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 →

Taking tea with Julie Andrews

How does a person go from pottering with paint at home to landing some of the city’s biggest art commissions? We’ve met Julie Andrews in Chancery Lane to find out. El Gordo Café serves proper pot tea for the occasion, but that’s not the only draw card in meeting here. Just outside the café door... Continue Reading →

Open to opportunities

Helen Irving is our new Professor of Biomedical Science. She began her career with a degree in agricultural science, but soon discovered she was “more interested in biochemistry than in telling farmers how to grow their crops.” Her fascination with cell communication has sustained her ever since. The end product: a broad research portfolio that... Continue Reading →

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