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
Library Learning Support
The Library provides a range services and resources to help you succeed at university, including:
- Online chat with Peer Learning Advisers (PLAs) and Librarians
- One-on-one consultations with Academic Skills and Language Advisers (ASLAs) and Librarians
- Subject specific discipline support for math, science and coding skills
- Online resources like Achieve@Uni and The Academic Referencing Tool
- Training and workshops
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.
Any scholarship available to Doctoral and Masters research candidates can be considered on equitable grounds for candidates who come from underrepresented backgrounds including Disability.
Graduate Research Scholarships
Flexible research scholarships are available to eligible applicants with disabilities.
Flexible Research Scholarships
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’.