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Deakin Uni General Chat
« on: February 22, 2017, 02:49:05 pm »
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DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
G E N E R A L   C H A T   T H R E A D

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What is this thread for?
Welcome to the Deakin University general chat thread. ;D This thread is for anything Deakin-related. If you have general questions, ask them here. If you don't know where to ask something, ask it here. If you want to vent about your day at uni, do it here. If you want to chat about your subjects, do it here. Basically, whatever you want - this is the place for it. 👌

Who can post here?
Anybody! Most will be current students at the university, but even if you're considering studying here, you're absolutely more than welcome to post! Providing different perspectives is incredibly valuable.

Just note that to ask a question or make a post, you will first need an ATAR Notes account. You probably already have one, but if you don't, it takes about four seconds to sign up - and it's completely free!

OTHER DEAKIN UNIVERSITY RESOURCES

GENERAL UNIVERSITY RESOURCES
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INTRODUCTION TO UNIVERSITY:
* Making the most of university [guide]
* How university works. The point of this thread is to get you up to speed on how university actually works, answering any questions first-year students (or older) could possibly have.
* First year university checklist. A concise summary of some of the major terms you might come across in your first days, weeks and months at uni.
* Choosing universities: a beginner's guide.
* VET FEE-HELP explained.
* HECS-HELP and what your careers counsellor won't talk about.
* What's the best way to pay off uni fees?
* What's a university lecture actually like?

GENERAL UNIVERSITY:
* Moving interstate for uni: is it worth it?
* Week 4 uni getting you down? Read this!
* Writing a university thesis.
* Guide to academic writing.
* The uni and course for you: a guide for prospective students
* Have you considered taking a gap year?

FACULTY-SPECIFIC GUIDES:
* What's first year Biomedicine really like?
* What's first year Medicine really like?
* Taking the long road to Law.
* The benefits of an Arts degree - by a current Law student.
* Beyond the end goal: lessons learnt from higher education (Science).
* What's the difference between Legal Studies and Law?
* Difference between undergrad and postgrad Law.
* Communications/Media Q&A.
* Engineering Q&A.
* First year uni maths questions.
* Differences between Bachelor of Biomed and Bachelor of Science.

ACADEMIC GUIDES:
* How to write a university essay.
* How do you get High Distinctions?
* Students who consistently achieve H1s/HDs, how do you do it?

DISCUSSION TOPICS:
* Rank your university units from favourite to least favourite.
* Things I wish I knew about first year uni.
* Is a Bachelor of Arts useless?
* Misconceptions (and truths) about uni life.
* I don't know what to study at uni - help!
* If you weren't studying what you're studying, what would you be studying?
* Is having a car/licence a must for university life?
* How to uni: a guide.
* Uni. Is it really worth it?
* Does university make you feel like a slave?
* Is a laptop necessary for university?
* I can't seem to make friends at university.
* Should I drop out of university?
* How to make friends at uni?
* University stationery.
* What happens if you do 'badly' in uni?
* Do you even SWOTVAC?

RESULTS:
* University results discussion.

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A place for general conversation pertaining to Deakin University. ;D

Say hello if you're currently studying at Deakin!
« Last Edit: March 14, 2018, 02:45:24 pm by Joseph41 »

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Re: Deakin Uni General Chat
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2020, 10:17:42 pm »
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For Deakin's optometry course, I've read some pretty bad reviews for it but can someone pls back this up? Is the course actually bad or it's still recommended to study? Thanks in advance!:)

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Re: Deakin Uni General Chat
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2020, 01:22:57 am »
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Hi zhouzhennan,

I don't do optometry at Deakin, so unfortunately I couldn't really tell you what being a student in that course is like. 

One thing worth noting is that for health degrees, the university you go to doesn't really matter as all of them have to be accredited by their specific boards (e.g. Optometry Board of Australia). This means that you're probably going to be learning the same / similar things no matter where you go. Deakin's optometry course is accredited (see here).

Some things to think about:

- after researching, what do you like and dislike about the course? It might be helpful (if you haven't already) to have a look at Deakin's Optometry Open Day presentation (linked here). It has some information about the way the course is run. Do you like the accelerated nature of the course and / or that there are trimesters?
- is the location convenient for you, and if not, are you willing to travel longer distances compared to other unis or live closer to campus?


Even if it turns out that you don't like the course for any reason, there is always the option to transfer to another course!

Hope this helps you out a bit :)
« Last Edit: September 23, 2020, 01:26:37 am by lm21074 »

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Re: Deakin Uni General Chat
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2020, 10:14:24 am »
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Please, if anyone goes to Deakin, does anyone have any information about places to safely park a bike on campus? I'd be planning to cycle to Deakin, would there be a problem with that?
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Re: Deakin Uni General Chat
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2020, 03:19:36 pm »
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Please, if anyone goes to Deakin, does anyone have any information about places to safely park a bike on campus? I'd be planning to cycle to Deakin, would there be a problem with that?
Hi, if you're going to Burwood, there is a shed inside the car park that you can safely park your bike :)

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Re: Deakin Uni General Chat
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2020, 05:20:22 pm »
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Hi, if you're going to Burwood, there is a shed inside the car park that you can safely park your bike :)
Thanks! (and yes - I hope :))
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