Learning Hub services

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The Learning Hub is the place to develop and extend skills, for every student, at every level, on every campus through workshops, walk-ins and consultations.

We offer specialist and peer support for Academic English, Writing, Study Skills, Maths, Chemistry, Library Skills and Digital Literacy.

These programs offer a range of activities to assist you with your learning and studying during the semester.

Drop-in learning support with Peer Learning Advisers (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
  • referencing
  • presenting to others
  • 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.


Semester 1 PLA Timetable

Please note: PLAs are in various locations so please check your campus information. They are not available on University holidays.
Upcoming University holidays: Friday 19th April, Monday 22nd April, Thursday 25th April
Library Opening Hours on these days for all campuses can be found on their website.

Melbourne

The PLAs are located in The Learning Hub behind Writer's Block Cafe and at ASK La Trobe at the front of the Library. Register with the concierge and they will direct you to a PLA.

Week 7 (15th - 18th April)
Monday - Thursday 
9am - 5pm

Mid-semester Break (22nd - 26th April
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
10am - 4pm

Bendigo

The PLAs can be found at the entrance of the Library opposite the ASK La Trobe desk

Monday - Thursday
10am - 4pm
Friday
11am - 2pm

Albury-Wodonga

The PLAs can be found in the Library

Monday - Friday
11am - 3pm

Mildura

You can find the Mildura PLAs in The Hub

Monday - Thursday
10am – 2pm
Friday 
11am – 1pm

Shepparton

The PLAs can be found near the lockers downstairs on campus.

Monday - Thursday
10am - 4pm
Friday
10am - 1pm

City

The PLAs are located in room 2.22A - Level 2, La Trobe City Campus, 360 Collins St

Tuesday & Wednesday
3pm - 6pm

Other Learning Hub Support - Academic English, Maths and Science Hubs, Student Learning Lecturers

The Maths Hub and The Science Hub are available at Melbourne Campus, the Maths Hub is also available at Bendigo Campus. Visit their LMS pages to discover how to get help if you are on a different campus.

We also offer support for Academic English, see the table below to find out how to get support for Academic English on your campus.

Our Student Learning Lecturers are also available to students, scroll down to find out how to get support from them.

Find out about the Maths Hub

Find out about the Science Hub

Academic English Support

Melbourne

Available for appointments:
Monday - Wednesday
10am - 2pm
Email to arrange an appointment - LearningHub@latrobe.edu.au

Bendigo

Available for appointments:
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
1pm - 5pm
Email to arrange an appointment - BendigoLearningHub@latrobe.edu.au

Albury Wodonga

Email to arrange an appointment - AWLearningHub@latrobe.edu.au

Mildura

Available for appointments:
Monday 2pm - 5pm
Wednesday & Thursday 4pm - 5pm
Email to arrange an appointment - MilduraLearningHub@latrobe.edu.au

Shepparton

Available for appointments:
Monday
Email to arrange an appointment - SheppartonLearningHub@latrobe.edu.au

Student Learning Lecturers

Melbourne

Email to arrange an appointment - LearningHub@latrobe.edu.au

Bendigo

Email to arrange an appointment - BendigoLearningHub@latrobe.edu.au

Albury Wodonga

Email to arrange an appointment - AWLearningHub@latrobe.edu.au

Mildura

Drop in at The Hub:
Friday 1pm - 3pm
Or email - MilduraLearningHub@latrobe.edu.au

Shepparton

Drop in upstairs in the Learning Hub:
Friday 1pm - 4pm
Or email for an appointment - SheppartonLearningHub@latrobe.edu.au

City

Enquiries (please tell us you are from City campus) - LearningHub@latrobe.edu.au

Peer-supported learning in disciplines (Learning Hub Workshops)

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.

Find out about workshops for second year Nursing subjects Transition to Nursing (NSG2BNT) and Transition to the Role of Registered Nurse (NSG2TRN) at the Science Hub

Look for Nursing Workshops for NSG2BNT and NSG2TRN

Subject Coordinators: We offer workshops to develop students’ skills for assessment tasks.  
Contact your local Learning Hub to discuss embedded workshops at your campus. If you would like to request a targeted workshop, please give us 3 weeks' notice prior to the proposed workshop date.

Help from a Librarian in the Learning Hub

Support in using databases and Library Search, tips/tricks for effective searching, information on physical resources on campus, digital literacy, e-resources & use of the Academic referencing tool (ART).

The Library Live Chat gives advice on research, referencing, searching for resources.

Connect to Live Chat

Talk to a Librarian in the Learning Hub

Melbourne

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
11am – 2pm

Bendigo

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
11am – 2pm

Albury Wodonga

Monday - Friday
11am - 3pm

Mildura

Monday
2pm - 4pm
Wednesday & Friday
9am - 10am

Shepparton

Tuesday
9am - 11am

One Step Ahead (1-day preparing for uni program)

Do you want to be One-Step-Ahead in your studies? This two-day program is especially designed to prepare you for university study and increase your chances of success. If you have already done a semester or two of uni but feel you need some more help with your skills then attending One-Step-Ahead could increase your chances of success.

  • Organise your study
  • Plan, structure and write academic assessments
  • Read effectively and take notes
  • reference, paraphrase and summarise

Check back here in late June for the schedule of One Step Ahead workshops running in early July (before the beginning of Semester 2).

Postgraduate help

We support postgraduate students by offering a range of additional services, depending on whether you are a Postgraduate Coursework or Higher Degree Research (HDR) student.

Referencing and citation

Universities are very careful about acknowledging where information and ideas come from. This means that the use of other people’s ideas in your work needs to be referenced. Different areas of study have specific ways of referencing, all of which require practice and take time to master. Become more proficient and confident by getting the referencing help you need.

Learn more about acknowledgement and referencing

Achieve@Uni

Do you have the academic skills you need to achieve at uni? Click on the modules below to find out what you need to know, learn great tips, see examples of important skills at work, try out your skills, and find links to further resources.

Writing Feedback and online chat

All students, on every campus and online, can access Studiosity to get writing for assessment feedback, or to ask study-related questions during Live Chat times.

Access Studiosity

  • Studiosity gives you feedback and strategies to help you develop your writing and study skills.
  • Connect Live chat offers general and first-year level advice on language, study skills, stats, accounting, and economics after hours.
  • Writing feedback will generally be returned within 24 hours. You then need to reflect on how to improve your work before you hand it in. So don’t leave it to the last minute!
  • Studiosity writing tutors will not edit or rewrite your written work, advise on content, nor tell you how to answer the question. They will comment to identify where you can improve your grammar, spelling, structure and clarity of your writing.
  • You can use Studiosity up to 10 times in 2019.

The Library Live Chat gives advice on research, referencing, searching for resources.

Connect to Live Chat

1-to-1 LANTITE support from the Learning Hub

For in-person consultations at Bundoora Learning Hub come to the Library and join the virtual queue
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
9am - 5pm

For Zoom appointments contact AWLearningHub@latrobe.edu.au
Zoom Appointments available:
Tuesday & Wednesday
3pm - 5pm