How to stick to your monthly budget

When you move away from home to a new city, sticking to your monthly budget can be a daunting task. But we are here to make things a little easier for you. Here are some tips on how to plan and stick to your monthly budget. Allocate an appropriate budget The worst thing you can…

Chinese student loves to volunteer

Zhe (Iris) Wang is an international student studying a Master of Professional Accounting at our Melbourne Campus. Originally from China, Iris experienced a complete culture shock when she moved to Melbourne to attend La Trobe. ‘It was very hard for me to adjust, because of the culture shock and different language…but what made it easier…

LMS: What’s coming up?

The 2016-LTISS subject on the Learning Management System (LMS) is created by International Student Support specifically for international students. Features of the site include: meet the ISS team weekly topics, activities and quizzes latest news and upcoming events other information relevant to international students. Over the next two weeks, we will be featuring topics on:…

Need help with academic matters?

Peer Learning Advisers (PLAs) are experienced and successful students who are trained by Student Learning and Library teams to assist you in studies and use of the Library. PLAs assist with inquiries to the level of their experience and connect students to other resources and services if more assistance is required. They come from a…

Are you having second thoughts about your studies?

Are you wondering if you’re in the right course? Uncertain about the kinds of jobs your course might lead to? Considering a new direction? Wondering how to balance study and other responsibilities? You have options and can make changes. Come along to our ‘Second Thoughts’ information session on Tuesday 22 March 2016 between 3.00pm and…

International students’ rental rights

Are you trying to find the right place to live while you’re studying in Victoria? Wondering if you should rent a room you’ve seen advertised online, or find a house to share with friends? Many international students face this challenge. But there are a few things you can do to ‘rent smart’ and avoid problems.…

New international students arrive at La Trobe!

Newly arrived international students have made it to Orientation at La Trobe University! Events on the Melbourne Campus introduced over a thousand new international students to life at La Trobe. Events included a City Amazing Race, which saw students rushing around the city solving problems and finding clues. Everyone won a prize and made some…

Improve your grades workshops

Would you like to learn strategies to achieve your best and stay on top of your studies? Want to know how to improve your grades? Join a free ‘How to improve your grades’ workshop. It is a good opportunity to meet academic and support service teams at La Trobe University and learn tips and strategies…

Buy or sell second-hand books

Are you aware that La Trobe Student Union (LTSU) has a Second-hand online book store? This is a not-for-profit service that enables students to buy cheap textbooks and earn extra money by selling old/unused books. You can either by online or in-store on campus. The LTSU Second-Hand Bookshop is located in the Upper Agora West…