Busy time at La Trobe University

Staff at La Trobe University’s student administration services have had a busy three days with enrolments for students who have accepted first round offers of a place at the Bendigo campus.

Acting Executive Director, Dr Andrew Harvey is delighted with the numbers of students who chose the campus as their first preference.

‘Figures from the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre have shown that the demand for places at Bendigo continues to grow,’ said Dr Harvey.

‘More students are choosing the campus as their first, second or third preference than in previous years.’

Annaliese Barty will study the Bachelor of Accounting course and is pleased that she was successful in gaining a place at the university she nominated as her first preference.

‘I’m ecstatic! I’m not a townie and couldn’t go to Melbourne. I really clicked with accounting in Year 11 at school and I’m so happy to get my first choice to study at La Trobe University in Bendigo,” Ms Barty said.

Bachelor of Education student, Nathan Coad said he is ‘pretty happy’ to be offered a place from the university of his choice. Mr Coad is deferring the course until 2010 to take a break from study.

Nursing is the choice for Ashlee Bull, who wants to ‘do something helping people.’ Ms Bull said she loved health at school and is happy and excited about starting her tertiary studies at La Trobe University.

Jamie Kerr said he decided in Year 9 that he wanted to be a graphic designer and is looking forward to 1 March, when he begins studying for the Bachelor of Graphic Design. Mr Kerr said La Trobe University’s Bendigo campus is his first choice and he’s very happy to have been accepted. He said he will join the O Week celebrations commencing on Monday, 23 February.