Event cancelled: Melbourne Experience Clever

COVID-19 Update

The situation with COVID-19 continues to change at a rapid pace. It is posing unprecedented challenges for the health and wellbeing of our communities and for the continuing operations of La Trobe University. Events over the weekend and earlier this week have necessitated a rapid review of the University’s response – in particular the ban on large scale events, compulsory self-isolation for all visitors to Australia, and the Premier’s announcement of a State of Emergency.

La Trobe is therefore announcing a range of measures to help members of our community remain as safe as possible, while ensuring minimal disruption to teaching and research activities. Our campuses will remain open and our teaching and research will continue, but with some significant changes to the way we work. As a precautionary measure, from Tuesday 17 March onwards all non-essential events that do not involve delivery or support of teaching or research activity will be cancelled or postponed until the end of June, regardless of the number of participants. This includes events such as graduation ceremonies; public lectures and events; events run by all Student Union Associations and student clubs and societies; sporting events and planned ceremonies.

As a result of this decision, the 'Melbourne Experience Clever' event on 3 Apri 2020 is now cancelled. We thank you for your understanding and hope you will be able to join us at another La Trobe event in the future.

If you have any questions in relation to this event please do not hesitate to contact University Events at universityevents@latrobe.edu.au

To find out more about events scheduled later in the year, please visit the La Trobe website at latrobe.edu.au/events

For more information about La Trobe’s response to COVID-19, you can view our online statement and FAQs


Experience Clever gives you the chance to experience uni for a day by taking part in fun and dynamic workshops led by real lecturers. Year 10, 11 and 12 students and their parents are invited to get hands-on and discover what being a uni student is really like.

You’ll attend workshops, lectures, seminars and meet the academics who’ll be teaching your course. Chat with current students and get the inside scoop on Life at La Trobe and what to expect when you study with us.

Date: Friday 3 April 2020

Time: 9.00am – 3.30pm

Location: Union Hall, La Trobe University, Melbourne Campus, Union Building

Schedule
TimeSession
9.00am Check in opens
9.30am Welcome to Experience Clever
9.45amClever Conversations
10.05amClever Conversations - Question time
10.15amBreak off to sessions
10.30am Session A
11.25amReturn and break off to sessions
11.40am Session B
12.35pmLunch
1.20pmBreak off to sessions
1.30pm Session C
2.25pm Course Information Expo
2.45pm Optional: Campus tour
3.30pmEnd of event

Session A

Accommodation Talk and Tour

Have you thought about living on campus? Experience the different types of accommodation we have to offer.

Accounting, Economics & Finance

In an industry with some of the most employable graduates in the world, learn how we equip our Accounting, Economics and Finance students with  hard and soft skills to put them ahead of the pack. In this session, academics will help guide you through the exciting and changing dynamics of these disciplines.

Anatomy


Designed to help you gain a better understanding of how the body works by looking at how we breathe, this interactive workshop gives you access to skeletons, models, x-rays and, for those who are interested, cadaveric specimens (i.e. dissected human bodies). Please note, you have the option to visit the cadavers lab after the session, but you may also opt-out.

Criminology

Are you curious about how and why people commit a crime and the ways in which our justice system responds to it?
La Trobe’s Criminology offering spans across Psychology, Science and Law and is the only degree in Victoria that includes forensics as a core component.
In this workshop hear from La Trobe’s specialists in forensics and cyber law, plus immerse yourself in the world of cybercrime via a hands-on digital activity and learn how it’s being tackled.

Digital Business & Business analytics

The world is moving faster than ever as digital technology caused disruption to traditional business models. Learn how you can thrive in this new environment and become a leader of innovation and disruption. See how digital technologies create new career opportunities that have been termed by Harvard Business School as one of the sexiest and respected careers of the 21st century.

Engineering

Engineers take on the challenge of a changing world, creating solutions to problems. Understanding of multiple engineering disciplines helps to create better solutions. We will highlight Civil, Industrial and Electrical engineering concepts and how they will ready you for a career in a variety of exciting settings. Join us for this hands-on experience which highlights the solutions engineers are delivering and includes a fun interactive escape room.

