Congratulations! You’ve smashed out high school like a total weapon, you’ve buffed up the social networks over the summer and now the time has come for your first Deakin University trimester.
But what next? Well, rest assured we’ve got you covered!
Tip #1 – Ask for Help
First things first, know that we’ve got your back, we want you to have the best university experience possible. From advocacy to course advisers, DUSA and Deakin are always ready and raring to give a helping hand to those who need it. To paraphrase the immortal words of Albus Dumbledore: “Help will always be given at Deakin for those who ask for it”. So, if you’ve got a question or need a hand just ask and we’ll come running!
Asking for help is amazingly therapeutic, nothing can beat that peace of mind that comes from having a definitive answer to whatever your question is. There is no shortage of people at DUSA and Deakin who are pleased as punch to help you out even with any questions. Head on over to the good old Student Central. Student Central has offices on all Deakin campuses and can be contacted by phone, in person or online six days a week.
Tip #2 – Prepare. Prepare. Prepare.
Secondly and the arguably most important tip we can share with you is that fortune favours the prepared. Everything (and we mean everything) in your time at University will go a lot smoother as long as you’ve prepared yourself.
Whether that’s study, leaving enough time to get to lectures or starting at least the foundations of your assignments early, it’s never going to be a bad move. Although it’s an annoying truth, the only thing you’ll gain from leaving things to the last minute is undue stress.
Tip #3 – Get Involved in Uni Life
Another tasty tidbit we can provide is to take advantage of your opportunities while at university. It might sound a bit basic but you’d be surprised how quickly you’ll be in your final years! Make sure to, if not join, have a look at joining a DUSA club or sports team. There are so many options across all campuses we’re confident you can find something you’ll enjoy. You’re guaranteed to make some lifelong pals and even gain some new skills so, make sure to peruse what’s on offer.
Tip #4 – Relax
Our final tip is so simple but people always forget it – take time for yourself. Everyone needs to recharge from time to time and everyone relaxes in different ways. From taking a nap, to lazing about in your trackies with Netflix, to even defeating your online gaming foes, it’s all good! Make sure to take time for yourself and try to forget about your woes, because at the end of the day everyone needs a breather.
And there you have it, a few useful tips and tricks for your first trimester here at Deakin University. Although they seem obvious you’ll be surprised how helpful they can be. We wish you a very happy, fulfilling and healthy trimester.
Welcome to Uni!