An honours degree and me: The unexpected decision

La Trobe student, Claire Kearns, speaks about her journey and the difficulties she faced from others regarding her decision to become an honours student. When I decided to enrol at La Trobe University for the 2015 year, almost four years later I never expected to be an honours year student. When I enrolled I was told by several well-meaning people that tertiary education was beyond … Continue reading An honours degree and me: The unexpected decision

Don’t put it off! Procrastination workshop

La Trobe University & #howtouni invites you to: Procrastination & Perfectionism: Why is it so hard to get things done? Here is your chance to learn about why we put things off, why it seems like we cannot ever manage to complete assignments on time and learn strategies for beating procrastination and perfectionism… it may just help you get your next assignment completed without all … Continue reading Don’t put it off! Procrastination workshop

Research week: Catherine Lang and adventures in Malaysia with Education students

In this post, we celebrate La Trobe Research Week, 27-31 August, by sharing an interview with Catherine Lang, Associate Professor from the School of Education. Like many busy academics, Catherine juggles both teaching and research. And because Catherine’s focus is education, we asked her to talk about some of the research she has done with La Trobe students. One of Catherine’s projects is a partnership … Continue reading Research week: Catherine Lang and adventures in Malaysia with Education students

7000 Kilometers to South Korea – Week 6/6

Leandro Lumanog takes us through his final part of his study abroad journey. The last few weeks of the exchange came like a freight train. My friends and I would constantly joke about how much time we had left every now and then, but we were all worried and down about the countdown that loomed over us. Yet despite knowing our limited time left on … Continue reading 7000 Kilometers to South Korea – Week 6/6

Better Your Grades Workshop

For many people, time management skills don’t come quite as easy as it does for others. Sometimes, finding the right and most useful way to study can be a challenge and therefore, leading to unwanted stress. Having these key skills is vital, especially throughout your university degree. But would we need these skills once we graduate and start working? The answer is yes. Once we … Continue reading Better Your Grades Workshop

International Student Services: drop in and say hi

Are you an international student?  Do you have a question? Want some advice? Or just want to meet the team? Come along to the International Student Services Open house! Treats and prizes included!!!!!! All international students, new or old are welcome to come along and meet the team, ask a question, get advice and support, get connected. No appointment necessary. Come on down to say … Continue reading International Student Services: drop in and say hi

Welcome back to semester two

Jessica Micallef begins her time interning at the Wise ASSC blog. With the all too familiar sound of our alarm clocks at 6am, the immediate need for coffee to wake us up, and the horrendous morning peak hour traffic, we are forced back into reality. And that reality is semester two. While we have survived the dreaded first week back of semester two with get … Continue reading Welcome back to semester two