In-semester study support
These programs offer a range of activities to assist you with your learning and studying during the semester.
Drop-in learning support with PLAs
PLAs (Peer Learning Advisers) are high performing students who have been carefully selected to help you with your study and assignments. They are friendly and eager for you to drop-in and ask them about
- Planning & writing assignments
- presenting to others
- completing maths and statistical tasks
- managing your time
PLAs are from many different discipline areas, for example, Health Sciences, Education, Pharmacy. They can be found at the Bundoora and City campuses as well as Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura, Shepparton. Please scroll down to find your campus details.
Semester 1 PLA Timetable
Please note: PLAs are located in the University's libraries. They are not available on University holidays.
The PLAs are located in room 2.23A - Level 2, La Trobe City Campus, 360 Collins St
Weeks 3-10: 11:00AM - 2:00PM
The PLAs are located in the ASK La Trobe are at the front of the Library. Register with the concierge and they will direct you to a PLA.
Weeks 1, 2 & 3: Monday - Friday 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Weeks 4 - 12: Monday - Thursday 10:00AM - 4:00PM, Friday 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Mid-Semester break & swot vac
Tuesday – Friday (June 12 -16): 11:00AM - 2:00PM
|The PLAs can be found in the Library|
Monday – Friday 11:00AM – 3:00PM
|The PLAs can be found at the entrance of the Library opposite the ASK La Trobe desk|
|Monday - Thursday 10:00AM - 3:00PM|
|Friday - 11:00AM - 2:00PM|
Located in the BG Hub
Monday - Thursday 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday 11:00AM - 1:00PM
The PLAs can be found in the front study space on campus
Monday - Wednesday 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Thursday - 11:00AM - 2:30PM
|Please check with Reception to confirm weekly availability|
Peer-supported learning in disciplines
Join a discipline specific peer-lead study group to get the most out of your studies. Peer Learning Advisers (PLAs) with recent experience of studying in specific discipline areas are running study support workshops during the semester.
Details of the workshops will be available at the PLA desk in Week 1.
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