457 visa changes – what do they mean for international students?

Following the Australian Government’s recent announcement about changes to its temporary skilled work visas, Study Melbourne have prepared the following Q&A to clear up any questions you have about how the changes might affect international students. Q. Will these changes affect Australia’s Student Visa (subclass 500) or the Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485)? A: No.…

Mexican student loves campus community

Alonso Navarro Mendoza is an international student studying a Master of Community Planning and Development at our Bendigo Campus. Originally from Mexico, Alonso moved to Melbourne in 2015 to further his education. ‘Having an international qualification in Mexico gives me value as a professional, because not many Mexicans have the opportunity to do a postgraduate…

Sleep science goes wild

Animal sleep studies are about to leave the lab and enter the great outdoors. This follows the introduction to Australia by La Trobe University zoologists of the first miniaturised ‘sleep loggers’. Black swans and tammar wallabies will be among the first animals in Australia to have their sleep documented in unprecedented detail – all in…

Top 4 ways to enjoy autumn in Melbourne!

Autumn is here at La Trobe University, and boy is it looking pretty! Melbourne is a great city to be in during autumn, as the leaves change colour and everyone is in the mood to be outdoors. According to Experience Oz, autumn is the best time to visit Melbourne, with an average maximum temperature of…

Sri Lankan student’s passion for computing

Charles De Silva Goonetilleke is a Sri Lankan student at La Trobe. A student in our Bachelor of Computer Science with Honours program, he arrived in Melbourne in 2012. While many students do not have a clue what they want to study at university until a year, a few months or even a few days…