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New Hallmark Program and Indigenous Studies initiatives

February 21, 2014

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La Trobe University has launched its unique ‘Hallmark Program’ for high achieving students – with the foundation cohort of 23  arriving on campus in February – as well as a special on-line introductory Indigenous studies module aimed at all students. The Hallmark Program is designed to help students extend their thinking on key global issues […]

New MBA has rapid rise through the ranks

November 10, 2013

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More than 94 per cent of La Trobe MBA graduates find work just three months after completing their studies.  And they earn one of the highest starting salaries in the Asia Pacific region – an average of nearly $120,500 on completion of their course. These achievements are revealed in the latest QS Global 200 Business […]

Remote control physics labs for classrooms across the nation

October 24, 2013

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With its  reputation for innovative and high-tech education, La Trobe University is offering new-generation e-learning opportunities streamed directly into Australian secondary schools. Called FAR Labs (Freely-Accessible Remote Laboratories) the system enables high school students to control state-of-the-art equipment at La Trobe’s Physics Department and gain access to the Australian Synchrotron. ‘This will benefit kids all over […]

Australia’s Pharmacy Student of the Year winner

October 15, 2013

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La Trobe University’s Rebecca Boschert is Australia’s top pharmacy student. In a first for both the University – and for Victoria – Ms Boschert won the national Pharmacy Student of the Year contest held at the Pharmacy Australia Congress in Brisbane in October. Not only did she impress the judges to beat her seven interstate […]

Journalism students shine in election night coverage

September 9, 2013

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It might have been ‘Tony Abbott’s night’ as Australia’s new Prime Minister elect – but it was also upstart’s … With their very own live four-hour Australian federal election broadcast, poll night was a great success for students in La Trobe University’s journalism program. Between 7 and 11 pm a team of dedicated students streamed […]

Are the days of the ATAR numbered?

August 30, 2013

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Alternative university entry from school no longer a bridge too far In a Victorian first, La Trobe University next year will welcome new students into its science and health science courses based not on their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), but on completion of a highly innovative new tertiary entry program. Piloted by the University for the […]

Cool science, a million times brighter than the sun

August 28, 2013

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La Trobe offers real-time remote Synchrotron access for Victorian secondary schools La Trobe University is providing Victorian secondary school students with remote access to one of the nation’s largest and most expensive science facilities, the Australian Synchrotron, so they can conduct their own experiments. About 60 students from Parade College in Bundoora, William Ruthven Secondary […]