Regional Wrap: everything you need know from our regional campuses this week

Remote learning means most of us can’t attend campus at the moment. But that doesn’t mean we can’t keep an eye on things at our regional La Trobe campus.

For now, this is the place for you to check in on news specific to your regional campus! You might even have news you’d like us to share in this column (think: a new club looking for members, a virtual event for students at your campus, etc.) If so, send an email to mylatrobe@latrobe.edu.au with your submission.

David Mann Library, Albury-Wodonga

Albury Wodonga

  • Lunchtime chill program: Get back into a more laid back attitude with a series of events designed to help you find some peace and quiet during these strange times. One event each day will cover resilience, lunch with your pet (or see others!), ways to manage stress, anxiety and grief, and lastly some relaxation and meditation. You can read more about it, or, register to some or all of the events!
  • Solar carports: Brand new rooftop solar panels will be installed in multiple car parks in both the Bendigo and Albury-Wodonga Campuses. The project, which is apart of La Trobe’s Net Zero program, will help to reduce carbon emissions on campuses by more then 20%. The work is scheduled to commence on the 31st of August, Read more about it here.
  • Employment opportunity: new ‘short term’ contract positions will become available to those who are out of work due to COVID-19. The jobs will be posted by government mandated platform ‘Sidekicker’. Positions include IT help desk, infrastructure, admin, Hr, parks, and street murals. The positions will be advertised soon so register and look for jobs posted by City of Wodonga here
DC36589, Regional, Bendigo, new Library at the Bendigo Campus

Bendigo

  • Lunchtime chill program: Get back into a more laid back attitude with a series of events designed to help you find some peace and quiet during these strange times. One event each day will cover resilience, lunch with your pet (or see others!), ways to manage stress, anxiety and grief, and lastly some relaxation and meditation. You can read more about it, or, register to some or all of the events!
  • Solar Carports: Brand new rooftop solar panels will be installed in multiple car parks in both the Bendigo and Albury-Wodonga Campuses. The project, which is apart of La Trobe’s Net Zero program, will help to reduce carbon emissions on campuses by more then 20%. The work is scheduled to commence on the 31st of August, Read more about it here.
  • Isolation Study Sessions: BSA and LTSU have engaged the services of Felicity Ford – also known as the Study Master – to run fun & interactive sessions throughout semester. Every Sunday from 5pm – 6pm, she’ll will be running activities, prompts and exercises to help you develop your expertise in research, essay development and referencing but also using her magical tricks to get you actually writing! Drop in for one session, or tune in each week to build up your skills! After the session has ended, the room will be left open until 7pm as a Virtual Lockdown Library, where you can study in the quiet company of others. Read more here.
  • BSA Student Legal Service: free telephone consultations are continuing despite campus shutdown. Call direct on 03 5445 0909 or 1800 450 909 (toll free from outside Bendigo) to make an appointment. The service offers free and confidential advice from qualified and experienced lawyers on things like: employment rights; fines; crime; family violence; family law; consumer matters and tenancy issues. More details here.
  • Advocacy & Support Services: Your BSA student advocate is still here for you. The BSA Advocate, Michelle, will listen, help work out problems, talk with your lecturer, and more. Available by Zoom, telephone or email. Contact Michelle at m.barton@latrobe.edu.au or 0413 430 822.

Mildura

  • Lunchtime chill program: Get back into a more laid back attitude with a series of events designed to help you find some peace and quiet during these strange times. One event each day will cover resilience, lunch with your pet (or see others!), ways to manage stress, anxiety and grief, and lastly some relaxation and meditation. You can read more about it, or, register to some or all of the events!
  • Mildura Australia day nominations: Nominations are now open for Mildura’s Australia Day Awards. The categories open are ‘Young Citizen of the Year’, ‘Citizen of the Year’, and ‘Community Project or Event of the Year’. Applications can be completed and submitted online this year. Nominations close Friday the 6th of November.
  • Mildura’s next generation of Maternal and Child Health Nurses: Mildura Rural City Council (MRCC) have initiated a Student Maternal and Child Health Nurse program, whereby nursing professionals are supported to study La Trobe’s Graduate Diploma in Child, Family and Health Nursing.  Emma Golsworthy is the first student to go through the program and says there’s nowhere else in the state offering a program like it. Learn more about it.
  • Mildura Student Accepted into La Trobe Elite Athlete Program: Local soccer player and Mildura based university student, Cosimo Cirillo, has been accepted into the La Trobe Elite Athlete Program (LEAP). LEAP provides elite athlete students assistance and support to combine their academic and sporting pursuits.  Cosi says his acceptance into the program is a reward for the hard work he has put in during his soccer career. Read more here.
Building Shepparton

Shepparton

  • Graduate Opportunity: Campbell Arnott’s is looking for graduates from a range of disciplines who are eager to kick start their career in 2021. The company says successful applicants will need to take ownership of challenging projects from start to finish; it sounds like a really great way to start your working life! Applications for the program are now open here! There are placements in Shepparton, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide.
  • Goodbye Kylie D’Aloia: The La Trobe Shepparton campus is sad to see Kylie move on to new adventures outside of the Uni. Kylie has made a great contribution to the student experience at the Shepp campus as the Shepp Students’ Association (SSA) Support Officer, building it up since 2016 into the current committee of 10 strong amazing representatives and a group of dedicated volunteers. She will be missed by all!
  • Lunchtime chill program: Get back into a more laid back attitude with a series of events designed to help you find some peace and quiet during these strange times. One event each day will cover resilience, lunch with your pet (or see others!), ways to manage stress, anxiety and grief, and lastly some relaxation and meditation. You can read more about it, or, register to some or all of the events!
  • Commons Time reminder: Hey, first-year students! We’ve got a program crafted especially to help you get into the swing of Uni life. There’s an online Commons Time session each week for your area of study. We’ll help make the student experience a bit lighter and brighter in these strange times. Read the full story.