Hello to all you fellow parents/students out there.
Welcome to our Distance publications for 2009.
Trying to juggle children and study can be hard but never
fear the DUSA Distance Campus Committee understands
and we are here to help. Many of our Distance reps are
parents as well and we are always available to lend a
sympathetic ear or help with advice; especially if you are
just starting your studying in 2009.
Throughout the year we will be giving advice
and tips on this page to help the parents out
there. We would also love to hear from you. O f f s h o r e
If you have any advice for other parents out
there, have a problem that you need some One of the unique features of Deakin is its diverse &
advice on or simply want someone to connect multicultural student community; students are here from
with and talk about life, parenting and study most parts of the world studying on and off campus.
with then contact us.
The challenges of the study-work-life balance are not
Our campus director and parent Kim Ogden easy for a uni student. This an overwhelming experience
can be contacted at when you are an international student. The feelings of isolation, missing home & the eagerness to engage with
the community are something in common with all of
or fellow parent of two young children us. But, thanks to DUSA, we are breaking down the barri-
Jennifer Gibson at dusa-distance-crew- ers and creating a vibrant and connected student com-
Or you could join our facebook page and get DUSA is your student organization run by students for
connected at http://www.facebook.com/
students; no matter whether you are an on-campus or
group.php?gid=25815759976. distance student, have your say and get involved. DUSA publications provide an opportunity to keep students
up-to-date on campus events & stay connected. If you
want to share your first day as an international student,
help others with your experiences or if there is some-
thing you’d like to share with us, let us know.
Access to DUSA membership is much easier and simpler
than ever before and this year academic advocacy is
available to both free and access DUSA members. So why
not join DUSA and help yourself to get ahead.
I wish you a great year ahead and stay connected.
Postgraduate Director 2009
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