Shut Up and Study Sessions are Back!

While lockdown means that you can’t catch up with your friends at the La Trobe library to smash out a study session, our Shut Up and Study sessions are back to keep you connected and productive! These sessions are a great way to meet new people while also getting those assignments done! The Shut Up and Study sessions use the Pomodoro method. Using this method, … Continue reading Shut Up and Study Sessions are Back!

Orientation winners: New students, new journeys

Despite lockdowns left, right and centre, Semester 2 arrived, and we were able to welcome new students starting exciting journeys across our campuses! In this post, we introduce you to some of our ASSC Orientation survey competition winners, and hear their intital thoughts about starting their courses. Sitaren is studying a Master of Teaching (Secondary) at Bundoora campus. He chose the course because he has … Continue reading Orientation winners: New students, new journeys

Shut up and Study: Social sessions for smashing out assignments!

The end of semester is coming, and exams are almost upon us. So it’s time to start planning how to smash out those upcoming assessments! If the thought of studying alone sounds dreary and dull, then come and study with others in our Shut Up and Study sessions! Based on the success of Shut Up and Write , Shut Up and Study sessions incorporate socialising and bursts … Continue reading Shut up and Study: Social sessions for smashing out assignments!

Lean on me – ASSC College Peer Mentor Meetups!

As we ease into Semester 1, I hope you’re feeling settled in at La Trobe this year. If you’re new to the university and still feel a little overwhelmed, don’t stress! Lucky for you, the ASSC College is running Peer Mentoring online meetups in Week 4 AND Week 7! The Peer Mentor Program at La Trobe connects returning students with new students to help guide … Continue reading Lean on me – ASSC College Peer Mentor Meetups!

Starting uni with support

It’s the start of the university year and you might be feeling a lot of things – nervous, excited, overwhelmed and maybe even a combination of all three. Starting university can be overwhelming at times. You don’t know which building is which, what classroom you’re meant to go to and what textbook you need for each subject. Take comfort in the fact that you’re not … Continue reading Starting uni with support

Welcome back to Campus and welcome to our new student editor!

Hello everyone! My name is Stephanie Brock (everyone calls me Steph) and I am the new intern at the Wise ASSC Blog! I could not be more excited to start this role and share what I have learnt in my past three years at La Trobe, as well as some tips and tricks for surviving university! A couple of fun facts about me: I love … Continue reading Welcome back to Campus and welcome to our new student editor!

Seeking your Excellence

If you can demonstrate outstanding, continuous commitment in the community, cultural or innovation/entrepreneurship sectors, apply to be considered for the La Trobe Student Excellence Academy! This means if you are a community leader, an established or aspiring artist, musician, performer or writer, or an emerging innovator and you can demonstrate your commitment in your respective field through your resume, a reference letter and/or a portfolio, … Continue reading Seeking your Excellence

Be heard in the ASSC Student Advisory Group

The ASSC Student Advisory Group (SAG) is back for 2021 and looking for students to join! The purpose of SAG is to provide a communication channel for students to discuss ways that the university can improve the student experience. Claire Kearns, Master of International Relations and long-time SAG member, shares her experience of what she gained by being part of the group: Unbelievably to me, … Continue reading Be heard in the ASSC Student Advisory Group

Virtual internships for expanding experience

If you’ve been wanting to complete an overseas internship, but not sure how it all works in a virtual environment, then we have the lowdown for you! Zara Protopopoff, a Bachelor of Commerce student majoring in Marketing, has just completed virtual internship in the USA through CIS Australia. Zara was supposed to study in Los Angeles at UCLA during the 6-week winter semester break, but … Continue reading Virtual internships for expanding experience

Join virtual International Week with University of Malaya

The University of Malaya invite you to a fun, engaging and informative virtual international experience this November! The University of Malaya (UM), our student exchange partner, is inviting all La Trobe University students to participate in their upcoming International Week. Held virtually this year for 5 days starting from 23 to 27 November 2020. UM is Malaysia’s first and top university, centrally located in Kuala … Continue reading Join virtual International Week with University of Malaya