Now that you’re at University, you’ll want to make the most of your time here. Whether you want to meet new people and make friends, pursue an interest with like-minded people or find support from other students, there’s something at La Trobe for everyone.
Here, we’ll break down how to connect with clubs, societies, events, advocacy and more!
Who are the LTSA and what can they do for you?
The La Trobe Student Association (LTSA) are a University wide, student governed team that are here to make student life better.
Located on all six La Trobe University campuses, LTSA provide Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF) funded support services previously offered by the Bendigo Student Association, La Trobe Student Union, Mildura Student Association, Shepparton Student Association and Wodonga Student Association. Leveraging off valuable lessons learnt during COVID-19, LTSA also be extends their support to those students studying in the virtual lecture halls of La Trobe University.
LTSA offer a range of services for enrolled students at La Trobe to help them with advocacy, legal and financial advice, access to clubs and societies and awesome events!
The LTSA’s mission is to give you the best student experience possible to make your time at La Trobe as productive, immersive and enjoyable as it can be.
Check out the LTSA website for more information.
Clubs and Societies
We’ve got so many clubs and societies that there is something for everyone! Some of our clubs are course-based, others have absolutely nothing to do with uni at all – but all of them are run by passionate students who want to connect with like-minded peers. Watch our website for more information over the coming months as existing clubs and societies affiliate with LTSA.
As part of our COVID-safe obligations, all proposed student-led events hosted by clubs and societies will need to be submitted to the LTSA. The LTSA will then share these to the University for approval and further advice around risk assessments. No on-campus events can occur without this approval.
We have an awesome schedule of events planned to complement La Trobe’s Orientation. At this stage, all of our events are virtual due to COVID Restrictions. We’ve got trivia, TikTok competitions, friendship speed dating, Grumble Boogie, beeswax wrap making, bingo and a talent show.
We have some great prizes to win and it’s sure to be a great opportunity to have fun and make new friendships. Have a look at our website for more info and to sign up!
LTSA Advocacy Service
There might be times over the course of your studies when things don’t go to plan. If this happens, the LTSA Student Advocacy Service is here to help you get the support you need. The Advocate can help you work out what you need to get you through challenges in your life, whether that’s at University or home
The Advocacy Service is available across all six La Trobe campuses and provides independent, professional, and confidential advice on a range of academic, administrative and welfare issues.
Remember – if in doubt, talk to an advocate!
The LTSA Advocacy Service can provide a link to other University Support services. Come to us about any challenges you might be facing. We will find the right person for you to talk to.
LTSA Advocates can help students negotiate all kinds of academic issues that might crop up including special consideration, placement problems, assessment failure, misconduct allegations, sanctions and more.
The LTSA Financial Counselling Service provides support for students with financial concerns. The LTSA’s professional Financial Counsellor can assist with a wide range of issues including budgeting, debt/loan negotiations, rental concerns and Centrelink problems.
The LTSA Legal Service, through its partnership with West Heidelberg Community Legal, offers students free legal support from professional lawyers.