Human Nutrition and Dietetics

Our food and nutrition session outlines the skills and knowledge you'll require to help people make food choices aimed at improving health and preventing diet-related diseases.

Find out what's the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist.

Languages and Linguistics

With eight languages on offer and high subject flexibility, a language can be studied within almost all of our degrees. Find out how studying a language can improve your job prospects and open doors to careers all over the world.

Nursing and Midwifery

Gain an understanding of some of the skills required by nurses and midwives in clinical practice.  Experience a simulated clinical ward environment, where you can take part in caring for a simulation patient and interact with a range of equipment our students use as they train to become a Registered Nurse and/or midwife.

Orthoptics

If you have an interest in eyes, then look no further! A workshop in two parts, providing information about the Orthoptic course and the Orthoptic profession, followed by hands-on activities assessing various aspects of vision (visual acuity, colour vision, 3D vision etc.). Learn more by attending the session!

Paramedicine

Get hands-on experience with the equipment essential to the practice of paramedicine, while at the same time learning what paramedics really do and the challenges involved in doing it.

Parent Information Session

Prerequisites, ATAR, VTAC, pathways, early entry programs - some of these terms may be new to you. Come out of this session with a better understanding of the process of applying to university.

Podiatry

Podiatrists treat patients with complex medical conditions of the foot and ankle. They work in many areas of advanced practice such as paediatrics, sport, surgery, and prescribed medicines. Learn about the exciting new technology being used by podiatrists in clinical practice from world-class researchers changing and shaping this profession.

Science

When you study science at the university level, you develop skills and knowledge that will allow you to contribute to some of the biggest challenges the world faces today. Science graduates are highly valued and sought after by a diverse range of employers. Experience a snapshot of what a scientist can do in our state-of-the-art labs.

Speech Pathology

La Trobe is the longest standing provider of speech pathology education in Victoria, so we understand no two days of the profession are alike.

Learn about what Speech Pathologists do day-to-day to diagnose and treat speech and language problems. Hear about professional placements La Trobe students complete while studying to perfect their clinical skills.

Sports Coaching and Development

The Bachelor of Sports Coaching and Development prepares students for employment in coaching, coach education, sport science and sport development.
Learn how to apply a range of skills in the areas of athlete performance, sport management, fundamental sport science and advanced coaching sciences.

Session B

Accommodation Talk and Tour (repeat)

Have you thought about living on campus? Experience the different types of accommodation we have to offer.

Anatomy (repeat)

Designed to help you gain a better understanding of how the body works by looking at how we breathe, this interactive workshop gives you access to skeletons, models, x-rays and, for those who are interested, cadaveric specimens (i.e. dissected human bodies). Please note, you have the option to visit the cadavers lab after the session, but you may also opt out.

Arts and Humanities, innovation and Technology

Prepare yourself as a future leader by learning skills that can be used in jobs that don't yet exist.

This session will introduce you to the Bachelor of Humanities, Innovation and Technology and Bachelor of Arts. Both degrees offer students the chance to specialise across disciplines and answer the call from leading scientists and CEOs for graduates trained in problem-solving across humanities, business and technology.

While most degrees that teach emerging technologies focus primarily on the science, the Bachelor of Humanities, Innovation and Technology brings together La Trobe expertise from across humanities, business, science and technology to develop students' ability to respond to urgent questions around inequality and sustainability brought about by disruptive technologies. The Bachelor of Arts offers the chance to graduate with a broad, generalist knowledge or in highly specialised areas through the choice of 50 majors and minors from Arts, Science, Business and Health.

When you graduate with a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Humanities, Innovation and Technology, you will have a wide range of skills and attributes highly sought after by employers, including critical thinking, complex and ethical problem solving, data analysis and interpretation, as well as digital literacy and adaptability.

Aspire

If you're an aspiring student who volunteers in your community, coaches a sports team, or is part of the school leadership team, you may be eligible for an early offer to La Trobe through our Aspire program. Learn about the program's benefits and have your questions answered by current Aspire students.

