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  • 1967 552

    “It was orchids and gum trees back then, much farmland… a lot of land.” Sara Bowman attended La Trobe University in 1967. She studied politics. There were only 552 students back in her day. When Sir Henry Bolt opened the doors to the newest university in the country, on the 8 th of March in […]

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  • The Times: They Are A Changing

    In 1967, Victorian premier Sir Henry Bolte officially opened the doors to La Trobe University. It became the third university in the state, and would go on to become the oldest Victorian university to not be included in the so-called “Group of Eight”, a coalition of Australia’s most prestigious and research-driven universities. Instead, La Trobe […]

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  • Hello There

    Hello there new, young and old students, and let me say to the new students welcome to ‘week one’, or as the younger students are about to know it as ‘the week of free stuff’. And let me be the first to say to you new students, on behalf of the older students welcome to […]

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  • Welcome to the Jungle

    Going from high school to university can be very difficult. Even more difficult is transitioning from living in another city to living in Melbourne. It’s a very different environment with different people and different expectations than those you may be used to. Learning at a university may be more difficult than at high school because […]