La Trobe Mildura Information Evening
La Trobe University Mildura campus will be throwing open its doors to the community, prospective students and their parents at its annual Information Night on Monday 17 August.
It is a great opportunity to find out what La Trobe offers in way of courses, teaching, lifestyle and accommodation, and the best way of seeing what University is really like, and if La Trobe is right for you.
Two information sessions will be running at the same time at both campuses, each offering information about different courses.
For perspective students, friends and family, information sessions about Social Work and Business and Accounting will run at 29 Deakin Street campus between 4- 7 pm.
There will be information sessions about La Trobe’s health science, nursing, education, arts, mature age program as well as visual arts and graphic design at the Bennetook Campus (471 Bennetook Ave) between 5-9 pm.
‘The concept behind the information sessions is to enhance La Trobe’s engagement with prospective students, their families and the community of Mildura. It is a great opportunity for us to provide an information service about how people can stay in Mildura and still have access to a world-class university,’ says La Trobe’s Mildura campus Executive Director Kent Farrell.
‘We know that many students who leave regional locations, like Mildura for cities find the first year so challenging that almost 30% do not complete that first year. They find themselves in completely new territory, rents to pay, new friends to make, finding and keeping employment and often without the immediate support of family on top of a challenging university learning environment..’
There are many benefits of studying at a regional University for both students and the community alike, says Kent.
‘It makes good common and economic sense to stay in familiar regions to undertake university study. Accommodation is very affordable and classes are much smaller with better access to teaching staff.’
‘Students who have studied in the regions are more likely to become regional professionals when they are qualified- they remain in regional areas to contribute in many ways, as teachers, accountants, nurses social workers and business entrepreneurs ,’ he says.
For more information, and to find out specific times of info sessions, go to www.latrobe.edu.au/openday/mildura