Surfing with an international flavour

With Victoria’s range of beautiful beaches, big waves and breathtaking coastlines, it’s no wonder that among the array of sporting clubs at La Trobe, a surf club would exist. The La Trobe Surf Club, or S@LT (Surfing at La Trobe), has long been a staple of the sporting landscape at the university. The club runs…

National Volunteer week: 8-10 May

As part of National Volunteer week, International Student Services, in collaboration with CareerReady and Careers and Employability (Employer Engagement), held a number of activities, aimed at promoting and providing opportunities for both domestic and international students to seek and secure a valuable volunteer opportunity, as an adjunct to their university-based learning, contributing to their future…

Event recap: Completion of studies seminar

On Tuesday 23 May, more than 70 international students attend the ‘Completion of Studies’ seminar. Joint presentations were conducted by OSHC, Alumni and Careers who brought along an industry representative to give feedback on what employers are looking for. Students also participated in some really engaging sessions on how to write a good CV and…

How do I look after my Sexual Health?

Making friends is one of the best thing about living in Australia. If you become serious it is important to protect yourself: It is always ok to say NO Talk to your Doctor about pregnancy or birth control pills. Go to the police or call 000 if you experience unwelcoming or threatening behaviour Click on…

Be aware: Work exploitation of international students

Are you aware of Australia’s minimum pay rates? The Fair Work Ombudsman help employees and employer understand and follow Australian workplace laws. They also help employees resolve workplace issues. The recent story on their News and Media releases praised the resilience of an international student, who gave evidence to the Fair Work Ombudsman and stood…

Prepare for your exams: top tips

Want to learn how to stay cool, calm and collected during exam week? Get some tips to help you with your exam studies from Achieve @ uni. Learn how to be prepared with strategies to help you do your best and reduce anxiety: 1. don’t be late – prepare an exam timetable, and make sure…