5 ways La Trobe invests in the future of women

March 8 is International Womens Day (IWD), a day to reflect and celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender equality.

Here at La Trobe, we inspire inclusion through scholarships, placements, investing in women’s sport, opportunities and sharing women’s stories.

  1. Scholarships and bursaries: Access and inclusion in a huge priority for us at La Trobe. We promote female focused scholarship and bursary opportunities for women like the Graduate Women Victoria program. Bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous women enrolled in an undergraduate degree are also available.
  2. Investing in women’s sport: From women-focused injury prevention research to advanced
    training programs and world-class sporting facilities, La Trobe is using its excellence in health, science and technology to better prepare women athletes for challenges face on the field.
  3. Support services and training programs for women: Safer Community at La Trobe – a free, confidential support service if you experience or witness concerning, threatening, inappropriate or uncomfortable behaviour. Health, Wellbeing and Inclusion at La Trobe is a free and confidential support services for your health and wellbeing.
  4. Opportunity: Paid student internships and student leaders are a great way to get involved at La Trobe, and we love seeing the representation of female students in these groups! These roles are the perfect chance for women to build leadership and public speaking skills.
  5. Placements: We know that practical work placement provides students with the opportunity to gain first-hand training and experience in their future role post-university. We’re passionate about promoting industry placements to students to ensure you’re ready to enter the working world when they graduate.

Consider how you will continue to inspire inclusion this IWD.

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