Destination Bendigo for future engineers

A school trip to East Timor in Year 11 inspired La Trobe University student Jessica Gould to pursue engineering. Even then, she knew there was a better way to deal with the country’s precarious infrastructure. “I was exposed to roads that were relatively new but looked and felt like they shouldn’t be used,” Jessica says.... Continue Reading →

I am passionate about people’s everyday lives, which are often taken for granted – Dr Nastaran Doroud

Occupational Therapy lecturer Dr Nastaran Doroud brings a unique perspective to her Bendigo classes, and not just because of her international experience, although that’s a benefit, too. Nastaran’s PhD research into considering people’s everyday lives and their stories of resilience and recovery in mental illness informs her values and teaching. It all began when she... Continue Reading →

Dotcom boom continues 25 years on for IT alumnus

Mark Green’s LinkedIn page says he’s “keen to connect with inspirational people who think differently to others and are looking to create and do amazing things.” Although he could be describing himself there. The Bendigo Campus’ Bachelor of Computing alumnus quickly quashes any stereotype of an IT professional. La Trobe went in search of Mark on... Continue Reading →

Taking the short course to change careers

When COVID-19 restrictions first hit, La Trobe University announced a suite of short, discounted online courses to help Australians upskill or study for new careers, including the Undergraduate Certificate of Food and Nutrition. The course was released at just the right time for Bendigo’s Ashlyn Barnes, who was ready to take the next step in... Continue Reading →

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