La Trobe opens doors to community

Dancers from the flashmob that performed at La Trobe University Bendigo's Open Day last year Events and forums in the action-packed day will be both informative and fun, with six welcome marquees dotted around the campus, roving entertainers, a vintage photo booth, expo sites and a free sausage sizzle with vegie burgers from 11am onwards.

Campus Director, Andrew Skewes said this is a great opportunity for community members to see what their local university has to offer.

‘Visitors can check out research and teaching facilities such as the model pharmacy and the cell biology labs, while those interested in civil engineering can attend hourly sessions of metals and concrete testing as well as surveying and GPS demonstrations in the foyer of the engineering building’ said Mr Skewes.

The main hub of activity is the Student Union floor and 100 student volunteers will be available on the day to help prospective students and their families find their way around the campus.  Staff from across the University will be on hand to provide information on courses.

‘As well as course-specific information provided by each faculty, visitors will have access to a range of information sessions on topics such as fees, HECS, VTAC, the various pathways to university, student exchange opportunities and much more’ said Mr Skewes.

Student volunteers will offer visitors guided tours of the new state-of-the art student accommodation and Bendigo’s Chinese history will be celebrated in the library with a beautiful display of Chinese cultural items.

‘There’s something for everyone on Open Day, whether you’re a high school student, a parent, someone thinking about postgraduate or mature age study, or an interested family member who wants to get to know their local university’ said Mr Skewes.

An on-campus broadcast by 3BO will provide regular updates on activities throughout the day, along with interviews with current students and staff.

More information and a personal planner for Open Day are available at


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