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La Trobe welcomes new students

David Lee July 26, 2017
COMMENCING STUDY… La Trobe University Shepparton students association support officer, Kylie D'Aloia, president, Georgia Linton, students, Ella Winmar and Fawzia Abkar, head of campus, Sue Nalder, students, Emre Seckin and Declo Bisimwa, connect leader, Layall Napier and senior regional engagement and employability officer, Rikke Mazzella. Photo: Alicia Niglia.

COMMENCING STUDY… La Trobe University Shepparton students association support officer, Kylie D’Aloia, president, Georgia Linton, students, Ella Winmar and Fawzia Abkar, head of campus, Sue Nalder, students, Emre Seckin and Declo Bisimwa, connect leader, Layall Napier and senior regional engagement and employability officer, Rikke Mazzella. Photo: Alicia Niglia.

STUDENTS have commenced study in courses in Arts, Business, Education and the Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP) at La Trobe University’s Shepparton Campus, having taken advantage of mid-year applications, rather than delay their start to the traditional February semester.

Head of La Trobe University Shepparton Campus, Sue Nalder said the campus is always a hive of activity for the biannual orientation event.

“We always look forward to welcoming our new students on Campus, particularly to our students starting courses mid-year,” Ms Nalder said.

“The program is filled with activities to allow students to familiarise themselves with their courses, staff, support available at university and of course getting to know one another.”

A series of workshops have been planned to equip students with the academic skills to succeed at university. Academic Writing Skills and Library Starter Classes are aimed predominately at those students returning to study after taking a break but are open to existing students who wish to refine their skills even further. Some of these workshops will be repeated in week one of semester.

Learning Futures associate lecturer, Iris Ambrose said, “An overview of the range of skills needed to succeed at university is a major benefit of the workshops.

“Students make friends; get familiar with the campus facilities and gain a little bit of confidence for when they commence their studies in Semester 2,” Iris said.

Mid-year applications for courses in Arts, Business, Education and TEP are currently being taken until July 30, 2017. For more information, visitwww.latrobe.edu.au/study/undergrad/how-to-apply/direct