Info night for mature age study

Careers signThe third year Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Podiatry student says that her decision to go to university has expanded her career opportunities.

‘I was practicing as a Division 2 nurse and over a period of time I decided I wanted to take the next step in my career. I love working in the health sector so I explored podiatry and I haven't looked back. It is an amazing course,’ said Ms McKnight.

‘In most cases I find mature age students are more focused and motivated because they know exactly what they want from their course and how to get it. And there are lots of mature age students to make friends with.’

Ms McKnight will join faculty representatives and other university staff when the Future Student Centre holds its Mature Age Chat and Wine evening at the La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre.

Student advisor, Cindy Morris said it’s not too late to apply for part time and full time courses across most subject areas.

‘Anyone thinking about going to university will be able to get information on a wide range of part time and full time courses,’ said Ms Morris.

‘There will also be information about academic support, job networking, career assistance and how to apply.

‘It’s going to be an informal evening where you can get information and chat to current mature aged students about their university experience,’ said Ms Morris.

The Mature-Age Chat and Wine event will be between 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm on Thursday 2 February at the La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre, 121 View Street, Bendigo.

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Media enquiries

Zerin Knight, Ph (03) 5444 7375 F (03) 5444 7526 M 0428 463 161 E z.knight@latrobe.edu.au

Tom O’Callaghan, Ph (03) 5444 7415 F (03) 5444 7526 M 0408 900 469 E T.OCallaghan@latrobe.edu.au