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Belong, Balance, Broaden

Deakin Res is here to ensure you are happy, healthy and connected with each other, our team and the broader community. Our Belong, Balance and Broaden program is designed to:

  • Foster a sense of belonging and engagement within our community

  • Encourage a balance of mind and body

  • Explore opportunities to broaden your horizons through personal and professional development activities, webinars and workshops.

Belong to your community

Connecting with those around you is essential for your overall wellbeing. We know our residential community is a second home so we’re here to make sure

  • Are connected and engaged with your fellow residents and our staffing team,  

  • Remain an active member of our community,

  • Share meaningful experiences, communal activities and celebrations.   

Balance your mind and body

Life as a university student can be challenging, and it’s not easy balancing competing demands including study, work, family, friends and your social life. Our
focus is on providing you with the tools and resources to:  

  • Manage blending learning arrangements,   

  • Support your mental health, emotional wellbeing whilst encouraging you to stay physically active,   

  • Learn techniques to develop and maintain your resilience, motivation, mindfulness and positivity.  

Broaden Your Horizons

Life on campus provides the perfect opportunity to embrace new experiences whilst developing and enhancing your personal and professional skillset. Whether it’s learning a new recipe, language, or craft, we’ll provide an abundance of opportunities to
channel your sense of fun and adventure, creativity and competitive spirit by helping you to:  

  • Try a raft of diverse and inclusive programs and activities,   

  • Learn new skills, proficiencies and talents of value both now and into the future,  

  • Continue to enhance your employability through professional development workshops.

Our approach and frameworks

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.

Award Winning

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.

Learn more about the Deakin Res Experience

Deakin Residential Services

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

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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the unceded lands and waterways on which Deakin University does business. We pay our deep respect to the Ancestors and Elders of Wadawurrung Country, Eastern Maar Country and Wurundjeri Country where our physical campuses are located. We also acknowledge all First Nations Peoples that make contributions to our learning communities.

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