Counting blessings in Bendigo

Danu Ransarani is on her lunch break in Rosalind Park. It’s a place she retreats to most days for the peace and quiet and sense of community; a little microcosm of everything she’s come to love about Bendigo. The graduate accountant from Sri Lanka was studying and living in Melbourne, having quit her job in... Continue Reading →

Tiny student treasures on track

La Trobe visual arts students’ work is popping up at train stations along the Melbourne line. The group show, titled Small Works from a Big Place, features more than 200 works by regional artists, from the budding to the best-of. First stop was Riddles Creek, then Castlemaine, and now it’s Bendigo’s turn to host the... Continue Reading →

Career engineered in Bendigo

It’s been a big two weeks for final-year students as they sit exams and come-to-face with the future. For Jordan Sens, there’s been no down time. He completed his last La Trobe exam last Wednesday and this week started working in his chosen career. “I wanted to jump straight in,” he says, describing the end... Continue Reading →

Portrait of an exhibiting artist

We drop into the Phyllis Palmer Gallery this week to witness the final commitment for our third-year creative arts students, but for Bethany Mansfield, it's far from the last hurrah. On Friday the bachelor and honours students will launch their graduate exhibition and publicly present themselves to the community as artists, designers and photographers. “I... Continue Reading →

Home and away for physio student

Around one in 200 Australian students are home schooled. In the Central Goldfields that statistic would be even slimmer, which makes Nathan Jordon’s story even more unique. As the middle child of seven Nathan spent the first ten years of his schooling learning from the family farm at Talbot. “My earliest recollection is of mum... Continue Reading →

Laughing in the face of deadlines

You think you wouldn’t read about it, but you can, World heritage listing considered for Bendigo Telstra phone booth, Man wears green bag as hat and La Trobe uni student’s study habits border on the insane. Just jump onto satirical news site The Bendigo Standard and it’s all there in full colour. Psychological Science student... Continue Reading →

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