Biomedicine

Want to help find a cure for cancer or Alzheimer's disease? Want to pursue a career in allied health such as physiotherapy or speech pathology? Join us for a first-hand experience in our $100m state-of-the-art La Trobe Institute of Molecular Science research facility.

Commerce and Commerce Doubles

La Trobe’s Commerce offering combines real-world learning and problem-solving to develop skills that will give you a competitive edge in the professional workforce
In this workshop:
* learn about how you can benefit from a multidisciplinary cohort and learn to work across and between disciplines to diversify your skillset and broaden your knowledge.
* hear from our in-field industry experts on how we’ll prepare you for commercial challenges faced by corporations and diverse communities in the world of work
* explore our contemporary facilities including enquiry based learning labs

Computer Sciences and IT - build a phone app

In an information-driven society, how can you get into the driver’s seat? Our department will show you how, with an interactive workshop centred around the technologies that are changing our lives and the skills necessary to be employed by the likes of Apple, HP, Facebook and Google.  You'll see how new mobile applications are developed and have the opportunity to develop a real app. Find out how we support your career aspirations through teaching, hands-on laboratory experience, research and industry collaboration.

Cybersecurity

Be a crime fighter for the digital age. Designed by industry for industry, our multidisciplinary cybersecurity programs put you at the forefront of a global threat. Learn about the threats facing businesses in Australia and the technical and business security skills you will develop for a career in this fast-paced, growth industry.

Health Science - Public health and Health promotion

If you have a desire to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, groups and communities, then consider the Bachelor of Health Sciences. Discover the many important careers on offer in the exciting fields of public health and health promotion which focus on preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health, as well as helping people take better control of their lives and be active participants in developing healthy environments and communities.

Law

As one of Australia’s most dynamic, technically driven and innovative law schools, we deliver high-quality legal education and are committed to clinical placements. But don’t just take our word for it! During this workshop learn for yourself what life at La Trobe Law is really like.

Marketing and Event Management

Understand the importance of knowing your brand and building brand loyalty. Learn the fundamentals of advertising, events, customer experience, marketing and the digital space.
Discover the extensive career potential for marketers, and how we use the ‘triple-bottom’ line approach to minimise economic, social and environmental impact in the exciting event management industry.

Media and Communication

The Bachelor of Media and Communication is your introduction to an exciting, varied and creative field of work with majors in Journalism, Sports Journalism, Media Industries or Public Relations.
During this workshop hear from our connected and highly experienced teaching staff on how we can prepare you to meet the challenges of the fast-paced media industry. You'll also get involved in our interactive workshop to explore how each specialisation contributes to a news story.

Nursing and Midwifery (repeat)

Gain an understanding of some of the skills required by nurses and midwives in clinical practice.  Experience a simulated clinical ward environment, where you can take part in caring for a simulation patient and interact with a range of equipment our students use as they train to become a Registered Nurse and/or midwife.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists are needed in local and international communities to improve the quality of life for people facing challenges such as chronic illness, injury, mental illness or disability. Find out from our world-leading academics how an OT helps manage daily living throughout a patient’s life.

Paramedicine (repeat)

Get hands-on experience with the equipment essential to the practice of paramedicine, while at the same time learning what paramedics really do and the challenges involved in doing it.

Prosthetics and Orthotics

This workshop will introduce you to the working environment of the profession of the Prosthetics/Orthotist (P&O).
The session will outline what prosthetics and orthotics are, what a P&O does, how to get into the program, course structure, and career opportunities available for graduates.

Psychology

Learn about the many topics that interest psychologists and how you can become a psychologist. You’ll discover psychology is much more than the diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders, and includes the study of personality, emotion, learning, memory, thinking, language and more. You might even learn a little bit about what goes on inside your head!

Social work

Find out about the many opportunities available in the field of social work and gain an understanding of what it's all about.
The workshop will outline the various roles performed by social work graduates and the diverse career paths available.

Sport Management

Sport is a large and rapidly-growing global industry offering a huge range of career options: from management and marketing to journalism and international business.  At La Trobe, we take sport seriously and offer more sport-related subjects than any other university in Australia. Meet our academics and learn how you can turn your passion for sport into a career.

