Experience La Trobe Bendigo

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This is your chance to get to know your community and be a La Trobe student for the day.

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This is your chance to get to know the Bendigo Campus and all we have to offer! With over 40 workshops available, you can design your day how you want.

Date: Wednesday 5 July 2017

Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm

Location: La Trobe University, Bendigo Campus

Experience La Trobe Schedule:

TimeSession
9.30amRegistration and morning tea
10.15amWelcome and student panel
11.00amSession A
12.00pmLunch
12.45pmSession B
2.00pmSession C
3.00pmStudy expo and finish

Session A

Title

Description

Accommodation Tour

Ever wondered what it’s like living on campus? Each year over 600 students live on our Bendigo Campus. Take a tour of the Units, Terraces and Hillside apartments. Learn about the different accommodation options and hear about why students choose life on campus.

Arts

The Bachelor of Arts allows you to create a customised course that focuses on your area of study, which should align with your interests, ambitions and passions. This degree will equip you with the skills you need to succeed in the ever-evolving employment market. Come to this workshop to experience what our course can offer you.

Biomedical Science

In this workshop you'll use gel electrophoresis to detect important genetic mutations that may affect how we cope with medical drugs. You'll see how this can be used to determine if a patient carries a particular genetic mutation. You'll get to experiment with DNA samples and get a feel for our labs.

Business

Studying business can take you to some surprising places. Ever wondered how accounting helps expose criminals? Or what really influenced you to buy those skinny jeans last week? Industries ranging from sport, travel, to floristry all need business-minded people.


Find out more about the different specialisations on offer, ways to combine business with some of your other passions, and how a business degree can equip you for a fantastic career in today's rapidly changing society.

Campus Tour

Take a tour of the campus with the people who know it best – our students! They’ll show you the library, the sports centre, the Ironbark boardwalk and through each of the buildings. This is your chance to ask our students what they really think of studying at our campus.

Dentistry/Oral Health

Visit our award-winning dental laboratories with cutting-edge dental education equipment. Learn what dentists and oral health therapists actually do. Experience the way we teach, and participate in simulations and demonstrations in our state-of-the-art labs.

Education

Make a difference to the lives of others and inspire the leaders of tomorrow. Learn how professional placements work and how they'll prepare you for a career in and outside the classroom. Find out what teachers really do, the different career paths our graduates take, and what makes the way we teach education stand out from the rest.

Exercise Science / Exercise Physiology

Passionate about exercise, health and rehabilitation? Interested in the science around exercise? Explore the principles of human movement around physical activity, sport, exercise and health. Come to our session to learn about your health and physical fitness and the potential for sporting talent.

Health Sciences

If you have a desire to improve the quality of life of people as individuals, families, groups and community, you might wish to consider completing the Bachelor of Health Sciences. Discover the many important careers on offer in the exciting fields of health sustainability, public health, health promotion, sports counselling & athlete welfare and rehabilitation counselling.

Nursing

Experience a simulated clinical ward environment, where you can take part in caring for a ‘sim’ patient, and interact with a range of equipment our students use as they train to become a Registered Nurse.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists work with people of all ages who've had an injury or illness and have difficulty resuming their normal daily living. This session will use a scenario where current occupational therapy students aim to identify the issues someone may face after having a stroke.

Parent Information Session

Designed for parents, this session covers information on how new university students become independent, the benefits of university study, how to support your child through VCE, how selection and fee structures work, and what life is really like at our Bendigo Campus.

Physiotherapy

Assessment and Rehabilitation of the Lower Limb: Discover how the body navigates the complicated task of 'controlled falling', otherwise known as walking! Students will work with staff from physiotherapy to identify issues arising from a lower limb injury or disability. Together we'll plan and examine the injury to apply the best treatment approach for the person's condition and circumstances. We'll also spend time exploring the different, and sometimes unknown, facets of physiotherapy.

Planning

Who are cities built for? Are they well designed? What challenges do people encounter in their daily lives? This session introduces how we plan for diversity, and provides participants the opportunity to experience, discuss and assess their environment while exploring our campus.

