Mildura Roadshow in Berri, Loxton & Renm
With a group of friendly staff, La Trobe University’s Mildura campus’ travelling roadshow is coming to you!
The La Trobe University Mildura campus roadshow will be in Berri, Loxton and Renmark this week in August, and will offer face to face information to students at Glossop High School and Loxton Highschool.
There will be an evening session at Renmark's McCormick Centre for the Environment on Wednesday August 12 between 4.30 and 7 pm, which is open to anyone thinking about mature age study.
The travelling roadshow is great opportunity to ask questions to qualified staff, and is a must for anyone thinking about going to University at La Trobe.
‘The concept behind the roadshow is to enhance La Trobe’s engagement with regional and remote communities and to provide an information service about how people living in these locations can access a world-class university,’ says La Trobe’s Mildura campus Executive Director Kent Farrell.
‘We know that many students who leave regional locations 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.
La Trobe Mildura staff Simon Gipson, Business coordinator Jeremy Seward and Rebecca Cameron will be with roadshow to answer any questions students may have.
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 please contact T: (+61 3) 5051 4000