Working out through uni

A paramedicine, planning and nursing student walk into a bar... and all walk out with casual jobs. Three students share what they're doing to pay their way through uni in Bendigo. There’s no mention of Mexico on a Monopoly board. Likewise Alonso Navarro didn’t expect to find burritos way south of the border in Bendigo’s-own Pall Mall.... Continue Reading →

Students have Bendigo’s support

Are you thinking of starting uni in second semester? There are many benefits to choosing a regional campus. For one, Bendigo students soon find they have the added benefit the city’s support while studying. La Trobe’s Regional Reward guarantees work placement as part of the campus’ many courses. Bendigo businesses, government agencies, hospitals, media, festivals and... Continue Reading →

Three’s company at living arts

Have you ever heard of the ‘rule of three’? The theory goes that a trio of things are funnier, more satisfying and more effective than other numbers. Cue artists Lyn Cole, Mari B-Li Donni and Sharon Greenaway. Eighteen months ago the La Trobe alumni formed the group 3 AMPS, meaning three artists, three methods, three practices.... Continue Reading →

Material girls

We’re at Morley’s Emporium, central Bendigo, and the soundtrack to Monday is on high rotation. “We don’t usually play Beyoncé, but we’re closed today,” says Jodie Wiegard. “Our music is usually a little more edgy, but on Mondays I like a bit of cheeky Beyoncé. A bit of Kylie. We’ve been singing all morning.” Jodie... Continue Reading →

Art cuts to the quick

We’ve followed the paper trail up View Street. Relax! It’s not another tax evasion expose. Just a hunt for a lone man with ruler and scalpel. We’re told he’s holed up at the Visual Arts Centre. And sure enough, just outside the studio door, tiny triangles of the white stuff give him away. Filipino artist... Continue Reading →

Around the world in 30 days

Ever wondered where a degree in planning could take you? For one group of students, it’s already led them to seven cities in two countries in one month. Last year’s International Planning Tour visited places as diverse as jam-packed Kyoto, Japan, and Portland, USA - known among students as “one of the best-planned cities in... Continue Reading →

Starry, starry life

For IT student Jack Tougen, childhood was spent far, far from a computer screen. There's not even electricity where he comes from. Until the age of 12, Jack lived with his grandfather on the tiny island of Paama in Vanuatu, completely off grid. His village had no power, and the only mod con in the house... Continue Reading →

Snap happy gap year on show

She spoke a different language. She was from a different world. But there was no interpretation needed at this moment for photographer Julie Hough and her 83-year-old subject. Julie had been travelling around Myanmar, Burma, with the help of a guide who spoke the local language. “He had found us someone to photograph who had... Continue Reading →

Fate in Central America

We love this photograph of Tarlee Thompson, 4000 metres above sea level, on top of Volcano Acatenango, Guatemala. On top of the world. All those thoughts it conjures about expanding your horizons, they’re pretty well spot on, too. Since Tarlee graduated from the Bendigo campus with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Masters Occupational Therapy... Continue Reading →

La Trobe supports women to lead on

Six female Bendigo students have been awarded the first ever Regional Women in Leadership bursaries. Danica Lang knows a thing or two about balance and flexibility; in sport and in life. She’s spent the last four years juggling various big commitments, while studying physiotherapy at La Trobe University’s Bendigo Campus. This month Danica was one... Continue Reading →

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