Psychology

The psychology of decision making: Deciding on a future university course or occupation is difficult! Luckily psychologists have explored the science of decision making and discovered some basic principles that can help. In this interactive workshop, we'll explore the types of psychological processes involved in making decisions and how these can be applied to course and occupation selection. You'll leave the workshop with a better understanding of the science of decision-making, as well as a glimpse of what studying psychology at university might be like.

Social Work

Social workers gain experience in many areas including parenting, mediation, child protection and domestic violence to working with people with disabilities. They can assist individuals, families and communities, change policies and develop programs. Learn how you can make a real difference with social work at our workshop.

Session B

Title

Description

Accommodation Tour

Ever wondered what it’s like living on campus? Each year over 600 students live on our Bendigo Campus. Take a tour of the Units, Terraces and Hillside apartments. Learn about the different accommodation options and hear about why students choose life on campus.

Agribusiness

There is growing demand for professionals who have a strong agribusiness focus and can adapt to new circumstances and challenges. Think of the role that genetics, drones, AI based systems, mechanised vehicles, big data analytics and livestock wearables will play in the future as agribusinesses adapt to changes in technology. Come to this workshop and see how agribusiness can equip you for an exciting career.

Campus Tour

Take a tour of the campus with the people who know it best – our students! They’ll show you the library, the sports centre, the Ironbark boardwalk and through each of the buildings. This is your chance to ask our students what they really think of studying at our campus.

Careers and Employability

Employers value graduates with workplace experience. Learn about Work Integrated Learning opportunities and discover how your degree can lead to a diverse range of careers. Chat with our La Trobe Alumni to find out where their La Trobe degree has taken them.

Creative Arts - A
(you must also select Creative Arts - B)

Experience what it’s like to be a visual arts student for a day. Delivered over two sessions, you'll have the opportunity to be involved in collaborative studio session creating work, followed by a group discussion led by our academic staff. In the first session, students will be introduced to creative art processes and concepts and then have the opportunity to create new work. This will be followed by a second session where students will present their work and receive feedback from both university lecturers and fellow students, just as university students do every day in their studio-based subjects.

Early Childhood Education

Come and learn about the role of the early childhood teacher and how key learning areas are embedded into play while fostering all areas of a child’s development. Discover the importance of teaching children under five years of age, and why this is a critical period of learning.

Engineering

Engineers of the future need to have a strong understanding of multiple disciplines to create better solutions. Understanding civil, electrical and mechanical concepts will enable you to undertake a career in a variety of exciting settings. Join us for a hands-on experience to understand how multidisciplinary engineers create solutions for tomorrow and beyond.

Exercise Science / Exercise Physiology

Passionate about exercise, health and rehabilitation? Interested in the science around exercise? Explore the principles of human movement around physical activity, sport, exercise and health. Come to our session to learn about your health and physical fitness and the potential for sporting talent.

Information Technology

Information Technology (IT) professionals work with people and technology. They find out what is required, then design and build a solution and keep it running. In this workshop, you'll have the opportunity to build a small system using easy to assemble electronic components. A small program will then developed that allows the system to control the hardware. Explore our range of IT courses and find the right one for you.

Law

Picture a lawyer: What do you see? Suit and tie sitting behind a desk? Think again! Come to the Law workshop and discover that it's not all offices and briefcases. It's a degree and career that can allow you to work anywhere from your local community legal clinic to the International Court of Justice.

Nursing

Experience a simulated clinical ward environment, where you can take part in caring for a ‘sim’ patient, and interact with a range of equipment our students use as they train to become a Registered Nurse.

Outdoor, Environmental and Physical Education

Learn from our lecturers and current students about the skills and ideas they develop, and the intriguing places they explore. Get an insight into the natural and cultural world you'll discover in our outdoor professional degree programs.

Paramedicine

The paramedic role is changing, and paramedics of the future will be much more than emergency care providers. Learn about the shift to providing community health care and practical strategies for the prevention of illnesses. Our program provides you with a dual qualification in paramedicine and public health, so you'll have a range of exciting employment opportunities.

