Student Experience Awards. Residents are eligible to receive an award for academic performance, leadership and for role-modelling our RESPECT Values. You can read more about our most recent awards and recipients.

Our approach and frameworks

Belong, Balance, Broaden

Everything we do is designed to help you find a deep sense of purpose and meaning.

Your student experience

Enjoy thoughtfully curated activities designed to help you level up and thrive on – in every aspect of life.

Our Community Values

Our RESPECT community values help keep every student happy, healthy and safe.

Residential Leaders

Our volunteer Residential Leaders (Helpful Humans) help with mentoring, running events and providing support.

Ensure you feel happy, healthy and connected.

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Deakin Residential Services

Our purpose is to sustainably deliver an innovative and outstanding student accommodation experience.

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