What is Drop In Not Out (DINO) and why should I attend?


I’ve re-posted this from the Ask Flinders website as I reckon it is relevant information for all students.

I’ll be a the Sturt DINO event tomorrow on the Health, Counselling and Disability table if you have any questions about health and wellbeing.


Sometimes the pressures of University and personal life can become hard to manage, but it’s important to remember you’re not alone. Flinders provides a range of free student support services to help you with financial, administrative, academic or welfare matters. To help you learn about the support services available to you, in an informal setting, we invite you to join us at one of three Drop In Not Out (DINO) events:

  • Tuesday 26 March 2019, 10.30am – 1.00pm at The Pantry, Sturt Precinct
  • Wednesday 27 March 2019, 10.30am – 1.00pm at Level 1, The Plaza, Bedford Park Precinct
  • Thursday 28 March 2019, 10.30am – 1.00pm at Level 1, The Plaza, Bedford Park Precinct

At DINO you can speak with a range of staff from student support services who can offer advice and support. Even if you’re not struggling with your studies it can be useful to learn more about the services offered, in case you need these in future.

Some of the services available at DINO include:

  • Advice about changing your course, or adding additional degrees to your studies.
  • Student Assist staff who will provide support and advice on student welfare matters, including financial and academic advocacy services.
  • Health, counselling and disability support staff, who can offer advice on managing stress, provide access to disability resources, and help you get in touch with health professionals.
  • International Student Services who can offer advice and support related to visa conditions and implications of withdrawing, as well as a range of other services to any international student.
  • Careers staff who can help alleviate your concerns about your career pathway and where your studies can take you.
  • Yunggorendi Student Engagement staff who will provide advice and support for Indigenous students, including tutoring, counselling and pastoral support.
  • The Library and FLO support staff, who can offer one-on-one sessions with a Librarian, research support services, assistance with FLO, and advice about accessing library resources.
  • The Student Learning Centre staff, who provide academic study support including help with referencing, academic writing and maths skills.

The Student Learning Centre will be running some study support sessions to give you tips and advice about preparing assignments, academic writing and referencing.

In addition, the following academic support sessions are available during the three days. Please click to find out more and to register for these sessions.

Tuesday 26 March 2019
Assignments – How To (Sturt Precinct)

Wednesday 27 March 2019
Assignments – How To (Bedford Park Precinct)

Thursday 28 March 2019
Academic Writing and Referencing (Bedford Park Precinct)

If you are not able to come on campus for DINO, but feel you need assistance, please email student.experience@flinders.edu.au

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