Pharmacy

It’s been a hard day and you have a splitting headache. Which pain relief medication will help most: paracetamol, aspirin, ibuprofen, or codeine? Don’t they all do the same thing? Delve into the mysteries of pain relief and how it works, and learn the advice a pharmacist might give.

Physiotherapy

Assessment and Rehabilitation of the Lower Limb: Discover how the body navigates the complicated task of 'controlled falling', otherwise known as walking! Students will work with staff from physiotherapy to identify issues arising from a lower limb injury or disability. Together we'll plan and examine the injury to apply the best treatment approach for the person's condition and circumstances. We'll also spend time exploring the different, and sometimes unknown, facets of physiotherapy.

Speech Pathology

Speech Pathology is a profession which seeks to develop a deep understanding of human communication (speech, language, voice, fluency and multimodal communication) and swallowing disorders across the lifespan. Speech pathologists are motivated by the desire to develop interventions that will improve the lives of persons affected by these conditions and their families. In this workshop, potential students will experience a range of speech generating devices (SGDs) and/or Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) used by speech pathologists with individuals who have little to no speech.

Session C

Title

Description

Accommodation Tour

Ever wondered what it’s like living on campus? Each year over 600 students live on our Bendigo Campus. Take a tour of the Units, Terraces and Hillside apartments. Learn about the different accommodation options and hear about why students choose life on campus.

Campus Tour

Take a tour of the campus with the people who know it best – our students! They’ll show you the library, the sports centre, the Ironbark boardwalk and through each of the buildings. This is your chance to ask our students what they really think of studying at our campus.

Creative Arts - B
(you must also select Creative Arts - A)

Experience what it’s like to be a visual arts student for a day. Delivered over two sessions, you'll have the opportunity to be involved in collaborative studio session creating work, followed by a group discussion led by our academic staff. In the first session, students will be introduced to creative art processes and concepts and then have the opportunity to create new work. This will be followed by a second session where students will present their work and receive feedback from both university lecturers and fellow students, just as university students do every day in their studio-based subjects.

Dentistry/Oral Health

Visit our award-winning dental laboratories with cutting-edge dental education equipment. Learn what dentists and oral health therapists actually do. Experience the way we teach, and participate in simulations and demonstrations in our state-of-the-art labs.

Education

Make a difference to the lives of others and inspire the leaders of tomorrow. Learn how professional placements work and how they'll prepare you for a career in and outside the classroom. Find out what teachers really do, the different career paths our graduates take, and what makes the way we teach education stand out from the rest.

Midwifery

Experience the skills that undergraduate midwifery students learn as they prepare for clinical practice. You'll even have the chance to be the midwife at a simulated birth and help with the immediate care of the newborn.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists work with people of all ages who've had an injury or illness and have difficulty resuming their normal daily living. This session will use a scenario where current occupational therapy students aim to identify the issues someone may face after having a stroke.

Overseas Adventures: Student Exchange

Find out about study opportunities with our 130+ international partner institutions in more than 30 countries, including semester/year exchange, short term programs and internships.  Hear about the generous financial support available for all students and how you can take part of this exciting opportunity!

Paramedicine

The paramedic role is changing, and paramedics of the future will be much more than emergency care providers. Learn about the shift to providing community health care and practical strategies for the prevention of illnesses. Our program provides you with a dual qualification in paramedicine and public health, so you'll have a range of exciting employment opportunities.

Pathways

Pathways are all about options. There are many ways to and through university. Hear from La Trobe, Bendigo TAFE and pathway students about your options.

Psychology

The psychology of decision making: Deciding on a future university course or occupation is difficult! Luckily psychologists have explored the science of decision making and discovered some basic principles that can help. In this interactive workshop, we'll explore the types of psychological processes involved in making decisions and how these can be applied to course and occupation selection. You'll leave the workshop with a better understanding of the science of decision-making, as well as a glimpse of what studying psychology at university might be like.

Science

In this workshop, you'll examine the effects of hypoxia on breast cancer cells. You'll prepare cells and stain them to determine the levels of apoptosis (programed cell death). You'll then use specialised equipment to analyse and compare samples.