The Jaffy’s Guide to University

One of the most important concepts that you will learn about during your first weeks of university is that of the Jaffy. If you don’t know what a Jaffy is, you probably are one. The word Jaffy is both a pejorative and affectionate term for students who are in their first year of university. Like so many brilliant Australianisms, it’s an acronym. It’s short for … Continue reading The Jaffy’s Guide to University

Workshop: Better Your Grades!

Although appearing to be a stressed, sleep-deprived, coffee-addicted ball of angst seems to be in vogue for university students, it actually isn’t mandatory. There is an alternative. Across February and March, La Trobe University is lending a helping hand to all its frazzled and frantic students. Workshops that provide practical tips about studying effectively, managing your time, taking notes and using university services are here … Continue reading Workshop: Better Your Grades!

Meet the ASSC Pro Vice-Chancellor: Simon Evans

Ellen O’Brien interviews Simon Evans, the new Pro Vice-Chancellor of the College of ASSC. While students are busy learning new things, feeding their curiosity, working on assignments and making friends, it’s easy to forget all the hard work that staff from across the university put into making the university experience the best it can be. Last week, Professor Simon Evans, the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the ASSC College, joined us to discuss his hopes for La Trobe University, … Continue reading Meet the ASSC Pro Vice-Chancellor: Simon Evans

An Insider’s Guide to Graduation

End of December means we are celebrating the last round of graduations for the year. Master of Marketing student, Alvaro Fuentes, gives the Wise ASSC blog a behind-the-scenes look at the excitement of graduation day. It’s 6am, the sky is still dark.   It’s quite difficult to rise early during semester break. However, today is a special day for some students and I’m invited to the party. It’s been one year since I started as … Continue reading An Insider’s Guide to Graduation