The power of changing minds

In the realm of extreme career changes, Richie Clark’s is right up there. Consider butcher to psychologist. There’s certainly no clear pathway between the two, so three years ago Richie summoned the courage to forge his own. The Bendigo student is now half way to achieving his goal […]

Paige and the shop of opportunity

Most cash-strapped uni students love an op shop, but Paige Stephenson has an extra special relationship with her local. “I owe the op shop so much, it’s just incredible,” she says. The fourth-year paramedicine student has now entered her final semester, and she says she couldn’t have made […]

Time to talk about speech

It’s something most of us take for granted, but 1.1 million Australians have a communication difficulty, from toddlers to the elderly, and all ages in between. As such, the job of a speech pathologist is one of the most diverse in the health sciences field. This week is Speech […]

OT student beams dream job

There’s an old saying, if you want something done, give it to a busy person. Amy Whitten is your woman. The Masters of Occupational Therapy student is in her fourth and final year at La Trobe. And she’s just teamed up with a couple of local mums to open […]

Home campus fosters talent

Scott Woodman is only halfway through his studies, and he’s about to test his expertise in the epicentre of Bendigo’s development… but first he’s helping out with open day. The second-year Bachelor of Business student and A-Grade Golden Square cricketer is majoring in accounting. Last year he interned at Bendigo […]

Money talk changes tack for MBA alum

We’ve been talking about money since King Alyattes, of Turkey, minted the first coin in 600BC. Since then it’s fuelled arguments, ruined dinner parties, made and broken many a man and woman. Master of Business Administration alumnus Ash McAuliffe is part of a new breed of young financial […]

Designer bobs up in Bendigo

Graphic design alumna Jaimie Orr launched a mini solo exhibition of illustrations at Bendigo’s bob boutique last month. Her quirky animal characters are now adorning the wall of one of the city’s best-loved creative spaces. “This shop is pretty famous among the visual arts and graphic design students,” […]

Celebrating Nerida’s story

Occupational therapy lecturer Nerida Hyett is completing a PhD based on community health and innovation through OT. She was asked to contribute her story for the book Celebrating Bendigo Women, which was launched last month. Here, we re-publish an extract of Nerida’s story. It’s an inspiring account of a Bendigo […]