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Deakin University

World Rankings

  • QS World University Ranking (2017–18) 324
  • THE World University Ranking (2017–18) 301-350

Student Services and Facilities

Student jobs

  • Internships – Most Deakin courses have at least an internship component that allows students to practice what they learn in class. Internships are available in subject areas such as business, journalism, public relations, media, sociology and science, and in a wide range of organisations in Australia and overseas.
  • Jobshop and Career Seminars are also available at Deakin University.

Disability support

  • Deakin’s Equity and Diversity provide a range of services to students and staff with the aim of improving educational and employment outcomes for people with disability. Deakin also provides policy advice to senior management on disability related issues including the implications of equal opportunity legislation.
  • Deakin’s Disability Resource Centre provides access to services and supports that assist students with disability or health conditions to make the most of their study.

Students' Union

  • DUSA (Deakin University Student Association) gathers undergraduate, postgraduate and International students alike. DUSA aims at enhancing their members’ university experience at Deakin and represents Deakin students in the broader community.
  • Students can get involved in a range of clubs and societies. For more information, please see the DUSA website.

History

  • Deakin University was established in 1974 and is located in the Australian State of Victoria. It was named after the leader of the Australian federation movement and Australia’s second Prime Minister, Alfred Deakin.
  • With its four campuses (one in Melbourne, two in Geelong and one in Warrnambool) and 43,000 students, it is Australia’s ninth largest university.
  • Deakin is an exciting, progressive and innovative educational institution that aims at producing well-rounded graduates who are valued across diverse industries in all international markets.
  • Deakin University has won the prestigious Australian University of the Year award twice (1995-1996 and 1999-00). 

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Denis Napthine, current Premier of Victoria (47th Premier of Victoria).
  • Daniel Flitton, Senior Correspondent for The Age Newspaper, covering foreign affairs and politics.
  • David McAllister, Director of The Australian Ballet and Principal Artist at the Australian Ballet between 1989 and 2001.
  • Benjamin Graham, former Geelong Football Club great and punter in the NFL for the Detroit Lions.
  • Anthony Ellwood, current Director of the National Gallery of Victoria.
  • Richard Colman, OAM and Gold Medallist at the Athens Paralympic Games in 2004. Winner of numerous World Titles and holder of Australian and Oceania record.

Address

Deakin University, Melbourne Burwood Campus, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood Victoria 3125, Australia