La Trobe Bendigo continues strong growth

Bendigo-campus-std‘This is a terrific outcome for the campus as we enter a more competitive environment in higher education,’ Mr Skewes said.

‘First round offers are up by almost eight per cent on last year; and this is expected to translate to a seven per cent growth overall in total enrolments (including re-enrolments) for 2012.

‘This is really exciting news, as it means student numbers here in 2012 will exceed 5000 for the first time ever,’ Mr Skewes said.

Mr Skewes said the success of the campus is due to continuing innovation in the offer, particularly the introduction of new courses such as strategic communications; ongoing strong demand for cornerstone programs in health and education; and better marketing and closer engagement with business.

‘We think we can offer a really positive experience for students that choose to study at La Trobe Bendigo – in our programs, university life, and fantastic setting of a city in a forest,’ Mr Skewes said.

Mr Skewes said that learning modes such as cadetships and industry placements offered through courses such as IT and engineering are a valuable way of providing students with work-specific skills that meet the needs of business.

‘The majority of students who study in regional areas end up working in their local communities and this contributes to the economic growth of rural and regional centres.

‘The response to our two new courses in strategic communications and exercise physiology has been great and we are doing extremely well overall,’ said Mr Skewes.

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