Session C

Archaeology

Unlock the secrets of the past!  Explore how archaeologists use fragments of the past to study the global human journey - from our earliest ancestors to the developments of farming, urbanism, and the modern-world.  Learn how archaeologists painstakingly recreate ancient worlds in order to better understand our past, and the vital lessons that this can teach us about our futures.

Aspire (repeat)

If you're an aspiring student who volunteers in your community, coaches a sport team, or is part of the school leadership team, you may be eligible for early offer to La Trobe through our Aspire program. Learn about the programs benefits and have your questions answered by current Aspire students.

Business

In this workshop learn how La Trobe’s Bachelor of Business will ensure you graduate ready for the new world of work.
Our course allows you to select subjects from across other discipline areas whilst completing a business core. You'll develop the enterprise skills required to convert your passions and interests into a successful business career.

Computer Science and IT - Networking technology

Experience our specialised networking laboratories and broaden your horizons by seeing the programs and expertise we offer to match your career ambitions. This interactive workshop digs deeper into the technology connecting our world, and you'll come away with an insight as to how the internet and data communication networks operate.

Creative Arts

Are you passionate about performance, story-telling and screen?
La Trobe’s Bachelor of Creative Arts will equip you with the networks and skills to realise and achieve your full potential.
In this informative and interactive session you will:

- hear from our Creative Arts staff  who will answer all your questions about the degree including specialisations and double majors  
- tour our impressive state-of the art facilities
- unleash your creative talent and work together to record post-production sound for a short animation

Education

Make a difference to the lives of others and inspire the leaders of tomorrow. Learn about how professional placements work and how they'll prepare you for a career in and outside the classroom.  Find out what teachers really do, the different career paths our graduates take, and what makes the way we teach education stand out from the rest.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineers operate in a fast changing field as they work to pioneer the future. Encompassing the smart power systems we take for granted and the intelligent systems that use this power these engineers have a crucial role to play at the forefront of innovation. Join us for this hands-on experience where you'll learn how engineers are creating solutions for tomorrow and beyond which includes a fun interactive electronics themed escape room.

Health information management

Find out about the fantastic career opportunities in Health Information Management.

There is a national shortage of health information managers, which means graduates are in high demand all over Australia in all areas of the healthcare system. Salaries range from $65,000 at entry level to over $180,000 at senior level.

This is a career for people who want to work in health and with health professionals but are not so keen on dealing with patients or blood.

Hands on activities will include a mini workshop on medical terminology and discovering how digital technologies impact healthcare delivery.

La Trobe Abroad

Studying part of your La Trobe degree overseas is the best way to set yourself apart from the rest of the crowd. Find out about all the different countries you can travel to, the many ways you can incorporate travel into your LTU degree and our very generous scholarships to study overseas.

Law witness exam

Our law students get involved in a wide range of extra-curricular activities including mock trials and witness examinations in our Moot Court. Come and see them in action while they practise their prosecution and defence skills, and get involved in some court room drama. Places are limited!

Occupational Therapy (repeat)

Occupational Therapists are needed in local and international communities to improve the quality of life for people facing challenges such as chronic illness, injury, mental illness or disability. Find out from our world-leading academics how an OT helps manage daily living throughout a patient’s life.

Physiotherapy

For those with an interest in rehabilitation, sport and recovery, this session is a must. You'll find out what it's like to study physiotherapy at La Trobe and the exciting new pathways to get there.

Politics and International Relations

Change the world by influencing policy, managing international relations, or working with a global aid organisation.

Learn about the complex relationships between governments as they determine wars, trade, travel and the sharing of knowledge, and find out how understanding politics can help you excel in a global career.

Psychology (repeat)

Learn about the many topics that interest psychologists and how you can become a psychologist. You’ll discover psychology is much more than the diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders, and includes the study of personality, emotion, learning, memory, thinking, language and more. You might even learn a little bit about what goes on inside your head!

Wildlife Sanctuary

Did you know we have our own Wildlife Sanctuary spanning over 28 hectares? Come and take a tour of our Outdoor Laboratory, learn why this innovative concept started, and how this led to some great course offerings that provide our students with authentic learning experiences.