Albury-Wodonga / New faces leading the way at Wodonga Student Association

Wodonga Student Association leaders say making their campus an even more friendly place for mature-age students and families is one of their priorities for 2019.

WSA vice-president Fiona Garvie says she joined the organisation in 2018-19 to give back to the La Trobe community that’s supported her.

Studying social work, Fiona knows how important a sense of belonging can be.

“I feel like having a more family feel on the campus is something I look forward to,” she says.

“We’ll be having some parties and lots of food events.”

Listen to what Fiona Garvie’s got planned for her tenure as WSA vice-president.

Committee member Melissa Bell echoed Fiona’s sentiments, saying she was excited to advocate for mature-age students like her.

She is already enchanted with the “intimate” atmosphere at the Albury-Wodonga campus.

“It really gives you an opportunity to have a good relationship with our teachers and staff here,” she says. “Being so small, you get to know everyone’s faces.”

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Melissa Bell is aiming for a another positive year for mature age students.

Does the WSA sound like a group you’d like to be a part of? Well that’s good news, because they’re looking for three more members!

  • Sports and Recreation Officer
  • Residents and Social Networking Officer
  • La Trobe Student Representative

Visit Jo in the WSA office, or Susie in the Hangar Café, for more information.