Starting university

A student studying with shelves of books behind her

Help for new students

At university, you'll start learning to manage your own time, take charge of your own study strategies, and develop higher-order thinking skills. We know this can be challenging at times, so we offer resources to help you along the way.

One-on-one help

Peer Learning Advisers (PLAs) are available to answer your questions. Look for their bright red vests around your campus.

Library help

Online resources


'Plagiarism' means copying the work of someone else without properly acknowledging or referencing it. Check our Academic Integrity section for more information. If you are a new undergraduate student, you must complete the Academic Integrity Module. Check out the library's Academic Referencing Module for help acknowledging your sources.

Returning to study after a break?

Returning to study after some time away can be stressful. That said, people returning to study are often among the most successful at university because of their greater life experience. Hear about the experience first-hand in this video:

Mature age student testimonial

A La Trobe mature age student talks about his experiences at La Trobe.