Whether you’re at an early morning tutorial or studying late into the wee small hours, you should feel safe anytime you’re on campus. You can have one of our Swinburne Security officers accompany you anywhere on campus or to your car. Live locally? Our free Hawthorn night bus, which leaves at 30-minute intervals, will drop you home. (Uber who?)
Swinburne students know how to make a splash!
No pool? No problem. Swinburne students can dive right into free use of the indoor and outdoor pools at Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre, conveniently located just around the corner from campus. You’ll also get discounted membership to the centre and access to Swinburne-only group fitness classes. Don’t know how to swim? Attend a free casual class that will teach you all the basics.
Obviously, 2020 threw some gnarly global challenges our way, so this is more of a dream perk, right now. (It’s good to dream, right?) When planes are flying once more, here’s how the reality will look: Swinburne has exchange partnerships with over 100 universities around the world. That means, from Austria to Venezuela, there’ll be something for everyone and if a full semester feels too long to be away, there’ll be plenty of shorter options, including overseas internships and study tours.
If you can’t wait to be there in person, there’s a unique way to immerse yourself in another culture, gain a new perspective - and get credit towards your course. We currently offer some virtual overseas programs and plan to add new ones soon. So, stay tuned because, whatever form it takes, a study exchange is an awesome way to connect with the global learning community.
Perk #9: You get leadership and volunteering opportunities
Get involved in your Swinburne community and gain valuable skills in leading and volunteering. This also comes with plenty of perks – like getting to go behind the scenes at cool events and meeting awesome people, plus there’s that fuzzy feeling that comes from helping out.
Sometimes things get too much. Whether you need counselling to help you deal with a problem or financial advice to improve your money habits, Swinburne students have access to a range of services and advice. Got questions about your tax? Looking for some free legal advice? We’re here to help.