Entries by Skye Mitchell

DUSA Wellness Week

DUSA Wellness Week Kicking off on Sunday the 17th May, DUSA’s Wellness Week has something for everyone. There’s free wellness webinars resources for families in iso, online study tips and online events from your favourite clubs! Don’t miss Self Care Sunday, free finance & wellness webinars, Deakin Active workouts, healthy recipes, and plenty of night […]


The DUSA Student Council are continuing their work communicating student’s concerns to the University regarding the recent changes to the grading schema and WAM. Following a series of urgent meetings held last week, and further follow up meetings with the Dean of Students and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Education, the Student Council have strongly voiced […]

Loving it Up on Global Love Day

May 1st marks a global celebration of love and DUSA wants us all to unite, embrace and focus on compassion and all things love for the official ‘Global Love Day’!   All over the world today, whether it’s for a friend, a partner a family member or a colleague, humanity is spreading love and sharing, […]

Deakin Grading Schema – Update

Quick Update on the Deakin Grading Schema  When DUSA approached the university, our request was simple. We were after a model similar to what has since been adopted at other universities, an opt-in/opt-out model. Originally, the University agreed to consider those demands; however, a week or so later they returned to us saying that this […]

Important information about the changes to WAM

Dear Deakin students DUSA asked for your feedback and you gave it. After the major success of our Student Survey we put to our 11,000 members, we’ve approached the university and requested changes to the grading scheme. Deakin hasn’t been able to meet all of our demands, but we’ve had some great progress and we […]

From Student Council To You

Hi everyone, we hope you are doing well during this frustrating time. We understand how hard it is to get back into the routine of studying when there is so much on your mind – we’re dealing with that tough transition too – so we know how difficult it is to be a student right […]

An Update on Special Grading and WAM in Trimester 1

Over the weekend we’ve been inundated with many inquiries regarding Deakin’s stance on assessment grading and WAM calculations this trimester. This is an issue we’ve taken very seriously and so wanted to provide a brief update on what Student Council have been up to and what we’re asking for. The COVID-19 situation has meant many […]

Support for Domestic Violence Survivor-Victims during COVID-19

Trigger Warning: Domestic and Family Violence, Physical and Sexual Harm Victoria has gone into Stage 3 lockdowns due to COVID-19, along with most other states and territories around Australia. Throughout this time, those who would usually be travelling to work and school are now stuck at home. This can be a difficult transition for most […]

More Important Student Wins

DUSA Student Council has been busy working with the University to make sure your student voice is heard across the table. Here are a few student wins we have had this week… Additional hardship support for international students: We know that many international students are struggling with the costs of living and studying, yet are […]

Taking A Stand Together

To the students of Deakin University, As we continue to transition into a COVID-19 world, students across the country have struggled to adjust to the new learning environment and the uncertainty it brings. But in this time of unrest we stand strong as a Deakin community and have seen messages of hope and support for […]