Shepparton / Five stories that got you talking in 2019

What a year it’s been at La Trobe’s Shepparton Campus.

MyLaTrobe is lucky to have come along for the ride, hearing from you through all the assignments, exams, work placements, overseas exchanges and everything else that made 2019 one to remember.

Here’s some of our favourite stories from your fabulous regional campus.

Beni’s incredible journey to La Trobe

We love when you share your personal stories with us – it’s great getting to know people’s pathways to our University. We were wowed when Beni explained to us how she was inspired to become a nurse.

It all started when her little brother was rushed to hospital after suffering a severe asthma attack. Fortunately, he’s better now and Beni’s well on her way to completing her Nursing degree.

Beni was also honoured at this year’s LTSU Awards, alongside fellow student Olga Novak and the Shepparton Student Association’s Kylie D’Aloia.

Music makes the people come together

George Elliot once wrote, “Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music.” And the University is sure made easier when the campus piano is being played.

Earlier this year, we met Jess Grant, who played us her very own composition. We’ve been humming it ever since!

Familiar faces from Campus share advice for getting the most out of Uni

One of the best resources for support during your Uni years is hiding in plain sight: your fellow students!

When we want to know about study skills, time management or handling the study-work balance, we turn to the fabulous folk that make up La Trobe.

Shepp PLAs are an especially rich source of expertise (listen to their advice on our podcasts about going to class and mid-semester study).

Follow Hawra’s footsteps and choose your own adventure at La Trobe

The great thing about the La Trobe community is they bring to the University a whole range of different life experiences.

Plenty of students are mature-age, or have already been out in the workforce.

Others, like Hawra, start with one course then swap to another.

There’s no right or wrong way to get to University; we’re just happy you’re finally here.

Going back to school – and giving back to the community

Thanks to a generous donation from the Gillespie Foundation, La Trobe in Shepparton launched the Bradford Pathway Program, which sees students from the Universitymentor Year 11 students to inspire, inform and encourage them to consider higher education.

A similar program in Albury-Wodonga has already seen a 44 per cent increase in student enrolment from participating schools.