2016 Bendigo Festival of Cultures

Are you studying at La Trobe University’s Bendigo Campus? If you are, don’t miss the 2016 Bendigo Festival of Cultures between 12 March and 20 March 2016. The week-long festival showcases the vibrancy of Victoria’s multiculturalism and is a real feast and musical extravaganza, with something for everyone! One of the highlights is the ‘Celebrating…

Student Welcome Information Officers required

Best of Australia Travel Centres (BOATC) are now seeking to employ casual Student Welcome Information Officers to join their Melbourne Airport team during the peak arrival times (January to February 2016). You will be providing students with general airport information, assisting with directions, and sharing local knowledge. The position is located at the Melbourne Airport…

Students bring global perspective to town’s planning

International planning students have contributed to the Robinvale Community Plan. Robinvale is about to benefit from a world of knowledge. Last month seven international La Trobe Bendigo planning students took their expertise to the Victorian river-side town. The PhD and masters students joined lecturers and Swan Hill Rural City Council staff to gather locals’ suggestions…

Plan to transform Bendigo Campus

La Trobe University has announced it will commence work to transform its Bendigo Campus, with the launch of a new Master Plan and a commitment to fast-track five key initiatives. Speaking at the launch of the Bendigo Campus Master Plan in Flora Hill, Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar said the 15 year plan would comprehensively rejuvenate…

Looking for accommodation for 2016?

Register today for the La Trobe Off-Campus Accommodation Database at latrobe.studstays.com.au. Once registered, you will receive exclusive access to rental offers from real estate agents, private landlords and commercial student accommodation providers. For more information on your off-campus accommodation options, call Accommodation Services on +61 3 9479 1071 or email living@latrobe.edu.au.

Crocodiles sleep with one eye open

Scientists from La Trobe University have found evidence to support a great Australian legend: crocodiles do indeed sleep with one eye open. The research, which was published in The Journal of Experimental Biology, has found that crocodiles, like some birds and aquatic mammals, may well sleep with half of their brain at a time (known…

Is Melbourne the right city for you?

The city you will live and study in is one of the most important factors to consider when deciding on a university. So is Melbourne the right place for you? Here is a list to consider. Culture: Melbourne is one of the most diverse and multicultural cities in the world, so no matter where you…

Never a dull moment for excellent media student

Sarah Guganovic is an Australian student studying a Bachelor of Media at La Trobe’s Melbourne Campus. Sarah knew she wanted to work in the media industry, so she started looking for a course that offered insight into different areas of the industry and offered a balance of academic theory and practical skills – ultimately choosing…