What you missed over the break

As the sun sets on the summer break, we’re gearing up for an exciting academic year ahead and we can’t wait to welcome you back to campus!

While you’ve been busy working (and maybe catching up on well-deserved rest!) we’ve been up to heaps here at La Trobe.

So… here’s what you missed!

Summer pop-up bar and lounge on campus

Get ready for a refreshing addition to campus life at Bundoora!

We’re introducing an exciting new pop-up bar and student lounge that promise to be hubs of social activity. Whether you’re looking for a relaxed spot to catch up with friends, enjoy a refreshing beverage or simply unwind after a day of classes, the pop-up bar and lounge will be the place to be.

We invited you to make history and name the summer pop-bar and lounge and can’t wait to announce the winning entries.

Stay tuned for special events and a vibrant atmosphere during O-week – and beyond!

Discounted St John’s First Aid Courses

Thanks to an awesome partnership with St John’s First Aid, we’re excited to offer exclusive discounted first aid courses for La Trobe students again in 2024.

Whether you need to undertake first aid training for placement or simply want to be able to respond to first aid emergencies, this discounted course is a great way to upskill without having to part with too much of your hard-earned cash!

The discounted courses cover a range of first aid techniques and certifications.

Interested? You can find more information and register for these courses via the La Trobe University website.

New La Trobe Sports Grandstand:

Excitement has been building on campus with the unveiling of the new La Trobe Sports Park Stadium grandstand.

This state-of-the-art facility promises to enhance the overall sporting experience for students and spectators thanks to increased seating capacity and improved viewing angles.

Whether you’re a dedicated athlete or a passionate supporter, this grandstand is set to elevate the University’s sporting culture to new heights.

Meet Charlie – your virtual ASK La Trobe buddy!
To make navigating the complexities of university life easier, we’ve got Charlie the chatbot.

If you find yourself in need of guidance or have questions about university life, Charlie is here to help. Simply look for the La Trobe chatbot in the bottom right corner of key pages across La Trobe’s website or the ASK La Trobe webpage to connect with Charlie and get assistance.

If Charlie can’t help you, they will always connect you with a helpful member of our ASK La Trobe team.

Whether it’s academic advice, career planning or general inquiries, Charlie is designed to make your university experience smoother and more enjoyable.

UniSport Nationals Championship Success

We’re so proud to share our outstanding performance in the UniSport Nationals Championship over the summer break!

Our sports teams showcased exceptional talent and determination, resulting in an impressive ranking among the best universities in the nation.

La Trobe’s commitment to excellence in sports is evident in the latest rankings and you can participate in the vibrant sporting community on campus! Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or looking to try something new, there’s a place for everyone to get involved in sport at La Trobe.

Infrastructure and operations – Campus developments

Theres a heap of exciting developments across our campuses including the upgrade of the Jenny Graves building at Bundoora. Featuring a digital innovation hub and student service centre we can’t wait to celebrate it’s completion in February as students start to return to campus!

Works across Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo and Shepparton have continued across the break, including new nursing labs and shared study spaces.

Check out this article for a full list of infrastructure and operations updates across our campuses.


Industry Mentoring: 115 students were matched for a 12-week industry mentoring program (register now for our next program begins in March!).

Career Ready Advantage Award: Over the break many students took advantage of their free time to work on developing career management skills and achieve awards that will be noted on their next academic transcript!

Careers Resources: Career Ready OnLine and LinkedIn Learning are FREE resources available 24/7. Completing these activities and courses also contribute to your Career Ready Advantage Award.

Orientation week!

We’ve been working hard on planning Orientation week for Semester 1, 2024, and we can’t wait to welcome you to campus for another year of fun!

Come along to one of our biggest Orientation events and prepare to meet a whole bunch of new people. There’ll be music, fun activities, free food, and giveaways, you can join a club or society and lots more!

To secure your place at these exciting events, make sure you use our Orientation Planner, where you’ll find all campus and online activities listed.

There’s a lot to look forward to in the coming academic year! Stay tuned for more announcements and make the most of the opportunities that await you at La Trobe.