LTSA Update – Pride Week, Elections & More

Pride Week – April 12th to the 16th

The theme for 2021 is ‘Welcome back to a whole new world’.  LTSA are proud to announce a wide range of events for all students, on all campuses as well as in the virtual space.

We have a celebration day on each campus, flag raising ceremonies, stalls, speeches and, on some campuses, there is a Rainbow Run and a Lip Sync Competition! It’s going to be an amazing week and a chance to celebrate and participate. Online Gender Bender Bingo (Wednesday the 14th at 7pm) is going to be a highlight of the week. An evening hosted by Pistolina and Timothy Christopher Ryan, the burlesque, drag and performance art superstars that delight in the quirky, weird and playful. It is free to join but registration is essential. There are lots of prizes to be given away as well. So join us in your best garb for a sparkling evening.

Check the events page for more info.

La Trobe Uni have also arranged some online events for Pride week. It is a is a great opportunity to show your support for all our sex, gender and sexuality diverse folks on campus. You can find out more here

Student Elections

We’ve had our first round of nominations for our Student Elections with great numbers for some campuses. We have gone to second round for some of the other campuses. A provisional list of nominations is currently available to view here https://aqe.com.au/elections/2021ltsa/#prov-noms.

Our official election week runs from Monday the 12th to the Friday the 16th of April. Students will receive a link to the voting form in an email to their student account. This vote is conducted online, and optional preferential voting (numbering candidates in order of preference) will be used for all positions.

The returning officer in charge of the election is Goldie Pergl of Above Quota Elections Pty Ltd, who may be contacted at gpergl@abovequota.com.au.

Financial Counselling

We are pleased to announce drop-in sessions for our Financial Counselling services. This is available on the Bundoora Campus from 11am to 12pm on 14th April and our Bendigo Campus on Wednesdays from 10am to 4pm. It is a free/confidential service and all students are welcome.  You can get advice on all sorts of issues including; budgeting, bankruptcy, housing/rental issues, government benefits/centrelink and credit card/loan debt negotiations. For more information, visit https://ltsa.com.au/financialcounselling

Tertiary Access Group Competitions

Campus Competitions have launched for 2021, with more than $25,000 worth of prizes to give away throughout the year. There are three competitions running; music, photo & video and a writing competition. Entry is open to all enrolled LTU students and more information about each of these can be found by clicking these links;

Music Competition Photo & Video Competition Writing Competition