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

Apply for La Trobe’s Student Excellence Academy!

The Student Excellence Academy (SEA) application period is open from 1st June – 30th July 2021, so get in quick! You can find information on how to apply through one of our three areas (community, culture or entrepreneurship) here. On our page, you will also find a link to a self-enrolling LMS application site which provides resources and tips for creating your application documents, and … Continue reading Apply for La Trobe’s Student Excellence Academy!

“Big night?” “Nah mate, big year”: The COVID Hangover

When my dad came home from work the other day, I could tell something was up. He walked into the living room, collapsed onto the couch and let out a big sigh. He clearly had a rough day. Reluctantly, I asked how his day was. He sighed again and said “It’s just weird at work at the moment. I feel like everyone’s got a massive … Continue reading “Big night?” “Nah mate, big year”: The COVID Hangover

Lesson 3: The world is a very big place

Hello, hello, hello! Welcome back to my series the Top 5 Lessons I’ve Learnt at Uni.  I hope you all smashed out your assignments over the mid-semester break and ate a whole lot of yummy chocolate over Easter.  In writing this series, I’ve been looking back at my time at university and thinking about the main lessons I’ve learnt. It’s been pretty difficult narrowing it down … Continue reading Lesson 3: The world is a very big place

La Trobe welcomes the Economic Student Society of Australia

There are dozens of clubs and societies you can join at La Trobe University. From the Law Student Association to the snowboarding team, there is something for absolutely everyone. We would like to welcome a BRAND NEW association to La Trobe University – the Economic Student Society of Australia (ESSA).  We chatted to La Trobe’s ESSA President and Bachelor of Business student, Ansh Verma, to … Continue reading La Trobe welcomes the Economic Student Society of Australia

Breaking the ice to make uni connections

I remember being pretty nervous on my first day of orientation at uni. I didn’t know anyone in my course, so I came to orientation by myself. I sat down in a MASSIVE lecture theatre, nervously waiting for the lecture to start.  A couple of girls came and sat down next to me. They smiled and introduced themselves and we all got talking. Eighteen months … Continue reading Breaking the ice to make uni connections

Starting uni in 2021:Meet some of our Orientation competition winners!

Orientation was an awesome week filled with information sessions, meeting new people and getting to know the university. Some students were even lucky enough to win a $50 Coles Myer gift card from the ASSC Orientation Survey Competition! After congratulating them on their epic win, we asked these students a few questions about starting uni. Meet some of our winners from the ASSC Orientation Survey … Continue reading Starting uni in 2021:Meet some of our Orientation competition winners!