La Trobe rates tops in student survey

La Trobe University has been rated one of the top universities in Australia for the way it supports and consults with students on the provision of campus services.

studentsThe rating comes in an interim survey by the National Union of Students released as thousands of new students begin their studies on campuses throughout Australia.

The survey quizzed students about the distribution of the new Student Services and Amenities Fee.

It asked them to rate their university’s engagement with students over the expenditure of fee revenue and the establishment of student-run services, independent advocacy, and student representation.

Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar said the University was very pleased that its student representatives have ranked La Trobe so highly.

‘We value strong student representative bodies and student-run services, irrespective of how they are funded.’

La Trobe Student Union President Clare Keyes-Liley said La Trobe was one of only four universities nationally to obtain a category one rating.

The category one rating is for ‘Recognised Sector Leader’, one of five categories in the survey.

Ms Keyes-Liley said:  ‘It is a reflection of the University’s ongoing commitment to students and student-run services that sees La Trobe carrying a category one rating.’

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