Support for Neurominority Students
La Trobe has many support options for currently enrolled Neurominority students
Study, Peer and Career Support
Staff and Student Neurodiversity Networks
La Trobe now has Neurodiversity Networks available, with both staff and student branches. These networks meet on a semi-regular basis to support Neurodivergent/Neurominority staff/students in:
- Creating a social and professional community for Neurominority cohorts at La Trobe
- Offering career and employment networking events
- Delivering workshops on Neurodiversity-affirming uni skills (study tips, career/professional guidance, transitioning to university, tours of sensory-friendly places to study and work on campus, etc.)
- Running events for Neurominority staff/students to meet and connect
- Setting up Neurominority mentoring programs for staff and students
- Advocating for Neurodiversity specific improvements you'd like to see at La Trobe
- Empowering staff/students to participate in co-designing the Neurodiversity Project
To join the Neurodiversity Staff or Student network, please contact the Neurodiversity Project Officer at:
Student Placements on the Neurodiversity Project
The Neurodiversity Project offers a variety of student placement options for interning on the Neurodiversity Project.
To find out more, visit our Neurodiversity opportunities page
Health, Wellbeing and Accessibility Support for Neurominority students
For access to Learning Access Plans, reasonable adjustments to assist with your studies, and health and wellbeing services such as counselling and medical care, please click the below link
General Academic Support
This service offers expert, discipline-based learning support in the form of group tutorials, drop-in sessions and one-on-one support. You can find out more about the Learning Hub services and book an appointment on the Learning hub website.
The Academic Referencing Tool can help you use proper citations and correctly format bibliographic entries according to the style preferences required in your subjects. It’s a fantastic shortcut to sort out your references.
Financial Support: Scholarships for Neurominority Students
La Trobe offers a wide range of scholarship opportunities. These include scholarships for students from underrepresented backgrounds, including students living with disability and carers of people living with disability; as well as scholarships for Neurominority students looking to conduct studies in Neurodiversity relevant fields. Open the accordions below to view them.
These scholarships are available to postgraduate and higher degrees by research students who come from underrepresented backgrounds including Disability.
These scholarships are available for Autistic Students completing an Honours degree at the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre.
These scholarships are available for students from underrepresented backgrounds (available to undergraduate and postgraduate students).
FLEX scholarships are available to some students who already hold postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research scholarship at La Trobe, and are Disabled. The FLEX scholarship allows candidates to continue receiving scholarship payments beyond the 3.5 years available to most students, offered as a reasonable adjustment for Disability. It also allows students to move between part-time and full-time study as needed. For more information on eligibility requirements and the full range of supports offered by this scholarship, please contact the Graduate Research School at: GrsScholarships@latrobe.edu.au with the subject line ‘FLEX Scholarships’.