Support for students


Support programs on offer

We provide a range of support services designed especially for residential students. You can also access the variety of services on offer from the wider university.

Academic support

Assisting you to achieve academic excellence is what we do best at La Trobe. We have staff and student leaders dedicated to educational support and a strong program designed to assist you with your studies.

  • Academic Mentoring Sessions
    Where a second-year student assists you ease into your studies, guiding you through your transition into university life.
  • Career Development Sessions
    Where students can engage with industry employers, learn how to write resumes, cover letters and much more.
  • Textbook Borrowing
    Access to free textbooks at the Accommodation Services office.
  • Specialist Subject Tutors
  • We bring in tutors to give students extra support with complex subjects.
  • Academic Events
    Engaging keynote speakers come to present across the year on a range of interesting topics.
  • Additional Support
    Students who receive a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) under 52 participate in a study skills training session to assist them in boosting their marks in the coming semester.

Health and wellbeing

There are a range of different health and wellbeing events across the year along with access to staff that can support you in challenging times. To reach out to one of these staff you can come into the Accommodation Services reception or email living@latrobe.edu.au. Some of the wellbeing initiatives held throughout the year include:

  • One-on-one wellbeing support including internal and external referrals
  • After hours wellbeing support
  • After hours counselling support
  • Sex and Sexuality Week
  • 6 large scale Student Leader ran events throughout the year
  • Buddy program encouraging cross cultural friendships
  • Wellbeing Wednesdays (online wellbeing education)
  • Food pantry for students in need
  • Free condoms and menstrual cups
  • Queer on campus group
  • Boardgame group
  • Dunny dispatch newsletter
  • Sustainability initiatives
  • Online communities via Facebook for each residence

Scholarship and bursaries

Scholarships

To apply for scholarships and bursaries visit the La Trobe scholarship page.

Elite Athlete Housing Scholarship

To apply for this scholarship, you must email the program coordinator at eliteathletes@latrobe.edu.au and you must apply to the La Trobe Elite Athlete Program (LEAP).

Bursaries

To apply for an accommodation bursary, download the bursary pdf [PDF 543.10kb] and email to living@latrobe.edu.au

Living on campus with children

If you would like to live on campus with your family, Barnes Way and Waterdale apartments are self-contained and fully-furnished family living options.

The La Trobe University Children’s Centre provides childcare for pre-school aged children.

Charles La Trobe College is in close proximity to Barnes Way and Waterdale apartments and offers classed from grade prep to Year 12.

Community standards

As a resident, you share responsibility the responsibility of maintaining a safe and enjoyable campus community. Our Rules of Residence clarify expectations and assist us in creating a respectful environment for all residents. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have read, understood and adhere to these rules.

Rules of Residence [PDF 820KB].

Resident Handbook

The Resident Handbook consists of everything you will need to know about life on residence, please download this and read it carefully. You can also contact living@latrobe.com.au with any questions you may have.

2020 RESIDENT HANDBOOK [PDF 26.5MB]


Want more information?

Please contact Accommodation Services at living@latrobe.edu.au